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Celts beat No. 3 Washington team

Celts beat No. 3 Washington team

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity basketball team started off its season in a big way: toppling the third-ranked team in Washington at the annual Fitz Tournament in Spokane. The Celtics beat Lewis & Clark High School, in its own house, 63-58 Friday, Dec. 4. It was the first […]

Celtic swimmers dive back in

Celtic swimmers dive back in

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes A new, larger Greater Valley Conference shook up the high school swimming scene last year. For evidence, look no further than McNary High School senior Anjelica Glassey. “It’s different with all the new teams. I went from getting fourth in backstroke at district in my sophomore year to […]

Wrestlers host tourney Dec. 4

Wrestlers host tourney Dec. 4

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes For McNary High School seniors Kyle Bonn and Blake Gerstner there’s more on the line this wrestling season than simple wins and losses. Gerstner said, “We’ve all been working hard together since freshman year and …” “It’s time to see those results,” finished Bonn. McNary’s wrestlers return to […]

Lady Celts have sights on title

Lady Celts have sights on title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Derick Handley is ready for the Keizer community to get excited about Lady Celt varsity basketball. “If we perform to the level we’re capable of, and take care of the things we need to take care of, we could have two league champion teams at this school. That […]

Reloaded: Boys basketball aims for repeat

Reloaded: Boys basketball aims for repeat

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Ryan Kirch’s list of things for the boys varsity basketball team to improve upon in the coming weeks is a short one. “We’ve got to defend better on the perimeter and we’ve got a couple of guys who are still a little banged up and waiting to return, […]

Oliver to Cavaliers

Oliver to Cavaliers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Kevin Wise noticed Madisen Oliver struggle as she made her debut on the McNary High School varsity softball as a freshman, but he never had any doubts. “One of the things we always talked about with Maddie is that she was going to do great things with her […]

Hingston headed to Seattle Pacific

Hingston headed to Seattle Pacific

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There came a point last season when Derick Handley, head coach of the girls varsity basketball team, gave then-junior Madi Hingston an ultimatum. “Madi is great at sharing the ball with her teammates – that’s kind of the way she operates – but her unwillingness to shoot held […]

Flores picks Wildcats

Flores picks Wildcats

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When it came to picking a school to continue her basketball career, McNary High School senior Kaelie Flores went with the one that stuck by her. “Central Washington University has been looking at me since I was in eighth grade, and they’ve stuck by me the entire time […]

Decker swings for Concordia

Decker swings for Concordia

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Mike McDowell only saw Cammie Decker hit one ball before she joined the McNary High School girls varsity golf team. “She hit a dart straight down the middle for about 230 yards and that was all it took. I knew I was in good hands for the next four […]

Wolverines finish undefeated

Wolverines finish undefeated

Under the lights at McNary High School and in front of the biggest crowd in memory for a middle school football game, the Whiteaker Wolverines heavyweight football team capped off an historic undefeated season with a win over rival Claggett Creek Middle School. “First, I want to thank all three principals who made this happen: […]

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