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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Oakesdale basketball second and fourth at state

Sports Story of the Year:


December 31, 2020

Garth Meyer

Oakesdale girls react after beating Pomeroy in the state semifinal, March 6.

OAKESDALE - A lifelong point guard who was needed inside, brother and sister coaches, double-overtime survival in the first round, year two of a classic rivalry, a sequel to an unforgettable state volleyball finale, and, in the end, second and fourth-place finishes for the Oakesdale girls and boys basketball teams at Spokane Arena.

In six days, the Arena would shut down because of the spreading Covid-19. Oakesdale High School's basketball season made it just in time to be the county sports story of the year, 2020.

In a year with no spring high school sports and none in the fall, the winter...

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