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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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7th & 8th Grade Junior Bearcats Suffer 10-0 Loss to Panthers

BY RICK WRIGHT • r.wright@mypulsenews.com The Mena Bearcat Seventh and Eighth Grade Junior Bearcats faced the Ashdown Panthers on Thursday, September 22nd in Bearcat Stadium. Ashdown scored on a 42-yard touchdown run with 4:41 to play in the first 20 minute half. A completed two-point conversion pass put Ashdown up 8-0. Mena took over on downs at their own 27-yard ...

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Bearcats Win District 7-4 A Boy’s Golf Tournament; Hunter Named 7-4A Coach of the Year

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats won the 4A District 7 Boy’s Tournament held Wednesday, September 21st at DeGray Lake Golf Course. Daniel Davis led the way for the Bearcats with a 79. Davis was also the medalist for the tournament and, along with Landon Stidman, was named All Conference. Stidman shot an 84, while Austin Johnston came in ...

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Webb Wins 2016 Ouachita Men’s Golf Association Championship Tournament

BY RICK WRIGHT – Will Webb won the 2016 Ouachita Men’s Golf Association Championship Tournament, a 36-hole individual stroke play with handicap tournament, held September 10th and 11th at the Ouachita Country Club Golf Course. Webb came in first place with a total net score of 129. Randy Martin finished second with a 132. Roy Gilmore, Danny Miller and Doug ...

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Bearcats Preparing to Defeat Ashdown

BY RICK WRIGHT – The Mena Bearcats came away from Waldron with a 31-18 victory on a stormy night to improve to 2-1 on the season. “I was disappointed in our execution at times. You tend to do that sometimes when you’re playing a team that you believe you’re better than,” said Bearcat Head Football Coach Tim Harper. “But, when ...

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