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Enrichment Academy packs them in at WMS

Enrichment Academy packs them in at WMS

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At Whiteaker Middle School, 128 students are taking part in enrichment activities after school several days each week. Options run the gamut from sports like wrestling, volleyball and fencing to art and knitting clubs. “We now have 10 girls who have learned how to knit,” said Michele Husseman, […]

Ebbs sixth in state

Ebbs sixth in state

McNary High School’s other wrestlers in the state tournament were led by freshman Brayden Ebbs. Ebbs took sixth in state at 120 pounds after coming in second at the district tournament and ousted the No. 1 seed in the tournament along the way. Junior Joey Kibbey knocked out the No. 1 seed in the state […]

Auvinen on new role: ‘Keep them guessing’

Auvinen on new role: ‘Keep them guessing’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School football players didn’t need to wait long to find out who their new head coach would be Monday, March 2. “When Coach (Isaac) Parker said that he had another opportunity, I knew we had some big shoes to fill. He did great things to build […]

Knight of Arts

Knight of Arts

BY ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When it comes to sports, any number of teams take videos of games and races to allow students to tweak their techniques. The McNary High School Fine Arts Department is hoping to do the same with performances using proceeds from Knight of Arts Saturday, March 7. The department […]

Venegas denied state title, not defined by it

Venegas denied state title, not defined by it

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the 24 hours after his defeat in the state tournament finals match at 195 pounds, Alvaro Venegas did a lot of soul searching. Venegas went into the tournament seeded first in the state, and went into the final match with a 51-1 record. He ended up losing […]

Boys to second round after Newberg scare

Boys to second round after Newberg scare

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If the best-laid plans often go awry, the McNary High School varsity basketball team’s were also going sideways and pear-shaped Tuesday, March 3. The boys faced Newberg High School in the opening round of the state tournament and had to overcome more turbulence than most would have expected […]

Girls finish GVC in third place

Girls finish GVC in third place

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity basketball team started its game against Sprague High School with an unanswered 17-point run Friday, Feb. 20. Despite the feat, neither players nor coaches were exactly thrilled with the play in the 70-25 win. “We handled them well by going through the […]

MHS scribes will see their stories on stage

MHS scribes will see their stories on stage

BY ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In a couple of weeks, Morgan Hoag and Alohi Tombleson will be published playwrights. Given that they are a junior and sophomore at McNary High School, respectively, this is no small feat. “Ohmigosh, I feel like I’m going to die of happiness,” said Hoag, who trembled with excitement […]

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 […]

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