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Ladycats Remain a Perfect, 8-0

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Ladycats traveled down Highway 71 to do battle with the Lady Leopards of De Queen, and returned home with a 4-1 victory. The Ladycats remain perfect, improving to 8-0 on the season. Sophomore Lexi Brooks pitched the complete game, giving up one run on five hits through seven innings, while walking one and striking ...

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Mena Youth Football Gearing Up for 7-on-7 League

BY NORM BETZ – Mena High School Athletic Director Tim Harper has announced dates and times for Mena Youth 7-on-7 Football League. Harper said, “7-on-7 is very similar to flag football. It is one of the fastest growing games out there.” High Schools across the nation participate in tournaments throughout the summer to try to develop their players’ offensive and ...

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Lady Tigers Victory

Lady Tigers win their first home softball game against the County Line Lady Indians, 9-4.

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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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