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Bearcats Focused on Fountain Lake

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Bearcats suffered a 42-7 loss to the Nashville Scrappers last week. A game that quickly got way from Mena. However, that one game does not define the 2016 Bearcats and Mena looks to prove that fact when they travel to Fountain Lake to take on the Cobras Friday October 28 with playoff seeding on the ...

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Ladycats Win District Tournament Championship

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Ladycats swept the Fountain Lake Lady Cobras three games to none to win the 2016 District Tournament Volleyball Championship Thursday in Union Bank Center at Mena High School. Neither Mena nor Fountain Lake could go on a run to pull away. As the final scores indicated, this was close to the very final points ...

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Two County Junior High Teams Battle on the Court at Acorn

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Acorn Junior Tigers knocked off the Cossatot River Junior Eagles 42-31 Monday, October 17th at Acorn High School. The Tigers led four at 9-5 by the end of the first period. That margin stayed the same at the half as Acorn led Cossatot 17-13. In the third period, the Tigers outscored the Eagles 17-10 to ...

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Polk County Basketball Association Prepares for Fall Season

The Polk County Basketball Association is preparing for their fall season and have passed out forms to all area schools. The deadline to register is Saturday, October 22nd. Registrations should be turned in to the mailing address on the form. The coaches meeting will be held on Monday, October 24 and draft day will be Saturday, October 29th. The Kick-Off ...

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Jr. Bearcats Struggle to Tackle Illusive Badger QB

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Junior Bearcats suffered their first loss of the season, falling to the Arkadelphia Badgers 31-28 Thursday, October 13th at Bearcat Stadium. The Junior Badgers featured their quarterback, Thomas, who was very illusive and provided most of the Arkadelphia offense and was the difference in the game. The Badgers returned Bearcat Mark Wilson’s opening kickoff to ...

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Number One Ranked Nashville Scrappers Coming to Mena

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Bearcats took a huge step towards the 2016 Class 4A State Playoffs last week by defeating the Arkadelphia Badgers 23-21. Mena came up with big plays when they had to, including a 70 yard catch and run to take the lead in the fourth quarter. It will not only take big plays this week, it ...

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Bearcats & Tigers Traveled to McCurtain County for Meet

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats and Acorn Tigers participated in the McCurtain County Cross-Country Invitational Monday, October 10th at Idabel Country Club in Idabel, Oklahoma. In Senior Boys Team results: The Acorn Tigers placed 3rd with a time of 1:27:42.85. The Mena Bearcats took 5th with 1:30:51.19. In Senior Boys Individual results, 3rd place went to Clint Buck, ...

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The Sky is the Limit of the 2016-2017 Cossatot River Lady Eagles

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Cossatot River Lady Eagles return four of their five starters from a year ago. Expectations are high and the time has come to make things happen on the court. “Our senior high opens up the 25th, it will be here against Sparkman,” said Cossatot River Lady Eagle Head Coach Tyler Timms. “I’m ready and I ...

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Cossatot River Eagles will be Guard Oriented

BY RICK WRIGHT – “I think we’re going to be very, very competitive,” said Cossatot River Eagle Head Basketball Coach Wendell Cartwright. “I think we’ve improved over last year, just simply because it’s their second year doing the same things. We are already there offensively with what we are trying to get across to them. We’re already better defensively for ...

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Bearcats Take Huge Step Towards Class 4A State Playoffs

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats, with Head Bearcat Football Coach Tim Harper and his staff, knocked off the Arkadelphia Badgers 23-21 to put themselves in position for a state playoff birth, and spoiled the Badger’s Homecoming celebration Friday, October 14th in Arkadelphia. Bearcat kicker Christian Lua kicked off to get the contest underway. The Badgers marched 75 yards ...

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