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Golf claims league title

Golf claims league title

First time in 44 years

Carousel to host Trailblazers rally Saturday

Carousel to host Trailblazers rally Saturday

Salem’s Riverfront Carousel is getting into NBA playoff fever with a celebration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Trailblazers fans will gather around the carousel when they hear the Rip City music playing. Once the music stops the crowd will give a rousing cheer. The first 77 fans will receive a free carousel ride. […]

Brattain signs on with OIT Owls

Brattain signs on with OIT Owls

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  The first time Daniel Brattain appeared on Ken Scott’s radar, he was in eighth grade. Scott, the hurdling coach for the McNary High School track and field team, is always on the hunt for potential hurdlers making their way to McNary’s team, but Brattain stood out. “I saw […]

Coaches at MHS prepped alum for career as athletic director

Coaches at MHS prepped alum for career as athletic director

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The lesson Boone Marker remembers most vividly from his days as a McNary High School athlete was also one of his earliest. “I made a snide remark during baseball tryouts of my freshman year. It got back to Coach (Craig) Nicholas,” Marker said. “I waited and waited for […]

Maghan to AD Hall of Fame

Maghan to AD Hall of Fame

Mike Maghan, McNary High School’s former athletic director, is being inducted to the Oregon Athletic Directors Association’s Hall of Fame. Maghan served as an athletic director a total of 31 years beginning at Sacred Heart Academy followed by service at Gervais High School, Dallas High School and McNary. He was a passionate proponent of coaches’ […]

Baseball team starts 1-1

Baseball team starts 1-1

          By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team stumbled a bit in its first outing Monday, March 17. The Celtics lost 3-1 to Reynolds High School. McNary struggled to put runners on the bases in the early going. Senior Connor Suing made it to […]

Mat Club shines in region, state

Mat Club shines  in region, state

      By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School Mat Club was well-represented in the regional tournament Saturday, March 8. The team posted four state qualifiers and several top finishers. Brayden Ebbs took first at 100 pounds; Tony Castaneda took second at 90 pounds; Jacob Doerfler took third at 195 […]

Training room redux nearing completion

Training room redux nearing completion

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For Rhonda Brattain, the process Friday, Feb. 28, served as a perfect microcosm. Brattain is president of the McNary High School Athletic Booster Club (ABC), which was started during the 2011-12 school year in an effort to get more funding for athletics at MHS. Things have been bumpy, including […]

Saunders to sign with Willamette Bearcats

Saunders to sign with Willamette Bearcats

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In every coach’s career, there are moments when they’re ready to write a play off before it’s ended. Those are the moments when Kevin Wise is happy to have a player like McNary High School’s Dani Saunders. “Dani never quits. She was the one who made the plays […]

Top 13 sports stories in 2013

Top 13 sports stories in 2013

The year in Keizer sports news was as much about individual achievement as it was about great things being accomplished by teams. From a stable of Celtic wrestlers dominating in their sport to a bowler who rose to the title of national gold medalist in two short years, Iris Capital athletes made headlines far and […]

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