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Lady Celts start 3-1

Lady Celts start 3-1

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s girls varsity softball team is off to a roaring start for the second time in two years. The girls are 3-1 after four preseason contests. The Lady Celts started the season with a 12-0 win over Grant High School Monday, March 16. McNary already had […]

Lady Celts return with big power at the plate

Lady Celts return with big power at the plate

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The drawback and the boon to adding three new softball teams to the league this season is that all three are something like powerhouses. “One of the things that it will have an impact on is power ratings. When we have a struggling program somewhere in the league, […]

Everything you need to know about McNary’s turf project

Everything you need to know about McNary’s turf project

McNary High School will be installing a new artificial turf field this summer. The turf will replace the existing grass field, which means McKay High School will be the only high school in the Salem-Keizer School District with a natural field. In the two months since Keizertimes last talked with organizers, the project has continued […]

McNary baseball back in the swing

McNary baseball back in the swing

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Last year, the McNary High School varsity baseball made it to the playoffs and took out powerhouse Jesuit High School in the first round of the playoffs. The Celtics finished third in league with a conference record of 8-7. It was the best year yet in Head Coach […]

Celt ‘Garbage Man’ is league’s top defender

Celt ‘Garbage Man’ is league’s top defender

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Earlier this season, Ryan Kirch, McNary’s head basketball coach, was watching film with the team and let it slip that sophomore Mathew Ismay was the squad’s “garbage man.” “He gets offensive rebounds and put backs, easy lay-ins at the rim, gets to the free throw line. He does […]

Girls’ early lead crumbles in final minutes at Clackamas

Girls’ early lead crumbles in final minutes at Clackamas

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Lady Celts began their first round state playoff game with a 13-6 lead, but a scoring drought in the fourth quarter led to a 56-43 loss to Clackamas High School in girls varsity basketball. “We were up five at halftime and were able to stretch it to […]

Boys ousted in Medford

Boys ousted in Medford

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball team ended its season with a 63-56 loss to North Medford High School Friday, March 6. The boys duked it out with the Black Tornadoes until the final minutes of the game. “It was a one-point game with two minutes to […]

Ebbs sixth in state

Ebbs sixth in state

McNary High School’s other wrestlers in the state tournament were led by freshman Brayden Ebbs. Ebbs took sixth in state at 120 pounds after coming in second at the district tournament and ousted the No. 1 seed in the tournament along the way. Junior Joey Kibbey knocked out the No. 1 seed in the state […]

Auvinen on new role: ‘Keep them guessing’

Auvinen on new role: ‘Keep them guessing’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School football players didn’t need to wait long to find out who their new head coach would be Monday, March 2. “When Coach (Isaac) Parker said that he had another opportunity, I knew we had some big shoes to fill. He did great things to build […]

Volcanoes paying for a volcano slide at Big Toy

Volcanoes paying for a volcano slide at Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It would be expected for any large structure like the Big Toy being planned for Keizer Rapids Park to have a slide or two. How can a slide get a Keizer twist? Well, a volcano slide would do the trick. Jerry Walker, owner of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball team, […]

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