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Lady Eagles Cruise Past Prescott On Senior Night

BY EASTON LEONARD – On Friday night, February 9th, the Cossatot River Lady Eagles and Eagles hosted Prescott for Senior Night. In what turned out to be a very tight first half, the Lady Curley Wolves outscored Cossatot 7-6 in the first quarter. The Lady Eagles tied it up in the second, to make the score 12-12 at halftime. Nolen ...

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Jr. Ladycats Win 7-4A District Tournament

BY EASTON LEONARD – This past week, the Mena Jr. Ladycats and Jr. Bearcats competed in the 7-4A Jr. Basketball District Tournament, hosted at the Union Bank Center. The Jr. Bearcats fell short to Ashdown by three, 46-43, in the semi-finals of the tournament. However, the Jr. Ladycats won their first round game against Arkadelphia (41-26) and their semi-finals game ...

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Jr. Lady Tigers Win 1A-7 West District Championship

BY EASTON LEONARD – This past week, the Acorn Jr. Lady Tigers and Jr. Tigers both competed in the 1A-7 West Jr. Basketball District Tournament, hosted at Oden High School. The Jr. Tigers won their first round game against the hosting Jr. Timberwolves from Oden, but fell short to Mineral Springs in the second round. After a first round bye, ...

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Jr. Lady Eagles Win 7-3A District Championship

BY EASTON LEONARD – Last week the Cossatot River Jr. Lady Eagles and Jr. Eagles competed in the 7-3A Jr. Basketball District Tournament, hosted at Genoa Central. The Jr. Eagles were eliminated in the first round, after suffering a loss to the Horatio Jr. Lions. However, the Jr. Lady Eagles advanced to the district championship game against Centerpoint, and defeated ...

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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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