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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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BFI to Host Annual Powder Puff Football

The Bearcat Foundation is seeking teams for their annual 7 on 7 Powder Puff Football to be played Friday, August 19, between the junior and senior high red black scrimmage.  The game is played as a 40 yard field.  Event organizer Gretchen Cannon said no practice is necessary and that the Mena High coaches will have the play sheets. Registration ...

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Mena Holds Junior High Volleyball Camp

BY RICK WRIGHT – Junior High Volleyball teams took the court preparing for the 2016 Volleyball season Monday, August 1st at the Mena Junior High Team Camp held in the Union Bank Center on the Mena High School campus. Schools participating in the camp included, host Mena, Lakeside, Lake Hamilton, Mansfield, Van Buren, Booneville, Jessieville and Greenwood. The camp got ...

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The Runs, Bad Company Notch Wins Monday Night

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Runs knocked off Prestige Worldwide (PW) 22-21 in game one, before Bad Company defeated Rowland 18-7 Monday, August 1st in Adult Co-ed Softball action at Aubrey Tapley Park. Prestige Worldwide – 21 The Runs – 22 PW sent nine batters to the plate in the top of the first inning, scoring six runs on six ...

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Summer Basketball Camp League

BY RICK WRIGHT – During the month of July, local girls high school and junior high school basketball teams scrimmaged on Tuesday nights in the Summer Basketball Camp League. The Mena Ladycats, Acorn Lady Tigers, Cossatot River Lady Eagles and the Dierks Lady Outlaws scrimmaged on Tuesday evening at Mena, Acorn and Cossatot River schools. The teams were coached by ...

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