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.