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Senators Put An End To Bearcats Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday night, February 12th, the Mena Bearcat senior boys basketball team traveled to Joe T. Robinson, to take on the hosting Senators, in the first round of the 7-4A Conference Basketball Tournament. The Bearcats kept Robinson fairly close in the opening quarter, as the Senators outscored Mena by only five, 13-8. Both teams played tight ...

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Ladycats Place Fourth At District; Headed To Regionals

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Monday night, February 12th, the Mena Ladycats basketball team took on the Robinson Lady Senators, in the first round of the 7-4A Conference Basketball Tournament, at Joe. T Robinson. In a low scoring first quarter, the Ladycats held Robinson to only five points, while scoring thirteen of their own, to take an eight point, 13-5, ...

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Acorn 4th Grade Lady Tigers Finish Spectacular Season

The Acorn fourth grade girls basketball team just finished up their very impressive season, with a record of 12-1. The Lady Tigers compete in the Tri-County League, which consists of teams from Acorn, Mena, Kirby, Oden, and Caddo Hills. With wins over Oden (26-2) and Caddo Hills (20-7), the young team from Acorn won their respective Tri-County League Championship. Adding ...

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Jr. Ladycats Take Down Arkadelphia

BY EASTON LEONARD – Thursday night, February 1st, the Mena Jr. Ladycats took on the Arkadelphia Jr. Lady Badgers at Jim Rackley Gymnasium. Prior to the Junior Varsity game, the Junior JV Ladycats defeated Arkadelphia 14-2. In a booming first quarter, the Jr. Ladycats ran all over Arkadelphia, outscoring the Jr. Lady Badgers 23-2. Only ten total points were scored ...

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Jr. Lady Tigers Blow Past Dierks

BY EASTON LEONARD – Monday night, January 29th, the Acorn Jr. Lady Tigers hosted the Dierks Jr. Lady Outlaws. Acorn opened the game up with a bang, holding the Jr. Lady Outlaws to only four points in the first quarter, while scoring twelve points of their own. In the second quarter, the Jr. Lady Tigers defense didn’t let up one ...

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Cossatot Earns Upset Win Over Panthers

BY SHANE HAARMEYER – For Homecoming last Friday, February 2nd, the Cossatot River Eagles basketball team hosted the Ashdown Panthers (14-5, 10-1) on campus of Cossatot River High School, and ended up breaking the Panthers’ nine game winning streak with a 44-41 victory. Ashdown opened up a 6-point lead early in the game and looked like they were going to ...

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New Dean On Campus Of OBU

BY EASTON LEONARD – A new Dean is headed to the campus of Ouachita Baptist University. Justin Dean of Mena High School signed his letter of intent to further his football playing career at OBU, Wednesday morning, February 7th. Dean says he remembers playing football for the first time when he was seven or eight years old, when, “I would ...

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Bearcats Win Big Over Prescott

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Friday night, the Mena Bearcats (15-9, 8-3) senior high basketball team hosted the Prescott Curley Wolves (7-16, 6-8) at the Union Bank Center. In a close knit first quarter, the Curley Wolves came back to take a three point, 17-14, lead over Mena going into the second quarter. Both teams continued to stay close in ...

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2018 Softball Preview: Jackson State

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After consecutive seasons without postseason play, Jackson State heads into the 2018 season looking to reverse its fortunes and return to the level of championship contender. For third-year coach Darnell Walker, perhaps the most significant factor in the Lady Tigers’ success this season lies in the avoidance of sophomore slumps. With several newcomers receiving extended playing time, Jackson ...

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Acorn Jr. Boys Edge Out Jr. Outlaws

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday night, January 29th, the Acorn junior boys basketball team hosted the Dierks Jr. Outlaws at Acorn High School. The Jr. Tigers started the game on a 4-0 run, forcing Dierks to call a timeout with 3:53 left in the first quarter. Following the timeout, the Jr. Outlaws outscored Acorn 12-8, to tie the game ...

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