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Soccer Registration Open

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Mena Soccer Association has opened registration for the upcoming youth soccer season. Registration forms are available for the Fall soccer league at La Villa, Hibbett Sports, and Papa Pablanos. Parents wanting to sign up their kids can also do so online at tapleysports.com.

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County Golf Teams in Action

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Polk County golf teams were in action August 11th as Mena and Cossatot River teed off at the Ouachita Golf Course in Mena. Both boys and girls teams played, the boys played 18 holes, while the Cossatot girls completed 9 holes. The Mena boys finished 1st with an overall score of 231 and the Cossatot boys ...

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Red & Black Scrimmage Rescheduled

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Each year the Bearcats hold their Red & Black Scrimmage the first week of school and this year the date of the pre-season scrimmage is being moved back a day. The scrimmage has been moved from Friday, August 18th to August 17th at 6 p.m. The first half of the evening will be Jr. High scrimmaging ...

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Adult Softball League Crowns Champion

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Monday night, August 8th, teams from the Mena adult softball league competed on the diamond at McMillan Park to see who would be crowned Champions. The evening of play marked the final night of play for the 2017 season and the end of the eight week season. 99 Problems and Bad Company played the first game ...

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Golfers Take a Swing at PGA Jr. Golf Tour

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The Arkansas PGA Junior Golf Tour Tournament was hosted in Little Rock on July 27th and two Bearcat golfers showcased their skills. Daniel Davis and Austin Johnston, both members of the Bearcat Golf team, competed in Little Rock as a part of the 2017 Arkansas PGA Junior Tour. Golfers eligible for the event were those 19 ...

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Bearcat Golf Team Drives Away the Competition

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The Mena Bearcat Golf team recently traveled to the Malvern Country Club to play 18 holes. Start time for the golfers to tee off was 10:00 a.m. After a day of play, the Bearcats came out on top for their first district win of the season. After the first match at Ashdown was cancelled due to ...

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Barracuda Swimmers Medal at 2017 AAU Junior Olympics

SUBMITTED – This year marked the 51st Anniversary of the Amateur Athletic Union [AAU] Junior Olympics games. Over 430 swimmers traveled to the University of Oakland Natatorium, located outside of Detroit, Michigan. Simmers came from all over the United States to compete in the 2017 AAU Swimming National Championship portion of the games. Team Arkansas, the Arkansas National Team, was ...

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Mena Barracudas Bring Home Medals

SUBMITTED – The Mena Barracuda swim team capped off their summer season with a very successful effort at the Southern Arkansas Swim Championships. It was just a small team judged by numbers, but their talent towered above the competition in the small team division. With only 17 swimmers in the summer only division and one in the Year Round, the ...

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Ladycats Hosts Team Camp

Mena volleyball players warm up for their games in the Ladycats team camp hosted in the Union Bank Center at Mena High School. Junior high games were played on Monday morning. Tuesday morning there were matches for the 9th grade team and  two senior high teams. The team camp was well attended with teams from Cutter Morning Star, Mansfield, Lakeside, ...

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Bearcats Set Practice Schedule

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – It’s that time of year, school is just around the corner, which it means its time for Bearcat football. Practice for both the junior high and senior high teams kick off August 2. With school starting on the 14th, the Bearcats will have a couple of weeks of practice before student athletes begin their busy schedules. ...

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