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Bell County running back Daniel Thomas was selected as Kentuckys Mr. Football for the 2023 season on Saturday. He ran for 3,817 yards this season and scored a state record 54 rushing touchdowns with 373 points.
Bell's Thomas named Kentucky's Mr. Football
December 9, 2023

In a historic season that will be etched in the annals of Kentucky high school football, Daniel Thomas has emerged as the undisputed star, earning the prestigious title of Mr. Kentucky Football. His exceptional performance on...

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...

Anthony Nolan has stepped down after 22 seasons of coaching in Harlan County, the last 10 as girls coach at HCHS. He won over 64 percent of his games with a 411-229 record as both a boys and girls coach.
Nolan steps down after 22-year basketball coaching career that included 411 wins at HC, JACHS
By John Henson, Managing Editor • April 12, 2024

In a 22-year coaching career at Cawood and Harlan County high schools, Anthony Nolan was the model of consistency. He posted a 210-132 record as the boys coach at Cawood in...

Harlan County senior guard Trent Noah is an all-state selection for the third year and was second in votes on this years Herald-Leader squad after averaging just under 30 points a game for the state runner up squad.
Harlan County's Noah, Huff are selected to all-state squad
April 3, 2024

In a month of firsts for the Harlan County High School basketball program, Trent Noah and Maddox Huff added another accomplishment to the list Wednesday as they were each named...

Harlan County freshman Alexis Adams struck out 18 as the Lady Bears won 11-0 on Tuesday at Bell County.
Adams strikes out 18 as HCHS coasts to district win at Bell
April 17, 2024

Harlan County freshman Alexis Adams dominated as she recorded all 18 outs via strikeouts as the Lady Bears won 11-0 on Tuesday at Bell County. Adams gave up only three hits and...

Harlan first baseman Abbi Fields had two singles on Tuesday as part of a 17-hit attack in the Lady Dragons’ 13-10 win over visiting Middlesboro.
Lady Dragons' offensive surge continues in win over Mboro
April 17, 2024

With a 13-10 victory Tuesday over visiting Middlesboro, the Harlan Lady Dragons topped their win total from a year ago as they improved to 7-8 after a 6-21 finish last season. It’s...

Harlan County junior Kaitlyn Daniels won matches on Monday and Tuesday as the Lady Bears improved to 6-0 as a team.
HCHS tennis teams sweep Letcher Central, Pineville
April 17, 2024

Harlan County swept Letcher Central on Monday and Pineville on Tuesday in tennis action. The Lady Bears won 7-2 and the Bears won 4-2 over visiting...

Adelynn Burgan pitched a shutout with eight strikeouts and no walks as Harlan defeated Middlesboro 16-0 in middle school softball action.
LOCAL SPORTS
April 17, 2024

Burgan pitches 4-hitter as Lady Dragons blank Middlesboro Adelynn Burgan tossed a shutout with eight strikeouts and no walks as Harlan coasted to a 16-0 win Tuesday at...

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April 9, 2024

  Lady Dragons edge Bell as Burgan fans 17 The Harlan Lady Dragons improved to 4-2 in middle school softball action with a 9-8 win in eight innings on Monday over...

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LOCAL SPORTS
March 29, 2024
Maddy Fields pitched a one-hitter as Harlan County opened the middle school softball season with a 16-0 win over Bell County.
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March 20, 2024
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HCHS tennis teams sweep Letcher Central, Pineville
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...

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...

John Henson
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.
Harlan Countys Elijah Moore is pictured in tennis action this week.
HCHS sweeps Middlesboro, then splits match with Knox Central
March 29, 2024

The Harlan County tennis team swept Middlesboro on Thursday and split with Knox Central on Friday. The Lady Bears, ranked 17th in the state...

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