Lady Dragons win district


Harlan defeats HCHS in finals

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Photo by Ray Welch The Harlan Lady Dragons are pictured their championship trophy after capturing the 52nd District Tournament title with a three-set win over Harlan County. Both the Lady Bears and Lady Dragons will advance to the 13th Region Tournament at South Laurel


Photo by Missy Bianchi Harlan junior Emma Bianchi went to the net for a point during the district championship match Tuesday against Harlan County. The Lady Dragons captured the district title with a three-set win.


The Harlan Lady Dragons captured their first district volleyball title since 2004 with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-21 win Tuesday over Harlan County in the championship game at Middlesboro High School.

The Lady Dragons survived a close call in the semifinals, downing the host Lady Jackets 25-19, 23-25, 25-27, 25-15, 15-8.

Harlan improved to 17-7 with the two wins this week, a major turnaround from last year when Harlan posted an 8-18 record. Harlan’s last winning season was 11-10 in 2011. The Lady Dragons’ best season before this year was a 13-8 finish in 2002.

All-tournament selections for Harlan included Shanae Thomas, Hannah Vaughn, Emma Bianchi, Callie Wilson, Jesse Cochran and Taylor Smith.

Harlan County was represented by Katelyn Reynolds, Natalie Middleton, Haley Blakley, Miranda Cook and Keirstian Hall. The Lady Bears advanced to the finals with a three-set win over Bell County.

Both teams will advance to the 13th Region Tournament next weeka at South Laurel High School.

Photo by Ray Welch The Harlan Lady Dragons are pictured their championship trophy after capturing the 52nd District Tournament title with a three-set win over Harlan County. Both the Lady Bears and Lady Dragons will advance to the 13th Region Tournament at South Laurel
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_RW-Harlan-champs.jpgPhoto by Ray Welch The Harlan Lady Dragons are pictured their championship trophy after capturing the 52nd District Tournament title with a three-set win over Harlan County. Both the Lady Bears and Lady Dragons will advance to the 13th Region Tournament at South Laurel

Photo by Missy Bianchi Harlan junior Emma Bianchi went to the net for a point during the district championship match Tuesday against Harlan County. The Lady Dragons captured the district title with a three-set win.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_MB-Bianchi-district-finals.jpgPhoto by Missy Bianchi Harlan junior Emma Bianchi went to the net for a point during the district championship match Tuesday against Harlan County. The Lady Dragons captured the district title with a three-set win.

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Harlan defeats HCHS in finals

Staff Report

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