10 Schools June 17 2021 VHS Sports Report Girls Basketball – The Vernonia Lady Loggers con- tinued their winning ways in the Northwest League and remain undefeated on the season with a 7-0 record after defeating Neah-Kah-Nie 47-38 on Friday, June 11. “This is one of the most cohesive groups I’ve ever coached,” said head coach Jim Krahn. “They re- ally are playing together at a high level.” Senior Jayden Hartman and junior Brooklynn Walters have been playing at the guard positions and scoring, rebounding, and playing strong defense. Ju- nior Audrey Hill and sophomore Kortnie Adams have provided good defense and rebounding inside. Soph- omores Kaylee Whiteman and Bailey Nordahl have been playing some important minutes and contribut- ing. “They’ve really played excellent basketball so far,” said Krahn. Vernonia pulled out a 28-27 non-league win against Colton on June 2, defeated Nestucca 47-37 on June 7, and handled Knappa 39-24 on June 9. The Lady Loggers were scheduled to finish this COVID shortened season with games against Gas- ton on June 16 and Nestucca on June 18. which would not be sanctioned by OSAA, but would still give teams a chance to compete for a state title in a tournament format. It was un- clear whether any kind of league or district playoffs will occur. Above: Jayden Hartman Right: Brooklynn Walters Krahn says plans are in the works for a 12 team, 2A state champion- ship during the week of June 21, Wrestling – Head coach Chuck Calhoun’s small squad keeps rack- ing up individual victories. On June 3 Vernonia hosted a meet, where senior Wyatt Jones won three matches, all by pin, as did junior Cody West, while junior Brandon Depue won all four of his matches, three by pin. Senior Pete Crystal added two more wins for the Loggers and sophomore Max Anderson earned a win as well. “Cody West did an excellent job and avenged his only loss this season, which shows he’s really turning a corner,” said coach Cal- houn. At Knappa on June 8 the team went 12-2 with 11 pins. Depue won all five of his matches, Crystal won four, Jones won two, and freshman Alex Shaw won his first match of the season. “It was a big day for Alex, getting that first win out of the way,” said Calhoun. “We had a great showing and we were competitive in every match.” Above: Wyatt Jones Sponsored by State Senator Betsy Johnson At Yamhill-Carlton on June 9 Jones won both his matches by pin. Depue won three matches, all by pin. Crystal wrestled up a weight class and lost two matches at 170 pounds. On June 15 at Neah-Kah-Nie Depue won two matches and moved his record to 18-0 on the season. Jones won all three of his matches and is also 18-0. West won three matches and has now won his last 10 matches in a row. Anderson also won another match and he and Shaw continue to progress. “Even though this has been a challenging year for everyone, Brandon and Wyatt have been team leaders,” said Calhoun. They show up for practice, even when they’re hurt, and still work out when they could be doing other fun things. Wyatt is always the busiest guy in the workout room and doesn’t shy away from hard work. These young men keep meeting ev- ery challenge in a difficult year.” The date for the District Meet has been changed to June 17 at Nestucca High School. Depue at 113 pounds, Jones at 138, and West at 220 will all be seeded #1 at Districts, with Crystal earning a #3 seed. A State Championship is scheduled for June 25-26 at Sweet Home.