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Bearcats Drop The Trojans In Hot Springs

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Bearcats hit the road for the second game of this season and traveled to Hot Springs to take on the Trojans, September 8. Mena went into the game trying to break the winning streak of the Trojan team, who have defeated the Bearcats the last two years. And, in a game which was close for ...

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Leopards No Problem for Bearcats In Season Opener

BY EASTON LEONARD – Bearcat fans will agree that there isn’t a better way to kick off the 2017 football season than an overwhelming 41-6 victory over long-time rivals, DeQueen Leopards. The sweet smell of victory filled the air of Bearcat Stadium as Coach Tim Harper’s young Bearcat team soundly defeated the Leopards. The Bearcats won the coin toss, and ...

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Bearcats Set to Host DeQueen for Season Opener

BY EASTON LEONARD – Under the faithful leadership of Coach Tim Harper, the Mena Bearcats Senior High Football team is set to take on the DeQueen Leopards to start off the season this Friday, September 1st. PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMANTHA MAECHLER Tina Walker [LEFT], aka ‘The Bearcats’ Biggest Fan, is as anxious as other fans for the official Bearcat season ...

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Bearcats Set Practice Schedule

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – It’s that time of year, school is just around the corner, which it means its time for Bearcat football. Practice for both the junior high and senior high teams kick off August 2. With school starting on the 14th, the Bearcats will have a couple of weeks of practice before student athletes begin their busy schedules. ...

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Bearcats Enter Busy Week

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The Bearcat football program is staying busy this week. Both the junior high and high school teams continue to train in the Fast Cats conditioning program. Between 7th-12th grade, there are approximately 90 athletes training daily. This year’s Fast Cats is ‘old school’ as Coach Harper said. The athletes are training with light and heavy jump ...

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Pre-Season Rankings for Bearcats

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – The annual Hooten’s Arkansas Football magazine has been released with 2016 statistics, 2017 predictions, player profiles, and much more. Among other things, the annual magazine has ranked and made predictions for Mena’s 7-4A conference. Over the years, the 7-4A has been a daunting league to play in with a grueling schedule that wears on the teams. ...

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Justin Dean has D1 Recognition

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Justin Dean, a senior safety for Mena has the eyes of several college programs watching him as he enters his final season in a Bearcat jersey. Along with hoping to help lead the Bearcats back to the Playoffs, Dean is working towards playing football at the collegiate level. Commenting on the player Dean is, Coach Tim ...

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Bearcats Grow in Kansas City

BY LOGAN MCCOURTNEY – Coach Tim Harper and the Bearcats have returned from their trip to Kansas City, where they competed in a Regional USA Football 7-on-7 camp. The camp was hosted in Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bearcats played in six games during their time at the camp, playing against teams from Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, ...

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Bearcats Fall To CAC 42-21, Ending Season

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Bearcats traveled to Central Arkansas Christian, on Friday, November 11, for round one in the 4A State Football Playoffs. Mena was defeated by the Mustangs, 42-21. CAC won the coin toss and chose to kickoff to start the game. The Mustangs onside kicked the ball out of bounds, giving Mena the ball on their ...

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Bearcats Drop Last Regular Season Game Against Robinson, 37-9

BY EASTON LEONARD – The Mena Bearcats hosted the number four ranked Robinson Senators for Senior Night on Friday, November 4th. Robinson defeated Mena by a score of 37-9. Mena’s Christian Lua started the game off with a short pooch kick. The kick was picked up with no return at the Robinson 43 yard line. After a fourth down conversion, ...

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