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Lady Celts come up short in home finale

Lady Celts come up short in home finale

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Sydney Hunter, Jaylene Montano, Gabby Schmit and Kelsey Koenig’s final home game at McNary wasn’t one they’ll likely want to remember as the Lady Celts lost to West Salem 55-44 on Friday, Feb. 17. “Inconsistent effort” and “inconsistent execution” were the reasons head coach Derick Handley gave for the […]

Eckert paces Celtics at GVC meet

Eckert paces Celtics at GVC meet

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary junior Sarah Eckert led the Celtics at the Greater Valley Conference Championships, finishing fifth in the 500-yard free in 5:42.21 and eighth in the 100 butterfly in 1:06.70. Swimming on Feb. 10-11 at the McMinnville Aquatic Center, Eckert also helped the McNary girls 200 free relay with Emily […]

A fond farewell: Celtics blow out West Salem

A fond farewell: Celtics blow out West Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes When Matthew Ismay and Cade Goff cracked the McNary varsity lineup as freshmen four years ago, the Celtics were coming off two of the worst seasons of any basketball team in the state. In the two seniors final regular season home game, McNary suffocated the No. 4 ranked team […]

Vincent wins district championship

Vincent wins district championship

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—When McNary sophomore Enrique Vincent’s knee swelled up early in the wrestling season, he didn’t know if he’d be able to recover in time to compete for a district championship. After finally getting cleared, Vincent ran twice a day, in the morning before school and then after practice, to […]

Farr signs with Linfield

Farr signs with Linfield

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Sam Farr only had to look 28 miles northwest to McMinnville to fulfill his goal of playing college football. The offensive lineman signed with Linfield College on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the McNary library. “It was definitely a goal of mine and has been ever since I […]

Celtics prep for districts

Celtics prep for districts

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary went 2-6 in the Greater Valley Conference this season but head coach Jason Ebbs expects a stronger finish at the district meet on Feb. 17-18 at West Salem. The biggest reason is the Celtics are finally getting healthy. “We’re trying to slowly but surely put the puzzle pieces […]

Barker picks Air Force Academy

Barker picks Air Force Academy

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Kolby Barker considered canceling his visit to the Air Force Academy and committing to the University of Wyoming. He’s glad he didn’t as Barker signed a national letter of intent to play football with the military academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the McNary library. The visit […]

Evans going to Webster University

Evans going to Webster University

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Kayla Evans was at work when she got a life-changing email from an university she’d never heard of located 10 miles west of St. Louis, Mo. “I read it and I literally started crying,” said Evans of the letter from Webster University offering her the opportunity to […]

McNary recognizes senior wrestlers in final dual

McNary recognizes senior wrestlers in final dual

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Jason Ebbs wasn’t just McNary seniors Wyatt Kessler, Sean Burrows and Carlos Vincent’s coach for four years. He also knew them as young children on the Celtic Mat Club and as friends to his son, Brayden and daughter, Taylor. “That’s just a different deal right there,” Ebbs said. “That’s […]

Celtics respond against West Albany

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 […]

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