Haws, Olivar named 1A South coach, player of the year

Stanley named 1A Region Offensive Player of the Year

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Fort Thomas head coach Lee Haws, left, was named the 1A South Region Coach of the Year, and Fort Thomas guard Jasmine Olivar was named 1A South Region Player of the Year. It is the second year in a row for the pair.  

By Jon Johnson

jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com

FORT THOMAS – Fresh off a remarkable 30-4 season that was finished with a state runners-up title, the Fort Thomas girls basketball team was recognized with regional awards. 

Head coach Lee Haws was announced as the 1A South Region Coach of the Year, while players Jasmine Olivar and Chase Stanley were named the 1A South Region Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year, respectively. It is the second year in a row for Haws and Olivar, who were also the 1A Conference coach and player of the year last year.

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: Chase Stanley shoots a 3-pointer in the state championship game. Stanley was named the 1A South Region Offensive Player of the Year.

Joining Olivar and Stanley on the 1A South All-Region 1st Team are Alleenna Gilbert and Hailey Hinton, of Fort Thomas, and Kiley McGrath, of Duncan. 

Local members of the All-Region 2nd Team are Kenia McCabe, of Fort Thomas, and Kierra Lacey, of Duncan. Honorable Mentions include Kerstynn Bryce, of Fort Thomas, and Sadie Hawkins, of Duncan.   

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