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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Grant Myrick (right) and Greg McCone are the new basketball coaches at Huntsville High School.

HUNTSVILLE -- Grant Myrick and Greg McCone know the tradition of Huntsville basketball. They see it every day when they walk into the gymnasium.

McCone is the new girls basketball coach. The previous coach? His name is affixed to the outside of Charles Berry Gymnasium.

Class 4A Composite Schedule

Monday, Nov. 5

Berryville/Shiloh Christian/Pea Ridge (VG) at Green Forest Tournament, TBD; Gentry (VG) at JC Westside Tournament, TBD

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Harrison at Greenbrier, 6 p.m.; Gentry (VG) at JC Westside Tournament, TBD; Huntsville (VG/VB) at Kingston, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Berryville/Shiloh Christian/Pea Ridge (VG) at Green Forest Tournament, TBD; Gentry (VG) at JC Westside Tournament, TBD

Thursday, Nov. 8

Berryville/Shiloh Christian/Pea Ridge (VG) at Green Forest Tournament, TBD; Gravette, Pea Ridge (VB) at New School Classic, TBD; Prairie Grove (JVB/VB benefit game) at Ozark, TBD; Prairie Grove (JVG/VG benefit game) at Greenwood, 5:30 p.m.; Clarksville (VG benefit game) at Rogers Heritage, 6 p.m.; Huntsville (VG/VB benefit game) at Siloam Springs, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9

Gravette/Pea Ridge (VB) at New School Classic, TBD

Saturday, Nov. 10

Berryville/Shiloh Christian/Pea Ridge (VG) at Green Forest Tournament, TBD; Gravette/Pea Ridge (VB) at New School Classic, TBD; Subiaco Academy (VB) at FS Southside, TBD

Monday, Nov. 12

Gravette (8G/8B/VG/VB) at Arkansas Arts Academy, 4 p.m.; Shiloh Christian (JVB/VB) at Springdale High, TBD

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Rogers Heritage at Berryville (JVG/VG), 6 p.m.; Gravette (JVG/VG) at Bentonville High, 4:30 p.m.; Prairie Grove (all) at Huntsville, 4:30 p.m.; Clarksville (all) at Springdale Har-Ber, 4:30 p.m.; County Line (9B/JVB/VB) at Subiaco Academy, 5 p.m.; Gentry (all) at West Fork, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Van Buren (VG only) at Shiloh Christian, 6 p.m.; Van Buren (VB only) at Subiaco Academy, 7:15 p.m.; Pea Ridge (VG/VB) at Eureka Springs, 6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 16

Eureka Springs at Berryville (all), 4:30 p.m.; Huntsville (all) at West Fork, 5 p.m.; Gentry (VG/VB) at Decatur, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Shiloh Christian (VB) at Farmington Jamboree, TBD

Monday, Nov. 19

Shiloh Christian (VG)/Gentry (VG/VB) at Lincoln Tournament, TBD; Prairie Grove (all) at Greenland, 4 p.m.; Clarksville (VB) at Two Rivers Invitational, TBD; Huntsville (all) at Rogers High, 4 p.m.; Farmington (JVB/VB) at Van Buren, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Cassville, Mo. at Berryville (JVB/VB), 4 p.m.; Cedarville (all) at Gravette, 4:30 p.m. (benefit game); Shiloh Christian (VG), Gentry (VG/VB) at Lincoln Tournament, TBD; Harrison at Branson, Mo. 6 p.m.; Siloam Springs (all) at Prairie Grove, 5 p.m.; Clarksville (VB) at Two Rivers Invitational, TBD; Ozark at Huntsville (VG/VB), 6 p.m.; Mena (all) at Pea Ridge, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Shiloh Christian (VG), Gentry (VG/VB) at Lincoln Tournament, TBD; Clarksville (VB) at Two Rivers Invitational, TBD; Pea Ridge (VG/VB) at Lavaca Tournament, TBD

