Lopez and Martinez highlight McNary’s all-conference selections

McNary defender Jose Martinez earned a second-team all-league nod for his outstanding play this season (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). McNary’s boys soccer team had five members of their team receive all-Mountain Valley Conference recognition for their play this season. Senior forward Luis Lopez was named to the first team and junior defender[Read More…]

Celts get four all-leaguers

McNary senior outside hitter Zoie Warner was a first-team all-league performer this season (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary volleyball squad had four players recognized on the 2019 all-Mountain Valley Conference selection list, led by senior outside hitter Zoie Warner. Warner led the Celtics with 201 kills on the season and had[Read More…]

Celtics ousted by Sherwood in first round

McNary quarterback Erik Barker steps up in the pocket to get away from pressure. Barker threw for 230 yards in the Celtics 49-7 loss to Sherwood on Friday, Nov. 8 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After rattling off four straight victories on their way to a Mountain Valley Conference title, the McNary football[Read More…]

McNary eighth-graders complete perfect season

McNary’s Cameron Ferrando (33) breaks away from a Lake Oswego tackler after making an interception (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). It’s one thing to finish the season undefeated, but it’s a whole other thing to do it in dominating fashion.  But that’s exactly what the McNary Youth Football varsity eighth-grade team did to[Read More…]

Howard wins prestigous military award

Minor League Baseball (MiLB) announced that Jerry Howard of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes is the recipient of the fourth annual Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award. Howard will receive the award at the Baseball Winter Meetings Banquet on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.  The Charles K. Murphy Patriot[Read More…]

Claggett Creek falls short in championship game

Izeyah Contreras tries to escape the grasp of a Parrish defender after catching a pass in the flat. Contreras had two touchdown catches for the game (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Defense had been one of the strengths of the Claggett Creek varsity football squad all season. But in the Salem-Keizer Middle School[Read More…]

Celts set to take on Sherwood

McNary running back Junior Walling stiff arms a South Salem defender. The Celtics will need a big game from their star senior on both sides of the ball against 12th ranked Sherwood on Friday night. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After ending the regular season with a four-game win streak and a conference[Read More…]

Back-2-Back: McNary claims second straight league title

The McNary football team celebrates with the Mountain Valley Conference Championship trophy after beating South Salem 35-15 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Most coaches would be pretty distraught with a 0-5 start. But even after the McNary football team dropped their fifth straight contest against South Medford on Friday, Oct. 4, head coach[Read More…]

Celts score six on senior night

McNary senior Noah Schnell sends a corner kick into the box in the Celtics 6-2 win over Mountain View (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). It may have been senior night, but it was a junior that stole the show for the McNary boys soccer team in their regular season finale.  McNary forward Eli[Read More…]

Miracle at McNary

McNary’s Erik Barker dodges a pair of West Salem defenders. The senior quarterback threw for 249 yards and the game-winning touchdown, helping the Celtics move to 3-0 in Mountain Valley Conference play (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). In what was arguably the most important situation of the season, senior quarterback Erik Barker made[Read More…]