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Woman Behind Ladycat Athletic Program Honored

BY LEANN DILBECK – The Bearcat Foundation and Bearcat boosters continued to honor the heritage and history of the Bearcats & Ladycats during last Friday’s game when Mrs. Janice Whorton was named the honorary captain. On the heels of the Ladycat Volleyball State Championship Title, BFI recognized the woman who set the gold standard for ladies athletics at Mena High ...

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Bearcats Advance to the State Play-Offs, Host First-Round

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Bearcats finished the regular season as the No. 2 seed in region 7-4A and will be awarded a first-round home playoff game. Mena finished with an overall record of 8-2, 5-2 in conference and went 4-1, both at home and on the road. This will be the Bearcats first home playoff game since 1996, ...

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School History Made! Ladycats Capture 4A State Title

BY NORM BETZ – Three’s a Charm! Mena captured their first-ever 4A State Volleyball Title in Ladycats Head Coach Brad Lyle’s third trip to the State Finals, finishing runner-up the two previous times. This year, Coach Lyle and the Ladycats would not be denied as they defeated the Shiloh Lady Saints, 3-1 (22-25, 25-11, 25-16, 25-20). The Ladycats uncharacteristically started ...

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Bearcats Defeat Trojans – Victory Bell Renamed Crane’s Bell

BY LEANN DILBECK – The Mena Bearcat’s were victorious in their first home game of the season as they hosted the Hot Springs Trojans in Friday night action with a final score of 22-21. Fan support was strong amid cool and misty conditions at Mena’s Bearcat Stadium. The Bearcat’s are 2-0 and are proving to be a second half team, ...

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O’Brien Named as New Mena Senior High Head Basketball Coach

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena School District Superintendent Benny Weston has announced Aaron O’Brien as the new head coach for the Mena Senior High Boys Basketball program. O’Brien will replace Bobby Tedder, who has accepted another position at another district. Tedder is featured as The Pulse Citizen of the Week on page 12 of this issue. O’Brien, who started his ...

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Lady Tigers Win First Game of State Tournament – Advance to Next Round

The Acorn Lady Tigers crushed Kirby 51-43, Saturday March 1, winning regionals, and earning a spot in the 1A State Basketball Tournament held at North Arkansas College in Harrison. The Lady Tigers dominated Hillcrest in the first round of the state tournament on Thursday, March 6, at 4:00 p.m. and advance on to play the winner of the Mulberry and ...

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