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Walker headed to St. Martin’s

Walker headed to St. Martin’s

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Before the varsity baseball season got underway last spring, Head Coach Larry Keeker heard the same thing about Mickey Walker from two different assistants during an intrasquad scrimmage. “They said Mickey knows he belongs, and he knows he belongs on the mound. When he walks out there and […]

2014 season took toll on gridders’ bodies, spirits

2014 season took toll on gridders’ bodies, spirits

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At the beginning of the football season, the McNary High School varsity football team was expected to be a major player in the new Greater Valley Conference. However, a key early loss and then an ever-growing number of injuries began taking its toll on the team, and the […]

Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

Drill duo seeks oohs, ahhs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two years later, Connor Hogan and Dawson Young can still vividly remember unpacking the dummy rifles they would become closely acquainted with. “They were shipped in from another program and I remember thinking how cool they were,” said Hogan. Since that day, the pair of McNary High School […]

Eye on the big picture

Eye on the big picture

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Curriculums and academic goalposts at times seem to change with the wind, but Gubser Elementary School teacher Melissa Frank keeps her sights set on a bigger picture. “The biggest thing is just instilling confidence in working at a task. If you can instill that confidence and sense of […]

Mother-daughter pair tackle team injuries

Mother-daughter pair tackle team injuries

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the McNary High School varsity football team’s game with Sprague High School, junior kicker Parker Janssen took hit as he made a point-after attempt. With one tackler in front of him and another coming over his back, Parker ended up on the ground and, within a couple […]

Whiteaker students need help filling bus with food

Whiteaker students need help filling bus with food

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School students will be attempting to stuff a Salem-Keizer school bus full of donated food Saturday, Nov. 22. The Wolverines tried the same stunt last year, but this year’s eighth graders are even more driven. “I’ve started talking with people around my neighborhood and they’ve tried […]

Lady Celts stymied in state tourney

Lady Celts stymied in state tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team finished its season in the state’s Elite 8, but the team struggled to make headway against the tougher teams in the field at the state tournament Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8. The Lady Celts drew Jesuit High School in […]

Ousted in 1st round

Ousted in 1st round

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity soccer team ran out of miracles in its first-round state playoff game Saturday, Nov. 1. The Celtics hosted South Medford in the game that ended in a 5-1 loss for McNary and an ouster from the playoff scene. “We were in control, […]

Feeling Reckless? MHS has just the play for you

Feeling Reckless? MHS has just the play for you

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Dark secrets fuel McNary High School’s production of Reckless opening next week in the Ken Collins Theatre. The play opens Nov. 14 and continues with shows Nov. 20 to 22. Tickets are $5 and curtain time is 7 p.m. each night. Carina Myrand plays the lead, Rachel, who […]

Playoffs round 1: Celts need win over Pioneers

Playoffs round 1: Celts need win over Pioneers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team will have its work cut out for it in the first round of the state playoffs Friday, Nov. 7. The 20th-ranked Celtics (5-3 in conference, 5-4 overall) drew 13th-ranked Oregon City High School (6-1, 6-3) as their first foes of the […]

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