Members of the VHS Equestrian team served food during the recent Hood to Coast Walk/Run on the weekend of August 22-24. This annual event is the largest fundraiser for the Equestrian team, where they sold burgers, hot dogs, vegetarian mushroom stroganoff, coffee, water and other snacks. Pictured l to r: Brandon Clapshaw, Lauren Glass, Sheyanne Pederson, Jordon Brickley, Makayla McCord and Lily Buchanan. Not pictured are Jordon McCord, Kassidy Fetch and Pearl Cook. Coaches for the team are Diane Benes, Dawn Carr and Dale Pederson.
Volleyball- The Lady Loggers will bring a very experienced and athletic varsity team onto the courts this season. With nine returning seniors, Head Coach Teresa Williams’ squad is loaded with talent, experience and leadership.
Last year, Williams’ team had a 13-6 record, finishing in third place in the 2A Northwest League. The team qualified for the State Playoffs for the third year in a row. The Lady Loggers were eliminated in the first round by eventual State Champion Days Creek.
Williams says she expects senior setter Taylor Titus and senior outside hitter Julia Fletcher to lead the team both on and off the court this year. Fletcher was last year’s team MVP and was named First Team All League.
The front court looks strong for the Lady Loggers with seniors Meagan Sullivan and Lily Lindsley providing size in the middle. Coach Williams says she has seen hard work and improvement in the off season pay off for juniors McKenzie Titus and Paige Smith; both should see a lot of playing time in the front court. This group of players has seen a lot of previous varsity playing time. Exchange student Nathalie Sholz from Germany is an experienced player as well, giving coach Williams a lot of options at the net.
Williams says she is pleased with the way the team is passing the ball. “Right now I can’t say there is anyone on this team I couldn’t put out there and rely on,” says Williams.
The back line will be manned by senior Brittany Young and juniors Sara Smith and Kassidy Fetch. Williams says she feels comfortable playing all her players just about anywhere on the court. Read More
The Vernonia Lady Loggers won the 2A District 1 title with two victories over Portland Christian on Wednesday May 14.
The Lady Loggers defeated Portland Christian 14-3 and 7-5 to finish their league season with a 13-2 record. Vernonia is currently ranked 6th in the state.
The Vernonia Lady loggers got 10 strikeouts from Kassidy Fetch in a 5-1 win over Portland Christian on Monday May 12.
Portland Christian couldn’t get anything going as long as Fetch was pitching. Portland Christian managed just one hit off of the Lady Loggers’ pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out 10 during her seven innings of work.
Pearl Cook racked up two RBIs on two hits for Lady Loggers. She singled in the first inning and homered in the fifth inning.
The lone run of the game for Portland Christian crossed the plate in the first inning on an error.
The lead stayed with Lady Loggers after the first, when it scored two runs on a sacrifice fly by Sara Smith and an RBI single by Cook.
Lady Loggers increased its lead with two runs in the fourth. A error scored Jerrian Pond to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up by Payton Wolf’s single, plating Tori Dalebroux
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Vernonia’s Kassidy Fetch threw a no-hitter in the Lady Loggers 21-0 victory over Neah-Kah-Nie on Tuesday, May 6, then did it again on Saturday, May 10, as the Lady Loggers defeated Neah-Kah-Nie 29-0. The Lady Loggers swept the three game series; Payton Wolf was the winning pitcher for the Lady Loggers in the final game, a 20-2 victory.
Fetch was dominant in both games, as she struck out 10 batters and walked two in the first game and then struck out eight batters and walked none while recording her two no-hitters.
An RBI single by Pearl Cook, a solo home run by Payton Wolf, an RBI double by Sara Smith, an RBI double by Paige Smith all in the second inning supplied the early offense for Lady Loggers in the 21-0 win. The Lady Loggers easily handled Neah-Kah-Nie pitching as seven hitters combined for 13 hits, eight RBIs and 19 runs scored. Read More
Softball – The Lady Loggers had a break in their schedule with no league games between April 11 and April 29. Two non-league games were cancelled because of weather.
Coach Mike Fetch has his young team playing good ball and challenging for the league lead. The Lady Loggers were in second place following their layoff with a 9-1 record. They are 5-1 in District 1 play.
On April 29 Vernonia returned to action, starting a crucial three game series against first place Knappa.
Vernonia was scheduled to wrap up the Knappa series with a double header on Friday May 2. The Lady Loggers conclude their District regular season with home games on Tuesday, May 6 against Neah-Kah-Nie and Monday, May 12 against Portland Christian.
