Acorn High School lost its bid to host the 2A South Regional Basketball Tournament this season. Last Thursday, the Arkansas Activities Association selected Fordyce High School to host the tournament.
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Local basketball continues in Polk County, as both squads from Acorn remain undefeated in conference thus far in the season. Meanwhile, as Cossatot and Mena big games are coming up.
The Mena Jr. Girls basketball team was back on the hardwood on Tuesday night against Arkadelphia. With three regular season games left on the schedule, the Jr. Ladycats currently sit with a 15-3 record.
The Mena Bearcats and Ladycats are set to become their soccer season on the road on March 3rd at Arkansas High. Following their season opener, Mena will take a nine-day break, before hosting Heavener on March 12 at Bearcat Stadium.
FAYETTEVILLE – For the third time in the last six games, Arkansas found itself down 11 in the second half. While the Razorbacks (14-3, 3-2 SEC) battled their way back to take a three-point lead with 8:19 to play, the 10th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (13-4, 4-1 SEC) rallied to secure a 73-66 vic…
The Acorn Tigers and Lady Tigers hosted Cossatot on Tuesday evening at Acorn High School. Prior to senior high action, the Acorn Jr. Tigers defeated Cossatot 41-30.
After kicking off on Monday, the annual Cossatot River Basketball Tournament will resume action on Thursday evening.
Mena Basketball competed in the annual Kameron Hale Invitational Tournament last week at Lake Hamilton High School.
The Mena Junior High and Senior High basketball teams will be participating in the annual Kameron Hale Invitational Basketball Tournament at Lake Hamilton this week, beginning on Thursday afternoon.
The Scoop and Scores Podcast is looking to bring something new to the Polk County area. Easton Leonard and Jeb Wilborg, hosts of the new podcast, will be covering each team in the area, along with the Arkansas Razorbacks on a weekly basis. To go with the above average coverage, local coaches…
Going into Winter Break, the Acorn boys senior high basketball team currently holds a record of 11-5. With that, the Tigers have begun conference play 4-0. This season the Tigers withhold strong leadership from their senior class, including senior guard Jeremiah Swint.
The Cossatot River Eagles hosted Mena on Monday for some in-county rivalry basketball.
There was plenty of high school basketball to watch last Friday, as all three local team were in action. The Mena Bearcats hosted Hope for their conference opener, as both Acorn and Cossatot were on the road. The Tigers traveled to Murfreesboro, as the Eagles took the trip to Gurdon.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Head coach Sam Pittman has named his defensive coordinator, picking former Missouri head coach Barry Odom to lead the Razorbacks’ defense.
The Mena Basscats competed in the AYFA High School State Tournament on Lake Hamilton this past Sunday. Two teams from Mena placed within the top 5 in the tournament. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon finished 2nd overall, while Austin Rose and Evan Graves placed 4th.
Coach Nealy and the Bucks Softball program is nearing a full roster for their upcoming inaugural season in the 2020 Fall semester.
Coach Samantha Shores and the Rich Mountain Bucks Cross Country team inked their first two signees for the 2020-21 season on Tuesday morning. Miguel Diaz and Anthony Sanchez of De Queen High School both made their commitment official in a signing ceremony.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Arkansas assistant head coach Sam Pittman has been tabbed as the 34th head coach in Arkansas football history by the University of Arkansas and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek.
Conference play is underway here in Polk County for the local basketball squads.
After advancing to the finals game, both the Mena Jr. Bearcats and Jr. Ladycats were crowned 2019 Jr. Union Bank Invitational Tournament Champions last Thursday.
Coach Lance Spigner has had no problem recruiting great players to join the Bucks Baseball program for its inaugural season. In the past week, Coach Spigner has had six student-athletes officially sign.
Team Defender’s was back in action over the weekend at the State Silver Gloves Tournament in North Little Rock. The local club went 4-1 overall and will advance to Regionals in January.
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Dugan Jones of Rosebud High School recently committed to Coach Lance Spigner and the Rich Mountain Bucks baseball team. Jones, a senior utility defender and pitcher is set to officially sign with the Bucks on January 8, 2020.
Coach Brian Byrd, head coach of the Rich Mountain Bucks men’s and women’s soccer teams will be leading the Bucks Soccer Academy Camp on January 3-5. The three-day camp will take place at the Southern Sports Academy Indoor Facility, and is available for athletes from the age of 6-to-10. The c…
Bailey Tillotson of Sherman High School in Texas announced her commitment to the Rich Mountain Bucks women’s soccer team on Tuesday. In a social media post, Tillotson stated, “I’m excited and proud to say that I am 100% committed to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain!”
The first annual UARM Bucks Classic took place over the weekend at the Union Bank Center, and brought a total of four different schools to town.
Megan Czinder and Madelynn Lacaze both recently signed with the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain to join the Bucks Softball tea.
