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Bell County running back Daniel Thomas was selected as Kentuckys Mr. Football for the 2023 season on Saturday. He ran for 3,817 yards this season and scored a state record 54 rushing touchdowns with 373 points.
Bell's Thomas named Kentucky's Mr. Football
December 9, 2023

In a historic season that will be etched in the annals of Kentucky high school football, Daniel Thomas has emerged as the undisputed star, earning the prestigious title of Mr. Kentucky Football. His exceptional performance on...

Bell County running back Daniel Thomas ran for 133 yards in the Bobcats 41-16 loss to Christian Academy-Louisville in the 3A state finals on Saturday in Lexington.
CAL pulls away in second half to down Bell in 3A state finals
By Hayden Canady, Staff Writer • December 3, 2023

  Bell County’s dream season came to an end Saturday at Kroger Field in Lexington. The Bobcats controlled the clock but not the airways. The Bobcats were able to move the ball effectively on the ground but were not able...

Harlan County senior guard Trent Noah slammed home one of his two dunks off turnovers in the opening 64 seconds of the 52nd District Tournament championship game Friday. Noah earned tournament most valuable player honors with 33 points in the Bears 77-54 victory.
Black Bears complete sweep by routing Bell in district finals
By John Henson, Managing Editor • March 1, 2024

While their place in Harlan County basketball history probably still depends on being able to win three more games in the 13th Region Tournament starting Wednesday in Corbin,...

Bell Countys Gracie Jo Wilder sailed to the basket for two of her 27 points on Thursday in the Lady Cats 60-54 win over Harlan in the 52nd District Tournament finals.
Lady Cats find success in paint, defeat Harlan in district finals
February 29, 2024

Even though his team has been favored since last summer for a fifth straight 52nd District Tournament title, coach David Teague continued to insist it wouldn’t be as easy...

Harlan guard Kyler McLendon, pictured in action earlier this season, scored 44 points on Wednesday as the Green Dragons downed Wayne County in double overtime.
Dragons upset Wayne in double overtime, then fall in semifinals
December 28, 2023

Western Hills, Ohio, blew open a close game by outscoring Harlan 26-6 in the third quarter on the way to a 74-44 win in the semifinals of the Monticello Banking Company Holiday...

Harlan County High School baseball players Tristan Cooper, Jesse Gilbert 
and Isaac Kelly are pictured with HCHS coach Scotty Bailey during the EKU Showcase on Saturday in Richmond.
Harlan County baseball players attend EKU Showcase
August 27, 2023

Victoria Day (center) was the winner in the 128-pound division in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference wrestling meet.
HCHS wrestling teams post strong showing in SEKC meet
January 7, 2024

The Harlan County boys placed fourth and the girls were third in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference wrestling meet recently at...

Rosspoint won six of seven games in state competition over the weekend in Lexington, capturing the Gold Bracket title in the process. The Wildcats finished what is likely the season for a team at that level with a 34-1 record, along with county and 13th Region championships.
Wildcats win six of seven games, capture Gold Bracket title in state competition
February 4, 2024

Already county and regional champions, the Rosspoint Wildcats traveled to Lexington over the weekend to take on some of the state’s top sixth-grade teams and posted an impressive...

Team members include, from left: Torrie Sundy, Reese Caudill, Olivia Caldwell, Jocelyn Hubbard, Piper Hearld, Crissalynn Jones, Kelsey Myers, Lillie Carver, Addison Sanford and Blakely Snelling.
Monarchs capture tournament title with three victories in Berea
January 28, 2024

The Harlan Monarchs won a fifth-grade tournament over the weekend in Berea with victories over Richmond Heat, Woodford County Sting and Clark County. Reese Caudill scored...

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Former JACHS star inducted into Vanderbilt Hall of Fame
Former JACHS star inducted into Vanderbilt Hall of Fame
Former JACHS star inducted into Vanderbilt Hall of Fame
March 3, 2024

Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Storey Lee announced 14 new inductees into the Vanderbilt...

Former Harlan all-stater Jordan Brock placed the Tennessee Tech logo into position as the Ohio Valley Conference champions after a win  Saturdady over Little Rock in the tournament finals. Maaliya Owens (11), the daughter of former Cumberland standout Monica Owens, also joined in the celebration after she joined the schools 1,000-point club during the game.
Harlan County connection helps Tech earn trip to NCAA Tournament
By Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information • March 4, 2023

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Tennessee Tech's season is not over yet – far from it. For the first time in 23 years, the Golden Eagles are heading back...

Billy Hicks, pictured as the coach at Corbin in the 1990s, set the state record for coaching wins in his career at Evarts, Harlan, Corbin and Scott County.
Hicks provided "Dad-Burned" lessons for all he coached
By John Bryson, Contributing Writer • December 10, 2023

The year was 1984. I was sitting in the TGI Fridays on Nicholasville Road in Lexington with Luther Kirklin, his son Sean and my Dad, Dr. Jerry...

Tim Noe was pictured with his granddaughter, Savannah Hill.
From The Sidelines: Missing one of my best friends in Harlan County sports
By John Henson, Managing Editor • February 8, 2023

As Harlan County freshman guard Savannah Hill hit a short jumper in the second half of the Lady Bears’ win Tuesday over Harlan, I found myself...

Photo of the Week
Cawood coach Jim Cullivan is pictured on the cover of the Harlan Daily Enterprise football preview in 1986 after earning state coach of the year honors for leading the Trojans to an undefeated regular season in 1985. The Trojans were also unbeaten in the 1982 regular season. Cullivan posted a 66-28 record from 1980 to 1988.
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Warren earns spot in state golf tourney after fifth-place finish
By John Henson, Managing Editor • September 20, 2023

Two years after sending Tyler Harris to the state golf tournament as the Region 10 champion, the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets will again be represented...

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