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Walker headed to St. Martin’s

Walker headed to St. Martin’s

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Before the varsity baseball season got underway last spring, Head Coach Larry Keeker heard the same thing about Mickey Walker from two different assistants during an intrasquad scrimmage. “They said Mickey knows he belongs, and he knows he belongs on the mound. When he walks out there and […]

2014 season took toll on gridders’ bodies, spirits

2014 season took toll on gridders’ bodies, spirits

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At the beginning of the football season, the McNary High School varsity football team was expected to be a major player in the new Greater Valley Conference. However, a key early loss and then an ever-growing number of injuries began taking its toll on the team, and the […]

Mother-daughter pair tackle team injuries

Mother-daughter pair tackle team injuries

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the McNary High School varsity football team’s game with Sprague High School, junior kicker Parker Janssen took hit as he made a point-after attempt. With one tackler in front of him and another coming over his back, Parker ended up on the ground and, within a couple […]

Lady Celts stymied in state tourney

Lady Celts stymied in state tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team finished its season in the state’s Elite 8, but the team struggled to make headway against the tougher teams in the field at the state tournament Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8. The Lady Celts drew Jesuit High School in […]

Pioneers dash Celtic playoff run

Pioneers dash Celtic playoff run

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 38-6 loss to Oregon City there ended McNary’s football season Friday. The Celtics, who ended the season at 5-5 (5-3 in Greater Valley Conference play), were troubled by injuries most of the season and could not shut down the passing of Thomas Hamilton or the running of Richie […]

Ousted in 1st round

Ousted in 1st round

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity soccer team ran out of miracles in its first-round state playoff game Saturday, Nov. 1. The Celtics hosted South Medford in the game that ended in a 5-1 loss for McNary and an ouster from the playoff scene. “We were in control, […]

Playoffs round 1: Celts need win over Pioneers

Playoffs round 1: Celts need win over Pioneers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team will have its work cut out for it in the first round of the state playoffs Friday, Nov. 7. The 20th-ranked Celtics (5-3 in conference, 5-4 overall) drew 13th-ranked Oregon City High School (6-1, 6-3) as their first foes of the […]

Celtics edge Olys 34-33

Celtics edge Olys 34-33

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Sprague High School Olympians were first to attack, but the McNary High School varsity football team won the day in a 34-33 squeaker Friday, Oct. 31. Sprague took only two-and-a-half minutes off the clock in its first drive and capped it with a touchdown for a 7-0 […]

Lady Celts make Elite 8

Lady Celts make Elite 8

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team made it to the Elite 8 in the state with a 3-1 win over Newberg High School Saturday, Nov. 1. Senior Lauren Hudgins put down the final point in the match, but she was quick to call it a team effort. […]

Netters take second in GVC

Netters take second in GVC

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Claiming second place in the Greater Valley Conference meant the Lady Celt varsity volleyball team got to host its first playoff game Wednesday past press time. The McNary netters (21-7 overall) drew Gresham High School (7-13 overall) in the opening round. “I hope we can play our game […]

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