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Celtics return to field, courts

Celtics return to field, courts

McNary High School fall sports return with a vengeance next week just as the 2014-15 school year gets underway. School reclassifications and league realignments mean that the Celtics will be facing a deeper well of opponents throughout the season and will do without a number of non-league contests that would normally give the teams more […]

Fun, family come first for new girls soccer coach

Fun, family come first for new girls soccer coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes AJ Nash’s primary goal as first-year head coach of the McNary High School girls soccer program is to foster a family atmosphere. If the first day of practice was any indication, the Lady Celts might make his job easy. “Today, we had a senior transfer student come out […]

McNary alum makes return as XC coach

McNary alum makes return as XC coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rob Wood’s introduction to running was a result of his somewhat lackluster performance as a discus thrower in middle school. “I joined track because a lot of my friends were doing it. They put me into the discus and I threw it 40 feet and was last place. […]

Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

Hildebrand headed to Cali’s Diablo Valley

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Rushing for more than 1,000 yards in a single high school football season is no small feat. McNary High School alum Brett Hildebrand did it twice. Hildebrand rose to become a pillar of the Celtic offense on the gridiron during his junior year and helped pave the way […]

New McNary cheer coach sets out to rebuild program

New McNary cheer coach sets out to rebuild program

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Stephanie Salzer’s plans as new head coach of the McNary High School cheerleading program include nothing less than redefining what Celtic Spirit means. “We’re rebuilding from the ground up,” said Salzer. “We’re reinstituting our summer camp, getting new uniforms and really trying to fix school spirit at McNary.” […]

‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The grin McNary High School grad Perry Groves gets when you ask him what he’s most excited about in regard to his future as a Portland State University linebacker is infectious. “I’m really excited for everything,” Groves, who plans to study mechanical engineering, said. “I wanted to find […]

Lady Celts hosting first camp under new coach

Lady Celts hosting first camp under new coach

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls basketball program is hosting a camp for hopeful future Celtics July 1-3. It will double as an opportunity for athletes and their families to meet the Lady Celts’ new head coach, Derick Handley. “We’ll be looking for the next Madi Hingston or Sydney […]

MHS, PSU alum kicking for Thunder

MHS, PSU alum kicking for Thunder

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It’s surprising to hear Zach Ramirez talk about his success at Portland State University as “unexpected.” Ramirez, who went by Zach Brown when he was a Celtic at McNary High School, started racking up school records as a sophomore and continued growth led to his being named as […]

Hittner signs with Lutes

Hittner signs with Lutes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Garrett Hittner made the same impression on Jud Keim that he makes on many people. “We thought highly of him from day one,” said Keim, assistant head coach of the Pacific Lutheran University football team. “He’s a great character kid: humble, heart for others, a good sense of […]

‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Isaac Parker, head coach of the McNary High School football program, remembers the very first moment he saw Hayden Gosling throw a football. “I remember seeing him throw the ball in the gym with some buddies, and I texted Coach (Josh) Vanlue right away and said, ‘I think […]

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