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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 […]

Hammerschmith takes second at state matches

Hammerschmith takes second at state matches

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When McNary High School senior Zach Hammerschmith was in seventh grade he wanted to play basketball, but his mom encouraged him to give wrestling a try. “My cousin, Trevor Davis, was wrestling at the time and she’d seen what it had done for him. She wouldn’t even […]

JV boys are CVC co-champs

JV boys are CVC co-champs

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Celts of the McNary High School boys junior varsity (JV) program had their ups and downs, but they finished the season as co-champions in the Central Valley Conference. While a 15-8 record certainly tells part of the tale, Jaren Jones, the junior varsity coach, said it […]

Lady Celts in hunt for tourney title

Lady Celts in hunt for tourney title

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  If there’s one lesson the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team took away from its 90-40 win over Sprague High School, it was this: it’s good to have goals. “We had a goal of getting 80 points when we got in and we made it to […]

Boys play for third, bye in play-in round

Boys play for third, bye in play-in round

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes They say it’s hard to beat a team three times in a season, but that wasn’t the case for the McKay High School boys varsity basketball team Friday, Feb. 21. The Royal Scots notched their third victory over the McNary High School Celtics this season with a 52-45 […]

Bowlers make Top 8 at state

Bowlers make Top 8 at state

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School bowling teams capped district titles with top eight finishes in the state tournament in Medford last weekend. While the teams awaited their final placement, the boys finished in fourth or fifth, while the girls finished seventh or eighth. Members from both teams cited difficult […]

Lady Celts finish third in league

Lady Celts finish third in league

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After a third place finish in the Central Valley Conference, the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team was set to take on the West Salem High School Titans in the second round of a tournament to decide state playoff seeding. The Friday, Feb. 21, game will […]

Groves gets first solo district title in 50 free

Groves gets first solo district title in 50 free

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s Perry Groves was the sole district champion for the Celtics in the district swim meet Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15. Groves turned in a blistering 22.14 time, a personal record, in the the prelims of the 50 free and gave up only a […]

Boys take 2 of 3 in final CVC play

Boys take 2 of 3 in final CVC play

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Celtics meet the Royal Scots in boys basketball Friday, Feb. 21, the McNary High School team might just put a lid over their basket in the last 30 seconds of every quarter. When McNary met McKay High School earlier this season, the Scots escaped with a […]

‘Hammer’ repeats as regional champ

‘Hammer’ repeats as regional champ

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It may not have been the dominating performance of last year at the regional wrestling tournament, but the McNary High School wrestling program will be sending a small battalion of wrestlers on to the state tournament. “We’re getting back to a little of what we’re known for. Last […]

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