Day: June 14, 2017

Kesler signs with Umpqua

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes After an injury ended Wyatt Kesler’s high school wrestling career early, the McNary senior was determined to keep on competing. “I wasn’t done,” Kesler said. “Even if I had to pay to go to school, I would’ve gone and wrestled.” Thanks to a scholarship from Umpqua Community College, Kesler won’t have to. “It was frustrating not being able to finish and then to get this opportunity just meant the world to me,” Kessler said. “I was so excited.” McNary head coach Jason Ebbs first met Kesler as a 5-year-old at the Celtic Mat...

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Witt, Wise voted GVC Player, Coach of the Year

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes When voting on Greater Valley Conference Softball Player of the Year, McNary head softball coach Kevin Wise said he looks for “that kid that really stands out.” This season one of those players was McNary junior Nadia Witt, who along with West Albany senior Kennedy Jantzi, were co-recipients of the award. “It’s really cool to just think that the way I play and the way people see me as a high player,” said Witt, who was also voted a First Team outfielder. “I go hard and I’m always talking. I just try to...

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