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Brady Olson, Sr., G, Cuba City boys basketball
CUBA CITY — Cuba City senior Brady Olson has been named the student–athlete recipient of the 2020 Legacy Leadership Award by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
The award was established in 2019 to honor the legacy, leadership and lives of WBCA Executive Board members John Cary, Jerry Petitgoue and David Royston in recognition of their leadership qualities, characteristics in interpersonal relationships and achievement as Board members.
The WBCA–MACC Fund Legacy Award is given annually to an Executive Board member and senior student–athlete demonstrate the exemplary qualities of character, courage and service. The Legacy Leadership Committee established by the Executive Board also named former Cassville boys' basketball coach Dennis Uppena the Executive Boar recipient for 2020.
Olson was the floor general for head coach Jerry Petitgoue's Cubans, who finished the year 25–0 and advanced to the WIAA Division 4 sectional finals against Markesan, before the WIAA boys basketball tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Olson averaged 16.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and a team-high 5.3 assists per game, and also shot 79 percent from the free throw line. Olson is headed to play at Division 2 UW–Parkside for the 2020–21 season.
Johnny Hamman, P/IF, River Ridge baseball
Hamman was the hero in game two of Monday night's summer league baseball doubleheader at Platteville. Hamman delivered a RBI walk-off double in the bottom of the sixth inning to scored pinch runner Bradyen Vogt to lift the Timerbwolves to a dramatic 6–5 extra-inning win. Ridge was the home team in the second game of the doubleheader. Hamman also picked up the victory on the mound with four scoreless innings of relief.