Football flashback: Foxes, Trojans make playoff runs

December 2017 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Football flashback: Foxes, Trojans make playoff runs

Silverton High turned in a 7-4 football season under first-year coach Josh Craig and came within 57 seconds of advancing to the Class 5A semifinals. “We’re very proud of these guys,” Craig told Our Town. “We couldn’t ask for a better ...

Time for playoffs: Teams angle for postseason slots

November 2017 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Sports | Comments Off on Time for playoffs: Teams angle for postseason slots

Playoff season and district competition are approaching for area high schools. Here is a look at how the races and matchups are shaping up: Football: Silverton (5-3 overall, 3-3 in the Mid-Willamette Conference) has clinched a playoff spot heading into the ...

Fox football No. 1 in state: Enters toughest part of season 4-0

October 2017 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Fox football No. 1 in state: Enters toughest part of season 4-0

Silverton won its first two Mid-Willamette Conference football games and has moved to No. 1 in Class 5A in the OSAA’s rankings. The Foxes still have a long way to go with a stiff challenge at No. 3 Crescent Valley taking ...

OSAA spells change: Big overhaul proposed for classification system

April 2017 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on OSAA spells change: Big overhaul proposed for classification system

Most adjustments that the Oregon School Activities Association makes in its quadrennial classification and districting work tend to be minor. The body made a big leap forward for the 2006-7 school year by expanding from four classes to six. Schools had ...

College update: Gengler finishes strong at PSU

April 2017 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on College update: Gengler finishes strong at PSU

Former Silverton High standout Zach Gengler played his way into the record books during his four-year career at Portland State. Gengler, a 6-2, 175-pound senior, played 114 games for the Vikings, third on the all-time list. His steals mark of 120 ...

A team with GRIT: Scappy Foxes reach second straight state title game

March 2017 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on A team with GRIT: Scappy Foxes reach second straight state title game

Silverton girls coach Tal Wold told me on the court after the defending Class 5A champion Foxes lost to La Salle 42-28 on March 10 in this year’s final that the color of the trophy didn’t really matter. It all made ...

Fox freshman wrestler takes state title

March 2017 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Fox freshman wrestler takes state title

By James Day Coming into high school Silverton High freshman Kaden Kuenzi, who has been wrestling competitively since he was 6, had a goal of winning a state title. He just didn’t think that it would happen so soon. Feb. 25 at ...

The Tune Squad: OSU training

March 2017 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on The Tune Squad: OSU training

[caption id="attachment_7688" align="alignright" width="300"] Preston Kirk, left, and Trevor Bledsoe, helped the OSU women’s basketball team prepare for March Madness.[/caption] By James Day The Oregon State University women’s basketball team heads into March Madness with a 29-4 record. The Beavers, who played ...

Wait ‘til next year: Foxes swim team riding high

March 2017 Posted in Community, Sports | Comments Off on Wait ‘til next year: Foxes swim team riding high

“Could be a big year next year,” Silverton High swim coach Lucky Rogers said. You can’t blame Rogers for looking ahead to next season because this one was pretty special for the Foxes. Silverton’s boys and girls squads both lost just ...

For the joy: Silverton Unified Basketball brings amazing spirit to the court

February 2017 Posted in Community, Sports | Comments Off on For the joy: Silverton Unified Basketball brings amazing spirit to the court

[caption id="attachment_7650" align="alignleft" width="300"] The 2017 Unified Foxes Basketball team. SHS Unified Foxes players in action: left, Mehey Kraskov; right, Jhonathan Shackelford; and far right, Marco Garcia-Ramirez.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas The score doesn’t begin to tell the story of Silverton High School’s ...

Swimming for glory: High turnout, energy, pay dividends for Foxes

February 2017 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Swimming for glory: High turnout, energy, pay dividends for Foxes

On a Tuesday night in February, the Silverton Community Pool was so full of kids one would think it was a family night in July. About 80 athletes were pounding through the water as the Silverton High teams prepared for district ...

Tournament standouts: Fox wrestlers go 4-1 in event

January 2017 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Tournament standouts: Fox wrestlers go 4-1 in event

The Silverton High wrestling team turned in a strong performance Jan. 21 at the Colton Holly Memorial Tournament in Wilsonville. The Foxes finished with a 4-1 record and took third place. The win total includes victories against two Class 6A ...

