CORBIN — A former standout point guard himself at Cumberland High School in the 1980s, Harlan coach Derrick Akal knows the value of an experienced backcourt, especially in the postseason.
It didn't take long — one game to be exact — for Mark Collett to learn that Katie Moore was ready for high school basketball.
LOG MOUNTAIN — One season after missing the 13th Region Tournament for the first time in school history, the Harlan County Black Bears are returning as 52nd District champions.
PINEVILLE — With an effective press and great 3-point shooting, the Barbourville Tigers appeared to have everything going in their favor with a 15-point lead in the first quarter.
For the third year in a row, the Bell County Lady Cats are the 52nd District champions.
LOG MOUNTAIN — With two wins over Middlesboro during the regular season by an average margin of 52.5 points, the Harlan County Black Bears entered their 52nd District Tournament matchup Thursday against the Jackets as the poster boys for...
PINEVILLE — After a two-year absence, the Knox Central Lady Panthers will be returning to the 13th Region Tournament, as first-year coach Wendi Messer helped guide her team to a 59-15 blowout victory over Barbourville on Wednesday.
A couple of key rebounds went a long way toward the Bell County Bobcat's 64-51 win over Harlan in Thursday's 52nd District semifinal.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has confirmed that a new state record for a largemouth bass has been established, breaking the previous mark which was set more than 60 years ago.
LOG MOUNTAIN — Like the 2 feet of snow that fell on Harlan County over the past two weeks, the Harlan Lady Dragons' offense took quite a while to thaw Wednesday in the opening round of the 52nd District Tournament at Bell County High...
Maci Morris scored 26 points as the Bell County Lady Cats overcame a slow start to pull away for a 60-32 win over Middlesboro in Wednesday's 52nd District semifinal. The win was a costly one, though, as junior forward Kelli Smith suffered a...
Kentucky is No. 1 in the latest Associated Press Top 25, extending its season-long streak at the top of the rankings.The Wildcats are not the only team locked into place.
LEXINGTON (AP) — Top-ranked Kentucky manhandled Auburn at the start, shook off an early second-half lull and closed with a flourish that threatened a couple of milestones before the Wildcats matched the program's longest winning...
In the 40 years since they gathered for the first girls 52nd District Tournament at Harlan High School, Maralee Holder, Kim Kelley and Kathy Thomas have watched the sports change and grow.
LEXINGTON – Twenty-six wins, no losses, and one Kentucky player who might value that a little bit more than his teammates.
Harlan County spent much of the night battling from behind Friday before finally pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 58-48 win with the help of a strong defensive effort.
LOG MOUNTAIN — Harlan County won the coin flip and the first seed in next week's 52nd District Tournament in a coaches meeting held Thursday at Bell County High School.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky understands that its brand name often brings out the best efforts from opponents.
It's debatable whether or not top-ranked Kentucky has the best team ever assembled in the history of college basketball, but the Wildcats own the best start in the program history following a 66-48 win at Tennessee Tuesday night.
A 52nd District coaches meeting scheduled for Tuesday was moved to Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Bell County High School to set up the dates, times and pairings for the 52nd District Tournament scheduled to open Monday at Bell County.
There's no argument about who is No. 1.The second-best team in the nation behind Kentucky, however, is up for debate.
New Covenant Cawood Church of God and Totz Church of God are on a collision course toward an epic battle in the Harlan County Men's Church Basketball League. The two teams recorded wins during Week 7 action on Feb. 14, setting up a showdown...
With a group of Harlan County sports legends on hand to watch, including several of her family members, Maci Morris made her last Harlan County appearance something memorable.
Once one of the 13th Region's best kept secrets, Zach Partin has entered a new category as the regular season comes to an end. The Bell County junior forward is now one of the region's best players.
New Covenant Cawood Church of God and Totz Church of God continued to roll in Week 6 of Harlan County Men's Church League basketball on Feb. 7. Both teams remain atop the rankings with perfect records.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A Little League team from southern Indiana says it feels cheated by the revelation that an Illinois team used ineligible players en route to a national championship last summer.
A strong start put the Harlan County Black Bears ahead, and they found a way to stay there the rest of the night in a 55-52 win Tuesday over June Buchanan on the campus of Alice Lloyd College.
Harlan extended its win streak to six with one of its most impressive victories of the season, downing Letcher Central 57-51 on Monday in Whitesburg.
In a rare winter when there was no clear favorite coming into the county seventh- and eighth-grade basketball season, the Cawood Comets showed they were clearly the best by the time the season ended.
In a 70-63 win over Pineville two weeks ago, the Harlan Green Dragons hit 13 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold off the visiting Lions.
Cawood and Wallins each held off late comeback bids in the semifinals Monday to earn a spot in Tuesday's seventh- and eighth-grade county championship game. Cawood edged Rosspoint 45-44 and Wallins defeated Black Mountain 43-35 in semifinal...
It didn't Tom Larkey very long to find another job.
With two sixth-graders playing key roles after moving up from the fifth- and sixth-grade team, Rosspoint knocked off James A. Cawood 60-51 on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the seventh- and eighth-grade county tournament at James A. Cawood...
CORBIN — With lofty expectations following a 13th Region Freshman Tournament championship a year ago, the Harlan County Lady Bears Bears were struggling last month with a 3-2 record, looking nothing like a team that could repeat.
BARBOURVILLE — Fierce rivals only a season ago as stars for their respective middle school teams, members of the Harlan County Black Bears freshman team have learned how much better they are together than apart.
Little changed at the top of the Harlan County Men's Church Basketball League after Week 5 action on Jan. 31 as New Covenant Cawood Church of God and Totz Church of God both remained unbeaten with easy wins.
Saturdays at Union College could soon start to feel a lot like Friday nights at Coal Miners Memorial Stadium in Harlan County.
Harlan coach David Parks was among the 13th Region coaches happy to see Tyler Brewer graduate in 2013 after his three seasons as the Harlan County point guard.
For three quarters, the Harlan Lady Dragons stayed ahead of Harlan County via the 3-pointer as nine of 10 field goals came from beyond the arc.
As a quarterback at Cumberland High School, Eddie Creech followed several legends and soon established himself as one of the best in Redskin history.
A 60-point win at Middlesboro in December concerned Harlan County coach Michael Jones going into the rematch Wednesday at HCHS.
The Middlesboro Lady Jackets came into Wednesday's 52nd District matchup at Harlan County with a plan to pull off an upset. Those plans unravelled like a cheap sweater in the second half as the Lady Bears broke open a competitive game by scoring...
Regional freshman tourneysare scheduled for SaturdayThe unbeaten Harlan County freshman team will face a tough test in the opening round of the 13th Region Freshman Tournament on Saturday at Knox Central.
Rosspoint and Wallins rolled into the championship game of the fifth- and sixth-grade county tournament with semifinal victories Tuesday at James A. Cawood Elementary School.
After a breakout freshman season that placed her among the 13th Region's elite players, Harlan point guard Jordan Brock set the bar ridiculously high going into her sophomore campaign.