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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 […]

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

Celtic baseball wins 2 of 3, sets up playoff push

Celtic baseball wins 2 of 3, sets up playoff push

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team’s rematch with West Albany High School Saturday, April 30, turned out much better than the first time around. The Celts won 1-0 after losing to the same team 10-0 in the first round robin of the Greater Valley Conference. “Losing to […]

Celt softball still tied for 3rd

Celt softball still tied for 3rd

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team was expected to face Sprague High School Friday, April 22, for third place heading into the last lap of the Greater Valley Conference. Unfortunately for the Lady Celts, a loss to McMinnville High School the game prior now has McNary and […]

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. […]

Celts rebound after tough losses

Celts rebound after tough losses

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity baseball team had a rough start to its week April 19, enduring a 7-5 loss to South Salem High School in the seventh inning. Fortunately, it did get better. “We had a good start and ended on a bad note against South, but we […]

Celt netter earns full ride to U of Alaska

Celt netter earns full ride to U of Alaska

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As a junior, Vanessa Hayes was a standout on the McNary High School varsity volleyball team, but it was nothing compared to how she showed up as a senior. In the off-season, and with the help of coaches in the North Pacific Juniors Volleyball Club, Hayes developed a […]

Celt speedster posts top time in hurdles

Celt speedster posts top time in hurdles

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Dani Duran is known as a sprinter on the varsity track and field team, but she added to her repertoire in a big way last week. Duran ran in the 300-meter hurdles for the first time in her high school career during the West […]

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