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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Oakesdale takes fourth consecutive state title


November 15, 2018

Aliya Rutledge and Desiree Brown

Seniors Aliya Rutledge, left, and Desiree Brown lift the trophy with their team after beating Almira/Coulee/Hartline.

Las Vegas had Celine Dion and Britney, with Aerosmith and Lady Gaga next.

In Yakima, the Nighthawks-in-residence at the SunDome is held over for another year – Oakesdale winning its fourth consecutive state 1B volleyball championship Nov. 9 over Almira/Coulee/ Hartline.

The Nighthawks took the final match in four sets, after ACH fought off seven championship points. Oakesdale won 25-13, 21-25, 24-14, 25-22.

The third set loss was their only of the state tournament.

"These girls have a lot of heart, determination and drive," said Coach Brandy Brown. "The end goal was we don't want to ac...

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