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Celtic seniors: Focus on process, wins will come

Celtic seniors: Focus on process, wins will come

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School baseball program is taking a new approach to its 2014 season, one that’s going to involve more face time between players on the varsity, junior varsity and freshman rosters. “We are breaking all the fundamentals down, like playing catch, and then breaking them […]

Photo Gallery: McNary Knight of Arts 2014

Photo Gallery: McNary Knight of Arts 2014

MHS goes renaissance for Knight of Arts The McNary High School fine arts department raised more than $29,000 at its annual Knight of Arts gala, March 8. The total includes money set aside for $5,000 in scholarships for current McNary students, but doesn’t include two donated guitars – one from the event’s oral auction and […]

Want change? Start in our high school

Want change? Start in our high school

By ERIC A. HOWALD It’s a sad comment on the state of our world when two teens in our community stand accused of a murder and my first thought is, “At least they didn’t open fire at one of the schools.” In nearly eight years of operating in and around McNary High School as part […]

Tigers oust Lady Celts in tourney’s first round

Tigers oust Lady Celts in tourney’s first round

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes From the moment the McNary High School varsity basketball team ended its run in the Central Valley Conference tournament, its path forward was a difficult one. The Lady Celts lost the championship game with South Salem High School 62-27 Tuesday, Feb. 25. The loss gave the Keizer team […]

Celt hoopsters top GPA rankings in 6A

Celt hoopsters top GPA rankings in 6A

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Success in sports can be a relative thing. A team’s performance can be considered a success in relation to past performance, which tempers many of the accolades and neuters some of the vitriol inspired by the best and worst seasons. Put the same players on an even playing […]

Boys land playoff spot with win over W. Salem

Boys land playoff spot with win over W. Salem

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity basketball team rallied to a 52-48 win over West Salem High School in a game that decided third place in the Central Valley Conference tournament Wednesday, Feb. 26. While it was a game that neither coaches nor players would point to as a […]

Hammerschmith takes second at state matches

Hammerschmith takes second at state matches

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When McNary High School senior Zach Hammerschmith was in seventh grade he wanted to play basketball, but his mom encouraged him to give wrestling a try. “My cousin, Trevor Davis, was wrestling at the time and she’d seen what it had done for him. She wouldn’t even […]

Celt filmmaker debuting new sci-fi short at SXSW

Celt filmmaker debuting new sci-fi short at SXSW

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It’s going to be a big week for McNary High School alum Zeek Earl. On Sunday, March 9, his latest film, Prospect, will make it’s debut at South by Southwest (SXSW), an Austin, Texas-based music, film and interactive festival spotlighting indie talent. But, he might have chosen […]

Well set up to succeed

Well set up to succeed

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For some, landing a part in a high school play is simply one more thing to add to a college application. For Danielle Purdy, the role of Irene Molloy in McNary High School’s production of Hello, Dolly!, launched her into a new trajectory. “That musical was formative […]

MHS choir alum wows professors

MHS choir alum wows professors

Might have future in opera

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