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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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Rose & Graves Take 3rd in Bass Tournament

SUBMITTED – Austin Rose & Evan Graves members of the Mena Basscat Bass Team qualified and competed in the AYFA State Championship held this weekend at Dierks, Gilham, & DeQueen lakes. After the qualification days on Friday & Saturday. Austin & Evan fought their way into 5th place. The field was cut in half following the qualification days. Only 10 teams would make ...

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Mena Barracuda Swim Team Competes at Home

The Mena Barracuda swim team hosted their first home meet of the season Saturday, June 10. There were several divisions of swimmers for the meet including: 6 & Under Boys, 8 & Under Boys, 10 & Under Boys, 10 & Under Girls, 12 & Under Boys, 12 & Under Girls, Senior Girls, and Senior Boys. Listed below are the results ...

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Morgan Fagan- Running for Another Day

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Running isn’t just hard… it is exhausting. It is just as much mental as it is physical. The best athletes are those that train their bodies to push past their breaking points, going further than they thought they could. For many, running is hard work, and for some, running gives satisfaction and joy. Famous Olympian Eric ...

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Barracuda Swim Team Kicks Off Season

The Mena Barracuda swim team opened its 2017 season at the Christus St. Michael Fitness Center in Texarkana, Texas. Fifteen swimmers competed, while Larson Woods, Malachi Lea, and Andrew Erickson participated in their first event. Emily Sorge and Brad Bates started the day off with wins in the 500 yard freestyle event. Since they did not field relay teams, Mena’s ...

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