Bear Tracks

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...

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...

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...

Bears set sights on regional title

Bears set sights on regional title

By John Henson, Bear Tracks adviser

December 1, 2016

A team coming off a 24-win season and two straight 52nd District Tournament titles, the Harlan County Black Bears have painted themselves into something of a corner. With all five starters coming back, including two with four years of starting experience, the Bears are left with only major unreached...

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