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Ladycat & Bearcat Golf Team Begin Season With Success

The Mena Bearcat Golf team competed in Texarkana last week and won their season opener. Freshman Austin Johnston shot a 38 to win the golf match.

Thursday August 11th Mena played in Waldron placing second.

Friday August 12th the Bearcats played Malvern Country Club taking first place in the firest conference match.

Ladycat & Bearcat Golf and Bearcat Football Update

The 2016 golf season began before school had started. The team has been practicing since the start of July, even the midst of the heat. The Bearcats have attended three matches and have won two of them. Coach Hunter

Coach Harper added a few words about teh football program and their involvement over the summer. The senior football Bearcats competed throughout the summer against great competition from Pine Bluff to Poteau. The Bearcats finished in the top four at the Red Devil 7-on-7 tournament in June and had great showings at team camps at Hackett, Mena, and Dover. There was an outstanding attendance for our summer FASTCATS and are looking forward to the season.
Senior and Junior high Bearcats are in the middle of their large fundraiser trying to sell the schedule cards through the end of this week. Their goal is to sell 1300 cards to pay for all their workout clothes.

The Junior Bearcat football team went to team camps at OBU and Ozark and looks to have a great year.

BFI Auction Kicked Off for Premium Stadium Parking Spots

Who wants the best spot in the house --- guaranteed for every stadium event until June 2017!! The BFI auction for these two spots are now open and will end at 7 pm on Monday, August 22nd. These spaces will be marked with a sign and cones will be placed each Thur and Fri during football, soccer and track season. These spaces INCLUDE graduation day. Bid now and have the shortest walk to your seats at Bearcat Stadium!! Place a bid by commenting on our Facebook post, Instagram picture or send us a direct/private message. Highest bidder wins. (MYF NOT INCLUDED)

Mena Little Cats Cheer Camp - Cheer at Blk/Red Scrimmage

Red & Black Scrimmage and 3rd Annual Powder Puff

Mena Golf Wins Match at Nashville

Another win by the Mena High school golf team. Mena 115 to Nashville 143 with Austin Johnston and Daniel Davis leading the team with a tied score of 38. Pictured left to right: Coach Ray Hunter, Camden Brodersen, Tyler Kincaid, Landon Stidman, Daniel Davis, Austin Johnston and Aaron Thornsberry in front.

The MHS cheerleaders worked hard this summer by attending two stunt clinics and a four day team camp. At the four day NCA team camp, the cheerleaders participated in a variety of judged performances, as well as a competition against other squads that were present. The Mena Varsity Cheer squad came away from camp with one Red/Excellent Ribbon and six Blue/Superior Ribbons. They also received The Herkie Team Award for Leadership, Values, Teamwork, and Sportsmanship, and a Technical Excellence award for displaying superior skills in Motions. Although the MHS Cheer Squad will not be competing this year, they are looking forward to the opportunity to boost school spirit and a positive attitude towards everything Bearcat/Ladycat as well as TEAM Mena.

I am so blessed to be able to work with this group of young ladies, they are positive, hard-working, smart, and talented. They are truly top-notch girls who have incredible potential. I am looking forward to seeing them grow this year as students, leaders, and as a team. It's going to be a great year!

Andrea Hughes
Mena Varsity Cheer Coach

Mena Cheer Summer Accomplishments & Upcoming Season

Bearcats Scrimmage Jacksonville to Begin the Season

For the second year the Mena Bearcats open the season with a scrimmage against the 6A Jacksonville Titans. Bearcat defense looked strong holding Jacksonville to no scores during the scrimmage. Junior Justin Dean had the one touchdown for the Bearcats catching a short pass finishing the play with almost a 20 yard run. Bearcats will open their regular season play on Friday September 2nd at DeQueen.

Mena Golf Team Takes Another Win

The Mena High School Golf team wins again at DeGray Lake Resort Golf Course hosted by the Arkadelphia Badgers. Mena wins with a team score of 128. The team is coached by Ray Hunter.

Coach Harper Show

Coach Harper Show

Mena Wins Arkadelphia Tournament 

September 6th-MENA wins in tournament against 9 other teams. Hosted by Arkadelphia badgers at DeGray Lake Golf Course. Sophomore, Daniel davis leads the tournament with a low score of 39.

