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John Henson

John Henson, Managing Editor

John Henson has covered sports since 1985 for the Harlan Daily Enterprise, the Cats Pause and harlancountysports.com, winning numerous Kentucky Press Association awards during that time. He also served as managing editor for 15 years and now teaches writing at Harlan County High School as part of the Gear Up program.

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Harlan County coach Ryan Vitatoe talked with his team before Saturdays Black Bear Invitational.

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October 10, 2021
Harlan Countys Peyton Lunsford was the Area 9 winner on Saturday.

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October 10, 2021
Daniel Joseph led Harlan County runners on Saturday in the Black Bears Invitational and the Area 9 race.

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October 10, 2021
Harlan Countys Matt Yeary competed in the Black Bears Invitational on Saturday.

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October 2, 2021
Runners headed down the hill at the HCHS course on Saturday.

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October 2, 2021
Peyshaunce Wynn scored 15 points in Harlans 40-24 win over Pineville in the All A Classic league finals.

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September 25, 2021
The Pineville Lady Lions placed second in the 13th Region All A Classic Tournament on Saturday.

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September 25, 2021
Addison Campbell led Harlan with 19 points as the Lady Dragons defeated Pineville 40-24 in the All A Classic tournament finals on Saturday.

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September 25, 2021
Harlan linebacker R.W. Sanford pulled downed Jenkins Seth Hall for a loss in the Green Dragons 30-0 win on Thursday.

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September 8, 2021
Team members include, from left, front row: Abby Elliott, Kelly Wright and Whitney Bray; back row: coach Tim Engle, Kaylissa Daniels, Lacy Robinson, Hayley Ward, Jaiden Marlowe and coach Shelby Engle.

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August 18, 2021
Team members include, from left, front row: Braylee Engle, Sophie Day, Emmalyn Branson, Addison Gray and Maggie Clem; back row: Rhileigh Duff, Madi Nolan, Emma Nolan, Aubree Hensley and Lindsey Skidmore.

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August 18, 2021
Team members include, from left, front row: Anna Thomas, Brooklyn Burke, Macy Jones and Riley Jo Aslinger; back row: coach Glenn Ford, Rheagan Halcomb, Braelynn Langley, Julia Vick, Willow Peace, Trinity Jones and coach John Middleton; not pictured: Tori Robinson and Chelsey Farley.

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August 18, 2021
Team members inlcude, from left, front row: Addy Cochran, Allison Noe, Emily Moore and Lily Moore; back row: coach Hannah Stephens, Taylor Reeves, Riley Clem, Jinna Smith, Haydlei Stewart and coach Teddy Stephens.

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August 15, 2021
Team members include, from left, front row: Ashlynn North, Addison Surber, Julionna Johnson, Scarlett Creech and Emma Quillen; back row: coach Bill Scott Lilly Scott, Alli Adams, Olivia Middleton, Hazel Fields, Miley Boggs, coach Devin Watts and coach Marcus Creech.

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August 15, 2021
Team members include, from left, front row: Sadie Woodard, Brooklyn Middleton, Madison Vick, Audrianna Stewart, Macie Sizemore, Josie Thomas and Serenity Thomas; back row: coach James Smith, Rylee Napier, Shawnee Peace, Khloe Carr, Octavia Wright, Crissalyn Jones, Rylie Griffith and coach Glenn Ford.

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August 15, 2021
Team members include, from left, front row: Bailey Burkhart, Jayla Dillman, Gracie Youngs and Anessia Carroll; back row: Mylee Botts, Dani Bennett, Carly Turner, Madison Wehner and Kelsie Middleton.

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August 15, 2021
Team members include, from left, front row: Addy Creech, JaLynn Pennington, Elizabeth Ball, Aniston Burton, Taylynn Napier, Emily Marsee and Ally Fee; back row: coach Shelby Burton, Lia Kate Carter, Haley Berry, Clarissa Yost, Addy Davis, Natalie Moore, Alyssa Napier and Maddy Fields; not pictured: Carmen Thomas.

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August 15, 2021
Harlan coach Eric Perry talked with quarterback Cade Middleton during a practice session Tuesday. The Green Dragons open their season Aug. 20 at Berea.

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July 20, 2021
Michael Torres took the snap at quarterback in Harlan Countys middle school practice earlier in the week.

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July 20, 2021
Jayce Brown followed a block from Shemar Carr in Harlan Countys eighth-grade football practice on Monday.

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July 20, 2021
Jake Brewer went after a pitch in action from the District 4 Tournament at Leslie County High School. Brewer had hits in both games, but Tri-City fell twice to Leslie County.

