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Celts edged by Timberwolves, Bulldogs can’t handle heat

Celts edged by Timberwolves, Bulldogs can’t handle heat

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a bit of luck, and even more focus moving forward, the McNary High School boys varsity basketball team will remember its loss to Tualatin High School as the one that got away. The Celtics faced the Timberwolves on the road Tuesday, Dec. 9, and narrowly missed getting […]

Mat men 6 for 6 in dual meets last week

Mat men 6 for 6 in dual meets last week

Ebbs takes down fourth-ranked Saxon, Venegas outduels regional champ

Lady Celts regroup after ‘robotic’ debut

Lady Celts regroup after ‘robotic’ debut

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School girls varsity basketball team’s return to the court Wednesday, Dec. 3, ended in a 38-31 loss for the Lady Celts. Head Coach Derrick Handley didn’t mince words when it came to assessing the situation. “We were looking a bit robotic. We had such a focus […]

Mat men take third in tourney

Mat men take third in tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School senior Alvarro Venegas was the only Celtic wrestler to emerge from a tournament with a clean record Friday, Dec. 5. Venegas won his first match, against Dallas High School’s Bailey Hise, in a 12-2 major decision, but it didn’t start off the way Venegas expected. […]

Last-second basket nets Celts first win

Last-second basket nets Celts first win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball team won its first game with a buzzer-beating basket Wednesday, Dec. 3. Senior Tregg Peterson tied up the game 64-64 with eight seconds left on the clock by knocking down two free throws. Then Peterson got a steal as the Sherwood […]

Lady Celts fielding small, focused team

Lady Celts fielding small, focused team

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity bowling team may not have the depth of their male counterparts this season, but the Lady Celts are hopeful despite it. “We’ve got a really strong group, and we did pretty well in our first tournament even though we were missing a […]

Celt boys hit lanes with powerful line-up

Celt boys hit lanes with powerful line-up

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes With a potent mix of seasoned and new talent, the McNary High School boys varsity bowling team is set to outdo themselves this season. “Last season, we only missed the finals of the state tournament by a few pins and, this year, we’re better,” said Dan Kaplan, McNary […]

Wrestlers return in tourney Friday

Wrestlers return in tourney Friday

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Many wrestling programs wouldn’t invite some of the top contenders in the state to their house for the first tournament year after year, but Jason Ebbs, McNary head coach, wouldn’t have it any other way. “There’s only one way to get better and that’s to wrestle the best […]

Lady Celt basketball returns with 3 teams

Lady Celt basketball returns with 3 teams

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Derick Handley, the new head coach of the McNary High School girls basketball program, has many reasons to be excited this season. It starts with him transferring to McNary from McKay High School, where he headed up the Royal Scot program. It’s the first time in two years […]

New Celtic swim coach a Valley League champ

New Celtic swim coach a Valley League champ

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Earlier this month, and for the first time in decades, McNary High School swimmers hit the water under the guidance of a new head coach. Casey Lewin, a graduate of Sprague High School and swimming coach at Courthouse Fitness in south Salem, has been tapped to take the […]

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