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McNary crushes Olympians, Grizzlies

McNary crushes Olympians, Grizzlies

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary looked more like the team coming off a night off than the one playing the second game of a back-to-back as the Celtics turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 75-55 victory over Sprague on Saturday, Jan. 14. “I think we scored a lot more in transition in […]

Playing as a team, Lady Celts defeat McMinnville, Sprague

Playing as a team, Lady Celts defeat McMinnville, Sprague

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s girls basketball team has found the key to success—playing together. In a 52-44 win over McMinnville on Friday, Jan. 13, four different girls scored at least nine points and the Lady Celts dished out 11 assists. The following night, in a 52-30 victory against Sprague, five girls scored […]

McNary sweeps 500 free at KROC Center

McNary sweeps 500 free at KROC Center

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—As McNary junior Sarah Eckert swam the final laps of the 500-yard freestyle, closing in on the leader, she wasn’t thinking about her runner-up finish in the 100 butterfly just 10 minutes earlier. “I feel like it makes swimming harder when you think about the races that you’ve already […]

McNary boys sink West Salem

McNary boys sink West Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes After nearly a month-long break from competition, McNary got back into the pool on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Swimming at the KROC Center, the boys topped West Salem 93-77 with the girls falling to the Titans 90-79. Senior Jake Wyer and sophomore Harrison Vaughn led the Celtics, each winning two […]

Celtics score season-low 47

Celtics score season-low 47

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—The game started just like most of McNary’s. Celtics win the tip, Matthew Ismay bounces a perfect pass to an open Easton Neitzel, who scores an easy layup to give McNary a quick 2-0 lead. It ended much differently as the Celtics, who came into West Salem averaging 76 […]

Lady Celts seek second scorer

Lady Celts seek second scorer

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—Still looking for a second scorer behind Sydney Hunter, the last thing McNary needed was the University of San Diego-bound senior to get in foul trouble. But with 1:42 remaining in the first quarter, Hunter picked up her third foul and was forced to the bench. To make matters […]

Present, future on display at Northwest Duals

Present, future on display at Northwest Duals

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes ALBANY—McNary went into the Northwest Duals having not wrestled in nearly three weeks, missing three veterans with illness or injuries, forfeiting four weight classes and had another four spots filled by either first-year or freshmen grapplers. And the results showed as the Celtics finished 1-8 on Thursday, Dec. 29 […]

McNary drops dual at West Salem

McNary drops dual at West Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—McNary had a two-point lead through nine matches at West Salem. But the Titans won the final five, including three by pin fall, to defeat the Celtics 51-26 on Thursday, Jan. 5 in their first Greater Valley Conference dual of the season. “As soon as we got done with […]

McNary sweeps Forest Grove

McNary sweeps Forest Grove

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Easton Neitzel looked like he was shooting on a bigger rim than everyone else. The McNary senior had a career high 30 points as the Celtics defeated Forest Grove 86-68 at home on Tuesday, Jan. 3. “Guys were finding me when I was open,” Neitzel said. “I hit some […]

Celtics finish Classic strong

Celtics finish Classic strong

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—McNary suffered its first loss of the season in the Capitol City Classic. But that doesn’t mean the tournament wasn’t a success. After falling to Mater Dei, a Catholic school in southern California, 64-60 on Wednesday, Dec. 21, the Celtics rebounded to defeat Evergreen, Wash. 80-42 on Thursday and […]

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