Saturday’s “Crestline Scores & Events”

Pee wee football and cheerleading sign ups will be held on Saturday, August 1st, at the Cumberland Middle School football field from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.  Football players must be in 3rd or 4th grade. Cheerleaders can be in kindergarten through 4th grade.  An updated sports physical is required for all football players.  The registration fee is $35 due at time of sign ups.  For more information, contact Phillip Dozier at 276-791-6273.

The first scheduled football game for the Harlan County Black Bears, will be on August 21st at Southwestern at 8pm for the Don Marshall Bowl. The first home game will be the following week on the 28th of August against Clay County in the ARH Bowl starting at 7:30 pm.

In NASCAR news, the next Sprint Cup Series race will be held at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania on Sunday, August 2nd at 1:30 pm on NBC sports network. According to nascar.com, riding a wave of success, Kyle Busch won the pole position. Busch is gunning for his 4th straight victory in the series after returning from an 11-race injury absence.

In other sporting news, Harlan County Circuit Court Judge Kent Hendrickson issued an order of dismissal of pending litigation for further grand jury review of an indictment against former HCHS girls basketball coach, Anthony Nolan on Thursday. Nolan was indicted on Oct. 28 on two counts of attempting to promote a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 16 and two counts of attempting to promote a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18.

According to the order of dismissal, allegations were initially reported to and investigated by the former Harlan County Sheriff’s Office. The order states an investigation was conducted which included the questioning of all pertinent witnesses, school personnel, Nolan, and alleged victims. Nolan’s personal and work computers were included in the investigation. His phone was seized and sent to the Kentucky State Crime Lab for intense investigation.

The order states it was first concluded there was no probable cause to support any criminal charges or further prosecution of the defendant, and a letter stating that was sent to Harlan County Board of Education Superintendent Michael Howard on July 23, 2014.

“Testimony regarding the positioning of the phone, and the area of the room it could have potentially recorded was false and misleading” reads Hendrickson’s order.

Hendrickson ordered the indictment dismissed, and that the matter be referred back to the Harlan County Grand Jury for the taking of additional evidence, as necessary.

 

Some information courtesy of: harlandaily.com, khsaa.com, nascar.com