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Thigpen Signs with Cowley College

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena High School senior Sealy Thigpen signed on with Cowley College on Thursday, April 13, 2017, to play volleyball at the junior college that is located in Arkansas City, Kansas. Thigpen received a full athletic scholarship to the school. Her father, David Thigpen, said the head coach has been recruiting her since she was a sophomore ...

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Track Teams Travel to Waldron Relays

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena and Acorn High School Track Teams traveled to Waldron to compete in the Waldron Gaile Hainley Relays on Thursday, April 13. Mena senior girls brought home a first place ribbon in the 4×800 meter relay event, running it in a time of 11:45.12. The four-member team included lead-off runner, Sarah England, Evelyn Smith, Bree Sanders, ...

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Mena Baseball Falls to the Curly Wolves

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Bearcat baseball team fell to the Curly Wolves of Prescott on Friday night, by a score of 12-6. After one complete inning of play, the Bearcats led Prescott 5-4, but afterwards Mena seemed to fall apart. The Curly Wolves tied the game in the top of the third, and took a three run lead ...

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Cossatot Soccer Just Three Games Away

EASTON LEONARD – The Cossatot River Eagles boys soccer team has improved their record to 8-0 and is now just three games away from finishing the season with an undefeated record. This past week, the Eagles traveled to Arkadelphia and defeated the Badgers 2-1, and then traveled to Nashville and won 1-0. Cossatot played their final road game of the ...

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Bearcat Soccer Wins Last Home Game of Season

BY- EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Bearcat boys soccer team defeated the Nashville Scrappers in their final home game of the year on Monday night by a score of 3-0. Mena scored their first goal in the first period and ended the game with two more goals in the second period, all while holding the Scrappers scoreless. Mena will finish ...

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Mena Junior Boys Taking Track by Storm

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena Junior Boys Track Team is making waves in a variety of track and field events, according to Coach Randy Peters. He is excited about what the boys have accomplished so far and can’t wait to continue to watch them succeed. In their most recent meet, they took 2nd place as a team, right behind ...

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Mena Basscats Represented at AR Youth Fishing Association Tournament

The Mena Basscats were back in action on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Arkansas Youth Fishing Association (AYFA) Bull Shoals bass Tournament. Two teams represented Mena Basscats at the tournament. Austin Rose and Evan Graves came in 6th place while Austin Johnston and Andrew Graves came in 9th. In the three tournaments the Basscats have participated in, Austin Rose ...

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County Teams Hit Final Stretch

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Tigers baseball team (1-5), traveled to Mount Ida on April 7th and lost 23-1. Acorn will play their next game on April 12th, when they host the Mineral Springs Hornets. Following Wednesday’s game, the Tigers will travel to Dierks on April 17th and play their final game of the season at Cutter-Morning Star on ...

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Bearcats Soccer Takes Down Gurdon

BY EASTON EONARD – The Mena Bearcats soccer team took down the Gurdon Go-Devils on Monday night, April 10th, by a score of 3-2. With this win over Gurdon, Mena’s record now improves to 4-6 over the course of the season so far. Mena lost their first four games of the season, but has won four of their last six, ...

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High School Track Teams Attend Mansfield Relays

BY MELANIE BUCK – High School Track teams from around the region attended the Mansfield Senior Tiger Relays on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, including teams from Mena and Acorn and a couple of runners from Cossatot River. In high school senior girls action, Mena senior Abbie Smith came home with a first place win in the 800 meter run in ...

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