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‘Unknowns’ Win the 2016 Powder Puff Game

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Unknowns took on Hot Flash in the 2016 Bearcat Foundation, Inc. 7-on-7 Powder Puff games held between the junior high and high school Bearcat football scrimmages Friday, August 19th at Bearcat Stadium. Event organizer Gretchen Cannon said this is the third year for the event and it provides a great opportunity for BFI to raise ...

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Bearcat Golf Team Wins at Nashville

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcat Golf team won their season opening match held at the New Haven Golf Course in Texarkana. Austin Johnston fired a 38 to win the match. The team traveled to Nashville on Monday, August 22nd where Austin Johnston and Daniel Davis led the Bearcats to team score of 115, to take first place at ...

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Lady Eagle Wins at Nashville

Cossatot River High School Lady Eagle Mya Gillaspy came in first place at the Nashville Country Club Monday, August 22nd.

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Mena Golf Team Playing Well

SUBMITTED BY ADRIANNA DAVIS – The Mena Golf Team placed second at The Waldron Country Club Golf Course on Thursday, August 11th before winning first place at a District match held at Malvern Country Club on Friday, August 12th. The Bearcats were scheduled to play Thursday, August 18th at Magellan, however the event was canceled due to the weather. Next ...

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Polk County Rodeo Royalty Selected

Kristen White was crowned the 2016 Polk County Rodeo Queen Saturday, August 13th in the Commerical Building at the Polk County Fair Grounds. Miss White was also voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. Ashley Sides was named First Runner Up, while Katy Caldwell was selected as Second Runner-Up. Aby Fortner was selected as Princess, and Elliott Dugan was chosen ...

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Coach Cartwright Returns to Alma Mater as Head Coach

BY RICK WRIGHT – Cossatot River High School Coach Wendell Cartwright says, “There is no place like home!” Coach Cartwright returned to his alma mater last year as the boy’s head basketball coach. “I graduated from Wickes High School in 1989 and went to Southern Arkansas and graduated in 1994,” said Cartwright. “I coached five years at Bright Star High ...

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Bearcats to Serve up a Season Preview in the Annual Red and Black Scrimmage

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats will play their annual Red and Black inter-squad game Friday, August 19th at Bearcat Stadium and will not only gain players some practice, but also give the community a preview of the local football talent. “The Red and Black scrimmage is somewhat of an evaluation tool,” said Mena Head Football Coach Tim Harper. ...

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Ladycat Volleyball Team Hosts Waldron

BY RICK WRIGHT – “We’ve come a long way,” said Ladycat Head Volleyball Coach Brad Lyle. “This was our fourth Team Camp that we’ve been to. The first was really ugly, the second was pretty ugly and then by the end of the third one, which was a four-day camp, I started to see the promise that I know is ...

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Bearcats Scrimmage on Day Three

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats held a limited contact intersquad scrimmage Saturday, August 6th at Bearcat Stadium. Head Coach Tim Harper and his coaching staff put the Bearcats through various situations, working against live offense and defensive sets. The wide receivers worked on route running, while the linemen and running backs worked to pick up blocks and maintaining ...

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Bearcat Golf Team Wins at Texarkana

The Mena Bearcat Golf team won their season opening match held at New Haven Golf Course in Texarkana. Bearcat Austin Johnston fired a 38 to win the match. Team members include Aaron Thornsberry, Tyler Kincaid, Camden Broderson, Landon Stidman, Austin Johnston and Daniel Davis. The Bearcat Golf team is coached by Ray Hunter.

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