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Titans slip past Celts

Titans slip past Celts

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The West Salem Titans dealt the McNary Celtics their first loss of the season in the pool Thursday, Jan. 23. However, the Celtics weren’t hanging their heads. “West is a tough team, but we didn’t give up and we showed them we’re better than they thought we were. […]

Mat men stymied at Reser tourney

Mat men stymied at Reser tourney

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes If the Celtics of the McNary wrestling teams had any doubts about the stiff level of competition at the Reser Tournament of Champions, they were quickly disabused of them last weekend. The Celts ended up with only one placer, Riley Repp in the junior varsity brackets, after […]

Streaking Lady Celts dive into toughest week yet

Streaking Lady Celts dive into toughest week yet

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes On Monday, Jan. 27, the McNary High School girls varsity basketball team was preparing for one of its biggest weeks yet with games on tap against West Salem and South Salem high schools. The Celtics were ranked just behind the Titans in the Central Valley Conference when they […]

Celt boys come up empty in 2 games

Celt boys come up empty in 2 games

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Even when everything seems to be going well, the McNary High School boys varsity basketball teams seems to end up on the bruising side of a bad break. Such was the case for the Celts in their game with the McKay High School Royal Scots Friday, Jan. […]

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 […]

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