SUBMITTED – The ARVEST Foundation contributed to the growth of UA Rich Mountain programs by providing a donation to construct the scoreboard at the UA Rich Mountain soccer field located at Tapley Park. Presenting the first of the two-part donation to college Chancellor Dr. Phillip Wilson wer…
SUBMITTED – Recognizing the transformational growth that the new Bucks athletics programs are bringing to the college and the local community, Mena’s hometown bank, the Union Bank of Mena, was eager to contribute to the vision. Senior bank officers Kevin Williams, Phillip Hensley and Michael…
The 2019 Jr. Union Bank Invitational Tournament tipped off on Monday, December 2, at the Union Bank Center. In the first round of the Girls Bracket, Cossatot River defeated Arkansas High 30-27, and Mena took down Horatio 31-29. Arkansas High and Horatio advanced to a Wednesday consolation ga…
Bucks Athletics continues to earn commitments from athletes around the country. Most recently, Ike Pelts from Lamar High School and Mason Reynolds, a shortstop from Southwest Christian in Fort Worth, Texas, have committed to Bucks Baseball. Also, Lizzy Rochen announced her commitment to Coac…
The first annual Rich Mountain Bucks Classic will get underway on Friday at the Union Bank Center, on the campus of Mena High School. The Bucks Classic is a two-day jamboree event with four different team competing, including Bergman, Mena, Shiloh Christian, and Waldron.
FAYETTEVIILE – Jimmy Whitt Jr., scored 17 points while Isaiah Joe and Mason Jones each added 16 to lead Arkansas to a 69-61 victory over Austin Peay Tuesday night at Bud Walton Arena. With the win, the Razorbacks improve to 8-0 for just the 12th time in 97 years of basketball and the first t…
After a short Thanksgiving break, area basketball teams are back on the hardwood. On Tuesday evening, all three local schools were in competition. Mena hosted Waldron, as Acorn traveled to Horatio and Cossatot to Foreman.
Carson Crawford and Kylee Free both inked their commitment to the Rich Mountain Bucks in the past week. Free, an All-Star Outfielder from Heavener, Oklahoma, signed her Letter of Intent to play for Coach Nealy and the Rich Mountain Softball team in their inaugural season. Crawford is a senio…
Construction is underway on new visitors free box at Bob Carver Bearcat Stadium. The project is part of continued improvements to facilities made possible by generous donations from the Bob Carver Foundation and The Bearcat Foundation. Go Bearcats!
Last week the Mena Ladycats senior high basketball team traveled to Little Rock to compete in the Pulaski Robinson Invitational Basketball Tournament.
The Acorn Tigers and Cossatot River Eagles competed in the Bearcat Invitational at Booneville last week. In the first round last Monday, both Acorn teams took on Waldron as Cossatot matched up with Ozark.
The Acorn Tigers and Lady Tigers hosted the Oden Timberwolves last Friday at Acorn High School for the annual Homecoming Ceremony and festivities.
A couple of competitors from Defender’s Boxing Club in Mena competed at the Fight Night in the Fort boxing show on Saturday.
Eli Garrison, a catcher from Central Arkansas Christian, signed his Letter of Intent last Friday to join Coach Spigner and the Bucks Baseball team for their inaugural season.
Going into this season, Coach Brian Hensley said he knew his team had a good chance at being the top team in the league.
The Mena Bearcats football season came to an end last Friday night, as the Bearcats (7-4, 4-3) traveled to Gosnell for their first round game in the 4A Football State Playoffs. The Pirates (6-5, 5-2) of Gosnell defeated Mena 40-29.
Coach Jim Pennington and the Mena Bearcats senior boys basketball team began their 2019-20 season this Tuesday at the Union Bank Center, as the Cossatot Eagles came to town.
Warner, OK – Kyntlie Wiles, Mena, Arkansas, is serving as a member of the Connors State College Livestock Judging Team in Warner, OK. Wiles is a Freshman at CSC and pursuing an Associates of Science degree in Agriculture Business & Animal Science. She is the Daughter of Clint & Melin…
The Acorn High School basketball teams traveled to Umpire last Friday, November 15. In the girls contest, the Lady Tigers (7-2) defeated Umpire by forty-eight points, 65-17. Acorn (4-5) dominated the boys game as well, as the Wildcats fell 54-21.
Coach Lance Spigner recently noted that he is “very pleased” with how things are going for Rich Mountain Baseball as players have began signing with the Bucks.
Three Mena Bearcat football players were recently named to the watch list for the 2019 Farm Bureau Insurance Awards.
Coach Tracy Nealy said, “It’s going great,” when asked about signing players and preparing for the inaugural softball season at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain in the Fall of 2020.
Logan Myers and Trevin Plunkett of Mena High School both represented the Mena Cross Country team in the Farm Bureau River Valley All-Star Meet last Saturday. Myers placed first overall in the race, as Plunkett finished 2nd out of all of the freshman competitors.