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Lady Tigers Cruise In Season Opener

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, October 17th, the Acorn Lady Tigers basketball team hosted the Ouachita Lady Warriors to kickoff their season at home. The Lady Tigers tipped off in their home white jerseys, as Ouachita sported their green uniforms. Acorn scored the first two points of the afternoon, and didn’t dare take a look back. After the Lady ...

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Ladycats Win District Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – The past week, the Mena Ladycats senior high volleyball team competed in their respected District Tournament at Fountain Lake. In the their first game of the tournament, the Ladycats took on Arkadelphia and defeated the Lady Badgers in three sets, 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-17), to move onto the District Semi-Finals. In the Semi-Finals, the Ladycats matched ...

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Bearcats Struggle In Nashville

BY EASTON LEONARD – Friday night, October 20th, the Mena Bearcats (3-5, 0-5) senior high football team traveled to Nashville to take on the Scrappers (5-3, 3-2), with their top offensive and defensive player, Justin Dean, on the sidelines due to an injury. Mena won the opening coin toss and deferred to receive the ball to start the second half. ...

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Acorn Cross Country Competes in Lake Hamilton Invitational

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn High School XCountry team competed in the Lake Hamilton Invitational meet on Saturday, October 14th. Kimberly Strasner placed 12th overall in the Girls Senior High JV 5,000 meter run, as the only competitor from Acorn. In the Girls Senior High Varsity 5,000 meter run, Faith Hill came in 51st, Kendra Branson 92nd, Sophie Jackson ...

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Mena Basscats Out-Fish Statewide Competition

The Mena Basscats fished in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Foundation (AYFF) Tournament at Greers Ferry on October 14. Mena had four teams competing against 69 boats/teams from across the state in the tournament. Austin Johnston, Andrew Graves, Cason Canon, Marc David Wilson, Jarrett Burger, Jake Wiles, Evan Graves, and Austin Rose, “had their hands full with a cold front and ...

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Junior Ladycats Win District Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Saturday, October 14th, the Mena Junior High Varsity Ladycats completed their 2017 season with a District Tournament Championship. The Ladycats traveled to Arkadelphia on Saturday to compete in the tournament, and had to defeat opponents Benton Harmony Grove, Arkadelphia, and Waldron to secure the championship. Coach Rhonda Thigpen, head coach of the Junior Ladycats, is ...

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Cossatot River and Mena Cross Country Compete in Rattler Run

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday, October 10th, the Cossatot River High School and Mena High School XCountry teams competed in the Rattler Run at Magazine High School. Keira Hall of Mena placed sixth overall in the Junior High Girls One Mile run, and teammate Maddy Carty-Mauk came in 34th. In the Junior High Boys 1-Mile run, the Cossatot River ...

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Wilson & Medlin Finish Runner-Up In State Tennis Tournament 

BY EASTON LEONARD – After finishing off a great regular season and putting on a terrific show in their District Tournament, finishing runner-up, Zeb Wilson and Payton Medlin of the Mena High School ‘Rally-Cats’ Tennis team competed this week in the 4A Boys State Tennis Tournament at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, as doubles partners. On Monday, in the first ...

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Wilson & Medlin Competing In State Tennis Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – After finishing off a great regular season and putting on a great show in their District Tournament, finishing runner-up, Zeb Wilson and Payton Medlin of the Mena High School ‘Rally-Cats’ Tennis team are competing in the 4A Boys State Tennis Tournament at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, as doubles partners.  On Monday, in the first round ...

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Bearcats Suffer Loss In Homecoming Matchup

BY EASTON LEONARD – Friday, October13th, the Mena Bearcats (3-4, 0-4) hosted the Arkadelphia Badgers (6-1, 3-1) for homecoming night at Bearcat Stadium on Randal Whorton Field. Prior to Friday night’s kickoff, in the homecoming ceremony, Mackenzie Martin was named the Maid of Honor, as Madison Maddox was crowned the 2017 Homecoming Queen. To begin the football action, Christian Lua’s ...

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