Bear Tracks

Life-saving life skills

HCHS senior Justin McQueen practiced the Heimlich maneuver as part of the lesson on saving lives by health coordinator Christy Whitaker in John Henson's life skills classes.

September 20, 2017

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

Hunter Smallwood | Bear Tracks

Harlan County High School senior Blair Green was named homecoming queen in ceremonies before Friday’s game at Coal Miners Memorial Stadium.

September 10, 2017

Lady Bears open home schedule with win

Harlan County’s Madison Blanton collided with a Knox Central player in soccer action last week at the James A. Cawood field. HCHS won 4-1 in its home opener, improving to 2-1-1 on the season.

September 3, 2017

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

Harlan High School Principal Edna Burkhart presented an award to Spanish teacher Emmanuel Anama-Green for his recent selection as president-elect of the Kentucky World Language Association.

John Henson, Bear Tracks adviser

September 3, 2017

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

Hasan Davis talked to Harlan County High School students about working hard to achieve their dreams.

Megan McKnight, Staff Writer

August 28, 2017

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

Senior running back Christian Hall scored two touchdowns in the Black Bears' 49-28 win Saturday over visiting Ashland Blazer.

August 21, 2017

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...

Student Senators

Harlan County High School was represented at the ARI Student Senate induction ceremonies on Thursday in Pikeville by senior Breanna Epperson and junior Garry Henson. The ARI Student Senate is a student agency component of the U.S. Race to the Top Grant received by Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and is comprised of students from 17 school districts in the region. Each district selects one junior and one senior to send to the Senate. Over the coming year, Student Senate members will work toward a more participatory role for students, as full partners in their education, through avenues of academics, community service, and school culture, focusing on themes of community health, economic development and energy.

August 21, 2017

HCHS students participating in reading program

Summer Reading 2017 will open Thursday at the Harlan Public Library. Cheyenne Coogle (left) and Casey Ledford talked with Harlan Public Library director Richard Haynes about plans for this year’s program.

John Henson, Bear Tracks advisor

June 7, 2017

Able to travel the world with Harry Potter or Edward Cullen while never leaving the Harlan Public Library, Cheyenne Coogle has no trouble explaining why she loves to read and plans to be part of Summer Reading 2017, which opens Thursday at the library. “It’s relaxing and blocks the outside world,...

Bears’ title run sparks ‘sweet’ memories

Bill Scott (left) was the coach and Eddie Creech was the star senior point guard when Cumberland won the 13th Region Tournament title in 2003. Both are now teachers at Harlan County High School and reflected on their memories of 14 years ago after HCHS won the school’s first regional title and the first for the county since Cumberland’s championship.

John Henson, Bear Tracks Advisor

March 14, 2017

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...

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