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First time since 2009: GVC Champs

First time since 2009: GVC Champs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball players are league champs. “It feels great. It’s taken a while, but it’s awesome to start as the last teams in the state and end up here ranked in the top 10,” said Celt senior Devon Dunagan. A 63-51 win over […]

Lee makes dance debut Feb. 27

Lee makes dance debut Feb. 27

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Amid her preparation for Dancing with the Salem Stars Friday, Feb. 27, Krina Lee said part of the fun has been fashion talk. “There was a lot of discussion about what shoes we’re going to wear, but then we found out one of the male contestants is getting […]

Dislocated shoulder doesn’t stop wrestler

Dislocated shoulder doesn’t stop wrestler

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes SPRAGUE — Thirty seconds into his finals match at the district wrestling tournament, Alvarro Venegas, a McNary High School senior, dislocated his shoulder. “The best we can figure it, he had an underhook on me and when I tried to pry down it just popped out,” said Venegas. […]

Celts show their mettle against Titans, Grizzlies

Celts show their mettle against Titans, Grizzlies

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A 62-28 win over McMinnville High School Friday, Feb. 13, was a display of just how much the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team has grown in recent weeks. When the two teams met a little more than three weeks ago, the Grizzlies gave the Celts a […]

Lessons in Celt video production courses carry students far beyond the classroom

Lessons in Celt video production courses carry students far beyond the classroom

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Despite taking video production classes for all her four years at McNary High School, Liv Pond isn’t planning to study film in college. That doesn’t mean what she’s gleaned from her time in teacher Jason Heimerdinger’s studio room will be going to waste. “I want to travel the […]

Exceeding Expectations

Exceeding Expectations

Peterson takes star status in stride

Abbas a merit finalist

Abbas a merit finalist

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Of all the high school students in the country, McNary High School senior Zach Abbas has an honor few others can claim: National Merit Finalist. “I wasn’t expecting to be a semifinalist. I was completely blown away. Then hearing that I was a finalist … it was just […]

After open-heart surgery 11-year-old back in the game

After open-heart surgery 11-year-old back in the game

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Mehki China was practicing with his baseball team last spring when something started going wrong. “I got panicked because it was hard to breathe and I started stumbling,” said Mehki, who was 10 years old at the time. He had been diagnosed with sports-induced asthma prior to this […]

Boys cage McMinnville, need rally to beat West Salem

Boys cage McMinnville, need rally to beat West Salem

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A tie at the end of the first half in a game between the McNary High School and McMinnville High School’s boys varsity basketball teams ended in a 57-42 win for the Celts, Friday, Feb. 13. The Grizzlies were first to the board, but a pair of quick […]

Celtics to top ranks in two weight classes at district meet

Celtics to top ranks in two weight classes at district meet

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity wrestling team will have two no. 1 seeds headed into the wrestling district meet Friday, Feb. 20. The event gets underway at 10 a.m. at Sprague High School in Salem. The two wrestlers entering the tournament as top seeds are at opposite ends of […]

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