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It’s Good to be Home

BY NORM BETZ – After securing the 4S No. 1 seed for the 4A State Tournament, the Mena Ladycats returned home to host the tournament. Not that the Ladycats struggled playing district and regional ball on the road, it’s always nice to come back home, especially when the stakes are a trip to the state championship. The Ladycats outscored their ...

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Two Polk County Soccer Teams Play at State Tourney

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Ladycats and the Cossatot River Eagles soccer teams both advanced to the 4A State Playoffs. The Ladycats entered as the No. 4 seed out of the 4A-2 Region, while the Eagles entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed from the same region. Due to the limited number of schools that have soccer as ...

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Ladycats Punch Their Ticket to 4A State Tournament

After a four hour drive, the Mena Ladycats made quick work in the first-round of the 4A South Regional Tournament held at Dumas High School, as they defeated the DeWitt Dragonettes, 10-0, in five innings. Sophomore hurler, Lexi Brooks tossed a no-hitter and struck out nine of the 16 batters she faced. Brooks also threw first pitch strikes to 14 ...

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MHS Track Blows Through Districts and Heads to State

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena High School’s Track Team has made progress by leaps and bounds this year, bringing home their first boys track trophy last month, and sending eleven athletes to the Arkansas Class 4A State Track Meet on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Heber Springs by way of the District Meet held in Nashville on April 30. The ...

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Acorn Track Takes Conference Titles

The Acorn Lady Tigers Track Team won their conference title on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Acorn Tigers received runner-up. Both Junior High teams won their conference meets as well.

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Ladycats Shutout Scrappettes 11-0 to Advance to District Championship

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Ladycats finished the regular season undefeated in conference and were awarded a pair of byes to start the 4A-7 District Tournament held at Waldron High School. The No.1 seeded Ladycats first game of the tourney was against No. 4 seed Nashville. Mena had no trouble with the Lady Scrappettes, cruising to an 11-0 victory ...

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Bearcats End Season at District Tournament

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Bearcats lost a heart breaker to Fountain Lake in the first-round of the District Tournament, after leading five and a half innings. The Bearcats out hit the Cobras 10-9 but had six costly errors, to Fountain Lake’s three errors. Mena scored three runs in the top of the first on three hits. Brandon Field ...

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Ladycats Spoil Lady Bulldogs Senior Night

BY NORM BETZ – Mena traveled to Waldron to battle the Lady Bulldogs on their Senior Night, and the Ladycats returned with a 12-0 shutout. Juniors Kristen Kesterson and Daryan Torix each racked up three hits, while junior Macy Brotherton had three runs batted in. Junior pitcher Jordan Ward was very efficient, throwing 80 pitches through the five innings, with ...

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Lady Tigers Gain Senior Night Victory

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers defeated the Caddo Hills Indians 10-2 on Senior Night in Acorn. The game did end in a very weird way when Acorn scored their 10th run of the game, to put them up 10-2, the umpire said, “Ballgame, eight runs after six innings,” and walked off the field. Both teams and fans ...

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Sky Jackson Signs Letter of Intent

BY NORM BETZ – Acorn High School senior Sky Jackson signed a Letter of Intent to play basketball for Carl Albert State College, located in Poteau, Oklahoma. Carl Albert, also known as CASC, is a two-year community college that participates in collegiate basketball, baseball, softball and dance. Academically, Carl Albert offers 28 different degree programs. “We’re so excited that Sky ...

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