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Netters beat Vikings, take second in tourney

Netters beat Vikings, take second in tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team is off to a roaring start after one league game and a weekend tournament. The Lady Celts’ season got underway Thursday, Sept. 4, with a league contest against North Salem High School. The Vikings put on the pressure early in the […]

K-23 production manager debuts short film Sept. 23

K-23 production manager debuts short film Sept. 23

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  Phillip Wade, Keizer-23 production manager, is making his big-screen debut later this month. Wade acts in, and produced, a new short film title Chryzinium, which will premiere at Salem’s Grand Theatre Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Wade plays a small part in front of the camera, a […]

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

Friends, supporters turn out in droves, plan concert, car wash

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Tregg Peterson found out about his friend Payton Williams’ cancer diagnosis, he and his mother, Stacie, visited the Williams home to do some cleaning. Tregg left Payton’s room stuffed with 72 balloons. “I just wanted him to know that he’s not in this alone and that he’s […]

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

New opponent for MHS senior: cancer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There are some things cancer, and its various treatments, will take from its victims without them having a say: energy, appetite and mental acuity are a few. But, there are some where the patient has more control. For 17-year-old Payton Williams, his dreadlocks were in the latter category. […]

Wildcats bring potent air attack

Wildcats bring potent air attack

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  The McNary High School varsity football team hosts its only non-league game of the season Friday, Sept. 12, and it promises to be a doozy. The Celtics and Westview High School Wildcats, of Portland’s Metro league, kick off at 7 p.m. Both teams won their first contests of […]

Celts trample Vikings 35-21

Celts trample Vikings 35-21

By ERIC A . HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team never trailed in its season-opening 35-21 win over North Salem High School Friday, Sept 5. The Celtics pounded away on the ground game using attacks led by a variety of runners, but junior Brady Sparks led the team with 170 […]

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Fun, family come first for new girls soccer coach

Fun, family come first for new girls soccer coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes AJ Nash’s primary goal as first-year head coach of the McNary High School girls soccer program is to foster a family atmosphere. If the first day of practice was any indication, the Lady Celts might make his job easy. “Today, we had a senior transfer student come out […]

Author puts protagonist on the run from hitman he hired

Author puts protagonist on the run from hitman he hired

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The foundation of Riya Anne Polcastro’s first novel started off as a joke that turned into a story she couldn’t let go of. “I had a friend who was really depressive and always seemed on the verge of suicide. I finally told him that if he was ever […]

New leader of the pack

New leader of the pack

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Julia Dewitt is taking over the principal’s office at Whiteaker Middle School at an exciting time. By the end of the 2013-14 school year, Wolverine students had, almost universally, made exceptional gains in state testing assessments, but the official results won’t be released until October. “The faculty and […]

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