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Lacrosse team starts 2-0 in league contests

Lacrosse team starts 2-0 in league contests

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity lacrosse team is 2-0 in the North Valley Conference while battling through thick and thin in its first league games. The Celtics traded leads with the South Salem High School Saxons six times before putting the match away with an 11-9 final score […]

Baseball team rebounds from losses, beat Lions

Baseball team rebounds from losses, beat Lions

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Late innings were not kind to the McNary High School varsity baseball team last week. The Celtics lost a 4-3 contest to Newberg High School when the Tigers put up a three-run seventh inning Wednesday, April 2. A 8-7 loss to Oregon City High School in 10 innings […]

Teaching and being taught

Teaching and being taught

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes JoAnn Barker has learned a few things in her 29 years on the job at a preschool teacher at Keizer Christian Church. For example, garage sales make perfect places for picking up supplies like beads and googly eyes. Lessons in self-control and patience are best reserved for April […]

Hot bats lift Lady Celts over Vikings, Crusaders

Hot bats lift Lady Celts over Vikings, Crusaders

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team added two wins and a loss to its record last week, but the team continues to exceed some of the highest expectations of its coach. “One girl gets a hit and then it triggers everyone else. It seems like every game we […]

ESL at home on iPod

ESL at home on iPod

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In a classroom, elementary students learning English as a second language have access to a variety of support systems that range from teachers and counselors to volunteers and fellow students. However, to make the strides required by state standards, those same students need to practice at home where […]

MHS grad’s short film will take you to an ‘alien planet’ a day trip away

MHS grad’s short film will take you to an ‘alien planet’ a day trip away

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School graduate Zeek Earl debuted his latest short film, Prospect, at the South by Southwest in early March. The full film, the tale of a daughter and father searching for rare material on a toxic planet with hope of striking it rich, is now available for […]

Looking for a GOLD RUSH

Looking for a GOLD RUSH

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Studies show that NFL teams can earn up to $1 million more per game in merchandise, food and beverage sales if they can get their most dedicated fans to show up an hour early for games. The San Francisco 49ers think a pair of McNary High School alums […]

McNary wins one, loses two in tourney

McNary wins one, loses two in tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team got one win and suffered two losses in a tournament at Volcanoes Stadium during spring break. The tournament, which was supposed to run Wednesday through Friday, wasn’t completed until Saturday, March 29, due to numerous rain delays. “I think we did […]

Mid-Valley Lit. Center earns $30K grant

Mid-Valley Lit. Center earns $30K grant

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes This is how to play the long game in adult literacy. “It’s easy for a non-profit to get money for children, it’s not as easy for adult education, but it’s the adults who hold the key to a child’s success,” said Vivian Ang, executive director of the Keizer-based […]

The Bard goes steampunk

The Bard goes steampunk

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Of all the things that could possibly create challenges for the McNary High School students working behind the scenes to put on a steampunk-themed production of The Tempest, the biggest was one they weren’t expecting: brown pants. “We’ve only got two pairs of brown pants for guys, and […]

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