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Gridders host Saxons

Gridders host Saxons

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team hosts the league leading South Salem High School Saxons in the penultimate game of the regular season Friday, Oct. 24. The undefeated Saxons (7-0 overall, 6-0 in conference) arrive in Keizer with a headful of steam and will face a McNary […]

Wheels come off in 41-0 loss to Titans

Wheels come off in 41-0 loss to Titans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The hosting West Salem High School Titans blanked the McNary High School varsity football team in their game Friday, Oct. 17. The 41-0 final score left the Titans in sole control of second place in the Greater Valley Conference and forced the Celtics into a three-way tie for […]

Lady Celts bounce back after second loss

Lady Celts bounce back after second loss

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In what’s become a stellar run through the Greater Valley Conference in its first season, the Lady Celt varsity volleyball team has only lost matches to league-leaders West Albany High School. The Bulldogs escaped with a 3-1 win in the teams’ contest Monday, Oct. 6, but McNary High […]

Caballero gets hat trick in 4-1 win

Caballero gets hat trick in 4-1 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Jose Daniel Caballero had hot feet in a boys varsity soccer game against Forest Grove High School Monday, Oct. 13. Caballero’s teammates had taken to calling him “Hat Trick” after scoring three of the Celts’ four goals in a 4-1 win. “We were pressuring the […]

Celts vie with Titans for 2nd in GVC

Celts vie with Titans for 2nd in GVC

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  It’s been more than a month since the McNary High School varsity football team faced an opponent putting up offensive numbers anywhere in the vicinity of the West Salem High School Titans. The Titans, the No. 2 team in the Greater Valley Conference (4-1 in conference, 5-1 overall), […]

Gridders surge to win over Forest Grove in second half

Gridders surge to win over Forest Grove in second half

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Tanner Walker had two touchdown catches and a pick-six in the Celtics game with Forest Grove High School Vikings. Walker intercepted a Viking pass in the final minutes of the game to drive a nail in the coffin of a 32-10 final score. “They threw […]

Girls on hunt for ‘calming’ center

Girls on hunt for ‘calming’ center

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity soccer team fell to West Albany High School 3-1 late last week and reversed the score in a 3-1 win over McKay High School Monday, Oct. 6. “When we calm the ball down and don’t play frantically we do really well, but […]

Boys set to upset league leaders

Boys set to upset league leaders

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When the McNary High School boys varsity soccer team faced off with McMinnville High School Wednesday, Oct. 8, a tie wasn’t going to cut it. “We have to stay focused and be ready for anything,” said Paulo Reyes, a McNary junior. Going into the contest, which was held […]

Lady Celts beat Saxons in five sets

Lady Celts beat Saxons in five sets

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the early going of a much-hyped match-up between the McNary High School Celtics and the South Salem High School Saxons, the Lady Celts seemed to have complete control of the match. Then the Saxons found their footing. McNary had as much as a six-point lead over the […]

One second, one kick wins it

One second, one kick wins it

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a single second left in a game against McMinnville High School, McNary High School’s AJ Johnk, a sophomore, hit a field goal from 30 yards out that gave the Celtics a 42-39 win. It was Johnk’s first kick for the varsity team. He’d hit one from 40 […]

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