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Keizer teen brings home heavy metal

Keizer teen brings home heavy metal

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Tony Castaneda made the choice to pursue wrestling instead of soccer, his father was a bit disappointed. “Soccer was my sport and I felt like I had a lot I could teach him,” said Richard, Tony’s father. As of this month, there is little doubt Tony made […]

Lady Celts start 3-1

Lady Celts start 3-1

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s girls varsity softball team is off to a roaring start for the second time in two years. The girls are 3-1 after four preseason contests. The Lady Celts started the season with a 12-0 win over Grant High School Monday, March 16. McNary already had […]

Lady Celts return with big power at the plate

Lady Celts return with big power at the plate

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The drawback and the boon to adding three new softball teams to the league this season is that all three are something like powerhouses. “One of the things that it will have an impact on is power ratings. When we have a struggling program somewhere in the league, […]

McNary baseball back in the swing

McNary baseball back in the swing

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Last year, the McNary High School varsity baseball made it to the playoffs and took out powerhouse Jesuit High School in the first round of the playoffs. The Celtics finished third in league with a conference record of 8-7. It was the best year yet in Head Coach […]

Keizer illustrator’s 1st video game, Paperbound, on shelves in 11 days

Keizer illustrator’s 1st video game, Paperbound, on shelves in 11 days

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes During the past 17 months, Keizerite Mike Smith has dedicated much of his time to creating the characters for a new video game, Paperbound, that will debut on Playstation and Windows platforms March 31. In that time, he’s created more than 15 gigabytes of artwork (translation: a lot). […]

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

Audio journal presents look into Celt senior’s life

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In January, I met with McNary High School senior David Henderson and handed him a small voice recorder. We’d never met before, but I wanted to know more about his life as a high school student. “My first thought was it would be interesting, but I wasn’t sure […]

Knight of Arts ‘amazing’ success

Knight of Arts ‘amazing’ success

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary’s Knight of Arts was a success in almost every way imaginable. The event, held Saturday, March 7, at McNary High School brought in about $35,000. Funds will be used to pay down the cost of the music programs’ latest CDs in addition to helping install a closed-circuit […]

Clear Lake funder set for Saturday

Clear Lake funder set for Saturday

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Clear Lake Elementary School is hosting its annual dinner and auction at Keizer Civic Center Saturday, March 14. The event includes silent and big-ticket auction items as well as a four-course meal donated by McNary Restaurant. Tickets are $20 per person or $120 for a table of eight […]

Girls’ early lead crumbles in final minutes at Clackamas

Girls’ early lead crumbles in final minutes at Clackamas

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Lady Celts began their first round state playoff game with a 13-6 lead, but a scoring drought in the fourth quarter led to a 56-43 loss to Clackamas High School in girls varsity basketball. “We were up five at halftime and were able to stretch it to […]

Boys ousted in Medford

Boys ousted in Medford

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball team ended its season with a 63-56 loss to North Medford High School Friday, March 6. The boys duked it out with the Black Tornadoes until the final minutes of the game. “It was a one-point game with two minutes to […]

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