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Draw is best finish for Celt tennis teams

Draw is best finish for Celt tennis teams

The McNary High School boys and girls varsity tennis teams had something of a rough go of it last week. In the team’s combined four matches, the best outcome for McNary was a 4-4 draw in the Lady Celts’ stand with West Salem High School Tuesday, April 29. The girls took wins in the No. […]

Coaching turns into career for MHS alum

Coaching turns into career for MHS alum

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Josh Erickson’s senior year (2002-2003) as a McNary High School basketball player is a testament to the potency of matching a good coach with talented players. “Our basketball team went 25-3 and finished fourth in the state. This was Coach (Jim) Litchfield’s first year as a head coach, […]

Celts take down Saxons in track

Celts take down Saxons in track

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes As big as the athletes might talk about whose events are the toughest, it’s a sense of family that reigns in McNary High School track and field competition. “The character of the team is different this year,” said Celt Evan Rummerfield. “We motivate each other and it means […]

McNary splits series with every CVC team

McNary splits series with every CVC team

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It might be cold consolation given the McNary High School varsity baseball team’s losses to McKay and South Salem high schools last week, but the Keizer team has dealt blows to the top two teams in the league in as many weeks. After getting a win over the […]

Lady Celts notch 56 runs in three games

Lady Celts notch 56 runs in three games

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team racked up 56 runs and allowed just seven in three games last week. Sprague, McKay and North Salem high schools were victims of the Lady Celts’ offensive onslaught, but it wasn’t enough to carry the team to victory over the league-leading […]

Carousel to host Trailblazers rally Saturday

Carousel to host Trailblazers rally Saturday

Salem’s Riverfront Carousel is getting into NBA playoff fever with a celebration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Trailblazers fans will gather around the carousel when they hear the Rip City music playing. Once the music stops the crowd will give a rousing cheer. The first 77 fans will receive a free carousel ride. […]

Wins elude boys tennis, improvement shows

Wins elude boys tennis, improvement shows

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School boys varsity tennis team didn’t come away with overall wins in either of its contests last week, but picking up a doubles win against North Salem High School was a hallmark of improvement. “It’s one better than we did the first time out,” said […]

Lady Celts rise, not all at once

Lady Celts rise, not all at once

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes No singles or doubles player was able to pull out two wins on the McNary High School girls varsity tennis team last week. The Lady Celts started the week with a 6-2 loss to Sprague High School April 22 and beat North Salem High School 5-3 Thursday, April […]

Softball falls to CVC’s top two

Softball falls to CVC’s top two

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity softball team snapped a two-game losing skid with a win over Sprague High School Monday, April 28. The Lady Celts’ Megan Ulrey pitched a five-inning, four-hit shutout as McNary marched to a 12-0 win. A pair of three-run innings to start the game […]

McNary takes down Titans

McNary takes down Titans

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The McNary High School varsity baseball team may be in third place in the Central Valley Conference but the team might as well have been on top of the world Friday, April 25. Facing West Salem High School, the top team in the CVC and No. 6 team […]

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