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Local Baseball Teams Finish Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Bearcats baseball season came to a close this past week, as the Bearcats traveled to Ashdown to play in the first round of the 7-4A District Tournament. Mena took on the Badgers of Arkadelphia in the first round and lost by sixteen runs, 18-2. The Bearcats won their only game this season in late ...

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Lady Tigers Crowned District Champs, Boys Come in Third; Several Move on to State

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Acorn Lady Tigers Senior Track Team were crowned as the Class 1A-7 West District Champions a meet held in Mineral Springs on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The Senior Boys placed third in their district competition held the same day. Several of Acorn’s athletes will move on to state competition being held this week. Acorn’s Morgan ...

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Mena Junior Boys Claim District Runner-Up; Junior Girls Show Exciting Future

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena Bearcat and Ladycat Junior Track teams traveled to Nashville for their District Track Meet on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The junior girls brought home several medals after a long day of competition against some of the toughest in the area. In the 200 meter dash, Andrea Maechler took 8th. Ciara Lance placed 4th in ...

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Cossatot River and Mena Complete Baseball Seasons

BY EASTON LEONARD – Both Cossatot River High School and Mena High School finished off their respected baseball and softball seasons this past week.   Cossatot baseball finished their season with an overall record of 2-13. The Eagles played their last game at home against Horatio on April 21st, and lost 12-0. The Lady Eagles of Cossatot wrapped up their season ...

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Acorn to Play Last Baseball and Softball Games of the Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Tigers baseball team is set to play their last game of the season on Wednesday, as they play host to the Kirby Trojans. The Trojans defeated the Tigers 13-0 earlier in the season. Acorn lost its most recent game of the season at Deirks High School last Wednesday, by a score of 25-0. Coming ...

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Acorn Junior Girls Crowned District Champs; Boys Earn Runner-Up

BY MELANIE BUCK – Acorn junior girls took top place and the junior boys took runner-up when they hosted the Class 1 A Region 7 District Junior Track meet on Thursday, April 20. Acorn Junior Girls were crowned District Champions with 215 points after a hard fought competition. Mineral Springs came in second as a team with 200 points, and ...

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Thigpen Signs with Cowley College

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena High School senior Sealy Thigpen signed on with Cowley College on Thursday, April 13, 2017, to play volleyball at the junior college that is located in Arkansas City, Kansas. Thigpen received a full athletic scholarship to the school. Her father, David Thigpen, said the head coach has been recruiting her since she was a sophomore ...

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Track Teams Travel to Waldron Relays

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena and Acorn High School Track Teams traveled to Waldron to compete in the Waldron Gaile Hainley Relays on Thursday, April 13. Mena senior girls brought home a first place ribbon in the 4×800 meter relay event, running it in a time of 11:45.12. The four-member team included lead-off runner, Sarah England, Evelyn Smith, Bree Sanders, ...

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Mena Baseball Falls to the Curly Wolves

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Bearcat baseball team fell to the Curly Wolves of Prescott on Friday night, by a score of 12-6. After one complete inning of play, the Bearcats led Prescott 5-4, but afterwards Mena seemed to fall apart. The Curly Wolves tied the game in the top of the third, and took a three run lead ...

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Cossatot Soccer Just Three Games Away

EASTON LEONARD – The Cossatot River Eagles boys soccer team has improved their record to 8-0 and is now just three games away from finishing the season with an undefeated record. This past week, the Eagles traveled to Arkadelphia and defeated the Badgers 2-1, and then traveled to Nashville and won 1-0. Cossatot played their final road game of the ...

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