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Amateur Boxing Benefit Event Held in Mena

(MENA)  The Defenders Boxing Club of Mena held a benefit event to “KO Cancer” at the University of Arkansas – Rich Mountain’s Historic Armory facility in downtown Mena on Saturday afternoon. Boxers came as far as North Dakota, Texas, Mississippi, Kansas and of course from Oklahoma and Arkansas to compete. Ages ranged from 8 years old to as old as ...

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Sally Davidson Takes Prize in Boxing Bout

At the amateur boxing benefit on Saturday afternoon at the Historic Armory building, Mena’s very own Sally Davison competed against Olivia Lira of the Alley Boxing Club of Wichita, Kansas and took the prize!

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Diamond Hogs Eliminated At College World Series

(OMAHA)  Arkansas had hoped for another two-week stay at the College World Series, but instead the Razorbacks’ trip ended after two games. Both ending in one run decisions. The last team eliminated from Omaha in 2018, Arkansas became the first eliminated this year with a 5-4 loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Monday in front of 19,236 at ...

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Bearcats Offensive Line Coach Resigns, Takes Job at Malvern

(MENA)  Mena Bearcats Offensive Line Coach Aaron Pennington has given his resignation, to accept a similar position at Malvern High School. This is the second resignation of recent with the Bearcats football program, after the resignation last week of Head Coach Tim Harper, who accepted a job at Coweta, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa. Pennington spent the last six years ...

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Mena Bearcats Football Expected To Fare Well In 2019 Season

(MENA) The Mena Bearcats football team has been tapped to do well in the upcoming 2019 season, according to one sports publication. Hooten’s has given the Bearcats the opinion of making a deep playoff run in 2019. The prediction may have came just as two integral parts of the coaching staff has moved on to other opportunities. Former head coach ...

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Travelers Manager Hired by Oregon State

(NORTH LITTLE ROCK)  The Arkansas Travelers are looking for a new Manager after first-year Arkansas Travelers Manager Mitch Canham was hired by Oregon State as the Beavers’ new head baseball coach, Athletic Director Scott Barnes confirmed the news on the school’s website Thursday. Canham, who last week led the Travelers to the Texas League North’s first-half division title, was an ...

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Tim Harper Resigns As Mena Bearcats Head Football Coach

(MENA)  Tim Harper has resigned his position as Mena Bearcats Head Football Coach, after six seasons in the job.  Harper has accepted the Head Coaching duties at a Tulsa, Oklahoma area school, Coweta.  Harper accepted the job on Thursday. Harper is going from being a Bearcat to a Tiger, with the new job. Harper was selected from a field of ...

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Razorback Baseball Players Drafted by MLB Teams

(FAYETTEVILLE)  Dominic Fletcher and Isaiah Campbell had to wait until nearly the end of the first two rounds of Monday night’s Major League Baseball Draft were completed, but then the University of Arkansas teammates went back-to-back with two of the last four picks of the day. Fletcher, a junior center fielder from Cypress, California, was taken 75th as a second-round ...

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Girls Wrestling Approved as a Sanctioned Sport

(LITTLE ROCK)  In other business from The Arkansas Activities Association meeting held Wednesday, girls wrestling was approved as a sport, after a presentation was made by Arkansas Wrestling Academy founder Greg Hatcher. Arkansas is the 19th state to sanction girls wrestling. Hatcher said that the girls state wrestling tournament will be held the Thursday before the annual state wrestling tournament ...

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New Mena Junior Lady Cats Basketball Coach

(MENA)  Mena Jr. LadyCats Basketball will have a new basketball coach this next school year. That comes on the recent resignation of former LadyCats coach Jordan Poole, and with the hiring of Heather Goss, as the next coach. Goss is a familiar face to Mena sports. Goss started at Mena, right out of college and has spent 6 years as ...

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