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By Garth Meyer
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Four-year state 1B volleyball streak snapped

Pomeroy nips Oakesdale for state title


November 21, 2019

Oakesdale point? Maybe, maybe not in a tight championship match with a series of diving saves and long, careful rallies. Pomeroy and its six senior starters won by an overall score of 108 – 106.

Pomeroy beat Oakesdale for the WIAA 1B state championship in Yakima Nov. 15 by a score of 16-14 in the fifth.

The best-of-five championship match between the two teams in the same league started with Pomeroy up 2-0 before Oakesdale escaped a sweep in the third game.

The four-time defending state champions took the fourth with little problem and it went to a fifth.

It was the fourth time the Southeast 1B league rivals played this fall; the first a home Pomeroy sweep of Oakesdale, the second a home Oakesdale sweep of Pomeroy. The third – the district final at Pomeroy – Oakesdale won in f...

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