McNary Hands #4 Summit Its Second Loss

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Rankings are just a number at this point of the season when the fourth-ranked Summit Storm came over the hill to play a McNary team that was ranked 27th entering Friday afternoon. Nonetheless the Celtics had to step up their game in the 1-0 win over Summit To snap…

Week 5 Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com With league schedules underway starting last week with the exception of the 6A Salem Schools which start officially next week, here are my picks for this week: Last week:12-2 Season: 37-18 6A McNary over South Medford by 3 West Salem over Beaverton by 5 5A McKay over North Salem by 14…

Week 3 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Last week was a tough week for me going 7-7 in picking games, but I’m hoping this week will be better.  Here’s my picks including Chemawa’s season opener at home versus Central Linn Friday. Last Week:7-7 Season:  17-11 6A: McNary over Tualatin  by 4 West Salem over Grant by 3 5A…

Salem Sports And Breakfast Club For September 13

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.ocm SALEM, Ore.– This week’s honoree’s for the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club includes West Salem’s Andres Labate, McNary’s Caitlyn Yates, South Salem’s David Garcia Campos and McKay’s Kaydence Nguyen Our Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week is a returning honoree – Andres Labate from West Salem…

Celtics Rallies, Show Fight At Jamboree

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– They had to battle and fight their way back into the game down nearly ten to West Salem Thursday night in their second scrimmage at McKay High School. Slowly, McNary turned their 10-1 deficit into something good as they came back to defeat the Titans before carrying over the…

Barker The Lineman?

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  It’s weird to think the combination of starting Quarterback and Defensive End at the Varsity level in 6A. This season, McNary’s Erik Barker is returning to his Pop Warner roots for his Senior season playing Quarterback and Defensive End as the longtime QB1 of the Celtics took reps at…

Preseason Games To Watch For Around Greater Salem-Area

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com So I approached this was solely focusing on preseason/non-league games going through the first four weeks of the season (September) in the general Greater Salem-area.  Some schools like Sheridan and Amity I included since I cover them ever so often to the best of my abilities. I did a ‘Good Travel…

McNary Rallies By Silverton 4-2

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Regann Donahue has been playing out of position this summer for the McNary Girls Soccer team this summer.  Instead of playing out in the center midfield region, the incoming senior found herself in goal for the Celtics for much of the summer. Wednesday night to close out the 4-H…

McNary Splits Friday’s Games At Mountainside HS

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com BEAVERTON, Ore.–  Losing two major starters is no easy task at any classification.  For McNary, they’re entering this summer’s basketball action with the departure of Abbi Hawley and Sabella Alfaro to graduation as the Celtics look for the next floor leader for them entering this Winter. “It’s very key for us…

MVC Softball Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com McNary sweeps the Mountain Valley Conference honors with Taylor Ebbs winning Player of the Year, Faith Danner being the Pitcher of the Year and Celtic Head Coach Kevin Wise being Coach of the Year. Here is the complete honors list: First Team Lena Zahniser Bend 9 Pitcher Faith Danner McNary 12…

McNary Softball Advances To Sweet 16

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KEIZER, Ore.–  Sometimes all you need is that one lucky break to get back into your rhythm. Entering the sixth inning of their 5-4 win over North Medford in the 6A State Playoff Opener, McNary were down 4-1 to the Black Tornados.  North Medford found those offensive bounces when they needed…

Chemeketa Drops Final Regular Season Game, Regionals Next

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The game of baseball can be weird sometimes. For the first five innings in their four-game series finale versus Southwestern Oregon Community College, Banks-graduate Dalton Renne held a perfect game to his name as McNary-Grad’s Josh Benson scored the lone run second inning to hand Chemeketa a 1-0 lead….