Harlan running back /defensive back Darius Akal will continue his football and academic career at Eastern Kentucky University.
Akal keeping a promise to his mom with decision to continue football career at EKU
By John Henson, Managing Editor • July 10, 2024

Almost two years after she died, Harlan star running back Darius Akal was able to keep a promise to his mother, Katina, earlier this week with his decision to continue his football career on the next level at Eastern Kentucky...

Brian Williams
Williams, former UK and Middlesboro standout, takes over as Harlan football coach
April 26, 2024

Harlan High School officials took their time filling the vacant football head coaching position, and they feel the choice was worth the wait. Former Middlesboro and University of Kentucky standout Brian Williams was introduced...

Gary Greer, an assistant with the Harlan County boys basketball program the past 15 years, was selected as the new head coach of the girls basketball program at HCHS on Tuesday.
Greer selected as new leader of HCHS girls basketball program
By John Henson, Managing Editor • July 9, 2024

With seven trips to the 13th Region Tournament finals in the first 11 years of the program, the Harlan County Lady Bears experienced an amazing start after the school opened in...

Pineville senior guard Sawyer Thompson, one of the 13th Regions top players, worked to the basket in summer basketball action earlier this month.
Lions fall in consolation finals at Titans/Rockets Shootout to close a strong summer performance
By Shane Shackleford, Sports Writer • June 26, 2024

The Pineville Mountain Lions closed their summer on a high note by advancing to the consolation final of the Titans Shootout before falling to Lexington Christian in the...

Harlan County freshman Zayden Casolari won the 13th Region Media Network award for most saves in the 2024. Casolari had four saves and an earned run average of 3.87 in 32 innings on the mound. He was tied for fourth in the state.
Casolari honored for most saves by 13th Region Media Network
July 1, 2024

The local Appalachian Athletics Varner squad won the Battle of Eastern Kentucky over the weekend by sweeping four games.
Appalachian Athletics Varner squad wins tournament title
June 24, 2024

Playing at Union College and South Laurel High School, the local Appalachian Athletics Varner squad won the Battle of Eastern Kentucky over the weekend by sweeping four games against...

The Harlan County volleyball team competed in the Whitley County Summer Slam over the past two days in Williamsburg. The Lady Bears knocked off Lincoln County, Pineville and Somerset and lost to Clinton County, Pulaski County, McCreary Central and Whitley County. The Lady Bears won one set out of three against Whitley, the defending regional champs. Team members include, from left, front row: Alexis Adams, Ashlynn Williamson, Karli Shoupe and Savannah Hill; back row: Sophie Day, Ashton Evans, Kalista Dunn, Kylee Hoiska and Madi Nolan.
Lady Bears compete in two-day Whitley County Summer Slam
June 19, 2024

Harlan All Stars coach Anthony Nolan talked with his infielders during a break in District 4 Tournament action Monday. Harlan rallied with seven runs in the sixth inning to pull even before falling 8-7 to Williamsburg.
Harlan’s comeback falls short as Williamsburg wins in final four
By John Henson, Managing Editor • July 9, 2024

CORBIN — In their run to the final four of the District 4 Tournament (ages 9-10), the Harlan All Stars had a knack for big innings in winning three straight games. Harlan...

Tri City pitcher Brycen Saylor threw to first baseman Dakota Smith for an out in the opening inning of the District 4 Tournament at Corbin. Tri City fell 16-0 in Mondays game and finished fourth in the tournament.
Corbin coasts past Tri City Stars in final four of District 4 tourney
By John Henson, Managing Editor • July 9, 2024

  CORBIN — After a three-game win streak to advance to the District 4 final four (ages 11-12), the Tri-City All Stars’ run came to an end Monday with a 16-0...

Team members include, from left, front row: Jordan Miracle, Noah Gambrel, Kenton Burnett, Zayden Gibson and Donnie Maidon; back row: Colton Johnson, Tanner Simpson, Jeffery Fuson, Brody Sanders, Gunnar Christopher, Zack Patterson and Waylon Maidon; not pictured: coaches Jeremy Sanders, T.R. Christopher and Todd Fuson.
MPB All Stars (11-12)
June 28, 2024
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Akal keeping a promise to his mom with decision to continue football career at EKU
Kentucky coach Mark Pope talked with freshman Trent Noah, a former Harlan County all-stater, during a recent practice session.
Pope says he's 'really close' to completing first UK schedule
By Keith Taylor, Kentucky Today • June 28, 2024

LEXINGTON (KT) — Kentucky coach Mark Pope has his first roster intact and is busy finalizing a schedule for next season and beyond. Pope...

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...

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From The Sidelines: If this is a dream, let me sleep a little more
By John Henson, Managing Editor • March 24, 2024

Like finding yourself in an episode from the Twilight Zone, I started to wonder this week if what I was watching happen at Rupp Arena could really...

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...

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.
Brayden Casolari placed eighth out of 144 golfers in the Kentucky Junior Am Event last week in Prospect.
Casolari closes strong to finish eighth at Kentucky Junior Am
July 4, 2024

Harlan County High School junior Brayden Casolari continues to compete against some of the best junior golfers in the nation the past two weeks,...

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