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Celts lose overtime, see-saw play-in

Celts lose overtime, see-saw play-in

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Even a hat trick by McNary senior Paulo Reyes wasn’t enough to overcome the Tigard High School varsity soccer team in a playoff play-in game Tuesday, Oct. 27. After a beleaguered end to the regular season, the McNary High School varsity soccer team’s postseason dreams rested on the […]

Gridders to face Olys

Gridders to face Olys

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The good news for the McNary High School varsity football team is that it is virtually assured a spot in the playoffs regardless of whether it wins or loses a game with Sprague High School at home Friday, Oct. 30. “We’re pretty much locked into fourth, but it […]

McNary crumbles under Saxon offense

McNary crumbles under Saxon offense

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After a rousing start, the McNary High School varsity football team had its will broken by the end of the third quarter en route to a 56-12 loss against the South Salem High School Saxons. The Saxons rode eight unanswered touhdowns to victory beginning in the second half […]

With win, netters share league title

With win, netters share league title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Any way you cut it, the McNary High School varsity volleyball team’s destiny in the postseason rested on the outcome of two games this week. In the final two games of the season, the Lady Celts were set to face South Salem and West Salem high schools. Winning […]

MHS alums return as Celtic innovators

MHS alums return as Celtic innovators

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A pair of McNary High School graduates visited their alma mater last week in hope of inspiring the next generation of Celtic innovators. Amber Rushton, a Nike global brand communication manager, and Matt Watson, owner of Portland-based design firm Watson Creative, took time to talk with students at […]

Celts, Saxons clash

Celts, Saxons clash

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team kicks off against the Greater Valley Conference’s top dogs in a game at South Salem High School Friday, Oct. 23. The Saxons were ranked fifth in the state headed into the game and hadn’t lost a contest all season. “They have […]

Lies heroin tells him

Lies heroin tells him

Editor’s note: The names of the people in this story have been changed to protect their privacy. This article also contains adult language and content that is not suitable for children. This is the first in an ongoing Chasing Dark series of Keizertimes stories looking at heroin and other types of drug abuse in Keizer.  By […]

Titans beat Celts 43-40

Titans beat Celts 43-40

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The lead changed hand sthree times in the last quarter of a game between the McNary and West Salem high school varsity football teams Friday, Oct. 16. The tumultuous quarter ended in a 43-40 loss for McNary. “I think we did a little of everything. We ran the […]

Scholl out at season’s end

Scholl out at season’s end

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s volleyball head coach will step aside at the end of this season. Kellie Scholl, who has led the program for four years, will bow out from the Celtic courts as a result of a family relocation. “My husband took a job in Sisters and I’ve […]

Celts lose heartbreaking match to West Albany

Celts lose heartbreaking match to West Albany

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team came frustratingly close to notching their first win over the West Albany High School Lady Bulldogs Monday, Oct. 5. “The first two games we played awesome and then I think we eased up a bit and they got it back,” said […]

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