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Lady Tigers Punch Ticket To State Tournament With Win Over St. Paul

BY EASTON LEONARD – Wednesday night, February 22, in the 1A Region 4 Basketball Tournament at County Line High School, the Acorn Lady Tigers took on the Lady Saints of St. Paul. Acorn forced the Lady Saints to call a few timeouts early in the game, starting off on a 9-2 run. Following the timeouts, the Lady Tigers went on ...

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Acorn Finishes Season With Tough Game Against County Line

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Acorn Tigers took on the County Line Indians, Wednesday night, February 22, in the first round of the 1A Region 4 Basketball Tournament at County Line High School. County Line started the game off on a 9-2 run, and went on to outscore the Tigers 13-5 in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the ...

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Bearcats Fall To Warren; End Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – The hometown Mena Bearcats took on the Warren Lumberjacks, on Wednesday, February 22, at Nashville High School, in the 4A South Regional Basketball Tournament. Mena’s Cross Hughes led the team with seven of their eight points in the first quarter, but the Lumberjacks’ offense was able to put up fifteen, to hold a 15-8 lead after ...

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Irons Fork Squirrel Hunters’ Events

The Irons Fork Squirrel Hunters are going to be having two hunts on Saturday, March 4th, at the Ink Community Building next door to the Ink Rural Volunteer Fire Department. Draw out deadline for the morning hunt will be at 7 a.m. Draw out for the afternoon hunt will be at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Josh Davis at ...

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Acorn Archery Heading to State After Big Wins at Regionals

SUBMITTED – On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Acorn Archery teams participated at Regional competition in Delight, Arkansas.  Teams from around the region including Mena, Cossatot, and DeQueen competed for one of the top three seats to receive an invitation to Archery State competition. Acorn Archery Senior High team placed third in the region with a total score of 3073.  ...

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Father and Son Compete in Martial Arts Tournament

SUBMITTED – On January 28th, Cody Woods of Southern Impact Martial Arts travelled to compete in the East Texas Open Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in Tyler, Texas. Woods represented both Southern Impact and Mena very well by winning a gold medal in the no-gi, 156-167 pound weight class of the blue belt division. His experience and aptitude in catch wrestling proved ...

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CRHS Special Olympics Team

Cossatot River High School Special Olympics Team participated in the 2017 Area 14 Special Olympics Basketball Skills at Magazine High School on Friday, February 10. Athletes from left to right are Megan Davis, David Miranda , Kolby Frachiseur, Xavier Araiza, Don Johnson, Alishia Thompson, and Landon Counts.

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Vandervoort Elementary & Middle School Archery Teams Earn 3rd Place

SUBMITTED – The Vandervoort Elementary and Middle School Archery teams recently competed in their Regional Tournament, earning 3rd place. Their placing garnered them a bid in state competition, which will be held March 3rd in Hot Springs.  

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Western Ark. Bass Anglers Hold First Tournament of Season

SUBMITTED – Western Arkansas Bass Anglers had its first tournament of 2017 on DeQueen Lake last Saturday. Ray Pollard came in 4th with 11.11 lbs. Bobby Brooks grabbed 3rd place with 12.17 lbs. Kerry Barnett took 2nd place with 14.91 lbs. And, Brent Toon took 1st place with 16.40 lbs. Bobby Brooks had the big bass of the tournament with ...

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Mena Basscats to Hold Meeting

SUBMITTED – Mena Basscats Fishing Club informational and organizational meeting will be held Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. in the Mena Middle School Library. Children ages 11 to senior in high school are welcome and must have a love for bass fishing. Organizers are looking for parents and community members to support and be involved in the set up and ...

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