By Teren Kowatsch
Whitman County Gazette 

Oakesdale defends its championship crown

Nighthawks win ninth title in 11 years


November 17, 2022

Teren Kowatsch | The Gazette

The Oakesdale Nighthawks hoist their 1B State Champion trophy earned during on Nov. 11 after defeating the Mossy Rock Vikings.

YAKIMA - It's rare that a team completes the "perfect" season – but the Nighthawks came as close as a team could get.

Throughout the whole season – Oakesdale has yet to give up a set to opponents outside of tournament play. And that streak extended into the 1B State Tournament.

Oakesdale began Day 2 of the WIAA 1B state tournament a little later than most teams. The Nighthawks didn't make their first serve until around noon on Nov. 11 in Yakima.

Nov. 10 Oakesdale looked like it was keeping the form it had had all season – winning both matches in three sets each to advance to the semi...

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