The Bucks Baseball (22-17, 10-6) and Softball (16-26, 6-14) teams are in full force of conference play within the next few weeks. SOFTBALL Last Tuesday, Rich Mountain Softball traveled to Northern Oklahoma College – Enid, to face the Lady Jets in a doubleheader. In Game One, Madelynn Lacaze …

Cossatot River’s very own Kaylin McKee will be playing softball at Rich Mountain next season, she announced via social media last week. McKee stated, “I am excited to announce that I will be playing for the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Bucks Softball team!

Last Tuesday, Cossatot River Soccer hosted Centerpoint. The Lady Eagles won 4-0, while the Cossatot senior boys tied with the Knights 2-2.

Coach Brian Byrd and the Rich Mountain men’s and women’s soccer teams traveled to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M last Wednesday for the Region 2 Opener. The women’s squad fell 1-0, however, the men’s team completed their first Region win of the year with a 3-0 victory over the Norse.

Last week, the Rich Mountain Bucks softball and baseball teams were in action. On Thursday, Bucks Softball hosted 11th ranked Seminole State.

OUACHITA CHALLENGE - Back and better than ever “The OC was back and better than ever in 2021 after being sidelined due to Covid restrictions in 2020. This year’s event brought required guidelines, to ensure safety and a stronger desire to showcase some of our favorite local routes to cyclist…

“My experience this year covering the basketball team has been awesome, exclaimed Zeb Wilson, former Mena Bearcat. “Being able to travel with the team and just hanging around the players has been an experience I’ll never forget for sure.”

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The Rich Mountain athletic program has been busy as of late with the baseball and softball teams beginning conference play, and the soccer teams gearing up to kickoff their season this weekend.

Acorn Basketball was back in action at home on Tuesday evening as the Lavaca Golden Arrows came to town. In a blow-out of a senior girls contest, the Lady Tigers demolished Lavaca 73-29. 

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Last Friday, the Mena Ladycats matchup at Arkadelphia was cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols. The Mena boy’s team still made the trip, while Arkadelphia won 68-34.

The Mena Basscats hit the water this past Saturday in the Trader Bill’s High School Tournament on Lake Greeson. Amid freezing temperatures, Austin Rose and Jarrett Burger placed 2nd overall.

Last week both Jaedon Willis and Sunnie Wilkinson announced on social media they will be continuing their academic and athletic careers at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain. 

Mena High School senior MASON BROTHERTON signed his letter of intent to the University of Kansas today at the Union Bank Center. Brotherton will be playing football for the Jayhawks. Go Mason! Go Bearcats!

Muzzleloader season started October 17-25. For some hunters,this is the perfect time to chase bucks. Rut has started and the buck deer are distracted and on the move. Ive been seeing some really nice bucks in Polk County this year, so if you haven’t hunted with a muzzleloader before, you sho…

The Mena Ladycats senior high volleyball team is nearing the end of their regular season play, after a very busy week this week.

Last Thursday, Coach Brian Byrd and the Rich Mountain Bucks men’s soccer team hosted the Bethesda University Flames all the way from Anaheim, California for an exhibition game.

JONAH TULL proudly displays his first kill for the opening of the 2020 Archery Season. The black bear was harvested in Polk County and weighed 235 lb dressed out. Archery Bear Season for Zone 2, which includes all of Scott and Polk County, runs from Sept. 26 through Nov. 30, 2020. If you hav…

Despite multiple efforts to locate a replacement game for Friday, we have been unsuccessful. There will be no replacement game for Friday night.

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The Mena Basscats were in action Sunday September 27th on Lake Hamilton for the AYFF Tournament Season opener. Basscats Austin Rose & Jarrett Burger start the year off with a bang by winning 1st place! This tournament was also a BFL qualifier. Austin and Jarrett will now have the opportu…

Mena Volleyball hit the road to Malvern on Tuesday night for their first conference matchup of the season. The Ladycats got things going early on in the first set, and went on to win by a wide 25-9 margin.

Many fishing tournaments in Arkansas have gone by the wayside or gone virtual to put an extra emphasis on social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. But the show goes on for the Hobie Bass Open Series, which comes to Lake Dardanelle for its kayak-fishing event this weekend. We've alw…

Thought the past months have been about as different as possible, a sense of normalcy is coming to Mena as the Bearcat Football team kicks off their season.

UARM’s Bucks Cross-Country Head Coach Samantha Shores has announced an open men and women’s NJCAA cross-country try-out for August 1. Those selected would have the opportunity to join the 2020 Bucks Cross-Country team as well as earn an athletic scholarship.

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking for public comments on possible changes to fishing regulations for 2021. Changes to general fishing rules, rules for commercial anglers and fish farms are all being evaluated before the Fisheries Division formally proposes them to…

UA Rich Mountain baseball coach Lance Spigner has added yet another assistant to his coaching staff. Jonathan Estes will be joining the Bucks for their inaugural season as an assistant coach.

Head Cross Country Coach Randy Peters announced today that another Bearcat will be running in the collegiate ranks in 2021! LOGAN MYERS has committed to UA Rich Mountain. Logan has been a part of XC since the 8th grade at Mena and has earned All Conference and All State honors multiple years…

Coach Nealy and the Rich Mountain Bucks softball team earned a commitment from Emma Routh of Smithville High School last week. Bucks Softball will begin their inaugural season in the Fall of 2020 with exhibition matchups, followed by their regular season in the Spring.

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A pair of former Razorback football players have been named to the 2021 National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame ballot. It was announced last week that Brandon Burlsworth and Dan Hampton have made the ballot. 

Arkansas men’s basketball associate head coach Chris Crutchfield has been named the head coach at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. East Central is a division two school.  

Jeremiah Swint of Acorn High School announced his college decision on Wednesday via social media, announcing he will be joining the Central Baptist College Mustangs. 

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Coach Pittman and the Razorbacks Football team received their seventh transfer this offseason on Sunday. Michigan punter George Caratan announced he will join the Hogs, following two seasons of no playing time with the Michigan Wolverines.