Football tie-in – Gridiron talent gives Fox wrestling a boost

January 2023 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Football tie-in – Gridiron talent gives Fox wrestling a boost

Turnout is up for the Silverton High wrestling program and third-year coach Jared Wilson credits the football program and new coach Dan Lever for helping give wrestling a boost. “We had over 50 register for wrestling, which is about ten more ...

Hoops newcomers – Foxes debut under coaches Ogle, Allen 

December 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Hoops newcomers – Foxes debut under coaches Ogle, Allen 

In this year of change for Silverton athletics, fall saw new football coach Dan Lever, new volleyball coach Reilly Rosecrans and new girls soccer coach Renee Cantrell all succeed in their roles. All three teams made the playoffs, with football ...

Sports Datebook: January 2023 – Home Game Varsity Contests

December 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Sports Datebook: January 2023 – Home Game Varsity Contests

Monday, Jan. 2 Girls Basketball 7 p.m. Silverton vs Lebanon Thursday, Jan. 5 Boys Basketball 7 p.m. Silverton vs Central Friday, Jan. 6 Girls Basketball 5:30 p.m. Kennedy vs Colton Boys Basketball 7 p.m. Kennedy vs Colton Monday, Jan. 9 Boys Basketball 7 p.m. Silverton vs South Albany 7:30 p.m. Kennedy vs Regis Thursday, Jan. ...

A class above – Kennedy an immediate state power at 3A level

December 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on A class above – Kennedy an immediate state power at 3A level

One of the challenges of this job is explaining things that are difficult to explain. But I am going to give it my best effort. What the Kennedy High football squad was able to achieve this season was just off the ...

Skater takes third in international event

December 2022 Posted in People, sports | Comments Off on Skater takes third in international event

By James Day Silverton skateboarder Lari-Ann Rupp captured the bronze medal in the giant slalom at last month’s World Skate Games in Argentina. Rupp, an economic development specialist for Marion County, completed the course in 33.712 and helped propel the American team ...

Building year? Fox football 7-4 with new coach, new roster

December 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Building year? Fox football 7-4 with new coach, new roster

Last summer Dan Lever took over a Silverton High football program that won the Class 5A title in 2021. Lever, who coached Tualatin to a Class 6A runner-up finish the same season, faced some huge challenges. He essentially had to ...

Sports Datebook: December 2022 – All home games

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

Thursday, Dec. 6 Girls Basketball 6 p.m. Kennedy vs Portland Adventist Academy 7 p.m. Silverton vs West Salem Boys Basketball 7:30 p.m. Kennedy vs Portland Adventist Academy Saturday, Dec. 10 Boys Basketball 5 p.m. Silverton vs Springfield Tuesday, Dec. 13 Boys Basketball TBD Silverton vs Woodburn Wednesday, Dec. 14 Boys Basketball 7:30 p.m. Kennedy ...

Football all-stars – Foxes, Trojans dominate all-league squads

November 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Football all-stars – Foxes, Trojans dominate all-league squads

Silverton earned 17 spots on the all-Mid-Willamette Conference football teams as selected by league coaches. The Foxes were playing Wilsonville in the Class 5A quarterfinals on Friday after the Our Town presstime. Top honors went to Jackson Pfeifer, offensive player of ...

A solid fall – New Foxes coaches shine in debut seasons

November 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on A solid fall – New Foxes coaches shine in debut seasons

This fall was one of change for Silverton High athletics. Gone were athletic director James Rise, football coach Josh Craig and volleyball coach Kate O’Connor, with Gary Cameron, the girls soccer coach, stepping back to an assistant’s role. As we approach ...

Coaching lifer – Don von Weller marks 50 years in football

October 2022 Posted in People, sports | Comments Off on Coaching lifer – Don von Weller marks 50 years in football

Fifty years. That’s a long time to be out on torn up fields trying to teach kids about football. But that’s what Don von Weller (Silverton High Class of 1969) has been doing since 1973 when he was asked to ...

Foxes rally – Silverton 3-0 in league, Kennedy moves to 4-0

September 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Foxes rally – Silverton 3-0 in league, Kennedy moves to 4-0

By James Day Silverton High took over sole possession of first place in the Mid-Willamette Conference on a wild Friday night of football in the valley. The Foxes rallied from a 2-touchdown deficit to take out South Albany 39-35 in the home ...

Big volleyball win – Foxes beat W. Albany, now No. 2 in state

September 2022 Posted in sports | Comments Off on Big volleyball win – Foxes beat W. Albany, now No. 2 in state

The Silverton High girls volleyball squad scored one of the biggest wins in recent program history on Sept. 20, taking down defending Class 5A champion West Albany by a 3-1 score. The win by the visiting Foxes in their first year ...

Sports Datebook: October 2022 – All home games

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

Monday, Oct. 3 Girls Soccer 4:15 p.m. Kennedy vs Western Christian Volleyball 5:30 p.m. Kennedy vs Willamina Tuesday, Oct. 4 Boys Soccer 7 p.m. Silverton vs Central Wednesday, Oct. 5 Volleyball 5:30 p.m. Kennedy vs Chemawa Thursday, Oct. 6 Boys Soccer 7 p.m. Silverton vs South Albany Friday, Oct. 7 Boys Soccer 4:15 p.m. Kennedy vs ...

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 ...