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Tigers vs. Horatio Lions

The Acorn Tigers tamed the Horatio Lions Monday night in a game played on their home court. The Tigers won the game 60-39. Acorn’s high scorer of the night was Aaron Bissell, who added 18 points to the board. Reese Black was Horatio’s lead scorer with 22 points.

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Ladycats Sign Letters of Intent

STORY BY MCKINZY MCGEE PHOTOS BY MELANIE BUCK Jordan Ward is a Senior at Mena High School and has been a resident of Mena her whole life. She has been the pitcher for the Mena Ladycats Softball team for the last four years and has been a member of a traveling team, Mena Heat, coached by her father Dane Ward ...

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MMS Bearcats Enjoy Impressive Undefeated Season!

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Middle School’s 7th grade Bearcat Football team had an outstanding season, completing the year with a 6-0-1 record. Taking out Trinity Christian, Russellville, DeQueen, twice, and an at-the-time undefeated Fountain Lake. The team had no losses, and their only tie came when they faced the Nashville Scrappers. “No one has ever come close to Nashville ...

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Lady Tigers Continue Cross Country Winning Tradition

BY MELANIE BUCK –   Arkansas’ State Cross Country meet was held at Oaklawn Race Track in Hot Springs last Saturday and runners from Acorn and Mena participated. Acorn was up first in the Class A-AA division. Sophomore Faith Hill led the Lady Tigers to the State Runner-Up title and a 7th overall placing for Hill. Morgan Fagan came in ...

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Mena Hosting 4A State Volleyball Tournament with Ladycats as Top Seed

Becoming the “hunted” instead of the “hunters” BY LEANN DILBECK Mena is host to the 4A State Volleyball Tournament this week and the top seed coming out of the West District going into tournament play is none other than the 2014 State Volleyball Champions, the Mena Ladycats. The Ladycats are looking to bring home another state title to add to ...

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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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