Basketball, wrestling and swimming was in the spotlight last week for McNary’s first Winter Blue Day, featuring freshmen, JV, varsity, youth and unified sports programs.
From 6-9 p.m. in the McNary gym, boys and girls basketball, wrestling and swimming will celebrate the start of their seasons in front of friends and family.
The OSAA voted unanimously on Monday to officially sanction girls wrestling as a separate sport, beginning with the 2023-24 season.
For the first time in school history McNary has three state champions in wrestling. Ali Martinez, Josh Friesen and Max Blanco brought home state titles from the OSAA wrestling state championships.
McNary wrestling went three for three in Sunday’s championship matches at the OSAA wrestling state championships.
Ali Martinez, Josh Friesen and Max Blanco all brought home state titles with wins on Sunday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The OSAA has announced the revised schedule for the wrestling state championships. Boys 5A and 6A and girls 5A/6A matches will now be held Saturday and Sunday.
There will be 11 McNary grapplers taking part in the OSAA State Championships beginning Thursday, with 10 boys and one girl qualifying.
Ali Martinez came away with another tournament top-finish, this time qualifying for the state tournament, as 11 Lady Celts competed at the 6A/5A Special District 2 regional championship.
McNary and Sprague met for the final dual meet of the season with the Central Valley Conference championship on the line. And in a highly competitive night, the Olympians took the final five matches of the night to win the CVC title.
McNary wrestling was on the road Wednesday at West Salem with a chance to stay undefeated in the Central Valley Conference and set up a meeting next week with Sprague for the league title.