Saturday’s “Crestline Scores & Events”

Harlan County placed fourth and Harlan finished fifth on Thursday in the Area 9 meet at Coal Miners Memorial Stadium. Pike Central won the team competition with 135 points, 19 ahead of Leslie County. Perry Central finished with 114 points, followed by Harlan County with 95, Harlan with 50, Letcher Central with 23, Middlesboro with 15, Cordia with seven and Knott Central with two.  Alex Lewis, a sophomore, led the HCHS boys by winning the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run. Kyton Joseph, a sophomore, won the long jump, placed second in the high jump and fifth in the triple jump. Jake Bush, a junior, was first in the shot put, setting a school record in the process. Lewis teamed with James Dean, Cody Howard and Zach Hunting to win the 800-meter relay. Austin Adams, Hunter Owens, Matthew Brown and Dalton Shepherd placed second in the 100-meter relay. The same foursome placed fifth in the 200-meter relay. Shepherd, Owens, Josh Lee and Cody Howard placed fourth in the 400-meter relay. Dean was second in the 1,600-meter run and fourth in the 3,200-meter run. Adams placed fifth in the 200-meter dash. Dalton Shepherd was fifth in the 400-meter dash. Trent McKenzie, a junior, led Harlan as he won the high jump. Carter Barnes finished second in the long jump. Thomas Morgan placed third in the shot put. John Brock was third in the 110-meter hurdles. Story Miller was fifth in the pole vault. The team of Caleb Adkins, Brock, Kilian Ledford and Noah Busroe placed third in the 100-meter relay and third in the 200-meter relay.

With five first-place finishes, the Harlan County Lady Bears captured the championship in the Area 9 meet on Thursday at Coal Miners Memorial Stadium. It was their first District Championship in the school’s history. Harlan County finished with 125 points, 15 ahead of Knott Central. Perry Central was third with 92 points, followed by Letcher Central with 80 points, Leslie County with 61, Harlan with 40, Middlesboro with 26 and Pike Central with 12. Allison Cornett, a junior, led the Lady Bears by finishing first in both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races. She was second in the 800-meter run. Sammi Howard, a senior, won the 800-meter run. Kali Nolan, a junior, placed first in the 300-meter hurdles. Howard, Nolan, Phebe McHargue and K.K. Johnson teamed to take first in the 400-meter relay. Johnson, Shiann Westfelt, Nolan and McHargue took second in the 100-meter relay. Johnson, Nolan, McHargue and Madison Blanton placed third in the 200-meter relay. Cornett, Katie Graham, Howard and Taylor Rowe teamed to place second in the 800-meter relay. Blanton was second in the long jump and third in the triple jump. Jordan Daniels placed second in the 100-meter hurdles. Graham was third in the 3,200-meter run. McHargue was third in the 100-meter dash. Westfelt placed fifth in the 200-meter dash. Kassydee Owens finished fifth in the high jump. Grace Dean placed fifth in the shot put. Emma Bianchi, a junior, led the Harlan girls as she was a winner again in the high jump. Bianchi placed third in the 200-meter dash. Mackenzie King, a sophomore, took second in both the shot put and discus. Natalee King was fourth in the high jump and fourth in the 300-meter hurdles. The 2A, Region 7 meet is set for Friday at HCHS.

The Harlan County Lady Bears Softball team took a tough district loss Thursday night, with a loss to Middlesboro, 6-3. On Friday, they bounced back with a win in the first round of The Mountain Leader Classic at Hazard against Lawrence County, 5-3.  They are scheduled to play Wolfe County today at 2pm in the next round of the tournament.  Next week, they will be hosting Middlesboro on Tuesday, May 10.

Other scores for the girls games from Friday night

Letcher Co Central defeated Hazard 6-4 and Leslie Co beat Jackson City 10-0 in the Mountain Leader Classic in Hazard

Perry Co Central defeated Buckhorn 30-0 in 3 innings

Pike Co Central over Sheldon Clark 15-0 in 4 innings

South Laurel over Knox Central 13-6


In boys baseball action Friday night

Letcher Co Central defeated the Harlan County Black Bears 3-2

Barbourville defeated Corbin 5-3

Clay County over Perry Co Central 5-3

Jackson City over Breathitt Co 6-0

Leslie Co defeated Harlan 24-4 in 4 innings

Pike Co Central over Allen Central 2-1

Powell Co over Knott Co Central 11-1 in 5 innings

Whitley Co over Middlesboro 8-7

The next scheduled game for the Harlan County Black Bears will be today at noon, at home, against Clay County

The 5th Annual Passing for a Purpose QB/WR camp will be held this year on Saturday, May 21st from 9 am to 3pm at the state of the art Coal Miners’ Memorial Stadium located behind Harlan County High School. The camp donates every cent made to a charity of choice which will be the Harlan County Boys’ and Girls’ Club this year. Email Coach Eddie Creech at to find out about camp fees and information.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be at the Kansas Speedway this weekend while the NASCAR Xfinity Series is off. The GoBowling 400 makes it’s debut at Kansas Speedway tonight in NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing. Martin Truex Jr earned the pole position for tonight’s Go Bowling 400 at 7:30 pm on Fox Sports 1.  The Coors Light Pole Award was the 8th of Truex’s career, his first since April 2012 at Texas.



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