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Playoff bye on the line for Celtic baseball in final games

Playoff bye on the line for Celtic baseball in final games

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team was clinging onto third place in the Central Valley Conference after a win and loss last week. The Celts (6-6 in league, 10-12 overall) will have to win its final games of the season with McKay, North Salem and West Salem […]

Benny rears his head again (and again) at Keizer Safeway

Benny rears his head again (and again) at Keizer Safeway

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Benny has continued to be active in spreading cheer in Keizer. In the May 2 issue of the Keizertimes, there was a story of Terry Fristad, the retired Keizer man who found a $100 bill inside the package of socks he had purchased at the Keizer Safeway on April […]

McNary track teams head to district meet with big potential

McNary track teams head to district meet with big potential

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When the McNary High School varsity track and field teams met with other Salem-area teams to determine Central Valley Conference champions this week, a large contingent of Celtics were expected to be among the top talent. Head coach Frank Gauntz said he was most eager to see how […]

LAX team takes second in league

LAX team takes second in league

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If there were any doubters left among local lacrosse fans, the McNary High School varsity lacrosse team put them to rest Monday, May 12. After beating the South Salem High School Saxons in their first game of league play this season, the Celts repeated the feat in a […]

Golf claims league title

Golf claims league title

First time in 44 years

Draw is best finish for Celt tennis teams

Draw is best finish for Celt tennis teams

The McNary High School boys and girls varsity tennis teams had something of a rough go of it last week. In the team’s combined four matches, the best outcome for McNary was a 4-4 draw in the Lady Celts’ stand with West Salem High School Tuesday, April 29. The girls took wins in the No. […]

Coaching turns into career for MHS alum

Coaching turns into career for MHS alum

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Josh Erickson’s senior year (2002-2003) as a McNary High School basketball player is a testament to the potency of matching a good coach with talented players. “Our basketball team went 25-3 and finished fourth in the state. This was Coach (Jim) Litchfield’s first year as a head coach, […]

Celts take down Saxons in track

Celts take down Saxons in track

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As big as the athletes might talk about whose events are the toughest, it’s a sense of family that reigns in McNary High School track and field competition. “The character of the team is different this year,” said Celt Evan Rummerfield. “We motivate each other and it means […]

McNary splits series with every CVC team

McNary splits series with every CVC team

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It might be cold consolation given the McNary High School varsity baseball team’s losses to McKay and South Salem high schools last week, but the Keizer team has dealt blows to the top two teams in the league in as many weeks. After getting a win over the […]

Lady Celts notch 56 runs in three games

Lady Celts notch 56 runs in three games

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team racked up 56 runs and allowed just seven in three games last week. Sprague, McKay and North Salem high schools were victims of the Lady Celts’ offensive onslaught, but it wasn’t enough to carry the team to victory over the league-leading […]

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