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    MARCH 17, 2017, KEIZERTIMES, PAGE A11
First Team
Submitted
Left: The entire Blanchet team poses with the 3A girls basketball state championship trophy. Right: Sophomore Ana Coronado
shoots a free throw in the fi nal game against Dayton.
KYBA,
continued from Page 10
“I just started crying,”
Salang said. “I was so happy
for my team and my coaches.
The moment was so real and
intense. It just took me over. It
was just unbelievable. It almost
seemed like a happy ending in
a movie.”
“It was amazing,” Ostby
added. “We’ve been working
so many years to get to this
point. It was just fun to share
it with all of them.”
Bailey, who’s been coached
by her dad since she began
JOIN
playing basketball in the third
grade at KYBA, said her fa-
vorite moment was watching
him cut down the net.
“He’s had so many nights
where he’d stay up all night
doing
scouting
reports,
watching fi lm on the other
teams,” Bailey said. “It made
me feel super happy to see
that all of his hard work had
paid off. My dad was just such
a great infl uence on us and he
taught us not only about bas-
ketball but we’re a family and
we have to watch out for each
other on and off the court.”
After a snow day, the team,
which also includes Sophia
Poole, Wendy Liao, Em-
ily Collier, Najma Suri, Si-
erra Archer and Katey Moore,
were honored at a school as-
sembly.
“That’s when it really sank
in that we had won state,”
Salang said. “The whole
weekend, I couldn’t believe
that it happened. When we
got back to school and they
had our bracket and they
played a video and it had all
our pictures and our trophy,
it just seemed so real. It fi -
nally sank in that we had won
state.”
Submitted
Willamette Valley Christian School senior Katie Talon, from left,
junior Emma Kinler, and freshman Julie Dieker, all of Keizer,
were selected First Team all-league. Willamette Valley Christian
fi nished the season 16-10, losing in the second round of the 1A
girls basketball state tournament.
CELTICS,
continued from Page 10
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9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 8
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 9
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 22
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 23
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That leadership includes
going hard at every practice.
“On the fi eld I’m always
giving it my all,” McCoy
said. “I’m always coming out
sweaty, every single practice.
I encourage everyone else to
push me, too. If they slack off
then that means I slack off and
I can’t get better. We help each
other and we all get better at
the same time.”
Bowlby expects junior
Eddie McGrath to lead the
defense after a strong perfor-
mance to open the season.
“He came up really big and
had some great steals, tran-
sitioned the ball really well,”
Bowlby said.
KEIZERTIMES/Derek Wiley
McNary junior Marcus McCoy is a three-year starter for the Celtics at goalkeeper.
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