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Bearcats & Ladycats End Season at 7-AAAA District Tourney

The Mena Bearcats faced the Bauxite Miners during the first round of 7-AAAA District Tournament play held at Ashdown Monday night.  The Miners beat out the Bearcats 64-54.  The Ladycats also ended their season on Monday night when they faced the Arkadelphia Lady Badgers who defeated the Ladycats 38-30.

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Winners of Acorn’s PeeWee Classic

Acorn Schools hosted the Acorn PeeWee Classic Saturday, February 7. Participating in the tournament were Mena, Oden, Kirby, Acorn and Mount Ida.  The Acorn 6th Grade Lady Tigers and the 4th Grade Lady Tigers, coached by Chris Tedder claimed 1st place in each of their divisions.  The Mena 3rd Grade Ladycats won 1st for their division.

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Acorn and Oden’s Showdown

The Acorn-Oden Showdown was played as Senior Night was celebrated on February 2nd at Acorn High School. Acorn reigned supreme in both the boys and girls games, besting Oden by a score of 58-29 in the girls’ game and a score of 61-41 in the boys game.

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Hines Named As “All-Star”

BY LEANN DILBECK – One Mena athlete has been named to the Arkansas High School Coaches Association’s (AHSCA) prestigious All-Star list, an accomplishment she is no stranger to. Brooke Hines, a Senior Ladycat, has been dedicated to the sport of volleyball from a very early age. Brooke is the daughter of Robby and Sherri Hines. Her mother, a former Ladycat ...

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Acorn to Host 7West-1A District Tournament

BY LEANN DILBECK – The Acorn Campus of the Ouachita River School District has been selected as the host school for the 7 West-1A Senior District Basketball Tournament set to begin February 15-20. The school was host to a Regional Tournament in five or six years ago.  The 7West-1A Junior District Basketball Tournament is underway this week at Kirby. A ...

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Junior Bearcats’ Exceptional Season Comes to an End

BY LEANN DILBECK – Mena’s Junior Bearcat basketball season ended Tuesday night with a nail biting loss (41-36) to the Nashville Scrappers during round two of the 7West-4A District Basketball Tournament being played in Waldron this week.  The games were broadcast on KQOR 105.3 FM. The team has shown exceptional talent and has many excited about the program’s future as ...

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Elks Hoop Shoot Winners

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Elks Lodge held their annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest in the Hatfield Gym on Sunday, January 10th. The annual event is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13. Winners in their respective divisions were: Brody Peters, 8–9 year old boys; Luke Floyd, 10–11 year old boys; Caleb Peters, 12-13 year old boys; ...

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Cossatot River Basketball Tournament

The hosting Cossatot River Eagles lost to Mineral Springs during the Cossatot River High School Basketball tournament on Thursday night during a nailbiting game. Mineral Springs advanced to face the Nashville Scrapperettes on Saturday.  The Scrapperettes claimed the championship of the defeating Mineral Springs Lady Hornets who received the runner-up award.  Nashville girls won 58 to 43. Lilly Kidd led ...

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Acorn Hosts Cutter Morning Star

Senior Boys:  Cutter Morning Star – 67 • Acorn – 46 Senior Girls: Acorn – 60 • Cutter Morning Star – 49

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CAT FIGHT TIL THE END: Lady Tigers Tame Lady Lions

The Acorn Lady Tigers captured a nailbiting 63-57 win in overtime over the Horatio Lady Lions. Ashley Long led Acorn in scoring with 20 points. Lady Lion Allie Martin pulled in 18 points for Horatio.

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