Booster club raises more than $40,000 at auction

Attendees scan items at the McNary Athletic Booster Club Auction on Saturday, June 1 (KEIZERTIMES/Lyndon Zaitz). The McNary Athletics Booster Club held their eighth annual auction fundraiser and dinner on Saturday, June 1 at Log House Gardens at Willow Lake, raising more than $40,000. All proceeds from this event go[Read More…]

McNary offense comes alive in win

Josh Grossman comes into first base after a sharp single (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary Youth Baseball 12U Junior Federal squad was in need of a confidence boost. The team had lost three straight and didn’t score more than three runs in any of those contests.  Luckily for the Celtics, the[Read More…]

Keizer race walker pursues Olympic dreams

Lydia McGranahan lifts her arms in triumph after crossing the finish line at the 20K National Championships in March (Submitted). Lydia McGranahan has always had a passion for being active. The 42-year old Keizer resident loves backpacking, hiking and biking. She teaches water aerobics and spin classes at The Kroc[Read More…]

If the shoe fits

What’s with women and shoes? They like to shop for them, buy them and collect them. I’ve never understood this feminine phenomenon. Shoes are so pedestrian. Give me a good pair of sneakers and I’m good to go until they become ragged. Then I go buy a new pair. Now[Read More…]

McNary’s playoff run comes to a close

McNary second baseman Abbi Covalt camps under a fly ball in the Celtics first round playoff game against North Medford (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). All season long, the McNary softball team had prided themselves on playing sharp in the field, and being an explosive offense — averaging nearly 10 runs a game[Read More…]

Whiteaker track team takes both All-City crowns

From left to right: Cassius Hernandez, Ethan Wollangk, Pawit Potisuk and Pawat Potisuk show off their first place ribbons after winning the 7th grade boys 4×100 relay at the All-City meet on Tuesday, May 14 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Scott Coburn has been coaching different sports at Whiteaker Middle School for nearly[Read More…]

McNary’s upset attempt falls flat

McNary pitcher David Allen gave up six runs on eight hits in the Celtics 8-2 loss to West Linn (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Despite ending their regular season with multiple injuries and five straight defeats, the McNary baseball team was still able to earn an OSAA playoff berth.  Unfortunately for the Celtics,[Read More…]

Celts send 11 athletes to podium at districts

Isabella Walker runs the first leg of the girls 4×400 relay race at the Mountain Valley Conference District Meet (Submitted). Although they didn’t qualify any kids for the state meet, the McNary track and field team was able to get 11 athletes (six boys and five girls) onto the podium[Read More…]

McNary rallies for first round victory

Kate Ronning (left) celebrates with Alexa Cepeda (right) after McNary records the final out in their 5-4 victory against North Medford in the first round of the OSAA Playoffs. Cepeda hit a three-run double to give the Celtics the lead in the bottom of the sixth (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After trailing[Read More…]

Celts crowned conference champs

The McNary softball team flashes the #1 sign after defeating Bend 12-2 on Saturday, May 11. The Celtics clinched the Mountain Valley Conference title with a 13-1 record in league play (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary softball team knew they had already clinched the Mountain Valley Conference title in their previous[Read More…]