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Coach Bentley Debuts and Bearcats Blank Leopards

Coach Craig Bentley won his debut contest as Mena’s head football coach Friday night as his Bearcats blanked the De Queen Leopards 36-0 at Randall Whorton Field in action heard live on KQOR 105.3. Mena’s offense scored on its first five possessions of the night, while the Bearcats stingy defense forced six turnovers while pitching the shut-out. The Bearcats co-captains ...

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UARM Cross Country Dominates Lion’s Invitational

The UARM Men’s Cross Country team claimed the first 6 positions in the Lion’s Club Invitational held Friday in Mena. The Men’s and Ladies Bucks took on Redlands Community College, Carl Albert Junior College and Connor State. Jordan Foster took first place with a time of 28:41.8 in the 8K invitational while Cross Hughes clocked in at 29:40.8, Clint Buck ...

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U of A Rich Mountain Bucks Soccer Showing Promise

The UA Rich Mountain Bucks Soccer teams made a trip to the piney woods of east Texas last Tuesday to take on the Jacksonville College Jaguars. In the men’s game the Bucks opened scoring in the 15th minute on a Daniel Perez goal that was assisted by Maurice Theart. Unfortunately for The Bucks, Jacksonville scored an equalizer 6 minutes later ...

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Bearcats Open Season at Home Against the De Queen Leopards

Expectations are high for Mena fans as the Coach Craig Bentley era begins Friday night when the Bearcats open the season against a familiar foe – the De Queen Leopards. First-year head coach Craig Bentley, a former Mena defensive coordinator, returns home after leading the Class 3A Mansfield Tigers to eight wins in 2018. The Bearcats and Leopards open the ...

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The Rivalry – A Little History Between the Bearcats and the Leopards

The first football game ever played in Mena was on November 23, 1912. De Queen was the opponent, and M.H.S. prevailed with a 20-6 victory. To put the history of this rivalry into proper perspective, 1912 was the year that the Titanic sank! The game was played at the Polk County Fairgrounds, which at that time was located on nine ...

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UA – Rich Mountain Bucks Split on the Road in Kansas; Defeat Harding

(COFFEYVILLE, KS)  The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain Bucks Soccer teams traveled to Coffeyville, Kansas for a pair of matches against Coffeyville Community College and ended up splitting the matches, with the Women dropping the opener by the score of 5 to 1. According to reports, the women couldn’t overcome early defensive mistakes and ended up costing them the ...

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Basscat Meeting August 29

The Mena Basscats will have the annual meeting to start the new tournament season Thursday(29th) at 6:30pm in the Mena Middle School Library.  Students and parents that are current members and students and parents of students that would like to join need to attend this meeting.  Rules, membership, and dates will be discussed at the meeting. If you cannot attend ...

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Mena Bearcats Enjoy A Productive Red-Black Scrimmage

(MENA)  The Mena Bearcats enjoyed a productive scrimmage on Friday night at Bob Carver / Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcats annual Red vs. Black game showed new Head Coach Craig Bentley and his staff what areas needed improvement before a scheduled scrimmage tonight on the road with Class 5A Magnolia. The scrimmage provided a sneak preview on the 2019 Mena Bearcats ...

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UA – Rich Mountain Held A “Meet the Bucks” Event at Bearcat Stadium

(MENA)  The new era of University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain athletics got started in an exciting way on Thursday evening at Bob Carver / Bearcat Stadium in Mena. A tail-gating like atmosphere filled the air as honorary cheerleaders from Acorn, Cossatot River and Mena High Schools assembled together with many awesome cheers for the university and the various sports ...

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Bucks Soccer Fall On Road In Texas

(MENA) The UA – Rich Mountain Mens Soccer hit the road on Saturday for their first regular season match against Northeast Texas and fell 11 to 2. The Men’s Soccer team was also in action Sunday afternoon with a match at Bearcat Stadium in Mena against the Ouachita Baptist Tigers, however a lightening delay for 45 minutes halted the match ...

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