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...

New Harlan County football coach Jacob Saylor talked with his returning players in a meeting Tuesday at the HCHS auditorium.
Saylor ready ‘to go to work’ as new HCHS football coach
By John Henson, Managing Editor • November 29, 2023

  Jacob Saylor watched the Harlan County High School football program from day one, including the four straight district titles and 5A regional championships in 2010, 2012 and 2017. He also saw the program slowly decline,...

Harlan County forward Caleb Johnson, pictured in Saturdays game against Ashland Blazer, had a career-high 19 points on Monday as the Black Bears routed Letcher Central 73-36 on Monday in the WYMT Mountain Classic.
Black Bears find balance during WYMT Classic rout of Letcher
December 4, 2023


Billy Hicks is pictured coaching his Scott County team during the 2019 state tournament, his last season as a coach.
Despite all his success, Hicks never forgot where he started
By John Henson, Managing Editor • December 4, 2023

Harlan County and its history have become increasingly important parts of my life the older I get as I spend more time reflecting about the past and all the people I’ve had the...

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

The Harlan County Trailer Park Boys won the 18-under Battle of Bloody Harlan Tournament host by Smoky Mountain Tournaments on Sunday at the HCHS field. Team members include, from left: Tristan Cooper, Samuel Henson, Jonah Swanner, Will Cassim, coach Scott Bailey Issac Kelly. Mason Himes, Chance Sturgill, Jesse Gilbert, Zayden Casolari, Josh Duckworth, Alex Creech, Gunner Burkhart and Brayden Morris
Harlan County team wins Battle of Bloody Harlan tourney
July 24, 2023

Harlan County’s Trailer Park Boys, the summer AAU team for the HCHS baseball program, won the 18-under Battle of Bloody Harlan Tournament host by Smoky Mountain Tournaments...

Bell County senior Hayden Canady recorded a pin in the Bobcats win Tuesday at Barbourville.
Bell County boys, girls each win three-team meet at Barbourville
November 29, 2023

The Bell County boys wrestling team opened its season in grand fashion Tuesday at Barbourville High School in duals against Barbourville and...

The Harlan Monarchs won the fourth-grade division of the Shooting Stars Classic on Saturday in Johnson City, Tenn.Team members include, from left, front row: Baylee Clark, Elly Thomas, Addison Sanford, Kelsey Myers and Julianne Miller; back row: Addison Dunson, Everly Freyer, Kialia Phillips, Blakely Snelling and Zoey Collett.
Harlan Monarchs win Shooting Stars Classic at Johnson City
December 3, 2023

Wallins Izack Saylor put up a shot on Monday at James A. Cawood. Saylor scored 25 points on Tuesday in the Purple Devils win over Cumberland.
November 29, 2023

  Rosspoint downs Knox to stay perfect In a battle of unbeaten teams, Rosspoint rallied in the fourth quarter for a 55-44 win Saturday at Knox Central in fifth-...

Brenton Bargo (left) and Kaden Jones, both of James A. Cawood, battled with Wallins Mason Howard for a loose ball in middle school basketball action Monday.
November 27, 2023
Harlan guard Jaxson Perry raced down the court in Mondays middle school game against visiting Williamsburg. Perry scored 16 points on Tuesday as the Dragons defeated Middlesboro 47-38.
November 22, 2023
Harlan coach Paul Hearld talked with his team during a timeout on Friday in the Green Dragons 61-49 win over visiting Lee, Va.
November 17, 2023
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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...

Shane Shackleford
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.
Garrison Warren
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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