State champions: Kennedy turns tables on Santiam for 2A title

December 2018 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on State champions: Kennedy turns tables on Santiam for 2A title

There is a sign on North Main Street in Mount Angel that needs an addition. The sign, planted just before the turn on East Marquam to Kennedy High, celebrates recent state titles for the Trojans. Now, it’s the football team’s turn. ...

Lopez wins state title: Kennedy football in semifinals

November 2018 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Lopez wins state title: Kennedy football in semifinals

[caption id="attachment_8781" align="alignright" width="150"] Alejandra Lopez[/caption] Alejandra Lopez of Kennedy closed her senior cross country season in style, winning the Class 3A-2A-1A state championship Nov. 3 at Lane Community College. Lopez ran 19:02 on the 5,000-meter course to edge runner-up McKenzi Hoyt of ...

‘Massegon’: Cross country runners build new bonds of cross-continental friendship

November 2018 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on ‘Massegon’: Cross country runners build new bonds of cross-continental friendship

[caption id="attachment_8765" align="alignright" width="300"] JFK sisters, Alejandra and Whitney Lopez, with Massegon co-founder, Coach Steve McChesney. Steve Ritchie[/caption] By Steve Ritchie The Kennedy High School Cross Country Team has been known for incorporating opportunities for learning and new experiences when traveling to compete ...

Showdown win: Next: Foxes face Parkrose

November 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Sports | Comments Off on Showdown win: Next: Foxes face Parkrose

By James Day ALBANY –  The Silverton High football ran up a 17-0 first-half lead Friday night against West Albany, then used grit and determination to hold on for a 17-14 Special District 3 win amid light to moderate rain at ...

Cross country stars: JFK’s Lopez, Foxes’ Stutzman run to district titles

November 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Sports | Comments Off on Cross country stars: JFK’s Lopez, Foxes’ Stutzman run to district titles

Kennedy High senior Alejandra Lopez won the Special District 2 girls cross country championship Oct. 25 at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon. Lopez ran the 5,000 meters in 18:52.3, 17 seconds ahead of runner-up Jessica Neal of Central Linn. The Trojans also ...

Kuenzi to rescue: Deep Foxes keep up winning ways

October 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Kuenzi to rescue: Deep Foxes keep up winning ways

“I was just trying to fill in for Hayden Roth and do as good a job as he did,” Nathan Kuenzi said. “I really enjoyed it. That was the most fun game I’ve ever played.” The Silverton High running back was talking ...

Summer adventure: Foxes brothers take baseball Dominican Republic tour

September 2018 Posted in People, School, Sports, Travel | Comments Off on Summer adventure: Foxes brothers take baseball Dominican Republic tour

[caption id="attachment_8696" align="alignleft" width="300"] Silverton High brothers Riley Kramer, left, and brother Kyle, spent a week in the Dominican Republic last month, playing baseball, donating gear and participating in clinics. James Day [/caption] By James Day Riley and Kyle Kramer had a bit ...

Hot starts: Silverton, Kennedy football both roll out strong

September 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Hot starts: Silverton, Kennedy football both roll out strong

The local football squads have gotten off fast this fall. Silverton and Kennedy are both 2-0 and ranked in the top 10 in their respective classes. The Foxes are ranked No. 2 by the OSAA in Class 5A after opening with Special ...

On board: Silverton Skatepark supports low-cost hobby, creativity, community

September 2018 Posted in Business, Community, People, Sports | Comments Off on On board: Silverton Skatepark supports low-cost hobby, creativity, community

By Melissa Wagoner Jason Franz took up skateboarding when he was only four years old in an attempt to make friends with the older kids on his block. Now – 39 years later – the 43-year-old still skateboards several times a ...

Cross country update: Trojans, Foxes both fielding strong squads

September 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Cross country update: Trojans, Foxes both fielding strong squads

The Kennedy and Silverton cross country teams have, like many of us in Oregon, been battling smoke and unhealthy air… in addition to the usual challenge for the high-schoolers of getting in shape for the season. Oregon School Activities Association rules ...

Football preview: Foxes, Trojans dive into fall camps

August 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports | Comments Off on Football preview: Foxes, Trojans dive into fall camps

Silverton football was 7-4 last season in its first year under coach Josh Craig, advancing to the state quarterfinals before falling to No. 1 Mountain View in a 46-42 shootout in Bend. This year the Foxes are in a reconfigured league, ...

Academic stars: Silverton, JFK athletes score well on state lists

August 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Academic stars: Silverton, JFK athletes score well on state lists

On the scoreboard that matters most athletes at Silverton and Kennedy turned into some superlative academic results for the 2018-19 school year. The Foxes featured 21 sports and activity teams that averaged a 3.2 grade point average or better. The top ...

