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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 […]

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 […]

Top 10 sports stories of 2016

Top 10 sports stories of 2016

#10 McNary’s new gym floor McNary High School renovated its gymnasium thanks to $20,000 provided by the Athletic Booster Club. The project included painting both levels of the gym, along with refinishing the 15-year-old floor to include a McNary “M” at center court with ‘McNary” and “Celtics” at each baseline. Work began as soon as […]

Lady Celts stunned at West Albany

Lady Celts stunned at West Albany

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes ALBANY—McNary girls basketball coach Derick Handley said before the season started that the Greater Valley Conference had improved. At West Albany, he found out just how much as the Lady Celts opened league play Friday, Dec. 9 with a 48-41 loss. MHS swept the Bulldogs last season, outscoring them […]

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 […]

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 […]

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