Bear Tracks

‘Coach E’ to the rescue

‘Coach E’ to the rescue

September 6, 2016

Stranded in a bus on the side of U.S. 119 in Cumberland on the way to a football game at Harlan High School, the South Floyd football team probably felt luck was not on their side Friday afternoon. As it turned out, their luck wasn’t as bad as they thought, especially when Jerry Edwards passed by...

Hatfield delivers address at UK program

Sierra Hatfield, a Harlan County High School graduate, was the sophomore representative selected to speak at the University of Kentucky New Student Orientation program over the weekend.

John Henson, Bear Tracks adviser

August 23, 2016

One year after being a new student herself, Sierra Hatfield was at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday as the sophomore representative selected to speak at the University of Kentucky New Student Orientation. “She delivered an awesome, inspiring speech,” said Harlan County Judge-Executive Dan Mosley,...

Lady Bears counting on ‘team’ effort

Team members include, from left, front row: Cali Asher, Paighton Freeman, Olivia Minor, Whitney Couch, Hannah Sturgill, Lori Barton, Courtney Polk and Matessa Cox; middle row: Krista Burke, Sophia Sergent, Chelsey Noe, Kimber Collins, Chelsey Caldwell, Abigail Stephens, Kathryn Bailey and Elizabeth Ball; back row: Miranda Cook, Brooklyn Collins, Natalie Middleton, Morgan Burke, Valaree Day, Haley Blakley, Elyse Turner, Emily Long and Madison Blanton.

John Henson, Bear Tracks adviser

August 13, 2016

From 20 wins and a trip to the regional semifinals in 2013 to a 5-24 nightmare last year, the Harlan County Lady Bears and first-year coach Stacy Noe are hoping to reverse a slide that has dropped them to near the bottom of the 13th Region standings. Step one in the process, according to Noe, is not...

‘Frosh Day’ greetings at HCHS

Harlan County High School seniors Cameron Carmical and Tabitha Kilgore talked with a group of incoming freshman during the Frosh Day program Tuesday at HCHS. Carmical and Kilgore are members of the school’s Link Crew, a group designed to help ease the transition to high school.

August 13, 2016

Greeted by high fives from a line of seniors as they headed down the narrow hallway of the Harlan County High School auditorium, the incoming freshman class at Harlan County High School received a rock star greeting Tuesday. For a high school freshman probably more than a little worried about starting...

Training day at HC

Members of the Harlan County High School Link Crew worked during an orientation session earlier this week led by HCHS teacher Holly Alred, the Link Crew adviser.

August 3, 2016

For a group of Harlan County High School seniors, school started a little early on Monday with a training day for the HCHS Link Crew in preparation for Frosh Orientation Day on Aug. 9. The HCHS Link Crew is a new leadership program led by students. Link leaders are upperclassmen who are good role...

HCHS football 2016

Team members include, from left, first row: Ben Landis, Cameron Smitty, Jay Harris, Thomas Haught, Morgan Day, Jared Creech, Jacob Bailey, Tyler Casolari, Thomas Potter, Tyler Helton, Noah Saylor, Trevor Shot, Allen Caudill, Chris English, Jacob Howard, Nick Helton and Grover Saylor; second row: Ian Downey, Jessica Caudill, Chelsey Noe, Dana Mills, Jody Gluck, Chad Wood, Denny Farmer, Matt Duckworth, Zach Caldwell, Eddie Creech, Scott Caldwell, Needham Saylor, Jeff Branson, Jeff Day, Ed Creech, Astria Steele, Becca Abner and Chelsey Caldwell; third row: T.J. Baldwin, Jacob Cornett, Chris Lewis, Braden Shelton, John Cloud, Cade Pennington, Eli Lewis, Xzavier Simmons, Marcus Kelly, Noah Wood, Alex Milot, Ethan Anderson and Dawson Caudill; fourth row: Colby King, Robert Burgan, Christian Boggs, Trent Smith, Braydan Roark, Bradley WIlson, Jordan Howard, Alex Hamilton, Evan Aslinger, Luke Holbrook, Paul Stapleton, Austin Caudill, Matt Bailey and Rhett Alred; fifth row: Sebastian Stewart, Chase Coker, Dalton Johnson, Garry Henson, A.J. Simmons, Kyton Joseph, Cameron Nease, Caleb Carmical, Hunter Owens, Kennon Napier, Tyrese Simmons, Mikey Ellison and Jacob Ward; back row: Sean Johnson, Devon Rodrigues, Ethan Robinson, Andrew Baker, Jacob Branson, Chandler Funk, Robbie Blevins, Josh Downey, Lamar Burkhart, Ethan Baird, Elisha Smallwood, Colby Cochran, Jake Casolari and Quintin Mickens.

July 28, 2016

HCHS 2016 schedule Aug. 19* vs Pulaski County (at Southwestern) Aug. 26* Clay County Sept. 2* at Belfry Sept. 9* at Knox Central Sept. 16* Johnson Central Sept. 23* North Laurel Sept. 30* at Letcher Central Oct. 14* Whitley County Oct. 21* at Perry Central Oct. 28* Bell County

Green competes in national tourney

Green competes in national tourney

May 2, 2016

Harlan County sophomore guard Blair Green played with and against many of the nation’s top high school players over the weekend in the USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “It was also just an unbelievable opportunity to play...

HCHS program offers help for freshmen

Harlan County High School Link Crew leaders, from left, Cameron Carmical, Rhett Alred, Emma Day and Kali Nolan worked on plans for the program, which will begin during the 2016-2017 school year and is designed to help incoming freshmen adapt to high school by working with older students.

Haley Hensley, Bear Tracks

April 30, 2016

Providing a link to all that eastern Kentucky's newest state of the art high school has to offer for incoming freshmen is the goal of the Harlan High School Link Crew. The program is currently in the planning stages with 60 current juniors being selected to become link leaders and participate in the...

Harlan County students visit Morehead

Harlan County High School students visiting Morehead State University on April 25.

April 26, 2016

Harlan County High School students enrolled in the dual credit program through Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College visited Morehead State University on April 25. The trip, made possible with Kentucky AHED funds, featured a campus tour, admissions presentation and lunch at MSU Dining Services....

Harlan County art

Art portfolio students who worked on a banner in Ryan Coots’ art classroom at HCHS included, from left, Colin Early, Cassi Williamson, McKensi Johnson, Trey Nantz and Jordan Hackworth.

April 21, 2016

Art portfolio students at Harlan County High School have spent the last two weeks working on a banner that will hang at the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) Summit in Pineville on April 27. The banner, which is representative of Harlan County, will show people from around the state what...

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