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MHS Bearcats Leave Tracks at Ashdown Relay

Mena High School Track and Field traveled to Ashdown last Thursday to compete in the Ashdown Panther/Domtar Relays where as a team, the high school girls took 4th and the boys took 6th. Head track coach Aaron Pennington, and athletic director Tim Harper said that the girls and boys both did very well and they were pleased with the performance ...

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Mena Bearcats Soccer Team

The 2015 Mena Bearcats Soccer Team prepare for a corner kick against the Van Buren Pointers last Thursday. The Bearcats fell to the Pointers, 7-1.  

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Mena Ladycats Softball

The Mena Ladycats Softball Team improved to 7-0 on the season as they won the Fayetteville/Farmington Tournament for the second straight year, going 5-0 in the tourney. The Ladycats outscored their five opponents 33-5, with three shutouts. The Ladycats defeated Siloam Springs 12-0, defeated Greenbier 4-0, defeated Conway 6-3, defeated Fayetteville 5-0 and defeated Conway 6-2 to claim the 2015 ...

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Bearcat Baseball

Mena’s Seth Puckett finally catches Cossatot River’s Jovani Gonzalez who was caught in a pickle between third and home. The Bearcats went on to defeat the Eagles, 2-1. Cossatot River’s Brody Smith fouls one off during the game against the Mena. The Eagles ultimately fell to the Bearcats 2-1. Mena third baseman Brandon Fields applies the tag to Cossatot River’s ...

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Bearcats Visit Senior Center

Visitors to the Mena Senior Center were delighted to be served by some of the mighty Mena Bearcats during their lunch Thursday, March 20th.  

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Castor Signs Letter of Intent

Mena High School Senior Bearcat Justin Castor signed a letter of intent today to play football for Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. In his senior season, Castor played an important role in the path that led to the State Championship game. Justin is the son of Richard and Robin Castor. Castor (center) is shown with his parents; brothers, Rodney and ...

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Teams Being Sought for Adult Basketball League

BY MELANIE BUCK – An adult basketball league is in the process of being formed for Polk County’s roundball lovers at heart. Beau Stricklin is pulling people together to bring this opportunity to the county. “We recently returned after being gone for several years and offered this idea on Facebook as an opportunity with the intent of bringing together people ...

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Undefeated K-2 Tournament Champs

The basketball boys above are the Polk County Basketball Association Kindergarten- 2nd grade Tournament Champions with an undefeated season of 13-0. Back Row (left to right): Braden Thomas, Elijah Smith, Easton Johnson, Zach McCormick. Front Row (left to right): Tayden Brouch, Elijah Owens, Aiden McKenzie, Connor McCormick. Not pictured: Nathan White. Coaches are Ricky and LeAnn McKenzie.

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Ladycats Blow Past Cyclones, 8-1

BY NORM BETZ – After several weather cancellations, the Mena Ladycats were ready to kick off the season as they traveled to Russellville to battle the 6A Lady Cyclones. The Ladycats returned home with an 8-1 victory. “We played well, especially with all the cancellations,” said Mena Ladycats’ head coach Ray Hunter. “We definitely showed some rust at times, but ...

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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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