Author: Matt Rawlings

McNary picks up big win at South Salem

McNary forward Carson Long prepares to make a pass in traffic (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). “It certainly wasn’t pretty,” McNary boys’ basketball coach Ryan Kirch said about his team’s performance against South Salem, but the Celtics did enough to get the job done on the road. Trailing by three midway through the[Read More…]

Celts fall short against West Salem

McNary guard Kylie Nepstad looks to pass to a teammate at the top of the key (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary girls’ basketball team was able to keep pace with West Salem in the early going, but in the end, the Titans offense was too much for the Celtics to handle.[Read More…]

McNary earns top graduation rate in the district

McNary’s class of 2021 received their diplomas on Wednesday, June 9 at Volcanoes Stadium (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). While the rest of the state experienced a slight decrease, McNary High School’s class of 2021 posted one of the best graduation rates in the state, continuing the notable recent success for the school.[Read More…]

Chick-fil-A officially breaks ground at location across from Keizer Station

Crews from Rich Duncan Construction are in the infancy stages of building the Willamette Valley’s first Chick-fil-A (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After months of speculation, the process of building the Willamette Valley’s first Chick-fil-A has finally begun. Last week, crews from Rich Duncan Construction broke ground on the land that sits next[Read More…]

Celts pull off sweep over Caldera

McNary swimmer Caleb Skipper won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:04.92 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). For the second time in three weeks, the McNary swim team pulled off a sweep in their dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 20. The Celtic girls’ beat Caldera 81-55 while the boys’ squad won by[Read More…]

Defense prevails in McNary’s victory over Bend

McNary’s Brookelynn Jackson positions herself to grab a rebound (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). It was sloppy at times, but the McNary girls’ basketball team was able to pull off the upset. The Celtics defense held Bend to a season low in points en route to their first Mountain Valley Conference (MVC) win,[Read More…]

McNary falters in second half against West Salem

McNary wing Jabol Balos-Mesey attacks the paint against West Salem (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After falling behind by double-figures in the opening half, the McNary boys’ basketball team rallied to cut the lead to four in the third quarter. But the Celtics ran out of gas in the final period against one[Read More…]

McNary falls in back-and-forth dual with South Salem

McNary’s Jordan Orr (blue singlet) defeated Collin Rutledge via 9-6 decision in the 132-pound match (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). In a meet that featured several competitive matches, the McNary wrestling squad fell just short in their dual with South Salem on Wednesday, Jan. 12, losing to the Saxons by a score of[Read More…]