Silverton, McNary, West Players Named To Les Schwab Team

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the famed Les Schwab Bowl for the year, the game was initally pushed back to July 25 at Hillsboro Stadium before it was canceled late in June as the pandemic continued across the State. Locally, four kids from each Silverton and McNary, plus…

Toughness And Overcoming

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– Silverton Swim Coach Lucky Rogers put it best:  Unbelievable. He’s coached at Silverton for five years now and remembers when Samantha Zurcher told him about coming down funny during dance practice, eventually finding out she had fractured her foot. Zurcher, then a sophomore, remembers telling her swim coach what’s…

Bell Commits To Linfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.—  Silverton Head Coach Lucky Rogers remembers in between Emmett Bell’s sophomore and junior seasons with the Foxes, there was a spark in the pool. Following his Junior season, Bell approached Rogers after helping the 200-yard Medley team qualify for State, asking what he needed to do to do to…

Putting In The Work For Success

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– It is truly rare to be swimming alongside friends as long as Maggie Kelley has. Over the past ten years the Silverton Senior has been fortunate to swim alongside her three best friends in Marie Tolmachoff, Maddie Broyhill and Samantha Zurcher as the four wrapped up their High School…

Awaiting The Opportunity Ahead

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.— It was a weird situation when Silverton’s Riley Traeger was competing at the USATF National tournament last summer at Sacramento, California. Yes, following her second throw at the javelin she led in the event, but the Foxes Senior was frustrated entering her final throw at the competition during that…

Silverton’s McBride-Steiger Joins Linfield Track and Field

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.– As bittersweet as her this Spring was for Silverton’s Justice McBride-Steiger on the heels of winning State as a Junior, she wouldn’t forget what Head Coach Erik Cross and the Foxes Coaching Staff has taught her as she prepares for her next chapter of her running career at Linfield…

Broyhill Bringing Her Versatility To Linfield

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Maddie Broyhill will bring versatility to Linfield starting this upcoming Fall for the Wildcats. Over the past several years playing with the Silverton High School Volleyball team and the Silverton Bearcats Volleyball club, the Foxes Senior has been all over the court, improving on that crucial Volleyball IQ and…

Central’s Mendazona Earns First-Team All-State Honors

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Mid-Willamette Conference was well-represented in the State Honors this past shortened Winter season. Lebanon’s Ellie Croco and Meagan Mendazona were named to the All-State First team this year as the Senior Mendazona, who has committed to Utah State for basketball, helped lead Central to a 14-11 and 11-5 MWC record…

Gonzales Named First Team All-State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Silverton’s David Gonzales has wrapped up his High School prep career with first-team State Honors after receiving Player of the Year and First-Team honors in the Mid-Willamette Conference this past Winter. Foxes Head Coach Jamie McCarty knows how much Gonzales has worked, speaking to his Leadership-traits to help lead…

Boys Basketball Academic All-State Teams

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem, Silverton, North Marion, several Salem-area schools in the PacWest Conference in 3A, Tri-River and Central Valley Conference’s in 2A made the Academic Top 10 List For Boys Basketball this Winter. 6A Sherwood 3.8 West Salem 3.72 Barlow 3.68 Mountain View 3.68 Lincoln 3.65 Grants Pass 3.61 Bend 3.59 Cleveland…

Academic All-State Top 10

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com West Salem Wrestling (seventh in 6A, 3.44), Silverton (ninth in 5A, 3.13), Cascade (fourth in 4A, 3.22), Jefferson (eighth in 2A/1A, 3.31) hard work in the classroom placed them in the Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams this Winter. Here is the complete list: Academic All-State Top 10 Wrestling Teams 6A…

Silverton Roars To Life In 5A Quarterfinal Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com CORVALLIS, Ore.–  The playoffs are a whole different monster once you get to this point. The lights of the final site, in this spot for 5A at Gill Coliseum, could be a lot initially with nerves to start.  It was hard to imagine looking at the Silverton 73-26 score and win…