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Lady Celts fall to undefeated teams

Lady Celts fall to undefeated teams

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The silver lining to the cloud that’s hung over the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team in its opening weeks is that it will finally be entering into contests with teams that aren’t undefeated. The Lady Celts are 0-4 after facing a line-up of teams that hasn’t […]

Celts edged by Timberwolves, Bulldogs can’t handle heat

Celts edged by Timberwolves, Bulldogs can’t handle heat

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a bit of luck, and even more focus moving forward, the McNary High School boys varsity basketball team will remember its loss to Tualatin High School as the one that got away. The Celtics faced the Timberwolves on the road Tuesday, Dec. 9, and narrowly missed getting […]

Mat men 6 for 6 in dual meets last week

Mat men 6 for 6 in dual meets last week

Ebbs takes down fourth-ranked Saxon, Venegas outduels regional champ

Lady Celts regroup after ‘robotic’ debut

Lady Celts regroup after ‘robotic’ debut

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School girls varsity basketball team’s return to the court Wednesday, Dec. 3, ended in a 38-31 loss for the Lady Celts. Head Coach Derrick Handley didn’t mince words when it came to assessing the situation. “We were looking a bit robotic. We had such a focus […]

France Dance show Friday, Dec. 19

France Dance show Friday, Dec. 19

North Salem High School will host the France School of Dance semi-annual performance Friday Dec. 19. Admission to the show is three cans of food or a $3 donation per person. All proceeds benefit the Keizer Community Food Bank. Students will perform tap, ballet, pointe and hip-hop routines. To date, the school has collected more […]

Mat men take third in tourney

Mat men take third in tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Alvarro Venegas was the only Celtic wrestler to emerge from a tournament with a clean record Friday, Dec. 5. Venegas won his first match, against Dallas High School’s Bailey Hise, in a 12-2 major decision, but it didn’t start off the way Venegas expected. […]

Hugo’s out of the shadows

Hugo’s out of the shadows

MHS grad walks path of deferred action

Last-second basket nets Celts first win

Last-second basket nets Celts first win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball team won its first game with a buzzer-beating basket Wednesday, Dec. 3. Senior Tregg Peterson tied up the game 64-64 with eight seconds left on the clock by knocking down two free throws. Then Peterson got a steal as the Sherwood […]

The responsibility of the majority

The responsibility of the majority

“The minority is always aware of who they are in the presence of the majority.” – Mat Johnson I was at a writer’s conference in Seattle earlier this year when Johnson, an author, imparted that bit of wisdom upon a room packed full of writers seeking a deeper understanding of how to treat those who […]

Wolverines make the grade in DOE report cards

Wolverines make the grade in DOE report cards

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Last November, report cards issued by the Oregon Department of Education hit administrators and teachers at Whiteaker Middle School like an anvil falling out of a clear, blue sky. “I’ll never forget the professional development meeting we had when we showed the scores (from the 2012-13) report cards. […]

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