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Diamond Divas Placed as State Runners-Up

The Diamond Divas softball team placed as State Runners-Up in the 8 & under division. The team includes: #23 KaitLynn Ledbetter, #1 Addisyn Ledbetter, #14 Adalyn Bohlman, #11 Chloe Blair, #6 Aspynn Austin, #32 Sydney Jones, #3 Ashlin Ford, #7 Alayna Powell, #21 Taylor Watts, #22 Taylor Burk, and #2 Kylee Johnson. The Diamond Divas are coached by Chris Ledbetter, ...

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Bearcats Ambush Highly Favored Malvern, 45-21

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Bearcats got all over the highly favored Malvern by crushing the Leopards 45-21 Friday, September 30th in Bearcat Stadium. Mena won the coin toss and chose to defer until the second half. Malvern chose the ball to get this 4A-7 conference battle underway. Bearcat sophomore kicker Christian Lua kicked the ball to Malvern, who returned ...

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Ladycats Suffer 3-1 Loss to Paris

BY RICK WRIGHT r.wright@mypulsenews.com The Ladycats hosted the Paris Lady Eagles Tuesday night. Each time these two state volleyball powers have met this year, it’s been a battle down to the last serve, dig, set, and kill shot. The final game score, with Paris winning the match three games to one, does not reflect the battle. Like two heavy weight ...

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BEARCAT GOLF TEAMS FINISHES AS CLASS 4A STATE RUNNER UP

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcat Golf Team, with Class 4A Golf Coach of the Year Coach Ray Hunter, had an amazing run this year, finishing the 2016 Class 4A State Golf Tournament as the State Runner Up at Stuttgart Country Club Tuesday, October 4th. Austin Johnston led Mena in the State Tournament with 77, followed by Daniel Davis ...

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LADYCATS SWEEP HACKETT LADY HORNETS 3-0

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Ladycats cruised past the Hackett Lady Hornets three games to none Tuesday, September 20th in Union Bank Center on the Mena High School Campus. The Ladycats won game one 25-15 and game two 25-12. In game three, it was all Mena as the Ladycats powered past Hackett 25-8. The Ladycat volleyball team includes: Addison ...

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LADYCATS THUMP LAVACA LADY ARROWS 3-0

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Ladycats soundly thumped the Lavaca Lady Arrows three games to none Monday, September 26th at Mena High School. The Ladycats defeated Lavaca 25-15 in game one, and clobbered the Lady Arrows 25-4 in game two. Mena put the match away in game three, smashing Lavaca 25-10. Last week, the Ladycats knocked off Charleston three ...

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BEARCAT SENIOR CLINT BUCK WINS BACK TO BACK CROSS-COUNTRY MEETS

BY RICK WRIGHT – Mena Bearcat Clint Buck followed up his cross-country win at Acorn by taking first place at the Mansfield Invitational Cross-Country Meet Saturday, September 24th. Buck ran a 17:58.31 to take first place, while Robert McIntyre of Mena took eighth with a 19:56.03. Kenny Denley of Acorn placed 10th with a 20:28.44. Joe Looney of Mena came ...

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BEARCATS GIVE MIGHTY ASHDOWN ALL THEY CAN HANDLE

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Bearcats battled the highly favored Panthers to the last second Friday night before suffering a one-point loss at 13-12 at Ashdown. Ashdown is loaded with talented D1 players and are expected to contend for a state championship this season. The Bearcats did not back down an inch, in fact they gave the highly ranked Panthers ...

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Harper Says Speed & Discipline are Necessary to Score a Win Against Malvern

BY RICK WRIGHT – “We’ve got to win three out of the seven conference games to go to the playoffs,” said Mena’s Head Football Coach Tim Harper. “It’s a harder chore than it sounds. I feel like we should win Bauxite and Fountain Lake… that means you have to beat Arkadelphia, Malvern or Ashdown. We let Ashdown go. We let ...

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Junior Bearcats Dominate Ashdown 26-0 at Bearcat Stadium

BY RICK WRIGHT • r.wright@mypulsenews.com The Junior Bearcats shutout the Junior Panthers 26-0 Thursday, September 22nd, in Bearcat Stadium. Mena place kicker Mark Wilson got the game underway with the kickoff. Ashdown returned the kick to their own 35-yard line. The Junior Panthers went three and out on their first possession, punting the ball on fourth and six to the ...

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