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The Huntsville High School golf teams will kick off the 2023 season on Tuesday with a 9-hole match at Oakridge Golf Course.

The 26th Annual Madison County IPRA Rodeo will be held on Friday and Saturday at Sky High Arena atop Governors’ Hill in Huntsville.

Kayli Roach spikes a ball for the Huntsville Lady Eagles at the overnight camp at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Junior Alexis Pillow works at the net during the UCA camp. Huntsville …

The Huntsville Eagles took part in a team football camp last week in Gentry, along with teams from Springdale, Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove and other schools.

Several new coaches have been hired by the Huntsville School Districts, while some current coaches have been transferred to other sports teams.

When the 26th Madison County IPRA Rodeo takes place next weekend, one of the most popular events will be Mutton Bustin, where young boys and girls take their chances on the backs of sheep inside Sky High Arena. 

The 26th Annual Madison County IPRA Rodeo Week is scheduled to kick off on Monday with Kids Night at Sky High Arena atop Governors’ Hill.

The Huntsville High School golf teams began practice earlier this week for the 2023 season. Coach Justin Harris said team members will practice Monday through Thursday from 9-11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Golf Course.

The Huntsville Eagles football team returned to the practice field on Monday, following a three-week break from activities, including two weeks during the state’s “dead period,” during which coaches and athletes could not have contact.

The Huntsville Lady Eagles will begin summer volleyball practice on Monday, following the state’s “dead period,” when coaches and athletes could have no communication and the athletes could not use school facilities.

Audrey Willingham, athletic trainer for the Huntsville School District, was told two weeks ago that Northwest Health had decided to drop its program providing trainers.

Huntsville Eagles football coach Eric Henderson said he’s using the state’s “dead period” to get his housing situation finalized and preparing for when players return on July 10.

JASPER – Twenty-one applicants won permits to hunt elk on public land during two seasons this year. Winners were drawn during the Buffalo River Elk Festival, June 24, in Jasper.

Whack. Whack. Whack, whack, whack. Whack. Whack. Whack, whack, whack. That’s what it sounds like when a Cornhole match takes place. Bags filled with tiny resin pellets hit elevated boards that have a 6-inch hole at the top. The goal, of course, is to get the bag in the hole, either a direct shot or when the bag hits the board and slides into the hole.

Three Huntsville Eagles played for the Arkansas Patriots over the weekend.

The Huntsville Eagles won the Washington County Civic League (WCCL) of Northwest Arkansas baseball 14 and under bracket championship.

Mad Cow Cornhole founders Preston Scott and Chuck Melton presented a special shirt recently.

Huntsville boys’ basketball coach River Gosvener was with a pair of All-Stars this past weekend at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

July is rodeo month in Madison County, and three rodeos are planned for next month at Sky High Arena atop Governor’s Hill in Huntsville.

The Elkins Elks have a strong list of returning players from last year’s football team, and about 25 more moving up from an undefeated junior high team.

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