Shooting stars – Silverton trap shooters score big

December 2021 Posted in sports

James Day

The Silverton High trap shooting program turned in standout performances during the just-completed fall season. The Foxes had a record turnout of 34 participants.

The Foxes placed second in Class 1A-Conference 4 behind Canby. The top five shooters for Silverton were John Montgomery (23.10 average out of 25 targets), Quinn Kelley (22.70), Kyle Schmidt (22.40), Levi Haun (22.25) and Dylan Sanarov (22.20. 

Montgomery and Kelley both finished in the top 25 out of 432 shooters in Oregon. Three Silverton shooters, Tayte Beede, Nathan Miller and Gabriel Voll, all turned in a 25 straight performance during the season. Kelley registered 50 in a row.

“We are seeing steady improvement individually and as a team over the year,” said head coach Fred Zurbrugg, who was assisted by Greg Miller, Joe Wicks and Chris Barrett. “End of season averages are up from pre-season averages across the board for all returning students and new students showed excellent improvement through the season as well.”

Haile Stutzman

The Foxes also will compete in a spring league. Those interested in joining the squad should contact Zurbrugg at 503-932-5241 or [email protected]  

Youth basketball: The annual Elk Hoops Shoot for the Silverton area is set for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at Robert Frost School. The free competition is open to boys and girls from 8 through 13. Shooters will compete in 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13 age groups, with boys and girls competing separately. Winners are eligible to move on to district competition and beyond, with the Elks Lodge picking up the costs. Call coordinator Scott May at 503-931-5696 or the Elks Lodge at 503-873-4567 for more information.

Cross country: Former Silverton athlete Haile Stutzman has been honored for a stellar junior season at Huntington University in Indiana.

Stutzman was named NAIA Great Lakes Region men’s cross country athlete of the year by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Stutzman’s two best performances of the season were a 24:16.2 for 8 kilometers in winning the Great Lakes Challenge on Oct. 23 and a 24:52.5 on Nov. 6 to capture the Crossroads League title.  

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