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…
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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.
High School basketball action officially tipped off at Mena on Monday evening as the Ladycats hosted the Mountain Pine Lady Red Devils.
In their first season under the direction of Coach Craig Bentley, the Mena Bearcats are headed to the 4A State Football Playoffs.
The first season of Rich Mountain Soccer has officially come to an end, after a historic run by Coach Byrd and the Bucks.
Brice Cagle made it official last Thursday, November 7, at a signing ceremony. Cagle, a senior catcher at Sylvan Hills, signed his Letter of Intent to play for the Rich Mountain Bucks.
The Rich Mountain Bucks Cross Country team traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico last weekend to compete in the NJCAA Division I National Championship at the University of New Mexico North Golf Course.
In recent basketball action, the Acorn High School basketball teams traveled to Kirby last Thursday, November 7. In the senior girls contest, the Lady Trojans (6-0) ran away with the game to win by fifty, 73-23, over the Lady Tigers (5-2). Kirby (5-1) also controlled the boys game, and defea…
The Acorn Senior Boys Cross Country team finished 3rd overall in their respective State Championship last weekend, as the senior girls placed 10th.
Will Dolan of George Ranch in Texas in the latest athlete to commit to Coach Lance Spigner and the Rich Mountain Bucks baseball team for their inaugural season.
The Mena High School Cross Country team competed in the Arkansas State Cross Country Championship in Hot Springs last Saturday. Logan Myers placed 14th overall with a time of 18:04.30 to lead the Bearcats. With his showing, Myers earned All-State honors and will represent Mena High School in…
The Mena Jr. Bearcats and Ladycats opened their basketball seasons last Thursday, November 7, at Cossatot River High School. The Jr. Ladycats opened the night with a 42-17 win over the Jr. Lady Eagles, before the Jr. Bearcats took home a ten point win over Cossatot.
History continues to be made at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain, as the Bucks men’s soccer team won the NJCAA Division 1 Region 2 Championship over the weekend.
Basketball action is starting to heat up here in Polk County, as both Acorn and Cossatot River have both begun their seasons.
Autumn Powell of Mena High School made history last Friday, November 1, by becoming the first athlete to sign a Letter of Intent to play softball for the Rich Mountain Bucks. Powell signed her LOI in front of friends and family, along with Buck Softball Coach Tracy Nealy and other UARM admin…
On a chilly evening at Bearcat Stadium, the Mena Bearcats (7-2, 4-2) hosted the Subiaco Academy Trojans for Senior Night last Friday, November 1. Mena’s offense took a couple of minutes to get rolling, but the Bearcats hit the scoreboard on a 7-yard touchdown run by Evan Graves to take an ea…
In their 18th consecutive trip to State, Coach Brad Lyle and the Mena Ladycats traveled to Morrilton last week for the 4A State Volleyball Tournament and saw their season come to an end in the Quarter Finals.
Sophie Jackson and Lexi Powell of Acorn High School both signed their Letter of Intent to play college basketball for the University of Arkansas Cossatot Colts on Monday morning. The two talented athletes made it official in front of a full Acorn gymnasium packed with students.
Edward Garcia - Region II Tournament MVP & All-Region Second Team
Madison Humphry, a first baseman from Murfreesboro High School, was the first athlete to commit to Coach Nealy and the Bucks Softball program, and became one of the first to sign on Tuesday evening.
A donation was made to Defender’s Boxing Club by Hunters Auction Service to help defray costs of a few young boxers traveling to compete. Defender’s is a full line boxing gym for all skill levels of competition or non competition, and are a USA Boxing certified gym with USA certified Coache…
Gracie Lyle - All State
Coach Brian Byrd and the Rich Mountain Bucks men’s soccer team are headed to the playoffs! The Bucks clinched their postseason berth on Tuesday with a 0-0 tie against Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
The Mena Basscats were in competition at Lake DeGray this past weekend. Austin Johnston and Cason Cannon placed 3rd overall in the tournament. Both Cannon and Johnston were the AYFA Senior Division Anglers of the Year for the 2018-2019 fishing season.
The Mena High School boys and girls Cross Country teams competed in the 7-4A District Championship on Monday, October 28, at Ouachita Baptist University.
The Acorn and Cossatot River High School basketball teams were in action last Thursday, October 24. The Tigers hosted the Umpire Wildcats as the Eagles traveled to Kirby.
Coach Craig Bentley and Mena Bearcats have now won three straight games this season. Mena's latest victim was the rival Waldron Bulldogs (1-7, 1-4).
Last Thursday, October 24, Mena Volleyball traveled to Camden Fairview for the last regular season game of the year. In the junior high contest, the Jr. Ladycats continued their dominance this season with a 2-0 victory. Moving on to senior high action, Mena swept the match in three sets 3-0 …
The local Defender's Boxing Club of Mena competed in the Victory in the Rock show on Saturday in Little Rock.
The annual Acorn Classic basketball jamboree will take place this Friday and Saturday at Acorn High School. To begin action, on Friday, both the Cossatot Rivers girls and boys teams will take on Oden. The girls are scheduled to tipoff at 4:00pm with the boys to follow at 5:30pm.