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Softball coach takes cues from her time as a Celtic

Softball coach takes cues from her time as a Celtic

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Lucy Shaw’s McNary High School volleyball and softball teams did quite well for themselves in her senior year, but don’t ask her for the number of wins and losses. “I remember what happened on the bus trip to the state tournament or what happened at the hotel, not […]

MHS alum building community around Royal Scot hoops

MHS alum building community around Royal Scot hoops

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some days, Matt Espinoza is still trying to figure out just how the McNary High School varsity basketball team went on a 23-4 tear through the ranks of the OSAA in his senior year, 2002-03.. “We started the season 1-2, we weren’t the most athletic team, we had […]

Doutt headed to George Fox Bruins

Doutt headed to George Fox Bruins

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For anyone who follows McNary High School basketball it will likely come as no surprise that senior Johnathan Doutt will be continuing his athletic career in college. Doutt, a three-year starter on the varsity team who averaged 17 points a game and shot an astonishing 97 percent from […]

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 […]

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