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Students honored for making big changes

Students honored for making big changes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Five Keizer Teens were honored at the annual Turnaround Awards banquet Tuesday, May 13. The awards celebrate students who make concerted efforts to change their attitudes, grades or both at schools in the Salem area. They are sponsored by Keizer’s Town & Country Bowling Center. Fredy Santiago was […]

Celt trio takes 3 district titles each

Celt trio takes 3 district titles each

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Spectators frequently found a Celtic on the podium at the Central Valley Conference district track and field meet. “Our team going into state is in good position to bring some medals home,” said Frank Gauntz, McNary head coach. The boys and girls McNary High School track and field […]

Celtic baseball avoids play-in for first time

Celtic baseball avoids play-in for first time

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team won two of it’s final three games to avoid a play-in game for state tournament that begins Monday, May 26. The Celtics finished third in the Central Valley Conference with a record of 8-7 and 12-13 overall. It’s the first time […]

McNary students-athletes add a hyphen: mentor

McNary students-athletes add a hyphen: mentor

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The last time Garrett Hittner and Hayden Gosling stepped into classrooms at Clear Lake Elementary School, everything – the rooms, the books, the desks – seemed a lot bigger. Probably because they were fifth graders at the time. “Everything about the school seems to have changed,” Gosling said. […]

Lady Celts playoff bound

Lady Celts playoff bound

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If history is any indicator of future progress, then the McNary High School varsity softball team is exactly where Head Coach Kevin Wise wants it to be. On Tuesday, May 20, McNary drew the Lake Oswego Lakers in the play-in round for the second time in as many […]

Celt alum headed to U of I as trainer

Celt alum headed to U of I as trainer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Erin Hento played a number of sports in her time at McNary High School, but softball was always her focus. It landed her on the softball team for George Fox University (GFU) where she is getting a degree in sports medicine, but it was a lesson learned at […]

Titans stymy Celts

Titans stymy Celts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team needed a win over West Salem High School to help solidify its ranking in the Central  Valley Conference with the state playoff tournament on the horizon. Apparently, it wasn’t meant to be. The Titans rode an early lead in the game […]

Playoff bye on the line for Celtic baseball in final games

Playoff bye on the line for Celtic baseball in final games

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team was clinging onto third place in the Central Valley Conference after a win and loss last week. The Celts (6-6 in league, 10-12 overall) will have to win its final games of the season with McKay, North Salem and West Salem […]

Teacher inspired with a little hocus pocus

Teacher inspired with a little hocus pocus

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Gubser Elementary School music teacher Holly Albertson is magic. She can make a piece of thread tied to a recorder feel like a medal of honor. To her students, that simple piece of string is indicative of the level they’ve reached as players, and highly coveted. For Albertson, […]

McNary track teams head to district meet with big potential

McNary track teams head to district meet with big potential

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When the McNary High School varsity track and field teams met with other Salem-area teams to determine Central Valley Conference champions this week, a large contingent of Celtics were expected to be among the top talent. Head coach Frank Gauntz said he was most eager to see how […]

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