It was a good night to be a Logger on Friday February 13, as both the boys and girls squads earned important wins in their final league games of the season.
The Vernonia Loggers boys wrapped up Northwest League play in stunning fashion, moving past Nestucca and into second place. The Loggers dominated the Bobcats while winning 58-26. Vernonia led from the start and never looked back, taking a commanding 31-6 half time lead and cruising to the win in the second half.
The Loggers win gave them a 10-4 league record and moved them into a tie with Nestucca for second place. The Loggers needed to win by seven points to earn the tie breaker, and did so handily. Read More
Girls Basketball-The Vernonia Lady Loggers continue to dominate the 2A Northwest League and are undefeated in league play with a 10-0 record. Overall the Lady Loggers are 18-2 on the season, are ranked 3rd in 2A and lead 2A in scoring.
Vernonia all but sealed up the Northwest League title on January 30-31 with a 65-49 home win over Knappa on Friday, followed by a 44-22 victory at second place Faith Bible. The Lady Loggers topped it off with a 63-26 win at Gaston on February 3.
In the win over Knappa, Vernonia welcomed back point guard Marketa Veselkova, who missed 5 games with an ankle injury. Head coach Steve Whiteman said junior Sara Smith did a great job filling in while Vesselkova was out. Veselkova picked up right where she left off, directing the Lady Loggers offense and playing tight defense. Knappa kept the game close in the first half, but the lady loggers pulled away in the third quarter and cruised to another win.
Meghan Sullivan and Paige Smith continue to control the post while Lisa Paje and Julia Fletcher patrol the wings. Sara Smith and Jocie Roberts have provided relief from the bench. Substitutes Payton Wolf, Maria Alvarez and Megan Ely have also seen significant playing time during the Lady Loggers undefeated run in league play.
The Lady Loggers wrap up the season with three straight league games at home: Feb. 6 against Neah-Kah-Nie, Feb 10 versus Delphian and Feb. 13 with Nestucca. In preparation for their playoff run, the Lady Loggers have also scheduled a non-league match up at Country Christian on Feb 12. Country Christian is currently ranked 4th in 1A, are 6-0 in the Casco League and 16-3 overall.
Girls Basketball – After losing two non-league games in a row on either side of the holiday break, the Lady Loggers have bounced back with six straight victories.
The Lady Loggers defeated Southwest Christian 65-24 on January 3, to end their two game slide, which included loses to Damascus Christian and Westside Christian.
The Lady Loggers opened their Northwest League schedule with a 46-37 win at City Christian on January 6, followed by 41-19 home victory over Faith Bible on January 9 and 55-41 away win at Knappa. Vernonia then beat Neah-Kah-Nie on Friday, January 16 by a score of 43-25 and then returned home and defeated Gaston 53-31 on Saturday, January 17.
Vernonia is now 13-2 on the season, 5-0 in league play and are currently ranked 4 in Oregon 2A play.
Upcoming home games include match-ups with City Christian on January 27 and Knappa on January 30.
Boys Basketball – After losing four straight games the Loggers rebounded, winning five of their next six games, including league wins at City Christian and Faith Bible before losing to Knappa 65-38 on January 13. Since that loss at Knappa the Loggers added a 58-43 win over Neah-Kah-Nie and a 53-31 home victory over Gaston.
The Loggers have a 7-8 record overall and are 4-1in Northwest League play after previously defeating City Christian 55-54, and Faith Bible 68-57 and the loss at Knappa. Read More
Girls Basketball- Lady Logger head coach Steve Whiteman heads into this season with another line-up loaded with talent, varsity experience and depth. The Lady Loggers are two time 2A Northwest League Champions, and are looking to three-peat this year after going 41-8 over the last two years. “This team is of that same caliber,” says Whiteman about this year’s squad.
Returning seniors Julia Fletcher and Meghan Sullivan will anchor the line-up, with Sullivan playing regularly in the post. Fletcher is a powerful player and will be one of the first choice offensive weapons. Both were All-League players last season. Whiteman says he expects to see Sullivan become more active in the offense this year. “She is going to be hard to stop this year,” says Whiteman. Another senior, Makayla Adams is assisting coach Whiteman as part of her senior project and is acting as manager, statistician, player and coach.
Returning juniors Paige Smith and Sara Smith will both play important roles in this year’s team. Paige will be a key player in the post. Sara, who Whiteman says is the most improved player from last year, can play just about any position and has seen time in practice as the back-up point guard as well as in the post. “Sara will make a huge difference this year,” says Whiteman. Another junior, Jocie Roberts, saw some varsity action last year and brings a deadly outside shot to the offense.
