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Demarco Hopkins, pictured in action earlier this season, scored Harlan County
Eagles advance in 4A playoffs with victory over HCHS
November 21, 2020

Defending state champ Johnson Central rolled up 414 total yards of offense on Friday to claim a 46-8 win over visiting Harlan County in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. Johnson Central opened the game with a 52-yard...

Several Green Dragons brought down Pineville quarterback Reese Capps in first-round playoff action Friday. The Harlan defense had a safety and scored a touchdown off a fumble in the first half to build a 14-7 lead. The Lions rallied for a 21-14 victory.
Lions rally for playoff victory over Harlan
November 21, 2020

PINEVILLE — Down by seven at halftime Friday, the Pineville Mountain Lions were in danger of a second straight first-round playoff loss at home with their top running back and starting quarterback both sidelined by injuries...

Former Cumberland girls basketball coach John Bond was honored Saturday when the basketball courts at the Walter Dick Park in Benham were named in his honor.
John Bond Courts dedicated in honor of Tri-City legend
By John Henson, Managing Editor • November 15, 2020

Growing up in his beloved Benham, John Bond could usually be found playing basketball or baseball with his childhood friends. He carried that love for sports into his playing...

Former Harlan County High School star Blair Green is entering her junior season at the University of Kentucky.
Green ready for junior season with Wildcats
By Jamie Vaught, Sports Columnist • October 27, 2020

Blair Green has been a very productive member of the University of Kentucky women’s basketball program for the past two years. A versatile athlete with a high basketball IQ,...

Cawood won its first and only regional baseball title in 1982, defeating Hazard in the 14th Region Tournament finals. The Trojans defeated Johnson Central in the sectional before falling a game short of the state final four with a loss to Middlesboro. Cawood High School Principal Josh Hensley is pictured presenting the championship trophy to coach Basil Mills. Other team members pictured include William Hatfield, David Hensley, Robbie Burns,  Jimmy Gross, Gregg Osborne, John Stepp, Buddy Howard Tracy Blanton, Eddie Hampton, Keith Hensley and Jack Hampton.
County sports history - Trojans win regional title
August 13, 2020

Harlan County freshman Shawn Carroll is a member of the Canes Kentucky 14-and-under team this summer.
Carroll playing with Canes Kentucky squad
August 4, 2020

Harlan County High School freshman Shawn Carroll has enjoyed a busy summer of baseball as a member of the Canes Kentucky 14-and-under team in Lexington. Carroll has spent most...

Harlan County
Lady Bears fall to North in first round of regional
October 28, 2020

Harlan County’s volleyball season ended Tuesday in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament at Bell County High School with 25-8,...

The Bulls, a local AAU team, placed second on Saturday in a tournament at Bristol.
Bulls takes second in AAU tourney
November 21, 2020

The Bulls, a local AAU team for second- and third-graders, went 3-1 and lost to the Greenville (Tenn) Grizzlies in the Turkey Shot Rings Tournament in Bristol on Saturday. Had...

Pineville guard Sawyer Thompson, who worked around Harlan
Thompson, Abner lead Lions past Harlan
November 16, 2020

Sawyer Thompson and Dylan Abner provided an impressive 1-2 punch on offense, teaming for 39 points as visiting Pineville pulled away in the third quarter for a 63-38 win at...

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Freshman guard Devin Askew brings leadership and a teamwork approach to the Kentucky Wildcats this season.
Askew feels right at home with Wildcats
By Keith Taylor, Kentucky Today • November 22, 2020

LEXINGTON (KT) — Devin Askew wasn’t afraid to leave the West Coast and has made himself feel right at home at Kentucky. “A lot of West...

The UVA WIse women
UVA Wise opens season Tuesday against Tusculum
November 21, 2020

Third-year coach Jamie Cluesman hopes her UVA Wise women's basketball team can stay healthier this season. The Cavaliers endured a barrage of...

Shane Shackleford
Madness gives UK fans a break from world's problems
By Shane Shackleford, Sports Columnist • November 21, 2020

It's nice to be a Kentucky basketball fan To say it was an eventful early season for Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball at the University...

Shane Shackleford
Changes in the air heading into ninth week of SEC season
By Shane Shackleford, Sports Columnist • November 18, 2020

Although it was a short week, it was an impactful week for some of the SEC teams competing without question.  Consider the following:   ...

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Wendell Wheeler, the second football coach in James A. Cawood High School history, died last week. Wheeler is pictured talking with all-state quarterback Tim Saylor, who was later the superintendent of the Harlan County School District. The Trojans posted a 5-4-1 record in 1969, the first winning season in school history. Wheeler coached the Trojans for four years and was a teacher for 27 years before his retirement.
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Clay captures Region 10 golf championship
September 29, 2020

The high school golf season came to an end for local teams on Monday in the Region 10 Tournament at the Eagles’ Nest Country Club in Somerset. Clay...

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