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Acorn and Mena Golf Teams to Send Players to State Tourney

BY MELANIE BUCK – Tyler Kincaid, a member of the Mena High School Golf Team qualified for the state tournament after finishing district, which was played at Diamond Head Golf Club in Hot Springs.  The Class 4A State Golf Tournament will be held at Cooper’s Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne, Arkansas on October 6th. Acorn High School also played through ...

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Buck Takes Top Honors

BY LEANN DILBECK – All three county school districts were represented in the Mansfield Cross Country Meet on Saturday, September 26. Although Mena and Acorn have seasoned runners, Cossatot River is in their first season as a cross country team. The Mena’s top runner, Clint Buck came in 1st in the senior boys division with a time of 18 minutes ...

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Ward’s Reign Brings Victory to Bearcats

BY MELANIE BUCK The Mena Bearcats showed their spirit and future potential when they hit the field last Friday night to celebrate Homecoming and captured their first win of the season, defeating the Mansfield Tigers 35-12 in conference play. In opening ceremonies, Senior Jordan Ward was crowned as the 2015 Homecoming Queen as Keeley Jones was chosen as Maid of ...

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Bearcats and Tigers Continue to Excel in XC

BY MELANIE BUCK – Acorn Cross Country Coach Keith Wilsey reported that almost 300 runners participated in the Arvest Bank Acorn Invitational Cross Country Meet on Tuesday, September 15, at Acorn High School. Runners from around the state came to join the challenge of Acorn’s grueling course. Both the Acorn Tigers and the Mena Bearcats were represented in the competition. ...

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Bearcats Lose Home Opener, 41-13

BY NORM BETZ – After a long, tough, hard working off season, no one expected the Mena Bearcats to lose their home opener to the DeQueen Leopards, 41-13. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened on Friday night at Randall Whorton Field. It was a sloppy start of the 2015 season for both teams, as three out of the first four plays ...

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Mena’s Cross Country to Host Annual 5k Fun Run

Mena’s Cross Country team is hosting their 1st Annual 5k Fun Run Fundraiser this Saturday at Mena High School in the parking lot behind the gym. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. The course will be flat, and fast. The registration fee is just $10 and includes a t-shirt. A family of 4 ...

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Ladycats Kick Off 2015 Volleyball Season

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Ladycats kicked off their 2015 season with a grueling 12 games within a 10-day span. The Ladycats ended their first two weeks with an overall record of 11-1 during that stint and look to continue their winning ways when they return to action on September 14th, when they host Lavaca. “We’re playing well right ...

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Bearcats to Host Season Opener

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Bearcats had a productive summer as well as Red and Black Scrimmage and are eager to get their 2015 campaign started. The defending 4A State Runner-up Bearcats are ready to do battle on the gridiron, which kicks off this Friday, September 4, at Randall Whorton Field. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m., and will ...

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Ladycats Win the Ladycat Classic for the Second Straight Year

The Mena Ladycats hosted their Annual Ladycat Classic on Saturday, August 29, and for the second straight year, won the Gold Tournament Championship, defeating 5A Lakeside, 2-1 (23-25, 25-17, 15-9). “We really played solid all day long,” said Ladycats head coach Brad Lyle. “The girls have really come a long way in the past five or six days. We started ...

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Necessary Roughness Powder Puff Champs Again

BY NORM BETZ – The Second Annual Powder Puff 7-on-7 Football Tournament was held in between the Mena Junior High and Senior High Red & Black Scrimmages, and for the second year in a row the Necessary Roughness team dominated the competition. Three teams played in this year’s tournament, Necessary Roughness, Mighty Mom’s & No Punt Intended. Necessary Roughness, the ...

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