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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 […]

Shorthanded Celtics fall at Sprague

Shorthanded Celtics fall at Sprague

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—McNary (14-4, 7-3) got within one possession in the fourth quarter but with one starter out with an injury and another playing through the flu, the Celtics ran out of gas at Sprague. “Not having two of our top eight or nine really hurt us,” McNary head coach Ryan […]

McNary halfway through league play

McNary halfway through league play

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary boys basketball coach Ryan Kirch knew playing in the Greater Valley Conference would be tough. He just didn’t realize how tough. “By far it’s the best league in the state for a number of reasons,” Kirch said. “One, there’s some very good coaching. Two, there’s some very good […]

Celtics hold off South Salem, win first dual

Celtics hold off South Salem, 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 […]

McNary nearly upsets Saxons

McNary nearly upsets Saxons

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—McNary (9-6, 4-3) went into South Salem and almost knocked off one of the top girls basketball teams in the state. Kailey Doutt had 20 points and Anita Lao added 17 but the Lady Celts came up just short, 58-56, on Tuesday, Jan. 17 to the defending Greater Valley […]

McNary crushes Olympians, Grizzlies

McNary crushes Olympians, Grizzlies

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary looked more like the team coming off a night off than the one playing the second game of a back-to-back as the Celtics turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 75-55 victory over Sprague on Saturday, Jan. 14. “I think we scored a lot more in transition in […]

Playing as a team, Lady Celts defeat McMinnville, Sprague

Playing as a team, Lady Celts defeat McMinnville, Sprague

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s girls basketball team has found the key to success—playing together. In a 52-44 win over McMinnville on Friday, Jan. 13, four different girls scored at least nine points and the Lady Celts dished out 11 assists. The following night, in a 52-30 victory against Sprague, five girls scored […]

McNary goes 4-4 at Oregon Classic

McNary goes 4-4 at Oregon Classic

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary head wrestling coach Jason Ebbs saw progress at the Oregon Classic in Redmond as the Celtics won their final four dual matches. After losing its first four matches to North Medford, Grants Pass, Baker and Crook County, McNary got a much-needed victory, 39-33, over Mazama on Friday, Jan. […]

McNary sweeps 500 free at KROC Center

McNary sweeps 500 free at KROC Center

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—As McNary junior Sarah Eckert swam the final laps of the 500-yard freestyle, closing in on the leader, she wasn’t thinking about her runner-up finish in the 100 butterfly just 10 minutes earlier. “I feel like it makes swimming harder when you think about the races that you’ve already […]

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