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Playoffs round 1: Celts need win over Pioneers

Playoffs round 1: Celts need win over Pioneers

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team will have its work cut out for it in the first round of the state playoffs Friday, Nov. 7. The 20th-ranked Celtics (5-3 in conference, 5-4 overall) drew 13th-ranked Oregon City High School (6-1, 6-3) as their first foes of the […]

Celtics edge Olys 34-33

Celtics edge Olys 34-33

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Sprague High School Olympians were first to attack, but the McNary High School varsity football team won the day in a 34-33 squeaker Friday, Oct. 31. Sprague took only two-and-a-half minutes off the clock in its first drive and capped it with a touchdown for a 7-0 […]

Lady Celts make Elite 8

Lady Celts make Elite 8

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity volleyball team made it to the Elite 8 in the state with a 3-1 win over Newberg High School Saturday, Nov. 1. Senior Lauren Hudgins put down the final point in the match, but she was quick to call it a team effort. […]

Netters take second in GVC

Netters take second in GVC

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Claiming second place in the Greater Valley Conference meant the Lady Celt varsity volleyball team got to host its first playoff game Wednesday past press time. The McNary netters (21-7 overall) drew Gresham High School (7-13 overall) in the opening round. “I hope we can play our game […]

CLAIMED: Celt boys take GVC soccer title

CLAIMED: Celt boys take GVC soccer title

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Two short months ago, the McNary High School boys varsity soccer team had starry eyes and not a lot of star power. This week, the boys were basking in the gleam of a league title. With a 3-2 win over West Salem High School Thursday, Oct. 23, McNary […]

Winning record on line in Oly game

Winning record on line in Oly game

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes  To end the regular season with a winning record, the McNary High School varsity football team will have to snap a two-game losing slide and upset the Sprague Olympians on the road Friday, Oct. 31. The Olys are on a two-game winning streak that included a non-league 16-15 […]

S. Salem cruises past Celt gridders

S. Salem cruises past Celt gridders

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes McNary’s football record dropped to .500 Saturday when the unbeaten visitors from South Salem pounded the Celtics 48-14. The first quarter was scoreless, and in the second period the Celtics answered a Saxon touchdown plus an extra point with a touchdown and missed kick, but from then on South […]

Netters stave off Grizzly rally

Netters stave off Grizzly rally

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School girls varsity volleyball team looked to be on its way to a sweep of the McMinnville High School Grizzlies when the claws came out. “We thought we had it, but their team’s fight comes out whenever they’re down like that,” said Lady Celt Ariana […]

The 1:45 Miracle

The 1:45 Miracle

Celts surge to head of GVC on last-minutes penalty kick

Gridders host Saxons

Gridders host Saxons

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity football team hosts the league leading South Salem High School Saxons in the penultimate game of the regular season Friday, Oct. 24. The undefeated Saxons (7-0 overall, 6-0 in conference) arrive in Keizer with a headful of steam and will face a McNary […]

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