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Bearcat XC Fairs Well in Opening Meet

BY MELANIE WADE – Mena Cross Country attended their first meet of the season at the Rattler Run in Magazine, Ark. on Thursday, September 14. Coach Randy Peters reports that the Junior Bearcats team came in 1st overall. Junior Bearcat Logan Myers lead the team, coming in 2nd overall in the division, with Mathew McCravens coming in 7th. Keira Hall ...

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Cossatot River Kicks off Cross Country Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Cossatot River High School Cross Country team has kicked off their 2017 season, and looks to succeed during Coach Blake Alexander’s second year. Coach Alexander was pleased with his first year, as the senior boys placed District Runner-Up. However, the girls team did not have enough competitors to compete in the post-season meets. When asked ...

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Bearcats Put A Leash On Rival Bulldogs

BY EASTON LEONARD – Friday night, September 15th, the Mena Bearcats (3-0) football team hosted the rival Waldron Bulldogs (2-1) at Bearcat Stadium. Both teams went into the matchup undefeated. Waldron won the opening coin toss and chose to receive the ball to start the second half. Gerardo Lopez’s kickoff for the Bulldogs was caught by Mena’s Nick Linch who ...

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Tigers XC Earn Top Honors at Season Opener

SUBMITTED – The Acorn Tigers Cross Country got off to a great start at the Magazine Rattler run with Freshman Ashlynn Bissell leading the Jr. Lady Tigers to a 3rd place team finish, by winning the 1.5 mile race in class 1A- 6A. Justice Neufield lead the Jr. Tigers to the team title, finishing in first place in the 1A-3A ...

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Ladycats Sweep Hackett

BY EASTON LEONARD – Monday night, September 11th, Mena Volleyball hosted the Lady Hornets of Hackett in the Union Bank Center. Following a few eight-minute periods of play by the seventh grade volleyball teams, the Mena Junior High Varsity Ladycats took the court to kickoff the nights official games. In the first set of their match against Hackett, the Junior ...

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Ladycats Drop Home Opener To Booneville

BY EASTON LEONARD – Mena Volleyball hosted the Booneville Ladycats at the Union Bank Center on Tuesday, August 29th, for their first home game of the 2017 season. To kick off Tuesday night’s action, Mena’s Junior High JV team took the court for their best-of-three match, and scored the first fifteen points of the first set before Booneville even scored. ...

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Leopards No Problem for Bearcats In Season Opener

BY EASTON LEONARD – Bearcat fans will agree that there isn’t a better way to kick off the 2017 football season than an overwhelming 41-6 victory over long-time rivals, DeQueen Leopards. The sweet smell of victory filled the air of Bearcat Stadium as Coach Tim Harper’s young Bearcat team soundly defeated the Leopards. The Bearcats won the coin toss, and ...

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Bearcats Set to Host DeQueen for Season Opener

BY EASTON LEONARD – Under the faithful leadership of Coach Tim Harper, the Mena Bearcats Senior High Football team is set to take on the DeQueen Leopards to start off the season this Friday, September 1st. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMANTHA MAECHLER Tina Walker [LEFT], aka ‘The Bearcats’ Biggest Fan, is as anxious as other fans for the official Bearcat season ...

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Tigers are Ready to Run

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Acorn Cross Country has been one of the dominate programs in Southwest Arkansas for a number of years under the direction of Keith Willsey. Since 1996, the Tigers have been a factor at State, making numerous visits and winning several championships along the way. This year is no different at Acorn, the Tigers look to keep ...

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Mena Tennis Set to Play

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The Mena Bearcat and Ladycat tennis teams are fast approaching their first matches of the year. Mena will host their first two matches of the season at McMillan Park August 24th and August 29th. The teams are practicing each day after school at McMillan Park preparing for their opponents. There are a good number of athletes ...

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