The Mena Star was first to report last Thursday, June 6, that Mena Bearcat Head Football Coach, Tim Harper, and his DB and Secondary Coach, Macklin Chermak, are leaving the Bearcats and are heading to Coweta, Oklahoma.

Defender's Boxing Club of Mena, Arkansas, will be hosting the KO Cancer Boxing Show this Saturday, June 15, at the Old Historic Armory in Mena.

After a 14-1 route of Ole Miss (41-27) on Monday night to win the Fayetteville Super Regional, the Arkansas Razorbacks (48-18) and heading to the College World Series in Omaha.

Update: Mena’s DB and Secondary Coach, Macklin Chermak, will also join Harper  with the Coweta Tigers.

The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain soccer program added more signees in the past week. For the men's program, the Bucks added Edward Garcia, Caleb Summerfield, and Maurice Theart. As for the women's team, Nicole Martinez signed on with UA Rich Mountain.

The Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team is now preparing for the NCAA Super Regionals, beginning this weekend at Baum-Walker Stadium. The Razorbacks will take on SEC-foe Ole Miss.

After finishing this past season as District Runner-Ups, the Mena Jr. Ladycats basketball team will have a new coach this coming year. Last week, the Mena School Board accepted the resignation of former Ladycats coach, Jordan Poole, and approved the hire of Heather Goss as Jr. Girls Basketba…

PINE BLUFF — The Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center will be closed until further notice. With major flooding expected to hit the area, the City of Pine Bluff will close the gate at Regional Park Road, blocking access to the center and Harbor Oaks Golf Club.

Victor Castaneda of New Caney Independent School District in New Caney, Texas, recently signed his letter of intent to play soccer for the UA Rich Mountain Bucks.

Coach Erik Smith has been hired as UA Cossatot’s new soccer coach, as the college gears up for the 2019-2020 soccer season. Home games and practices will take place at the Herman Dierks Park in De Queen and tryouts for both the men and women’s teams will be announced very soon. 

The NCAA announced on Sunday, May 26, that the University of Arkansas will be one of sixteen Regional Tournament hosts for the upcoming NCAA Regionals that are scheduled to being on Friday, May 31.

After the Cossatot Lady Eagles finished their softball season in the first round of the 2A State Tournament, the Lady Eagles’ sophomore backstop, Savannah White, was awarded All-State honors for the 2019 season. Congratulations to Savannah on and the Lady Eagles on a great season!

Brandon Marrufo of Cossatot River High School was named to the 2019 West All-Star Soccer team last week. Marrufo will compete in the All-Star game on June 21 at the University of Central Arkansas.

Madison Zamudio from Lake Ridge High School in Mansfield, Texas, officially signed to play college soccer for the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Bucks. Zamudio, a midfielder/striker, will join the Bucks for their inaugural season this Fall.

Four Mena Barracuda Swimmers traveled to El Dorado, Arkansas, this past weekend to participate in a Fitter and Faster Backstroke Clinic held at Healthworks YMCA in El Dorado. The clinic was run by Christopher Reid, an Olympian in Backstroke, and John Shebat, a National Champion in Backstroke…

The Cossatot River Jr. Claybusters team competed in and won the AYSSP (Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program) West Region Tournament last weekend in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Congratulations to the Jr. Claybusters on their tournament win!

Last Wednesday, May 15, Daniel Perez of Cossatot River High School became the first Cossatot Eagle to sign to play college soccer. Perez, a 2018 graduate of CRHS, signed to play for the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Bucks.

In their first game at Globe Life Park in Arlington since Game 5 of the 2011 World Series, when the Rangers took a 3-2 series lead with a 4-2 win, the Cardinals matched up against Texas on Friday, May 17, the birth date of Brycen "Two Chord" Aynes.

Mena High School graduate, Landon Stidman, signed his Letter of Intent to play college baseball for the National Park College Nighthawks on Thursday, May 9. 

This past Saturday, May 11, the Acorn High School Archery team traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, to compete in the 2019 National Archery in the Schools Program Eastern Nationals.

