McNary rolls at home against Mountain View

McNary guard Gunner Smedema elevates for a jumper over a Mountain View defender in the Celtics 67-49 win on Tuesday, Feb. 18 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). It’s typical for Nate Meithof to have a big night. The state’s third leading scorer once again carried the McNary boys hoops team with 27 points[Read More…]

Celts send 12 wrestlers to podium at districts

McNary’s Anthony Garcia-Reyes (blue singlet) finished fourth in the 220-pound division at the MVC District Tournament (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After placing seventh last year, the McNary wrestling team was hoping to show improvement at the Mountain Valley Conference District Meet, which took place at Mountain View High School Feb. 13-14. It’s[Read More…]

Celtics swim concludes season at MVC meet

McNary senior Alyssa Garvey made it to the finals in the 50-yard freestyle and placed eighth at the MVC District Meet. The McNary girls finished sixth overall (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After weather derailed the format last year, the Mountain Valley Conference hosted their first true district meet Feb. 13-14 at the[Read More…]

Celts get upset over Bend

Kennedy Buss had seven points, seven boards and four assists in McNary’s 46-41 victory over Bend (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Leah Doutt led the way with 20 points and five assists and Bekah Grimmer added 13 points and seven rebounds as the McNary girls basketball team pulled off the upset victory over[Read More…]

Johnson introduced as new NWL President

North Johnson, the new president of the Northwest League, speaks at the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Winter Banquet on Friday, Jan. 31 (KEIZERTIMES/ Lyndon A. Zaitz). North Johnson has been involved with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) for more than 42 years and has been a general manager for multiple organizations over the[Read More…]

Celts comeback falls short against Titans

Jando Gonzalez puts up a shot in traffic in McNary’s 68-66 loss to West Salem on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Gonzalez was in double-figures with 11 points (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary boys hoops team defeated West Salem in a 64-63 thriller the last time these two teams met up in January.[Read More…]

McNary gets convincing win over Summit

McNary guard Leah Doutt drives past her defender in the Celtics 54-37 victory over Summit on Friday, Feb. 7. Doutt had a game-high of 20 points in the win (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After the McNary girls hoops team lost to Summit by the double-digits in their last matchup, the Celtics were[Read More…]

Celts beat Sprague for first league win

Bekah Grimmer rises up to shoot a jumper over a Sprague defender in McNary’s 40-27 win on Thursday, Jan. 30 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After losing their first four games in Mountain Valley Conference play, the McNary girls basketball team was desperate for a victory.  Fortunately for the Celtics, starting point guard[Read More…]

Celts drop dual against South Salem

McNary’s Gilbert Parra won a 5-4 decision in the 138-pound bout, but South Salem won the dual meet 41-30 on Wednesday, Jan. 29 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). McNary went back and forth with South Salem for the majority of the night, but eventually, the Celtics wrestling squad fell to the Saxons 41-30[Read More…]

Big fourth quarter puts McNary over the edge

McNary wing Tyler Copeland looks to score in traffic in the Celts 56-49 win over Sprague (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary boys basketball team had a shaky start to the second half. But they made up for it in the final eight minutes. Trailing 39-34 heading into the final period, the[Read More…]