McNary baseball turns to seniors to lead

McNary meets as a team prior to the start of the March 7 practice at McNary High School. One thing we know about baseball: pitching is a crucial part of the game. And for the McNary Celtics this spring, they’ll have a nice little bullpen to go to once the game[Read More…]

Grimmer steps up to meet challenges at Chemeketa

McNary-Grad Bekah Grimmer(20) reacting during a play during February 23’s game against Portland Community College at Chemeketa Community College. Photo by MATT RAWLINGS of Keizertimes. For a stretch during the middle part of the women’s college basketball season, Chemeketa had to play with a short bench. Injuries and COVID-issues had[Read More…]

Celtic girls basketball caps 12-3 Spring season

Coach Elizabeth Doran (masked) talking to her team prior to the start of Thursday’s game.Photo by Matt Rawlings of Keizertimes. It’s been a season of growth and development for the McNary girls’ basketball team as they wrapped up their season on Thursday, Feb. 24 at South Salem High School. Their[Read More…]

McNary girls lacrosse becomes only team in district

Becca LaFramboise (middle) instructs the McNary girls lacrosse team, which has become the only lacrosse team for the entire Salem-Keizer district. Photo by Matt Rawlings of Keizertimes The McNary girls lacrosse team has been around since its inception during the 2016 season but entering this season they got a unique[Read More…]

Celtics say goodbye to seniors, secure big win

Senior Gunner Smedema hugs an assistant coach after coming off the court in the Senior Night win. PHOTO/Jeremy McDonald. McNary flexed its Senior Night muscle Friday night against South Salem, keeping their slight 6A postseason hopes alive as they await to see if they’ll sneak into the Field of 32[Read More…]

McNary wrestling: Girls place at state, boys get close

Josh Friesen in a recent match. For the first time since 2018, the McNary Girls wrestling team has a state placer in Yared Calderon. Calderon finished sixth at 235 pounds after battling through the consolation rounds in Thursday, Feb. 24m Girls State Wrestling Championships at Culver High School. Setting a precedent for those[Read More…]