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Celtic seniors: Focus on process, wins will come

Celtic seniors: Focus on process, wins will come

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School baseball program is taking a new approach to its 2014 season, one that’s going to involve more face time between players on the varsity, junior varsity and freshman rosters. “We are breaking all the fundamentals down, like playing catch, and then breaking them […]

Tigers oust Lady Celts in tourney’s first round

Tigers oust Lady Celts in tourney’s first round

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes From the moment the McNary High School varsity basketball team ended its run in the Central Valley Conference tournament, its path forward was a difficult one. The Lady Celts lost the championship game with South Salem High School 62-27 Tuesday, Feb. 25. The loss gave the Keizer team […]

Celt hoopsters top GPA rankings in 6A

Celt hoopsters top GPA rankings in 6A

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Success in sports can be a relative thing. A team’s performance can be considered a success in relation to past performance, which tempers many of the accolades and neuters some of the vitriol inspired by the best and worst seasons. Put the same players on an even playing […]

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 […]

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