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Claggett wins as future Celtics on display

Claggett wins as future Celtics on display

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 […]

Celtics to open playoffs at Tigard

Celtics to open playoffs at Tigard

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes On film, McNary will open the OSAA football state playoffs on Friday, Nov. 4 against a Tigard team that’s as good as anyone the Celtics have played this season. “I think they are more talented and play harder than probably anybody in our league,” McNary head coach Jeff Auvinen […]

McNary defense lights out in fourth quarter of win at West Salem

McNary defense lights out in fourth quarter of win at West Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes SALEM—McNary’s offense landed two haymakers in the first four minutes and the defense then finished the job in the second half as the Celtics knocked out one of the giants of the Greater Valley Conference, West Salem, 33-32 on Friday, Oct. 28. “This has been a long time coming,” […]

Whiteaker vs. Claggett Creek

Whiteaker vs. Claggett Creek

Keizer middle schools to face off on the gridiron

Lady Celts end volleyball season at Sunset

Lady Celts end volleyball season at Sunset

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Three of the top 12 teams in the state, West Salem, South Salem and Sprague, came out of the Greater Valley Conference. But when asked if Sunset was the best his girls have faced, McNary head coach Bruce Myers needed only a couple seconds to answer—“I’d say yes, that’s […]

McNary wins play-in games

McNary wins play-in games

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s girls and boys soccer teams are both going to the playoffs. Playing at home, the Celtics made it clear they’re one of the best 32 teams in the state, easily defeating South Medford 4-0 on Tuesday, Oct. 25. On the same night, the Lady Celts went to Newberg […]

Celtics lose non conference game to North Medford

Celtics lose non conference game to North Medford

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary head coach Jeff Auvinen was blunt after his team’s 38-17 loss to North Medford on Friday, Oct. 21. The Celtics laid an egg. “They just played a lot harder than we did,” Auvinen said. “They took it to us and played with more intensity. We got caught kind […]

Senior night at McNary

Senior night at McNary

Celtics defeat Vikings

Lady Celts come from behind to tie South Salem, earn play-in game

Lady Celts come from behind to tie South Salem, earn play-in game

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Kayla Evans was fighting back tears before her last home soccer game at McNary. But afterwards she couldn’t stop smiling as the Lady Celtics earned themselves a state play-in game with a 1-1 tie against South Salem on Thursday, Oct. 20. “I’ve played with some of these girls since […]

McNary thinking playoffs

McNary thinking playoffs

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The playoffs don’t technically begin until Nov. 4. But with two teams who will mostly likely be in the state tournament remaining on the regular season schedule and McNary clinching a spot as well, the Celtics are already in playoff mode. “I think (wide receiver) coach (Frank) Gauntz put […]

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