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Ladycats Shutout Scrappettes 11-0 to Advance to District Championship

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Ladycats finished the regular season undefeated in conference and were awarded a pair of byes to start the 4A-7 District Tournament held at Waldron High School. The No.1 seeded Ladycats first game of the tourney was against No. 4 seed Nashville. Mena had no trouble with the Lady Scrappettes, cruising to an 11-0 victory ...

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Bearcats End Season at District Tournament

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Bearcats lost a heart breaker to Fountain Lake in the first-round of the District Tournament, after leading five and a half innings. The Bearcats out hit the Cobras 10-9 but had six costly errors, to Fountain Lake’s three errors. Mena scored three runs in the top of the first on three hits. Brandon Field ...

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Ladycats Spoil Lady Bulldogs Senior Night

BY NORM BETZ – Mena traveled to Waldron to battle the Lady Bulldogs on their Senior Night, and the Ladycats returned with a 12-0 shutout. Juniors Kristen Kesterson and Daryan Torix each racked up three hits, while junior Macy Brotherton had three runs batted in. Junior pitcher Jordan Ward was very efficient, throwing 80 pitches through the five innings, with ...

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Lady Tigers Gain Senior Night Victory

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers defeated the Caddo Hills Indians 10-2 on Senior Night in Acorn. The game did end in a very weird way when Acorn scored their 10th run of the game, to put them up 10-2, the umpire said, “Ballgame, eight runs after six innings,” and walked off the field. Both teams and fans ...

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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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