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Bearcats Soccer Takes Down Gurdon

BY EASTON EONARD – The Mena Bearcats soccer team took down the Gurdon Go-Devils on Monday night, April 10th, by a score of 3-2. With this win over Gurdon, Mena’s record now improves to 4-6 over the course of the season so far. Mena lost their first four games of the season, but has won four of their last six, ...

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High School Track Teams Attend Mansfield Relays

BY MELANIE BUCK – High School Track teams from around the region attended the Mansfield Senior Tiger Relays on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, including teams from Mena and Acorn and a couple of runners from Cossatot River. In high school senior girls action, Mena senior Abbie Smith came home with a first place win in the 800 meter run in ...

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Mena Team Bass Hosts Tourney on Broken Bow Lake

SUBMITTED – Mena Team Bass held their most recent tournament on Broken Bow Lake on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Team Mitchell/Mitchell took first place with 17.93 lbs. Second place was awarded to Team O’Brien/O’Brien with 13.50 lbs. and Team Brooks/Amason took third place with 12.98 lbs. 1st Place and Big Bass went to the father/son team of Chase and Mickey Mitchell. ...

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Junior Track Teams Show Promise in Recent Meet

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena and Cossatot River school districts sent their junior track and field teams to the Mansfield Junior Tiger Relays on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Several ribbons were brought back to the county. The results include: Mena’s Alex Harper brought home a first place ribbon in the 800m run in 2:41.59, and Jayden Harris pulled out first ...

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Cossatot River Soccer Off To Great Start

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Cossatot River High School soccer teams are off to great starts of their respected seasons.   The Cossatot River boys soccer team has started off their season undefeated, with wins over Maumelle Charter, Arkadelphia, Nashville, and most recently Centerpoint by a score of 10-3. The Eagles scored five times in each period, while holding the Knights ...

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Acorn Trio Brings Home the Bling

BY MELANIE BUCK – Over the Spring Break holiday, a trio of Acorn students were doing anything but vacationing. For these three, they were digging deep on a diamond made of grass and dirt to bring home a big win for their teams, wins that included shiny rings in the end. Noah Holland, Kensey Rosson, and Braylan Bohlman are all ...

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Tigers No-Hit at Kirby

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Tigers baseball team traveled to Kirby on Tuesday, March 28th, to take on the Trojans in a good game of old country hardball. Kobe Hogan hit lead-off for the Tigers and was hit by the fifth pitch he saw at the plate. Hogan later stole second base, but Lyle, Lynch, and Staggs all struck ...

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Mena Defeats Cossatot for First Victory 

The Mena Bearcat baseball team traveled to Cossatot River last Thursday, March 30th, to take on the Eagles. Mena scored the first three runs of the game in the top of the second to take an early 3-0 lead. The Eagles answered back with a run in the bottom of the third. In the top of the fourth, the Bearcats ...

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Acorn Thumps Caddo Hills

BY EASTON LEONARD – Thursday night, March 30th, the Acorn Tigers baseball team took on the Caddo Hills Indians. Kobe Hogan started the game on the mound for the Tigers and retired the first two batters he faced, then following an error, retired the fourth batter of the inning. Keeping the Indians scoreless through one inning. In the bottom of ...

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4th Grade Mena Girls Get 1st Runner-Up

The 4th grade Mena girls won 1st runner up at the Hot Springs Hoop Play on March 12th. Pictured left to right: Coach Cody Gibbs, Dani Gibbs, Bracee Lance, Rylie Bentley, Laney Gilchrist, Isabelle Vacca, Karley Sharp, Taliyah Borin, Addison Thomas, and Coach Matt Thomas.  Not pictured Reese Montgomery and Emma Ferguson.

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