Getting a grip: Fox wrestling

February 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Getting a grip: Fox wrestling

By James Day “The wrestling team started out the year with high numbers and a lot of enthusiasm,” Silverton Assistant Coach Jesse Davis told Our Town. “We have a young team with lots of potential. We are now in the part ...

Sports: Hoop season gears up

January 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Hoop season gears up

By James Day The Silverton High boys basketball is ranked ninth by the OSAA in Class 5A heading into Mid-Willamette Conference play. “I feel like we’ve made a lot of progress in the last two weeks,” Coach Steve Roth told Our Town. ...

Strong finish: College update

January 2015 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Strong finish: College update

By James Day Hannah Deede, the former two-sport standout at Silverton High, earned honorable mention all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball honors in her senior season at Western Oregon. The 6-2 Deede, who transferred to WOU after spending her freshman season at ...

Sports update: Memorable season

December 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports update: Memorable season

By James Day Was Nov. 29 a bad day for the Mannion family? One might think so. The Silverton High football team, coached by John Mannion, lost 34-12 to Hermiston in the Class 5A state title game. Later that day Oregon ...

A magical season: Fox football raises the bar

December 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on A magical season: Fox football raises the bar

By James Day Timing can be everything. The Silverton High School football team is one win away from the school’s first state title since 1991. But because of the Our Town publication schedule we were not able to publish the results ...

Sports: Fox football dominates, JFK volleyball places fifth in state

November 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports: Fox football dominates, JFK volleyball places fifth in state

By James Day Silverton High football just keeps rolling along. The Foxes blasted Pendleton 54-6 on Nov. 7 to move into the Class 5A quarterfinals. The 10-0 Foxes, seeded No. 2,  faced No. 10 Ashland (8-2) on Friday, Nov. 14 after ...

Winning strides: Kennedy claims two district cross country champions

November 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Winning strides: Kennedy claims two district cross country champions

By James Day The Kennedy High cross country team took home the top individual honors at the Tri-River Conference district meet Oct. 23 at Bush’s Pasture Park in Salem. Junior Adrian Parra won the boys race in 16:31, tying the course ...

A familiar face: Steve Roth takes over SHS boys basketball

October 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on A familiar face: Steve Roth takes over SHS boys basketball

By James Day The Silverton High boys basketball team has a new head coach, but Foxes fans will see a familiar face on the sidelines when they open play in December.  Steve Roth, a 1982 Silverton graduate and former head coach ...

Clicking on all cylinders: Fox football ranked No. 2 in state

October 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Clicking on all cylinders: Fox football ranked No. 2 in state

By James Day Silverton High’s football team is off to a 3-0 start and is ranked No. 2 in the state heading into Friday’s Mid-Willamette Conference game at Crescent Valley. Sam Kuschnick has been a workhorse in the backfield, with 66 carries ...

700 runners: SHS varsity sweep

September 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on 700 runners: SHS varsity sweep

By James Day The Silverton High School cross country teams swept the varsity team titles at Wednesday’s Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational, which was held on the “monster” course at Silver Falls State Park. A record 40 schools and 700 runners participated ...

Seasoned and ready: Fox football team sets sights on state title

September 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Seasoned and ready: Fox football team sets sights on state title

By James Day The Silverton High School football team has lost three games in the past two seasons, all of them to the eventual OSAA Class 5A state champions, and momentum seems to be riding the Foxes’ way in year five ...

Fall lineup: New year, new faces

August 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Fall lineup: New year, new faces

By James Day August is here, the fall high school teams have begun their conditioning work, and it’s time to look at what is new on the high school scene this school year. Silverton High welcomes a new teacher and baseball coach ...

Sports update: Calling the plays

August 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports update: Calling the plays

By James Day Joe Panuke is the new head football coach at Kennedy High. A health and physical education teacher, he has been an assistant football and baseball coach the past six years. Panuke, who served as an assistant coach at ...

Off to college: Traeger moves on

July 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Off to college: Traeger moves on

By James Day It looks like Kennedy High School will be losing football coach Randy Traeger. But it doesn’t appear as if he will be going far. Traeger, a 1975 Kennedy graduate who has coached the Trojans for more than 25 ...

