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Lady Celts start with 4-0 roll

Lady Celts start with 4-0 roll

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two weeks into the season, the Lady Celts of the varsity volleyball team are standing tall in the Greater Valley Conference and state rankings. In the past week, the girls have notched wins over West Salem, McMinnville and Forest Grove high schools while prepping to face one of […]

Boys soccer ranked fourth in state

Boys soccer ranked fourth in state

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It’s not often that two ties and a win will launch a team into the upper ranks of state rankings, but, if you’re on the McNary High School boys varsity soccer team when it happens, you’re not likely to forget the feeling anytime soon. “I’m insane over it,” […]

Bulldogs next test for gridders

Bulldogs next test for gridders

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  The McNary High School varsity football teams meets the first of three new Greater Valley Conference foes Friday, Sept. 19. The Celts (1-0 in conference, 1-1 overall) hit the road to face West Albany High School, which is making its return to 6A ranks. The last time two […]

Cats sink claws into Celts with 34-20 win

Cats sink claws into Celts with 34-20 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  For a game that ended in a 34-20 loss for McNary High School varsity football team, there was rarely a dull moment in the Celtics’ clash with Westview High School Friday, Sept. 12. The Wildcats repeatedly threatened to blot out the lights on Flesher Field Friday, but the […]

Netters beat Vikings, take second in tourney

Netters beat Vikings, take second in tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team is off to a roaring start after one league game and a weekend tournament. The Lady Celts’ season got underway Thursday, Sept. 4, with a league contest against North Salem High School. The Vikings put on the pressure early in the […]

Wildcats bring potent air attack

Wildcats bring potent air attack

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  The McNary High School varsity football team hosts its only non-league game of the season Friday, Sept. 12, and it promises to be a doozy. The Celtics and Westview High School Wildcats, of Portland’s Metro league, kick off at 7 p.m. Both teams won their first contests of […]

Celts trample Vikings 35-21

Celts trample Vikings 35-21

By ERIC A . HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team never trailed in its season-opening 35-21 win over North Salem High School Friday, Sept 5. The Celtics pounded away on the ground game using attacks led by a variety of runners, but junior Brady Sparks led the team with 170 […]

No eruption in Volcanoes’ final game of season

No eruption in  Volcanoes’ final game of season

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 6-5 loss at Boise Monday night ended the Volcanoes’ season with an overall 37-37 mark. The Hawks, South Division champions of the Northwest League, won the series two games to one and advanced to the league championship series against the Hillsboro Hops. Salem-Keizer trailed 2-0 after five innings, […]

Hawks snatch NWL playoff berth from S-K

Hawks snatch NWL playoff berth from S-K

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes Aug. 27: Volcanoes 3, Spokane 2 The ninth-inning rally did not quite work for the Indians this time. After scoring all three runs in the third inning, the Volcanoes survived a bases-loaded, no-out situation to win their first game of the series. Brett Kay led off the Salem-Keizer third with […]

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