Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, January 13, 2017, Page PAGE A10, Image 10

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Celtic swimmers sink West Salem
Of the Keizertimes
After nearly a month-long
break from competition, Mc-
Nary got back into the pool
on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
Swimming at the KROC
Center, the boys topped West
Salem 93-77 with the girls
falling to the Titans 90-79.
Senior Jake Wyer and soph-
omore Harrison Vaughn led
the Celtics, each winning two
events. Wyer touched the wall
fi rst in the 50-yard freestyle
in 24.80 and the 100 free in
McNary swept the top
three spots in the 100 free as
sophomore Wyatt Sherwood
took second in 58.75 and se-
nior Parker Dean placed third
in 59.09.
Vaughn easily won the 500
free in 5:26 and also had the
fastest time in the 100 breast-
stroke, fi nishing in 1:10.96.
The Celtics also had the
three fastest times in the 200
free as freshman Kyle Hooper
won the event in 2:03.08, ju-
nior Grant Biondi placed sec-
ond in 2:03.77 and Dean took
a distant third in 2:16.36.
McNary junior Brock Wyer
easily won the 100 backstroke
in 1:12.63. Sophomore Jona-
than Harri fi nished second in
Lady Celts Lizzie Bryant,
Haley Debban, Sarah Eckert
and Marissa Kuch, all juniors,
opened the meet by win-
ning the 200 medley relay
in 2:04.32. Eckert, Debban,
Kuch and Kyle McCarty also
later won the 200 free relay in
Individually, Kuch, Eckert
and Debban also had strong
Kuch won the 100 free
in 57.51 and the 200 free in
2:03.09. Eckert had the fastest
time in the 100 butterfl y, fi n-
ishing in 1:07.19, and Debban
touched the wall fi rst in the
100 breaststroke in 1:23.47.
McNary sophomores Han-
nah Corpe and Kylee Daulton
took second and third in the
100 breaststroke in 1:28.39
and 1:28.62, respectively.
McNary freshman Kyle Hooper won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:03.08 on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at the
KROC Center in Salem.
McNary falls to Titans on the road
LEFT: McNary sophomore Anita Lao came off the bench to score eight points in a 58-46 loss at West Salem on Friday, Jan. 6. RIGHT: McNary senior Cade Goff had 13 points and six rebounds
against the Titans.
Lady Celts seek
second scorer
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SALEM—Still looking for
a second scorer behind Sydney
Hunter, the last thing McNary
needed was the University of
San Diego-bound senior to
get in foul trouble.
But with 1:42 remaining
in the fi rst quarter, Hunter
picked up her third foul and
was forced to the bench. To
make matters worse, Kailey
Doutt, the reigning Greater
Valley Conference Defensive
Player of the Year, got her sec-
ond foul just over three min-
utes into the game.
The foul trouble was too
much for McNary to over-
come as the Lady Celts lost at
West Salem 58-46 on Friday,
Jan. 6.
“It’s on us if we don’t ad-
just,” MHS head coach Der-
rick Handley said.
“The natural reaction as
players on the fl oor are to turn
and try to point the fi nger at
somebody else but they (refer-
ees) called it consistent. They
were the same the entire time.
We didn’t adjust to it. That’s
on our players. That’s on our
coaches. We tried to talk about
that at halftime and we did a
little bit better job in the sec-
ond half as far as not fouling as
much. You’ve got to fi nd the
line between still being ag-
gressive but not fouling. It was
our fault. We didn’t make the
change quick enough, obvi-
Please see GIRLS, Page 11
Celtics score
season-low 47
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SALEM—The game start-
ed just like most of McNary’s.
Celtics win the tip, Mat-
thew Ismay bounces a perfect
pass to an open Easton Neitzel,
who scores an easy layup to
give McNary a quick 2-0 lead.
It ended much different-
ly as the Celtics, who came
into West Salem averaging 76
points per game and had hit at
least 80 six times, were held to
a season low in 56-47 loss.
“Their zone slowed us
down and we didn’t attack
and look to score as much as
we usually do,” McNary se-
nior Cade Goff said. “They
put some long guys up top
and slowed our game down
and we played more into their
hands instead of how we play.”
The Titans jumped out to
a 15-4 lead as McNary didn’t
score another fi eld goal af-
ter Neitzel’s layup until Goff
knocked down a 3-pointer
with 26 seconds remaining in
the fi rst quarter.
The Celtics didn’t make
a shot from the fl oor in the
second quarter until the 5:32
mark when Goff hit another 3
to get McNary within 18-12.
“We settled for some shots
early where we could have
probably been a little more
aggressive getting to the rim,”
McNary head coach Ryan
Kirch said.
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McNary drops GVC opener
At 145 pounds, McNary wrestler Noah Grunberg won a 13-2 major decision over Kaleb Fegles-
Jones at West Salem on Thursday, Jan. 5.
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SALEM—McNary had a
two-point lead through nine
matches at West Salem.
But the Titans won the fi -
nal fi ve, including three by pin
fall, to defeat the Celtics 51-
26 on Thursday, Jan. 5 in their
fi rst Greater Valley Conference
dual of the season.
“As soon as we got done
with 152, we were hitting the
strength of their lineup,” Mc-
Nary head coach Jason Ebbs
said. “That was all of their tal-
ent and all of their better guys.
We knew that coming in. We
knew that up by two at 160
was not going to be enough to
ride that wave out.”
After Noah Gatchet won
by forfeit at 106 pounds to
give the Celtics a 6-0 lead,
West Salem won three match-
es in a row, all by pin fall, to go
ahead 18-6.
At 132 pounds, Sean Bur-
rows was able to end the streak
by pinning Mason Meredith
in the second period.
After the Titans picked up
another pin to expand their
advantage back to 12, McNary
won three straight to take a
26-24 lead.
At 145 pounds, Noah
Grunberg won a 13-2 major
Wyatt Kesler then pinned
Luke Liedkie in the fi rst peri-
od at 152 pounds and Brayden
Ebbs won a 14-0 major deci-
sion at 160 pounds.
Isaiah Putnam looked to
continue the winning streak at
170 pounds.
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