Harlan County 606 Elite wins tourney in Pigeon Forge


The Harlan County 606 Elite team, a local seventh-grade AAU squad, won a tournament in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., over the weekend. Team members include, from left, front row: Tanner Russell, Jaxson Perry, Dylan Collins, Cruz Galloway and Josiah Smith; back row: Brady Smith, Dyson Freeman, Eli Noe, Ryan Day, Dylan Madden and Tucker Curtis.

By Hannah Day, Contributing Writer

Opponents during basketball season from November to February, several of Harlan County’s top seventh-grade basketball players are now on the same team as members of Harlan County 606 Elite.
The squad was perfect over the weekend during a tournament in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Harlan County 606 Elite defeated Tennessee Swish 46-45, The Crossovers 49-47, 865 Elite 54-43 and Tennessee Swish 44-41 in the championship game.
Team members include Ryan Day and Eli Noe from Wallins; Tanner Russell, Dylan Collins, Cruz Galloway, Dyson Freeman and Josiah Smith from Evarts; Brady Smith and Tucker Curtis from Cawood; Jaxson Perry from Harlan; and Dylan Madden from Black Mountain.