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Harlan County High School senior Matt Lewis signed with the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday to continue his golf and academic career at the University of the Cumberlands. Pictured at the signing ceremony are, from left: HCHS golf coach Greg Lewis, Matt Lewis, Jessica Lewis and University of the Cumberlands golf coach Aaron Watkins.

Lewis becomes first HC golfer to continue in college with decision to sign with Cumberlands

By John Henson, Bear Tracks advisor November 21, 2022

As a senior at James A. Cawood High School in 2008, Aaron Watkins became the final golfer at his school to sign a scholarship to play golf in college with the University of the Cumberlands. Watkins returned...

The Harlan County girls won the Southeastern Kentucky Conference meet on Tuesday at Bell County High School. Team members include, from left, front row: Aliyah Deleon, Kendall Brock and Lainey Garrett; back row: assistant coach Miranda Epperson, Taylor Clem, Summer Farley, Peyton Lunsford, Olivia Kelly, Sophie Day, Leah Taulbee and Riley Key.

HCHS girls, Lunsford take top spots in SEKC meet

By John Henson, Bear Tracks October 13, 2021

The Harlan County girls team and freshman Peyton Lunsford swept the top two spots Tuesday in the Southeastern Kentucky Conference cross country meet at Bell County High School. Lunsford won...

The Harlan County soccer team captured the 50th District Tournament title with a 2-1 win over Barbourville on Wednesday. The 8-6 Black Bears advance to regional competition.

Black Bears capture first district soccer title in school history

October 10, 2021

Harlan County captured the 50th District Tournament championship with a 2-1 win over Barbourville on Wednesday. The Black Bears avenged two previous losses to Barbourville in the regular season. Cayden...

Harlan Countys Leah Taulbee battled for the ball in recent soccer action.

HC’s Taulbee is a three-sport standout who also stars in classroom

By Chad Middleton, Contributing Writer October 3, 2021

While many athletes of today choose to specialize in one sport, Harlan County senior Leah Taulbee prefers a more varied approach to athletics as she balances three sports while maintaining a 4.0...

Shelby Engle Burton has been named the new softball coach at Harlan County High School. Burton has coached basketball at James A. Cawood Elementary School for the past 14 years. She also coached middle school softball for two years.

Burton takes over as leader of HCHS softball program

By John Henson, Bear Tracks September 20, 2021

The idea that Shelby Engle Burton would eventually coach on the high school level is not at all a surprise. She literally grew up in coaching as her father, Tim Engle, has coached basketball at various...

Team members include, from left, first row: Gracie Ewing, Lindsey Browning, Kamryn Hoiska, Lily Caballero, Serenity Whitehead and Mallory Taylor; second row: Taylor Clem, Abby Sherman, Alexis Freeman, Kylee Hoiska, Lesleigh Brown, Brooklyn Woods, Emilee Eldridge, Ashton Evans, Chloe Shelton and Aviya Halcomb; back row: coach Dixie Ewing, coach Cathy York, Madison Daniels, Kalista Dunn, Jayde Parker, Kaitlyn Daniels, Samantha Arrowood, Kylee Moyers, Destiny Cornett, Lindsay Hall and coach Christina Spurlock.

Spurlock excited about Lady Bears’ chances to build on last year’s strong finish

September 1, 2021

With the sting of three straight losing seasons fresh in their memories, the Harlan County Lady Bears and coach Christina Spurlock are determined to change their fortunes in 2021 with a six-girl senior...

HCHS girls soccer

HCHS girls soccer

September 1, 2021

Team members include, from left, front row: Jonah Swanner, Brayden Howard, Jacob Middleton, Brady Huskey, Nick Craig, Braxton Cloud, Plez Dean, Luke Kelly, Andrew Johnson, James Ryan Howard, Darren Alred, Josh Napier and Ryley Mefford; middle row: Will Cassim, Trevor Cloud, Josh Sergent, Luke Carr, Dakota Turner, Thomas Jordan, Johnny Brock, Issac Downs, Bryan Howard, Dallas Sergent, Gavon Spurlock, Bradley Young, Dalton Bray, William Jones and Mason Beach; back row: Zack Potter, Ethan Rhymer, Carter Howard, Jacob Shoemaker, Tanner Griffin, Jared Rhymer, Ethan Shepherd, Demarco Hopkins, Jamison Wilkinson, Alex Sanders, Connor Blevins, Ethan Caldwell, Seth Robinson, Andrew Roark and Bradley Henson.

Black Bears open season

September 1, 2021

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