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Baseball team starts 1-1

Baseball team starts 1-1

          By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team stumbled a bit in its first outing Monday, March 17. The Celtics lost 3-1 to Reynolds High School. McNary struggled to put runners on the bases in the early going. Senior Connor Suing made it to […]

Mat Club shines in region, state

Mat Club shines  in region, state

      By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School Mat Club was well-represented in the regional tournament Saturday, March 8. The team posted four state qualifiers and several top finishers. Brayden Ebbs took first at 100 pounds; Tony Castaneda took second at 90 pounds; Jacob Doerfler took third at 195 […]

Lady Celt tennis team set for bigger, better 2014

Lady Celt tennis team set for bigger, better 2014

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity tennis team lost seven players to graduation last June, but there’s lots of promise and one returning state contender back on the court this season. “We’re going to be really strong at the top of singles and doubles and really inexperienced at […]

Training room redux nearing completion

Training room redux nearing completion

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes For Rhonda Brattain, the process Friday, Feb. 28, served as a perfect microcosm. Brattain is president of the McNary High School Athletic Booster Club (ABC), which was started during the 2011-12 school year in an effort to get more funding for athletics at MHS. Things have been bumpy, including […]

Saunders to sign with Willamette Bearcats

Saunders to sign with Willamette Bearcats

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In every coach’s career, there are moments when they’re ready to write a play off before it’s ended. Those are the moments when Kevin Wise is happy to have a player like McNary High School’s Dani Saunders. “Dani never quits. She was the one who made the plays […]

Softball team preps for more even keeled season

Softball team preps for more even keeled season

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team had a roller coaster 2013 season. After a blistering start that had the team in second place in the Central Valley Conference, the team hit a losing skid that dropped them to fourth. They peaked again at the end of the […]

Celtic seniors: Focus on process, wins will come

Celtic seniors: Focus on process, wins will come

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School baseball program is taking a new approach to its 2014 season, one that’s going to involve more face time between players on the varsity, junior varsity and freshman rosters. “We are breaking all the fundamentals down, like playing catch, and then breaking them […]

Tigers oust Lady Celts in tourney’s first round

Tigers oust Lady Celts in tourney’s first round

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes From the moment the McNary High School varsity basketball team ended its run in the Central Valley Conference tournament, its path forward was a difficult one. The Lady Celts lost the championship game with South Salem High School 62-27 Tuesday, Feb. 25. The loss gave the Keizer team […]

Celt hoopsters top GPA rankings in 6A

Celt hoopsters top GPA rankings in 6A

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Success in sports can be a relative thing. A team’s performance can be considered a success in relation to past performance, which tempers many of the accolades and neuters some of the vitriol inspired by the best and worst seasons. Put the same players on an even playing […]

Boys land playoff spot with win over W. Salem

Boys land playoff spot with win over W. Salem

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity basketball team rallied to a 52-48 win over West Salem High School in a game that decided third place in the Central Valley Conference tournament Wednesday, Feb. 26. While it was a game that neither coaches nor players would point to as a […]

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