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Wickes Archery Teams Compete in State Competition

SUBMITTED – Wickes Straight Shooters, archers in grades 6th-8th, and Wickes Elementary Archery Team, a team consisting of fifth graders, completes a competitive year at the State Archery Competition at Bank of the Ozarks Arena. The event was host to hundreds of students from across the state, each archer hoping to shoot their best score of the year. The tournament ...

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Tigers Drop Season Opener To Cutter-Morning Star

BY EASTON LEONARD – Friday afternoon, March 10th, the Acorn Tiger baseball team opened up their season at home against the Eagles of Cutter-Morning Star. Nick Lyle earned the starting pitching job for the Tigers, as he started on the hill for Acorn. Cutter-Morning Star’s first two batters struck out looking against Lyle before Acorn allowed a single on a ...

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Irons Fork Squirrel Hunters Club Holds Competition

The Irons Fork Squirrel Hunters Club held a competitive hunt on Saturday, March 4th. Organizer Josh Davis said, “We had a good turnout and a great time.” In addition to adult hunts, the club has introduced youth hunts as well, which are proving popular with the young outdoorsmen. “We encourage everyone to take a kid hunting,” said Davis. The day ...

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Blake & Webb Take Top Honors in State Competition: Set Sights on Nationals

BY LEANN DILBECK – Acorn’s Chantry Blake took 1st place in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program (ANASP) State Tournament , earning him a $2,500 scholarship, a target, and a new bow, along with the bragging rights as well as the opportunity to advance to the National Archery Competition.  Blake shot a 292. Also, placing in the state competition ...

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Mena JR Ladycats Compete in River Valley Rumble

The Mena Ladycats competed in the River Valley Rumble, March 4-5, held in Fort Smith. The team finished 1st in the gold bracket, beating out 16 other teams. From L-R are: Ciara Lance, Andrea Maechler, Gracie Lyle, Morgan Puckett, Madison Blair, Coach Erick Martin (standing behind Blair), Allie Martin, Kayleigh Johnson, Lauren Sikes and Hannah Stockton.

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Senior Bearcat Track Travels to DeQueen for First Meet

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Mena Bearcat and Ladycat Track Teams traveled to DeQueen for their first meet of the season on Thursday, March 2nd. The senior boy’s 4×800 meter relay team placed 4th, with Cross Hughes, Anthony Kennedy, and Clint Buck each running a leg. In the 400 meter dash, Cross Hughes placed 6th, running it in 55 seconds, ...

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Mena Junior Track Starts Season with a Bang

BY MELANIE BUCK – Mena Junior Track traveled to Ashdown on Tuesday, February 28, for their first meet of the season with several bringing ribbons home. In the girls division, Andrea Maechler placed 3rd in the 200 meter dash in 30.38 seconds and 6th in the 100 meter dash, running a 14.65. Alex Harper took 1st in the 800 meter ...

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Mena Drops Two Games Against Dragons

BY EASTON LEONARD – Monday night, March 6th, at Union Bank Field on the campus of Mena High School, the Mena Bearcat baseball team took on the Genoa Central Dragons in a doubleheader. The Bearcats gave Ian Martin the nod to start the game off on the hill in the first game. Martin gave up only one hit in the ...

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Ladycats Win Game Two Versus Genoa Central

BY EASTON LEONARD – Monday night, March 6th, the Mena Ladycats played the Genoa Central Lady Dragons in a doubleheader of softball. In the first game, the Lady Dragons defeated Mena by a score of 7-1. Genoa’s Lakyn Fluker was able to keep the Ladycats scoreless in the top of the first of the second game, as Mena’s only baserunner ...

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Lady Tigers Take out Omaha, Fall to Bay; Finish Terrific Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – Wednesday night, March 1st, the Acorn Lady Tigers took on the Omaha Lady Eagles in the second round of the 2017 1A Girls Basketball State Tournament at Mount Ida High School. The Lady Tigers started the game off on an 8-0 run before Omaha scored their first point via free throw with 2:13 left in the ...

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