Day: September 20, 2017

Celtics come back, tie West Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary showed it will not go down without a fight in its Greater Valley Conference opener, coming from behind to earn a 2-2 tie against West Salem on Tuesday, Sept. 19. For nearly 60 minutes, the Celtics created opportunity after opportunity, firing shots off the post and the goalkeeper’s hands, but trailed 2-0. The Titans scored their first goal on a header off a free kick in the opening three minutes. West Salem struck again in the 50th minute, using a cross to slip the ball past McNary goalkeeper Sebastian Lopez. But the...

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School district works to quell fears regarding end of DACA

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It’s barely 10 days into the school year, and McNary High School Principal Erik Jespersen has already had several conversations about the impact of a federal decision to roll back protections provided to undocumented students through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “I know that we have some (Deferred Action students) and there are some students and families that are concerned. Our stance is that we are wanting to support all of our students,” Jespersen said. “I’m certain that despite the anxiety there’s a lot of questions to be asked...

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