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Lady Tigers Get Raided, 65-62

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers and the Lady Raiders of Sparkman were pretty evenly matched and the game really came down to who would have the last possession. Ultimately, Acorn fell to Sparkman, 65-62. Acorn senior Jessica Looney led all scorers with 28 points. Sparkman’s Alexis Pigg led the Lady Raiders with 20 points. “We played hard,” ...

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Lady Tigers Punch Ticket to 1A State Tournament

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers punched their ticket to the 1A State Tournament with a 64-35 victory over Trinity Christian in the first-round of the 1A Region 4 Tournament. Senior Jessica Looney almost single-handedly defeated the Lady Warriors, as she went off for 31 points on the night. Trinity Christian’s leading scorer, Scarlett Leeper finished with 14 ...

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Lady Tigers No. 3 Seed in 1A State Tourney

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers secured the No. 3 seed for the 1A State Tournament, coming out of the 1A Region 4 Tournament with a 52-48 victory over conference opponent, Caddo Hills. Senior Jessica Looney led all scorers in the contest with 20 points. The Lady Tigers got off to a slow start and trailed early, 4-0, ...

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Tigers Headed to State for the First Time in 39 Years

BY NORM BETZ – One thing is for sure, when you sit down to watch an Acorn Tigers basketball game, it’s guaranteed to be exciting. The No. 3 seed from District 7W headed to Emerson, Arkansas with the hopes of doing something that hasn’t been done at Acorn in 39 years, make it to the 1A State Tournament. It took ...

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Daugherty Signs Letter of Intent

Mena High School Senior Jackson Daugherty signed a letter of intent today with Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Daugherty played an incredible season of football as safety for the Bearcats and will move on to Harding as a running back. Daugherty is the son of Roger and Tina Daugherty.  

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Lady Tigers Finish as 1A-7 District Runners-Up

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers fell to the Kirby Lady Trojans in the 1A-7 West District Championship game, 45-20. It was an odd night in Oden, as the Lady Tigers never really got in sync and struggled to put points on the board all night long. “It was an off night for us,” said Lady Tigers head ...

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Lady Tigers Tame Lady Lions, 77-44

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Lady Tigers thumped the 2A Lady Lions of Mt. Ida on Senior Night, 77-44. Senior Jessica Looney guided the Lady Tigers to victory and led all-scorers on the night with an impressive 33 point performance. Mt. Ida grabbed the lead twice in the first two minutes of the game, but the Lady Tigers were ...

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Tigers Win in OT on Senior Night, 72-70

BY NORM BETZ – The Acorn Tigers took a different approach in the Senior Night nightcap, defeating the 2A Mt. Ida Lions on Friday night in Acorn, in overtime, 72-70. Senior Morgan Hair led all-scorers with 27 points, while senior Sky Jackson finished three points behind with 24 points. Hair and Jackson combined to lead the Lions 10-9, before senior ...

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Ladycats Cruise Past Lady Badgers, 50-20

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Ladycats controlled every aspect of the game against Arkadelphia, defeating the Lady Badgers by 30 points, 50-20. Jacquelyn Johnson led all-scorers and the Ladycats with 11 points. With the victory Mena improved to 8-4 in 4A-7 Conference play and 12-11 overall on the season. The Ladycats opened up the game on a 15-0 run ...

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Bearcats Fall to Badgers, 62-45

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Bearcats played tough, but ultimately fell to the Arkadelphia Badgers, 62-45, in a 4A-7 Conference game on Friday night at the Union Bank Center in Mena. Junior Jarrett Clibrey led the Bearcats with 15 points, while Arkadelphia’s Bryant Robinson led all-scorers with 25 points. The Bearcats kept pace with the Badgers in the opening ...

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