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Montano turns up heat on Grizzlies

Montano turns up heat on Grizzlies

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School sophomore Jaylene Montano ignited second-half scoring vs. McMinnville High School in a varsity basketball game Friday, Jan. 23. Montano replaced senior Jasmine Ernest who got into foul trouble in the first half, then drained a trio of three-pointers and 3 of 4 from the field […]

Lady Celts bowlers win district

Lady Celts bowlers win district

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After leading for most of the day at the district bowling tournament, the McNary High School girls bowling team hit its first snafu in the first game of the finals match. “The whole day had been going really well. We were 300 points ahead of the second place […]

Lady Celts handle Titans, pick apart Royal Scots

Lady Celts handle Titans, pick apart Royal Scots

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When the McNary and West Salem girls varsity basketball teams clash, it’s typically a big deal, but Head Coach Derick Handley had a few butterflies headed into the game Tuesday, Jan. 13. “We have had some early struggles this season against talented teams, and I knew that we […]

Mat Men struggle at Classic

Mat Men struggle at Classic

The McNary High School varsity wrestling team attended the Oregon Classic where Celt Alvarro Venegas took down one of the state’s top-ranked wrestlers. Venegas threw down with Roseburg High School’s Will Reddekopp at the Redmond-based tournament and came up with a 3-2 win. Venegas was one of only two Celts to escape with outright wins […]

Olys’ depth proves too much for Celtics

Olys’ depth proves too much for Celtics

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity swimming team had a narrow miss in its meet with Sprague High School Thursday, Jan. 15. The Lady Celts posted relatively few winners in the 88-82 loss, but spread out enough talent in second and third placings to keep things close against […]

Titans give Celts biggest scare yet on hardwood

Titans give Celts biggest scare yet on hardwood

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball team didn’t get much time to adjust to having a mark on its back. Celtic players and coaches knew that competing with West Salem High School Tuesday, Jan. 13, was going to be a tall order. Man-for-man, the Titans are one […]

Girls fall to Saxons, trounce Olys

Girls fall to Saxons, trounce Olys

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s girls varsity basketball team won one and lost one last week, both by wide margins. The Lady Celts (3-2 in the Greater Valley Conference) lost to South Salem High School 63-32 Tuesday, Jan. 6, and thumped Sprague High School 68-12 three days later. In regard […]

Mat men make most of shots at Don York

Mat men make most of shots at Don York

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In a busy week for the McNary High School wrestling team, the Celtics showed no signs of slowing down. The brightest spots in a week of good news for McNary were a number of confidence-boosting placements at the annual Don York Invitational. “The biggest thing is I came […]

Boys, girls dole out losses to McKay in pool

Boys, girls dole out losses to McKay in pool

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Celtic girls and boys swimming teams picked up their second wins of the week over the McKay Royal Scots Thursday, Jan. 8. “We’re finally getting back in shape. Because of the early start with the three new teams, we’re just starting to get the hang of things,” […]

Boys move forward with mark on backs

Boys move forward with mark on backs

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity basketball team went from predator to prey now that the team is leading the Greater Valley Conference. “It’s a great position to be in but new for us and a new learning experience for our guys,” said Ryan Kirch, McNary head coach. […]

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