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Top 10 sports stories of 2016

Top 10 sports stories of 2016

#10 McNary’s new gym floor McNary High School renovated its gymnasium thanks to $20,000 provided by the Athletic Booster Club. The project included painting both levels of the gym, along with refinishing the 15-year-old floor to include a McNary “M” at center court with ‘McNary” and “Celtics” at each baseline. Work began as soon as […]

Back from injury, Vincent leading McNary

Back from injury, Vincent leading McNary

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Carlos Vincent is making up for lost time. Back from a shoulder injury that cost him the second half of last season, the McNary senior went 3-0 in a tournament at Silverton on Friday, Dec. 9 to improve to 6-0 on the season. His goal is to win district […]

McNary swim teams win dual over McKay

McNary swim teams win dual over McKay

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Filling out the McNary boys varsity lineup is getting more difficult by the meet and that’s a good thing for head swim coach Casey Lewin. “We had a lot of good swims, had a few JV kids who again this week had some fast times so that will make […]

Celtics finish strong, win league opener

Celtics finish strong, win league opener

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes ALBANY—Behind a fast start and strong finish, McNary opened Greater Valley Conference play with a 70-62 victory over West Albany on Friday, Dec. 9. “Any league win is tough,” Celtics head coach Ryan Kirch said. “On the road is tough. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing or when you’re […]

Lady Celts stunned at West Albany

Lady Celts stunned at West Albany

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes ALBANY—McNary girls basketball coach Derick Handley said before the season started that the Greater Valley Conference had improved. At West Albany, he found out just how much as the Lady Celts opened league play Friday, Dec. 9 with a 48-41 loss. MHS swept the Bulldogs last season, outscoring them […]

Lady Celts start 3-0

Lady Celts start 3-0

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With the graduation of three of its top four scorers, McNary is looking for girls to step up and put the ball in the basket. For game one, it was Jaylene Montano and Kailey Doutt, who combined for 27 points as the Lady Celts rolled past Barlow 58-23 at […]

Celtics torch Grants Pass, Oregon City

Celtics torch Grants Pass, Oregon City

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Before the season, McNary boys basketball coach Ryan Kirch said, “Scoring won’t be an issue for us.” That wasn’t just coach speak. After blowing out Grants Pass 81-34 on the road Friday, Dec. 2, the Celtics throttled Oregon City 85-54  at home on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to start the […]

Kuch leads MHS swim team

Kuch leads MHS swim team

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes What does a swimmer do when she’s never lost an individual dual race in two high school seasons and already broken multiple district records before her junior year? What is she competing against? What’s next? Ask Marissa Kuch. “I kind of just race against McNary’s records,” said Kuch who […]

Celtics sights set on Portland

Celtics sights set on Portland

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Optimism fills the McNary High School gym as the boys basketball team prepares for its upcoming season, which tips off Friday, Dec. 2 at Grants Pass. “It’s going to be a special group,” head coach Ryan Kirch said. “It could be as good as we’ve had. They’re just all […]

Lady Celts cruise in season opener

Lady Celts cruise in season opener

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes With the graduation of three of its top four scorers, McNary is looking for girls to step up and put the ball in the basket. For game one, it was Jaylene Montano and Kailey Doutt, who combined for 27 points as the Lady Celts rolled past Barlow 58-23 at […]

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