Day: February 22, 2018

Lady Celts fall to McMinnville in regular season finale

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary couldn’t play the spoiler role as McMinnville won 54-40 on Wednesday, Feb. 21 to at least share the Greater Valley Conference crown. The win was the Grizzlies’ 12th in a row, dating back to Jan. 9. McMinnville was also the only team in the GVC the Lady Celts weren’t able to beat this season after splitting with South Salem, Forest Grove and West Albany. “It’s a bad matchup for us inside,” McNary head coach Elizabeth Doran said. “They’ve got a big kid (Alix Williams) and they have the freshman (Kylee Arzner), who’s...

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McNary wins GVC championship on senior night

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes The singing started with 1:33 left to play. It came from the McNary student section—“We are the champions.” With 54 seconds remaining, Celtics head coach Ryan Kirch called a timeout so seniors Riccardo Gardelli, Andrew Jones, Lucas Garvey and Chandler Cavell could each leave the court, one at a time, to cheers from the stands and hugs from the bench. The countdown was then on, 10, nine, eight… until the final buzzer sounded and McNary students stormed the court to celebrate a Greater Valley Conference championship. The Celtics sealed the GVC title with...

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