BY BROOKE HINES –
The Bearcats season opener was on Monday, February 29th in West Yell County. Coach Bates and the Mena Bearcats came out and won the first game of the season, 14 to 2. Senior players stepped up in the game to help secure the win for the Bearcats. The Mena Bearcats will be back in action on Tuesday at Dierks and Friday at Union Bank Park in Mena against Ozark starting at 4:30.