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Boys suffer first loss

Boys suffer first loss

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes An 11-3 loss to South Salem High School means the McNary varsity baseball team is tied for first place in the Greater Valley Conference. The Saxons had a 2-0 lead when McNary went ahead 3-2 in the fourth inning. But an eight-run fifth inning for South sealed McNary’s […]

McNary drama takes on Bard’s less known play

McNary drama takes on Bard’s less known play

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes An unplanned pregnancy, deception and the questions of mortality and mercy are at the heart of McNary High School’s production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. “Shakespeare is a master of language, but, despite that, he makes lots of immature jokes. It’s beautiful and funny all at the […]

Threat meant empty rooms at MHS

Threat meant empty rooms at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School was a veritable ghost town Monday, April 20. Many of the classrooms still had the majority of chairs on desks after weekend cleaning. Principal Erik Jespersen said more than half the 2,100 student body was absent in the wake of a bomb threat discovered last […]

Track teams lose to Titans

Track teams lose to Titans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School freshman Kailey Doutt knocked nearly a full minute off her time in 3,000 meter race at the Celtics’ track and field meet at West Salem High School Wednesday, April 8. Doutt turned in a time of 12:24.36 at a meet in March. Against the Titans, […]

Lady Celts start 2-1

Lady Celts start 2-1

Oliver swats grand slam

Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

Keizer adult ed center hosting funder April 24

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Jesse Cline was homeless and desperate for a second chance when he arrived at the door of Keizer’s Mid-Valley Literacy Center for GED tutoring. Cline, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, became one of more than 175 students to earn their GEDs with the help […]

Boys 5th in state with long season yet to play

Boys 5th in state with long season yet to play

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes While still early in the season, the McNary High School varsity baseball team can boast being the fifth-ranked team in the state after a 3-0 start in Greater Valley Conference competition. “It’s a lot of confidence and exciting for McNary baseball, but we have to keep playing well,” […]

In Plain Sight at MHS

In Plain Sight at MHS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Parents: have the tough, uncomfortable conversations with your kids. That was the message from In Plain Sight, a forum held by the McNary High School AWARE Club April 7. The AWARE Club focuses on issues of human trafficking and invited speakers from a number of area and Portland […]

Celt boys rout Vikings on the tennis court

Celt boys rout Vikings on the tennis court

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Aside from a 6-2 win, the McNary High School boys varsity tennis teams pulled a number of surprises out of their hats in a match with North Salem High School Wednesday, April 1. “Maybe they don’t have the more fine-tuned strokes, but they analyze the opponent, play to […]

Lady Celts turn up heat even when wins elude

Lady Celts turn up heat even when wins elude

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity tennis team had a see-saw week in matches with West Albany and North Salem high schools. “We’ve had some struggles in singles aside from Cambria Ruston, but the thing is all the girls are playing competitively with long volleys, even in the […]

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