Both the Harlan County girls and boys opened up the home schedule with a victory over visiting Pineville on Tuesday. The Lady Bears turned in a shutdown defensive effort on their way to a 64-35 victory over Pineville in the first game of a double-header. The Harlan County boys used a balanced offensive effort to cruise past the Mountain Lions 72-51.Harlan County forced 17 turnovers in the first half, while limiting the Lady Lions to just 13 points to jump out a big early lead in Tuesday’s opener.
John Middleton|Daily EnterpriseHarlan County coach Mike Jones was recognized for reaching the 600 win milestone prior to the Black Bears’ contest against Pineville on Tuesday. Jones earned his 600th victory in Harlan County’s 61-57 victory over Letcher Central in last week’s season opener.
It took all of three and a half months to get the first head coach firing on the books. Given the ups and downs of the NFL season so far, that’s more time than we could have expected - especially where the “downs” are concerned.It’s a pity it had to be in Houston and with Gary Kubiak because he deserved a better end to seven years of work.It is sad also because it means eventually his assistants will probably have to leave. One of Harlan’s m...
LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky has several weaknesses to fix in a short period of time. The No. 11 Wildcats (7-2) blew a nine-point lead in the final 13 minutes of a 67-62 loss to No. 14 Baylor Friday night. Several aspects of their game were exposed and need strengthening before playing unbeaten Boise State (8-0) Tuesday night.Kentucky appeared to be in sync a week ago after beating Providence.But the young Wildcats were out-rebounded for the first time...
Harlan closed a strong showing in the Cumberland Falls Invitational in impressive fashion Friday. The Lady Dragons earned a fifth-place finish in the tournament with a 78-42 rout of South Laurel.Senior Jourdan Ledford had 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, as Harlan (1-3) jumped out to a 19-8 advantage after one quarter. Ledford finished with 25 points and five treys in the contest. Freshman standout Jordan Brock added eight points in the first quarter to complete the Lady ...
BEN HUR, Va. — Harlan County’s Shannon Shackleford appeared to be headed toward a breakout season before a knee injury forced her to miss her junior season. The senior forward got back on track Thursday, leading Harlan County to a 61-34 victory over Lee, Va.Harlan County opened the contest with 11 straight points and never trailed against the Lady Generals. Shackleford had six points in the first quarter as the Lady Bears jumped out to a 16-9 advantage after one period....
BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Austin Woolum’s 35-yard field goal lifted Belfry to a 3-0 win over Wayne County and the KHSAA Class 3A championship Friday at Western Kentucky University’s Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium.Austin Hatfield ran for 114 yards for the Pirates (13-1), who won their first title since 2004 after finishing as the runner-up the last three years. Wayne County (14-1) made its first appearance in the title game.
The NFL news of the week has been all about Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin and his Thanksgiving sideline dance, which was really nothing but some good old fashioned spur-of-the-moment gamesmanship.Thanks to the NFL’s anally-retentive posture with regards to its various rules and public image, their reaction has been akin to swatting a fly with a sledgehammer.Not that they will ever care for the odd fan’s opinion, but the collateral damage from such a reaction...
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