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Acorn Trio Brings Home the Bling

BY MELANIE BUCK – Over the Spring Break holiday, a trio of Acorn students were doing anything but vacationing. For these three, they were digging deep on a diamond made of grass and dirt to bring home a big win for their teams, wins that included shiny rings in the end. Noah Holland, Kensey Rosson, and Braylan Bohlman are all ...

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Tigers No-Hit at Kirby

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Tigers baseball team traveled to Kirby on Tuesday, March 28th, to take on the Trojans in a good game of old country hardball. Kobe Hogan hit lead-off for the Tigers and was hit by the fifth pitch he saw at the plate. Hogan later stole second base, but Lyle, Lynch, and Staggs all struck ...

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Mena Defeats Cossatot for First Victory 

The Mena Bearcat baseball team traveled to Cossatot River last Thursday, March 30th, to take on the Eagles. Mena scored the first three runs of the game in the top of the second to take an early 3-0 lead. The Eagles answered back with a run in the bottom of the third. In the top of the fourth, the Bearcats ...

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Acorn Thumps Caddo Hills

BY EASTON LEONARD – Thursday night, March 30th, the Acorn Tigers baseball team took on the Caddo Hills Indians. Kobe Hogan started the game on the mound for the Tigers and retired the first two batters he faced, then following an error, retired the fourth batter of the inning. Keeping the Indians scoreless through one inning. In the bottom of ...

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4th Grade Mena Girls Get 1st Runner-Up

The 4th grade Mena girls won 1st runner up at the Hot Springs Hoop Play on March 12th. Pictured left to right: Coach Cody Gibbs, Dani Gibbs, Bracee Lance, Rylie Bentley, Laney Gilchrist, Isabelle Vacca, Karley Sharp, Taliyah Borin, Addison Thomas, and Coach Matt Thomas.  Not pictured Reese Montgomery and Emma Ferguson.

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Rose & Graves Take 2nd Place in Bass Tournament

Austin Rose and Evan Graves took 2nd place in the Arkansas Youth Fishing Association Bass Tournament, “Whiplash on the Ouachita,” at Lake Ouachita, on Saturday, March 18. There were more than 89 teams/boats from around the state competing. The Basscats’ next statewide tournament will be held on Bull Shoals on April 8.

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Panthers Plow Past Mena

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Bearcat baseball team hosted the Ashdown Panthers at Union Bank Field Monday night, March 27th. Ian Martin started the game on the mound for the Bearcats. Mena allowed only one early run, but gave up six two-out runs in the first. Ashdown held an early 7-0 lead after half an inning. Ashdown retired the ...

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Lockhart Wins West Ark. Bass Anglers 2nd Tournament

SUBMITTED – Western Arkansas Bass Anglers held its 2nd tournament of 2017, on Millwood Lake Saturday, March 11th.  George Page took 4th place with 9.64 lbs. 3rd place went to Darrin Toon with 9.74 lbs. 2nd place was won by Joe Bellomo with 10.09 lbs. Russell Lockhart took 1st place with 10.46 lbs. George Page had big bass of the ...

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Erickson Fairs Well in Professional Debut

SUBMITTED – On March 4th, in Joplin, Missouri, Ryan Erickson, of Southern Impact Martial Arts, made his debut as a professional mixed martial arts fighter. Erickson was matched against another debuting pro and hometown favorite, DeAlan Hicks. Hicks’ strength was his boxing, as he was the boxing coach for the Victory Gym in Joplin, Missouri and his proficiency in the ...

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Team Bass Holds First Tournament

SUBMITTED – Mena Team Bass held their first tournament of the season last weekend on DeQueen Lake. Coming in 1st place were team Cobb/Fielding with 21.03 lbs. In 2nd, Mitchell/Mitchell yielded 19.61 lbs. and Frachiseur/Towers took 3rd with 15.66 lbs. Big Bass was awarded to team Cobb/Fielding for their 6.53 lb catch. Other results were: Cogburn/Pitchford – 13.91 Toon/Toon – 13.88 Morse/Bohanan – 13.42 Falls/Wright – ...

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