Volleyball standouts – Foxes in three-way battle for league title

October 2021 Posted in People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Volleyball standouts – Foxes in three-way battle for league title

The Silverton High volleyball squad is locked in a three-way battle for the Mid-Willamette Valley Conference title – and state bragging rights as well. At Our Town’s presstime the Foxes were 11-4 overall, 9-2 in league and ranked No. 3 in ...

Skate Park update: Groundbreaking held for expansion

October 2021 Posted in Community, News, People, Sports | Comments Off on Skate Park update: Groundbreaking held for expansion

By James Day Backers of the expansion of the Judy Schmidt Memorial Skate Park held a groundbreaking Sept. 11 for the next phase of the project. Actually breaking ground given the dry summer proved to be a challenge, so organizer Sue Roessler ...

Soccer hopefuls: Foxes’ squads set to begin league play

October 2021 Posted in People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Soccer hopefuls: Foxes’ squads set to begin league play

Mid-Willamette Conference plays gets underway for the Silverton soccer squads this week, with both teams hoping to be contenders in the tough Class 5A league. The boys squad is 3-0-2 and ranked No. 4 in Class 5A.  The girls are 1-2-1 ...

Sports Datebook: October 2021

October 2021 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports Datebook: October 2021

Thursday, Sept. 2 Boys Soccer 4 p.m. Silverton vs Thurston/Mohawk Friday, Oct. 1 Football 7 p.m. Silverton vs Crescent Valley Thursday, Oct. 5 Boys Soccer 7 p.m. Silverton vs Woodburn Wednesday, Oct. 6 Cross Country 4 p.m. Silverton, Kennedy @ Willamette Mission State Park Thursday, Oct. 7 Volleyball 6 p.m. Silverton vs Lebanon Boys Soccer 6 p.m. Silverton vs ...

Fast start: Openers show promise

September 2021 Posted in Community, People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Fast start: Openers show promise

Will Silverton High senior quarterback Jordan McCarty explode for nearly 400 yards of total offense every Friday? Who knows, but it should be a fun ride. McCarty threw for 322 yards and one touchdown and scrambled for 66 more yards and ...

Football frenzy – Foxes, Trojans getting ready for openers

August 2021 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Football frenzy – Foxes, Trojans getting ready for openers

Silverton was 3-2 in last spring’s shortened football season and the Foxes are hoping for a full nine-game regular season – and perhaps success beyond that point as well, starting with the Sept. 3 home opener against Grant of Portland. Fifth-year ...

Sports Datebook: September 2021 – All home games

August 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports Datebook: September 2021 – All home games

Thursday, Sept. 2 Boys Soccer 4 p.m. Silverton vs Thurston/Mohawk Friday, Sept. 3 Football 7 p.m. Silverton vs Grant Thursday, Sept. 9 Volleyball 4 p.m. Silverton vs Dallas 6 p.m. Silverton v South Albany Girls Soccer 7 p.m. Silverton vs Scappoose Friday, Sept. 10 Football 7 p.m. Kennedy vs Santiam Christian Thursday, Sept. 14 Volleyball 6 p.m. ...

Letters to the Editor: The ‘heart’ of JFK wrestling

August 2021 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community, People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: The ‘heart’ of JFK wrestling

I would like to take a moment and point out a person who went above and beyond in developing a positive program in the Mount Angel high school. This person has steadfastly worked to bring a sport ... that has ...

Get out the pads: Fall sports season set to get underway

August 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Get out the pads: Fall sports season set to get underway

Monday, Aug. 16. It gets real. Conditioning week is over and high school sports teams begin practice for what they hope will be a normal school year. The 2020-21 sports year turned into a compressed sprint of six-week seasons that started with ...

Track standout: Emma Bayer leads Kennedy at state meet

July 2021 Posted in People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Track standout: Emma Bayer leads Kennedy at state meet

Emma Beyer of Kennedy put on a terrific show May 22 at the Class 2A state track and field championships at Union High School. Beyer, a senior, won the triple jump with a personal best 33-3, took third in the ...

Swimming champs: Silverton boys win post-season meet

July 2021 Posted in Community, People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Swimming champs: Silverton boys win post-season meet

The Silverton High swim team turned in a series of sterling performances June 26 at an end-of-the-season meet at Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis. Five teams participated, West Salem, Crescent Valley, Corvallis, Central and the Foxes. Silverton ran away with the ...

Letters to the Editor: A tribute…

June 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: A tribute…

The basketballs were pushed into their usual spot in the closet. 17 months later. The jerseys were tucked away in bins. 17 months later. The bleachers’ seats were pushed back against the wall. 17 months later. 17 months later. Our jerseys cried for us, and the bleacher ...

