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 ...

Strong start: SHS Dance Team now turns to state meet program prep

December 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Strong start: SHS Dance Team now turns to state meet program prep

By James Day The Silverton High dance squad turned in a series of sterling performances as the first half of a grueling season ended with the Categories Championships at Putnam High in Milwaukie. The Foxes, who finished second in the OSAA Class ...

For the title: Kennedy football

December 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on For the title: Kennedy football

By James Day The Kennedy High football team is one win away from the first state championship in school history. The Trojans (10-1), who were runners-up in 1989, 1991 and 2009, tangled with (11-0) Heppner on Saturday night at Hermiston High in ...

Fox to Beaver: Three on the Oregon State football roster

November 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Fox to Beaver: Three on the Oregon State football roster

THE PLAYERS Ian Crist Position: Place-kicker Year: junior Height: 5-10 Weight: 181 Major: Economics and Entrepreneurship Previous experience: Silverton High, Portland State Sam Kuschnick Position: Linebacker Year: Freshman (redshirt) Height: 5-11 Weight: 209 Major: Crop and Soil Science Previous experience: Silverton High Jonas Dahl Position: Safety Year: sophomore (redshirt freshman athletically) Height: 5-10 Weight: 196 Major: Kinesiology Previous experience: Silverton High By James Day There are ...

Historic season: SHS volleyball makes Elite 8 after 40-year drought

November 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Historic season: SHS volleyball makes Elite 8 after 40-year drought

(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-70283607-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); By James Day The Silverton High volleyball program turned in its finest season in 40 years. The Foxes, who finished second in the Mid-Willamette Conference, advanced ...

One goal short: Corvallis ends SHS girls soccer 2015 conference title quest

November 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on One goal short: Corvallis ends SHS girls soccer 2015 conference title quest

By James Day For the second consecutive season the Silverton High girls soccer squad came within one goal of its first league title since 1990. Last season the Foxes fell 3-2 to Corvallis in a winner-take-all regular-season finale that gave the Spartans ...

Cross country stars: Runners from Kennedy, Silverton off to state

November 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Cross country stars: Runners from Kennedy, Silverton off to state

By James Day Maddie Fuhrman finally corralled a district title. The Silverton senior, who finished sixth as a freshman and third the past two seasons, dominated the field Oct. 21 at the Mid-Willamette Conference cross country meet, running a school record ...

Leading the way: Dahl putting points up for SHS; JFK defense shines

October 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Leading the way: Dahl putting points up for SHS; JFK defense shines

By James Day Silverton has made an early statement in its bid to defend its Mid-Willamette Conference football title. The Foxes won their third game in a row and moved to 2-0 in league with a 48-14 homecoming win Friday night ...

Seaside Challenge: Runners gain personal insights, life lessons

October 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Seaside Challenge: Runners gain personal insights, life lessons

[caption id="attachment_6314" align="alignright" width="258"] Kaylin Cantu and Gabriella Cortez at the start of the girls Difficult race.[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Only in cross country can a coach lose his team before the race even starts. For the last 15 years, my Kennedy High ...

Great Wall: Wild toboggan ride

September 2015 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Great Wall: Wild toboggan ride

[caption id="attachment_6284" align="alignright" width="300"] Steve Ritchie with steeplechaser Genevieve Lacaze of Australia.[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Beijing, China – It always shocks me how quickly you can jump in an automobile and leave a gigantic metropolis behind. Even sprawling Beijing with its 21 ...

Ready to run: 36 teams take on Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational

September 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Ready to run: 36 teams take on Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational

By James Day The Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational will be run on a new course this year. The cross country meet, which is co-hosted by Silverton and Kennedy, traditionally has featured a course that starts at the Old Ranches and uses ...

International meet: Silverton’s Emily Cock competes in Azerbaijan

September 2015 Posted in People, Sports | Comments Off on International meet: Silverton’s Emily Cock competes in Azerbaijan

[caption id="attachment_6283" align="alignright" width="255"] Emily Cock[/caption] By James Day It’s hard enough to be participating in your first international shooting competition when you are the youngest person at the meet. But how hard must it be if you add that the shooter’s gear ...

Ready for football?: High school season opens Sept. 4

September 2015 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Ready for football?: High school season opens Sept. 4

By James Day Silverton High lost a ton of talent off of last season’s Class 5A runner-up squad, but sixth-year coach John Mannion has another strong batch ready to make a run at a third Mid-Willamette Conference title in four years. “Our ...