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JV boys are CVC co-champs

JV boys are CVC co-champs

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Celts of the McNary High School boys junior varsity (JV) program had their ups and downs, but they finished the season as co-champions in the Central Valley Conference. While a 15-8 record certainly tells part of the tale, Jaren Jones, the junior varsity coach, said it […]

Lady Celts in hunt for tourney title

Lady Celts in hunt for tourney title

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  If there’s one lesson the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team took away from its 90-40 win over Sprague High School, it was this: it’s good to have goals. “We had a goal of getting 80 points when we got in and we made it to […]

Assassination in miniature

Assassination in miniature

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Think of it as sibling rivalry run amok. While there were many benefits to Whiteaker Middle School eighth grader Madison Rutter constructing a scale replica of Ford’s Theatre, one that she’ll likely hang onto longer than some others was outdoing her sister. “I just wanted to do something […]

Boys play for third, bye in play-in round

Boys play for third, bye in play-in round

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes They say it’s hard to beat a team three times in a season, but that wasn’t the case for the McKay High School boys varsity basketball team Friday, Feb. 21. The Royal Scots notched their third victory over the McNary High School Celtics this season with a 52-45 […]

Bowlers make Top 8 at state

Bowlers make Top 8 at state

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School bowling teams capped district titles with top eight finishes in the state tournament in Medford last weekend. While the teams awaited their final placement, the boys finished in fourth or fifth, while the girls finished seventh or eighth. Members from both teams cited difficult […]

Lady Celts finish third in league

Lady Celts finish third in league

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After a third place finish in the Central Valley Conference, the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team was set to take on the West Salem High School Titans in the second round of a tournament to decide state playoff seeding. The Friday, Feb. 21, game will […]

McNary singers, musicians release double-disc album

McNary singers, musicians release double-disc album

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The new McNary High School CD is a double-disc affair featuring not only choirs but the band and orchestra, too. “It was nice to have the band and orchestra included because we did so well last year,” said violinist Emily Wade. The new release, available at the […]

Groves gets first solo district title in 50 free

Groves gets first solo district title in 50 free

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Perry Groves was the sole district champion for the Celtics in the district swim meet Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15. Groves turned in a blistering 22.14 time, a personal record, in the the prelims of the 50 free and gave up only a […]

MHS arts made grad into jack-of-all-trades

MHS arts made grad into jack-of-all-trades

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Bentley Michaels was living in Los Angeles and attending classes at Musicians Institute in 2009 when his roommate bailed on him, leaving him holding the bag on a $1,200-a-month apartment. It’s a cliché, right? Someone heads to the bright lights of LA with a dream and little else […]

Boys take 2 of 3 in final CVC play

Boys take 2 of 3 in final CVC play

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Celtics meet the Royal Scots in boys basketball Friday, Feb. 21, the McNary High School team might just put a lid over their basket in the last 30 seconds of every quarter. When McNary met McKay High School earlier this season, the Scots escaped with a […]

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