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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

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 […]

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