Page 3 of It is reported today in the Harlan Daily Surprise that the new Boys and Girls coach of the new school will be announced on April 10th @ the village center mall. Also, recent hires of golf, cheer, dance, cross country will also be introduced. After the 10th I guess its off to baseball, track, wrestling and soccer? I talked with a local worker employed by one of the sub-contractors dealing with the school. He say he has never seen anything like the school and says the gym is unreal. Good... 146 comments | 4744 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    I'd like to know HDE's and other 13th region fans' thoughts on looking into the past 30 years or so, if the county school's consolidated back then, which years would've been some of the strongest and who would've coached?

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    1983
    Coach Kirk Chiles or Billy Hicks

    Derrick Akal
    David Hensley
    Everly Eads
    Kerry Vanover
    Garrett Gregory

    David Fox
    Harvey Ford
    Lewis Morris
    Tim Miniard
    Tony Sanford

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    1986
    Coach Mike Jones

    Terry Sundy
    Ronnie Ball
    Paul Gaffney
    Nick Sanford
    Garry Henson

    Sam Metcalfe
    Tommy Hensley
    Freddie Maggard
    Otis Lewis or Jeff Osborne
    Phillip McNabb

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    That 86 bunch would be awesome. I loved watching Cawood that year and I remember Gaffney very well too. If I'm remembering correctly, 1990 would have been a good team as well. Lonnie and Jeff Huff from Cawood, Timmy Browning from Evarts just to name a few.

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    What about 2003, what are you thoughts then? Also, recent years with the talent Cumberland had combined with the other two schools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wideopen View Post
    That was my point HDE. That is what I am saying, Jones and Harlan Co. will have to develop a go to point guard. I do agree that Simmons has the skills or maybe even Green with his strength. Coach Jones teams in the past have put the ball in his PG hands towards the end of games.
    I have to agree with you wideopen and HDE. The point guard in Jones' system needs to not only be able to run the team but also get down in the lane and score. Simmons has the potential to be that guy but the Hamlin kid from Cawood could fit this role also. If both of these kids come in with a good attitude and work ethic, then you could possibly see both of them in the starting line-up.

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    I have been away from Harlan for a while, so I can't really speak of the recent teams. I did hear some good things about Cumberland this year, but I didn't get to see them play.

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    2003
    Eddie Creech
    Shawn Ely
    Blake Hubbs
    Chris Wilson
    Matt Haynes

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    1994
    Keith Slone
    Eric Hicks
    Quincy Jackson
    Chris Shackleford
    Boots Smallwood

    1987
    Sam Metcalfe
    Tommy Hensley
    John Lewis
    Jeff Osborne
    Garry Henson

    Jim Bob Hicks
    Freddie Maggard
    Otis Lewis
    Phillip McNabb
    Rodney Bolin

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungBlood View Post
    I have to agree with you wideopen and HDE. The point guard in Jones' system needs to not only be able to run the team but also get down in the lane and score. Simmons has the potential to be that guy but the Hamlin kid from Cawood could fit this role also. If both of these kids come in with a good attitude and work ethic, then you could possibly see both of them in the starting line-up.
    I've heard that Hamlin has been running through some workouts with a Baltimore man. I hear he is improving.

    Personally, I thought Simmons should have seen more playing time at Cumberland. He is a pretty athletic kid, and with some hard work, I could see him developing into a penetrator.

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    May have won the District and 1st Round Regional Game if he would have been put in sooner.

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    HDE in 93 if you had all of those players it still would have been hard to beat Harlan, Clay, and Corbin that season. In the early to mid 90's the 13th region was loaded with good teams. I think one season the 13th had (3) teams in the top 25 and (2) of those teams in the top 10 in the state.

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    Cumberland made it to the regional semifinals in 1993 and beat Harlan along the way, but Harlan won the region that year. Cawood made it to the semifinals in 1994. Both Cumberland and Cawood had some pretty good talent those years and could have been real tough combined, especially if you added Shackleford from Evarts, who was one of the best to ever play for the Wildcats.

    I don't know if they would have defeated any of those top teams, but they would have been pretty solid.

    I haven't put together the 1985 team yet, but I'd probably put that year No. 1 over the last 30 years, which was the original question.

    I'd go with:
    1985
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    1978
    1986
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    Quote Originally Posted by redskin4life View Post
    May have won the District and 1st Round Regional Game if he would have been put in sooner.


    That sounds like you're second guessing the coach. Didn't you bash me earlier for not ranking the Skins' coaching in the top 5 in the region?

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    If Harlan County had been consolidated in the early 1990s, who knows ... Thomas and Cox might not have ended up playing with the Dragons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westsider View Post
    If Harlan County had been consolidated in the early 1990s, who knows ... Thomas and Cox might not have ended up playing with the Dragons.


    That's possible. To take that another step, Jones probably wouldn't have left Cawood in 1987 and would have been the coach, which means Michael Jones would have been there. Casey Lester played grade school basketball at Loyall (a Cawood feeder school) and may have also stayed. The team could have looked like this in 1994:

    PG - Michael Jones
    W - Charles Thomas
    W - Keith Slone or Casey Lester
    F - Todd Cox
    C - Boots Smallwood

    You would have had Quincy Jackson, Paul Mark Spurlock, Joey Swanner and Chris Shackleford, among others, on the bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDE View Post
    That's possible. To take that another step, Jones probably wouldn't have left Cawood in 1987 and would have been the coach, which means Michael Jones would have been there. Casey Lester played grade school basketball at Loyall (a Cawood feeder school) and may have also stayed. The team could have looked like this in 1994:

    PG - Michael Jones
    W - Charles Thomas
    W - Keith Slone or Casey Lester
    F - Todd Cox
    C - Boots Smallwood

    You would have had Quincy Jackson, Paul Mark Spurlock, Joey Swanner and Chris Shackleford, among others, on the bench.
    I was going to mention Jones, too, but I didn't know all the details. I knew you could take it and run with it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDE View Post
    That sounds like you're second guessing the coach. Didn't you bash me earlier for not ranking the Skins' coaching in the top 5 in the region?
    That was the only time I have ever disagreed with the coaching decisions at Cumberland for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDE View Post
    That's possible. To take that another step, Jones probably wouldn't have left Cawood in 1987 and would have been the coach, which means Michael Jones would have been there. Casey Lester played grade school basketball at Loyall (a Cawood feeder school) and may have also stayed. The team could have looked like this in 1994:

    PG - Michael Jones
    W - Charles Thomas
    W - Keith Slone or Casey Lester
    F - Todd Cox
    C - Boots Smallwood

    You would have had Quincy Jackson, Paul Mark Spurlock, Joey Swanner and Chris Shackleford, among others, on the bench.
    That would've been a great team. I watched a lot of Cawood basketball from the early 80's until the mid 90s and he ranks as one of my favorites. The kid played as hard as anyone i've watched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDE View Post
    That's possible. To take that another step, Jones probably wouldn't have left Cawood in 1987 and would have been the coach, which means Michael Jones would have been there. Casey Lester played grade school basketball at Loyall (a Cawood feeder school) and may have also stayed. The team could have looked like this in 1994:

    PG - Michael Jones
    W - Charles Thomas
    W - Keith Slone or Casey Lester
    F - Todd Cox
    C - Boots Smallwood

    You would have had Quincy Jackson, Paul Mark Spurlock, Joey Swanner and Chris Shackleford, among others, on the bench.
    Would Eric Hicks have been on that team also?
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