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Olys’ depth proves too much for Celtics

Olys’ depth proves too much for Celtics

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity swimming team had a narrow miss in its meet with Sprague High School Thursday, Jan. 15. The Lady Celts posted relatively few winners in the 88-82 loss, but spread out enough talent in second and third placings to keep things close against […]

Titans give Celts biggest scare yet on hardwood

Titans give Celts biggest scare yet on hardwood

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball team didn’t get much time to adjust to having a mark on its back. Celtic players and coaches knew that competing with West Salem High School Tuesday, Jan. 13, was going to be a tall order. Man-for-man, the Titans are one […]

Mat men make most of shots at Don York

Mat men make most of shots at Don York

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In a busy week for the McNary High School wrestling team, the Celtics showed no signs of slowing down. The brightest spots in a week of good news for McNary were a number of confidence-boosting placements at the annual Don York Invitational. “The biggest thing is I came […]

MHS junior designs logo for new tech school

MHS junior designs logo for new tech school

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Aimee Williams, as a junior at McNary High School, has left her mark in several places around Keizer. Last year, she came up with winning designs of T-shirts for two Keizer elementary schools and the Lady Celt Powder Puff football game. Last week, she found out her treatment […]

Boys, girls dole out losses to McKay in pool

Boys, girls dole out losses to McKay in pool

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Celtic girls and boys swimming teams picked up their second wins of the week over the McKay Royal Scots Thursday, Jan. 8. “We’re finally getting back in shape. Because of the early start with the three new teams, we’re just starting to get the hang of things,” […]

What’cha got cooking, Cafe 159?

What’cha got cooking, Cafe 159?

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The margherita pizza is divine, extra cheesy and with a crust that is hearty, but not overfilling. The Thai chicken slice is a tad overdone, but more flavorful for it. The main course was preceded by a salad of leafy greens, cranberries, almonds and feta cheese,  topped with […]

Boys move forward with mark on backs

Boys move forward with mark on backs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball team went from predator to prey now that the team is leading the Greater Valley Conference. “It’s a great position to be in but new for us and a new learning experience for our guys,” said Ryan Kirch, McNary head coach. […]

Lady Celts strike fear in hearts of leading 5A team

Lady Celts strike fear in hearts of leading 5A team

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Even a low point during the winter break was something of a high point for the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team. During a winter break tournament in Bend, the Lady Celts started off with a 45-35 win over Willamette High School, the defending 5A champions. It […]

Hart resigns from Keizer Fire Board

Hart resigns from Keizer Fire Board

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Citing declining health, a longtime member of the Keizer Fire Board stepped down last month. Mike Hart, a former city councilor who was elected to the Keizer Fire District fire board in 2003, turned in his resignation in December. “My health has continued to decline and it has […]

Mat men shine in winter break tournaments

Mat men shine in winter break tournaments

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School wrestling teams spent their winter break getting better. “Typically we come out of the winter break as a stronger team, and I think that’s going to mean more wins all-around,” said Taran Purkey, a senior. For evidence, look no further than the records from […]

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