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Neah-Kah-Nie hopes to finds first win in Vernonia


Maddie Lambert battles to control her dribble as one of Waldport’s players runs her over during a game earlier this season. The Lady Pirates travel to Vernonia Saturday to open their Northwest League schedule. Photo by Brad Mosher

The Lady Pirates are off to an 0-4 start against non-league foes, but they will be looking to change their fortunes in Vernonia Saturday against the Lady Loggers.

Vernonia is off to a 2-3 start with victories over Umatilla and City Christian.

The 43-23 win over City Christian got the Loggers off to a 1-0 start in Northwest League play.

The Lady Pirates will be going into Saturday’s game a week after losing a 44-25 decision to the Chemewa Indian School in Salem. The Lady Braves improved to 4-3 with the victory.