Claggett takes down Leslie

Claggett Creek’s Izeyah Contreras runs past a Leslie defender to pick up a first down. Contreras scored three touchdowns in the Panthers 20-6 victory (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After suffering a close loss to Parrish in their previous contest, the Claggett Creek football squad made sure to grab the early momentum in[Read More…]

Local ballplayer battles with chronic illness

Kaidon Miller, who has type 1 diabetes, was given a sportsmanship award by McNary Youth Baseball last season (Submitted). To most people, Kaidon Miller looks like an average 14-year old kid.  Miller just began his freshman year at McNary High School and has a deep passion for baseball. While he[Read More…]

Celtics falter in second half against Barlow

McNary receiver Noah Lelack tries to gain extra yardage after a catch in the Celtics 21-9 loss to Barlow on Friday, Sept. 27 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary football appeared to be in complete control of the game in the first half. The second half, however, was a different story.  After[Read More…]

Celts steal a set from Olys

Trinity Kampstra (12) and Taylor Ebbs (7) set up the block in McNary’s 3-1 loss against Sprague (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary volleyball squad knew they were in for a challenge when they faced off against Sprague on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The Olympians were the state runner up last season and[Read More…]

The future is here

McNary head coaches Ryan Kirch and Elizabeth Doran will be starting a new youth basketball program in Keizer this fall (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Part of maintaining a culture of success in high school basketball is having a high-quality youth program, which is why McNary boys and girls varsity coaches Ryan Kirch[Read More…]

McNary boys soccer helps prevent potential flood

The McNary boys soccer team stepped up to help prevent flooding during a rainstorm at Westview High School on Tuesday, Sept. 10 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). On Monday, Sept. 9, the McNary boys soccer team was supposed to play a game at Westview. They ended up doing something way more important instead.[Read More…]

Whiteaker unable to contend with Parrish

Whiteaker running back Marquis Jackson breaks away from defenders to pick up a first down. The Wolverines, however, would fall to Parrish 34-3 on Wednesday, Sept 19 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). In a rematch of last year’s Salem-Keizer Middle School Championship game, the inexperience of the Whiteaker football team proved to be[Read More…]

Contreras carries Claggett Creek to comeback victory

Claggett Creek quarterback Jacob Allen stiff-arms a defender in the Panthers 18-14 victory over Straub on Wednesday, Sept. 18 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). With their backs against the wall in the opening period, the Claggett Creek football squad gave a gutsy performance in the final three quarters. After trailing 14-0, the Panthers[Read More…]