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Lady Bears claim district win over Middlesboro

Harlan County earned its first district win of the season last week at home against Middlesboro — 27-25, 25-11, 25-17.

Olivia Minor led the Lady Bears with 35 assists, 15 digs and two kills. Paighton Freeman had 14 assists, eight digs and five kills. Brenna Early added 18 digs and 12 assists. Carlee Stevens had nine digs, five assists, six kills and one block. Serenity Whitehead had 12 digs, eight assists, eight kills and one block. Dixie Ewing had 18 digs, six assists and four kills. Lindsey Browning added two assists and four kills.

Harlan County (2-9) fell 25-22, 25-17, 25-8 at home against Leslie County on Saturday.

Minor led HCHS with 36 assists, 11 digs and three kills. Early added 22 assists, 12 digs and four blocks. Whitehead had 19 digs, nine assists, 10 kills and six blocks. Ewing added 14 digs and 15 assists. Browning contributed 16 digs, three assists, three blocks and 10 kills. Stevens had 12 digs, nine assists and one kill. Lilly Caballero added three digs, two assists and two kills.

The Lady Bears travel to Thomas Walker, Va., on Tuesday.


Harlan County won 21-23, 21-13, 21-15 in junior varsity action.

Lindsey Browning led the Lady Bears with 11 aces, three kills, seven assists, five digs and four blocks. Chloe Shelton had 1s assists and four digs. Gracie Ewing added eight assists, five digs and two aces. Katiera Lewis had five assists and three digs. Kamryn Hoiska contributed three aces, three assists, two digs and two blocks. Lilly Caballero added six digs and five assists. Emilee Eldridge contributed five digs, three assists and one kill. Lindsay Hall had five kills, three assists and three digs.