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John Henson

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WHITESBURG — With a starting lineup that includes three 6-footers, the Harlan County Lady Bears won't run across many teams this season that can match their size and strength.
Even with the state's leading scorer in their backcourt, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers had no answer Thursday when the Lady Bears attacked the basket.
Harlan County domi

HCHS coasts past Lady Cavs

WHITESBURG — With a starting lineup that includes three 6-footers, the Harlan County Lady Bears won't run across many teams this season that can match their size and strength. Even with the state's leading scorer in their backcourt, the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers had no answer Thursday when the Lady Bears attacked the basket. Harlan County domi

Harlan built a big lead early and then held off a late Oneida Baptist comeback attempt to defeat the visiting Mountaineers 61-53 on Tuesday.
“We played well for three quarters, defensively and shooting the ball,” said Harlan coach David Parks. “We kind of self destructed the last quarter. I don't know if the kids relaxed or what,

Dragons hold off OBI

Harlan built a big lead early and then held off a late Oneida Baptist comeback attempt to defeat the visiting Mountaineers 61-53 on Tuesday. “We played well for three quarters, defensively and shooting the ball,” said Harlan coach David Parks. “We kind of self destructed the last quarter. I don't know if the kids relaxed or what,

Given their second shot at a 13th Region heavyweight, the Harlan County Black Bears showed they had learned how to take a punch since a 19-point loss last week at Knox Central.
This time it was the second punch that did in the Bears.
Harlan County wiped out a 16-point deficit in the third quarter to pull even going into the fourth, but visiting C

Second punch floors Bears

Given their second shot at a 13th Region heavyweight, the Harlan County Black Bears showed they had learned how to take a punch since a 19-point loss last week at Knox Central. This time it was the second punch that did in the Bears. Harlan County wiped out a 16-point deficit in the third quarter to pull even going into the fourth, but visiting C

South Laurel's second trip to Harlan County in three days wasn't any more successful than the first as the Lady Cards fell 63-45 at Harlan on Monday, two days after a 19-point defeat at Harlan County.
Just like Saturday, when they fell behind big early, the Lady Cards missed their first nine shots from the field.
South also apparently didn't get

Lady Dragons bounce back

South Laurel's second trip to Harlan County in three days wasn't any more successful than the first as the Lady Cards fell 63-45 at Harlan on Monday, two days after a 19-point defeat at Harlan County. Just like Saturday, when they fell behind big early, the Lady Cards missed their first nine shots from the field. South also apparently didn't get

For 30 basketball seasons, from 1976 to 2005, the basketball court at Leslie County High School was his home away from home.
Wendell Wilson returned on Dec. 6, where the court at the Richard M. Nixon Center was named in his honor.
“I was very surprised and very humbled to receive an honor like that. It's one of the highest honors I've recei

For 30 basketball seasons, from 1976 to 2005, the basketball court at Leslie County High School was his home away from home. Wendell Wilson returned on Dec. 6, where the court at the Richard M. Nixon Center was named in his honor. “I was very surprised and very humbled to receive an honor like that. It's one of the highest honors I've recei

A coach, teacher, principal and magistrate during his decades of service to Wallins Elementary School and the surrounding community, Jim Roark is still missed by the people who knew him best, three years after his death.
Roark was honored last week at Wallins Elementary School where the Jim Roark Wall of Champions was officially dedicated with a s

Wallins honors its champion

A coach, teacher, principal and magistrate during his decades of service to Wallins Elementary School and the surrounding community, Jim Roark is still missed by the people who knew him best, three years after his death. Roark was honored last week at Wallins Elementary School where the Jim Roark Wall of Champions was officially dedicated with a s

Fresh off a heartbreaking district loss at Bell County a night earlier, when they gave up the final eight points of the game as the Bobcats rallied for a six-point win, the Harlan Green Dragons bounced back with a 77-58 victory over Elkmont, Ala., in the opening game of the Black Bears Classic on Saturday at Harlan County High School.
“I was

