Author: Matt Rawlings

McNary High receives bomb threat, building evacuated

McNary High School McNary High School was evacuated earlier this afternoon after receiving an anonymous bomb threat. Law enforcement and district security investigated the premises before deeming the school safe later that afternoon. District spokesperson Aaron Harada said that students and staff were evacuated from the building for roughly 15[Read More…]

McNary pulls off upset over Canby

McNary guard Avery Buss splits a pass between a pair of Canby defenders (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Playing with a full roster for one of the first times this season, the McNary girls basketball squad pulled off a huge upset over Canby in their final non-league contest. Clinging to a two-point lead[Read More…]

Celts get the sweep against Sprague

Despite his goggles falling from his eyes early in the race, Zander Rhoades was still able to win the 100-yard butterfly event. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). In his eight years at the helm of the McNary swim program, Celtics head coach Casey Lewin couldn’t remember ever being more impressed with a team[Read More…]

Celts easily win first MVC dual against McKay

Damian Hernandez (blue singlet) earned a first round pin in his match against Kelvin Yan (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). In their first Mountain Valley Conference dual meet of the season, the McNary wrestling squad showed their superiority by defeating McKay 66-15 on Wednesday, Jan. 5. “It’s always good to start the league[Read More…]

Top 10 sports stories of 2021

Despite their being no athletic events for the first two months of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Keizer featured a litany of notable sports stories this year. Here were the top 10 sports stories featured in the Keizertimes in 2021.  McNary wins first game in[Read More…]

A year in review

Whether it was an historic ice storm, drama at city hall, or kids going back to school after a year of distance learning, there were no shortage of newsworthy stories in Keizer. Here were some of the top stories that were featured in the Keizertimes in 2021. The Chris Eppley[Read More…]