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Celts win 3, tie 1 in Volcanoes tourney

Celts win 3, tie 1 in Volcanoes tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team won three of its four games during a spring break tournament hosted at Volcanoes Stadium. Even the fourth game didn’t turn out badly for the Celts; it ended in a 4-4 tie with South Eugene after being called due to time […]

McNary relay team hits world stage in PDX

McNary relay team hits world stage in PDX

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The track and field season is barely underway, but the McNary High School boys 4×400 relay started things off in a big way. The team – comprised of seniors Anthony Nguyen and Austin Brown, junior Brendan Van Voorhis and sophomore Levi Timmons – took part in an exhibition […]

Lacrosse comes to Keizer

Lacrosse comes to Keizer

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys lacrosse team has only played one game at their home school in the more than five years the team has been around. That’s about to change, and Ryan Bowlby, McNary head coach, said the program is feeling extra pressure to demonstrate the game […]

Defying odds: Lady Celts take 4th in state tourney

Defying odds: Lady Celts take 4th in state tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes All season long, the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team had occasion to let their emotions get the better of them. When South Salem High School denied them the chance to capture a Greater Valley Conference title, they didn’t break. When Jesuit High School ousted them from […]

Saxons foil boys tournament hopes

Saxons foil boys tournament hopes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes After winning a hotly contested first round playoff game, the McNary High School boys varsity basketball team ran up against a wall with South Salem High School in the second round of the state tournament. The Celtics edged Tualatin High School 44-43 Wednesday, March 2, to advance to […]

Statebound

Statebound

Keizer girls enter tourney on 7-win streak

Ebbs, Burrows fourth in state, Phelps fifth

Ebbs, Burrows fourth in state, Phelps fifth

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity wrestling team posted three state placers at the tournament held in Portland Feb. 26 and 27. Celt sophomore Brayden Ebbs led the way, finishing fourth in the 138-pound weight class. He improved on his sixth place finish as a freshman. “I wrestled hard […]

Coaches pick Cavell as Player of the Year

Coaches pick Cavell  as Player of the Year

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Harry Cavell’s route to becoming the unanimous Greater Valley Conference basketball Player of the Year as a McNary High School senior was circuitous at best. As a freshman he started out playing for West Salem High School’s junior varsity team with a handful of minutes on the varsity […]

Lady Celts cruise to second round

Lady Celts cruise to second round

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary High School’s get-out-of-zone free card, Madi Hingston, was working hard in a first round state playoff game with Century High School Tuesday, March 1. Hingston earned that moniker because when teams like the Jaguars attempt to keep the Celts from attacking the rim with a zone defense, […]

Keizer kid wins state Hoop Shoot

Keizer kid wins state Hoop Shoot

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Fifth grader Bella Rodriguez is a deadeye from the free throw line. Two weeks ago, the Forest Ridge Elementary School student won the state title for her age group in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot, a free throw competition. “It was tough, but it helps thinking that you’re […]

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