Harlan quarterback Cade Middleton broke free around a Leslie County defender in action last week. The Green Dragons fell 29-26 at Pineville on Thursday in the first round of the Class A playoffs.
Mountain Lions edge Harlan, advance to District 8 finals
By Shane Shackleford, Contributing Writer • November 5, 2021

On a cold autumn night on the banks of the Cumberland River, the Harlan Green Dragons and the Pineville Mountain Lions renewed their rivalry that has been played since the 1920s with the Battle of 119 in Pineville. In this...

Harlans Darius Akal raced away from several Leslie County defenders in Fridays regular-season finale.
Dragons headed to Pineville for first-round playoff clash
By John Henson, Managing Editor • November 3, 2021

Going into a regular-season matchup two weeks ago at Pineville, Harlan coach Eric Perry offered an early warning on what could be his Green Dragons’ downfall when he described Pineville running back Devon Morris as the “X”...

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Lady Bears struggle on offense in season-opening loss at Knott
November 30, 2021

Facing defending 14th Region champ Knott Central on the road to open the season, the Harlan County Lady Bears’ lack of offensive firepower was evident in a 57-32 loss. The Lady...

Knox Centrals Reagan Jones battled for a loose ball with Harlans Aymanni Wynn in the season-opener for both teams on Monday. Knox Central pulled away for a 73-54 victory.
Lady Panthers open season with win at Harlan
November 29, 2021

  Visiting Knox Central used a 26-12 outburst in the fourth period on Monday to claim a 73-54 win over Harlan. For the three quarters, both teams kept the game close. Central...

Harlan County High School graduate Scotty Bailey has been named the new baseball coach at HCHS. Bailey was a four-year starter for the Bears from 2011 to 2014 before going on to play football and baseball at the University of the Cumberlands.
From player to coach, Bailey takes over as leader of HCHS baseball program
By John Henson, Managing Editor • October 21, 2021

When Scotty Bailey arrived at Harlan County High School as a player, he joined a struggling program and quickly helped turn the Black Bears into a regional contender. He hopes...

Shelby Engle Burton has been named the new softball coach at Harlan County High School. Burton has coached basketball at James A. Cawood Elementary School for the past 14 years. She also coached middle school softball for two years.
Burton takes over as leader of HCHS softball program
By John Henson, Managing Editor • September 20, 2021

The idea that Shelby Engle Burton would eventually coach on the high school level is not at all a surprise. She literally grew up in coaching as her father, Tim Engle, has coached...

Harlan County senior Serenity Whitehead went low to make contact with the ball in action from the 52nd District Tournament. Whitehead was named to the all-tournament team at the regional tourney in Jackson County.
Lady Bears fall to Corbin in first round of regional tournament
October 27, 2021

Harlan County was eliminated in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament on Saturday at Jackson County High School, falling 25-10, 25-10...

The Harlan County Bulls won a tournament over the weekend in Bristol.
Bulls win tournament in Bristol
November 27, 2021

The Harlan County Bulls, a fourth-grade AAU team, took home the 2021 TPH Thanksgiving Blast tournament this weekend in Bristol. After entering the tournament as the third...

Harlans Dylan Cox, pictured on defense against Williamsburgs Ryder Akins, scored 15 points on Monday in the Green Dragons win at Pineville.
November 23, 2021

Cox, Brewer lead Dragons past Pineville Dylan Cox scored 15 points and Jake Brewer added 12 as Harlan rolled to a 51-25 win Monday at Pineville in seventh- and eighth-grade...

Harlans Will Shepherd drove to the basket in action earlier this week against Williamsburg. Shepherd scored 15 points on Thursday as the Green Dragons defeated Middlesboro 66-52.
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Oscar Tshiebwe scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in Kentuckys 85-57 win over Central Michigan on Monday night.
Cats extend win streak to six with rout of Central Michigan
By Keith Taylor, Kentucky Today • November 30, 2021

LEXINGTON (KT) — It was a blowout and not even close. Kentucky notched its sixth consecutive victory with an 85-57 rout of Central Michigan...

Will Levis led Kentucky to a win Saturday over Louisville to finish 9-3 on the season.
Levis leads Wildcats in Governor's Cup rout of Cards
By Keith Taylor, Kentucky Today • November 27, 2021

The Governor’s Cup is staying in Lexington. Kentucky continued its recent dominance in the series against rival Louisville with a 52-21...

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Week 13 provides fireworks across the SEC
By Shane Shackleford, Sports Columnist • November 28, 2021

By no means am I a noted historian about the Pilgrims and Native Americans, but I am fairly certain that when they established the first Thanksgiving...

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Thankfulness pervades Week 12 in the SEC
By Shane Shackleford, Sports Columnist • November 21, 2021

It’s the most, wonderful time, of the year.   I cannot for the life of me get that holiday standard of a song out of my mind.   And...

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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.
Middlesboros Tyler Harris prepared for a putt in tournament action earlier this season. Harris won the Region 10 title on Tuesday in Somerset.
Local teams compete in Region 10 tourney in Somerset
September 29, 2021

Harlan County and Harlan competed in the Region 10 Tournament on Tuesday at the Eagles Nest course in Somerset, ending the season. Middlesboro’s...

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