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MHS alumni basketball tourney kicks off May 14

MHS alumni basketball tourney kicks off May 14

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For its first time out, a planned boys varsity basketball tournament may not be as big as its organizers would hope, but they’re in it for the long haul. “One of the things that we’ve tried to do is honor the tradition of the program a little more, […]

Wire Monkey Mama makes Keizer debut

Wire Monkey Mama makes Keizer debut

Band is fronted by two MHS teachers

Celtic baseball wins 2 of 3, sets up playoff push

Celtic baseball wins 2 of 3, sets up playoff push

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team’s rematch with West Albany High School Saturday, April 30, turned out much better than the first time around. The Celts won 1-0 after losing to the same team 10-0 in the first round robin of the Greater Valley Conference. “Losing to […]

Celt softball still tied for 3rd

Celt softball still tied for 3rd

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team was expected to face Sprague High School Friday, April 22, for third place heading into the last lap of the Greater Valley Conference. Unfortunately for the Lady Celts, a loss to McMinnville High School the game prior now has McNary and […]

Young grappler has star potential

Young grappler has star potential

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At age 11, wrestler Destiny Rodriguez is racking up awards and trophies that would make a senior high school wrestler green with envy. In recent months, Destiny has won state championships in the collegiate, freestyle and Greco wrestling – also known as the Oregon Wrestling Association Triple Crown. […]

Celts rebound after tough losses

Celts rebound after tough losses

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity baseball team had a rough start to its week April 19, enduring a 7-5 loss to South Salem High School in the seventh inning. Fortunately, it did get better. “We had a good start and ended on a bad note against South, but we […]

Celt netter earns full ride to U of Alaska

Celt netter earns full ride to U of Alaska

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As a junior, Vanessa Hayes was a standout on the McNary High School varsity volleyball team, but it was nothing compared to how she showed up as a senior. In the off-season, and with the help of coaches in the North Pacific Juniors Volleyball Club, Hayes developed a […]

Feast or Famine

Feast or Famine

For Lady Celts at the plate

Celts win 3, tie 1 in Volcanoes tourney

Celts win 3, tie 1 in Volcanoes tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team won three of its four games during a spring break tournament hosted at Volcanoes Stadium. Even the fourth game didn’t turn out badly for the Celts; it ended in a 4-4 tie with South Eugene after being called due to time […]

Keizer library hires new manager

Keizer library hires new manager

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kathy Thomas first wandered into the Keizer Community Library (KCL) because she grew tired of driving to Salem for the offerings at the public library there. “I came down to get a patron card and I was so surprised by the warmth and coziness of this little library […]

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