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McNary falls flat in playoff opener

Noah Hudkins Once you enter the postseason, it’s crucial to bring your A-game, especially when playing on the road. It was clear that McNary didn’t do that on Thursday, Feb. 28. The 48 points that the Celtics scored was their second lowest output of the season as they fell to[Read More…]

McNary falls flat in playoff opener

McNary guard Nate Meithof tries to fake out a South Eugene defender in the Celtics 54-48 first round playoff loss on Thursday night. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Once you enter the postseason, it’s crucial to bring your A-game, especially when playing on the road. It was clear that McNary didn’t do that[Read More…]

McNary falls just short against South Salem

McNary post Boston Smith (30) beats South Salem’s Trey Galbraith off the dribble and looks to score. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Back on Jan. 31, the McNary boys basketball pulled off the upset of the year in the Mountain Valley Conference, knocking off second-ranked South Salem 59-57 — giving the Saxons their[Read More…]

Volcanoes make return to KYKN

Mitche Graf, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes president of business operations, announced at the organization’s winter sports banquet on Feb. 7 that the team has entered a new multi-year radio partnership with 1430 KYKN, returning Volcanoes games to the station after an absence of more than a decade. KYKN was the flagship[Read More…]

Keizer athletes place second at national tourney

(From left to right) Emily Blagg. Madison Corpe, Isabella Rodriguez and Talia Medlin smile for the camera after helping their team take second at a national volleyball tourney in Missouri. (Submitted) The North Pacific Juniors (NPJ) 14U Salem National club volleyball team got the opportunity to compete at the Triple[Read More…]

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…]