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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Oakesdale boys forge new path in odd season

Players hoped for different season at start


OAKESDALE — The SUV made its way to Moscow to play Logos School last summer.

Inside, Coach Carl Crider drove Oakesdale veteran basketball players Kit Hockett, Simon Anderson, Tyler Bober, and Gavin Shrope.

“I hope this isn’t our senior night,” said Hockett.

Laughter followed.

A month later Crider started to wonder what exactly the prospects were for a 2020-21 basketball season for his team coming off back-to-back sixth and fourth-place finishes at state – with four starters returning.

When the school year began, with so many schools still in remote learning, all bets were off.


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