Baseball – Coach Joe Walters and the Loggers are currently in fifth place in District 1 with a 7-10 record overall and are 6-9 in league play. The Loggers went 1-2 in their series against Portland Lutheran, losing two close games 6-5 and 7-6 and defeating them 11-4. The Loggers went 2-1 in their match-p with Faith Bible with two shutout wins 13-0 and 3-0; they also lost to Faith Bible 16-6. The Loggers kicked off a three game series with first place Knappa on Tuesday April 29 with a 0-0 win/loss. Knappa is currently ranked number one in the state in 2A baseball. Read More
Softball-The Lady Loggers are a very young team but are currently in first place in their District with a 5-1 record; they are 9-1 overall this season and are ranked 5th in the state after winning two of three games against Gaston. Vernonia beat Gaston 6-0 in their first meeting and then split a double header on April 11, losing the opener 6-2 but coming back to win the second game 3-0.
Head Coach Mike Fetch and assistant Ernie Smith have six freshman and three sophomores on the squad along with a few seniors and juniors. “We’re young but we have a lot of talent,” says Fetch.
Sophomore Kassidy Fetch is the starting pitcher with freshman Payton Wolf also seeing some time there. Fetch went the distance for the Lady Loggers and earned a shut out win in the second game against Gaston. Sophomore Sarah Smith is the starting catcher with Wolf and freshman Pearl Cook as the back-ups. The infield has sophomore Paige Smith at first base, Wolf is starting at second, Cook is the shortstop and junior Taylor Titus plays third base. Senior Jerrian Pond anchors the outfield in center field.
Offensively Wolf has been hitting the ball hard as well as running the bases and setting the tone for the team. Cook, Fetch, Sarah Smith, Titus and Pond have all been consistent at the plate, getting on base, providing key hits, moving runners and driving in runs. Read More
The Vernonia Oregon High School Equestrian Team (OHSET) has had a great season and has qualified six of their seven competitors for the state meet in Redmond, Oregon on May 15-18.
Proudly representing Vernonia High School this year are returning senior Sarah Wagner, junior Makayla McCord, sophomores Kassidy Fetch and Sheyanne Pedersen, freshmen Lauren Glass and Pearl Cook, and new student, sophomore Jordan Brickley. The team and coach Diane Benes welcomed Dawn Carr as co-coach this year with Dale Pedersen returning as their Cow-Coach.
State Qualifiers for this year were as follows: Team Penning team “B” - Brickley, Wagner, and Glass took the Gold at District; this is the first time in Vernonia’s equestrian history that a team of Loggers have represented the Northwest District in this event! Pedersen and McCord placed 6th in Two Man Bi – Rangle, and placed as the 2nd alternate McCord placed 6th in District Figure 8 and placed as the 2nd alternate; McCord also took 5th place in Pole Bending and qualified in the top 10%. Fetch took the Gold in Individual Flags; in Steer Daubing Fetch took the Bronze. In Break Away Roping, Pederson took the Gold and Fetch took the Silver. In Working Rancher, Pedersen qualified as the state alternate. Read More
Payton Wolf did all she could to give Lady Loggers a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Gaston, as Lady Loggers lost 6-2 in seven innings on Friday in the opener of a doubleheader.
It was a good day at the plate for Lady Loggers Wolf who went 2-3 at the plate in the opener. She singled in the second inning and doubled in the sixth inning.
Haylie Davis recorded the win for Gaston. She allowed two runs over seven innings. Davis struck out 12, walked three and gave up seven hits.
Gaston was sparked by Amber Kuyl and Davis, who teamed up for five hits and three RBIs.
Kassidy Fetch ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. She allowed six runs in seven innings, walked two and struck out six. Read More
Girls Basketball-The Vernonia Lady Loggers had a remarkable season in 2013-14, ending their campaign with a 22-3 record. The Lady Loggers went unbeaten in the Northwest League regular season with 16 wins and won the regular season league championship for the second year in a row.
The Lady Loggers opened the season with 8 straight wins before losing to Santiam 51-50 on December 28 at the Gervais Holiday Tournament. The Lady Loggers then reeled off 14 more straight wins, including league victories over rival Portland Christian 63-37 and 44-37. Portland Christian got revenge in the end of season League Tournment, handing the Lady Loggers only their second loss of the year, 43-23. The Lady Loggers still qualified for the state tournament, but had to travel to Santiam, where they lost 67-37 which ended their season.
“All the girls this year were good team players,” said head coach Steve Whiteman following the season. “All of them tried their best to improve and that is what we ultimately want.” Read More