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Tigers’ Historical Season Ends in State Semis

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Tigers had already made school history as the only boys basketball team to win a game at the State Tournament, doing it not once this year, but twice. The ride came to a screeching halt on Monday when the Tigers fell to the Pirates of Emerson, 55-54 in overtime, in the 1A State Semifinal ...

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Tigers’ Historic Season Lands Them Spot in Final Four

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Tigers not only did something that hasn’t been done in 39 years, but they continue to set records. The Tigers made history in their first game of the 1A State Tournament when they defeated Wonderview 67-63 in overtime. Prior to the 2014-15 Tigers’ victory in the first-round, Acorn hadn’t ever won a game at ...

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Eagles’ Season Ends in First-Round of State Tourney

BY NORM BETZ – Cossatot River’s season ended in the first-round of the 3A State Tournament, when the Eagles lost to the Flippin Bobcats, 45-21. The Eagles were hoping for a better showing, especially since Cossatot River was hosting the State Tournament, but it just wasn’t in the cards. “We knew going into the game that we needed to get ...

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Lady Tigers’ Season Ends at 1A State Tourney

BY NORM BETZ – After going to the Semifinals of the State Tournament for the past three seasons, the Acorn Lady Tigers had high hopes of finally winning the big one. Unfortunately, the Lady Tigers fell to Wonderview, 64-55, in the first-round of the 1A State Tournament. Senior Jessica Looney led all scorers with a 31 point performance. “I’m so ...

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Mena 4th Grade Ladycats – Tri-County League Champions

Mena’s 4th Grade Ladycats are 2014-15 Tri-County League Champions and Tournament Champions with an overall record of 11-1. Pictured beginning with the back row L-R: Emily Macheler, Paige Quinn, Mackenzie Vincent, Brooklyn Pennington, Addi Dollar, Payton Clark, Abby Smith, Londyn Wagner, Keira Hall. Coached by Kevin Wagner.

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Cossatot River Eagles No. 2 Seed

BY NORM BETZ The Cossatot River Eagles headed to the 3A Region 4 Tournament as the No. 3 seed out of District 7 and left Fordyce, Arkansas with a No. 2 seed heading to the 3A State Tournament. Cossatot River lost to McGehee in the Regional Championship, 45-40, to finish as the regional runner-up. The Eagles battled their way to ...

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Three Bearcats Score Football Scholarships

BY NORM BETZ – Three of the Mena Bearcats that were instrumental in the run to the 4A State Championship game this past season, have signed letters of intent to attend college and continue to play football at the next level. “I’m so proud of these young men,” exclaimed Mena Bearcats head coach Tim Harper. “They’ve really worked hard and ...

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Lady Tigers Get Raided, 65-62

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers and the Lady Raiders of Sparkman were pretty evenly matched and the game really came down to who would have the last possession. Ultimately, Acorn fell to Sparkman, 65-62. Acorn senior Jessica Looney led all scorers with 28 points. Sparkman’s Alexis Pigg led the Lady Raiders with 20 points. “We played hard,” ...

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Lady Tigers Punch Ticket to 1A State Tournament

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers punched their ticket to the 1A State Tournament with a 64-35 victory over Trinity Christian in the first-round of the 1A Region 4 Tournament. Senior Jessica Looney almost single-handedly defeated the Lady Warriors, as she went off for 31 points on the night. Trinity Christian’s leading scorer, Scarlett Leeper finished with 14 ...

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Lady Tigers No. 3 Seed in 1A State Tourney

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers secured the No. 3 seed for the 1A State Tournament, coming out of the 1A Region 4 Tournament with a 52-48 victory over conference opponent, Caddo Hills. Senior Jessica Looney led all scorers in the contest with 20 points. The Lady Tigers got off to a slow start and trailed early, 4-0, ...

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