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Hitting a euphoric note

Hitting a euphoric note

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Earlier this year, McNary High School senior Tom Janssen had a T-shirt printed with one of the euphonium masters riding the instrument and the words “Be Euphonius” printed underneath. Given that sort of dedication, and one state title playing the instrument already in the rearview, it would be […]

Boys still top league despite second loss

Boys still top league despite second loss

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity baseball team took a second loss in the Greater Valley Conference last week, but was still at the top of the league and ranked No. 7 in the state. “We had nine hits and a lot of fly balls, but we couldn’t string anything […]

Fire Board candidates sound off

Fire Board candidates sound off

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Voters will have choices for two Keizer Fire District Fire Board seats this month. In Position 3, James Mulhern, a 21-year veteran of Marion County Fire District No. 1, is running against Chet Patterson, one of the city founders and a former city councilor. In Position 5, voters […]

If the bar ain’t bendin’, you’re just pretendin’

If the bar ain’t bendin’, you’re just pretendin’

MHS teacher sets powerlift world record

Losing slide snapped by tie in boys tennis

Losing slide snapped by tie in boys tennis

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity tennis team has had a rough go of it in recent weeks. After three consecutive 8-0 losses, the team managed to tie West Salem High School 4-4. It’s becoming one of the dreaded rebuilding years. “Matches have been a struggle, but a […]

Lady Celts get big wins in tennis

Lady Celts get big wins in  tennis

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s girls varsity tennis team lost a match with McMinnville High School 6-2, but the two matches the team won were important ones. In No. 1 singles, Celtic freshman Hannah Childress took down Grizzly senior Caitlan Baker, one of the better players in the league, in […]

Softball team struggles with errors

Softball team struggles with errors

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s girls varsity softball team couldn’t overcome errors in the early going of a game with Forest Grove High School Friday, April 17. “We came out flat. It may have been having a whole week off but, in the first three innings, we kicked the ball […]

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 […]

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