Bear Tracks

Teen Corner – Hard work required to reach your goals

Teen Corner - Hard work required to reach your goals

February 25, 2018

Throughout my four years of high school, I have been faced with many difficult decisions and obstacles, college being the toughest by far. Deciding on a major and the school to attend has caused me to have a lot of unwanted stress. However, I knew the day to make a definite decision for my life would...

Lady Bears rout Harlan in district finals

The Harlan County Lady Bears are pictured with their championship trophy after defeating Harlan in the 52nd District Tournament finals.

John Henson, Bears Tracks Advisor

February 25, 2018

MIDDLESBORO — In a season of record-breaking domination in the 52nd District, the Harlan County Lady Bears set one more record in winning their second straight 52nd District Tournament title on Thursday at Middlesboro HIgh School. Harlan County (25-2) took control ln the second quarter on the way...

Black Bears win fourth straight title

The Harlan County Black Bears celebrated their fourth straight 52nd District Tournament title after edging Harlan 46-43 on Friday.

John Henson, Bears Tracks Advisor

February 25, 2018

MIDDLESBORO — Senior point guard Andrew Creech has known nothing but championships in his four-year run as a member of the Harlan County High School basketball program. He made sure the Black Bears would join some elite company when his buzzer-beating 3-pointer went through the net to send HCHS to...

Green selected as HCHS basketball sweetheart

Green selected as HCHS basketball sweetheart

February 10, 2018

Harlan County High School senior Blair Green was crowned the HCHS Basketball Sweetheart in ceremonies before Tuesday’s game against Corbin. Green was escorted by senior guard Drew Nolan.

Black Bears win region

Black Bears win region

November 20, 2017

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

Some of the top art work by Harlan County High School students was displayed during the Creative Asset Mapping project.

October 15, 2017

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

Students at Harlan County High School celebrated GEAR UP week recently by dressing in themed attire. Monday was for camouflage, Tuesday was for hats, Wednesday for neon colors, Thursday for dressing as a future career, and Friday was for favorite college sports teams. Colby King, Jacob Renfro and Tyrese Simmons had fun on Hat Day.

Megan McKnight, Bear Tracks Editor

October 4, 2017

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

Shaun Warren, Lindsey Fields and Malia Williams were among the participants in a science project led by Harlan County High School teacher Jennifer Hilton.

Lindsey Fields, Bear Tracks

October 4, 2017

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...

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