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Black Bears win region

Black Bears win region

November 20, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

SOMERSET — From 1-4 to regional champions, the Harlan County Black Bears continued perhaps the most unlikely journey to a championship in county football history with a 23-18 win Friday against regional favorite Southwestern on the Warriors’ home field. After starting the season with four losses...

HCHS students help tell county’s story

HCHS students help tell county’s story

October 15, 2017


Filed under Art & Drama, News, Showcase

Telling Harlan County’s story through the eyes of students was the goal of the Creative Asset Mapping project on Sept. 19-21 at Harlan County High School. The project was supported by an award from the National Endowment of the Arts and facilitated by Partners for Education at Berea College (PFE)....

HCHS students celebrate GEAR UP Week

HCHS students celebrate GEAR UP Week

Megan McKnight, Bear Tracks Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Harlan County High School students celebrated the 2017 National GEAR UP Week recently. GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a seven-year program funded by the United States’ Department of Education to help students become mentally and financially...

Hilton’s students experiment with pennies

Hilton’s students experiment with pennies

Lindsey Fields, Bear Tracks

October 4, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Fun science experiments are not only for grade schoolers and middle schoolers, as Jennifer Hilton’s dual credit biology students at Harlan County High School found out during a surprise experiment. Students learned that water molecules develop a small layer of “skin” which can help water droplets...

Life-saving life skills

Life-saving life skills

September 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Students in the two life skills classes at Harlan County High School participated in a CPR class Monday led by Harlan County School District health coordinator Christy Whitaker. Students can become certified if they complete all three classes held during the trimester. The CPR class is part of the...

Green named homecoming queen

Green named homecoming queen

September 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Lady Bears open home schedule with win

Lady Bears open home schedule with win

September 3, 2017


Filed under Girls Soccer, Showcase

The Harlan County Lady Bears opened their home schedule with a 4-1 win over Knox Central. “We controlled the ball, we controlled possession, our defense played well and our offense made good runs. We could have easily had a few more goals, but we just struggled putting it home," Harlan County coach...

Anama-Green to lead state language group

Anama-Green to lead state language group

John Henson, Bear Tracks adviser

September 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Emmanuel Anama-Green works to bring the world to his students as a Spanish teacher at Harlan County High School, providing a variety of ways for the local teenagers to communicate in another language. He has now put Harlan County in the center of language education in Kentucky with his recent selection...

Davis tells HCHS students to follow their dreams

Davis tells HCHS students to follow their dreams

Megan McKnight, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Hasan Davis, a motivational speaker and youth advocate, made a stop at Harlan County High School on Thursday to encourage students to follow their dreams. “It’s going to be up to you to dig deep and find realization and find the courage to see something different and then to make that the truth,”...

Bears open season with rout of Ashland

Bears open season with rout of Ashland

August 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When a 28-point lead was cut to 14 in a six-minute span of the third quarter, Harlan County fans in attendance Saturday at Coal Miners Memorial Stadium had to wonder if this could be a repeat of a season ago when the Black Bears made a habit of letting games get away in the fourth quarter on the way...

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