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Canceled hatchery fishing derbies result in bonus catfish stockings throughout Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — Precautions to limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 have forced the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to cancel the annual fishing derbies held at its five fish hatcheries in June, but anglers throughout the state will still be able to enjoy some quality time chasing catfish. AGFC hatcheries are delivering thousands of pounds of ...

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The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation today announced the 2020 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame inductees and its Legacy Award

LITTLE ROCK , Ark., (May 18, 2020) – The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation today announced the 2020 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame inductees and its Legacy Award. These individuals will be recognized at the 2020 annual Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame banquet on Saturday, August 29 in Little Rock. MARK DAVIS, Mount Ida Mark Davis has always carried the ...

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Tapley Park Springs Sports Cancelled

All Spring sports (Baseball, Softball, And Soccer) and events at Tapley Park will be Cancelled The Spring 2020 Baseball and Softball season has been cancelled per the guidelines set forth by the State of Arkansas as a precautionary measure for the safety of the citizens during the COVID 19 crisis.   A printable form will be available to request a ...

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Basscats Compete in the AYFA Tournament

The Basscats competed in the AYFA Tournament on Lake Ouachita on Saturday.  Austin ohnston and Cason Cannon came in 4th and Austin Rose and Evan Graves came in 7th. On Sunday the Basscats were on Lake DeGray for the Trader Bills High school tournament Trail. The Basscats took 1st and 2nd place. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon took 1st place ...

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Bearcats Rally Against Bobcats for the Victory

The Mena Bearcats rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Hope 14-12 Tuesday evening in Mena. Caleb Peters and Connor Efird had two hits and two RBI’s each. Austin Rose and Aaron McConnell collected a hit and two RBI’s each. Blake Brown, Kyndon Schuller, Connor Efird, and Ryan Gilbert saw mound duties for Mena. ...

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Polk County Basketball Honors

Basketball postseason honors have been announced for area athletes. In the 4A Region 7 Conference,  Mena’s Gracie Lyle was named all conference and to the All State Tournament team. Grayson Fairless and Kiara Kesterson were named All Conference. For the Mena boys,  David Grenier was named All Conference. In the 2A Region 7 Conference, Acorn’s Sophie Jackson was named All ...

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Polk County Softball Results

In High School Softball action Tuesday afternoon, the Mena LadyCats defeated Hope 12-2, while the Acorn Lady Tigers shut out Providence Academy 10-0.

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Basscats Compete at Dardanelle

The Mena Basscats had Two teams on Lake Dardanelle this past Sunday competing in the Student Angler Federation Arkansas State Championship. Picture above: Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon took 4th place. Picture below: Jarrett Burger and Austin Rose took 5th place and caught the biggest bass in the tournament.Submitted photos

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Mena’s Baseball Squad Sweeps the Mena Classic

The Mena Bearcats swept the Mena Classic at Union Bank Park this weekend in high school baseball action. The Bearcats slipped past Acorn 8-6 on Friday afternoon. Mena came back Saturday to nip Mount Ida 6-5, before finishing up the day with a convincing 13-5 victory over Cossatot River. In the 8-6 win over Acorn Friday, Mena plated three runs ...

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Acorn Season Ends at State

The Acorn Lady Tigers saw their season come to an end Tuesday afternoon in the opening round of the Class 2A State Tournament at Quitman High School. The Lady Tigers fell to Riverside 55-38. Coach Mike Jackson’s Lady Tigers finished the season with an outstanding 31-5 record. They were the undefeated 2A Region 7 regular season and conference tournament champions. ...

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