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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 […]

Celtics lose non conference game to North Medford

Celtics lose non conference game to North Medford

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary head coach Jeff Auvinen was blunt after his team’s 38-17 loss to North Medford on Friday, Oct. 21. The Celtics laid an egg. “They just played a lot harder than we did,” Auvinen said. “They took it to us and played with more intensity. We got caught kind […]

Lady Celts come from behind to tie South Salem, earn play-in game

Lady Celts come from behind to tie South Salem, earn play-in game

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Kayla Evans was fighting back tears before her last home soccer game at McNary. But afterwards she couldn’t stop smiling as the Lady Celtics earned themselves a state play-in game with a 1-1 tie against South Salem on Thursday, Oct. 20. “I’ve played with some of these girls since […]

Whiteaker volleyball off to hot start

Whiteaker volleyball off to hot start

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School’s volleyball teams are off to a blazing start. After three weeks of matches, the four teams are a combined 13-1 in league play. “We have always spent a lot of time focusing on the fundamentals of the game,” said Whiteaker physical education teacher Scott Coburn, who […]

Football: Celtics dominate West Albany

Football: Celtics dominate West Albany

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes On paper, McNary-West Albany looked like it would go just like most of the Celtics other Greater Valley Conference games this season—a back-and-forth battle to the end. However, McNary had something else in mind. Setting the tone with a 15-play, 62-yard scoring drive to open the game, the Celtics […]

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