Pacific Northwest champs: Pop Warner football team takes title

January 2017 Posted in Community, Sports | Comments Off on Pacific Northwest champs: Pop Warner football team takes title

For the first time in its eight-year history, the Silverton Pop Warner football program has produced a regional champion. The Future Foxes’ pee wee squad, which consists mainly of sixth- and seventh-graders, traveled to Washington state to beat the Spokane ...

College check-in: Rebuilding year for Silverton boys basketball

January 2017 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on College check-in: Rebuilding year for Silverton boys basketball

Here is a look at how athletes with Silverton High ties fared in college this fall season: Sheyenne Brusven had a strong junior year as goalie for the Corban University women’s soccer team. Brusven had an 11-6-1 record for the Warriors, ...

Magical Season: Silverton High Girls soccer team takes second in state

November 2016 Posted in Community, Sports | Comments Off on Magical Season: Silverton High Girls soccer team takes second in state

[caption id="attachment_7477" align="alignleft" width="300"] SHS freshman Paige Alexander, #3, broke a pair of school records with 33 goals and 10 assists.[/caption] By James Day Deeds usually trump words… but words about deeds can sometimes help tell a deeper story, a more complete ...

Trojan’s Great run: Football team makes it to 2A Semifinals

November 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Trojan’s Great run: Football team makes it to 2A Semifinals

Kennedy High continues to prove its mettle in Class 2A football. The Trojans, who advanced to the championship game a year ago, made it to the semifinals this season before falling 32-13 to Stanfield on Nov. 19. The game was a ...

Lady Foxes on verge of history: Compete for state soccer title

November 2016 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Lady Foxes on verge of history: Compete for state soccer title

The Silverton girls soccer team is in uncharted territory. The Foxes played Saturday after Our Town’s presstime against La Salle Prep for the Class 5A title. It is the first state championship appearance in history for the program. And the ...

League title elusive: Foxes fall to Corvallis in MWC finale

November 2016 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Sports | Comments Off on League title elusive: Foxes fall to Corvallis in MWC finale

The third time was not the charm for the Silverton High girls soccer squad. The Foxes, who were denied a Mid-Willamette Conference title by Corvallis the past two seasons, entered Tuesday night’s home contest against the Spartans with the same stakes: ...

Back on track: Kick puts Fox football within reach of playoff spot

October 2016 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Back on track: Kick puts Fox football within reach of playoff spot

The Silverton High football team has rallied for a pair of victories and is on the verge of clinching a playoff spot. The Foxes opened the Mid-Willamette Conference season with a pair of close losses, a 20-13 defeat at Dallas (the ...

Sports: Football preview

September 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Football preview

By James Day It’s a new season for the Silverton High School football team. New turf has been installed at McGinnis Field and the squad is trying to put last year’s 5-5 season in the rearview mirror. “Last year had a lot ...

Sports: New year, new turf

August 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports: New year, new turf

By James Day A new era unfolded Aug. 9 at McGinnis Field on the old Silverton High School campus on Schlador Street. The Foxes football team practiced for the first time on its new artificial turf. The squad was scheduled to open ...

Heating up: Lady Foxes soccer squads sizzle in summer league

August 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Heating up: Lady Foxes soccer squads sizzle in summer league

By James Day The Silverton High girls soccer team continues to demonstrate that it is a force to be reckoned with in Class 5A. The Foxes, who came within one goal of a Mid-Willamette Conference title the past two seasons, outscored opponents ...

Sports: Outdoor wrestling

July 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Outdoor wrestling

By James Day The Silverton High wrestling program is holding a summer camp July 18-21. But it’s a camp with a twist. The Foxes are planning to close the proceedings with an outdoor dual meet under the lights on the tennis courts. ...

Roth to play Division II: Collegiate athlete updates

July 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Roth to play Division II: Collegiate athlete updates

By James Day Silverton High athlete Sam Roth has decided to take his basketball skills to Northwest Nazarene University. Roth, who helped lead the Foxes to the 2015 OSAA Class 5A state championship and was a two-time all-state selection, has signed a ...

State track standouts: Kennedy baseball, softball first in league; Foxes softball second in conference

June 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on State track standouts: Kennedy baseball, softball first in league; Foxes softball second in conference

By James Day Kennedy High’s track and field teams both finished in the top 10 at the Class 2A state meet May 19-20 at Hayward Field in Eugene. The boys squad finished ninth with 29 points and the girls team was ...