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Volcanoes’ new coach preps for old team’s leading role

Volcanoes’ new coach preps for old team’s leading role

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes “I learned about a lot of things.” So said Kyle Haines, new manager of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, when asked about his preparations for his new job. Haines, 32, played shortstop for the Volcanoes in 2004 and had his first managing job last year in the Frontier League, an independent […]

Girls finish GVC in third place

Girls finish GVC in third place

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity basketball team started its game against Sprague High School with an unanswered 17-point run Friday, Feb. 20. Despite the feat, neither players nor coaches were exactly thrilled with the play in the 70-25 win. “We handled them well by going through the […]

First time since 2009: GVC Champs

First time since 2009: GVC Champs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball players are league champs. “It feels great. It’s taken a while, but it’s awesome to start as the last teams in the state and end up here ranked in the top 10,” said Celt senior Devon Dunagan. A 63-51 win over […]

Dislocated shoulder doesn’t stop wrestler

Dislocated shoulder doesn’t stop wrestler

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes SPRAGUE — Thirty seconds into his finals match at the district wrestling tournament, Alvarro Venegas, a McNary High School senior, dislocated his shoulder. “The best we can figure it, he had an underhook on me and when I tried to pry down it just popped out,” said Venegas. […]

Celts show their mettle against Titans, Grizzlies

Celts show their mettle against Titans, Grizzlies

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A 62-28 win over McMinnville High School Friday, Feb. 13, was a display of just how much the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team has grown in recent weeks. When the two teams met a little more than three weeks ago, the Grizzlies gave the Celts a […]

Exceeding Expectations

Exceeding Expectations

Peterson takes star status in stride

After open-heart surgery 11-year-old back in the game

After open-heart surgery 11-year-old back in the game

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Mehki China was practicing with his baseball team last spring when something started going wrong. “I got panicked because it was hard to breathe and I started stumbling,” said Mehki, who was 10 years old at the time. He had been diagnosed with sports-induced asthma prior to this […]

Boys cage McMinnville, need rally to beat West Salem

Boys cage McMinnville, need rally to beat West Salem

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A tie at the end of the first half in a game between the McNary High School and McMinnville High School’s boys varsity basketball teams ended in a 57-42 win for the Celts, Friday, Feb. 13. The Grizzlies were first to the board, but a pair of quick […]

Celtics to top ranks in two weight classes at district meet

Celtics to top ranks in two weight classes at district meet

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s varsity wrestling team will have two no. 1 seeds headed into the wrestling district meet Friday, Feb. 20. The event gets underway at 10 a.m. at Sprague High School in Salem. The two wrestlers entering the tournament as top seeds are at opposite ends of […]

Mat men escape Vikings 38-37

Mat men escape Vikings 38-37

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity wrestling team survived a dual meet with North Salem High School by the skin of its teeth Thursday, Feb. 5. The Celtics won 38-37. It came down to a few matches decided by pin rather than decision, said Jason Ebbs, McNary head coach. […]

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