Green Dragons bounce back

Fresh off a heartbreaking district loss at Bell County a night earlier, when they gave up the final eight points of the game as the Bobcats rallied for a six-point win, the Harlan Green Dragons bounced back with a 77-58 victory over Elkmont, Ala., in the opening game of the Black Bears Classic on Saturday at Harlan County High School. “I was

MIDDLESBORO — Returning to the scene of two of their most disappointing losses last year, the Harlan County Black Bears left little doubt they were going to leave Middlesboro with a win this time.
Harlan County dominated every phase of the game in rolling to a 78-18 rout against the rebuilding Jackets, who knocked the Bears out of the 52nd D

HCHS overwhelms Jackets

MIDDLESBORO — Returning to the scene of two of their most disappointing losses last year, the Harlan County Black Bears left little doubt they were going to leave Middlesboro with a win this time. Harlan County dominated every phase of the game in rolling to a 78-18 rout against the rebuilding Jackets, who knocked the Bears out of the 52nd D

For 19 seasons, Debbie Hoskins Green had a front row seat on the home bench at Middlesboro High School before returning to Harlan County over the summer to take over as coach.
Green, who was the head coach for nine years an assistant for 10, made a triumphant return Friday as the Lady Bears grabbed a big lead early on the way to a 55-20 rout.


Lady Jackets fall to HCHS

For 19 seasons, Debbie Hoskins Green had a front row seat on the home bench at Middlesboro High School before returning to Harlan County over the summer to take over as coach. Green, who was the head coach for nine years an assistant for 10, made a triumphant return Friday as the Lady Bears grabbed a big lead early on the way to a 55-20 rout. 

It was a battle of unbeatens on Saturday at Harlan County High School in a junior varsity showdown at the Black Bears Classic.
Harlan County (4-0) stayed that way, racing to a 23-4 lead after one quarter on the way to a 73-26 win over Harlan (3-1).
The county rivals, who don't play during the regular season due to girls/boys doubleheaders, played

Bears improve to 4-0 with win over Harlan

It was a battle of unbeatens on Saturday at Harlan County High School in a junior varsity showdown at the Black Bears Classic. Harlan County (4-0) stayed that way, racing to a 23-4 lead after one quarter on the way to a 73-26 win over Harlan (3-1). The county rivals, who don't play during the regular season due to girls/boys doubleheaders, played

Almost seven years since winning their last 13th Region Tournament championship, the South Laurel Lady Cardinals are trying to become relevant again in the regional race after a steady decline that led to three straight losing seasons.
Though improved, the Lady Cards learned Saturday that they still aren't quite ready to join the region's elite te

Lady Bears shoot their way past South Laurel

Almost seven years since winning their last 13th Region Tournament championship, the South Laurel Lady Cardinals are trying to become relevant again in the regional race after a steady decline that led to three straight losing seasons. Though improved, the Lady Cards learned Saturday that they still aren't quite ready to join the region's elite te

Good was not good enough for Harlan County coach Michael Jones, who was far from satisfied with his team as they coasted to a 45-22 halftime lead over an outmanned Elkmont, Ala., team on Saturday in the Black Bears Classic.
“I challenged them at halftime because I didn't like our intensity the first half,” said Jones. “I didn't t

Black Bears Classic

Good was not good enough for Harlan County coach Michael Jones, who was far from satisfied with his team as they coasted to a 45-22 halftime lead over an outmanned Elkmont, Ala., team on Saturday in the Black Bears Classic. “I challenged them at halftime because I didn't like our intensity the first half,” said Jones. “I didn't t

MIDDLESBORO — For 19 seasons, Debbie Hoskins Green had a front row seat on the home bench at Middlesboro High School before returning to Harlan County over the summer to take over as coach.
Green, who was the head coach for nine years an assistant for 10, made a triumphant return Friday as the Lady Bears grabbed a big lead early on the way t

