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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 […]

LAX team takes second in league

LAX team takes second in league

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If there were any doubters left among local lacrosse fans, the McNary High School varsity lacrosse team put them to rest Monday, May 12. After beating the South Salem High School Saxons in their first game of league play this season, the Celts repeated the feat in a […]

Fegles named Distinguished Young Woman

Fegles named Distinguished Young Woman

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Julia Fegles is the first solo winner of the Distinguished Young Woman of Keizer program. Until this year the scholarship program named two annual winners, but this time only Fegles will go on to represent Keizer in the statewide program in August. “I’m very excited […]

Golf claims league title

Golf claims league title

First time in 44 years

Donald Sterling is no victim of racism

Donald Sterling is no victim of racism

By ERIC A. HOWALD Jason is one of the few people I remember from my grade school days. I remember him because he was the first African American student in the same grade and same classroom as me. This was in the late 1980s when I was growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, […]

Coaching turns into career for MHS alum

Coaching turns into career for MHS alum

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Josh Erickson’s senior year (2002-2003) as a McNary High School basketball player is a testament to the potency of matching a good coach with talented players. “Our basketball team went 25-3 and finished fourth in the state. This was Coach (Jim) Litchfield’s first year as a head coach, […]

Celts take down Saxons in track

Celts take down Saxons in track

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As big as the athletes might talk about whose events are the toughest, it’s a sense of family that reigns in McNary High School track and field competition. “The character of the team is different this year,” said Celt Evan Rummerfield. “We motivate each other and it means […]

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