Tri-Cities Prep basketball player Talia von Oelhoffen is named Division 3 National Player of the Year for private schools. She led the Jaguars to their first 2B state tournament in March. She is the first freshman to win the award.
Richland’s 7-foot-4 senior center Riley Sorn is the Herald’s All-Area Boys Player of the Year, and plans to attend either the University of Washington or St. Mary’s next year. Kamiakin’s Oumou Toure is the All-Area Girls Player of the Year.
The SWX All-Star Classic will bring 60 of the the top boys and girls high school basketball players from Yakima and the Tri-Cities together to play games at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick.
Richland Bomber senior basketball players Riley Sorn and Ryan Wagar (as well as a few others) played their final high school game Saturday, a 76-70 loss to Lewis and Clark in the third-/fifth-place game of state.
The Kamiakin Braves girls basketball team’s star guard tandem of Alexa Hazel and Oumou Toure has led the team to three straight state tournament appearances. The third one begins Thursday against either Mt. Spokane or Garfield.