Mena Softball has only two remaining games on the regular season schedule, after the Ladycats traveled to De Queen on Monday, April 22. The Ladycats will host Nashville on Wednesday, April 24th, and then return to action on Friday, April 26, hosting Arkadelphia. This season, Mena Softball currently holds 5th place in the 7-4A Conference and a record of 4-13, while going 3-6 in conference, with wins over Hope and Malvern.
The Mena Bearcat baseball team traveled to De Queen on Monday, April 22, and will host Nashville on Wednesday, April 24, with Arkadelphia scheduled to come to town on Friday, April 26. Mena Baseball will play their last game of the regular season next Monday, April 29, at Hope. The Bearcats have an overall record of 5-13 so far this season, as they hold 6th place in the 7-4A Conference with a 1-7 conference record. Mena Baseball’s five wins come against Waldron, Mount Ida, Hampton, and Hope.
Mena Baseball Coach, Scott Wright, commented on his team saying, “We are improving. The biggest challenge we face is overcoming over doubt.” Wright continued, “If this team will start believing they can win, then we will start winning more. We are trying to change the culture of the past. It is not an easy task, but I believe we have some good guys on this team and I think we will. They can do it. If they will focus on what is happening on the field it will happen faster. We are close.”
The Mena Bearcat soccer team finished off their regular season schedule on Monday, April 22, against Arkadelphia. The Bearcats hold an overall record of 7-4-1, while going 4-3 in conference, with wins over Subiaco Academy, Heavener, Bauxite, Nashville, Hope, Malvern, and Cossatot. In the 4A South Conference, the Bearcats currently hold 5th place.
Mena Boys Soccer Coach, Greg Tibbitt, noted his teams year saying, “It has been a fun yet crazy season so far. We have played really well, but we are in the BEST 4A soccer conference in the state, so we are challenged night in and night out, and you can’t take one opponent lightly.” Tibbitt added, “We are looking to finished in the top half and make a run in the district tournament, because I feel there are 5 or 6 teams in our conference who could win it all.”
The Mena Ladycats soccer team also finished their season on Monday, April 22, against Arkadelphia. The Ladycats are 1-11 on the season, with a conference record of 0-7. Mena Girls Soccer currently sits in 9th in the 4A South Conference, with a win over Centerpoint.
The Mena Jr. High Track teams wrapped up their season last week in the 7-4A Jr. District Meet at Mena. The Mena Jr. Boys tied for 3rd overall with Arkadelphia, behind Nashville and De Queen. The Mena Jr. Girls placed 3rd as well, behind De Queen and Nashville. This Tuesday, April 23, the Mena Sr. High Track team competed in the 7-4A District Meet hosted by Mena High School.