Celtics sights set on Portland

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Optimism fills the McNary High School gym as the boys basketball team prepares for its upcoming season, which tips off Friday, Dec. 2 at Grants Pass. “It’s going to be a special group,” head coach Ryan Kirch said. “It could be as good as we’ve had. They’re just all good kids. They’ll all be enrolled in college next year. They’re all honor roll kids. They all come from great families. They’re all great friends. You just don’t get groups like this anymore. We’re talented in a lot of ways and have as much...

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