McNary Athletics, Sports

Celtic blues: Blue Day returns

Correction: Members of the volleyball team were misidentified in photos. Names have been corrected.

With the return of Fall sports near, there was another return at McNary High School — Blue Day. 

The annual Fall sports kickoff event returned after a two-year hiatus on Saturday, Aug. 20. Varsity, J.V. and freshmen teams, as well as McNary Youth Football and Mid-Valley Youth Soccer, showcased their skills in front of friends and family.

The day featured intrasquad scrimmages, starting with the youngest groups from McNary Youth Football and Mid-Valley Youth Soccer at opposite ends of Flesher Field. 

Following the youth sports showcase and the playing of the national anthem by the McNary band, cross-county took to the track for a one-mile fun run.

Varsity boys soccer scrimmaged against the J.V. squad, as did the girls teams, with both varsity teams coming away with wins. 

At the same time, in the gym, freshmen and J.V. volleyball each had their own intrasquad showcases, followed by the varsity squad. 

The day ended with football. Freshmen and J.V. had their time on the field before varsity closed the day’s festivities.