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Lady Celts regroup after ‘robotic’ debut

Lady Celts regroup after ‘robotic’ debut

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School girls varsity basketball team’s return to the court Wednesday, Dec. 3, ended in a 38-31 loss for the Lady Celts. Head Coach Derrick Handley didn’t mince words when it came to assessing the situation. “We were looking a bit robotic. We had such a focus […]

France Dance show Friday, Dec. 19

France Dance show Friday, Dec. 19

North Salem High School will host the France School of Dance semi-annual performance Friday Dec. 19. Admission to the show is three cans of food or a $3 donation per person. All proceeds benefit the Keizer Community Food Bank. Students will perform tap, ballet, pointe and hip-hop routines. To date, the school has collected more […]

Mat men take third in tourney

Mat men take third in tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Alvarro Venegas was the only Celtic wrestler to emerge from a tournament with a clean record Friday, Dec. 5. Venegas won his first match, against Dallas High School’s Bailey Hise, in a 12-2 major decision, but it didn’t start off the way Venegas expected. […]

Hugo’s out of the shadows

Hugo’s out of the shadows

MHS grad walks path of deferred action

Last-second basket nets Celts first win

Last-second basket nets Celts first win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball team won its first game with a buzzer-beating basket Wednesday, Dec. 3. Senior Tregg Peterson tied up the game 64-64 with eight seconds left on the clock by knocking down two free throws. Then Peterson got a steal as the Sherwood […]

The responsibility of the majority

The responsibility of the majority

“The minority is always aware of who they are in the presence of the majority.” – Mat Johnson I was at a writer’s conference in Seattle earlier this year when Johnson, an author, imparted that bit of wisdom upon a room packed full of writers seeking a deeper understanding of how to treat those who […]

Wolverines make the grade in DOE report cards

Wolverines make the grade in DOE report cards

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Last November, report cards issued by the Oregon Department of Education hit administrators and teachers at Whiteaker Middle School like an anvil falling out of a clear, blue sky. “I’ll never forget the professional development meeting we had when we showed the scores (from the 2012-13) report cards. […]

Lady Celts fielding small, focused team

Lady Celts fielding small, focused team

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity bowling team may not have the depth of their male counterparts this season, but the Lady Celts are hopeful despite it. “We’ve got a really strong group, and we did pretty well in our first tournament even though we were missing a […]

Celt boys hit lanes with powerful line-up

Celt boys hit lanes with powerful line-up

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a potent mix of seasoned and new talent, the McNary High School boys varsity bowling team is set to outdo themselves this season. “Last season, we only missed the finals of the state tournament by a few pins and, this year, we’re better,” said Dan Kaplan, McNary […]

Wrestlers return in tourney Friday

Wrestlers return in tourney Friday

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Many wrestling programs wouldn’t invite some of the top contenders in the state to their house for the first tournament year after year, but Jason Ebbs, McNary head coach, wouldn’t have it any other way. “There’s only one way to get better and that’s to wrestle the best […]

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