Sports: 60 turn out to run for Foxes… plus bowler earns scholarships

September 2013 Posted in School, Sports

James DayBy James Day

Silverton cross country: Maddie Fuhrman finished third in the sophomore race and Jonathan Sisley took 16th in the senior race as the Silverton High cross country team opened its season with a meet Aug. 29 at Wilsonville High. Fuhrman took second and Sisley fourth on Sept. 4 at the Tualatin Invite.

Foxes Coach Erik Cross said he has 60 runners out for the team this season and thinks Silverton can pose a challenge to perennial Mid-Willamette Conference powers Corvallis and Crescent Valley.

Last season the boys team fell two points shy of qualifying for the state meet. Helping out Sisley will be senior and co-captain Garrett Palmquist, as well as juniors Robbie LeParc and Hart White.

Fuhrman broke school freshman records from 800 meters to 5K in cross country and track and field last season. Captains Kelly Faulhaber and Mckenna Kuenzi will add strong leadership, Cross said.

Football: Silverton is off to a 2-0 start via a 34-7 home win against Springfield and a 42-0 blanking of host Bend. The Foxes opened the Mid-Willamette season Friday at home vs. Dallas in a game played after Our Town went to press. Kennedy is 0-2 after losses to Class 3A Rainier (34-6) and Dayton (26-12). The Trojans hosted Horizon Christian on Friday.

Cassie Rooke and her mother Roberta Bench won the national family bowling tournament held in Columbus, OH.

Cassie Rooke and her mother Roberta Bench won the national family bowling tournament held in Columbus, OH.

Triathlon:The third annual Mount Angel Triathlon is set for Sept. 28. The course includes a 750-yard swim at the Silverton pool, an 11-mile bicycle leg to Mount Angel and a  5-kilometer run through the Kraemer vineyard. Registration for the race, which benefits the Kennedy High School volleyball program, is due by Sept. 21. Fees are $55 for an individual,  $75 for a relay team and $125 for a business relay team, which includes the business’ name on the T-shirts.

To participate call Coach Staci Sprauer at 503-347-1862 or email Madison Sprauer at

Silverton youth bowler Cassie Rookewon $3,000 in scholarships for finishing second at a national family tournament in July in Columbus, Ohio.

Rooke, a 9-year-old who attends Community Roots School, competed with her mother Roberta Bench in local and state events that qualified them for nationals. Rooke competes in a youth league at Silver Creek Lanes, and Roberta bowls in the mixed adult league.

This is the fourth consecutive year that a Silver Creek duo has won scholarship money at nationals, said Tawnya Zwicker of Silver Creek Lanes.

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