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VHS Winter Sports Awards

VHS Winter Sports Awards

Girls Basketball

Meghan Sullivan League MVP, First Team All League

Julia Fletcher Second Team All State, First Team All League

Marketa Veselkova Second Team All League

Lisa Paje Honorable Mention All League

Boys Basketball

Clay Sullivan First Team All League, MVP,

Brett Elliot Second Team All League

Tristan Adams Honorable Mention All League, Most Improved

Will Botelho Most Inspirational

Jared Medearis Coaches Award


Andrew Jennings Second District, State, Mr. Hustle

Jake Harbour Second District, State, Most Inspirational

Niklas Merzadah Second District, State

Alex West Second District, State

Daniel Rice Third District, State, Most Valuable

Mekhi Williams Third District

Noah Rylands Fourth District

Storm Hensen Fifth District, Most Improved

Jeffrey Goodman Sixth District

Jessica Goodman Ms. Stat-Tastic

VHS Winter Sports Update: Lady Loggers Headed to Pendleton

Girls Basketball – The Vernonia Lady Loggers basketball team extended their season for three more games after a decisive 55-45 win at home over the Weston-McEwen Tiger Scots on Saturday,  February 28,  in the first round of the state playoffs.


With the win the Lady Loggers earned a trip to Pendleton and the final eight in the state tournament. This is the first time the Lady Loggers have made it to Pendleton in the history of Vernonia High School.

The Lady Loggers will begin play in Pendleton on Thursday, March 5 when they face Burns at 6:30 PM.  Burns played in the Wapiti League where they went 12-0 in league play and finished their season with a 19-8 overall record.  They lost in the Wapiti District Championship game to Union 57-36  before defeating Faith Bible 55-42 in the first round of the state playoffs. Read More

Logger Boys Advance to State with Win; Play Knappa Saturday for District Title

The Vernonia Loggers earned a spot in the state playoffs with a 51-43 win over the Nestucca Bobcats on Thursday, February 19 in the Northwest District Tournament.  The #2 seeded Loggers will face #1 Kappa on Saturday, February 21 for the District Championship at Forest Grove High School.  Game time is scheduled for 6:00 PM.

The win over Nestucca guarantees the Loggers a spot in the state playoffs.

Brett Elliot

Brett Elliott

Tristan Adams

Tristan Adams

















In a tight, defensive game the Loggers struggled early against Nestucca, falling behind 9-0 and trailing thoughout the first quarter.  The Loggers battled back in the second quarter and only trailed 25-21 at the half.

In the third quarter the teams exchanged leads and ended tied 35-35.  The game remained tight until,  with just over 2 minutes left, Logger senior, and defensive specialist, ZiXian Chen stole a pass in the Nestucca offensive end,  raced the length of the court and put in the layup to give the Loggers the lead.  Tristan Adams followed with a huge 3-point shot;  when Brett Elliot was fouled on a 3-point attempt and cooly knocked down all 3 foul shots,  the game was pretty much over.  Elliot made some key defensive rebounds on Nestucca misses to close out the game.

Nikita Moskalev

Nikita Moskalev


ZiXian Chen

ZiXian Chen
















The Loggers offense was once again directed by freshman Clay Sullivan who had a solid game, making some big shots, including a followup tip-in in the fourth quarter that was important.  Senior Will Botelho had a good game in the post for the Loggers and junior Nikita Moskalev also made several important baskets and was strong going to the hoop for the Loggers.  Sophomore Luke McCallum played a lot of substitute minutes and looked more than capable, especially teaming up with Botelho defensively to shut down Nestucca’s big man Brett Elder.

Will Botelho

Will Botelho

Clay Sullivan

Clay Sullivan

VHS Winter Sports Update

Clay Sullivan

Clay Sullivan

Boys Basketball - The Vernonia Loggers boys wrapped up Northwest League play on Friday, February 13 in stunning fashion, defeating the Nestucca Bobcats 58-26.  The Loggers dominated the Wildcats,  taking a commanding 31-6 halftime lead and cruising to the win in the second half.

