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Standing 6-foot 4, Kingston High School Senior Hunter Farrar towers over the competition as center for the Kingston Yellow Jackets basketball team. When he is not on the basketball court, he can be found welding and working in construction with his father, Josh Farrar. 

The final week of January was extremely busy for Saints basketball teams. 

On Feb. 2, Kingston traveled to Deer to play their last conference game of the season. 

Huntsville was invaded by the first-place Farmington Lady Cardinals, surrendering a crushing 68-13 conference 4A-1 loss.

Friday night was a busy night and the gym was packed at Kingston.

Returning to basketball at St. Paul last week after the snow, the senior boys suffered a loss to New School on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Energetic with an immense work ethic, Kingston High School senior Chism Floyd has had a non-traditional high school experience as a home-schooled player. 

The Lady Eagles kicked off a difficult week traveling to Prairie Grove to pick up a 48-34 loss.

The Huntsville High School Eagles bowling team found success in the 4A West Conference Tournament at the Rogers Bowling Center on Monday, with the girls edging out Elkins to qualify for the State Championship in Little Rock on Feb. 8 and Cedric Comer qualifying for state as an individual from the boys team.

Members of the 2024 Class of the Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame were inducted Friday night during the Huntsville Eagles basketball game against Gravette.

The Lady Eagles hosted the Lady Pioneers on Jan. 9, sending them home with a 53-28 win. Huntsville kept it close in the first quarter off of 7 points from sophomore Maggie Ritchie for a 12-9 score.

The Kingston Jr. Lady Yellow Jackets played Bergman in the Alpena Tournament, on Jan. 18,  with the final score Kingston 18, Bergman 47.

Huntsville hosted Gravette, losing 57-31.

The Madison County Hall of Fame will honor great area athletes with ceremonies beginning Friday at the Activity Center in Huntsville. Two other induction ceremonies are set for later in the month in Kingston and St. Paul.

On Jan. 11,  Kingston hosted Omaha. The final score of the junior girls game was Kingston 40, Omaha 8. Whitlee Stacey led the team with 14 points followed by Kierra Williams with 9 points,  Kylee Weaver with 7 points, Reese Pittman with 4 points, Clara Huber with 3 points, and  Leelou Kilbourn with 3 points.

Huntsville Eagle Kobe Ogden attacks the net against Shiloh Christian High School.

Huntsville Lady Eagle Maggie Ritchie drives down the court in a Jan. 9 game against Gentry.

St. Paul Lady Saint Caydence Kimball shoots against Thaden on Jan. 11.

Both senior high teams played in the NAC Tournament on Dec. 27. The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets played Valley Springs with the final score Kingston 52, Valley Springs 62. 

With a humble spirit and determined leadership, Huntsville High School Senior Kobe Ogden has a lot of skills. On the court, you can find him playing point guard for the Huntsville Eagles boys basketball team. In his free time, Ogden enjoys playing video games on his PlayStation 5. 

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