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Lockhart Wins West Ark. Bass Anglers 2nd Tournament

SUBMITTED – Western Arkansas Bass Anglers held its 2nd tournament of 2017, on Millwood Lake Saturday, March 11th.  George Page took 4th place with 9.64 lbs. 3rd place went to Darrin Toon with 9.74 lbs. 2nd place was won by Joe Bellomo with 10.09 lbs. Russell Lockhart took 1st place with 10.46 lbs. George Page had big bass of the ...

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Erickson Fairs Well in Professional Debut

SUBMITTED – On March 4th, in Joplin, Missouri, Ryan Erickson, of Southern Impact Martial Arts, made his debut as a professional mixed martial arts fighter. Erickson was matched against another debuting pro and hometown favorite, DeAlan Hicks. Hicks’ strength was his boxing, as he was the boxing coach for the Victory Gym in Joplin, Missouri and his proficiency in the ...

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Team Bass Holds First Tournament

SUBMITTED – Mena Team Bass held their first tournament of the season last weekend on DeQueen Lake. Coming in 1st place were team Cobb/Fielding with 21.03 lbs. In 2nd, Mitchell/Mitchell yielded 19.61 lbs. and Frachiseur/Towers took 3rd with 15.66 lbs. Big Bass was awarded to team Cobb/Fielding for their 6.53 lb catch. Other results were: Cogburn/Pitchford – 13.91 Toon/Toon – 13.88 Morse/Bohanan – 13.42 Falls/Wright – ...

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Mena Junior Boys Track Wins Booneville Meet

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Junior Bearcat Track Team won their first meet ever when they travelled to Booneville on March 13th. The boys team placed 1st out of 14 teams competing. The 4×800 meter team won first for the 3rd time this season with Damon Clark, Thadeus Nance, Devin Adams, and Curtis Curry. The 4×100 meter team took second ...

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Wickes Archery Teams Compete in State Competition

SUBMITTED – Wickes Straight Shooters, archers in grades 6th-8th, and Wickes Elementary Archery Team, a team consisting of fifth graders, completes a competitive year at the State Archery Competition at Bank of the Ozarks Arena. The event was host to hundreds of students from across the state, each archer hoping to shoot their best score of the year. The tournament ...

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Tigers Drop Season Opener To Cutter-Morning Star

BY EASTON LEONARD – Friday afternoon, March 10th, the Acorn Tiger baseball team opened up their season at home against the Eagles of Cutter-Morning Star. Nick Lyle earned the starting pitching job for the Tigers, as he started on the hill for Acorn. Cutter-Morning Star’s first two batters struck out looking against Lyle before Acorn allowed a single on a ...

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Irons Fork Squirrel Hunters Club Holds Competition

The Irons Fork Squirrel Hunters Club held a competitive hunt on Saturday, March 4th. Organizer Josh Davis said, “We had a good turnout and a great time.” In addition to adult hunts, the club has introduced youth hunts as well, which are proving popular with the young outdoorsmen. “We encourage everyone to take a kid hunting,” said Davis. The day ...

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Blake & Webb Take Top Honors in State Competition: Set Sights on Nationals

BY LEANN DILBECK – Acorn’s Chantry Blake took 1st place in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program (ANASP) State Tournament , earning him a $2,500 scholarship, a target, and a new bow, along with the bragging rights as well as the opportunity to advance to the National Archery Competition.  Blake shot a 292. Also, placing in the state competition ...

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Mena JR Ladycats Compete in River Valley Rumble

The Mena Ladycats competed in the River Valley Rumble, March 4-5, held in Fort Smith. The team finished 1st in the gold bracket, beating out 16 other teams. From L-R are: Ciara Lance, Andrea Maechler, Gracie Lyle, Morgan Puckett, Madison Blair, Coach Erick Martin (standing behind Blair), Allie Martin, Kayleigh Johnson, Lauren Sikes and Hannah Stockton.

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Senior Bearcat Track Travels to DeQueen for First Meet

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena Bearcat and Ladycat Track Teams traveled to DeQueen for their first meet of the season on Thursday, March 2nd. The senior boy’s 4×800 meter relay team placed 4th, with Cross Hughes, Anthony Kennedy, and Clint Buck each running a leg. In the 400 meter dash, Cross Hughes placed 6th, running it in 55 seconds, ...

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