A coach, teacher, principal and magistrate during his decades of service to Wallins Elementary School and the surrounding community, Jim Roark is still missed by the people who knew him best, three years after his death.
Smallwood, Hawkinslift Wallins past WildcatsElisha Smallwood scored 21 points and Jared Hawkins added 13 as Wallins defeated visiting Rosspoint 51-33 on Tuesday in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.
WHITESBURG — With a starting lineup that includes three 6-footers, the Harlan County Lady Bears won't run across many teams this season that can match their size and strength.
For 30 basketball seasons, from 1976 to 2005, the basketball court at Leslie County High School was his home away from home.
This year's slate of Thursday night openers to each NFL week will apparently come to an end on a rather ignominious low note.
Harlan built a big lead early and then held off a late Oneida Baptist comeback attempt to defeat the visiting Mountaineers 61-53 on Tuesday.
When company is invited for the holiday, especially important company, everyone puts their best foot forward. Saturday, one of the royals of college basketball, the powder-blue clad Tar Heels of North Carolina, paid a visit to Rupp Arena, hosted by...
Let me begin by saying we are so excited to be starting our third year of basketball workouts at HC RAP. If you have not heard of HC RAP or just haven't had a chance to participate in our program let me tell you a few things about us.
South Laurel's second trip to Harlan County in three days wasn't any more successful than the first as the Lady Cards fell 63-45 at Harlan on Monday, two days after a 19-point defeat at Harlan County.
Given their second shot at a 13th Region heavyweight, the Harlan County Black Bears showed they had learned how to take a punch since a 19-point loss last week at Knox Central.
Good was not good enough for Harlan County coach Michael Jones, who was far from satisfied with his team as they coasted to a 45-22 halftime lead over an outmanned Elkmont, Ala., team on Saturday in the Black Bears Classic.
Almost seven years since winning their last 13th Region Tournament championship, the South Laurel Lady Cardinals are trying to become relevant again in the regional race after a steady decline that led to three straight losing seasons.
Fresh off a heartbreaking district loss at Bell County a night earlier, when they gave up the final eight points of the game as the Bobcats rallied for a six-point win, the Harlan Green Dragons bounced back with a 77-58 victory over Elkmont, Ala., in...
Evarts edges Falconsas Howard scores 11Led by 11 points from Jordan Howard, Evarts edged visiting Green Hills 29-28 on Thursday in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.
The start time for the Clay County at Harlan County boys basketball game set for Tuesday has been moved from 7:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. due to testing in Clay County.There will be no junior varsity game.
It was a battle of unbeatens on Saturday at Harlan County High School in a junior varsity showdown at the Black Bears Classic.
As the long NFL season nears its end, nothing matters more than winning. If you're at the top of the playoff hunt, you must win to stay there. If you're at the bottom of the list, you need to salvage some measure of professional...
A 23-point underdog, the Ivy League's Columbia Lions came in to Rupp Arena, and in a surprise, gave the Cats all they could handle. They scored the game's first 11 points and controlled the tempo throughout. Kentucky did not take the lead...
Seven was anything but lucky for the Harlan County Black Bears.
The defending 52nd District champions may have four new starters, but the Bell County Bobcats showed they won't be relinquishing their title without a fight.
A much-anticipated meeting between two of the top teams in the 13th Region turned into a one-sided affair Friday night as the Bell County Lady Cats used a dominant defensive effort to cruise to a 68-32 win over Harlan.
MIDDLESBORO — Returning to the scene of two of their most disappointing losses last year, the Harlan County Black Bears left little doubt they were going to leave Middlesboro with a win this time.
MIDDLESBORO — For 19 seasons, Debbie Hoskins Green had a front row seat on the home bench at Middlesboro High School before returning to Harlan County over the summer to take over as coach.
Strong third quarters in both halfs of a freshman/junior varsity doubleheader helped Harlan County sweep visiting Leslie County in two hard fought games Thursday.
