Barker and Walling take home top honors

McNary’s Erik Barker (left) and Junior Walling (right) each received first-team all-league honors, along with other awards (File). While there were great football players scattered throughout the Mountain Valley Conference this season, there were two from that stood out above the rest. On Friday, Nov. 15 McNary quarterback Erik Barker[Read More…]

McNary brings back majority of roster

McNary’s Grady Burrows prepares to pin Finn Whittaker from Wilson at last season’s state tournament. Burrows is one of the top returners for the Celtics this year (File). While they have traditionally been a successful program, the McNary wrestling team took some lumps during the 2018-19 season, mostly due to[Read More…]

Celtics will rely on youth movement

McNary shooting guard Nate Meithof drives to the bucket in a game against Sprague last year. Meithof is expected to be one of the leading scorers in the Mountain Valley Conference for a second straight year (File). In recent memory, the McNary boys basketball program has relied on depth and[Read More…]

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…]