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Celtics to top ranks in two weight classes at district meet

Celtics to top ranks in two weight classes at district meet

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity wrestling team will have two no. 1 seeds headed into the wrestling district meet Friday, Feb. 20. The event gets underway at 10 a.m. at Sprague High School in Salem. The two wrestlers entering the tournament as top seeds are at opposite ends of […]

Love transcends societal rules

Love transcends societal rules

Moments of Lucidity By ERIC A. HOWALD Joanie spent most of the day I met her on the couch where I had just started work as a vocational care provider for developmentally disabled adults. Joanie was in her 60s, her face pruned by time and caving in around her eyes and gums. She was mostly […]

Mat men escape Vikings 38-37

Mat men escape Vikings 38-37

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity wrestling team survived a dual meet with North Salem High School by the skin of its teeth Thursday, Feb. 5. The Celtics won 38-37. It came down to a few matches decided by pin rather than decision, said Jason Ebbs, McNary head coach. […]

Keizer players lead Crusaders to big win

Keizer players lead Crusaders to big win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two Keizer students at Salem Academy were pivotal in a win that put an end to the dominance of Blanchet High School in a longtime rivalry last week. Tim McAvoy and Andrew Werst, both seniors, kept their team in the game in the final minutes en route to […]

Lady Celts still third after losses to Saxons, Bulldogs

Lady Celts still third after losses to Saxons, Bulldogs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School junior Madi Hingston accounted for almost half the Lady Celts’ points in a 70-46 loss to South Salem High School in varsity basketball Tuesday, Feb. 3. “As a group it wasn’t a very pretty game, but Madi showed the most offensive aggression we’ve seen from […]

Boys collar Dawgs after first GVC loss

Boys collar Dawgs after first GVC loss

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Despite suffering its first loss in the Greater Valley Conference last week, the McNary High School boys varsity basketball team was back in the mix three days later. “I couldn’t have been happier,” said Ryan Kirch, Celtic head coach. “Our kids played hard in the game with South […]

MHS artists show off their work

MHS artists show off their work

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kaeleigh Dunn, Janice Nelson and Deanna Saukov are three of more than 60 students participating in an McNary High School art exhibit at the Keizer Art Association throughout February. The prospect of showing their work to a wider audience is both nerve-wracking and exciting. “It makes me feel […]

At district, Swimmers on the bubble

At district, Swimmers on the bubble

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School swimming teams will have a fairly tough row to hoe when they head to the district meet Friday, Feb. 13, in McMinnville. It only proves what a difference a year can make. “In last year’s league I would be certain we had a number […]

Dawgs chain up Celts

Dawgs chain up Celts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity and junior varsity wrestling teams both took a beating in a dual meet with West Albany High School Thursday, Jan. 29. On a night when the Celts struggled to find any sort of momentum, both teams lost. The varsity squad fell 42-31, the […]

Lady Celts’ win streak extends to six

Lady Celts’ win streak extends to six

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity basketball team finished last week on a six-game win streak. It was a prime spot to be in headed into a match with the Greater Valley Conference leaders, South Salem High School, Tuesday, Feb. 3. “It’s honestly feeling really good. It helps […]

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