Lower Yakima Valley hoop stars honored

— The Associated Press all-state basketball teams were recently named.

Several Lower Yakima Valley players were among those voted on by sports writers and editors across the state, including three Sunnyside Christian standouts, a Sunnyside High School star player, a player from Granger and a Prosser standout.

Named with first team honors to the 1B girls team was senior Kristen Broersma and to the 1B boys team was junior Luke Wagenaar, both of the Knights. Senior Alexis Castro of the Spartans received 1A first-team honors.

Listed with honorable mention honors were Cade Bosma, a junior player for the Knights boys team, junior Sailor Liefke of the Knights girls team and Sunnyside High School senior Emilee Maldanado in the 4A classification.

An honorable mention nod was given to Prosser senior Scott Blakney in the 2A classification, as well.

The organization also named Trey Delp of Zillah the 1A player of the year, giving him first team honors, and teammate Nate Whitaker, also a senior, received honorable mention.


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