Five TDs – Fast start for Foxes, Pfeifer

September 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Five TDs – Fast start for Foxes, Pfeifer

It’s only a week or so into the fall sports season and we’re already dredging up the Silverton record books for information. That’s because senior Jackson Pfeifer of the Foxes scored five touchdowns in the team’s 40-29 opening-night football win at ...

State champs! Mount Angel JBO team shines in tournament

September 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on State champs! Mount Angel JBO team shines in tournament

A group of Mount Angel-based 3rd- and 4th-graders have brought back a Junior Baseball Organization state title. The team, coached by Nathan Pratt, won four consecutive games in the July 15-17 minor American event in Lebanon and outscored opponents 52-10. The ...

Football frenzy – Foxes, Trojans getting ready for openers

September 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Football frenzy – Foxes, Trojans getting ready for openers

The Foxes lost tons of contributors from a 12-1 2021 squad that took home the school’s first state title since 1991. But the program, which has made the playoffs every year since 2011 (minus the COVID year), boasted a 25-2-1 ...

Sports Datebook: September 2022 – All home games

September 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Sports Datebook: September 2022 – All home games

Thursday, Sept. 1 Girls Soccer TBD Silverton vs Springfield Boys Soccer 5 p.m. Kennedy vs Willamette Valley Christian Volleyball 5:30 p.m. Kennedy vs Nestucca Friday, Sept. 2 Football 7 p.m. Kennedy vs Stanfield Tuesday, Sept. 6 Volleyball 6 p.m. Silverton vs Woodburn Girls Soccer 7 p.m. Silverton vs Thurston Wednesday, Sept. 7 Boys soccer 4:15 p.m. Kennedy ...

More new faces: Foxes add new athletic director, two new coaches

August 2022 Posted in People, sports | Comments Off on More new faces: Foxes add new athletic director, two new coaches

Silverton High has filled in its final coaching and administrative gaps for the fall sports season. Andy Jones is the new athletic director/assistant vice principal, with Renee Cantrell taking over the girls soccer program and Reilly Rosecrans now running Foxes volleyball. Here ...

Adults of summer – Silverton baseball just keeps on rolling

July 2022 Posted in Community, sports | Comments Off on Adults of summer – Silverton baseball just keeps on rolling

By James Day “What a great day to be out playing baseball,” said Lou Tiller as he surveyed a clover-infested infield at a junior varsity field at Silverton High on a 70-degree July evening. The air was still, with the only ...

New coach – Dan Lever chats about Silverton Fox football

July 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on New coach – Dan Lever chats about Silverton Fox football

I sat down with new Silverton football coach Dan Lever the other day after a morning workout. The setting was informal. His two kids, Hudson and Jade, were on hand, with swimming lessons next on the family’s summer schedule. Lever, 36, ...

New coaches: Allen, Ogle take over high-powered Foxes hoops teams

June 2022 Posted in People, sports | Comments Off on New coaches: Allen, Ogle take over high-powered Foxes hoops teams

Silverton has selected replacements for its two open basketball positions, hiring Tyler Allen to coach the boys and Alyssa Ogle to lead the girls. Allen replaces Jamie McCarty, who led the Foxes to a runner-up finish in the Class 5A tournament ...

Moving on – Silverton AD leaves for Cascade High post

June 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Moving on – Silverton AD leaves for Cascade High post

The Silverton High School athletic program, which has been searching to replace several departed coaches, now must also look to replace the head of the department. James Rise, who has served in the athletic director position for the past 4 years, ...

Kennedy on top – Trojan baseball dominant on way to state title

June 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Kennedy on top – Trojan baseball dominant on way to state title

By James Day The Kennedy High baseball team took hold of this year’s Class 2A-1A tournament and ruled it from start to finish. The No. 2 Trojans finished a superb run to their second state title under coach Kevin Moffatt with an ...

Phenomenal year – Foxes awash in titles for 21-22

May 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Phenomenal year – Foxes awash in titles for 21-22

“What a year for the Foxes!” said Silverton athletic director James Rise. With two teams – baseball and softball – still in the playoff hunt, the 2021-22 school year has produced state titles in football and boys track, runner-up finishes for ...

Historic time – Foxes boys track and field wins first state title

May 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Historic time – Foxes boys track and field wins first state title

By James Day Track and field championships are not built on one big explosion. There is no last-second bucket or game-saving tackle. Things happen in bits and pieces. Two points here, four points there. A hero in the early moments of ...

Foxes win titles – Girls golf wins tourney, girls tennis finishes undefeated

May 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Foxes win titles – Girls golf wins tourney, girls tennis finishes undefeated

The Silverton High girls golf team has claimed its first Mid-Willamette Conference championship since 1980. The Foxes used a strong second-day showing to win by 29 strokes in the two-day event May 2-3 at Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis. “We only ...

