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Lady Celts eye league title

Lady Celts eye league title

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s girls basketball team won a school record 23 games and finished fourth in the state last year but it was what they didn’t do that was on the minds of the Lady Celts two returning starters as practice began for the upcoming season. “Our goal this year is […]

McNary alum brings winning to Culver

McNary alum brings winning to Culver

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Dan Borresen, former volleyball coach at McNary High School, isn’t at all surprised by the success of one of his past players. Randi Viggiano graduated from McNary in 2000 and was a defensive specialist on the 1998 team that brought home the school’s first state trophy, finishing a school […]

Hunter makes college hoops decision official

Hunter makes college hoops decision official

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Sydney Hunter couldn’t wait to fulfill her dream of playing college basketball so on the first day of the early signing period, Wednesday, Nov. 9, she put pen to paper. The McNary senior, who averaged 10.8 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals per game for the Lady […]

Coburn gets 400th win

Coburn gets 400th win

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes More than 25 years ago, Kennedy High School in Mt. Angel was looking for a volleyball coach. Scott Coburn, who was coaching the boys basketball team at the time, said if the school could get him in contact with Chemeketa volleyball coach Terry McLaughlin, he would give it a […]

Wolverines sweep 4-0

Wolverines sweep 4-0

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School’s varsity volleyball team put an exclamation point on their undefeated league season, topping Keizer rival Claggett Creek 4-1 (25-10, 20-25, 25-5, 25-13, 15-5) on Tuesday, Nov. 1. “I think they played well,” Whiteaker head coach Scott Coburn said. “They had fun being at McNary and they […]

Martin leads big victory

Martin leads big victory

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Playing under the lights at McNary High School, the varsity football game between Claggett Creek and Whiteaker middle schools was back-and-forth for much of the first half. But then Claggett Creek running back Ethan Martin busted it wide open. Martin had three touchdowns in the game, including one as […]

Gus, Sticky voted All-GVC First Team

Gus, Sticky voted All-GVC First Team

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes When asked why they were voted all-league First Team by the Greater Valley Conference coaches, McNary seniors Abigail “Sticky” Smith and Gustavo Villalvazo both pointed to their teammates. “It’s kind of hard for me to believe I got First Team because I get so much help from the people […]

McNary’s football season ends in Tigard

McNary’s football season ends in Tigard

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes TIGARD—McNary had shining moments in the first round of the OSAA football playoffs. But they all came early as Tigard closed the first half with 35 unanswered points and rolled to a 58-28 victory over the Celtics on Friday, Nov. 4. The Tigers rushed for 235 yards and passed […]

Celtics come up short at No. 3 Jesuit

Celtics come up short at No. 3 Jesuit

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary gave one of the top boys soccer teams in the state a scare but couldn’t quite pull the upset as the Celtics fell 2-1 at No. 3 Jesuit on Saturday, Oct. 29 in the first round of the playoffs. “Our boys played really, really good,” MHS head coach […]

Lady Celts shorthanded at Sherwood

Lady Celts shorthanded at Sherwood

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s first trip to the girls soccer state playoffs since 2009 ended in the first round as the Lady Celts lost to No. 3 Sherwood 7-0 on Saturday, Oct. 29. MHS went into the game shorthanded, missing sophomore starters Natalie Gonzalez and Anita Lao, who were out with injuries. […]

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