Hamilton signs with Lyon Cheer

Heber Springs’ Gentry Hamilton is all smiles after signing with Lyon College at a ceremony before the “Black-Out” Pep Rally. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

February 14, 2020

Heber Springs senior Gentry Hamilton is following in her big sister’s footsteps after signing with Lyon College’s Cheer and Dance in ceremony in the old gymnasium.

Hamilton’s sister, Lawson, was a cheerleader at the Batesville school and it was no-brainer for her to want to attend the college.

“My sister cheered for Lyon about five years ago, so I already knew the program well,” Hamilton said. “I really like that it is a small school and it’s all intimate. I like that and I feel like I’ll get to know everyone a lot quicker.”

It will help that several of her classmates will be attending Lyon College, including basketball standout Libby Stutts.

Hamilton is also a catcher for the Heber Springs softball team.

“She is probably going to be my roommate,” Hamilton said.

The senior, who is also the starting catcher on the softball team, has been cheering for seven years and received a Trustee’s Scholarship to the private college.

“I am pretty excited about it,” Hamilton said.

The daughter of Lance and Kellie Hamilton, Gentry plans on majoring in biology and going into marine biology after that.

Jennifer Arnold is the cheer coach for the NAIA school in Batesville.

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Action Photo: Future Heber Springs Cheerleaders

January 24, 2020

The Heber Springs High School dance and cheerleading teams held a clinic for youngsters in Heber Springs.

At the end of the clinic, these young ladies performed at halftime of the senior boys game between Heber Springs and Dover Friday night at the Panther Den.

Here a just a few of the girls that participated. Photos copyrighted by Philip Seaton.

Kimeyah Herring

Stuttgart drops Heber Springs in junior high action

October 3, 2019

HEBER SPRINGS – Stuttgart defeated Heber Springs, 28-0, in junior high action Thursday night at Panther Stadium.

The Panthers will travel to North Little Rock on Thursday to face Central Arkansas Christian at Mustang Mountain.



Citywide pep rally held in Heber Springs

September 3, 2019

Heber Springs football coach Will Cox speaks to the crowd on Tuesday at citywide pep rally held at Cowboy Chevrolet in Heber Springs. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO
The Heber Springs senior high cheerleaders sing along to the school’s alma mater at the conclusion of a citywide pep rally held at Cowboy Chevrolet in Heber Springs on Tuesday. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO
Heber Springs senior Landon Johnson speaks at the citywide pep rally held on Tuesday at Cowboy Chevrolet in Heber Springs. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

The 2019-20 Heber Springs High School Dance Team

August 14, 2019

The 2019-20 Heber Springs High School Dance Team. Pictured, front, from left, Madison Lindley, Samantha Hilborn, Toni Ring, Kailynn Cooper and Kierra Baker. Back, from left, Alexia Adams, Alaina Endicott, Avery Brady, Cristina Welsh, Abigail Finkbeiner and Jenny Carvajal. Not Pictured: Rylee Harrod, Bella Cusick and Kinley Parrish. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

The 2019-20 Heber Springs Junior High Cheerleaders

August 14, 2019

The 2019-20 Heber Springs Junior High Cheerleading squad. Front, from left, Kayla Copeland, Kelsie Cortez, Rylee Birmingham, Megan Ball, Alivia Milton and Hailey Poore. Back, from left, Bailey Siler, Kylie Stewart, Peyton Jarvis, Sophie Hollowell, Emmie Fuller and Lauren Dudeck. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO