Swimming champs: Silverton boys win post-season meet

July 2021 Posted in Community, People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Swimming champs: Silverton boys win post-season meet

The Silverton High swim team turned in a series of sterling performances June 26 at an end-of-the-season meet at Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis. Five teams participated, West Salem, Crescent Valley, Corvallis, Central and the Foxes. Silverton ran away with the ...

Letters to the Editor: A tribute…

June 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: A tribute…

The basketballs were pushed into their usual spot in the closet. 17 months later. The jerseys were tucked away in bins. 17 months later. The bleachers’ seats were pushed back against the wall. 17 months later. 17 months later. Our jerseys cried for us, and the bleacher ...

June basketball? Both Foxes teams lose – just once – in near-perfect season

June 2021 Posted in Community, People, School, Sports | Comments Off on June basketball? Both Foxes teams lose – just once – in near-perfect season

The Silverton High basketball teams finished their 2020-21 seasons on June 23, ten days after the seniors graduated and 15 months after a global pandemic left them waiting at the altar at a state tournament which held such promise. There. That’s ...

Best in class: Foxes hoops squads win 6A challenge

June 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Best in class: Foxes hoops squads win 6A challenge

The Silverton High basketball squads have just completed a stunning 10-0 run through the Class 6A Salem squads. The boys team went 6-0, winning the games against Sprague, South Salem, West Salem, North Salem, McKay and McNary by an average of ...

New Look for Baseball: Bennett takes over SHS

June 2021 Posted in Community, Sports | Comments Off on New Look for Baseball: Bennett takes over SHS

The Silverton High baseball program is working under new management. Easton Bennett, 28, has taken over for Jeremiah Runion, who led the Foxes to the Class 5A quarterfinals in 2019. The year 2020, however, will always occupy a blank spot in ...

Kennedy dominant: Trojans earn title in softball, take second in baseball

June 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Kennedy dominant: Trojans earn title in softball, take second in baseball

The Kennedy softball squad claimed the Class 2A state title May 22 with a pair of victories, an 8-1 semifinal win vs. Union/Cove and a 16-0 title win vs. Grant Union/Prairie City. The Trojans, who were runners-up to North Douglas in ...

Sports Datebook: June 2021

June 2021 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports Datebook: June 2021

Tuesday, June 1 Girls Basketball 5 p.m. Western Christian @ Kennedy 7 p.m. Silverton @ South Salem Wrestling 6 p.m. Silverton @ Central Boys Basketball 6:30 p.m. Western Christian @ Kennedy 7 p.m. South Salem @ Silverton Wednesday, June 2 Girls Basketball 7 p.m. West Salem @ Silverton Boys Basketball 7:30 p.m. Silverton ...

Motion for all ages: Silver Falls Family YMCA grants access to healthy life style programs

June 2021 Posted in Community, Outdoor Life, Sports | Comments Off on Motion for all ages: Silver Falls Family YMCA grants access to healthy life style programs

By Brenna Wiegand [caption id="attachment_9987" align="alignright" width="300"] A dryland swim team workout at Silver Falls Family YMCA. The Y offers a wide range of programming to enrich the lives of youth and families in the Silverton area.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9983" align="alignright" width="300"] Lifeguards ...

COVID Lessons: Foxes football coach looks back

May 2021 Posted in Community, Sports | Comments Off on COVID Lessons: Foxes football coach looks back

Weird high school football season, wasn’t it? Games in March and April. COVID postponements. The record shows that Silverton finished 3-2, while having its annual showdown with West Albany postponed because of a Silverton outbreak. But it was a season full ...

The COVID season: Kennedy football produces most compelling story

April 2021 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on The COVID season: Kennedy football produces most compelling story

By James Day The season of fall sports in the spring is over, and for the most part things turned out all right. Most of the games were played. Soccer and volleyball squads played legitimate league seasons. Small school cross country ...

No fall sports: New activities calendar starts Dec. 28

August 2020 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on No fall sports: New activities calendar starts Dec. 28

By James Day The Oregon School Activities Association has updated its plans for the 2020-21 school year. The upshot? The official calendar starts Dec. 28, with practices and features much shorter seasons. And football and other “fall” sports are moving to ...

Running standouts: Area cross country alums shine in college

January 2020 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Running standouts: Area cross country alums shine in college

It was a banner year for former Silverton-Mount Angel cross country runners. Here is a look at how four standouts from the running scene fared in college: Kaylin Cantu, Kennedy: The Western Oregon sophomore finished 51st overall and second among WOU ...

District champs: Kennedy blasts Culver, moves to No. 1 in Class 2A

November 2019 Posted in Community, School, Sports, Travel, Your Health | Comments Off on District champs: Kennedy blasts Culver, moves to No. 1 in Class 2A

On a cool autumn Senior Night the Kennedy High football team checked off the final box in an undefeated Special District 2 season. The defending state champion Trojans dismantled Culver 40-6 on Oct. 25 to improve to 5-0 in league play ...