Friday, Nov. 23

Farmington (VG) at Har-Ber Classic, TBD

Saturday, Nov. 24

Farmington (VG) at Har-Ber Classic, TBD

Monday, Nov. 26

Berryville (VB) at Forsyth Tournament, TBD; Pea Ridge (VG/VB) at Lavaca Tournament, TBD

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Berryville (VB) at Forsyth Tournament, TBD; Gravette (all) at Lincoln, 4 p.m.; Shiloh Christian JVB/VG/VB) at Elkins, 5 p.m.; Southside Batesville at Harrison, 5 p.m.; Pottsville at Prairie Grove (all), 5 p.m.; Greenbrier (all) at Clarksville, 5 p.m.; Two Rivers at Subiaco Academy (9B/VB), 5 p.m.; Farmington (all) at Huntsville, 4 p.m.; Pea Ridge (VG/VB) at Lavaca Tournament, TBD

Thursday, Nov. 29

Berryville (VB) at Forsyth Tournament, TBD; Harrison at Willard, Mo. Tournament, TBD; Clarksville (VG) at Pottsville Invitational, TBD; Clarksville/Subiaco Academy (VB) at Citizens Bank Tournament in Van Buren, TBD; Pea Ridge (VG/VB) at Lavaca Tournament, TBD; Arkansas Arts Academy (VB) at Gentry, 7 p.m.l Farmington (VG/VB) at Pottsville Classic, 4 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 30

Berryville (VB) at Forsyth Tournament, TBD; Huntsville (all) at Gravette, 4:30 p.m.; Shiloh ChristianVG/VB) at Alma Classic, TBD; Harrison at Willard, Mo. Tournament, TBD; Prairie Grove (all) at Elkins, 4 p.m.; Clarksville (VG) at Pottsville Invitational, TBD; Clarksville/Subiaco Academy (VB) at Citizens Bank Tournament in Van Buren, TBD; Pea Ridge (VG/VB) at Lavaca Tournament, TBD; Gentry (all) at Mountainburg, 4 p.m.; Farmington (VG/VB) at Clarksville/Green Co. Tech Classic, TBD

Saturday, Dec. 1

Berryville (VB) at Forsyth Tournament, TBD; Gravette (VG/VB) at Adair, Okla. Classic, TBD; Shiloh Christian (VG/VB) at Alma Classic, TBD; Harrison at Willard, Mo. Tournament, TBD; Clarksville/Subiaco Academy (VB) at Citizens Bank Tournament in Van Buren, TBD; Pea Ridge (VG/VB) at Lavaca Tournament, TBD; Siloam Springs (JVB/VB) at Farmington, 12:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 3

Shiloh Christian (JVB/VG/VB) at Ozark, 5 p.m.; Elkins (all) at Gentry, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Berryville JVB/VG/VB) at Blue Eye, Mo., 5 p.m.; Lincoln (all) at Prairie Grove, 4 p.m.; Pottsville (all) at Clarksville, 5 p.m.; Dardanelle (9B/JVB/VB) at Subiaco Academy, 5 p.m.; Ozark (JVG/VG) at Pea Ridge, 5 p.m.; Gentry (VG/VB) at Huntsville, 6 p.m.; Alma (all) at Farmington, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Shiloh Christian (VB) at Russellville Cyclone Classic, TBD

Thursday, Dec. 6

Battle at the Ridge, TBD; Gravette (VG/VB) at Adair, Okla. Classic, TBD; Shiloh Christian/Subiaco Academy (VB) at Russellville Cyclone Classic, TBD; Harrison at Fayetteville Tournament, TBD; Clarksville/Huntsville (VG) at Crabtree Classic in Bentonville, TBD; Clarksville (VB) at Arvest Classic in Rogers, TBD; Farmington (VG/VB)/Huntsville (VB) at Farmington Classic, TBD;

