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

James Day

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 2019 before missing the entire 2020 season amid the pandemic, finished 16-0 and outscored opponents 205-8. Kennedy also got its revenge against North Douglas, scoring an emphatic 12-0 win May 7 in Mount Angel.

Kennedy baseball, meanwhile, came within one game of matching the feat of the girls’ squad. The Trojans won their first three games in the 2A tournament before falling to Glide 11-6 in the final. Kennedy, also OSAA runners-up in 2019, finished 18-1 and outscored opponents
193-31.

Track and field: Silverton and Kennedy participated in state competition May 22, with the Trojans girls taking sixth in Class 2A at Union, while the Silverton boys were 11th in 5A at Wilsonville. 

Emma Beyer led the way for the Kennedy girls, winning the triple jump (33-3), taking third in the 100 (13.26) and fourth in the 200 (28.01). The Trojans’ 4×400 relay squad of Alyse Williams, Cassie Traeger, Haley Kline and Kylee Rodriguez took second in 4:31.58.

For the Kennedy boys Jeremiah Traeger was fourth in the 100 hurdles in 18.43 and Ruben Ramirez took sixth in the javelin (138-4).

Sam Willis led the Silverton boys at the 5A meet, taking third in the discus (145-10) and sixth in the shot put (49-2.5). Orrie Schaffers of the Foxes was eighth in the discus at
126-2.

Keegan Walter of Silverton was fifth in the long jump (20-4.75) and Bjorn Domst was seventh in the 400 at 51.99. Amanda Dahlquist of the Silverton girls was sixth in the shot
at 33-6.

Basketball: The Silverton High boys squad is off to a rampaging start. Heading into Wednesday’s game with West Albany after Our Town’s presstime the Foxes were 3-0 in Mid-Willamette Conference play after convincing wins against
Central (84-47), Corvallis (64-30) and Crescent Valley (59-36). After the West matchup Silverton takes a run through the six Salem schools before closing the regular season
June 18 with a series of three more league games.

The Foxes’ girls squad is 2-1, with wins against Central and CV and a 51-48 loss at Corvallis.

The Kennedy squads had not yet opened their hoop seasons as of presstime.

OSAA update: Like its previous
seasons in this truncated activities year, the Oregon School Activities Association has returned the “culminating week” of June 21-26 to member schools to schedule as they wish for the Season 4 of basketball, wrestling and swimming.

Basketball receives four additional
games, swimming two additional dates and wrestlers receive one additional date, two additional weigh-ins and five additional mat appearances.

Summer camps: Silverton High is offering a series of summer camps, starting June 22 and running through Aug. 12. Grades are for the athlete’s status in the fall.

Here is a look at the offerings:

• Baseball, grades 3-8, June 22-25,
9 a.m.-noon, Davisson Field, $50.

• Football, grade 9, June 22-24, 12:30-2:30 p.m., McGinnis field, free.

• Boys basketball, grades 3-8, June 28-30, 1-3 p.m., Pine St. gyms, $50.

• Baseball, grade 9, June 28-July 1,
9 a.m.-noon, Davisson Field, free.

• Girls basketball, grades 3-9, July 6-8, 9 a.m.-noon, Pine St. gyms, $60.

• Boys and girls tennis, grades 3-8,
July 6-9, 5-7 p.m., Pine St. courts, $50.

• Boys and girls tennis, grades
9-12, July 6-9, 7-9 p.m., Pine St. courts, $50.

• Football, grades 3-8, July 6-8,
10 a.m.-noon, McGinnis Field, $50.

• Boys and girls soccer, grades 1-8, July 13-15, 9 a.m. to noon, Pine St. field, $50.

• Volleyball, grades 3-8, Aug. 9-12,
5-7 p.m., Pine St. gyms, $50.

• Volleyball, grades 9-12, Aug. 9-12, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Pine St. gyms, $25.

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