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
Football – Head football coach Gordon Jarman is cautiously optimistic this season. After turning around the Logger’s football program the last two seasons, Jarman feels like he has a team that is ready to succeed in the Northwest League.
Jarman says he has a very good starting line-up; beyond his starters, Jarman says his squad is somewhat thin. About his starters Jarman says, “They may be the best I’ve had as far as skilled in position and running the offense we are trying to run.”
On offense, senior Tim Jennings will get most of the snaps. Jennings split the QB duties last year, so he brings some experience and leadership to the position this season. He is athletic, has a strong arm, good leg speed and has been working hard in the off season. Sophomore Devon Shay is the back-up and Jarman says to keep an eye on freshman Brett Elliot who has a lot of potential. Senior Ronnie Maldonado and junior Reed Jones, who Jarman says have really improved over the last few years, will be the starters at wide receiver. Maldonado has battled back from a broken arm after working out hard this summer. Jarman says he is fast with good hands. Freshman Bailey Morrison could also see some playing time at wideout. At running back, expect to see senior Bo Clark as the featured back. Jarman says that senior Bridger Steward, junior Jason Bouslaugh and junior Zane Green will also see the ball in his offense. Jarman also mentioned the speed of sophomore Jake Harbour and freshmen August Johnson, Daniel Fletcher and Jake Butcher. The starting tight end will be junior Damian Young. The offensive line will be anchored around senior Jared Whitton, who Jarman says spent a lot of time in the weight room this summer. “He has gotten stronger and he’s much faster than he was last year; he’s a hard worker and a leader on the team,” says Jarman. Senior Jerimiah Hammons will play center and is a good athlete and one of the fastest players on the team. Junior Justin Wolf is a returning player and will start as well. Jarman expects a couple of foreign exchange students, Alex Plaschevici and Alex Thuet to also start on the offensive line. Read More
The Vernonia Loggers boys basketball team brought home the sixth place trophy from the OSAA 2A State Championships in Pendleton.
The VHS boys ended the tournament with a 2-2 record, losing their final game to Central Linn 67-51. In the final game, Jared Leone led the Loggers with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Austin Cutright added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Jesse Edgar scored 8 points and had 8 rebounds.
The Vernonia Loggers boys basketball team defeated Oakridge 52-44 in the consolation round at the OSAA State Championships in Pendleton on Thursday, February 28.
The Loggers move on the fourth place game where they will face Central Linn on Saturday at 10:45 AM.
The VHS Logger boys are in Pendleton for the second year in a row to compete in the 2A OSAA State Basketball Championships. Vernonia will face the Oakland Oakers at 6:30 PM tonight in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
Oakland won the Mountainview League with a 12-0 league record and 21-5 record overall. They defeated Gold Beach in the first round of the state tournament, 62-48.
The Loggers finished their regular season in third place in the Northwest League with an 11-5 record and have 15-10 record overall. Seventh seeded Vernonia defeated the number two seed Regis 41-40 on Friday February 22 to earn their trip to Pendleton.
T John Wolf placed fourth at the 2A Oregon State High School Wrestling Tournament on Saturday February 23.
Wolf wrestled at 195 pounds for the Vernonia Loggers. The rest of the Loggers participating in the tournament, David Kovelda at 145, Mikol Pihl at 170 and Dawson Shay at 182 were all eliminated in the consolation round.
The VHS Logger boys will head to Pendleton for the second year in a row to compete in the 2A OSAA State Basketball Championships. Seventh seed Vernonia defeated the number two seed Regis 41-40 on Friday, February 22 in a thrilling finish. Jared Leone hit the winning shot for the Loggers and the defense stopped the Rams on their final attempt.
The Loggers will face the Oakland Oakers on Wednesday February 27 at 6:30 PM in the quarterfinals. Oakland won the Mountainview League with a 12-0 league record and 21-5 record overall. The Loggers are the only remaining team in the Championship from the Northwest League, as Gaston, Riverdale and Delphian were all eliminated in the first round. Read More
The VHS Lady Loggers with their Northwest League Tournament trophy. Photo courtesy of Tracy Easlon
Both the Girls and Boys basketball teams from Vernonia High School have qualified for the State Tournament this year.
The Lady Loggers added to their regular season Northwest League championship by winning the League Tournament on Saturday February 16 with a 48-41 victory over Portland Christian. The Lady Loggers will host Heppner on Saturday February 23 in the first round of the State Tournament. The start time for the game has not been determined. Heppner finished their regular season in fourth place in the Blue Mountain League with 12-4 league record and an 18-6 record overall. Read More
The Vernonia Boys Basketball team lost to Gaston 57-47 on Thursday night in the first round of the Northwest League playoffs.
The Loggers can still earn a spot in the State Tournament with a win over Delphian. The Loggers take on the Dragons on Saturday at Portland State University.
The Vernonia Boys Basketball team will travel and face Gaston on Thursday night February 14 at 7:00 PM in the first round of the Northwest League Tournament.
The Lady Loggers will play in the championship game of the Northwest League Tournament on Saturday February 16 at 3:30 PM at Portland State University. They will await the results of the previous games in the tournament to find out their opponent. The Lady Loggers are assured a spot in the Sweet Sixteen of the State Tournament and could host a first round game depending on their seeding.