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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Southeast 1B league/district tournament: Oakesdale takes Vikings in title game


February 21, 2019

The 2019 Southeast 1B league/District Nine champions; Oakesdale took the trophy in their third meeting of the season against Garfield/Palouse, losing twice to the Vikings earlier.

Oakesdale did it.

After a 24-hour delay and canceled school due to snow, on Thursday night, Feb. 14, with snow piles on the streets leading to the Colfax gym, the Nighthawks and Garfield/Palouse played king of the hill.

In their third meeting of the year, this time for the championship of the Southeast 1B league/District 9 tournament, Oakesdale won 50-42.

Garfield/Palouse had beaten them three consecutive times going back to last year.

But not this time – perhaps one the Vikings would trade all the others for.

"For our group, it was a real sense of satisfaction," said Nighthawks coach...

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