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HCHS targets archery as newest sport

John Henson / Bear Tracks

Members of the Harlan County High School archery team include, from left, front row: Andrea Dean, Sasha Patterson, Rochelle Paguio, Kayla Bolin, Emily Evans, Baili Boggs, Breanna Faulkner and Dylan Gross; back row: coach Damon Lewis, Drew Nolan, Eli Lewis, Jeffrey Ramsey, Michael Ellison, Jimmy Rouse, Paul Browning, Calvin Gross and Trevor Wilson; not pictured: Shaun Warren and Lonnie Whitehead.

Ka'ssee Robinson, Bear Tracks Editor

March 13, 2017

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...

Bears earn ‘sweetest’ win in school history

The Harlan County Black Bears are pictured with their championship trophy after defeating Corbin 67-65 on Monday at the Corbin Arena. The 31-3 Bears will play the 10th Region champion on March 15 at Rupp Arena. It was the first regional basketball championship in the nine-year history of Harlan County High School.

John Henson, Bear Tracks advisor

March 7, 2017

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...

Lieutenant governor visits HCHS

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton (second from left) met with Harlan County school officials before talking with students at Harlan County High School. She is pictured with Harlan County Schools Superintendent Mike Howard, Harlan County High School Principal Edna Burkhart and Harlan County High School assistant principal Mark Bailey.

February 1, 2017

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton toured Harlan County High School on Tuesday then presented a challenge to students during a program in the school’s auditorium. “Put on your thinking caps,” said Hampton as she told students about her statewide entrepreneurship challenge. “I find young people to be...

Lady Bears win WYMT Mountain Classic

The Harlan County Lady Bears are pictured with their championship trophy and banner after winning the WYMT Mountain Classic title, the first in county history. Team members include, from left, front row: Morgan Blakley, Phebe McHargue, K.K. Johnson and Dixie Ewing; back row: Rebecca Middleton, Macie Napier, Hannay Gaw, Lainey Cox, Kaylea Gross, Shelby McDaniel, Blair Green, Breann Turner, Morgan Napier, Brooklyn Wood and Emily Long.

January 8, 2017

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...

Link Crew members collect food to help needy

Members of the Harlan County High School Link Crew members are pictured after collecting over 1,100 cans as part of the Cram the Cruiser Food Drive.

December 15, 2016

Harlan County High School Link Crew members did their part to make the Cram the Cruiser Food Drive at the school a success, collecting over 1,100 cans at the school during the Dec. 1-9 drive. “We are excited about the success of the effort and the non-perishable food items that students and faculty...

Local students assisting Tennessee fire victims

Harlan County High School Beta Club officials include, from left: Autumn Dunaway - vice president; Terrance Stephens - treasurer; Miranda Cook - secretary; Daesha Carr – president; and Tina Lawson, sponsor.

December 9, 2016

The Harlan County High School Chapter of the National Beta Club has donated $1,000 to the fire relief effort in Sevier County, Tenn. The local Beta chapter is working with officials from the Sevier County School District, according to Tina Lawson, HCHS Beta sponsor. Community service is a mission of...

Songs of the season

The annual Harlan County Courthouse caroling program was held Tuesday evening as groups took part in the event sponsored by the Harlan County Fiscal Court, courthouse staff and the Harlan Arts Council. One of the many groups to liven up the cold night was the Harlan County High School Choir, under the direction of Jeanne Lee.

December 8, 2016

Lady Bears ready to take next step

Lady Bears ready to take next step

By John Henson, Bear Tracks adviser

December 1, 2016

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...

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