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Bearcats Scrimmage on Day Three

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats held a limited contact intersquad scrimmage Saturday, August 6th at Bearcat Stadium. Head Coach Tim Harper and his coaching staff put the Bearcats through various situations, working against live offense and defensive sets. The wide receivers worked on route running, while the linemen and running backs worked to pick up blocks and maintaining ...

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Bearcat Golf Team Wins at Texarkana

The Mena Bearcat Golf team won their season opening match held at New Haven Golf Course in Texarkana. Bearcat Austin Johnston fired a 38 to win the match. Team members include Aaron Thornsberry, Tyler Kincaid, Camden Broderson, Landon Stidman, Austin Johnston and Daniel Davis. The Bearcat Golf team is coached by Ray Hunter.

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BFI to Host Annual Powder Puff Football

The Bearcat Foundation is seeking teams for their annual 7 on 7 Powder Puff Football to be played Friday, August 19, between the junior and senior high red black scrimmage.  The game is played as a 40 yard field.  Event organizer Gretchen Cannon said no practice is necessary and that the Mena High coaches will have the play sheets. Registration ...

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Mena Holds Junior High Volleyball Camp

BY RICK WRIGHT – Junior High Volleyball teams took the court preparing for the 2016 Volleyball season Monday, August 1st at the Mena Junior High Team Camp held in the Union Bank Center on the Mena High School campus. Schools participating in the camp included, host Mena, Lakeside, Lake Hamilton, Mansfield, Van Buren, Booneville, Jessieville and Greenwood. The camp got ...

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The Runs, Bad Company Notch Wins Monday Night

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Runs knocked off Prestige Worldwide (PW) 22-21 in game one, before Bad Company defeated Rowland 18-7 Monday, August 1st in Adult Co-ed Softball action at Aubrey Tapley Park. Prestige Worldwide – 21 The Runs – 22 PW sent nine batters to the plate in the top of the first inning, scoring six runs on six ...

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Summer Basketball Camp League

BY RICK WRIGHT – During the month of July, local girls high school and junior high school basketball teams scrimmaged on Tuesday nights in the Summer Basketball Camp League. The Mena Ladycats, Acorn Lady Tigers, Cossatot River Lady Eagles and the Dierks Lady Outlaws scrimmaged on Tuesday evening at Mena, Acorn and Cossatot River schools. The teams were coached by ...

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Mena Bearcat 2016 Pre-Season Practice Schedule

Wednesday, August 10th: Practice #6 (7 am – 11 am) Practice #7 (8 pm – 10 pm) Thursday, August 11th: Practice #8   (7 am – 11 am) Friday, August 12th: Practice #9  (7 am – 11 am) Monday, August 15th: Normal practice time – school starts Friday, August 19th: Red-Balck Game – 6 pm Monday, August 22nd: Scrimmage Night with Jacksonville ...

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Man Camp – Building More than Skills

BY RICK WRIGHT – Mena High School hosted Mena Man Camp Thursday and Friday, July 21st and 22nd. Schools participating in this year’s Man Camp were the Mena Bearcats, the Mena Junior Bearcats, the Mansfield Tigers, and the Horatio Lions. Camp started Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and lasted until nearly dark. After a meal and entertainment, the coaches talked to ...

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Mena’s Barracudas Provide Fierce Competition in Championships

The Mena Barracudas swam their hearts out when they traveled to Magnolia on Saturday, July 23rd for their Championship Swim Meet. The team has many members headed to the Junior Olympics and the Championship Meet on Saturday was just what they needed for an extra boost in confidence. Several of the swimmers placed well during the meet. Six and under ...

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Ladycats Honored with 2016 Softball Awards at VFW Dinner

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Polk County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) hosted the Class 4A State Champion Mena Ladycat softball team for a dinner and awards ceremony at Veterans Park in Acorn on Tuesday, July 19th. VFW Post 4451 Commander Margaret Scott opened the event by introducing the Ladycats and their coaches and praising the team for winning over ...

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