River Ridge star Wallace state’s best 2A player

mwochnick@theolympian.comMarch 14, 2013 

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River Ridge senior Brad Wallace puts up a three-point attempt during a non-conference basketball game against Timberline at River Ridge High School in Lacey on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (TONY OVERMAN/Staff photographer)

TONY OVERMAN — The Olympian

River Ridge High School senior Brad Wallace has been named the Class 2A state boys basketball player of the year by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association. The senior-only award is given to players in all six of the state’s classifications.

Wallace will be honored Saturday at Curtis High School in University Place during the WIBCA all-state games. The 1B/2B game tips off the event at 2 p.m., followed by the 1A/2A game at 4 p.m. and the 3A/4A game at 6 p.m.

Wallace, a three-time 2A Evergreen Conference MVP twice named area player of the year by The Olympian, averaged more than 28 points per game this season, leading the Hawks to the 2A regional. He received his first NCAA Division I scholarship offer last month.

COACHING RESIGNATIONS

Tumwater boys basketball coach Curtis Medved resigned last week after five seasons. Medved, an Olympia High School graduate, guided the T-Birds to three consecutive 2A state tournament appearances his first three seasons. This season’s team had a 6-15 record and qualified for the 2A District IV tournament.

Rochester football coach Chris Barnes, a former Black Hills assistant, has resigned after one season. The Warriors had a 2-7 record in 2012. This is the fourth are football team to have a coaching vacancy this offseason, joining Rainier, Yelm and Black Hills.

FASTPITCH AT THE RAC

Black Hills is playing host to an all-day 18-team fastpitch jamboree Saturday at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. Three fields will be used with the first three mini-games starting at 9 a.m.

Teams competing include Wilson, Mark Morris, Kentwood, Orting, Kentridge, Woodland, Montesano, Curtis, Timberline, Yelm, Graham-Kapowsin, Elma, Highline, Olympic, Eatonville, Forks, Olympia and Black Hills.

EXTRA POINTS

Lacey’s Pope John Paul II High School is starting baseball and fastpitch teams this spring. The Eagles will play an abbreviated non-varsity schedule in both sports, playing JV and C teams in the area. The baseball team will play its home games at Dream Team Park, while the fastpitch team will play all of its games on the road. … Northwest Christian’s baseball team will have all of its practices and home games this season at the RAC.

mwochnick@theolympian.com

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