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Zachary Jewell continuing to excel

Former Bearcat, Zachary Jewell, is representing Mena and his college the University of Central Arkansas admirably.   The UCA men’s track and field team competed in Birmingham, Alabama at the Sanford University January Open where Jewell was a double winner. He set a new school record in the 200 meters at 21.47 secs, winning this event. He also competed and won ...

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Mena’s Strother, Lua named to All-Star Game

The Mena Bearcats will have two participants in the East-West High School All-Star Football Game this year. The Arkansas Activities Association announced Wednesday that 6’4” 245 pound Brock Strother and 5’10” 155 pound Christian Lua will play for the West squad in the upcoming contest. Strother played both ways for the 8-4 Bearcats squad. On offense, Strother had 17 receptions ...

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Acorn Splits with Dierks and Horatio

The Acorn senior teams split contests on the road at Dierks on Friday night. The Lady Tigers posted a 62-42 victory over the Lady Outlaws, while the Tigers dropped a 70-38 decision to the highly regarded Dierks senior boys. With the 62-42 win, the Acorn senior girls improved to 8-2 in conference play, and 14-10 overall on the season. With ...

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Cossatot River Lady Eagles Continue to Soar in 7-2A Conference

Coach Tyler Timms has his Cossatot River Lady Eagles playing outstanding basketball and peaking at the right time with post-season action coming up in February. On Friday night, the Lady Eagles traveled to Mount Ida and defeated the Lady Lions 58-43 in action heard like on KENA 104.1.   With the victory, the Lady Eagles improved to 9-1 in conference play ...

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Mena Knocks Off Hope

The Mena Bearcats and LadyCats swept the Hope senior teams Friday night at the Union Bank Center in action heard live on KQOR 105.3. The LadyCats led throughout the contest for a convincing 60-43 victory. Although the Bearcats started out slowly, the Mena boys roared back in the second half to defeat Hope 56-46. Tateli Thacker and Paige Evans each ...

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UARM Names Coach for New Soccer Program

UA Rich Mountain has a new Soccer program and now the university has its first coach with the hiring of Brian Byrd. Coach Byrd comes to UARM by way of Coastal Bend College in Beeville, Texas. Before Byrd’s arrival at Coastal Bend they had won only one game in 14 years. In his 5 years at Coastal Bend Byrd led ...

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Over 270 runners compete in the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet

  Over 270 runners participated at the Mena-Acorn Lions Club Cross Country Meet on Oct. 9 at the Lions Club Disc Golf Course.   It was an outstanding event that not only included competition of teams, but great individual efforts were made and personal victories were achieved.   The spectators cheered all runners enthusiastically providing a great example of how ...

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Bearcats Trounce Dover; Win 46-6

Last Friday, October 5th, the Mena Bearcats (3-3, 1-2) senior high football team hosted the Dover Pirates (1-5, 1-2) at Bearcat Stadium. Following an hour delay to the game, the Bearcats kicked-off to Dover to begin the game.   Both Mena and the Pirates were forced to punt on their first offensive possessions of the game, before Chris Bollmeyer picked ...

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Mena Golf Wins 4A Runner-Up

Last Wednesday, October 3rd, the Mena High School Golf Team competed in the 4A State Golf Tournament in Jonesboro.   After a very successful season, in which the Bearcats were crowned Conference Champions, the Mena Golf Team was awarded 4A State Runner-Up, falling behind the host team Valley View by sixteen strokes.   Daniel Davis led Mena with a score ...

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Mena Volleyball Sweeps Mills & Bauxite

On Tuesday, October 2nd, the Mena Ladycats senior high volleyball team hosted Mills University Studies at the Union Bank Center for a double-header.   In the first game of the double-header, Mena held the Lady Comets to only nineteen points combined in all three sets, winning all three by a wide margin (25-11, 25-5, 25-3). In the second game, the ...

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