Holiday Sparkles, a drive-through holiday experience, continues through Saturday, Dec. 23, at Powerland Heritage Park.
Author: Joshua Manes
Outside of the Salem-Keizer Public Schools district offices, more than 50 people lined the sidewalk in support of the Salem-Keizer Educators Association and the Association of Salem Keizer Education Support Professionals as the two unions are currently in mediation with the district for new contracts.
The Celts (5-2) came in averaging 71 points per game and allowing just 48, striving on a fast-paced transition offense stemming from their pressure defense. Centennial (6-2) prefers a slower, more deliberate pace, scoring 58 per game while holding opponents to 50.
Tuesday was definitely that slow Centennial pace. The two teams combined for just 35 points in the first half in a game Centennial would eventually win 55-47.
The Lady Celts went 1-2 at the Nike Interstate Shootout, placing 4th in the white bracket
McNary girls wrestling was busy last weekend with a pair of tournaments, both with positive results for the Lady Celts.
The Celts were down in Las Vegas over the weekend at the Diamondback Duals at Desert Oasis High School, going 6-1 in the 16-school tournament, enroute to a second place finish.
Keizer Fire District hosted the annual Candy Cane Drive-Through, giving families the chance to drive through the winter wonderland inside the KFD bay, and receive a greeting and signature holiday treat from Kris Kringle.
Alice Jones was there when the doors of McNary High School first opened in 1965. The school’s first choir director, and eventually the music chair, Jones left a legacy that is still seen, and heard, in the Keizer/Salem area long after she finished teaching, and will continue after her death on Dec. 4.
A letter signed by 13 current and former community leaders supporting Salem-Keizer Public Schools and urging union members to take the current financial issues the district is facing into consideration during bargaining was sent to the school board, SKPS, the Salem-Keizer Educators Association, the Association of Salem Keizer Education Support Professionals and media outlets on Tuesday.
Steven Adams scored 21, his second straight 20+ point game, as McNary dominated both ends of the court in a 75-47 win against Forest Grove Tuesday