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The Huntsville Eagles fell to the Gravette Lions, 55-14, Friday  night in front of its 2023 Homecoming audience. As has been the case in almost every contest so far this season, Huntsville constantly turned the ball over on downs or was forced to punt as drives failed to live up to their potential.

It’s Homecoming! The Huntsville Eagles will take on the Gravette Lions tonight at Eagle Stadium.

Injuries prevented the Huntsville Eagles cross country teams from making much of an impact at the annual Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville on Sept. 30.

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Huntsville’s varsity girls volleyball team lost their home conference match against Shiloh Christian High School, 0-3.

A competitive and persistent spirit keeps Huntsville High School Senior Malia Buchanan at the top of her volleyball game. Standing just under six feet tall, her height aids in her playing middle backer, setter, and outside hitter for the Lady Eagles volleyball team.

The Kingston girls’ golf team placed fourth at the Girls State Tournament at West Side Greers Ferry on Sept. 26.

The Huntsville Eagles never found their footing or the end zone Friday night, suffering a 63-0 loss to the Elkins Elks. The Eagles are now 0-2 in 4A Region 1 and 0-5 overall. With the victory, Elkins boosted its conference record to 2-0 and is 5-0 overall. Elkins now trails only first-place Gentry in conference standings, with Huntsville falling to eighth place.

The Huntsville Eagles (0-4, 0-1) take on the Elkins Elks (4-0, 1-0) tonight at John Bunch Memorial Field in Elkins with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

The Elkins Elks topped the Gravette Lions Friday night by a score of 41-20. The Elks are now 4-0 overall and hold a 4A-1 conference record of 1-0. Friday’s game was the first conference match up of the season for both teams.

The Eagles and Lady Eagles golfers participated in the district tournament Sept. 18-19 at Highlands Golf Course.

Work ethic and determination keep Huntsville High School Senior Logan Wallace dedicated to football and trap. Playing both sides of the ball, Wallace is left guard and defensive end for the Huntsville High School Eagles Varsity football team. When he is not playing the field, you can find him shooting trap for Huntsville High.

Kingston’s senior boys and girls as well as its junior girls placed first in the 1-3A Division at the Berryville Back 40 cross country meet on Sept. 23.

The Huntsville Eagles opened Friday night’s opening conference game against the Gentry Pioneers with a thrilling first-quarter drive that resulted in the team’s first touchdown of the season. Yet they could not hold onto the lead and dropped the contest, 47-8.

Mercy Life Line flight paramedic Richard Wynne and flight nurse Brian Boone deliver the game ball to first responders including Madison County Sheriff Ronnie Boyd, left, and Huntsville Mayor Travis Dotson, standing next to Boyd, prior to Friday night’s football game at Eagle Stadium.

The Huntsville Eagles host the Gentry Pioneers tonight at Eagle Stadium in their first conference game of the season.

Nick Coulter, head coach of the Huntsville High School cross country team, said his runners “showed out” at the Elkins Invitational on Sept. 9 after a “rough” first meet on Sept. 2 at the Shiloh Saints Invitational in Springdale. However, the team is looking forward to participating in the Berryville Bobcat Back 40 Saturday.

The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets golf team will play in the 2023 State Golf Tournament at Mountain Ranch Golf Course in West Side Greer’s Ferry on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

A love for physicality and drive keep Huntsville High School senior Bentley Pearrow busy. As middle guard for the Huntsville Eagles varsity football team, he enjoys tackling his opponents. Off of the field, you can find him welding for Skills USA, shooting trap for Huntsville High, or chopping wood for his firewood business. 

The Huntsville Eagles have a chance to right the ship, and Friday’s opponent could provide that opportunity.

The Fifth Annual Memorial Rodeo to benefit Cowboy for Tyler, in honor of the late Tyler Smith of Huntsville, is set for Saturday at Sky High Arena. To enhance the rodeo’s mission of encouraging youth in rodeo, a free ticket will be provided to each student in the Huntsville School District, JoAnne Whisenhunt, Smith’s mother, said.

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