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‘Hammer’ repeats as regional champ

‘Hammer’ repeats as regional champ

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It may not have been the dominating performance of last year at the regional wrestling tournament, but the McNary High School wrestling program will be sending a small battalion of wrestlers on to the state tournament. “We’re getting back to a little of what we’re known for. Last […]

KFD honors volunteer of the year, others

KFD honors volunteer of the year, others

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes According to highly-placed sources in the Keizer Fire District, Lt. Bill Herring, Jr., can cook up one of the best prime ribs you’ll ever eat. But Herring’s culinary skills weren’t the reason for his selection as KFD Volunteer of the Year at a banquet last month. “He […]

Boys hold off Vikings for win

Boys hold off Vikings for win

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A raucous finish to boys varsity basketball was nearly assured as the Central Valley Conference teams headed into the final games of regular play. Undefeated South Salem High School, which has already cinched the league title, sits astride a pack of ravenous teams as they duke it […]

Lady Celts breeze past North Salem

Lady Celts breeze past North Salem

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity basketball team started off looking less polished than it had in several games, but the team quickly built up a substantial lead over the visiting Vikings Tuesday, Feb. 4. The Lady Celts won 68-43. McNary players had more than a few […]

Swimmers, wrestlers seek to secure state berths

Swimmers, wrestlers seek to secure state berths

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Ready to bid adieu to that cabin fever? The McNary High School Celts are offering up plenty of chances to get out of the house this weekend without traveling too far. In addition to basketball games at West Salem High School Friday night, the wrestling and swimming teams […]

Late rally puts South over Celts

Late rally puts South over Celts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If the ladies on the South Salem High School girls varsity basketball team probably had a tougher time than usual getting to sleep Friday night, it was because the Lady Celts had been giving them fits all evening. “It was so much fun. We were all just playing […]

Mat men fall to Olys

Mat men fall to Olys

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  It said a lot about the quality of competition that in the first eight matches only one ended with a pin. That was the case when the McNary High School varsity wrestling team hosted the Sprague High School Olympians in a dual meet Thursday, Jan. 30. Sprague […]

McNary swept under by Saxon tide

McNary swept under by Saxon tide

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School swim teams won precious few races in their recent dual meet with South Salem High School, but placers and standout junior varsity performances helped their cause. “It was surprising how well we actually did,” said Lady Celt Anjelica Glassey. “We have a lot […]

Taylor a student favorite

Taylor a student favorite

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes What happens when teaching transcends the boundaries of reading, writing and arithmetic? When teaching goes beyond the simple definitions of teacher and student? When the teacher is an educator, to be sure, but meets his students as a fellow traveler? For the answers, look no further than the […]

After first CVC win Celts falter

After first CVC win Celts falter

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes This is how a game disintegrates. Start with the McNary High School boys varsity basketball team squaring off with South Salem High School Friday, Jan. 31. McNary keeps pace with the Saxons in the first frame, pulling away in the final minute on a three-point shot by Johnathan […]

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