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.

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 …

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.

Drake Fontenot (right) of Parkway High School signed his Letter of Intent last week to join Coach Spigner and the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Bucks for the inaugural season of Bucks Baseball.

Coach Brian Byrd added another athlete to his women’s soccer last weekend, as Kaylee Richardson (right) signed her Letter of Intent to join the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Bucks.

Right-handed pitcher and infielder Tex Cook announced his commitment to the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain baseball team recently. Cook announced his decision on social media saying, “Extremely blessed and excited to be able to announce my commitment to be a Buck next fall.”

The Mena Junior High and Senior High Track schedules were recently released. Mena Sr. High Track will compete in 7 meets prior to the District Meet at Nashville on April 28th. The squad will compete at Booneville (3/3), Mena (3/12), Mansfield (3/31), Lakeside (4/2), Waldron (4/9), De Queen (…

The Club G1 15’s team was back in action over the weekend in the Battle at the Fort tournament in Fort Smith. The young ladies from Mena competed alongside 36 total teams and finished within the top four.

Kobe Bryant, the 18-time All-Star who won five NBA championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Lakers, died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. Also killed in the crash was Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, Gi…

Coach Samantha Shores added another runner to her women’s cross country team earlier this week. Olivia Orr from Bryant High School officially signed her Letter of Intent to join the Bucks in the Fall 2020 semester.

Rhiannon Holmes and Aimee Wood have both recently signed with the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain to join Coach Byrd and the Bucks women’s soccer team in 2020. 

FAYETTEVILLE – Mason Jones and Jimmy Whitt Jr., each scored 20 points, while Desi Sills added 18 off the bench, to lead Arkansas to a 78-67 victory over TCU Saturday afternoon before a sold-out Bud Walton Arena in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Paige Evans of Mena High School was recently selected to the West All-Star Volleyball team. Evans is currently a senior Ladycat. The 20-19-2020 Volleyball All-Star game will be played on Friday, June 26th.

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.

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.

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.

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.