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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 […]

Celtics stun McMinnville

Celtics stun McMinnville

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes MCMINNVILLE—With 1:25 remaining, McNary trailed by four points. Two of the Celtics top offensive weapons had just dropped back-to-back passes, unable to catch a slick and heavy waterlogged ball. Facing a fourth-and-25 just inside its opponent’s 30-yard line, McNary called its last time out. The McMinnville home crowd was […]

Whiteaker continues winning streak

Whiteaker continues winning streak

Claggett falls to Judson

Lady Celts get ‘huge’ win

Lady Celts get ‘huge’ win

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Kayla Evans had been waiting for a win like this. Behind strong team defense, the Lady Celts passed their first true test of the season, shutting out Gresham 2-0 at home on Thursday, Sept. 8. The Gophers have been a mainstay in the state tournament, getting at […]

Celtics come from behind (twice) to top North Salem

Celtics come from behind (twice) to top North Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—With four seconds remaining in the first half, McNary quarterback Josiah Gilbert threw a prayer into the end zone to Brendan Van Voorhis, who was able to haul it in for a 52-yard touchdown. But the magic didn’t end there, not even close, as the Celtics stormed from behind […]

McNary shuts out Lebanon for first win

McNary shuts out Lebanon for first win

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes After scoring one goal on a penalty kick in its first game, McNary put an emphasis on finishing. It paid off as the Celtics scored two goals in the first five minutes of Thursday’s contest on their way to a 7-0 shutout of Lebanon. “That was our expectation,” McNary […]

Boys of Summer

Boys of Summer

Cubs go undefeated

Cancer not slowing Keizer man down

Cancer not slowing Keizer man down

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes George Krause went to the USA Track and Field Masters Outdoor Championships not to just battle the other five participants in his age group, 50-54, but to compete against himself, and cancer. And he won. In the pentathlon, which includes the 200 and 1,500-meter runs, long jump, and discus […]

Titans nationally known

Titans nationally known

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The Oregon Titans opened the 16U Gold American Softball Association/USA National Championship 5-0 but up next was a team, Washington Majestics, they had fallen to 9-1 just earlier this summer. “It was probably the toughest team we’d ever seen, this year when we stepped on the field,” Titans President […]

All-City meet Saturday

All-City meet Saturday

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The best swim club in Salem-Keizer will be determined Saturday when six teams jump in the pool for the All-City meet, held at Holiday beginning at 10 a.m. Northwood, last summer’s champion, showed it’s at least the top team in Keizer by defeating Northview Terrace 398-227 on Thursday, July […]

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