Four fumbles in the first half a year ago in Paintsville ended any hopes the Harlan County Black Bears had of knocking off 4A power Johnson Central. The Eagles took advantage of the mistakes and built a 36-0 halftime lead on the way to a 36-14...
Garry Henson and Dalton Johnson each topped the 100-yard mark as New Harlan pulled away for a 46-22 win over Union, Va., on Tuesday in Big Stone Gap, Va.
urner, Allen leadJACES to first winEmily Turner and Amber Allen each scored eight points as James A. Cawood claimed its first win of the season by downing Green Hills 28-20 on Tuesday at JACES.
Middleton, Turner leadLady Comets to victory
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For as long as he's been in the NFL, Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and most marketable stars in the league, an approachable superstar with the kind of inspirational comeback story that made him an...
The Harlan County cross country team continued its strong start as both the boys and girls placed third in the E.G. Plummer Invitational on Saturday in Danville.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Drenched in sweat and flush from screaming, coach Will Muschamp celebrated Florida's latest victory against Kentucky about like any other.
It was a good day for Harlan County teams Saturday in the Lady Bears Play Day at HCHS.Harlan County teams won three of four games in seventh- and eighth-grade competition and three of five in fifth- and sixth-grade games.
Nestled snuggly under the boughs of the ol' Learning Tree are two sturdy structures — the work shed and the wood shed. Those who avoid the former are condemned to the consequences of the latter.
J.B. Donahue promised a return to ball-control football in 2014 after the Green Dragons stumbled to a 2-9 mark last fall.
Balanced attack carriesLady Cats past JACESThree Lady Cats reached double figures as Evarts overpowered James A. Cawood 49-4 in seventh- and eight-grade basketball action Thursday.
It's a little surprising to see how many NFL teams struggle the first few weeks with conditioning. One of the things that really stood out during last week's games was the number of defensive linemen who wore down rather...
Having opened SEC play against Florida for each of the last five seasons and a dozen other times during the last 30 years, Kentucky has occasionally cited the Gators as a good measuring stick for how the remainder of its season may unfold.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's season opener went about as well as the Gators could have expected.
After a season-opening loss at Bryan Station, the Harlan County Black Bears responded with a strong performance a week later to defeat Clay County.
In his quarter century at Harlan High School, both as an assistant and head coach, J.B. Donahue had never experienced back-to-back open dates. He found a unique way to try to make the best of the two weeks off, turning the extended break into...
Harlan County won both the boys and girls races at the Harlan County All Comers meet on Tuesday. The Bears finished with 59 points to edge out a one-point victory over Whitley County. Knox Central finished with 65 points, followed by Bell County with...
While their 4-10 record at this point of the season might indicate otherwise, the Harlan County Lady Bears still consider themselves as the favorite for a third straight 52nd District Tournament championship.
LEXINGTON — Two sequences jump out at me about Kentucky's 20-3 win over Ohio University on Saturday that provided a poster-sized snapshot of why this game was so maddening.
Colonels hang onfor win over Bears
LEXINGTON — Nobody thought it was fancy, but the University of Kentucky did what it had to in order to secure a 20-3 win over Ohio University on Saturday. It didn't do anything more, and it didn't do much stupid to put itself in...
SOUTH WILLIAMSON — Using a physical style of football that Harlan County has thrived with over the years, the Belfry Pirates beat the Black Bears at their own game Friday.
Before delving into the last of this week's snarky fan observations about an NFL season we haven't even seen yet, here's just one thing about the University of Kentucky football program that came across the media this week that...
Smith leads Lady Catsto win over Green Hills
New Harlan bounced back from a loss last week at Knox Central with a 36-28 win Thursday over Whitley County.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones respects the way Arkansas State continues to win despite undergoing constant coaching turnover.
FRANKFORT – The days are growing shorter and cooler temperatures are starting to show up in extended forecasts.The transition to fall is underway.
Lightning temporarily slowed down an offensive shootout Thursday at Cumberland with Evarts holding a 30-28 lead with just over seven minutes left.
The Harlan County Lady Bears won their first meet of the season on Tuesday at the HCHS course, taking three of the top five spots and finishing with 20 points.
Before we get to this week's game picks, let's finish the preseason predictions with a projected playoff rundown to February's big game.
Kentucky's performance last Saturday in the season opener against UT-Martin may not have pleased the Wildcats' head coach as much as some may have expected.
With coaches on the short list of the state's most successful, it's probably not a coincidence that the Belfry Pirates and Harlan County Black Bears are among the top programs in eastern Kentucky each year.
LEXINGTON — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was elated that his team opened the season with a 59-14 win over UT-Martin, but he knows facing Ohio University — a team that has been to five straight bowl games — this Saturday will be a much...
Coming off a 51-14 win last week against Clay County to even their record at 1-1, the Harlan County Black Bears earned a top 10 ranking in the first Associated Press poll of the season, coming in at 10th.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The NFL suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season Tuesday and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard just hours after he pleaded guilty to...
On January 1, 1952, Kentucky played and defeated Texas Christian at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas
Tara Posey had a plan when she set up a tough schedule for the Harlan Lady Dragons in the season's opening two weeks. She wanted to get her team ready for the 13th Region All “A” Classic on Aug. 30.
LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky scored almost every time it had the ball, and its few failures against Tennessee-Martin weren't for lack of effort.
With everyone picking looming disaster along the Carolina Panthers' offensive line, Cam Newton likely struggling with a still-gimpy ankle, a running game that appears to have both run its course and hit an unscalable injury wall, and very little...
Four touchdown runs by Dalton Cook were too much for the Cumberland Redskins to overcome as the visiting Lynn Camp Wildcats pulled away for a 44-12 victory in seventh- and eighth-grade football action Thursday
Five days after their comeback attempt against visiting Harlan fell short, the Evarts Wildcats made sure they would need no late heroics in a 32-0 victory Thursday over Mountain View.
If there's any such thing as a one-man team in the NFL, it is Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers. Give Eddie Lacy a nod as a terrific back, but when Rodgers went down last year, the team went 0-5 in November. It was only the ineptitude of...
A trip to Richmond last Saturday to take on Bryan Station in their season opener taught the Harlan County Black Bears a few things about their team.
The suspense is over. When Kentucky sends its offense onto the field against UT-Martin on Saturday, Patrick Towles is expected to be under center.
Everyone contributes asTigerettes roll to victoryAll 13 Tigerettes reached the scoring column Monday as Black Mountain won 45-16 in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action at Green Hills.
Harlan County's junior varsity team, the back-to-back league champions, picked up where it left off last year by overpowering visiting Bell County 26-0 on Monday at the Cawood field.
LEXINGTON (AP) — The optimistic outlook by Kentucky's veteran players and a top-20 recruiting class are reflections of coach Mark Stoops' impact.
Turner, Johnson powerLady Comets to victoryBreann Turner scored 12 points and Katelyn Johnson added 11 as Cawood overpowered James A. Cawood 38-12 in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action Tuesday.
After two straight district titles and back-to-back trips to the regional semifinals, the Harlan County Lady Bears have set the bar high for the 2014 squad.