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Bearcats Dominate Fouke On Senior Night

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Tuesday night, February 6th, the Mena Ladycat and Bearcat basketball teams hosted Fouke at the Union Bank Center for their last regular season home game. In senior girls game, the Fouke Lady Panthers started the game on an 8-0 run, before finishing over the quarter outscoring the Ladycats 12-2. Mena quintupled their score in the ...

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Two Young Ladies Box their way to Title Belts

SUBMITTED – Two area youth boxers competed in Conway, Arkansas on Saturday, February 10, at the Gillispe Boxing Show and returned with title belts. Sage Bailey, from Smithville, Oklahoma, was involved in a hard fought 104 lb. division bout and was victorious bringing home a championship belt. Lina Byrd, of Hatfield, Arkansas, competed in the 94 lb. division where she ...

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Jr. Ladycats Take Down Arkadelphia

BY EASTON LEONARD – Thursday night, February 1st, the Mena Jr. Ladycats took on the Arkadelphia Jr. Lady Badgers at Jim Rackley Gymnasium. Prior to the Junior Varsity game, the Junior JV Ladycats defeated Arkadelphia 14-2. In a booming first quarter, the Jr. Ladycats ran all over Arkadelphia, outscoring the Jr. Lady Badgers 23-2. Only ten total points were scored ...

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Jr. Lady Tigers Blow Past Dierks

BY EASTON LEONARD – Monday night, January 29th, the Acorn Jr. Lady Tigers hosted the Dierks Jr. Lady Outlaws. Acorn opened the game up with a bang, holding the Jr. Lady Outlaws to only four points in the first quarter, while scoring twelve points of their own. In the second quarter, the Jr. Lady Tigers defense didn’t let up one ...

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Cossatot Earns Upset Win Over Panthers

BY SHANE HAARMEYER – For Homecoming last Friday, February 2nd, the Cossatot River Eagles basketball team hosted the Ashdown Panthers (14-5, 10-1) on campus of Cossatot River High School, and ended up breaking the Panthers’ nine game winning streak with a 44-41 victory. Ashdown opened up a 6-point lead early in the game and looked like they were going to ...

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New Dean On Campus Of OBU

BY EASTON LEONARD – A new Dean is headed to the campus of Ouachita Baptist University. Justin Dean of Mena High School signed his letter of intent to further his football playing career at OBU, Wednesday morning, February 7th. Dean says he remembers playing football for the first time when he was seven or eight years old, when, “I would ...

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Bearcats Win Big Over Prescott

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last Friday night, the Mena Bearcats (15-9, 8-3) senior high basketball team hosted the Prescott Curley Wolves (7-16, 6-8) at the Union Bank Center. In a close knit first quarter, the Curley Wolves came back to take a three point, 17-14, lead over Mena going into the second quarter. Both teams continued to stay close in ...

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2018 Softball Preview: Jackson State

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After consecutive seasons without postseason play, Jackson State heads into the 2018 season looking to reverse its fortunes and return to the level of championship contender. For third-year coach Darnell Walker, perhaps the most significant factor in the Lady Tigers’ success this season lies in the avoidance of sophomore slumps. With several newcomers receiving extended playing time, Jackson ...

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Acorn Jr. Boys Edge Out Jr. Outlaws

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Monday night, January 29th, the Acorn junior boys basketball team hosted the Dierks Jr. Outlaws at Acorn High School. The Jr. Tigers started the game on a 4-0 run, forcing Dierks to call a timeout with 3:53 left in the first quarter. Following the timeout, the Jr. Outlaws outscored Acorn 12-8, to tie the game ...

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Acorn Basketball Sweeps At Ouachita

BY EASTON LEONARD – Tuesday, January 30th, the Acorn Lady Tigers and senior boys basketball teams traveled to Ouachita High School to take on the Lady Warriors and Warriors. In the senior high girls game, Acorn outscored the Lady Warriors 29-25 in the first half, to take a four point lead into halftime. The Lady Tigers played just as close ...

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