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Lopez heading to regional tourney

Apolinar (Poli) Lopez gets prepared to fight at the Oregon Golden Gloves Tournament back in February. Lopez will be boxing in Las vegas this weekend at the Golden Regional Tournament. The region includes WA., NV. and AZ. (Submitted). After winning the 132-pound division at the Oregon Golden Gloves Tournament last month, Keizer[Read More…]

McNary falls to The Dalles

Kyle Martin prepares to serve the ball (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After coming away with a victory in their season opening match against Century, the McNary boys tennis team came out flat in their return to the court on Monday as they fell to The Dalles 7-1. All seven match losses came[Read More…]

McNary bounces back with home victory over Sunset

McNary freshman Kaylee Schwab rounds third and heads for home in the Celtics 4-3 win over Sunset (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). After suffering their first loss of the season to Grants Pass in the previous game, the McNary softball team bounced back on Monday night with a 4-3 victory over Sunset. Faith[Read More…]

Lady Celts open season at Century

McNary’s Lexy McKay continues a long rally with her opponent (KEIZERTIMES/MATT RAWLINGS) McNary’s girls tennis team lost six out of their eight matches in their season-opening meet with Century on Thursday, March 14.  But considering that the Celtics roster is filled with first-year players, McNary head coach Sean Smith viewed[Read More…]

Bedoya leads Celtics to victory

McNary pitcher Devon Bedoya threw six scoreless innings to help the Celtics defeat Reynolds 5-0 on Monday night (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). With a pitching rotation that hasn’t been set yet, Devon Bedoya proved that he can be a reliable arm for the McNary baseball squad.  In his first start of the[Read More…]

Lady Celts aim for conference crown

Courtney Robers takes a hack at a ball in a game last season. Roberts is expected to be the starting catcher for McNary. (File) Last Season: 17-9, (11-5 Greater Valley Conference). Lost to Franklin in the first round of the playoffs. The McNary softball program has been one of the[Read More…]

McNary brings youth movement to the track

Dyami Rios runs the anchor of the 4 x 100 relay. (File) After a disappointing 2018 season where they were only able to send one athlete to the state meet, the McNary track and field program hopes to bounce back in 2019 with a fairly young crew across the board[Read More…]

Allen and Covalt sign to play at next level

Ty Covalt (left) and David Allen (right) shake hands after signing to play baseball in college at a ceremony at McNary High School on Feb. 6. Covalt will play at Umpqua Community College while Allen witll compete at Pacific University. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Less than 8 percent of athletes that played[Read More…]

McNary hoping for bounce-back season

Returning first-team all-leaguer Jacob Jackson will be relied upon to carry the McNary offense this season. The senior hit .395 last year with 16 extra-base hits and 26 runs scored. (File) Last season: 12-15, 8-8 Greater Valley Conference (lost to Centennial in the state qualifier) Although there are some question[Read More…]

McNary golf teams return solid core

McNary’s Joel Dutcher hopes to contend for a district title in his junior season as the leader of the McNary boys golf team. (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings) Coming into the 2019 season, both McNary’s girls and boys golf teams find themselves in similar situations. For the girls squad, the loss of senior[Read More…]