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Bearcat Senior Night set for Friday

Photo by Mena Public Schools The Harding Academy Wildcats football team were victorious over the host Mena Bearcats, by a score of 44-20 in the Sept. 4 non-league game. The Bearcats now sport a 1-1 record. They take the field next when they host Hot Springs for a non-league game on Friday, September 11, which will also be Senior Night. ...

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Tri Lakes Tournament canceled due to flooding

Staff Report Officials with the Tri-Lakes Big Bass Tournament have announced that the Sept. 5 tournament has been canceled due to high lake levels. The Corps of Engineers said they cannot get the water pulled down by this weekend and many of the boat ramps are closed. Early this week, Gillham Lake measured 35 feet above normal pool elevation due ...

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Bearcats begin with a blowout

Leopards fall to Mena, 39-0 Staff Report DEQUEEN– The Mena Bearcats began their season with a blowout over the De Queen Leopards. Mena scored on their first six offensive possessions while holding De Queen to just 13 yards in total offense, as the Bearcats rolled to a 39-0 victory on the road in Leopard Stadium Friday night. The season opening ...

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Changes to school sports mandated by state

Photo Courtesy of Mena Public Schools / Editing by Jeri Borst Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium held a socially distant crowd during Mena’s scrimmage against Mansfield Friday, Aug. 21.     By Jeri Borst A recent decision from the Arkansas Department of Health may result in tempered noise from football fans on Friday nights. An Aug. 14 mandate to public and ...

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Bearcat opener kicks off with old rival

Staff Report Bearcats will travel to DeQueen Friday, Aug. 28 for their non-conference season opener against the Leopards at 7 p.m. Last year in Mena, the Bearcats shut out the Leopards 36-0. Jake Wiles rushed for 132 yards on 11 carries, including a 50 yard scoring run to get the Bearcats rolling. Quarterback Max Montgomery completed 13 of 22 passes ...

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Bucks to hold cross-country open try-outs – Scholarships available

Submitted by UARM UARM’s Bucks Cross-Country Head Coach Samantha Shores has announced an open men and women’s NJCAA cross-country try-out for August 1. Those selected would have the opportunity to join the 2020 Bucks Cross-Country team as well as earn an athletic scholarship. Both Coach Shores 2018 and 2019 teams earned the Region II championships and Shores said she couldn’t ...

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Local Legendz Take Third

Left: Riley Gilbert of Mena, pitched and played outfield for the Legendz baseball team. The Legendz baseball team, featuring players from Mena, Smithville and Horatio, took third place honors this weekend at the U.S.S.A. 18 and under World Series at Burns Park in North Little Rock.  Mena athletes participating on the team included: Riley Gilbert, Blake Brown, Sam Efird, and ...

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Myers Commits to UA – Rich Mountain

The Head Cross Country Coach at Mena High School, Randy Peters, announced that another Bearcat will be running in the collegiate ranks in 2021! Logan Myers committed to U of A Rich Mountain on June 24th, 2020. Logan has been a part of Cross Country since the 8th grade at Mena and has earned All-Conference and All State honors multiple ...

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Cannon and Johnston Receive Angler of the Year Awards

Cason Cannon and Austin Johnston were awarded Trader Bill’s High School Angler of the Year awards for 2019-2020.  Both are seniors at Mena High School. Submitted photo.

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Johnston Reels in Scholarship

Austin Johnston a senior at Mena High School won the 2020 Terry (Pops) Hudgens Memorial Scholarship. He will be attending Arkansas Tech this fall where he will pursue his fishing career. Submitted Photo

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