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Celtics torch Grants Pass, Oregon City

Celtics torch Grants Pass, Oregon City

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Before the season, McNary boys basketball coach Ryan Kirch said, “Scoring won’t be an issue for us.” That wasn’t just coach speak. After blowing out Grants Pass 81-34 on the road Friday, Dec. 2, the Celtics throttled Oregon City 85-54  at home on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to start the […]

Kuch leads MHS swim team

Kuch leads MHS swim team

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes What does a swimmer do when she’s never lost an individual dual race in two high school seasons and already broken multiple district records before her junior year? What is she competing against? What’s next? Ask Marissa Kuch. “I kind of just race against McNary’s records,” said Kuch who […]

Celtics sights set on Portland

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 […]

Lady Celts cruise in season opener

Lady Celts cruise in season opener

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With the graduation of three of its top four scorers, McNary is looking for girls to step up and put the ball in the basket. For game one, it was Jaylene Montano and Kailey Doutt, who combined for 27 points as the Lady Celts rolled past Barlow 58-23 at […]

Lady Celts eye league title

Lady Celts eye league title

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s girls basketball team won a school record 23 games and finished fourth in the state last year but it was what they didn’t do that was on the minds of the Lady Celts two returning starters as practice began for the upcoming season. “Our goal this year is […]

McNary alum brings winning to Culver

McNary alum brings winning to Culver

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Dan Borresen, former volleyball coach at McNary High School, isn’t at all surprised by the success of one of his past players. Randi Viggiano graduated from McNary in 2000 and was a defensive specialist on the 1998 team that brought home the school’s first state trophy, finishing a school […]

Hunter makes college hoops decision official

Hunter makes college hoops decision official

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Sydney Hunter couldn’t wait to fulfill her dream of playing college basketball so on the first day of the early signing period, Wednesday, Nov. 9, she put pen to paper. The McNary senior, who averaged 10.8 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals per game for the Lady […]

Coburn gets 400th win

Coburn gets 400th win

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes More than 25 years ago, Kennedy High School in Mt. Angel was looking for a volleyball coach. Scott Coburn, who was coaching the boys basketball team at the time, said if the school could get him in contact with Chemeketa volleyball coach Terry McLaughlin, he would give it a […]

Wolverines sweep 4-0

Wolverines sweep 4-0

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School’s varsity volleyball team put an exclamation point on their undefeated league season, topping Keizer rival Claggett Creek 4-1 (25-10, 20-25, 25-5, 25-13, 15-5) on Tuesday, Nov. 1. “I think they played well,” Whiteaker head coach Scott Coburn said. “They had fun being at McNary and they […]

Martin leads big victory

Martin leads big victory

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Playing under the lights at McNary High School, the varsity football game between Claggett Creek and Whiteaker middle schools was back-and-forth for much of the first half. But then Claggett Creek running back Ethan Martin busted it wide open. Martin had three touchdowns in the game, including one as […]

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