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By Jake Hull
Whitman County Gazette 

Nighthawks bring home Championship trophy


November 16, 2023

Jake Hull | The Gazette

Oakesdale Nighthawks seniors Payton Davis and Brieyn Henley run with the WIAA 1B state trophy to the student and parent section of the crowd. The Nighthawks have now won the state title three years in a row.

YAKIMA - The Oakesdale Nighthawks entered the state 1B WIAA tournament as the number one overall seed, and did not disappoint, winning the state tournament for the third-straight year.

The Nighthawks cruised through their first two games on Wednesday, Nov. 8, defeating both the DeSales Irish and Odessa Tigers in straight sets.

Their semifinal match was played the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 9, against the Almira-Coulee-Hartline Warriors. The match was a five-set thriller, with Oakesdale coming away victorious, reaching the final.

The championship match was played against the Neah Bay Red Devil...

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