Friday, Dec. 7

Battle at the Ridge; Berryville (VG) at Farmington Classic, TBD; Shiloh Christian/Subiaco Academy (VB) at Russellville Cyclone Classic, TBD; Harrison at Fayetteville Tournament, TBD; West Fork (VG/VB) at Prairie Grove, 5 p.m.; Clarksville/Huntsville (VG) at Crabtree Classic in Bentonville, TBD; Clarksville (VB) at Arvest Classic in Rogers, TBD; Farmington (VG/VB)/Huntsville (VB) at Farmington Classic, TBD; Gentry (all) at Greenland, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8

Battle at the Ridge; Berryville (VG) at Farmington Classic, TBD; Gravette (VG/VB) at Adair, Okla. Classic, TBD; Shiloh Christian/Subiaco Academy (VB) at Russellville Cyclone Classic, TBD; Harrison at Fayetteville Tournament, TBD; Clarksville/Huntsville (VG) at Crabtree Classic in Bentonville, TBD; Clarksville (VB) at Arvest Classic in Rogers, TBD; Farmington (VG/VB)/Huntsville (VB) at Farmington Classic, TBD

Monday, Dec. 10

Berryville (VG) at Ozark, 5 p.m.; Gravette (all) at McDonald County, Mo., 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Springfield (Mo.) Hillcrest at Berryville (JVB/VB), 6 p.m.; FS Southside (JVG/VG) at Gravette, 5 p.m.; Shiloh Christian (JVB/VB) at Bentonville High, 6 p.m.; Harrison (VG/VB) at Mountain Home, 6 p.m.; Clarksville (all) at Dover, 5 p.m.; Subiaco Academy (9B/JVB/VB) at Ozark, 5 p.m.; Huntsville (all) at Pea Ridge, 4 p.m.; Farmington (JVB/VG/VB) at Greenwood, 4:30 p.m.

Friday. Dec. 14

Berryville (all) at Huntsville, 4 p.m.; Harrison (all) at Gravette, 4:30 p.m.; Omaha (9G/9B/VG) at Shiloh Christian, 5 p.m.; Prairie Grove (all) at Farmington, 4 p.m.; Dardanelle (all) at Clarksville, 5 p.m.; Pea Ridge (all) at Gentry, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Berryville (VB) at Reeds Spring, Mo., TBD; Shiloh Christian (VG) at Chuck Hayes Hoops Showcase in Booneville, TBD; Harrison (VB) at NorthArk College Border War, TBD; Subiaco Academy/Gentry (VB) at Booneville Classic, TBD; Farmington (VB) vs. Subiaco Academy at Booneville, 4 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 17

Pottsville (9B/JVB/VB) at Subiaco Academy, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Berryville (JVB/VB) at Hollister, Mo., 6 p.m.; Gravette (all) at Gentry, 4 p.m.; Harrison (JVB/VG/VB) at Shiloh Christian, 5 p.m.; Huntsville (all) at Prairie Grove, 5 p.m.; Clarksville (all) at Beebe, 5 p.m.; Pea Ridge (all) at Farmington, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Providence Academy (all) at Clarksville, 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 21

Gentry (all) at Berryville, 4 p.m.; Gravette (all) at Farmington, 4:30 p.m.; Huntsville (JVB/VG/VB) at Shiloh Christian, 5 p.m.; Prairie Grove (all) at Pea Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 26

Gravette (VB) at Southwest, Mo. Classic, TBD

Thursday, Dec. 27

Berryville/Huntsville at Berryville Holiday Hoops (VG/VB), TBD; Gravette (VB), Gentry (VG/VB) at Southwest, Mo. Classic, TBD; Gravette (VG)/Harrison (VB) at Lendel Thomas Classic, TBD; Shiloh Christian (VG) at Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic, TBD; Shiloh Christian (VB) at Kameron Hale Invitational in Hot Springs, TBD; Prairie Grove (VG/VB) at Siloam Springs Tournament, TBD; Pea Ridge at Alma Tournament, TBD; Farmington (VG/VB) at Mountain Home Tournament, TBD