Green homecoming turns into rout

MIDDLESBORO — For 19 seasons, Debbie Hoskins Green had a front row seat on the home bench at Middlesboro High School before returning to Harlan County over the summer to take over as coach. Green, who was the head coach for nine years an assistant for 10, made a triumphant return Friday as the Lady Bears grabbed a big lead early on the way t

MIDDLESBORO — Returning to the scene of two of their most disappointing losses last year, the Harlan County Black Bears left little doubt they were going to leave Middlesboro with a win this time.
Harlan County dominated every phase of the game in rolling to a 78-18 rout against the rebuilding Jackets, who knocked the Bears out of the 52nd D

HCHS bounces back by blowing out Middlesboro

MIDDLESBORO — Returning to the scene of two of their most disappointing losses last year, the Harlan County Black Bears left little doubt they were going to leave Middlesboro with a win this time. Harlan County dominated every phase of the game in rolling to a 78-18 rout against the rebuilding Jackets, who knocked the Bears out of the 52nd D

Strong third quarters in both halfs of a freshman/junior varsity doubleheader helped Harlan County sweep visiting Leslie County in two hard fought games Thursday.
Down six at halftime in junior varsity action, Harlan County outscored the Eagles 24-12 in the third quarter on the way to a 51-41 win. Sophomore center David Turner scored seven points

Black Bears sweep Leslie

Strong third quarters in both halfs of a freshman/junior varsity doubleheader helped Harlan County sweep visiting Leslie County in two hard fought games Thursday. Down six at halftime in junior varsity action, Harlan County outscored the Eagles 24-12 in the third quarter on the way to a 51-41 win. Sophomore center David Turner scored seven points

The 2014 NFL, a horse race with humans
There are but three weeks to go and not a single clinch is to be found in the whole of the National Football League.
Get your cameras ready because it's a headlong rush by a mighty herd, with each steed jostling to get its nose across the line first.
Cardinals at Rams — St. Louis, once the home of the

The NFL in 2014: A horse race with no humans involved

The 2014 NFL, a horse race with humans There are but three weeks to go and not a single clinch is to be found in the whole of the National Football League. Get your cameras ready because it's a headlong rush by a mighty herd, with each steed jostling to get its nose across the line first. Cardinals at Rams — St. Louis, once the home of the

Lady Eagles edge HCHS

HYDEN — Separated by a 30-mile stretch of U.S. 421, Leslie County and Harlan County high schools share a border and a dream as the 2014-2015 girls basketball season opens. Both have Bowling Green and the Sweet 16 as their goal and both are among the favorites as Leslie County entered the year ranked No. 1 in the 14th Region, three spots ahea

Panthers run past HCHS

BARBOURVILLE — Jimmy Voight promised the Knox Central Panthers would be a running basketball team when he arrived from New Mexico in the summer. The Panthers delivered in a big way Tuesday in their home opener, using a devastating transition game to run visiting Harlan County out of the game early on the way to an impressive 81-62 victory. A

Passing, rebounding send Black Bears to a rout of Wolfe

With the 3-point shots not falling like they did on Tuesday in a season-opening win over Letcher Central, the Harlan County Black Bears found an even more impressive way to dispose of a 14th Region opponent. Harlan County showed great teamwork and unselfishness and dominated the boards in an 81-45 rout of visiting Wolfe County, the 14th Region's e

With showdowns coming up in the season's second week against Clay County and Bell County, the two teams ranked with them in the 13th Region's top three, the Harlan Lady Dragons closed the season's opening week by routing visiting Red Bird 62-11
“Red Bird is just trying to get its program started. It's one of those games you just make sure yo

Blowout at HHS

With showdowns coming up in the season's second week against Clay County and Bell County, the two teams ranked with them in the 13th Region's top three, the Harlan Lady Dragons closed the season's opening week by routing visiting Red Bird 62-11 “Red Bird is just trying to get its program started. It's one of those games you just make sure yo





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