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Farr signs with Linfield

Farr signs with Linfield

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Sam Farr only had to look 28 miles northwest to McMinnville to fulfill his goal of playing college football. The offensive lineman signed with Linfield College on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the McNary library. “It was definitely a goal of mine and has been ever since I […]

Celtics prep for districts

Celtics prep for districts

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary went 2-6 in the Greater Valley Conference this season but head coach Jason Ebbs expects a stronger finish at the district meet on Feb. 17-18 at West Salem. The biggest reason is the Celtics are finally getting healthy. “We’re trying to slowly but surely put the puzzle pieces […]

Barker picks Air Force Academy

Barker picks Air Force Academy

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Kolby Barker considered canceling his visit to the Air Force Academy and committing to the University of Wyoming. He’s glad he didn’t as Barker signed a national letter of intent to play football with the military academy on Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the McNary library. The visit […]

Evans going to Webster University

Evans going to Webster University

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Kayla Evans was at work when she got a life-changing email from an university she’d never heard of located 10 miles west of St. Louis, Mo. “I read it and I literally started crying,” said Evans of the letter from Webster University offering her the opportunity to […]

McNary recognizes senior wrestlers in final dual

McNary recognizes senior wrestlers in final dual

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Jason Ebbs wasn’t just McNary seniors Wyatt Kessler, Sean Burrows and Carlos Vincent’s coach for four years. He also knew them as young children on the Celtic Mat Club and as friends to his son, Brayden and daughter, Taylor. “That’s just a different deal right there,” Ebbs said. “That’s […]

Celtics respond against West Albany

Celtics respond against West Albany

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Back at full strength, McNary did what it does best—score in transition. With four players in double digits, the Celtics routed West Albany 78-47 at home on Friday, Feb. 3. The Bulldogs scored the first basket of the game but McNary, using a 1-3-1 zone defense, responded with a […]

Lady Celts even the score with West Albany

Lady Celts even the score with West Albany

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary head coach Derick Handley told his girls basketball team to keep playing hard even when shots weren’t falling or things weren’t going their way. They listened as the Lady Celts came from behind to defeat West Albany 35-29 on Friday, Feb. 3. “Tonight was a great example that […]

Seniors win final swim meet

Seniors win final swim meet

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM–What they lack in numbers, McNary’s six seniors more than make up for in leadership. “It’s a small group but they do a lot,” Celtics head coach Casey Lewin said. “They motivate kids in practice. They set a good example. They’ll be missed for sure.” Jake Wyer, Parker Dean, […]

Celtics hold on, win first dual

Celtics hold on, win first dual

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With McNary holding on to a four-point lead entering the final match of the night, all Noah Gatchet had to do was not get pinned. But the Celtic freshman decided to do his team one better, picking up a 11-6 decision over Kelton Bollier as McNary defeated South Salem […]

Lady Celts knock rust off at Sprague

Lady Celts knock rust off at Sprague

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—After a nearly two week break from game action, McNary needed about three quarters to begin looking like its normal self Friday, Jan. 27 in a 53-33 victory at Sprague. “It was pretty obvious that we hadn’t played in 10 days,” Lady Celts head coach Derick Handley said. “We […]

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