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July 14, 2021
Tri-City All-Star Josh Duckworth delivered a pitch in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday at Leslie County.

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July 14, 2021
Jesse Gilbert threw a pitch early in District 4 Tournament action Wednesday.

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July 11, 2021
Tri-City shortstop Lexi Adams made a throw in District 4 Tournament action Tuesday.

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July 6, 2021
Hazard/Perrys Peyton Fields delivered a pitch in action from the District 4 finals on Tuesday. Fields pitched a two-hitter in Hazards 10-3 win.

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July 6, 2021
Aly Sherman pitched three hitless innings for the Tri-City All-Stars on Tuesday in the District 4 finals.

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July 6, 2021
Harlan junior center Derek Pruitt looked to make a pass in scrimmage action Wednesday against Jackson County.

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June 25, 2021
Harlan junior forward Jaeden Gist directed traffic as he set up a play in scrimmage action at Williamsburg. The Dragons fell 68-35 to Jackson County.

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June 25, 2021
Harlan County freshman Peyton Lunsford worked around a Lee defender in a scrimmage game Tuesday. The Lady Bears won both junior varsity and varsity scrimmages.

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June 23, 2021
Harlan County eighth-grader Cheyenne Rhymer battled for a loose ball in scrimmage action Tuesday. Rhymer scored six points as the Lady Bears defeated Lee 21-8 in junior varsity action.

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June 23, 2021
Participants in the Black Bears Football Camp worked on tackling drills under the direction of HCHS football coach Amos McCreary.

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June 23, 2021
First-year Harlan County High School football coach Amos McCreary instructed participants in the Black Bears Football on Saturday on the fundamentals of tackling.

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June 23, 2021
The Black Bears Football Camp was held on Saturday at Coal Miners Memorial Stadium and drew participants from across the county, including current members of the Harlan County High School football team. New HCHS football coach Amos McCreary led the camp, along with several members of his coaching staff. Campers were instructed on some of the basic fundamentals of football and participated in drills and games.

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June 20, 2021
Harlan County freshman guard Maddox Huff worked around a Jackson County defender on Tuesday. Huff scored 25 points in the Bears 70-49 victory.

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June 20, 2021
Harlan County coach Michael Jones talked with his team during summer scrimmages Tuesday at Leslie County. The Bears closed the summer with a 13-7 record.

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June 20, 2021
Harlan County guard Jonah Swanner worked around a Leslie County defender on Tuesday. Swanner scored 21 points in a win over Jackson County.

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June 20, 2021
Harlan County senior guard Jackson Huff scored seven points in a win over Jackson County and 25 in a win over Leslie County on Tuesday in Hyden.

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June 20, 2021
Jackson Huff looked for an opening against a Middlesboro defender in scrimmage action.

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June 14, 2021
Harlan County freshman guard Maddox Huff worked to the basket in action earlier this summer. The Black Bears split four varsity scrimmages over the weekend in Lexington.

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June 14, 2021
Harlan County guard Jonah Swanner worked inside against North Laurel on Tuesday at Knox Central.

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June 8, 2021
Freshman center Jaycee Carter worked his way to the basket in scrimmage action against North Laurel.

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June 8, 2021
Freshman guard Brody Napier headed to the basket in junior varsity action Tuesday against North Laurel.

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June 8, 2021
Harlans Jordan Akal went up to make a pass in scrimmage action against Pulaski County. Akal poured in 33 points, but Pulaski rallied from a 13-point deficit to win 81-67.

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June 8, 2021
Harlan County guard Daniel Carmical scored nine points in the Bears 51-48 loss to Perry Central.

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May 27, 2021
Harlan County guard Caleb Johnson is pictured during scrimmage action Thursday against Hazard.

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May 27, 2021
Harlan County freshman point guard Brody Napier worked to the basket in scrimmage action Thursday at Hazard. Napier scored 11 points in the Bears 35-33 loss.

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May 27, 2021
Caleb Rigney led the HCHS boys at the Area 9 meet as he won the 1,600-meter run, the 800-meter run and the 4 x 800 relay, while finishing second in the 4 x 400 relay.

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May 10, 2021
Harlan County senior Kassy Owens was a winner in four events on Saturday at the Area 9 meet.

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May 10, 2021
Harlan County Schools Superintendent Brent Roark (left), HCHS Principal Kathy Minor and athletic director Eugene Farmer (right) are pictured with new HCHS football coach Amos McCreary just after he met with players on Tuesday at the school.

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May 4, 2021
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