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Bearcats to Host Season Opener

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Bearcats had a productive summer as well as Red and Black Scrimmage and are eager to get their 2015 campaign started. The defending 4A State Runner-up Bearcats are ready to do battle on the gridiron, which kicks off this Friday, September 4, at Randall Whorton Field. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 p.m., and will ...

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Bearcats Hold Red & Black Scrimmage

BY NORM BETZ – The Mena Bearcats finally got to put the pads on and do a little hitting in front of a packed stadium, during the Annual Red & Black Scrimmage. The Bearcats were eager to hit after playing for a 4A State Championship to finish out the 2014 season. After a record-setting year last year that ended with ...

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Ladycats 2015 4A State Champs

BY NORM BETZ – Goal Attained! Mena Head Softball Coach Ray Hunter and his 2015 Ladycats defeated the Lady Miners of Bauxite, 7-3 to capture their ultimate goal, a 2015 4A State Championship. After making it to the State Championship in 2014, but falling to Brookland High School, the Ladycats started the 2015 season with a goal of not just ...

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Ladycats Punch Their Ticket to 4A State Tournament

After a four hour drive, the Mena Ladycats made quick work in the first-round of the 4A South Regional Tournament held at Dumas High School, as they defeated the DeWitt Dragonettes, 10-0, in five innings. Sophomore hurler, Lexi Brooks tossed a no-hitter and struck out nine of the 16 batters she faced. Brooks also threw first pitch strikes to 14 ...

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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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