Equestrian stars – Silverton heads to state off strong district finish

April 2022 Posted in Community, School, sports | Comments Off on Equestrian stars – Silverton heads to state off strong district finish

The Silverton High equestrian squad came within one point of claiming a team win in the third North Valley district competition of the season. The Foxes scored 703 points in the April 7-10 Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) event at ...

Sports Datebook: May 2022 – Home contests only

April 2022 Posted in School, sports | Comments Off on Sports Datebook: May 2022 – Home contests only

Monday, May 2 Softball 4:20 p.m. Kennedy vs Santiam 5 p.m. Silverton vs Corvallis Baseball 4:30 p.m. Kennedy vs Santiam Tuesday, May 3 Boys Tennis 4 p.m. Silverton vs Corvallis Girls Tennis 4 p.m. Silverton vs Corvallis Wednesday, May 4 Baseball 5 p.m. Silverton vs Crescent Valley Boys Tennis 4 p.m. Silverton vs Stayton Softball 4:30 p.m. ...

Track veterans – Nearly 50 years of coaching experience at JFK, Silverton

April 2022 Posted in School, sports | Comments Off on Track veterans – Nearly 50 years of coaching experience at JFK, Silverton

It’s spring. It’s raining. And if you drive anywhere near the tracks at Silverton and Kennedy you will see dozens of athletes running and jumping and throwing things. Last week I saw a half dozen Foxes runners trying to cross Oak ...

Coaching changes – Foxes have key openings to fill

April 2022 Posted in Community, People, School, sports | Comments Off on Coaching changes – Foxes have key openings to fill

By James Day In the midst of one of its most successful sports seasons ever Silverton High finds itself posting a series of help wanted signs. The good news is that Athletic Director James Rise and school administration already have filled one ...

New boss – Foxes football reels in 6A coach Dan Lever

March 2022 Posted in People, School, sports | Comments Off on New boss – Foxes football reels in 6A coach Dan Lever

By James Day The Silverton High football program lost just once last season in a magnificent 12-1 year that saw the Foxes claim their first state title since 1991. Now, the school has hired the coach who dealt them that lone ...

Hoops success – Foxes take second in 5A boys tournament

March 2022 Posted in School, sports | Comments Off on Hoops success – Foxes take second in 5A boys tournament

Both Silverton High basketball squads advanced to the state tournament in Corvallis after sparkling Mid-Willamette Conference championship seasons. The boys team advanced to the state title match against Wilsonville, falling 34-30 in a defense-oriented game in which Silverton led 11-6 ...

Sports Datebook: April 2022 – Home contests only

March 2022 Posted in School, sports | Comments Off on Sports Datebook: April 2022 – Home contests only

Friday, April 1 Baseball 5 p.m. Silverton vs Tigard Saturday, April 2 Boys Tennis TBD. Silverton vs Molalla Monday, April 4 Boys Golf Noon. Silverton @ OGA Golf Course Baseball 4:30 p.m. Kennedy vs Western Christian Softball 4:30 p.m. Kennedy vs Western Christian Tuesday, April 5 Boys Tennis 4 p.m. Silverton vs North Salem Wednesday, April ...

Strong showing – Silverton wrestlers take 9th at state

March 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Strong showing – Silverton wrestlers take 9th at state

The Silverton High wrestling squad had three wrestlers place and two more score points in an impressive performance at the Feb. 26 Class 5A state meet in Redmond. The Foxes finished ninth in the team race with 63 points. Silverton was ...

A special team: Silverton Unified squad earns ESPN Champion School honors

February 2022 Posted in People, sports | Comments Off on A special team: Silverton Unified squad earns ESPN Champion School honors

By James Day The Unified special needs teams from Amity and Silverton entertained an enthusiastic crowd on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Silverton, with Amity taking a 43-37 win that didn’t seem to matter amid the oohs and aahs that greeted each ...

Swimming standouts: Aqua Foxes overcome challenges to set records

February 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Swimming standouts: Aqua Foxes overcome challenges to set records

At the beginning of the season in November, the Silverton High swim team did not even have a pool. Repairs at the Silverton Community Pool were not concluded until one month into the season. The Aqua Foxes became road warriors, training at ...

Sports Datebook: March 2022

February 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Sports Datebook: March 2022

Thursday, March 17 Baseball 5 p.m. Silverton vs North Salem Friday, March 18 Softball 2:30 p.m. Kennedy vs Grant Union / Prairie City 5 p.m. Silverton vs Crook County Tuesday, March 29 Softball 4 p.m. Silverton vs The Dalles Thursday, March 31 Softball 5 p.m. Silverton vs Redmond * Home events only ** For updated ...