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McNary rallies for first round victory

Kate Ronning (left) celebrates with Alexa Cepeda (right) after McNary records the final out in their 5-4 victory against North Medford in the first round of the OSAA Playoffs. Cepeda hit a three-run double to give the Celtics the lead in the bottom of the sixth (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After trailing[Read More…]

Celts crowned conference champs

The McNary softball team flashes the #1 sign after defeating Bend 12-2 on Saturday, May 11. The Celtics clinched the Mountain Valley Conference title with a 13-1 record in league play (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary softball team knew they had already clinched the Mountain Valley Conference title in their previous[Read More…]

Volcanoes host first FanFest

Tony Torcato, a veteran of the San Francisco Giants, autographs a baseball for visitors at FanFest (Submitted). Nearly 600 fans of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes got a preview of the 2019 season by visiting the team’s first ever FanFest event on Saturday, May 11 at Volcanoes Stadium.  Mitche Graf, the new[Read More…]

Sandy spoils McNary’s senior night

McNary pitcher Nigel Harris unleashes a fastball towards the plate in the Celtics 13-2 loss to Sandy (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After dropping their final four games in Mountain Valley Conference play, McNary was hoping to get back on the right foot before postseason play begins next week. But in the final[Read More…]

McNary tennis battles at district tournament

McNary’s Grant Goesch competes at the Mountain Valley Conference District Meet on Monday, May 6 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). The McNary girls and boys tennis teams closed out their respective seasons last week at the Mountain Valley Conference District Tournament May 6-7. The boys team competed at the Salem Tennis and Swim[Read More…]

McNary falls just short against Sprague

Alex Simpson sprints down the life after hitting a hard ground ball to the left side. Simpson went 2-for-4 in the contest, but the Celtics still fell to Sprague by a score of 5-4 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Despite getting the tying and go-ahead runs on base with one out in the[Read More…]

Seven McNary athletes sign with colleges

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Sophia Zielinski, Kara Thomas, Faith Danner, Katy Wyatt, Miguel Bravo, Francisco Rios and Jesus Lopez all committed to continue their education and athletic careers in college during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 17 (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Seven student-athletes from McNary signed their letters of intent to continue[Read More…]

Lady Celts continue to dominate conference play

McNary’s Taylor Ebbs doubles in a game against West Salem back in April (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). Everything is clicking right now for the McNary softball team. A nine-run second inning helped McNary jump out to a huge lead early on, and the Celtics never looked back as they defeated Mountain View[Read More…]

Walling finds joy in recruitment process

Junior Walling (right) with his dad, Jason, on an unofficial visit to Oregon State University last year.  Junior Walling still has another year of high school football left to play. But there are a number of major college programs that are already greatly interested in the McNary linebacker’s services in[Read More…]

Celts sweep Summit in doubleheader

Alex Tavera squares to bunt in game two of McNary’s doubleheader against Summit. The Celtics defeated the Storm 3-2 in the first game and 6-5 in the second game (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). All season long, the McNary baseball team has shown that they have a flair for the dramatic, and that[Read More…]