Student Spotlight: Neah-Kah-Nie Boys Basketball

A victory is going to
happen soon.
Neah-Kah-Nie coach Steve
Sherren believes it.
He watched his Pirates
almost pull off an upset
before losing to the visiting
Nestucca Bobcats in
the final seconds of the
game recently.

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Sherren’s crew had led
for much of the game only
to see the Bobcats rally,
then break a tie score with
only a few seconds left for
the win.
“It has got to happen
sometime soon,” Sherren
said, about the hopes for a
league win.
Even the Bobcats’ coach
agreed with Sherren.
“Neah-Kah-Nie is playing
really well – a lot better
than their record indicates,”
Nestucca coach Jim
Kiser said after the narrow
win. “They have a lot of
really talented players out
One of the biggest
threats the Pirates have is
junior Max Halverson, but
he has been getting some
help from teammates Max
Hooley, Garrett Myers and
Garit Champ.
There is also players like
Julian Croman, BJ Dillard,
Johnny May, Sam Holm
and Willie Davidson to
add spark.
The team got off to a
0-8 start in league with
only a victory over Jewell
in the team’s Driftwood
Classic tournament
in December
them from
being winless
for the season.
They have that
one win in the
first fourteen
games this
But Sherren
is still sure it
won’t be the
only win this
season –he
just wants it to start happening
After hosting Delphian
Jan. 26, the team will
travel to Warrenton for a
battle with the 3A Warriors
(Jan. 27), then host
league-leading Vernonia
(Jan. 28). After that, they
will only have two more
home games on the league
schedule – Faith Bible
(Feb. 5) and Life Christian
to close out the season
(Feb. 13).