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Crushing the competition

Crushing the competition

Local softball team earns automatic bid to nationals

Duran hurdles way to Oregon State

Duran hurdles way to Oregon State

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Running track in college was so far off Dani Duran’s radar that she hadn’t even taken the SAT or ACT. The McNary senior had planned to go to Chemeketa Community College, which doesn’t require either tests. However, Duran’s future changed on April 13 after she convinced her coaches to […]

A new era

A new era

Championship coach takes over MHS volleyball program

Keizer girl keeps pushing after state track meet

Keizer girl keeps pushing after state track meet

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Leilani Salang, a Keizer resident and three-sport athlete at Blanchet Catholic School in Salem, set three national powerlifting records in March. In May, she won three events at the PacWest Conference Track and Field Championships, placed second in another and was named the top Girls Field Event Athlete in […]

Strand to Minot Beavers

Strand to Minot Beavers

By ERIC A. HOWALD} Of the Keizertimes When Derek Handley was head coach of another Greater Valley Conference girls basketball program, he dreaded going head-to-head with McNary High School. “They had this 6-foot-2, sophomore post with skills that I knew would cause us trouble,” said Handley, who is now head coach of the Celtics. The […]

MHS lineman signs with Willamette

MHS lineman signs with Willamette

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Standing at 6-4, 220 pounds, football coaches have always been excited to see McNary High School senior Kyle Bonn walk on to the field. But the feeling wasn’t always mutual. Bonn used to hate football and if not for his mother, he would have quit a long time ago. […]

22,450th!

22,450th!

By Lyndon A. Zaitz Of the Keizertimes When is it an occasion for celebration coming in 22,450th place? When you’ve run your Boston Marathon. Keizer resident Jerry Nutttbrock, 62, was one of 30,000 people to qualify for the 2016 marathon, and one of about 20 from the mid-Willamette Valley area who were accepted to run […]

Wolverine 8th grader wins state title, makes history

Wolverine 8th grader wins state title, makes history

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Nick Zuro, a Whiteaker Middle School eighth grader, was still in the single digits, he was given a pogo stick for his birthday. Nick had never used one before but, within 48 hours, he was jumping 1,000 consecutive times – without using his hands. “If he wants […]

Duran, Van Voorhis, boys 4×100 win GVC titles at district meet

Duran, Van Voorhis, boys 4×100 win GVC titles at district meet

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Dani Duran added to her growing list of accomplishments at the Greater Valley Conference Championships last week. Duran took the league titles in the 400 meter race and 300 meter hurdles at the meet held in McMinnville May 13 and 14. “It’s definitely a […]

McNary Athletic Boosters Club auction June 4

McNary Athletic Boosters Club auction June 4

The McNary Athletic Boosters Club will hold its 5th annual auction/dinner on Saturday, June 4, that will raise funds for the clubs projects, including updating the gymnasium floor this summer. The event, which will celebrate 50 years of McNary High School athletics, will be held at Log House Gardens at Willow Lake at 5655 Windsor […]

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