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Whiteaker volleyball off to hot start

Whiteaker volleyball off to hot start

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes Whiteaker Middle School’s volleyball teams are off to a blazing start. After three weeks of matches, the four teams are a combined 13-1 in league play. “We have always spent a lot of time focusing on the fundamentals of the game,” said Whiteaker physical education teacher Scott Coburn, who […]

Football: Celtics dominate West Albany

Football: Celtics dominate West Albany

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes On paper, McNary-West Albany looked like it would go just like most of the Celtics other Greater Valley Conference games this season—a back-and-forth battle to the end. However, McNary had something else in mind. Setting the tone with a 15-play, 62-yard scoring drive to open the game, the Celtics […]

Lady Celts in playoff hunt

Lady Celts in playoff hunt

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes For the first time in years, the McNary girls soccer team has a shot at the playoffs entering the final week of the regular season. The Lady Celts shut out McKay 5-0 on Monday, Oct. 10 to improve to 6-4-2 overall and 1-3-2 in the  Greater Valley Conference. With […]

Lady Celts win Westview tournament

Lady Celts win Westview tournament

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary was the best of 16 volleyball teams, winning a tournament played Saturday, Oct. 1 at Westview High School in Portland. “We played well,” Lady Celts coach Bruce Myers said. “We didn’t play down to the competition. We got better as a team. Overall, defense was much better than […]

Celtics stun McMinnville

Celtics stun McMinnville

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes MCMINNVILLE—With 1:25 remaining, McNary trailed by four points. Two of the Celtics top offensive weapons had just dropped back-to-back passes, unable to catch a slick and heavy waterlogged ball. Facing a fourth-and-25 just inside its opponent’s 30-yard line, McNary called its last time out. The McMinnville home crowd was […]

Doutt wins girls race, Honeyman and Martinez PR

Doutt wins girls race, Honeyman and Martinez PR

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary junior Kailey Doutt was looking forward to competing against South Salem sophomore Anna Chau and North Salem junior Madison Willhoft, two of the top runners in the Greater Valley Conference, Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Bush Park. But she’ll have to wait. Willhoft missed the race with the flu […]

McNary shuts out Vikings

McNary shuts out Vikings

By HERB SWETT Of the Keizertimes McNary whipped Forest Grove 24-0 at home Friday, Sept. 30, improving to 3-2 and leaving the Vikings winless. Josiah Gilbert was the Celtics’ star, scoring two rushing touchdowns, throwing a touchdown, and intercepting a pass. AJ Johnk kicked a 21-yard field goal and three extra points. Johnk’s squib kickoff […]

Whiteaker continues winning streak

Whiteaker continues winning streak

Claggett falls to Judson

Van Voorhis torches McKay

Van Voorhis torches McKay

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McKay had no answer for Brendan Van Voorhis. Not when he ran right up the middle of the Scots kickoff team for a 90-yard touchdown. Not when he caught a short pass from Josiah Gilbert, made a defender miss and used his 100-meter track speed to score an 81-yard […]

Big man on campus

Big man on campus

Graggs join Celtic football program

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