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Former Huntsville School District football coach, athletic director and principal Ken Harriman last weekend was inducted into the Arkansas High School Athletics Administrators Association Hall of Fame.

For the first time in two years, the Huntsville High School boys basketball team this season will have a full staff, with the recent hirings of Justin Harris and Nick Coulter.

The 25th Madison County IPRA Rodeo will kick off this weekend with two nights of junior rodeo action at Sky High Arena in Huntsville, then will continue next week with activities planned virtually every night, leading up to two more nights of rodeo action.

Weston “Squeak” Obenshain, left, 7th grade, and Cole “Cutt” Hunnicutt, 4th grade, both from Huntsville, competed in the Impact All-American Summer Showcase at Greenland High School on July 10.

Former Huntsville School District Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach Tom Tice knows the inherent value of athletics on high school students’ graduation rates as well as students having more robust chances of success after gradation.

Four Huntsville Eagles helped the Arkansas Express Navy win the Big Fire HAWG World Series last weekend at Baum-Walker Stadium, home of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.

Huntsville Lady Eagles Jacee Hoskins, top grabbing a rebound, and Maggie Foster, below at left on defense, played for Lang Elite NWA Thunder in the Run 4 Roses basketball tournament in Kentucky.

The Booger County Bass Club fished on Bull Shoals July 9. Trent Ledbetter and Preston Harriman won first place when they weighed in 16.03 pounds.

The next generation of rodeo performers will get a chance to compete July 22 and 23 at Sky High Arena in Huntsville, beginning at 7 p.m.

The AT & Georgia May Smith Activity Center construction project is on schedule despite facing more than 60 rain-delay days since its groundbreaking last year, Huntsville School District officials reported recently. 

Huntsville High’s Averie Dunn next month will compete at the 56th AAU Junior Olympic Games at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro.

Huntsville High graduates Kolton Reynolds and Tucker Bradley were members of the West squad last Friday at the Arkansas Activities Association’s All-Star baseball game.

Houston Saige Shiner says she’ll be a lot less nervous this year when she heads to the second annual Miss Teen Rodeo USA competition in Shawnee, Okla.

Huntsville High School’s Averie Dunn, right above, ran a personal best time in the 1,500-meters this past weekend at the AAU Regional meet in Carl Junction, Mo., and qualified for the AAU Junior Olympics in Greensboro, N.C.

Former Huntsville High standout Delanie Tipton is the new head volleyball coach of the Gentry Pioneers.

The Huntsville Peewee Football League is hosting a football skills camp at Mitchusson Park each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Huntsville 13 and Under War Eagles captured the Washington County Civic League 14U Championship.

Sign-ups for Huntsville Pee Wee Football and cheerleading will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at Eagle Stadium.

Second-year Elkins head football coach Zach Watson said the Elks have been working hard this spring, but he also wants the young athletes “to be kids” when not on the football field or in the weightroom.

The Eighth Annual Chad Wolff Baseball Classic, involving nearly 160 teams from six states, took place throughout northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri last weekend, including at Mitchusson Park in Huntsville.

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