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. 

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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. 

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FAYETTEVILLE – Border rivals Arkansas and Oklahoma announced a multi-year, men’s basketball series to be played in consecutive years at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla., with the first game in the series set for December 12, 2020.

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.

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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.

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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. 

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After being named the head coach of Bucks Softball last April, Coach Tracy Nealy has hired Coach Bill Savell to be his assistant coach.  

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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.

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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. 

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As a part of our efforts to showcase local senior athletes, The Mena Star conducted an interview with Kyndon Schuller, a member of the Mena Bearcat Baseball team.

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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,…

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.