Author: Matt Rawlings

McNary falls to Beaverton

McNary’s Noah Unwin gets by a Beaverton defender and advances the ball upfield in the Celtics 9-7 loss on Friday, April 12 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary boys lacrosse team got goals from five different players, but it wasn’t enough as the Celtics fell to Beaverton 9-7 on Friday, April 12. [Read More…]

Tracksters take away 18 event wins at dual meet

Emily Lettenmaier breaks away from the pack to win the 1500 meters in McNary’s dual meet with Sprague (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). McNary’s boys and girls track teams had great showings in their dual meet with Sprague on Wednesday, April 10 as both teams won nine events each.  McLean Schmit was the[Read More…]

McNary golf teams host first tournament

Jackson Garro chips out of the rough and on to the green (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Both boys and girls golf teams at McNary High School hosted Mountain Valley Conference tournaments earlier this week at McNary Golf Club. The Celtics boys’ teams placed fourth out of eight teams on Monday while the[Read More…]

McNary suffers loss to Westview

McNary shortstop Taylor Ebbs throws out a runner at first (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After gaining the early lead, the McNary softball team couldn’t combat a four-run inning from Westview in the bottom of the fifth as the Celtics lost their final non-league game of the season by a score of 7-2. [Read More…]

Celts fall in final non-league game

Nigel Harris takes a turn around first base after hitting a ball in the outfield in a game from last month (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary baseball squad could only muster five hits for the game as they fell by a score of 3-2 to Grant in their non-conference finale on[Read More…]

Keizer athletes planning trip to Dominican Republic

Marc McAvoy, who is a behavioral specialist at Claggett Creek Middle School, has been working in the Salem-Keizer School District for nearly three decades. During that time McAvoy has also coached a number of different sports in the Keizer community — he currently is the freshman boys basketball coach and[Read More…]

McNary opens up track season

McNary’s Logun Anderson prepares to throw the javelin at the Titan Track Classic on Friday, April 5 at West Salem High School (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary track team opened their season last week with a home dual meet against South Salem where the boys team defeated the Saxons 76-69, while[Read More…]

Gragg inducted into Montana Hall of Fame

McNary athletic director Scott Gragg (left) with his his son, Brian, after a football game in 2016 (FILE). Whether it’s the way he walks with the swagger of a former athlete, or the fact that he towers over just about everyone in the city of Keizer, it’s easy to assume[Read More…]

Above and beyond: WMS Mentor honored

Whiteaker Middle School mentor Matt Hurst shows off his award from the Northwest Council for Computer Education. Matt Hurst has always gone beyond the call of duty to help the teachers and students with whom he works. And back in February, it was clear that his dedication didn’t go unnoticed.[Read More…]