Coach Dave Van Horn and the Arkansas Baseball program added a graduate transfer catcher on Friday. Robert Emery announced his commitment to the Razorbacks, transferring from the University of San Francisco. 

It was announced last week that Christopher York of Vilonia High School will be joining Coach Samantha Shores and the Rich Mountain Bucks Cross Country team in the Fall of 2020. This coming season, the Bucks will be defending their Region 2 Championship.

Nabil Ismail of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and Barkan Kilic of Braunschweig, Germany, have recently signed to join Coach Brian Byrd and the Rich Mountain Bucks men’s soccer team. Both athletes will be joining Rich Mountain for the Fall of 2020 season, as the Bucks look to win back-to-back Region 2 …

Coach Randy Peters told The Mena Star on Friday that Ryan Luttmer will be the next head coach of the Mena Jr. Bearcats basketball team. 

Bigelow’s Caitlyn Mayo recently verbally committed to Coach Tracy Nealy and the Rich Mountain Softball program. 

Coach Nealy and the Rich Mountain Bucks softball program added Ashlee Gurley to the roster recently. Gurley will be joining the Bucks from Logansport, Louisiana.

Coach Brian Byrd recently added a couple of athletes to the soccer program at Rich Mountain. Remix Ferla will be joining the women’s team, while Cedrick Price will be joining the men’s team from Kansas.

A trio of Arkansas athletes will be joining Coach Shores and the Rich Mountain Cross Country team next season. Within the past week, Spingdale’s Emili Bravo, and Fort Smith Northside’s Darriana Franklin and Dixie Balderas have announced they’ll be joining the Bucks squad.

Jeremiah Swint of Acorn High School announced on Monday that he has received his 4th college basketball offer from Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City. 

Easton Leonard of The Mena Star has reported that Blake Alexander will be the next head coach of the Cossatot River Lady Eagles senior high basketball team. 

Kayli Grant of Sapulpa High in Oklahoma recently committed to Coach Brian Byrd and the Rich Mountain Bucks women’s soccer team. Grant is a 2020 high school season and will join the Bucks for the Fall of 2020 season.

Arkansas defensive tackle McTelvin “Sosa” Agim has been selected by the Denver Broncos in the third round with the 95th overall pick of the 2020 National Football League Draft on Friday, April 24. 

With the signing of Bryant’s KK Robinson on Monday evening, Coach Eric Musselman has all but completed his first full signing class as the head basketball coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Also in Razorback news, Isaiah Joe announced on Monday that he has entered his name into the NBA Draft,…

Mason Brotherton has made his college decision, and announced on Tuesday evening that he will join the Kansas Jayhawks following his senior season.

Mena Bearcat tight end and three-star college football prospect Mason Brotherton received his 6th college football offer last Thursday from Liberty University. 

After receiving his first college basketball offer in February, Acorn senior Jeremiah Swint announced he has received another offer from Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas.

After postponing the majority of the State Finals basketball games in the middle of March, the Arkansas Activities Association made an announcement regarding the situation earlier this week. 

First-year head coach at UA Cossatot, Brad Phillips, announced on social media last Friday that he has accepted the head women’s basketball position at Crowley’s Ridge College. While coaching the men’s and women’s basketball teams in their inaugural years, Coach Phillips led the women’s team…

For the last six year, Coach Tyler Timms has been the head coach of the Cossatot River Lady Eagles basketball team. In his tenure at Cossatot River, Timms led the Lady Eagles to a record of 148-55, while winning the conference championship five times, and reaching the state tournament three times.

The Mena Bearcats kicked off the baseball and softball season for local teams in Polk County. Last Monday, the Bearcats traveled to Waldron for their season opener with the Bulldogs. Mena ended up dropping the contest 5-1.

The Mena Basscats were represented by two teams on Lake Dardanelle this past Sunday in the Student Angler Federation Arkansas State Championship. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon placed 4th overall, as Jarrett Burger and Austin Rose captured 5th place. Burger and Rose were awarded the Lee’s …

Beginning last Friday, the Mena Bearcats hosted the first annual Mena Baseball Classic at Union Bank Park. Teams from Acorn, Cossatot River, Mena, and Mount Ida competed.

Last week the Acorn Tigers and Lady Tigers, Cossatot River Lady Eagles, and the Mena Ladycats competed in their respective Regional Tournaments. Acorn and Cossatot competed at Fordyce High School in the 2A South Regional, as the Mena Ladycats traveled to Crossett High School for the 4A South…

12 youth participated in the annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw competition on February 23rd that was held in the Acorn gym. Both the Local and District competitions were completed. Each contestant at the Local level fired off 15 shots at the basket and at the District level, 25 shots wer…

Coach Brian Byrd added another signee to the Bucks women’s soccer program earlier this week, as Kaitlyn Long of Anna High in Texas officially signed with Rich Mountain Soccer. 

Zachary Jewell, a former Mena Bearcat, competed at the Southland Indoor Conference Championship earlier this week for the University of Central Arkansas. In the 60M Dash, Jewell tied his UCA record with a time of 6.75, winning Gold. Jewell also competed in the 200M Dash and broke his own UCA…

Following an 8-0 win in their home opener over Mansfield, the Mena Bearcats baseball team is set to host the first annual Mena Classic at Union Bank Park this weekend.

Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon of the Mena Basscats completed a 1st place finish last Saturday on Lake Greeson in the Bassmaster Arkansas High School Tournament.

The Cossatot River Chess team traveled to the Arkansas School for Math, Sciences, and Arts on Saturday to compete in the Regional Chess Tournament.  The Junior High team placed third with Jesse Dosch taking home MVP honors.  The Senior High team placed second; Hattie Smith earned the MVP award

Mena Bearcat standout athlete Marc Wilson signed his Letter of Intent to join the Henderson State University football program as a preferred walk-on last week. Wilson with join the Reddies, who are members of the Great American Conference, in the Division II of the National Collegiate Athlet…

Acorn High School senior Jeremiah Swint announced earlier this week that he has received an offer to play college basketball for the Missouri Baptist University Spartans. Missouri Baptist is located in St. Louis, Missouri, and competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics…

Coach Wright and the Mena Ladycats senior high basketball team made a statement last week in the 7-4A District Tournament at Malvern High School. The Ladycats entered the tournament as the #3 seed, and defeated the #6 seed Hope Lady Bobcats 51-44 in their first round matchup, to advance to t…

Both the Acorn Lady Tigers and Cossatot River Lady Eagles continued competition in the 7-2A District Tournament at Mount Ida last week, along with the Acorn senior boys. In the semi-finals, the #1 seed Lady Tigers defeated Horatio 67-38, as the #2 seed Lady Eagles of Cossatot took down Murfr…

First-year head coach Matt Sandifer and the Mena Bearcat baseball team began their season on Tuesday night with a 13-6 win a Mount Ida. Up next, the Bearcats will travel to Waldron on March 2, before having their home opener at Union Bank Park on March 3 against the Mansfield Tigers.

The University of Arkansas Rich Mountain women’s soccer team added a talented athlete from Shrewsbury, England, earlier this week. Gracie Evans officially signed to join Coach Byrd and the Bucks for year number two of Rich Mountain Soccer in the Fall of 2020.

FAYETTEVILLE – Isaiah Joe made five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points in his first game back in the lineup, after missing the last five due to injury, to lead Arkansas to a 78-68 victory over Missouri Saturday afternoon.