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Swimmers sink Vikings

Swimmers sink Vikings

The McNary High School boys and girls varsity swimming teams started off the new year dousing the North Salem High School Vikings at the Kroc Center Tuesday, Jan. 5. The boys won their side of the meet 100-19 while the girls beat the Vikings 128-22. Celtics won all but one varsity race. In boys events, […]

Boys take loss to Rams

Boys take loss to Rams

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes “A perfect storm” ended in the first loss of the season for the McNary High School boys varsity basketball team. The Celtics traveled to Central Catholic High School Tuesday, Dec. 22, and the Rams dealt them a 75-47 loss. “It was a seven-point game at half, but they […]

2015: A year in Keizer sports

2015: A year in Keizer sports

2015 was filled with ups and down for many McNary High School teams, but along the way a few rose to new peaks and a number of individual athletes made waves with top finishes in their sports of choice. Here is a round-up of some of the biggest stories of the year. New turf at […]

Wrestlers take down Grizzlies

Wrestlers take down Grizzlies

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Four McNary High School wrestlers were key to picking up the team’s first win, 44-28, over McMinnville High School since the Grizzlies joined the Greater Valley Conference. “It was a four-man puzzle, and we had some kids step up who had never been bumped up a weight class […]

Boys surge to sixth on win over Vikings

Boys surge to sixth on win over Vikings

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In one of the McNary High School boys varsity basketball team’s most controlled wins in years, the Celts handily defeated the Forest Grove Vikings 76-62 Friday, Dec. 18. The victory sent the Keizer team soaring up the state rankings to sixth in the OSAA 6A classification. “Forest Grove […]

Lady Celts take down Oregon’s 6A leaders

Lady Celts take down Oregon’s 6A leaders

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity basketball team took most everyone by surprise in a 75-57 win over Sheldon High School Saturday, Dec. 19, themselves included. “It was kind of a surprise to be winning but, by the end of the game we were like, ‘Oh, this is […]

Timberwolves, Dawgs fall to Celts

Timberwolves, Dawgs fall to Celts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Slow starts made for some intense moments but eventually led to a pair of wins for the McNary High School boys varsity basketball team last week. “We started off a little slow and unprepared in both games, but we definitely fixed that as the second halves started,” said […]

Wrestlers win 3 of 5 duals

Wrestlers win 3 of 5 duals

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity wrestling team got a lot of mat time last week, but only one Celt emerged from the fray unscathed. Junior Wyatt Kessler won all five of his matches in two days. “What’s made the difference is getting with the best partners and the […]

Girls edge Warriors 36-33

Girls edge Warriors 36-33

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity basketball team started its season with a 36-33 win over Hawaii’s Kamehameha High School Saturday, Dec. 5. It was the first time in more than a year the Lady Celts won a game with a single-digit lead. “I liked how aggressive (Kamehameha […]

City extends Volcano lease

City extends Volcano lease

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Play ball, for a bit longer. After several executive sessions to discuss the matter, members of the Keizer City Council unanimously agreed Monday to extend the ground lease with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. City staff has been working with Jerry Walker, owner and president of the Keizer-based minor league baseball […]

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