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Bearcats Set to Play in Kansas City

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – After participating in several 7-on-7 camps across the state, the Mena Bearcat Football team is ready to take their talents north. June 23-24th the Bearcats will play in a USA Football 7-on-7 camp in Kansas City Missouri. The camp will be held in the raucous Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Harper will ...

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Rose & Graves Take 3rd in Bass Tournament

SUBMITTED – Austin Rose & Evan Graves members of the Mena Basscat Bass Team qualified and competed in the AYFA State Championship held this weekend at Dierks, Gilham, & DeQueen lakes. After the qualification days on Friday & Saturday. Austin & Evan fought their way into 5th place. The field was cut in half following the qualification days. Only 10 teams would make ...

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Mena Barracuda Swim Team Competes at Home

The Mena Barracuda swim team hosted their first home meet of the season Saturday, June 10. There were several divisions of swimmers for the meet including: 6 & Under Boys, 8 & Under Boys, 10 & Under Boys, 10 & Under Girls, 12 & Under Boys, 12 & Under Girls, Senior Girls, and Senior Boys. Listed below are the results ...

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Morgan Fagan- Running for Another Day

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Running isn’t just hard… it is exhausting. It is just as much mental as it is physical. The best athletes are those that train their bodies to push past their breaking points, going further than they thought they could. For many, running is hard work, and for some, running gives satisfaction and joy. Famous Olympian Eric ...

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Barracuda Swim Team Kicks Off Season

The Mena Barracuda swim team opened its 2017 season at the Christus St. Michael Fitness Center in Texarkana, Texas. Fifteen swimmers competed, while Larson Woods, Malachi Lea, and Andrew Erickson participated in their first event. Emily Sorge and Brad Bates started the day off with wins in the 500 yard freestyle event. Since they did not field relay teams, Mena’s ...

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Covenant Ministries to Host 5K Run

BY MELANIE BUCK – Hatfield’s Jubilee in June is coming up with a full day of activities planned at Hatfield City Park. In conjunction with this year’s event, Covenant Ministries is hosting a 5K Charity Run. The cost is a minimum donation of $30 per person and it begins at 8 a.m. on June 24th at Hatfield City Park. Medals ...

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Acorn Pitcher Earns All State Tournament Team

Acorn softball player, Tori Barrett, was named to the All State Tournament Team after her performance in the 1A State Tournament for the Lady Tigers. Barrett was the primary pitcher for Acorn this year, helping lead the team into the state tournament. “Tori was our best player all year and our team leader. She did things and performed in a ...

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New Bearcat Baseball Team Enjoying Success

CONTRIBUTED BY ANDY PHILPOT – Everyone in Polk County knows that there is a Mena Bearcats baseball team, which has represented Mena High School for over thirty years. What everyone may not realize is that Mena is now sporting a new Bearcats baseball team, which has caused a buzz throughout the community during their first season of play that wraps ...

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Mena Junior Boys Claim District Runner-Up; Junior Girls Show Exciting Future

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena Bearcat and Ladycat Junior Track teams traveled to Nashville for their District Track Meet on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The junior girls brought home several medals after a long day of competition against some of the toughest in the area. In the 200 meter dash, Andrea Maechler took 8th. Ciara Lance placed 4th in ...

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Cossatot River and Mena Complete Baseball Seasons

BY EASTON LEONARD – Both Cossatot River High School and Mena High School finished off their respected baseball and softball seasons this past week.   Cossatot baseball finished their season with an overall record of 2-13. The Eagles played their last game at home against Horatio on April 21st, and lost 12-0. The Lady Eagles of Cossatot wrapped up their season ...

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