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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 […]

Wolverines sweep 4-0

Wolverines sweep 4-0

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School’s varsity volleyball team put an exclamation point on their undefeated league season, topping Keizer rival Claggett Creek 4-1 (25-10, 20-25, 25-5, 25-13, 15-5) on Tuesday, Nov. 1. “I think they played well,” Whiteaker head coach Scott Coburn said. “They had fun being at McNary and they […]

Martin leads big victory

Martin leads big victory

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Playing under the lights at McNary High School, the varsity football game between Claggett Creek and Whiteaker middle schools was back-and-forth for much of the first half. But then Claggett Creek running back Ethan Martin busted it wide open. Martin had three touchdowns in the game, including one as […]

McNary’s football season ends in Tigard

McNary’s football season ends in Tigard

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes TIGARD—McNary had shining moments in the first round of the OSAA football playoffs. But they all came early as Tigard closed the first half with 35 unanswered points and rolled to a 58-28 victory over the Celtics on Friday, Nov. 4. The Tigers rushed for 235 yards and passed […]

Claggett wins as future Celtics on display

Claggett wins as future Celtics on display

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Playing under the lights at McNary High School, the varsity football game between Claggett Creek and Whiteaker middle schools was back-and-forth for much of the first half. But then Claggett Creek running back Ethan Martin busted it wide open. Martin had three touchdowns in the game, including one as […]

McNary defense lights out in fourth quarter of win at West Salem

McNary defense lights out in fourth quarter of win at West Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—McNary’s offense landed two haymakers in the first four minutes and the defense then finished the job in the second half as the Celtics knocked out one of the giants of the Greater Valley Conference, West Salem, 33-32 on Friday, Oct. 28. “This has been a long time coming,” […]

Whiteaker vs. Claggett Creek

Whiteaker vs. Claggett Creek

Keizer middle schools to face off on the gridiron

Lady Celts end volleyball season at Sunset

Lady Celts end volleyball season at Sunset

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Three of the top 12 teams in the state, West Salem, South Salem and Sprague, came out of the Greater Valley Conference. But when asked if Sunset was the best his girls have faced, McNary head coach Bruce Myers needed only a couple seconds to answer—“I’d say yes, that’s […]

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