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HCHS boys capture regional cross country title

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Members of the Harlan County High School regional championship cross country team include, from left: from left: James Chasteen, Seth Sanders, Alex Lewis, Josh Lee, Dalton Shepherd, James Dean and Zackary Carmical.

October 30, 2016

Josh Lee and the Harlan County cross country boys team created a symmetrical bookend to their season Saturday. After opening the season in August with a second-place finish by Lee and a three-point victory at Boyd County, the boys copied those results in the Class 2A Region 7 championship as they...

Black Bears seek another region sweep

The Harlan County runners left the starting line in a race earlier this season. Both HCHS teams will be among the favorites in the regional meet Saturday.

Jarrod Sherman, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2016

With more regional championships than every other athletic program in the school combined, Ryan Vitatoe’s Harlan County cross country squad is no stranger to success. But when the Black Bears toe the starting line Saturday in the Class 2A Region championship at Boyd County High School, they will...

HCHS teams sweep race at home course

Photo by Jessica Turner

Harlan County senior Dalton Shepherd gave everything he had at the finish line to edge (Wise) Central's Sam Houston, giving HCHS the team title in a meet Tuesday at the Harlan County High School course.

September 7, 2016

Winning is becoming contagious for the Harlan County cross country program. The Black Bears claimed team victories in the boys and girls varsity races, the middle school boys race and the elementary boys race in the Harlan County All-Comers meet Tuesday. “I’m very proud of all these kids for...

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