The win gave the Loggers 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 for the #2 seed in the upcoming playoffs, and did so handily.

Coach David Weller and the Loggers are now preparing to host a district payoff game on Thursday, February 19, when they will host Nestucca in a rematch of that final, regular season league game.

Against Nestucca the Loggers were once again led by freshman sensation Clay Sullivan, along with sophomores Brett Elliott, Tristan Adams and Nikita Moskalev and seniors Will Botelho and ZiXian Chen.

The win on Friday followed a dramatic comeback win by the Loggers on Tuesday, February 10.  Trailing Delphian by as many as 23 points in the third quarter and by 15 points with two minutes left in the game, the Loggers clawed their way back and won 51-49.  The Loggers have now won four games in a row.

“This team has shown its competitiveness and willingness to never give up,” said coach Weller. Read More

Loggers Grab Second Place; Lady Loggers Finish Undefeated in League

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

VHS Winter Sports Update

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

Meghan Sullivan

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.


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VHS Winter Sport Report

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

VHS Winter Sports Update

Girls Basketball-The Lady Loggers record breaking season came to an abrupt halt when they lost in the first round of the State Playoffs, losing at Santiam, 67-37 on February 28.  The Lady Loggers finished the year with a 22-3 record, becoming the first girls team in Vernonia school history to win over twenty games in a season.

Prior to the State Playoffs the Lady Loggers fell to Portland Christian in the District Championship game, losing 43-23.  Following the game  Stephanie Castro and Katka Brejchova were both named First Team All League; juniors Julia Fletcher and Meghan Sullivan were named Second Team, Emma D’Onghlia was Honorable Mention.

The Lady Loggers went undefeated in the Northwest League play this season, going 16-0 and winning the league title for the second year in a row.


Wrestling-The Vernonia Loggers Wrestling team took third place at the District Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, February 22, 2014.  Jason Bouslaugh at 132, Damian Young at 145, Michael Bouslaugh at 152 and  Samuel Hout at 182, all took second place in the tournament and advanced to the State Tournament the following weekend.  The top two finishers in each weight class earn a trip to state.

Vernonia saw ten of the eleven wrestlers they entered place in the District Tournament.  Zane Kovelda and Bridger Steward each  took third at 160 and 170.  Jefferey Goodman took fourth at 126;  Justin Fletcher took fifth and Andrew Jennings took sixth at 126.  Daniel Rice finished fifth at 138.

Samuel Hout (in white) at the state wrestling tournament.

Samuel Hout (in white) at the state wrestling tournament.

At the State Tournament the Logger wrestlers struggled, with only one wrestler, Hout, advancing into the second day.  Hout won his initial match with a pin in the third period, but lost a tough overtime match 3-1 in his second match.  Hout was eliminated from the tournament in his third match.


VHS Winter Sports Update

VHSGirlsBBSullivan-webGirls 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

VHS Winter Sports Report

Emma D’Onghia has been a leading scorer for the Lady Loggers.

Emma D’Onghia has been a leading scorer for the Lady Loggers.

Girls Basketball-Lady Logger Head Coach Steve Whiteman continues to have his girls on the right track this season.

The Lady Loggers are 13-1 overall  and 7-0 in league play following a 69-28 win over Gaston on Tuesday, January 14.  Vernonia is in first place  in the Northwest League and currently ranked 4th in Oregon division 2A.

Following a tough loss over the holidays to then 1st ranked Santiam, the Lady Loggers have reeled off five straight wins, including a 63-37 home victory over league rival Portland Christian.

The Portland Christian game was close through the first half and Vernonia struggled to open up a 25-18 lead. “They thought they could use a full court press against us, and it worked for the first quarter,” said head coach Whiteman.  “When they stopped using it in the second half I knew we had them rattled.”  Whiteman also noted that Portland Christian had been averaging 9 three pointers a game.  “Our goal was to be out on top and play good defense to take that away from them,” explained Whiteman.  Portland Christian only made 1-9 shots from three point range against Vernonia.  “Our defense really matched up with them,” said Whiteman. Read More