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Celt alum headed to U of I as trainer

Celt alum headed to U of I as trainer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Erin Hento played a number of sports in her time at McNary High School, but softball was always her focus. It landed her on the softball team for George Fox University (GFU) where she is getting a degree in sports medicine, but it was a lesson learned at […]

Playoff bye on the line for Celtic baseball in final games

Playoff bye on the line for Celtic baseball in final games

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team was clinging onto third place in the Central Valley Conference after a win and loss last week. The Celts (6-6 in league, 10-12 overall) will have to win its final games of the season with McKay, North Salem and West Salem […]

LAX team takes second in league

LAX team takes second in league

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If there were any doubters left among local lacrosse fans, the McNary High School varsity lacrosse team put them to rest Monday, May 12. After beating the South Salem High School Saxons in their first game of league play this season, the Celts repeated the feat in a […]

Golf claims league title

Golf claims league title

First time in 44 years

Carousel to host Trailblazers rally Saturday

Carousel to host Trailblazers rally Saturday

Salem’s Riverfront Carousel is getting into NBA playoff fever with a celebration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Trailblazers fans will gather around the carousel when they hear the Rip City music playing. Once the music stops the crowd will give a rousing cheer. The first 77 fans will receive a free carousel ride. […]

Brattain signs on with OIT Owls

Brattain signs on with OIT Owls

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  The first time Daniel Brattain appeared on Ken Scott’s radar, he was in eighth grade. Scott, the hurdling coach for the McNary High School track and field team, is always on the hunt for potential hurdlers making their way to McNary’s team, but Brattain stood out. “I saw […]

Coaches at MHS prepped alum for career as athletic director

Coaches at MHS prepped alum for career as athletic director

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The lesson Boone Marker remembers most vividly from his days as a McNary High School athlete was also one of his earliest. “I made a snide remark during baseball tryouts of my freshman year. It got back to Coach (Craig) Nicholas,” Marker said. “I waited and waited for […]

Maghan to AD Hall of Fame

Maghan to AD Hall of Fame

Mike Maghan, McNary High School’s former athletic director, is being inducted to the Oregon Athletic Directors Association’s Hall of Fame. Maghan served as an athletic director a total of 31 years beginning at Sacred Heart Academy followed by service at Gervais High School, Dallas High School and McNary. He was a passionate proponent of coaches’ […]

Baseball team starts 1-1

Baseball team starts 1-1

          By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team stumbled a bit in its first outing Monday, March 17. The Celtics lost 3-1 to Reynolds High School. McNary struggled to put runners on the bases in the early going. Senior Connor Suing made it to […]

Mat Club shines in region, state

Mat Club shines  in region, state

      By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School Mat Club was well-represented in the regional tournament Saturday, March 8. The team posted four state qualifiers and several top finishers. Brayden Ebbs took first at 100 pounds; Tony Castaneda took second at 90 pounds; Jacob Doerfler took third at 195 […]

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