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 ...

Wrestling champ: Silverton’s Austin Reed takes state title

March 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Wrestling champ: Silverton’s Austin Reed takes state title

By James Day Silverton High senior Austin Reed is in rare company. The Foxes’ wrestler captured the OSAA Class 5A title at 132 pounds Feb. 27, becoming the first Silverton state wrestling champion since 2008 and only the second since 1994. “It ...

A first for Kennedy girls: JFK hoopsters top-ranked in 2A

March 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on A first for Kennedy girls: JFK hoopsters top-ranked in 2A

By James Day The Kennedy High girls basketball team heads into the state playoffs as the top-ranked team in Class 2A after winning its first Tri-River Conference championship in school history. The Trojans, who defeated No. 4 – and defending 2A champion ...

Hooping it up: Local squads make big statements on the court

February 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Hooping it up: Local squads make big statements on the court

By James Day The Silverton High basketball teams won pair of back-to-back high-pressure games against Corvallis and changed the complexion of both Mid-Willamette Conference races. For the girls, Tuesday’s 40-31 win at Corvallis gave the top-ranked Foxes some breathing room. Silverton rallied ...

Lady Foxes roll on: Basketball squad keeps winning

February 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Lady Foxes roll on: Basketball squad keeps winning

By James Day The Silverton High girls basketball squad continues its unbeaten ways. The top-ranked Foxes improved to 15-0 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-Willamette Conference, with a 55-28 win Jan. 22 against Central, which came into the contest 4-0 in league. But ...

Ranked # 1 in state: Silverton, Kennedy girls basketball teams excel

January 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Ranked # 1 in state: Silverton, Kennedy girls basketball teams excel

By James Day Silverton and Kennedy’s girls basketball teams currently are ranked No. 1 in the state in their respective divisions. The Class 5A Lady Foxes, who shared the Mid-Willamette Conference title last season with Corvallis, are 11-0 after their 49-42 win ...

College sports updates

January 2016 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on College sports updates

By James Day The college career of former Silverton High athlete Cole Chandler has gotten off to a promising start. The three-time all-state quarterback played in five games as a freshman at Pacific Lutheran University in Puyallup, Wash. The 6-2, 190-pound Chandler ...