New playmaker: McCarty starring for Foxes at QB

October 2019 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports | Comments Off on New playmaker: McCarty starring for Foxes at QB

Silverton had a huge hole to fill at quarterback this season. Levi Nielsen had started four years in the position, leading the squad to the playoffs all four seasons. But as the Foxes, 5-0, headed into a critical Special District 3 ...

Academic standout: Foxes lineman earns national honor

October 2019 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Academic standout: Foxes lineman earns national honor

Silverton High senior Spencer Von Flue finished in the 97th percentile among those students nationwide who took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Qualifying Test. [caption id="attachment_9458" align="alignright" width="183"] Silverton football’s starting center Spencer Von Flue. James Day[/caption] He is the senior ...

Runners get going: Cross country previews for Kennedy, Silverton

September 2019 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Runners get going: Cross country previews for Kennedy, Silverton

Kennedy and Silverton both should have strong cross country programs this year after a 2018 season in which three of the four squads placed at state. Kennedy’s boys were sixth at the Class 2A-1A meet a year ago, with the girls ...

Football is here: Foxes, Trojans ready for 2019 season openers

September 2019 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Football is here: Foxes, Trojans ready for 2019 season openers

The Silverton High football team is 16-6 in two years under coach Josh Craig, who told Our Town his 2019 squad “has some pretty high goals. “A lot of guys are saying they want to be better than last year. But ...

Academic stars: All 14 Kennedy teams finish above 3.0

August 2019 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Academic stars: All 14 Kennedy teams finish above 3.0

Kennedy High athletes continue to do an excellent job in the classroom as well as on the playing fields. All 14 Trojans athletic and activity teams turned in cumulative grade-point averages above 3.0, with ten of the teams landing in the ...

Veteran addition: Limbird to coach Foxes boys soccer

July 2019 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Veteran addition: Limbird to coach Foxes boys soccer

[caption id="attachment_9311" align="alignright" width="181"] Marty Limbird is the new boys soccer coach at Silverton High. The Silverton resident has both youth and community college coaching experience. Submitted Photo[/caption] Marty Limbird, a long-time youth soccer coach in the Silverton area who also ...

Swimming: A healthy, life sport for any age

July 2019 Posted in Community, Sports, Your Health | Comments Off on Swimming: A healthy, life sport for any age

[caption id="attachment_9305" align="alignright" width="222"] Diane Brooke likes to everywhere – including the ocean in colder seasons. Submitted Photo[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Diane Brooke likes everything about swimming. “[I]t makes me feel so joyful and good,” she explained. “The feeling of being in the ...

Molloy an all-star: Ex-Foxes softball pitcher shines at Hamline University

July 2019 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Molloy an all-star: Ex-Foxes softball pitcher shines at Hamline University

Former Silverton High standout pitcher Alex Molloy has turned into a dominant performer for the Hamline University softball squad. Molloy, a sophomore with the Pipers of St. Paul, Minnesota, was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Midwest all-Region team. [caption id="attachment_9278" ...

Kennedy rules state: Trojans claim 4th all-sports trophy in a row

June 2019 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Kennedy rules state: Trojans claim 4th all-sports trophy in a row

Kennedy clinched its fourth consecutive OSAA Cup on May 31, a memorable day in Trojans history when the baseball and softball teams both competed for state title. Many fans, parents and students attended both events. Kennedy lost both games, but with ...

First responders shine : Silverton students win pair of state titles

June 2019 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on First responders shine : Silverton students win pair of state titles

[caption id="attachment_9251" align="alignleft" width="300"] Four Silverton state champions from the SkillsUSA conference at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.From left are Zach Stutzman, Magaly Nino-Gomez, Samira Weathers and Easton Peoples. Submitted Photo[/caption] By James Day Silverton High continues to excel in just its second ...

A record spring: Foxes, Trojans shine at state track

June 2019 Posted in Other, School, Sports | Comments Off on A record spring: Foxes, Trojans shine at state track

The Silverton High track and field teams turned in superb performances May 24-25 at the OSAA Class 5A state championships in Gresham. The Foxes’ girls team finished second behind North Salem, while the boys squad took third behind North Bend and Ashland. “This ...

Kleinschmit masterpiece: Kennedy pitcher fires no-hitter

April 2019 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Kleinschmit masterpiece: Kennedy pitcher fires no-hitter

[caption id="attachment_9163" align="alignright" width="150"] Dylan Kleinschmit. James Day[/caption] Kennedy High sophomore Dylan Kleinschmit uncorked a pitching performance for the ages Tuesday afternoon in Mount Angel. The Trojans righthander outdueled Santiam’s Wyatt Lyon, finished with a no-hitter and struck out a phenomenal 17 ...