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Celtic bowlers claim pair of district titles

Celtic bowlers claim pair of district titles

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It takes a special kind of team to ignite a crowd of bowling enthusiasts. McNary High School has two of them. “It was so loud. I couldn’t even hear myself,” said freshman Nick Blythe. “When I was warming up, I couldn’t hear anything. My ears were ringing after […]

Lady Celts start CVC 1-1

Lady Celts start CVC 1-1

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  While the McNary boys were striking fear into the hearts of their Saxon counterparts on the basketball court, the McNary girls where experiencing their own moment in the spotlight taking on the Lady Saxons. The girls varsity basketball ran up a 7-0 lead playing cutthroat defense and keeping […]

Celtic baseball duo sign with junior college teams

Celtic baseball duo sign with junior college teams

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Celts Jordan Barchus and Connor Suing will be trading in their blue-and-whites at the end of the school year and donning the jerseys of two Washington junior colleges. Barchus and Suing signed letters of intent to play at Lower Columbia Community College and Clark College, respectively, at a […]

Celts crack top 8 at Oregon Classic

Celts crack top 8 at Oregon Classic

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Zach Hammerschmith got his wishes fulfilled in more way than one at the Oregon Classic wrestling tournament last weekend. Prior to the tournament, which pits the top teams in each OSAA classification against each other, Hammerschmith wanted a chance to face off with Oregon City High […]

Close isn’t enough in boys’ CVC openers

Close isn’t enough in boys’ CVC openers

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Prior to the Celtic boys varsity basketball game with South Salem High School Tuesday, Jan. 14, few would have picked the Keizer team for a win against the then sixth-ranked Saxons. Fewer would have expected South to barely eke out a 67-63 victory. “But we would have,” […]

Mat men dominate Tigers

Mat men dominate Tigers

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes There was little doubt, as the evening unfolded, that McNary High School would win its dual meet with Tualatin High School. The Celts took the meet 45-21, but two of the McNary team members found themselves embroiled in battles that brought the attendees to their feet. At […]

Lady Celts chain up Bulldogs, fall to Black Tornadoes’ winds

Lady Celts chain up Bulldogs, fall to Black Tornadoes’ winds

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity basketball team has more Ls than Ws headed into the first games of league play this week, but the one thing the Lady Celts aren’t making is excuses. “It can’t become an ongoing thing that the shots won’t fall because there’s […]

Boys take two of three

Boys take two of three

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As Central Valley Conference play kicked off Tuesday, Jan. 14, the McNary High School boys varsity basketball team found itself one of three teams in the league with 8-5 preseason records. “South Salem (High School) is probably at the top of the heap, but for the first […]

Freshmen enter CVC 12-0

Freshmen enter CVC 12-0

  The McNary High School freshmen boys basketball team held on to a slim lead (49-45) in the second half of a game with Liberty High School to keep its perfect record Friday, Jan. 10. The Celts’ Kevin Martin shadowed Liberty’s Dante Montgomery on defense all night to keep the game’s scoring leader to 18 […]

Celts rout Royal Scots in the pool

Celts rout Royal Scots in the pool

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Shallow ranks in the McKay High School swimming team led to Celtic domination in the pool Thursday, Jan. 9. The boys and girls varsity teams won every race in the dual meet despite Head Coach Kim Phillips using the opportunity tomix things up with swimmers participating in races […]

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