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Webb Wins 2016 Ouachita Men’s Golf Association Championship Tournament

BY RICK WRIGHT – Will Webb won the 2016 Ouachita Men’s Golf Association Championship Tournament, a 36-hole individual stroke play with handicap tournament, held September 10th and 11th at the Ouachita Country Club Golf Course. Webb came in first place with a total net score of 129. Randy Martin finished second with a 132. Roy Gilmore, Danny Miller and Doug ...

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Bearcats Preparing to Defeat Ashdown

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats came away from Waldron with a 31-18 victory on a stormy night to improve to 2-1 on the season. “I was disappointed in our execution at times. You tend to do that sometimes when you’re playing a team that you believe you’re better than,” said Bearcat Head Football Coach Tim Harper. “But, when ...

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Jr. Ladycats Win the Ladycat Invitational

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Junior Ladycats defeated Greenwood in the finals of the 2016 Ladycat Invitational Saturday at Union Bank Arena on the campus of Mena High School. “I thought we started really strong,” said Mena Junior Ladycat Head Volleyball Coach Rhonda Thigpen. “We had two teams in it actually, because somebody dropped out. So we put our ...

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Bearcat Golf Team Wins at Malvern

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats recorded another first place finish by winning at the Malvern County Club Golf Course Thursday, September 15th. Landon Stidman fired a 35 to lead the Bearcats. Daniel Davis shot a 38 and Austin Johnston came in with a 40 to give Mena a 113 and the match victory. Other Bearcat scored included: Camden ...

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Jr. Bearcats Crush the Waldron Jr. Bulldogs 22-14 in Bearcat Statium

BY RICK WRIGHT – Junior Bearcat Jacinto Perez returned the opening kickoff to mid-field to open the game. The first quarter was a defensive struggle featuring a big hit by Mason Brotherton in the Waldron backfield. The quarter ended on a Bulldog fumble recovered by Mena’s Mark Wilson. With :54 seconds to play in the first half, the Jr. Bulldogs ...

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Buck Wins the Stutard Stampede Cross Country Meet

BY RICK WRIGHT – Bearcat Clint Buck dominated the field in the Senior Boy’s Division at the Stutard Stampede Cross-Country Meet held at Acorn High School Tuesday, September 13th. Schools that particiapted in the Stutard Stampede cross-country meet included: host Acorn, Mena, Cossatot River, De Queen, Waldron, Magazine, Mansfield, Booneville, and Mount Ida. Sr. Boy’s Top 10 plus Polk County ...

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Bearcats Cruise Past Bulldogs 31-18 at Waldron

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats improved to 2-1 on the season by whipping the previously unbeaten Waldron Bulldogs 31-18 Friday, September 16th, at Waldron. The Bulldogs came into the contest riding high after knocking off Mansfield and Cedarville, both 3A schools, to start their season 2-0. Waldron is much improved over recent years, however, they had not faced ...

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Mena 7th grade Bearcats thumped the Waldron 7th grade Bulldogs 22-12

BY RICK WRIGHT – Waldron began the first 20 minute half on their own 30 yard line. However, four plays later, the Bulldogs were facing a 4th down and 15 punted to the Mena 44 yard line. On the Bearcats first play from scrimmage, Evan Graves raced 56 yards for a touchdown with 16:47 to go in the half. Austin ...

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Acorn Rodeo Lassos Win in Magnolia

Brody Webb and Stran Strother, Acorn High School students, have started this High School Rodeo season off with wins in their divisions. They competed recently in Magnoila. Brody won the Jr. Break-Away Calf Roping and Strother won the Sr. Chute Dogging. Left to Right: Brody Webb and Stran Strother showing their winnings.

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BEARCATS GETTING READY FOR BULLDOG RUSHING ATTACK

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Bearcats knocked off a tough ground and pound style Hot Springs Trojans Friday night in Bearcat Stadium with a 24-21 during their first home game of the season and are looking ahead to facing the Bulldogs on the grid-iron this week. Speaking about the Bearcats first victory of the season, Bearcat Head Football Coach Tim ...

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