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Athletic Facilities Upgrade Underway At Cossatot River

(WICKES)  Cossatot River School District Superintendent Jim Tankersley reported in his report to the school board that the ball field project at Cossatot River High School will begin on Monday. The project will see a new soccer field, baseball and softball fields at the Wickes campus. Tankersley said that the teams spent more time on the road playing their opponents ...

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Mena Basscat Meets Bass Fishing Legend Hank Parker At the Forrest Wood Cup

(Hot Springs)  Basscat Austin Rose recently enjoyed sharing the spotlight with Hank Parker.  Many bass anglers gathered in Hot Springs last week for the Forrest Wood Cup held on Lake Hamilton. Austin, as other teammates, will return to compete in the upcoming school league.  Their season had just culminated over the summer at the High School National Championship and World ...

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Alternate Form of Entry At Bearcat Scrimmage on August 15

(MENA)  The Annual Mena Bearcat football scrimmage game set for Friday, August 16th at Bob Carver / Bearcat Stadium will only cost you either a pack of Gatorade or a box of powdered detergent. The game will feature the 2019 edition of Mena Bearcats Red and Black teams. Many prognosticators are thinking that this year’s team go make another state ...

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NASCAR Race At Michigan International Speedway

(BROOKLYN, MI)  Kevin Harvick is feeling confidence on the NASCAR track and with help from his team, doesn’t show too much excitement when he wins a race. Harvick raced to his 47th NASCAR Cup victory of his career and his second in less than a month on Sunday, pulling away from the pack to win the Consumers Energy 400 at ...

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Bearcat Scrimmage This Friday

(MENA)  The Craig Bentley era of Mena Bearcat football is set to get underway on Friday night at Bob Carver/Bearcat Stadium in Mena, with the annual Mena Red and Black scrimmage game. Bentley, who returns to Mena after a two year stint at Mansfield High School, is optimistic and excited about how his team is shaping up for the upcoming ...

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Bucks Soccer Opens Season This Week At Batesville

(MENA)  The University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain Bucks Soccer Teams begins their inaugural season opener on the road at Batesville on Tuesday, August 12th with Lyons College. Head Coach Brian Byrd, along with Assistant Coaches Rick Moss and Michael Ola are excited about what these two teams are shaping up to be, in their inaugural season. On Thursday, August ...

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Acorn Student Earns Scholarship in Archery Shoot-Off

Submitted by Coach Minday Lyle Brody Webb from Acorn High School competed in the NASP Archery World Open/ Championship and USA Archery All Stars competition in Nashville, TN on July 26th and 27th. He also competed in the yearly scholarship shoot off that was based on the scores from NASP Nationals in May. In the Championship, Brody shot a 296 ...

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Mena Barracudas Medal at 2019 AAU Junior Olympics

2019 marked the 53rd anniversary of the AAU Junior Olympic Games. On July 25-28, over 510 swimmers traveled from across the United States to the Greensboro Coliseum Complex Aquatic Center located in Greensboro.  Athletes were set to compete in the AAU swimming national championship portion of the games. Team Arkansas, Arkansas National team, was well represented by over 60 swimmers ...

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August 15th Officially Declared ‘MEET THE BUCKS’ Day

Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison declares August 15 as ‘Meet The Bucks’ Day.  He was joined by State Representative John Maddox, Mena Mayor Seth Smith, U.S. Senator John Boozman for the proclamation signing. The proclamation encourages residents to participate in all events including Paint the Town Red and MEET THE BUCKS NIGHT on August 15 at Bearcat Stadium. Tailgating begins ...

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Bearcat Bash A Successful Event Held At The Polk County Fairgrounds

(MENA)   The Bearcat Foundation held their annual Bearcat Bash at the Polk County Fairgrounds, Commercial Building on Thursday evening. Organizers were very pleased with the turnout for the fundraiser, with a large raffle that saw a lot of happy faces throughout the evening of festivities. Athletic Administrator Shane Torix introduced the coaching staff, which included numerous new coaches within ...

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