The Harlan County High School football program welcomed next year’s freshman class in a ceremony at the high school. Those participating included, from left: coach Pete Dean, Colby Shepherd, Jacob Sage, Cooper Blevins, Isaiah Cornett, Shemar Carr, Lee Senters, Ashton Anderson, Rhylend Thomas, Matthew Hubbard, Zach Music, coach Amos McCreary and coach Jeff Beach.
Signing night at HCHS
April 21, 2023

Harlan seniors Will Austin and Jayden Ward signed to continue their football and academic careers with Union College.
Luttrell adds two more Dragons to Union College football roster
By John Henson, Managing Editor • April 15, 2023

A former Harlan High School standout himself, Union College football coach John Luttrell has no hesitation in adding players from his alma mater. He made the trip back to Harlan this week to sign two more Green Dragons. Running...

January 16, 2023
Harlan County senior guard Daniel Carmical signed with Alice Lloyd College on Monday to continue his academic/athletic career. Pictured with Carmical are, from left, front row: Carma Carmical, Stewart Carmical and Alice Lloyd coach Scott Cornett; back row: Jerry Edwards, Seth Carmical, Mike Farley, Donna Farley, Susan Farley, HCHS Principal Kathy Napier and Harlan County coaches Kyle Jones and Gary Greer.
Carmical moving on to Alice Lloyd after stellar prep career at HCHS
By John Henson, Managing Editor • May 8, 2023

Through four seasons and 284 3-pointers, Harlan County’s Daniel Carmical became a marked man across the mountains with his ability to shoot a basketball. You couldn’t play...

South Laurel standout Emily Cox recently signed with Lindsey Wilson. Cox will be the third generation of her family to play college basketball.
Cox continuing family hoops tradition by signing with Lindsey Wilson
May 1, 2023

South Laurel senior Emily Cox is following a family basketball tradition as she recently signed with Lindsey Wilson after a standout senior season capped with her selection as...

Pinevilles Rachel Howard struck out 14 as the Lady Lions downed Harlan 9-6 on Monday in the 13th Region Tournament.
Lady Lions rally for win over Harlan in regional tourney
May 23, 2023

Facing one of the 13th Region’s top pitchers in Rachel Howard, the Harlan Lady Dragons had leads of 1-0 and 6-3 before Pineville scored three runs in both the fifth and sixth...

Harlan County’s Jonah Swanner was able to get back to second base ahead of the tag in 13th Region Tournament action Monday.
Fast start can’t save Bears in first-round regional loss to Corbin
May 22, 2023

A five-run top of the first inning put the Harlan County Black Bears in position for an upset in the opening game of the 13th Region Tournament at Corbin High School. Corbin,...

Harlan County junior outfielder Jonah Swanner celebrated with teammates after his grand slam in the fifth inning put the Bears ahead. Middlesboro scored two runs in the seventh inning to edge the Bears 10-9.
Home run emotions
May 18, 2023
Harlan County High School senior Hunter Smith recently signed with the University of the Cumberlands. Pictured with Smith (second from left) at the signing ceremony are, from left, front row: Kathy Smith, John Smith and Callie Smith; back row: Cumberlands assistant coaches Elias Lankford and Aiden Butler, HCHS assistant coach James Miller and Harlan County High School Principal Kathy Napier.
Smith to continue soccer career at Cumberlands
May 19, 2023

As a midfielder on the first two district championship soccer teams at Harlan County High School, Hunter Smith grew to love the sport he started...

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...

Coach John Calipari will lead the Kentucky WIldcats into Southeastern Conference play this week against Missouri.
Defense, free throws are priorities for Cats going into SEC play
By Keith Taylor, Kentucky Today • December 26, 2022

LEXINGTON (KT) — John Calipari is stressing patience as Kentucky switches its focus to the Southeastern Conference portion of the schedule...

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...

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SEC's final week full of holiday cheer
By Shane Shackleford, Contributing Writer • December 6, 2021

Well fans of the Alliance Killer, we have reached the end of the 2021 SEC football season.  A season that was filled with family staples like...

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.
Harlan Countys Lindsay Hall and Abigail Gaw advanced through two rounds of the 13th Region Tennis Tournament in doubles competition before falling in the quarterfinals.
HCHS closes season with strong showing at regional
By John Henson, Managing Editor • May 22, 2023

Harlan County completed a memorable 2023 season in the 13th Region Tournament last week. The HCHS girls finished the season with a 14-7 mark...

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