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Bearcats Grow in Kansas City

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Coach Tim Harper and the Bearcats have returned from their trip to Kansas City, where they competed in a Regional USA Football 7-on-7 camp. The camp was hosted in Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bearcats played in six games during their time at the camp, playing against teams from Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, ...

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Fast Cats Kicks Off

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The annual Fast Cats conditioning program kicked off, Monday July 10. Fast Cats is a 3 week speed and conditioning program for all athletes K-12th grade. The camp runs Monday-Thursday each week until the last day on Thursday, July 27.  Fast Cats starts each day at 7 a.m. Male athletes, 8th-12th grade trains from 7-8:30 a.m. ...

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Western Arkansas Bass Anglers Host Final Season Tournament

Western Arkansas Bass Anglers held its last regular season tournament of 2017 recently on DeQueen Lake. Coming in 4th place in the tournament was Kerry Barnett, with 9.01 lbs.; in 3rd place was Terry Davis, with 9.40 lbs.; Arla Toon took 2nd place with 9.67 lbs.; and Darrin Toon claimed 1st place with 9.83 lbs. Bobby Brooks had the big ...

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Bearcat Football Looks Forward to Upcoming Season

After coming off another successful season that led the Bearcats to the 4A Playoffs in 2016, Tim Harper and the Bearcats are looking towards another playoff run in 2017. The team will be returning several starters from both sides of the ball, including players at key positions offensively and defensively. “We have lost some good players, but we are also ...

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All-Star Baseball Team Reaches Final Four

The Mena All-Star baseball team, sponsored by Non-Stop Fitness, participated in the 8U Coach Pitch USSSA All-Star State Tournament in Conway, AR June 24th and 25th. Each of the 19 All-Star teams played two games on Saturday to determine Sunday’s bracket rankings. Mena went into Sunday’s tournament ranked 16th and their first game started at 9am. Mena defeated Montgomery County ...

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Jubilee in June 3-on-3 Tournament Results

The Town of Hatfield recently hosted their 16th Annual Jubilee in June Celebration. As in years past, a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament was played at the old Hatfield Gymnasium. There were several age divisions for the tournament, allowing for a wide range of players from around the county. Listed below are the top finishers in each age division: 7-9 Boys & ...

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Thigpen Represents Ladycats at Volleyball All-Star Game

SUBMITTED BY ANDY PHILPOT – For the majority of high school student-athletes that walk across the graduation stage to receive their diploma, they have played their final games of their athletic careers. For 2017 Mena Ladycat and graduate, Sealy Thigpen, there were still volleyball games awaiting her in the future. Before her playing career would be taken to the next ...

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Covenant Ministry 5k Fundraiser Results

BY MELANIE WADE – Covenant Ministries held a 5k fundraiser as part of the annual Jubilee in June Celebration on Saturday, June 24th, with runners and walkers making the trek through the scenic town area, with several hills making the course a little tough. Several participants entered to make the event a success that raised money to support Covenant House ...

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Young Bearcats Earn Runner-Up

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – A local Bearcats baseball team earned runner-up in a recent tournament. No, these aren’t the high school Bearcats, but rather 9 and 10 year old boys coached by Brian Hensley and Tate Mendoza. This Bearcat team, composed of only three 10 year olds, took their talent north on Highway 71 and competed in the Border Town ...

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Bearcats Set to Play in Kansas City

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – After participating in several 7-on-7 camps across the state, the Mena Bearcat Football team is ready to take their talents north. June 23-24th the Bearcats will play in a USA Football 7-on-7 camp in Kansas City Missouri. The camp will be held in the raucous Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Harper will ...

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