All-state honors: Grades matter

July 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on All-state honors: Grades matter

By James Day The Academic All-State awards are in for spring activities, with both Kennedy and Silverton high schools placing well in multiple areas. Kennedy finished best in its class in two sports, baseball and softball. The Trojans’ baseball team, which won ...

Wrapping it up: Coach Shryock leaves Silverton to become Stayton AD

June 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Wrapping it up: Coach Shryock leaves Silverton to become Stayton AD

By James Day Silverton High basketball coach Darren Shryock is moving on to a new challenge. The longtime teacher and highly successful coach is taking over as the athletic director at Stayton High School. “It has always been my long term goal ...

Best in state: JFK takes track title

June 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Best in state: JFK takes track title

By James Day The Kennedy High School girls track and field team is the best Class 2A squad in the state. The Trojans won their first OSAA track title since 1985 by scoring 83 points May 22-23 at Hayward Field in Eugene. ...

Tracking the field: Area athletes compete from Boston to Boise

May 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Tracking the field: Area athletes compete from Boston to Boise

By James Day Sheyenne Brusven, Silverton High’s all-Mid-Willamette Conference goalkeeper, will be playing college soccer close to home at Corban University. Brusven signed her letter of intent on April 28. “Her body of work in the 2013-14 season was monstrous,” Foxes Coach ...

Cycle Silverton: Bicycle-friendly movement gains traction

April 2014 Posted in Community, Sports | Comments Off on Cycle Silverton: Bicycle-friendly movement gains traction

[caption id="attachment_4657" align="alignright" width="300"] Cyclists take a Tuesday spin around the Silverton area. Photo by Kristine Thomas.[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Silverton is well-known for a host of special attributes. The welcome sign announces “Gateway to Silver Falls” and “Oregon’s Garden City.” Silverton ...

Keep an eye on Kennedy: Track, baseball teams show promise

April 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Keep an eye on Kennedy: Track, baseball teams show promise

By James Day This could be a special season for Kennedy High track and field. The Trojans’ girls team returns athletes who scored 45 of Kennedy’s 63 team points at last season’s OSAA Class 2A meet, in which the Trojans finished ...

Taking top honors: SHS Dance team, JFK Athletic Director best in state

April 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Taking top honors: SHS Dance team, JFK Athletic Director best in state

By James Day The Silverton High School dance and drill team is always in the hunt for statewide honors. The Foxes, who won OSAA titles in 1998, 1999 and 2000, had finished in the top five for six consecutive years heading ...

Keeping them healthy: It’s a fast pace for athletic trainer Jennifer Krug

March 2014 Posted in People, Sports | Comments Off on Keeping them healthy: It’s a fast pace for athletic trainer Jennifer Krug

[caption id="attachment_4567" align="alignright" width="300"] Jennifer Krug works with USA fencer James Williams, who won a silver medal in team sabre at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.[/caption] By James Day So what’s the most difficult challenge for Jennifer Krug, the certified athletic trainer ...

Game shy of Elite 8: Silverton boys, girls basketball teams finish in top 16

March 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Game shy of Elite 8: Silverton boys, girls basketball teams finish in top 16

By James Day Both Silverton High School basketball teams turned in gutty, unexpected performances this season that left them one game short of advancing to play in the Elite 8 teams at Matt Knight Court in Eugene. The boys team, which lost ...

New chapter: Zach Gengler realizes his past performance doesn’t matter, it’s a new game

March 2014 Posted in People, Sports | Comments Off on New chapter: Zach Gengler realizes his past performance doesn’t matter, it’s a new game

[caption id="attachment_4499" align="alignright" width="275"] Former Silverton High basketball star Zach Gengler is now a point guard for Portland State University.Photo by Larry Lawson – Portland State Athletics[/caption] By Tanner Russ For most first-year college students, there can be a lot of hassles: ...

Wrestlers on the move: Eight from Silverton state bound

March 2014 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Wrestlers on the move: Eight from Silverton state bound

By James Day The Silverton High wrestling team qualified eight wrestlers for the OSAA Class 5A championships while finishing fourth at the Feb. 21-22 Mid-Willamette Conference championships. Four Foxes finished second in their weight classes: Tristan Lanier (106); Austin Reed (113); David ...