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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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Acorn Basketball Players Named All-District

Four Acorn Tigers received post-season honors. The Tigers named All-District in region 1A-7West, include from left to right: Sky Jackson, Justin Hogan, and Morgan Hair. Ashton Pardun was named 1A-7 West Honorable Mention. Four Acorn Lady Tigers were named All-District in region 1A-7 West. The Lady Tigers from left to right include: Ashlee Long, Adrianna Howard, Jessica Looney, and Misty ...

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Lady Tigers win Conference

SUBMITTED – The Acorn Lady Tigers won their conference meet on Thursday, April 23. The Acorn Tigers got runner-up. Both Junior High teams also won their conference meets. More details would be available from Coach Keith Willsey.

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Ladycats Run-Rule Lady Cobras in Three innings

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Ladycats made quick work out of the Lady Cobras of Fountain Lake on Senior Night, cruising to a 15-0 victory in just three innings. The Ladycats put 15 runs on the board with just six hits, while sophomore Lexi Brooks struck out eight of the nine Lady Cobras she faced. Juniors Macy and Madi ...

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Ladycats Lose First Conference Game, 2-1

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Ladycats hosted the Lady Badgers of Arkadelphia in a 4A-2 Conference soccer game on Mena’s Senior Night. Unfortunately for the Ladycats, they were outscored 2-1, and lost their first conference game of the season. The game didn’t exactly start the way the Ladycats and third-year head coach Kevin Bledsoe thought or hoped it would. ...

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Bearcats Blank Badgers, 2-0

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Bearcats welcomed 4A-2 Conference foe Arkadelphia to town for a battle on Senior Night, and left the field with a 2-0 victory. With the win, the Bearcats improved to 4-3 in conference play and 6-5-1 overall on the season. The first half featured a defensive battle with neither team being able to score a ...

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Polk County Basketball Players Receive All-State Awards

Several basketball players from Polk County have received post-season honors. Acorn High School Tiger Sky Jackson and Lady Tiger Jessica Looney have both received All-State Honors, as well as, being named for the All-State Tournament Team in Class 1A. The pair will also represent Acorn in the Arkansas High School Basketball All-Star game as members of the 2015 West All-Stars. ...

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Tigers Named All District

Four Acorn Tigers received post-season honors. The Tigers named All-District in region 1A-7West, include from left to right: Sky Jackson, Justin Hogan, and Morgan Hair. Ashton Pardun was named 1A-7 West Honorable Mention.

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Lady Tigers Named All-District

Four Acorn Lady Tigers were named All-District in region 1A-7 West. The Lady Tigers from left to right include: Ashlee Long, Adrianna Howard, Jessica Looney, and Misty Oglesby.

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Atchley Sets State Weightlifting Record

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Bearcats traveled to Alma’s Charles B. Dyer Arena Saturday to participate in the 23rd Annual Arkansas High School Weightlifting Championships. There were more than 400 athletes that participated in the competition from 53 schools across the state. The competition included five classifications: 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A/7A and 10 different weight classifications, from ...

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