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Middle school rivals meet on MHS track

Middle school rivals meet on MHS track

Keizer’s two middle schools, Claggett Creek and Whiteaker, met at McNary High School for a track and field meet Thursday, May 5, and both schools had strong showings throughout the meet. In sixth grade events, Whiteaker winners were: Spencer Mills in the boys shot put with a mark of 27-6.75; Grace Greer in the girls […]

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. […]

Keizer kid wins state Hoop Shoot

Keizer kid wins state Hoop Shoot

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Fifth grader Bella Rodriguez is a deadeye from the free throw line. Two weeks ago, the Forest Ridge Elementary School student won the state title for her age group in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot, a free throw competition. “It was tough, but it helps thinking that you’re […]

2015: A year in Keizer sports

2015: A year in Keizer sports

2015 was filled with ups and down for many McNary High School teams, but along the way a few rose to new peaks and a number of individual athletes made waves with top finishes in their sports of choice. Here is a round-up of some of the biggest stories of the year. New turf at […]

Wolverines finish undefeated

Wolverines finish undefeated

Under the lights at McNary High School and in front of the biggest crowd in memory for a middle school football game, the Whiteaker Wolverines heavyweight football team capped off an historic undefeated season with a win over rival Claggett Creek Middle School. “First, I want to thank all three principals who made this happen: […]

Olys take 21-14 win

Olys take 21-14 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Sprague High School varsity football team dominated possession time in their game with the McNary High School Celtics to take a 21-14 win Friday, Oct. 30. The Olys ran up a 14-point early in the match-up and held on as the clock wound down to take the […]

Gridders face West Salem

Gridders face West Salem

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity football team faces West Salem High School Friday, Oct. 16, at McNary. Both teams will be on the hunt to keep winning streaks alive. “This is the meat of our schedule and I’m glad we’re still in a position to contend for a league […]

Celtics roll Vikings 51-28

Celtics roll Vikings 51-28

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the first half of the season, many of the Celtics on the McNary High School varsity football team talked about playing to their potential. With a 51-28 win over Forest Grove High School Thursday, Oct. 8, the team showed more than a glimpse of what the boys […]

Hercules has nothing on McNary graduate

Hercules has nothing on McNary graduate

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A 2009 McNary High School graduate stands a chance at becoming one of America’s strongest men after winning a major lightweight tournament in June. On June 13, Keizer native Graciano Rubio competed in the Odd Haugen Strength Classic at the San Jose Fit Expo. The contest featured five […]

Alone at the top: 7-1 Celts lead GVC

Alone at the top: 7-1 Celts lead GVC

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team may have suffered it’s first loss, but picking up big wins over McMinnville and Sprague high schools kept the team at the top of league standings. The Celtics lost 11-3 to South Salem High School Tuesday, April 21, after clearing the […]

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