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Bears’ title run sparks ‘sweet’ memories

Bears’ title run sparks ‘sweet’ memories

John Henson, Bear Tracks Advisor
March 14, 2017 • 274 views
Filed under Boys Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Bill Scott admits it doesn’t usually take much to bring back his favorite March Madness memory, that amazing run of 2003 when the Cumberland Redskins shocked the state by rolling to the school’s first and only 13th Region Tournament title. Those memories were especially sharp last week as Scott...

HCHS targets archery as newest sport

HCHS targets archery as newest sport

Ka'ssee Robinson, Bear Tracks Editor
March 13, 2017 • 256 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

Harlan County High School seems to be on target with the latest edition to its athletic program. Following the termination of the school’s original archery program in 2011, numerous students expressed interest to begin a new team. The Harlan County Board of Education, along with the new head coach...

Archery off to strong start at HCHS

March 7, 2017 • 146 views
Filed under Sports

Harlan County High School seems to be on target with the latest edition to its athletic program. Proceeding the termination of the school’s original archery program in 2011, numerous students expressed interest to begin a new team. This year the school board, along with the new head coach Damon...

Bears earn ‘sweetest’ win in school history

Bears earn ‘sweetest’ win in school history

John Henson, Bear Tracks advisor
March 7, 2017 • 256 views
Filed under Boys Basketball, Showcase

In a season when the 13th Region is arguably as strong as it’s been since the mid 1990s, the Harlan County Black Bears found a way to win 30 games and still be an underdog, at least in the eyes of the people who handle the rankings that fans around the state spend the season debating. Harlan County...

Lady Bears win WYMT Mountain Classic

Lady Bears win WYMT Mountain Classic

January 8, 2017 • 405 views
Filed under Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Three weeks. Three tournaments. Three championships. The Harlan County Lady Bears likely moved themselves into the state’s top 20 and captured the first WYMT Mountain Classic title in county history by rolling past North Laurel 75-54 on Saturday at Perry Central High School. “I’m proud of...

HCHS cheerleaders win WYMT competition

HCHS cheerleaders win WYMT competition

January 8, 2017 • 330 views
Filed under Cheerleading, Showcase, Sports

Lady Bears ready to take next step

Lady Bears ready to take next step

By John Henson, Bear Tracks adviser
December 1, 2016 • 311 views
Filed under Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports

All signs seem to indicate the Harlan County Lady Bears are close to taking the final step in reaching the top of the 13th Region. After suffering through the worst season in school history in 2015, the Lady Bears bounced back nicely last year with a 23-9 record and a trip to the 13th Region Tournament...

Bears set sights on regional title

Bears set sights on regional title

By John Henson, Bear Tracks adviser
December 1, 2016 • 386 views
Filed under Boys Basketball, Showcase

A team coming off a 24-win season and two straight 52nd District Tournament titles, the Harlan County Black Bears have painted themselves into something of a corner. With all five starters coming back, including two with four years of starting experience, the Bears are left with only major unreached...

HCHS boys capture regional cross country title

HCHS boys capture regional cross country title

October 30, 2016 • 531 views
Filed under Cross Country, Showcase

Josh Lee and the Harlan County cross country boys team created a symmetrical bookend to their season Saturday. After opening the season in August with a second-place finish by Lee and a three-point victory at Boyd County, the boys copied those results in the Class 2A Region 7 championship as they...

Black Bears seek another region sweep

Black Bears seek another region sweep

Jarrod Sherman, Contributing Writer
October 23, 2016 • 349 views
Filed under Cross Country, Showcase

With more regional championships than every other athletic program in the school combined, Ryan Vitatoe’s Harlan County cross country squad is no stranger to success. But when the Black Bears toe the starting line Saturday in the Class 2A Region championship at Boyd County High School, they will...

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