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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 […]

Lady Celts land playoff berth

Lady Celts land playoff berth

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team finished in fourth place in the Greater Valley Conference to wrap up the regular season last week. The spot earned the team a berth in the state playoffs and the Celtics seemed headed for a contest at North Medford High School […]

Childress to state tourney

Childress to state tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School sophomore Hannah Childress entered in the Greater Valley Conference tennis championships seeded fourth. She came home as the third place finisher with a berth in the state tournament that began May 19 in Tualatin. “My goal this year was just to make it to state,” […]

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 […]

Lady Celts score 31 times in two games

Lady Celts score 31 times in two games

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes By most measures, the McNary High School varsity softball team had a rough start to its season. The Lady Celts won only two of their first 12 contests, but those days are looking more and more distant. The team, which has been known for its offense in seasons […]

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, […]

McNary’s rubber band man

McNary’s rubber band man

Junior on the mend after surgery threatened to cut short career

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