Friday, Dec. 28

Berryville/Huntsville at Berryville Holiday Hoops (VG/VB), TBD; Gravette (VB), Gentry (VG/VB) at Southwest, Mo. Classic, TBD; Gravette (VG)/Harrison (VB) at Lendel Thomas Classic, TBD; Shiloh Christian (VG) at Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic, TBD; Shiloh Christian (VB) at Kameron Hale Invitational in Hot Springs, TBD; Prairie Grove (VG/VB) at Siloam Springs Tournament, TBD; Pea Ridge at Alma Tournament, TBD; Farmington (VG/VB) at Mountain Home Tournament, TBD

Saturday, Dec. 29

Berryville/Huntsville at Berryville Holiday Hoops (VG/VB), TBD; Gravette (VG)/Harrison (VB) at Lendel Thomas Classic, TBD; Shiloh Christian (VG) at Neosho (Mo.) Holiday Classic, TBD; Shiloh Christian (VB) at Kameron Hale Invitational in Hot Springs, TBD; Prairie Grove (VG/VB) at Siloam Springs Tournament, TBD; Pea Ridge at Alma Tournament, TBD; Gentry (VG/VB) at Southwest, Mo., TBD; Farmington (VG/VB) at Mountain Home Tournament, TBD

Thursday, Jan. 3

Arkansas Arts Academy (all) at Gravette, 4:30 p.m.; Shiloh Christian (VB) at Prescott, 6 p.m.; Providence Academy at Harrison (VG/VB), 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 4

Green Forest at Berryville (all), 4 p.m.; Shiloh Christian (VB) at Ashdown, 6 p.m.; Pottsville at Harrison (VG/VB), 6 p.m.; Clarksville (all) at Morrilton, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 5

Farmington (VG) at Dardanelle Invitational, TBD

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Berryville (JVB/VG/VB) at Harrison, 5 p.m.; Gravette (all) at Prairie Grove, 5 p.m.; Shiloh Christian (JVB/VG/VB) at Pea Ridge, 5 p.m.; Ozark (all) at Clarksville, 5 p.m.; Dover (9B/JVB/VB) at Subiaco Academy, 5 p.m.; Valley Springs (VG/VB) at Huntsville, 6 p.m.; Gentry (all) at Farmington, 4 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 11

Shiloh Christian (all) at Berryville, 4 p.m.; Pea Ridge (all) at Gravette, 4:30 p.m.; Prairie Grove (all) at Gentry, 5:30 p.m.; Morrilton (JVB/VB) at Subiaco Academy, 6 p.m.; Harrison (all) at Huntsville, 4 p.m.; Providence Academy (VG/VB) at Farmington, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Subiaco Academy (all) at Heber Springs, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Farmington (all) at Berryville, 5 p.m.; Gravette (all) at Shiloh Christian, 4:30 p.m.; Harrison (all) at Prairie Grove, 4 p.m.; Subiaco Academy (JVB/VB) at Clarksville, 6 p.m.; Huntsville (all) at Gentry, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 18

Berryville (all) at Pea Ridge, 4 p.m.; Gravette (all) at Huntsville, 4 p.m.; Farmington (JVB/VG/VB) at Shiloh Christian, 5 p.m.; Clarksville (all) at Pottsville, 5 p.m.; Subiaco Academy (9B/JVB/VB) at Dardanelle, 5 p.m.; Gentry (all) at Harrison, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Harrison (VB) at MLK Classic in Little Rock, TBD

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Prairie Grove (JVB/VG/VB) at Berryville, 5 p.m.; Gravette (JVG/VG) at Ozark, 5:30 p.m.; Shiloh Christian (JVB/VG/VB) at Gentry, 5 p.m.; Dover (all) at Clarksville, 5 p.m.; Ozark (all) at Subiaco Academy, 5 p.m.; Huntsville (all) at Farmington, 4 p.m.; Pea Ridge (all) at Harrison, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 24

