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In Plain Sight at MHS

In Plain Sight at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Parents: have the tough, uncomfortable conversations with your kids. That was the message from In Plain Sight, a forum held by the McNary High School AWARE Club April 7. The AWARE Club focuses on issues of human trafficking and invited speakers from a number of area and Portland […]

Celt boys rout Vikings on the tennis court

Celt boys rout Vikings on the tennis court

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Aside from a 6-2 win, the McNary High School boys varsity tennis teams pulled a number of surprises out of their hats in a match with North Salem High School Wednesday, April 1. “Maybe they don’t have the more fine-tuned strokes, but they analyze the opponent, play to […]

Lady Celts turn up heat even when wins elude

Lady Celts turn up heat even when wins elude

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity tennis team had a see-saw week in matches with West Albany and North Salem high schools. “We’ve had some struggles in singles aside from Cambria Ruston, but the thing is all the girls are playing competitively with long volleys, even in the […]

Celts show flawless defense in 2-1 win

Celts show flawless defense in 2-1 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team needed a shot in the arm after disappointing appearances in a tournament during spring break. They got it with a 2-1 win over Oregon City High School Wednesday, April 1. “I feel good and the kids feel good heading into league […]

Girls withstand Lions’ roar

Girls withstand Lions’ roar

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Lady Celt varsity softball team is looking forward to a little more parity in their league competition this season. “I feel like it’s going to be more of an even battle not having one team that’s way above the rest of us,” said Kelsi Christenson, a McNary […]

Teen takes reins, tames wild horse

Teen takes reins, tames wild horse

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Calypso is still afraid of a lot of things. Anything brightly colored is a challenge to lead her over. She doesn’t particularly care for having things placed over her head or around her body. Two months ago, she could barely tolerate a human touch. Now, the equine adores […]

Boys 4×100 turns in state’s top time

Boys 4×100 turns in state’s top time

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School girls and boys varsity track and field teams split a meet with Sprague High School Wednesday, April 1. The Oly boys won 80-65 while the Celt girls took a 77-67 win. The big news of the week, however, was the boys 4×100 relay team notching […]

Boys golf will have to work harder for repeat

Boys golf will have to work harder for repeat

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In 2014, the McNary High School boys varsity golf team won a league title. With an expanded league this season, the Celts will have to work that much harder. “We knew, with West Albany added in the league, it would be a  challenge. We’ll be grinding every week […]

Arizona opponents prove tougher than expected for Celts

Arizona opponents prove tougher than expected for Celts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Well, the team bonding was good. The McNary High School varsity baseball team’s time on the field in Arizona during spring break left a bit more to be desired. “We had a disappointing first day and that led to other problems,” said Larry Keeker, McNary head coach. McNary’s […]

Lady Celts go toe-to-toe with Oregon’s top team

Lady Celts go toe-to-toe with Oregon’s top team

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Despite walking away from a spring break tournament at Jesuit High School without a win, the Lady Celt varsity softball team took one moral victory. The McNary High School team went toe-to-toe with the Westview High School Wildcats, the No. 1 ranked team in the state. The girls […]

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