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Umpire Basketball Makes History

History was made Wednesday, May 3rd, at Umpire High School in Umpire Arkansas. For the first time in the history of the school and athletic programs, two athletes from the same team signed a letter of intent to play basketball in college. Desmond Pinson and Dusty Kesterson, both players from this years Umpire high school boys team, signed their letter ...

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MHS Athletes Compete in State Track and Field Championship

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena High School was well represented in the 2017 Class 4A State Track and Field Championship in Paragould, Arkansas on Tuesday, May 2nd. As seniors took their last steps on the track as high school athletes, several freshmen took their first steps in the coveted state meet, showing promise to the future of the sport at ...

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Thigpen and Ladycats Upset Monticello and Earn Spot in State

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Ladycats softball team (12-16) took on the Monticello Lady Billies (23-5), Friday afternoon in the first round of the 2017 4-A South Region Softball Tournament. Mena came into Friday afternoons game being the fourth seed out of the seventh district, while the Lady Billies came into the game being the first seed out of ...

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Mena & Cossatot Soccer Headed to State Tournament

The Mena Bearcats and Cossatot River Eagles soccer teams are officially headed to the 4A State Soccer Tournament., being hosted by Southside High School in Batesville.  Mena (8-9) will go into the tournament as a number four seed and take on a number one seed, St. Joseph (11-1). The Bearcats will take on the Bulldogs on Thursday at 2:00pm.  Cossatot ...

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Acorn Girls Team Earns Third in State Track Meet

BY MELANIE BUCK – Acorn Senior Morgan Fagan competed in her last state track meet on Tuesday, May 2nd in Conway during the Class 1A/2A State Track and Field Championship, bringing home ribbons in multiple events. Fagan, along with Faith Hill, a junior, competed in the 800-meter run, Hill taking 5th in 2:50.41 and Fagan placing 8th in 2:55.46. The ...

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Acorn Preparing for State Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Lady Tigers (6-7) faced off against County Line in the first game of the Regional Tournament last Friday. The Lady Tigers were dominant, displacing County Line 20-5. Acorn put on a hitting clinic against County Line, scoring 11 runs in the third inning to help create separation in the game early. Coach Chris Ledbetter ...

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Mena Soccer Moving On to State

The Mena Bearcat soccer team (7-7) traveled to Centerpoint, on April 27th, and defeated the Knights 5-1. Mena kept the Knights scoreless in the first period, while scoring three goals of their own. In the second period, the Bearcats scored twice more and allowed just one goal to Centerpoint. Making the final score 5-1 Mena. The Bearcats will move on to the ...

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Ladycats Soccer Finish on Good Note

The Mena Ladycats soccer team (2-10) won on Thursday night, defeating the Centerpoint Lady Knights 3-1. The Ladycats end their season on a good note with a win. Congratulations to Coach Bledsoe, and seniors, as well as the rest of the Ladycat soccer team on finishing the 2017 soccer season

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Mena Senior Boys Earn District Track Runners-Up; Senior Girls and Boys Head to State

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena Bearcat Senior Boys Track Team brought home the runner-up trophy at the 2017 Class 4A-7 West District Meet held in Ashdown on Tuesday, April 25, missing first place by just five points. The senior girls brought home several honors themselves with many heading to Paragould on Tuesday, May 2, for the Class 4A State ...

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Local Softball Teams Finish Successfully

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday night, May 1st, the Acorn Lady Tigers softball team (5-5) took on the Kirby Lady Trojans in their last regular season game. Acorn gave up one run in the top of the first on Monday night, but answered with nine runs in the bottom half of the inning. The Lady Trojans were able to ...

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