June basketball? Both Foxes teams lose – just once – in near-perfect season

June 2021 Posted in Community, People, School, Sports | Comments Off on June basketball? Both Foxes teams lose – just once – in near-perfect season

The Silverton High basketball teams finished their 2020-21 seasons on June 23, ten days after the seniors graduated and 15 months after a global pandemic left them waiting at the altar at a state tournament which held such promise. There. That’s ...

Best in class: Foxes hoops squads win 6A challenge

June 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Best in class: Foxes hoops squads win 6A challenge

The Silverton High basketball squads have just completed a stunning 10-0 run through the Class 6A Salem squads. The boys team went 6-0, winning the games against Sprague, South Salem, West Salem, North Salem, McKay and McNary by an average of ...

New Look for Baseball: Bennett takes over SHS

June 2021 Posted in Community, Sports | Comments Off on New Look for Baseball: Bennett takes over SHS

The Silverton High baseball program is working under new management. Easton Bennett, 28, has taken over for Jeremiah Runion, who led the Foxes to the Class 5A quarterfinals in 2019. The year 2020, however, will always occupy a blank spot in ...

Kennedy dominant: Trojans earn title in softball, take second in baseball

June 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Kennedy dominant: Trojans earn title in softball, take second in baseball

The Kennedy softball squad claimed the Class 2A state title May 22 with a pair of victories, an 8-1 semifinal win vs. Union/Cove and a 16-0 title win vs. Grant Union/Prairie City. The Trojans, who were runners-up to North Douglas in ...

Sports Datebook: June 2021

June 2021 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Sports Datebook: June 2021

Tuesday, June 1 Girls Basketball 5 p.m. Western Christian @ Kennedy 7 p.m. Silverton @ South Salem Wrestling 6 p.m. Silverton @ Central Boys Basketball 6:30 p.m. Western Christian @ Kennedy 7 p.m. South Salem @ Silverton Wednesday, June 2 Girls Basketball 7 p.m. West Salem @ Silverton Boys Basketball 7:30 p.m. Silverton ...

Motion for all ages: Silver Falls Family YMCA grants access to healthy life style programs

June 2021 Posted in Community, Outdoor Life, Sports | Comments Off on Motion for all ages: Silver Falls Family YMCA grants access to healthy life style programs

By Brenna Wiegand [caption id="attachment_9987" align="alignright" width="300"] A dryland swim team workout at Silver Falls Family YMCA. The Y offers a wide range of programming to enrich the lives of youth and families in the Silverton area.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_9983" align="alignright" width="300"] Lifeguards ...

COVID Lessons: Foxes football coach looks back

May 2021 Posted in Community, Sports | Comments Off on COVID Lessons: Foxes football coach looks back

Weird high school football season, wasn’t it? Games in March and April. COVID postponements. The record shows that Silverton finished 3-2, while having its annual showdown with West Albany postponed because of a Silverton outbreak. But it was a season full ...

The COVID season: Kennedy football produces most compelling story

April 2021 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on The COVID season: Kennedy football produces most compelling story

By James Day The season of fall sports in the spring is over, and for the most part things turned out all right. Most of the games were played. Soccer and volleyball squads played legitimate league seasons. Small school cross country ...

No fall sports: New activities calendar starts Dec. 28

August 2020 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on No fall sports: New activities calendar starts Dec. 28

By James Day The Oregon School Activities Association has updated its plans for the 2020-21 school year. The upshot? The official calendar starts Dec. 28, with practices and features much shorter seasons. And football and other “fall” sports are moving to ...

Running standouts: Area cross country alums shine in college

January 2020 Posted in School, Sports | Comments Off on Running standouts: Area cross country alums shine in college

It was a banner year for former Silverton-Mount Angel cross country runners. Here is a look at how four standouts from the running scene fared in college: Kaylin Cantu, Kennedy: The Western Oregon sophomore finished 51st overall and second among WOU ...

District champs: Kennedy blasts Culver, moves to No. 1 in Class 2A

November 2019 Posted in Community, School, Sports, Travel, Your Health | Comments Off on District champs: Kennedy blasts Culver, moves to No. 1 in Class 2A

On a cool autumn Senior Night the Kennedy High football team checked off the final box in an undefeated Special District 2 season. The defending state champion Trojans dismantled Culver 40-6 on Oct. 25 to improve to 5-0 in league play ...

New playmaker: McCarty starring for Foxes at QB

October 2019 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, School, Sports | Comments Off on New playmaker: McCarty starring for Foxes at QB

Silverton had a huge hole to fill at quarterback this season. Levi Nielsen had started four years in the position, leading the squad to the playoffs all four seasons. But as the Foxes, 5-0, headed into a critical Special District 3 ...

Academic standout: Foxes lineman earns national honor

October 2019 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Academic standout: Foxes lineman earns national honor

Silverton High senior Spencer Von Flue finished in the 97th percentile among those students nationwide who took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Qualifying Test. [caption id="attachment_9458" align="alignright" width="183"] Silverton football’s starting center Spencer Von Flue. James Day[/caption] He is the senior ...