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Coach Nick and the final dance

Coach Nick and the final dance

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In 1999, the McNary High School varsity baseball team made it to the state title game with Lakeridge High School and lost 6-3. It was Craig Nicholas’ first year as head coach. “We beat some really good teams and we did some really good stuff, but we got […]

Loss to Saxons knots up first place in GVC

Loss to Saxons knots up first place in GVC

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Prior to a big game with the South Salem High School Saxons, Ryan Kirch, head coach of the McNary High School varsity basketball team, wanted three things from the Celtics: guarding well, guarding without fouls and the ability to slow down the pace of the game. He got […]

Mat men settle for little victories at Reser tourney

Mat men settle for little victories at Reser tourney

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School wrestlers traveled to Corvallis for the annual Reser Tournament of Champions last weekend. They expected tough competition, but maybe not quite as tough as they encountered. “It’s the toughest tournament we wrestle all season long. Any match you want to win is going to […]

Celt boys win, warm up slowly in Grizzlies’ Furnace

Celt boys win, warm up slowly in Grizzlies’ Furnace

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes From the outset of a varsity basketball game with McMinnville High School, it was clear that McNary High School’s 15-2 team was still getting used to drawing out the best game from every opponent. “We came out and just let their shooters shoot,” said Harry Cavell, a McNary […]

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 […]

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