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McNary bowlers pull off upset at state tournament

McNary bowler Bailey Gekeler works on her technique at a practice back in February. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) The McNary girls bowling team competed in the state tournament over the weekend (Feb. 23-24) and pulled off a major upset in the first round. The Celtics were seeded 15th coming into the tournament,[Read More…]

Celtics can’t overcome poor fourth quarter

McNary guard Kennedy Buss desperately tries to find a teammate after getting trapped in the corner in the Celtics 53-40 loss to South Salem. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) For three quarters, the McNary girls basketball team practically played even with South Salem — who won the Mountain Valley Conference regular season title.[Read More…]

Parra and Burrows represent McNary at state

Gilbert Parra (blue singlet) fights for position in his opening match of the tourney. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) After each placing third in their respective divisions at the Mountain Valley Conference District Tournament, both Grady Burrows and Gilbert Parra were thrilled to be representing McNary High School at the state wrestling meet[Read More…]

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Grady Burrows

GRADY BURROWS Sophomore at McNary High School Burrows was the only McNary wrestler to win a match at the state meet on Friday, Feb. 22 at Memorial Coliseum. The 113-pound sophomore pinned Finn Whittaker from Wilson High School less than a minute into the bout in the first round of[Read More…]

Celts wrestlers battle at district meet

McNary’s Ivan Vallejo (blue singlet) tries to bring his opponent to the mat in the first round of the 145-pound bracket. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) The McNary wrestling team had 24 kids compete in the Mountain Valley Conference District Meet last weekend (Friday, Feb. 15 and Sat. Feb. 16) at Sprague High School[Read More…]

McNary exacts revenge against Sprague

The McNary boys basketball team has gone through some ups and downs over the last couple weeks.  After getting an upset victory over South Salem Jan. 31, the Celtics suffered their first two home losses of the season against West Salem and Summit. But on Friday, Feb. 15, McNary was able[Read More…]

Athlete of the Week

BOSTON SMITH: Senior at McNary High School The 6’7’ post had 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting and led McNary to a 60-46 victory over Sprague on Friday, Feb. 15. WHAT HIS COACH SAYS: “He’s just such a presence on the inside. He did a really good job of sealing off[Read More…]

McNary bowlers qualify for state

McNary bowler Cassidy Steckman prepares to send a ball down the lane at practice earlier this month. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Before the winter started, the McNary girls bowling team wasn’t sure they would be able to field a squad this season.  “The girls have had some trials and tribulations this year[Read More…]

Graneto returns to McNary

Jordan Graneto has spent a lot of time in the gym at McNary High School over the course of his life. As a former Celtic player, Graneto led McNary to back-to-back Greater Valley Conference Championships back in 2008 and 2009.  In 2016, Graneto came back to the McNary program to[Read More…]

Celts get much needed win over Sprague

Annie Leigh Besa looks to score after receiving the ball in the post. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) McNary forward Rebekah Grimmer drives by her defender on the baseline in McNary’s 51-28 victory over Sprague. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) The McNary girls basketball team came into their contest . . . You have reached content[Read More…]