Author: Derek Wiley

Lady Celts open at home with 5-1 win

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Behind a strong first half, McNary defeated Central 5-1 Tuesday, Sept. 6 in its home opener. The Lady Celtics scored their first goal seven minutes in when Kateyln Tallon headed in a corner kick from Isabella Heath. “I was trying to get it to the far post so someone could head it in,” Heath said. “This is my first year taking corner kicks and it’s going good so far.” Anita Lao then finished a cross from Kayla Evans to give MHS a quick 2-0 lead. Abigail Hawley scored an unassisted goal in the 31st minute. With eight minutes remaining in the first half, Julie Dieker had the Lady Celts most unique goal of the night, firing a shot off the post, which then hit her face and went past the keeper and into the net. Central scored the first goal of the second half to get within 4-1 with 35 minutes remaining. While McNary continued to control possession, the Lady Celtics couldn’t finish, hitting the post and kicking the ball directly at the keeper or over the goal. “We could have finished so many more goals,” Heath said. With just two minutes left to play, Gina Munguia scored the Lady Celtics only goal of the second half on a free kick from about 25 yards out. “We started well and we came out...

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Claggett Creek Middle continues AVID work

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With a new school year underway, Claggett Creek Middle principal Rob Schoepper wants to see a stronger implementation of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). One way to do that will be a focus on binders. Each student is now required to have a three-inch notebook stocked with pencils, ball-point pens, highlighters, an eraser, planner, page protectors, dividers for each class and paper. “We expect our kids to be organized but we haven’t necessarily taught them the skill of organization itself,” Schoepper said. “What we do is if we expect them to be organized, we need to be intentional on providing support, providing materials and allocating structured time.” CCMS has doubled the amount of AVID elective classes it offers over the last three years to seven throughout the day—two in sixth grade, three in seventh and two in eighth. “We identify students who are middle of the road kids who are probably on track to graduate high school but not attend college,” Schoepper said. “This AVID elective system, we expect college and the results of AVID have proven that.” While nearly 20 precent of CCMS students are enrolled in an AVID elective, Schoepper noted the strategies used in these classes are being utilized by all of the staff to impact all kids. “Every school has AVID but we’re taking AVID school-wide to impact all...

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Lady Celts get ‘huge’ win

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Kayla Evans had been waiting for a win like this. Behind strong team defense, the Lady Celts passed their first true test of the season, shutting out Gresham 2-0 at home on Thursday, Sept. 8. The Gophers have been a mainstay in the state tournament, getting at least to the play-in game the last three seasons and finishing runner-up in the Mt. Hood Conference in 2013 and 14. “It’s huge,” Evans said of the victory. “We started from the bottom and we’ve been building up and up and it finally feels good to be up and be able to compete against teams like this and win. It’s definitely one of the best games we’ve played, ever.” It was Evans who got McNary on the scoreboard with a header off a corner kick from Gina Munguia in the 25th minute. Freshman Samantha Alfano scored the second goal in the 71st minute. For more from McNary’s win over Gresham, pick up the Sept. 16 edition of the...

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Marching band preps for halftime show

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary High School marching band spent all of August working on its halftime show—Phantom of the Opera. Percussion reported first on Aug. 1 for a week-long camp. The entire band, plus color guard, then spent 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m. Aug. 15-26 learning how to march, work as a team and play the music, which includes the main theme from Phantom of the Opera as well as Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again. The band also played the Star Spangled Banner, Go Big Blue, McNary Fight Song, and other tunes they’ll play during timeouts and stops in action. “They learn a lot during those two weeks,” band director Jennifer Bells said. McNary plans to add at least two more songs from Phantom of the Opera throughout the season. The Celtics first home football game is Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. against South Salem. “There’s no way we’ll get it all ready by the first game so we try to add as we go,” Bell said. “Hopefully by the beginning of October it will all be there. The kids will be wearing masks. We have 10 flag members this year and they’ve got costumes. It should be a pretty fun show.” The idea for Phantom of the Opera came after a group of McNary students went to Europe last year and saw the musical...

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