Sprauer dominates: Former Kennedy athlete shines for SOU

July 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Sprauer dominates: Former Kennedy athlete shines for SOU

Former Kennedy High athlete Loghan Sprauer is proving to be a dynamic contributor at the college level at Southern Oregon University. Sprauer, who led the Trojans to a state Class 2A title in her junior year in 2014, winning the 100, ...

Year to remember: Kennedy softball wins OSAA State title

June 2018 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Year to remember: Kennedy softball wins OSAA State title

[caption id="attachment_8474" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Kennedy High girls softball team and coaches show off their trophy after winning the Class 2A-1A softball title June 1 at Oregon State University. James Day[/caption] By James Day The hits just kept on coming the entire ...

Band takes first: Silverton ensemble rules division at Portland parade

June 2018 Posted in Community, Music & Band, School, Sports | Comments Off on Band takes first: Silverton ensemble rules division at Portland parade

The Silverton High marching band took home first place June 2 in Portland’s Starlight Parade competition. The band, under the direction of Frank Petrik, played the Big Four March of Karl King and Happy Together by the Turtles and outscored the ...

JFK girls shine: Lopez, Sprauer lead Trojans to fourth place finish in state track

May 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on JFK girls shine: Lopez, Sprauer lead Trojans to fourth place finish in state track

Kennedy high continues to compete at a high level in the Class 2A state track and field meet. The Trojans’ girls squad, led by juniors Alejandra Lopez and Hallie Sprauer, took fourth in the team race in the May 17-18 event ...

Singing stars: Silverton High choir ties for first in state competition

May 2018 Posted in Community, Music & Band, School, Sports | Comments Off on Singing stars: Silverton High choir ties for first in state competition

The Silverton High choir shared the state title with Central at the OSAA Class 5A competition held May 3 – 5 at George Fox University in Newberg. The Foxes, led by director Cole Haole-Valenzuela, totaled 324 points, five more than Central. ...

Superb career: Maggie Roth

May 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Superb career: Maggie Roth

[caption id="attachment_8373" align="alignright" width="300"] Maggie Roth in the Foxes’ dugout. James Day[/caption] By James Day One of the most star-studded athletic careers in Silverton High history will be ending soon. Maggie Roth, who has starred in soccer, basketball and softball all four years ...

Off to med school: Former Foxes wrestler Izaak Tobin paces OSU squad in GPA

May 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports | Comments Off on Off to med school: Former Foxes wrestler Izaak Tobin paces OSU squad in GPA

Sometimes the statistics don’t really matter. Sometimes it’s what you do off the playing field that ultimately counts. And what you make of your opportunities. [caption id="attachment_8337" align="alignleft" width="150"] Izaak Tobin Karl Maasdam[/caption] The record shows that Izaak Tobin, a two-time runner-up ...

Winter tales: Local athletes’ college seasons recounted

April 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Winter tales: Local athletes’ college seasons recounted

With spring upon us – kind of – it’s time to look back at how athletes with local ties fared in college action during the winter season: Izaak Tobin, Silverton: The redshirt senior wrestler at Oregon State University finished his career ...

Kayaking: Escape for the mind, exercise for the body

April 2018 Posted in Sports, Your Health | Comments Off on Kayaking: Escape for the mind, exercise for the body

[caption id="attachment_8286" align="alignright" width="300"] Kayaking on Silver Lake in Washington. CHRIS MAYOU[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Escaping from the stress of the daily grind just might be as easy as climbing into a kayak, pushing off from shore and letting the worries of ...

Clements to George Fox: Bruins good fit for Foxes receiver

April 2018 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Clements to George Fox: Bruins good fit for Foxes receiver

Silverton wide receiver Spencer Clements is heading to George Fox University in Newberg to play football and study toward a hoped-for career as an orthopedic surgeon. Clements caught 59 passes for 941 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Foxes, who finished ...

Two out of three: Kennedy girls win another state 2A title, boys take 4th

March 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports | Comments Off on Two out of three: Kennedy girls win another state 2A title, boys take 4th

By Steve Ritchie and James Day Senior leadership. Veteran coaches. Rising stars. The Kennedy High girls basketball team had it all this season. The Trojans finished a storybook 29-1 season on March 3 with a 53-40 win against defending champion Monroe in ...

Special hoops season: State next for Trojans, Foxes hope to follow

February 2018 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community, Sports | Comments Off on Special hoops season: State next for Trojans, Foxes hope to follow

The next two weeks could be pretty special for area high school basketball fans. All four teams at Silverton and Kennedy are ranked in the top 10 in their class. Both Kennedy teams already have qualified for the Class 2A ...

Kennedy girls dominate: Take 24 -1 record, top ranking into playoffs

February 2018 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Kennedy girls dominate: Take 24 -1 record, top ranking into playoffs

The Kennedy High girls basketball is riding a 19-game winning streak into the playoffs. The 24-1 Trojans finished a perfect 12-0 in the Tri-River Conference and are ranked No. 1 in Class 2A, with their lone loss against Class 3A power ...