Clarksville (all) at Dardanelle, 5 p.m.; Subiaco Academy (9B/JVB/VB) at Pottsville, 5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 25

Berryville (all) at Gravette, 4 p.m.; Berryville (all) at Gravette, 4 p.m.; Shiloh Christian (JVB/VG/VB) at Huntsville, 5 p.m.; Farmington (all) at Prairie Grove, 5 p.m.; Gentry (all) at Pea Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Harrison JVB/VG/VB) at Berryville, 5 p.m.; Gentry (all) at Gravette, 4:30 p.m.; Prairie Grove (JVB/VG/VB) at Shiloh Christian, 5 p.m.; Clarksville (all) at Ozark, 4 p.m.; Subiaco Academy (9B/VB) at Dover, 6 p.m.; Providence Academy (VG/VB) at Huntsville, 6 p.m.; Farmington (all) at Pea Ridge, 4 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 1

Berryville (all) at Shiloh Christian, 4 p.m.; Gravette (all) at Farmington, 4 p.m.; Pea Ridge (all) at Prairie Grove, 5 p.m.; Morrilton (all) at Clarksville, 5 p.m.; Heber Springs (9B/JVB/VB) at Subiaco Academy, 5 p.m.; Huntsville (all) at Harrison, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Prairie Grove (VG/VB) at Gravette, 6 p.m.; Shiloh Christian (JVB/VG/VB) at Harrison, 5 p.m.; Clarksville (JVB/VB) at Subiaco Academy, 6 p.m.; Pea Ridge (all) at Huntsville, 4 p.m.; Farmington (all) at Gentry, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 8

Huntsville (all) at Berryville, 4 p.m.; Gravette (VG/VB) at Pea Ridge, 6 p.m.; Gentry (VG/VB) at Prairie Grove, 5 p.m.; Heber Springs (VG/VB) at Clarksville, 6 p.m.; Subiaco Academy (9B.VB) at Morrilton, 6 p.m.; Harrison (VG/VB) at Farmington, 6 p.m.

Feb. 11-16

4A-1 Conference Tournament at Harrison, TBD; 4A-4 Conference Tournament at Ozark, TBD

Myrick is the new boys basketball coach. The previous coach? His name is painted on Jim Stafford Court.

"It's a little overwhelming if you dwell on it," Myrick said. "They both did a great job here, and I'm not going to be able to fill those shoes. I'm going to be the best Grant Myrick I can be."

McCone spent more than 15 seasons sitting on the bench with Berry as his assistant coach. He absorbed as much knowledge as he could from the longtime Hall of Fame coach and will carry that forward.

"You have to look at it right," McCone said. "There is no way I could fill or duplicate what he did here."

Myrick spent seven seasons as the head coach at St. Paul, which is part of the Huntsville school system. Last season he was the girls basketball coach at George Junior High in Springdale.

A graduate of Berryville, Myrick's father was a longtime assistant coach with Stafford.

"Coaching here, replacing Coach Stafford is an honor," Myrick said. "My dad was an assistant here for 15 years. I've spent a lot of time in this office talking to Staff, my dad, Coach Berry. I'm grateful for this opportunity."

Myrick said the transition has been a smooth one.

"We had a good summer," he said. "We went to several team camps, and the kids have done really well. They have bought in to what we are doing, but we are doing a lot of the same things, same motion offense. These kids know how to play, and they know the game."

McCone, who grew up in Texas but was always a Razorback and graduated from the University of Arkansas, was a head coach at Kingston before joining Berry's staff.

McCone said Berry has made it a point to let McCone put his stamp on the program by staying away from practices.

"He told me he didn't want to put a shadow on me," McCone said. "But I imagine he will be in the gym when the season starts."

Huntsville will remain in the 4A-1 Conference, but the landscape has changed dramatically with the addition of Harrison and Farmington to an already tough league.

"It's loaded," McCone said of the 4A-1. "They didn't do us any favors, that's for sure. But if you can get out of this conference, you have a pretty good chance in the state tournament."

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