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 ...

Fun Run victories: Stutzman, Hutzler win 5K race

May 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Fun Run victories: Stutzman, Hutzler win 5K race

By James Day Silverton High student Haile Stutzman, 16, scored an impressive victory May 7 in the 5K race at the 33rd Silverton Health Fun Run. Stutzman ran 17:02, a 5:30 mile pace, and bested runner-up Eric Jeffers, 33, by 33 seconds. Stevie ...

Athletes’ ally: Trainer Jen Krug honored for her work at SHS

May 2016 Posted in People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Athletes’ ally: Trainer Jen Krug honored for her work at SHS

[caption id="attachment_6961" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton High School athletic trainer Jen Krug works with freshman athlete Cameron Reisch after a recent freshman baseball game. Photo by Steve Ritchie[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Jen Krug was closing in on her AA degree in computer science ...

Turf project on track: SHS athletic trainer honored

May 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Turf project on track: SHS athletic trainer honored

By James Day The campaign to put artificial turf on the football field at Silverton’s Schlador Street campus is on schedule and just six weeks away from breaking ground. The project has raised $525,000 in cash, although Foxes Athletic Director Greg Kaatz ...

Hawaii bound: Maddie Fuhrman to run for Hawaii

May 2016 Posted in People, Sports | Comments Off on Hawaii bound: Maddie Fuhrman to run for Hawaii

[caption id="attachment_6915" align="alignright" width="300"] Maddie Fuhrman[/caption] By James Day So why did Silverton High running ace Maddie Fuhrman choose to sign with the University of Hawaii, the last school she visited among 15 official and unofficial trips? “I loved the coach and the ...

Top coach: SHS girls basketball coach Tal Wold named coach of the year

April 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Top coach: SHS girls basketball coach Tal Wold named coach of the year

By James Day The awards keep on coming for the Silverton High girls basketball team. The Foxes, who finished a 28-0 season March 12 with a victory against Springfield in the OSAA Class 5A championship game, earned three spots on the all-state ...

The memories linger: Coach Tal Wold talks about the ‘blueprint’

April 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on The memories linger: Coach Tal Wold talks about the ‘blueprint’

By James Day The magical run by the Silverton High girls basketball squad to the Class 5A title is more than two weeks old, but there still is a buzz in town. Signs are still up congratulating the girls, and the ...

Duck, dip, dive: Trio provides the driving force behind successful fundraiser

March 2016 Posted in Community, Sports | Comments Off on Duck, dip, dive: Trio provides the driving force behind successful fundraiser

[caption id="attachment_6792" align="alignright" width="300"] Hayley Miller, Erica Rumpca and Mindy Duerst have organized the Silverton Dodgeball Tournament since its beginning seven years ago.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Between bursts of laughter, Mindy Duerst, Erica Rumpca and Hayley Miller readily admit they cannot accurately ...

Champions: Kennedy girls make basketball history with state 2A title

March 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Champions: Kennedy girls make basketball history with state 2A title

[caption id="attachment_6794" align="alignright" width="192"] Lakin Susee takes flight. Left, the JFK girls celebrate their victory. Photo by Beth Stafford.[/caption] By Steve Ritchie and James Day How dominant was Kennedy in the Class 2A girls basketball tournament? One stat pretty much tells the story: ...

Perfect record: Silverton girls claim state 5A hoop title with 28-0 season

March 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Perfect record: Silverton girls claim state 5A hoop title with 28-0 season

[caption id="attachment_6797" align="alignright" width="207"] SHS senior Alia Parsons. Photo by Kristine Thomas.[/caption] By James Day and Kristine Thomas It was a dream season for the Silverton High girls basketball team. The Foxes rallied from a big deficit for the second consecutive day and ...