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Tigers Suffer 45-38 Loss at Home

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Acorn Tigers and the County Line Indians were tied at 19 at the half when they faced each other on the court on Tuesday, October 15th in Acorn. County Line outscored Acorn 26-19 in the second half to take the 45-38 win. Aaron Bissell led the Tigers with 14 points, two assists, four rebounds and ...

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Cossatot River Eagles Crush Sparkman Raiders

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Cossatot River Eagles opened their 2016-2017 basketball season by pounding the Sparkman Raiders 86-46 in the Stephens Center at Cossatot River High School Tuesday, October 25th. The Eagles outscored the Raiders 19-7 in the first period and went on to build a 54-31 lead at the half. Cossatot continued to roll in the third period, ...

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Woods and Pena Earn Gold at Senior Olympics

BY MELANIE BUCK – Two local men swept their events for the second year in a row at the Senior Olympics held recently in Hot Springs. Larry Wood entered three power-lifting events: Bench Press, Leg Press, and Strict Barbell Curl. Wood Bench pressed 435 pounds on a pause bench; 1,050 pounds on the leg press; and 185 pounds on the ...

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Medlin & Wilson Shine as Bearcat Doubles Tennis Team

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcat Doubles Tennis team of sophomores Peyton Medlin and Zeb Wilson competed in the 2016 State Tennis Tournament Monday, October 17th, at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Medlin and Wilson defeated Bishop and Rowan of Central Arkansas Christian 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the second round. In the second round, the Bearcat duo fell ...

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District Tournament Champion Ladycats to Play West Fork

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Ladycats swept the Fountain Lake Lady Cobras three games to none to win the 2016 District Tournament Volleyball Championship Thursday in Union Bank Center at Mena High School. Neither Mena nor Fountain Lake could go on a run to pull away. As the final scores indicated, this was close to the very final points ...

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Bearcats Fall to Number One Ranked Scrappers

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Bearcats hosted the defending 4A State Champion, number one ranked, undefeated Nashville Scrappers Friday in Bearcat Stadium. Nashville defeated Mena 42-7. Mena’s Christian Lua kicked off to get the game underway. The kick was returned to the Mena 42 yard line. Two plays later, the Scrappers scored on a 37 yard touchdown at the 11:24 ...

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Bearcats Focused on Fountain Lake

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Bearcats suffered a 42-7 loss to the Nashville Scrappers last week. A game that quickly got way from Mena. However, that one game does not define the 2016 Bearcats and Mena looks to prove that fact when they travel to Fountain Lake to take on the Cobras Friday October 28 with playoff seeding on the ...

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Ladycats Win District Tournament Championship

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Ladycats swept the Fountain Lake Lady Cobras three games to none to win the 2016 District Tournament Volleyball Championship Thursday in Union Bank Center at Mena High School. Neither Mena nor Fountain Lake could go on a run to pull away. As the final scores indicated, this was close to the very final points ...

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Two County Junior High Teams Battle on the Court at Acorn

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Acorn Junior Tigers knocked off the Cossatot River Junior Eagles 42-31 Monday, October 17th at Acorn High School. The Tigers led four at 9-5 by the end of the first period. That margin stayed the same at the half as Acorn led Cossatot 17-13. In the third period, the Tigers outscored the Eagles 17-10 to ...

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Polk County Basketball Association Prepares for Fall Season

The Polk County Basketball Association is preparing for their fall season and have passed out forms to all area schools. The deadline to register is Saturday, October 22nd. Registrations should be turned in to the mailing address on the form. The coaches meeting will be held on Monday, October 24 and draft day will be Saturday, October 29th. The Kick-Off ...

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