Author: Matt Rawlings

Christensen heading to “dream job” this fall

Josh Christensen was named the head coach of the McNary cross country program earlier this month (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Josh Christensen has been passionate about running for the vast majority of his life. Starting next fall, the Salem native will be bringing his zeal for cross country and track to Keizer.[Read More…]

Nepstad shines on senior night

Kylie Nepstad gets to the hoop to score two of her 17 points, leading McNary to the victory in her final home game as a member of the Celtics (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). In her final home game for the Celtics, Kylie Nepstad concluded her McNary career on a high note. The[Read More…]

McNary places fourth at district meet

Josh Friesen earns a pin over Kristian Contreras from Bend in quarterfinal match at 170 pounds. Friesen placed second in the division to qualify for the state meet (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary wrestling team finished in fourth place at the Mountain Valley Conference district meet over the weekend and placed five[Read More…]

McNary’s 200-free relay team qualifies for state

Tyshin Nguyen swam the first leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay for McNary at the Mountain Valley Conference district meet. The relay team was able to nab the final spot at the state meet (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings).   Casey Lewin has been the McNary swimming coach since 2014, but never had[Read More…]

McNary picks up dominant win on senior night

McNary 132-pounder Jordan Orr (blue singlet) earned a third round pin over Garrett Fenske from West Salem (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). In their final dual meet of the season, the McNary wrestling team made their senior night memorable against West Salem, defeating the Titans 52-25 on Thursday, Feb. 10. After falling to[Read More…]

Roth’s big night not enough as Celts fall to Bend

Brody Roth went off for a career-high 26 points, but it wasn’t enough as McNary fell to Bend 64-54 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Despite a career performance from Brody Roth, the McNary boys’ faltered in the final period against Bend after leading for nearly the entire game. Roth poured in a game-high[Read More…]

McNary two-sport star Ready for the next level

McNary senior Logan Ready plans to attend Pacific Lutheran University next year to play football and baseball (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Despite the COVID-19 pandemic throwing a wrench into high school sports for the last two years, McNary senior Logan Ready has been able to display his unique skill-set on the football[Read More…]

Big third quarter puts Celts over the top

McNary post Lillian Besa battles in the paint in the Celtics’ 46-33 win over McKay (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). McKay was able to keep the game within single-digits in the first half, but thanks to a strong third quarter, the McNary girls’ basketball team pulled away in the second half. Led by[Read More…]

Constellations features a unique love story through the eyes of the multiverse

Laura Blackwell and Michael Winder star in Keizer Homegrown Theater’s production of Constellations (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Two lives. One love. Limitless possibilities. With the popularity of stories about the multiverse increasing in pop culture (such as Spider-Man: No Way Home), the latest offering from Keizer Homegrown Theater (KHT) explores a romantic[Read More…]