Bear Tracks

Lewis brings passion for golf as new HCHS coach

John Henson, Black Bears advisor

August 20, 2019

Greg Lewis grew up as a baseball player, at least until a shoulder injury in college derailed his career. He found golf at that point and has never turned back. Lewis is working to introduce the sport to others as the new golf coach at Harlan County High School. “I fell in love with the game,”...

Ashley wins season-opening tourney

Caleb Ashley

August 14, 2019

Caleb Ashley opened his senior golf season in memorable fashion Monday by winning the season-opening tournament at the Wasioto Winds golf course in Pineville. Ashley shot a three-under par 33 to defeat Bell County’s Andrew Caldwell by four strokes. Middlesboro's Tyler Harris was third with a 38...

State champs – HCHS cheerleaders win at Sweet 16

Members of the Harlan County High School cheerleading squad posed with their state championship trophy Friday at Northern Kentucky University. Team members include, front left, front row: Keke Gist, Madison Tolliver, Mahalah Bundy, Rhileigh Alred, Baili Boggs and Ally Alred; middle row: Katiera Lewis, Amber Goodin, Bailey Brock, Peyton Griffin, Mahalah Bundy and Brittany Dummitt; back row: coach Anissa Alred, seniors Shawnee Cress, Karyssa Lamb, Kerstin Perkins, Grayson Raleigh and Emily Eldridge and coaches Whitney Alred and Holly Alred.

March 17, 2018

From district to region to state, the Harlan County High School cheerleaders grew accustomed to winning championships over the past three weeks. Harlan County capped the best season in the 10-year history of the program by winning the in-game state championship on Friday in the girls state tournament...

Lady Bears headed to Sweet 16

The Harlan County Lady Bears after pictured with their championship trophy after capturing the 13th Region Tournament title for the first time with a 78-51 win over North Laurel.

March 4, 2018

CORBIN — After five regional championship disappointments, including the last two years, the Harlan County Lady Bears were taking no chances Saturday against North Laurel. Harlan County (28-2) dominated from start to finish and owned every significant statistical category in rolling to a 78-51...

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...

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...

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...

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