The Loggers, seeded #2 in the district playoffs will face off against the #3 Nestucca Bobcats in a rematch of the final regular season game, which the Loggers won handily 58-26. The Loggers dominated the Wildcats in that earlier victory, racing out to a 31-6 halftime lead and never looking back. Earlier in the season the Loggers lost to Nestucca 56-49
The Loggers finished their Northwest League season in second place with a 10-4 record. A win against Nestucca on Thursday guarantees the Loggers a place in the state playoffs and a game against top seeded Kanppa on Saturday, February 21 in Forest Grove.
The loser of the Vernonia vs. Nestucca game still has a chance to make the state playoffs and would face off against the winner of the District #4 vs. #5 game for the third and final district spot in state.
The Vernonia Lady Loggers basketball team won the Northwest League title, going undefeated with a 12-0 league record and are the #1 seed in the District playoffs. The Lady Loggers will play for the district title on Saturday at Forest Grove.