Author: Derek Wiley

Vincent goes 5-1 to lead McNary at Oregon Classic

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary went to the Oregon Classic in Redmond to face the best teams in the state. The dual tournament did not disappoint as the Celtics went 1-5 on Jan. 12-13. “Right now we’re just going through some lumps and bruises,” McNary head coach Jason Ebbs said. “We’re trying to put together the best lineup we can put out there, have some injury issues that we’re dealing with, some other issues keeping some kids out of our lineup.” The Celtics went 1-3 in pool play on Friday, with the lone winning coming against Hidden...

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McNary One Act Festival Jan. 18-20

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary senior Grace Condello earned a nickname during The Wizard of Oz—Director Grace. While Condello, who had a bad habit of accidentally telling her castmates what to do on stage, has never directed a show before, it has been a natural fit. Condello is one of 12 student directors participating in the McNary One Act Festival this year. “I’m naturally a director personality,” she said. “It’s been really fun. I loved getting to be a part of the casting process and pick the people who I thought would fit the roles and being...

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McNary swimmers set PRs against South Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary wasn’t able to defeat South Salem on Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Kroc Center. But the tough competition did bring out the best from some of the Celtics. Freshman Bella Beard swam a personal record in both the 200 and 500 free, winning both events in 2:08.60 and 5:43.68. “During warmups, I felt pretty strong,” Beard said. “I felt like I was going to do good. I didn’t expect to get best times in everything because I just dropped last meet.” Beard defeated Maya Merrill, a teammate at Mid-Valley Aquatics, in the...

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McNary boys out swim West Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary’s swim team dove back into the pool for two meets in three days. The Celtic boys edged West Salem 87-83 on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at the Kroc Center. Sophomore Kyle Hooper won the 100-yard freestyle in 54.38 seconds and junior Harrison Vaughn took first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:12 to lead McNary to victory. Vaughn, Grant Biondi, Brock Wyer and Wyatt Sherwood also won the 200 free relay in 1:42.64. Freshman Bella Beard touched the wall first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.63, the 200 free in 2:10.38 and swam on...

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Lady Celts finish strong, defeat West Salem

By DEREK WILEY Of the Keizertimes McNary overcame an ugly second quarter to defeat West Salem 52-38 on Friday, Jan. 5. After jumping out to a 12-2 lead, the Lady Celts struggled to score, not making their first and only field goal of the second period until 50 seconds remaining to tie the game at 16-16. A West Salem free throw then gave the Titans a 17-16 lead entering halftime. “The second quarter they really got on the offensive rebounds and we had to box them out because they’re a lot taller than us,” McNary senior Paige Downer said....

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