Day: October 18, 2010

Despite strong effort, McNary falls to West Salem 44-20

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It’s a rare night when a quarterback throws for 358 yards on 33 of 51 and still comes up short. That’s the way it went for the McNary High School varsity football team in their 44-20 homecoming loss to West Salem High School. “We came out knowing they were one of the best teams around, but our receivers were finding the right routes and it was a matter of hitting them quick and letting them take it from there,” said Celtic quarterback Kyle Ismay. McNary held the Titans, the No. 3 team in the state, to a field goal on their opening drive. On their return route, Ismay connected with Garren Robinett who shovel passed to running back Tim McDowell, but McDowell never quite got control of the ball and fumbled ending in a West Salem recovery. The Titans scored on a single play to jump ahead 10-0. McNary was nearly in the Titan red zone when a tipped passed from Ismay ended up in Titan hands. Ismay recovered and got the tackle. The quarter ended with the Titans on their 44-yard line. West Salem completed the drive with a touchdown at 10:13 in the second quarter. McNary got another shot in the arm after a touchdown pass from Ismay to James Lowells that closed the gap to 17-6. “Our hot routes...

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Gators on the run

Students at Gubser Elementary School ran 5,780 laps in the school’s Jog-a-thon to raise funds for school events, technology, field trips and other teacher-requested needs. If the fundraiser tallies reach the school’s goal Mr. Wing, Mr. Whe, several instructors will become “human sundaes” at an all school...

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Celts, Titans knot at 1-1

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It came down to the final minutes, but the McNary High School boys varsity soccer team battled the West Salem Titans to a draw. Hugo Gonzalez scored the Celtics only goal of the game on a penalty kick in the 75th minute. The Titans responded with one of their own in the 78th minute and knotted the game at 1-1. “We did a pretty good job versus West, we pressured them and we controlled the tempo,” said Miguel Camarena, head coach. “We need to compete the whole 80 minutes to have a shutout and guarantee wins.” In all, the Celts had eight shots on goal to the Titans’ five. “We were passing the ball pretty well, we had some good shots, but they had a pretty good goalie and he kept blocking them,” said Oscar Ramirez, a McNary defender. Gonzalez said the team is ready to turn the page on the first half of the season and a conference record of 1-2-1. He’s also tired of hearing the talk about the Celtic struggles. “We’ve got a good team. In the second half of the season, we’re going to come out harder and and show people that by putting the ball in the net,” Gonzalez said. Success might lay just around the corner if the team continues to compete like it did with...

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