Claggett Creek victorious in crosstown showdown

Claggett Creek receiver Davien Cabrera looks for more yardage after making a first down grab (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The Whiteaker varsity football squad put together an impressive effort in the second half to get back into the game, but in the end, the Wolverines were no match for the explosive offense[Read More…]

McNary clinches berth in postseason

McNary middle blocker Chloe Diede (9) taps the ball past a McKay player at the net. The Celtics won the match in straight sets (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). McNary’s volleyball team has gone through their ups and downs throughout the year, but it appears that they have found their groove at just[Read More…]

Smythe highlights new HOF class

Tom Smythe (middle) stands with McNary athletic director Scott Gragg (left) and principal Erik Jespersen after being entered into McNary’s athletic Hall of Fame (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). For the second time this year, McNary High School inducted new members into their prestigious athletic Hall of Fame, led by one of the[Read More…]

Celtics surrender late goal in 2-2 tie

McNary forward Julie Dieker (6) keeps the ball in play up the sideline (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The game might have ended in a tie, but to the McNary girls’ soccer team, it felt more like a loss.  Despite leading for the most of the contest, the Celtics gave up a goal[Read More…]

Big third quarter propels McNary to victory

McNary running back Nico Sandoval runs past the Bend defense for a 52-yard score to give the Celtics their first lead of the game in the third quarter (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary football team has been no stranger to halftime deficits. The Celtics have trailed after two quarters in six[Read More…]

Second annual music festival coming to MHS

A capella groups from numerous schools perform at last year’s Xperience Music Festival (Submitted). The Salem-Keizer area is known for having exceptional music programs.  For the last 33 years, students from the Salem-Keizer School District have been awarded more championships at the OSAA State Music Championships than all other 6A[Read More…]

McNary falters against MVC’s top team

McNary setter Alexis Eldridge serves for the Celtics in the third set against Sprague (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). There were times throughout the match when the McNary volleyball squad proved that they could hang with seventh-ranked Sprague. But in the end, the Olympians proved to be too much for the Celtics, as[Read More…]

Celts dominate McKay for first conference win

McNary’s Isabella Walker fires a shot that finds the back of the net. Walker scored two of the Celtics eight goals on the afternoon (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary girls soccer team only scored one goal in their first three Mountain Valley Conference games. But on Thursday, Oct. 10, the Celtics[Read More…]

Walling’s four TD’s lead McNary to rout

McNary running back Junior Walling scampers down the sideline for his first of four touchdowns in the Celtics 51-18 win over Sprague on Friday, Oct. 11 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). In desperate need of a victory after an 0-5 start, McNary’s Junior Walling put together an all-around dominant performance to lead the[Read More…]

McNary knocks off fourth-ranked Summit

McNary forward Elio Carella (21) battles for possession on the ball in the Celtics 1-0 upset victory over Summit for their first win in Mountain Valley Conference play (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After losing a heartbreaker to West Salem in their league opener, the McNary boys soccer team knew they had little[Read More…]