Day: February 7, 2017

Celtics respond against West Albany

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Back at full strength, McNary did what it does best—score in transition. With four players in double digits, the Celtics routed West Albany 78-47 at home on Friday, Feb. 3. The Bulldogs scored the first basket of the game but McNary, using a 1-3-1 zone defense, responded with a 15-2 run. “We intended to come out strong and respond differently than others games because we were in a slump,” said McNary senior Adam Harvey, who finished with 15 points. “We wanted to come out with a lot of energy and play to our strengths. On defense, we were really getting a lot of deflections on the ball and getting a piece of it and getting on transition for easy layups.” After West Albany knocked down a 3-pointer, the Celtics ended the first quarter with a 15-7 lead. McNary then continued to dominate in the second period, opening with a 14-5 run, capped off by a 3-point play and then 3-pointer by junior Lucas Garvey off the bench. Garvey finished with 13 points but Celtics coach Ryan Kirch was just as impressed with his defense. “He really set the tone,” Kirch said. “You look at guys like Matt (Ismay) and Adam (Harvey) and you expect them to do those things all the time but Lucas’ development to where he was at at the beginning...

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Lady Celts even the score with West Albany

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary head coach Derick Handley told his girls basketball team to keep playing hard even when shots weren’t falling or things weren’t going their way. They listened as the Lady Celts came from behind to defeat West Albany 35-29 on Friday, Feb. 3. “Tonight was a great example that they (West Albany) had a lead and we still played hard and if you do that long enough good things will start to happen for you,” Handley said. The Lady Celts trailed 27-24 when the game turned with 2:10 remaining as McNary senior Sydney Hunter, playing with four fouls, stole the basketball, made a layup on the other end and was fouled. “I was just trying to make contact because I knew we were down three,” Hunter said. After Hunter knocked down the free throw to complete the 3-point play and tie the game 27-27, the McNary defense got a stop and Kailey Doutt passed the ball to Abigail Hawley, whose jump shot gave the Lady Celts a 29-27 lead with 1:34 remaining. After West Albany senior Saylor Siegner made two free throws to even the score, Hunter missed the front end of a 1-and-1 but got a defensive rebound and went back to the line. Hunter made the first free throw, missed the second but got the offensive rebound and the ball to...

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Seniors win final swim meet

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM–What they lack in numbers, McNary’s six seniors more than make up for in leadership. “It’s a small group but they do a lot,” Celtics head coach Casey Lewin said. “They motivate kids in practice. They set a good example. They’ll be missed for sure.” Jake Wyer, Parker Dean, Alex Sharabarin, Aysha Alfaro, Bryce Looney and Gavin Jaqua left their final high school meet in the Kroc Center winners as McNary combined to outscore North Salem 248-60 on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Along with winning the 50-yard freestyle in 24.52, Wyer also helped the 200 medley relay team of Dean, Brock Wyer and Harrison Vaughn place first in 2:00.50. Jake Wyer, Vaughn, Wyatt Sherwood and Grant Biondi then won the 200 free relay in 1:40.67. Dean, Biondi, Sherwood and Jack O’Connor took first in the 400 free relay in 4:08.42. Gavin Jaqua had the fastest time in the 100 fly, finishing in 1:09.83. Bryce Looney won the 500 free in 6:59.74. Sharabarin touched the wall first in the 200 free, finishing in 2:25.70. For the girls, Alfaro took third in the 500 free in 7:59.68. The underclassmen also shined for McNary. Freshman Alyssa Garvey won the 50 free in 27.60 and the 100 fly in 1:14.70. Sophomore Emma Garland had the fastest time in the 200 free, finishing in 2:29.58. Kylie McCarty placed first...

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