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McNary Wins GVC Championship on Senior Night

Author: Derek Wiley - Keizertimes

The singing started with 1:33 left to play. It came from the McNary student section—“We are the champions.” With 54 seconds remaining, Celtics head coach Ryan Kirch called a timeout so seniors Riccardo Gardelli, Andrew Jones, Lucas Garvey and Chand ...

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Lucas Garvey goes from bench, injury to key player on McNary's GVC title team

Author: Bill Poehler - Statesman Journal

A year ago, Lucas Garvey was sitting on the bench of McNary’s boys basketball team. A few months ago, the senior broke his collarbone in a football game, which ended his season. Now the 6-foot-3 senior wing has helped the Celtics to the Greate ...

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Celtics Hold On At McKay, Enter Final Stretch

Author: Derek Wiley - Keizertimes

SALEM—McNary (16-5, 11-2) again showed it can win close games, defeating McKay 60-59 on Tuesday, Feb. 6. The Celtics will need that fortitude down the stretch as they close the season against South Salem (Feb. 13), West Salem (Feb. 16) and McMinnvil ...

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McNary's 'Big Three' leads Celtics to a top 10 ranking

Author: Gary Horowitz - Statesman Journal

KEIZER – The McNary High School boys basketball team figured to be in rebuilding mode this season — on paper at least. The Celtics didn't return any starters from last season’s team that reached the second round of the OSAA Class 6A state playo ...

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A Student of the Game

Author: Derek Wiley - Keizertimes

Riccardo Gardelli had played basketball on a club team in Varese, Italy for 10 years. But he had to start from scratch when he decided to come to McNary as an exchange student. “It was like starting from zero,” said Gardelli, who came to America in ...

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McNary defeats South Salem 65-64 in far-from-boring double-overtime finish

Author: Hayes Gardner (The Oregonian)

Jaden Nielsen-Skinner and Chandler Cavell were bored. It was the third quarter and the two opposing stars were unenthused by the gameplay and environment. It had been a slow first half and, during a free throw break, the rivals discussed the lack of ...

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Celtics Win Fourth Straight Climb to No. 7 In Power Ranking

Author: Derek Wiley - Keizertimes

McNary coaches knew it was just a matter of time before 6-foot-6 junior Boston Smith had his coming out party. Feeding him in the post, Smith finished with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Celtics defeated West Salem 61-54 on Frid ...

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McNary Gives No. 2 Tualatin First Loss

Author: Derek Wiley - Keizertimes

McNary head coach Ryan Kirch has challenged his team’s competitiveness and toughness since the Celtics opened the season in late November. “I thought last week we got there,” Kirch said. “We played five games in seven days against five really good o ...

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Celts Go 2-2 At Capitol City Classic

Author: Derek Wiley - Keizertimes

SALEM—McNary simply ran out of gas, falling to Sprague 58-43 on Friday, Dec. 22 in its final game of the Capitol City Classic at Willamette University. “I just literally think that the gas tank was below empty,” Celtics head coach Ryan Kirch said. “ ...

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McNary Controls GVC Opener

Author: Derek Wiley (Keizertimes)

Behind a big first half, McNary (2-1) opened Greater Valley Conference play with a 72-54 win over West Albany on Friday, Dec. 8. The Celtics outscored the Bulldogs 22-11 in the first quarter as McNary senior Chandler Cavell scored 11 of his 27 point ...

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Capitol City Classic Basketball Tournament

Author: Sarah Stong

The Capitol City Classic boys basketball tournament is here! Go support your fellow Celts at Willamette University, December 18th through the 22nd. **More information can be found at: Capital City Classic Tournament Website Varsity Bracket Sub- ...

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