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Bearcats Victorious In Waldron

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Tuesday, the Mena Bearcats traveled to Waldron to take on their arch rival Bulldogs. Both teams went back and forth in the first eight minutes, but the Bearcats were able to take a 2 point lead into the second quarter, outscoring Waldron 12-10. The pace stayed the same in the second quarter, allowing Mena to ...

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Acorn Tigers Sweep Varsity Basketball Games Against Horatio

BY EASTON LEONARD – Tuesday night, the Horatio Lions traveled to Acorn High School to take on the Tigers in a few good games of basketball. To start the varsity games off, the Lady Tigers and Lady Lions set up for tip-off. After a slow start, Acorn was able to outscore Horatio in the first quarter 13-9. The Lady Tigers ...

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EAGLES SWOOP UP LEOPARDS

BY JIM PINSON – Friday night, the Cossatot River Eagles and Lady Eagles claimed non-conference victories over the DeQueen Leopards and Lady Leopards. The Lady Eagles claimed a 55-41 victory over the Lady Leopards and improved to 5-1 on the season. All five starters scored for the Lady Eagles. They were led by junior Reagan Richardson with 21 points and sophomore ...

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Acorn Tigers Come Up Short Against The Umpire Wildcats, 65-48

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Umpire Wildcats defeated the Acorn Tigers 65-48 Friday, November 18th, at Acorn High School. Umpire outscored the Tigers 12-13 in the first quarter of play. In the second quarter, the Wildcats pulled away from Acorn, outscoring the Tigers 18-7 to make the score 31-19 at the close of the first half. Acorn stayed steady with ...

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Lady Tigers Turn Up The Heat Against The Lady Wildcats

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Lady Tigers of Acorn defeated the Umpire Lady Wildcats 58-29 Friday, November 18th, at Acorn High School. Acorn opened up the game on a 13-2 run, before the first quarter came to an end with the score 19-4. In the second quarter, the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Wildcats 11-10, making the score 30-14 at ...

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Ladycats Earn Top Volleyball Honors

Several Ladycats have been awarded with top honors following their 2016 volleyball season. Sealy Thigpen and Lexi Brooks have both been named to All-State. Thigpen and Grace Wagner earned a spot on the All-State Tournament Team. Reagan Sikes, Grace Wagner, Jayzlee Bahr, Alicia Barrett, and Ansley Simmons were named as 1st Team All-Conference. Brandie Harrison and Courtney Milam were named ...

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Acorn’s State Cross-Country Legacy Continues!

BY MELANIE BUCK – Runners from around the county competed in the Arkansas State Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Oaklawn Racetrack in Hot Springs. Each of the county’s three districts had runners place in the top 20, with one school bringing home a team trophy. In the Class 1A/2A Division, Acorn High School girls brought home the runner-up trophy ...

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Brooks Signs with OBU

BY MELANIE BUCK – Lexi Brooks, a senior at Mena High School, held an official signing Wednesday, November 9th, as she accepted a double scholarship from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Brooks will receive athletic and academic scholarships to further her education and her athletic career. Lexi is the daughter of Bobby and Staci Brooks.  She has been a ...

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Bearcats Fall To CAC 42-21, Ending Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Bearcats traveled to Central Arkansas Christian, on Friday, November 11, for round one in the 4A State Football Playoffs. Mena was defeated by the Mustangs, 42-21. CAC won the coin toss and chose to kickoff to start the game. The Mustangs onside kicked the ball out of bounds, giving Mena the ball on their ...

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Cossatot River Wins Runner-Up Trophy

The District 7-3A Cross Country Meet was hosted by Genoa Central High School on Saturday, November 5th. Cossatot River placed second and won the runner-up trophy for the Sr. Boys division. Cossatot Sr. Boys Runners had Keelan Youngblood finished in 5th place with a time of 19:41. Cody Baker finished in 6th place with a time of 19:48. Daniel Zuniga finished in 12th place with ...

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