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Homegrown Theatre readies first musical

Homegrown Theatre readies first musical

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change opens March 20

Saunders to sign with Willamette Bearcats

Saunders to sign with Willamette Bearcats

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In every coach’s career, there are moments when they’re ready to write a play off before it’s ended. Those are the moments when Kevin Wise is happy to have a player like McNary High School’s Dani Saunders. “Dani never quits. She was the one who made the plays […]

Softball team preps for more even keeled season

Softball team preps for more even keeled season

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team had a roller coaster 2013 season. After a blistering start that had the team in second place in the Central Valley Conference, the team hit a losing skid that dropped them to fourth. They peaked again at the end of the […]

Who ya gonna call?

Who ya gonna call?

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes My personal stance on the paranormal is best summed up by the poster that hung on the office wall of Fox Mulder in The X-Files. It’s a blurry photo of a purported UFO with the words “I want to believe.” That’s what puts me in the empty […]

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 […]

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