Exchange student Marketa Veselkova from the Czech Republic is expected to play as the starting point guard and also has a great outside shot. “She is one of the fastest players I’ve ever seen,” says Whiteman. Maria Alverez from Spain and Lisa Paje-Rius from Monaco are also both good players who will also see playing time in the back court on the varsity. Whiteman says to watch for Paje-Rius on the fast break.
Sophomore Peyton Wolf should see some time for the varsity at all the guard positions, including point guard. Another sophomore, six-footer Megan Ely, has really improved her game in the off season, according to Whiteman, and is projected to be a power in the post and grow into a very good player.
“We have a really good combination of players,” says Whiteman. “It’s a really complete team with a lot of maturity and basketball IQ.” 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
The Vernonia Lady Loggers finished their Northwest League schedule undefeated, going 16-0 after closing out the season with a 45-36 win over Neah-Kah-Nie on Saturday, February 15.
The Lady Loggers finished the regular season with a 22-1 record and will now prepare for the League playoffs, where they will play in the Championship game on Saturday, February 22 at Portland State University. The Lady Loggers have automatically clinched a spot in the State Playoffs, but can secure a first round home game with a win next Saturday.
The Logger boys concluded their 2013-14 campaign on a high note, defeating Neah-Kah-Nie 66-44. The Loggers moved into 6th place in the Northwest League with the win, but missed qualifying for the league playoffs. The Loggers ended their season with a 7-9 league record and went 10-13 on the season.
The Vernonia Lady Loggers easily handled Delphian, winning 79-30 on Friday, February 14th. It was Vernonia’s 21st win of the season, with only one loss, as they remained undefeated in Northwest League play with a 15-0 record.
The Lady Loggers have clinched their second straight regular season league title and an automatic spot in the State Playoffs. League playoffs start February 20th following the Lady Loggers final game of the season on Saturday, February 15 at Neah-Kah-Nie. The Lady Loggers will have a bye in the first two rounds of the League Playoffs, and will only play in the Championship Game on Saturday, February 22nd at Portland State University. If the Lady Loggers win the League Playoff, they will automatically host a home game in the state playoff first round. The first round of the state playoffs is scheduled for Friday, February 28th.
The Vernonia boys defeated Delphian 61-46 on Friday February 14th, but were eliminated from playoff contention. The Loggers are now 6-9 in Northwest League play and are 9-13 on the season. The Loggers finish their season on Saturday, February 15 at Neah-Kah-Nie.
The Vernonia Lady Loggers won a school record 20th game when they defeated Faith Bible 50-26 on Senior Night, Tuesday February 11th.
With a 14-0 l record in the Northwest League with just two games to play, Vernonia has secured their second league championship in the last two years. The Lady Loggers are 20-1 on the season.
Prior to the game, Vernonia honored their varsity players: senior Stephanie Castro and exchange students, Katka Brejchova, Emma D’Onghia and Johanna Lange before their final home game before the playoffs. Also honored were seniors Nikita MCCord and Kenzie Anderson as well as exchange students Jean Lee and Sara-Eve Mayer Villeneuve.
The Logger boys kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 59-57 win. Alex Rubiero hit the game winning shot for the Loggers.
Prior to their game the Loggers honored seniors Ronnie Maldonado, Adonis Hopkins and Brandon Coca as well as exchange students Emil Hardenberg, Rubiero, Julius Haake, Dominique Woods, Alex Thuet, Anton Yakovenko and Alex Plaschevici.
Both the Boys and Girls travel to face Delphian on Friday February 14th.
Girls Basketball- The Lady Loggers have continued their dominance over the Northwest League and remain undefeated in league play with a 13-0 record following a 60-29 win over Knappa on Tuesday, February 4th. Head Coach Steve Whiteman has led the Vernonia girls to a 19-1 overall record so far this season, but find themselves ranked just 7th in the OSAA Division 2A polls due to poor strength of schedule. The Lady Loggers have cruised to eleven straight wins, including a 44-37 win over league rival Portland Christian on January 21, a 74-42 home victory over Delphian, big away wins at Nestucca and Gaston and a 45-35 victory at Riverdale. The Lady Loggers play their final home game against Faith Bible on Tuesday, February 11, which will be senior night. The first round of state playoffs is tentatively scheduled for Friday, February 28th. Cheerleading- The Vernonia Cheerleading Squad once again took first place in two recent competitions they entered. Read More
The Vernonia Lady Loggers defeated Knappa 60-29 on Tuesday, February 4th.
Vernonia remains unbeaten in Northwest League play with a 13-0 record and is now 19-1 on the season.
The Vernonia boys lost at Knappa by a score of 61-44 and fell to 4-9 in league play this year.
Both Vernonia teams return to action on Saturday February 8 when they travel to Neah-Kah-Nie.