Dearborn selected for Hall of Fame
Gary Dearborn, formerly of Frankfort, has been selected by the 10th Region girls and boys basketball coaches as one of this year’s inductees to the 10th Region Hall of Fame.
Dearborn is a 1968 graduate of Franklin County High School and a 2009 inductee into the Franklin County High School Hall of Fame. He graduated from Kentucky State University in 1973, received his master’s degree from Georgetown College in 1981 and his Rank 1 from Eastern Kentucky University in 1989.
Dearborn began his teaching career at FCHS, where he was the head football coach through 1988. He served as assistant principal and athletic director at Harrison County High School from 1988-1994 and was named principal at Harrison County in 1994, serving in that position until 2000.
Dearborn moved to Pendleton County High School for the 2000-2001 school year and was the principal there for the next 12 years.
He was appointed to the KHSAA Board of Control while at Pendleton County and served in that post eight years. While on the Board of Control, he headed the state’s first basketball re-alignment in 37 years.
Dearborn will be presented with his Hall of Fame award tonight at halftime of the boys 10th Region championship game at Mason County High School.
Howard earns all-conference honors
Georgetown College senior Andrea Howard has been named first team all-conference in women’s basketball by the Mid-South Conference.
A guard, Howard averaged 15.3 points per game this season and shot 84 percent from the free throw line.
This is the third time Howard has earned all-conference honors and the second time she’s been named to the first team.
Howard was also named to the Mid-South’s all-academic team for the third time in her collegiate career.
Those named to the all-academic team must be a sophomore or older and have a 3.25 grade-point average.
Georgetown is 21-8, and Howard has started in all 29 games. The Tigers lost the MSC tournament final to Campbellsville but received one of the conference’s two automatic bids into the NAIA national championship tournament to be played March 19-25 at the Frankfort Convention Center.
Girls all-region teams named
Franklin County’s Nannilena White and Malaka Frank were named to both the girls 11th Region regular season all-region basketball team and the regional all-tournament team.
FCHS’ Joey Thacker was selected as the 11th Region Coach of the Year, and Dunbar’s Brooke Todd was named the Player of the Year.
Also on the regular season all-region team were Dee Givens, Sarah Cooley and Ashanti Thomas of Lafayette, Tereka Guyn and Audrianna Christopher of Scott County, ShaKeema Jackson of Dunbar, Chelsey Ford of Woodford County, Shadae Bosley of Madison Central and Katelyn Bundy of Lexington Christian.
Joining White and Frank on the all-tournament team were LaKenzie Ritchie of Western Hills, Guyn of Scott County, Briana Lanham of Madison Southern, Bailey O’Bryan of Madison Central, T’Laya Lyvers and Kamari Boyd of Henry Clay, Todd, Jackson and Ezzy Ighodaro of Dunbar, and Kiara Pankins, Cooley, Ken’yale Demus and Givens of Lafayette.
Givens was named the Most Valuable Player.
Boys all-region team named
The 11th Region boys regular season all-region basketball team was announced Saturday.
Named to the team were Rylan Rowe of Franklin County, Marcellous Washington of Bryan Station, Sam Jones of Madison Central, Jeremiah Tisdale and Jordan Green of Henry Clay, Tony Martini and Trent Gilbert of Scott County, Jordan Fucci of Tates Creek, Tanner Johnson of Lexington Catholic, Darius Williams of Dunbar, Matt Rose of Lexington Christian and Eli Boggess of Woodford County.
Lafayette’s Jackson Davis was named the Player of the Year, and Lafayette’s Mike Mendenhall was selected as the Coach of the Year.