After defeating Hope 9-8 in the first round of the 4A South District Soccer Tournament, the Bearcats fell short to De Queen 2-0 in the District semi-finals, to earn a #4 seed going into the 4A State Soccer Tournament at Batesville High School.

Acorn’s Freshman Justice Neufeld participated in the Senior Meet of Champions last Saurday at Lake Hamilton, Arkansas. Neufeld finished 10th and recorded his best time of the year for the 3200 Meter Run, with a time of 10:34.27, which is thirteen seconds faster than his State winning time. N…

The Mena Basscats competed in The Bass Federation Arkansas State High school Championship on Lake Ouachita last Saturday, May 11. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon placed 4th overall with a weight of 12lbs and 2oz. Austin Rose and Evan Graves finished 5th, while also catching the tournaments …

The Cossatot Eagles and Lady Eagles soccer teams competed in the 3A State Soccer Tournament last week.After receiving the #2 seed from the South, the Lady Eagles matched up against the #3 seed Lisa Academy Lady Jaguars (7-6, 3-2) and were defeated in the first round 4-3. The Lady Eagles wrap…

After going 1-2 in the 2A South Regional Softball Tournament, with a win over Woodlawn and losses against Horatio and Murfreesboro, the Cossatot Lady Eagles earned the #4 seed from the South Region going into the 2A State Softball Tournament at Mountain Home.

Zion Barnes of Mena High School signed his Letter of Intent to play college football at McNeese State University on Monday, May 6. Surrounded by his Bearcat teammates, family, and friends, Barnes signed to play for the Cowboys of McNeese State.

Last week, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain women's soccer program welcome four new signees for their inaugural season this Fall. From Houston, Texas, the Bucks signed Maria Saldana, as well as Arcelia Marquez and Inek Johnson from Lubbock, Texas. The Bucks also signed a Cabob Lady P…

Marlenne Mendez from Fort Smith, Arkansas, and a freshman cross country runner at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain was awarded the college's 2019 Academic All-Star award last week at their annual Honors Banquet.

The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain announced their latest Cross Country signee last Wednesday, May 1. Shannan Gardner from Cabot High School signed her letter of intent to join the Bucks Cross Country team for their second season.

Last Tuesday, April 30, the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Bucks revealed their uniforms for their inaugural soccer season in the Fall 2019. (Photos Courtesy of UARM)

The local Cossatot and Mena High School soccer teams will be competing in their respective state tournaments beginning this week. The Mena Bearcats (9-5-1, 6-3) will compete in the 4A State Soccer Tournament at Batesville High School, where #4 seed Mena will take on #1 seed Hamburg from the …

The Mena Bearcats (9-4-1, 6-3) soccer team hosted the Hope Bobcats (7-7, 4-5) on Monday night, April 29, at Bearcats Stadium for a first round matchup in the 4A South District Tournament.

In local 7-2A Baseball and Softball, the Cossatot Lady Eagles remain as the only team advancing to the Regional Tournament at Parkers Chapel.

The Mena Basscats fishing program had three teams qualify for the Trader Bills High School Trail State Championship Bass Tournament that was held on Lake Ouachita on Saturday, April 28.

Both the Mena Baseball and Softball teams ended their respective seasons with wins. Last Friday, April 26, the Mena Ladycats hosted Arkadelphia (6-17, 3-9) at Union Bank Park. After three innings, the Ladycats run-ruled the Lady Badgers 15-0, to end their regular season with a record of 5-15…

Acorn High School hosted the 2A Region 4 District Track Meet last Wednesday, April 24. Teams from Acorn, Cossatot, Dierks, Foreman, Gurdon, Mount Ida, and Murfreesboro competed in the meet.

Last Tuesday, April 23, the Mena Sr. High Track team competed in the 4A Region 7 District Track Meet hosted by Mena High School. Teams from,  Arkadelphia, Bauxite, De Queen, Hope, Malvern, Mena, and Nashville competed in the meet.

The Cossatot River High School baseball team wrapped up their regular season play with an overall record of 4-5, while going 2-5 in conference, with wins over Mineral Springs, Caddo Hills, Acorn, and Gurdon. The Eagles earned the #6 seed in the 7-2A West division, and took on #7 seed Gurdon …