Henson, Johnson leadRosspoint over FalconsGarry Henson scored 22 points and Dalton Johnson added 21 as Rosspoint held off visiting Green Hills 51-39 in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Top-ranked Kentucky was so startled by Columbia's fast start that the Wildcats still weren't sure what to make of it even after they seized the tempo and eventually the outcome.
The 2014 NFL, a horse race with humansThere are but three weeks to go and not a single clinch is to be found in the whole of the National Football League.
MIDDLESBORO — Two key runs helped the Harlan Green Dragons to a 64-53 win at Middlesboro in Tuesday's 52nd District opener. Drew Parks and Caleb Hogue had their fingerprints all over both of them.
The Middlesboro Lady Jackets hung tough with Harlan for most of the first half Tuesday, but the Lady Dragons closed the second quarter with a 10-2 spurt and then outscored MHS 15-4 in the third quarter to pull away for a 54-26 win in the district...
BARBOURVILLE — Jimmy Voight promised the Knox Central Panthers would be a running basketball team when he arrived from New Mexico in the summer. The Panthers delivered in a big way Tuesday in their home opener, using a devastating transition...
PINEVILLE — The Harlan County Lady Black Bears ran their record to 4-1 on the season Tuesday with a 68-36 win at Pineville.
Just off a 12-point “big boy” win over 6th ranked Texas on Friday night, the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels, from down the road in Richmond, came calling on Sunday evening.
HYDEN — Separated by a 30-mile stretch of U.S. 421, Leslie County and Harlan County high schools share a border and a dream as the 2014-2015 girls basketball season opens.
With showdowns coming up in the season's second week against Clay County and Bell County, the two teams ranked with them in the 13th Region's top three, the Harlan Lady Dragons closed the season's opening week by routing visiting Red...
With the 3-point shots not falling like they did on Tuesday in a season-opening win over Letcher Central, the Harlan County Black Bears found an even more impressive way to dispose of a 14th Region opponent.
Week one of the Debbie Green era at Harlan County High School couldn't have gone much better with three games and three wins.
Normally near the bottom of the 14th Region rankings, the Jenkins Cavaliers are off to a good start in the 2014-2015 season, especially against 52nd District competition.
The further into the professional football season you go, the more marginally meaningless games pop up on the schedule.
When the NFL's calendar turns the page into December, scoreboard-watching becomes a habit and speculation regarding playoff positions becomes an obsession.
The 12-member College Football Playoff selection committee will gather Saturday in Texas to watch the final weekend of the season play out and then rank the top 25 teams in the country. The top four will compete for the national championship in the...
Price scores 22 as Tigerstriumph over RosspointGabe Price poured in 22 points and Alex Pace added 11 as Black Mountain rolled past visiting Rosspoint 65-40 on Thursday in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.
In their season opener Monday, the Harlan County Lady Bears couldn't relax until time expired in a 42-41 win over Clay County.Game number two, on Thursday against visiting Lee, Va., wasn't nearly as stressful.
The best of Jefferson County will take on the best from the state's other 119 counties on Dec. 14 in the Heart of the Bluegrass Classic at St. Xavier High School in Louisville.
Sparked by a balanced offense and an almost perfect night at the free throw line, the Harlan Green Dragons opened their season Tuesday with a 75-65 win at Thomas Walker, Va.
Photos by Kim Creech and Chris Jones
Smallwood, Hawkinslead Devils over JACES
Thou shalt not pass up an open shot.
Simmons, Whiteheadlead Redskins to winLed by 23 points from Xavier Simmons and 12 from Andrew Whitehead, Cumberland claimed a 42-31 win Monday over visiting Green Hills in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.
Given her choice of opponents, Debbie Green probably would not have picked Clay County to begin her tenure as coach of the Harlan County Lady Bears.
Monday's season opener was a homecoming of sorts for Brooklyn Massingill, and she made the most of it.