Mena 21, DeQueen 25

BEARCATS EFFORT FALLS SHORT IN OPENER 09-02-2016An old rivalry was renewed Friday when the Bearcats traveled to Dequeen to take on the Leopards is a season opener this is as time tested as any in Arkansas. The Bearcats fought gamely but let a second half lead get way and fell to their Sevier County rival 25-21.Mena junior Justin Dean put the ?Cats on the board with the first score of the season in the first quarter after some hard-nosed carries...

8th Grade Bearcats destroy DeQueen 28-0 

Coaches Show Week 3 

Yesterday the Mena Cross Country team had a meet at Acorn � Clint Buck received 1st place, Robert McIntyre 8th place, Abbie Smith 17th and Evie Smith 19th in the Sr High division. Alex Harper 6th place and Logan Myers 5th place in the Jr High meet. The Bearcat Boys team won 3rd overall. Great beginning to the season!.

Cross Country Kicks Off The Season

Tenacious Bearcats Too Much for Hot Springs

The Mena Bearcats and Hot Springs Trojans game on Friday was much like the nail biter last season in Hot Springs but this time the Bearcats outmanned the Trojans and came away with a hard fought 24-21 victory. As with last year?s contest, the Bearcats dominated much of the game, especially in the trenches despite being outsized in some cases by more than 100 pounds per man...

Bearcats Handle Waldron; Next Stop- Conference Play

On a night when lightning filled the sky in Scott County, the Mena Bearcats (2-1, 0-0) had enough electricity in their offence along with an aggressive defense to take down the previously undefeated Waldron Bulldogs (2-1, 0-0) at Bulldog Stadium.

Bearcat Jr. Ty Cole got Mena on the board first with a 39 yd touchdown pass from Jr. quarterback Carson Cannon. Waldron got on the board with a field goal in the first quarter to make the score 7-3. In the second quarter, Jr. all-purpose back Justin Dean got loose in the Waldron secondary and went 59 yards for a Bearcat TD. Cam

Coaches Show Week 4

Jr. Bearcats Win Over Waldron
Mena-22, Waldron-14

Jr High Bearcats Take "W" in First Conference Game
Bearcats-26 Ashdown-0 

Coaches Show Week 5

Bearcat Golf win District & Advances to State 

Bearcat Golf team won the District Tournament today! Congrats to Bearcat Daniel Davis for being awarded Tournament Medalist!

And congratulations to Coach Ray Hunter for being voted Coach of the Year!

Bearcats On Short End Of Conference Opener

The Mena/Ashdown game proved that the margin between victory and defeat can be razor thin, and that was the case Friday at Ashdown when Mena lost a close battle to Ashdown 13-12.


With the exception of two big plays, the Bearcat defense held the athletic Panthers in check all night.  The Mena defense also came up with one of the game’s biggest plays when they forced a safety early in the fourth quarter to trim the Ashdown lead to 13-12...

Coaches Show Week 6

Mena Golf Wins State Runner-Up 

Coaches Show Week 7

Bearcats overpower Bauxite; Cruise at Homecoming

The Mena Bearcats (4-2, 2-1) scored early and often Friday night and left no doubt as to the outcome in a 51-6 pounding of the Bauxite Miners at Bearcat Stadium on Homecoming night. Mena led 36-0 at the half, evoking the sportsmanship clock rule in the second half.

Jr. Justin Dean accounted for 5 touchdowns including a 97 yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the second half. Ty Cole and Devin Belknap also scored for the Bearcats. Jr. quarterback Carson Cannon was 6-12 for 103 yards and 3 touchdowns. Senior Ryan Ozanich rushed...

Jr Bearcats vs Arkadelphia
Arkadelphia 31-Mena 28

Coaches Show Week 8

Bearcats Preserver; Prevail in Thriller over Badgers

The Mena Bearcats spotted Arkadelphia 14 points Friday night then stormed back to overcome deficits not once, but twice, in a dramatic 23-21 victory over the Badgers at Arkadelphia. After the Bearcats fell behind 14-0 they responded with a 51 yard touchdown run by junior Justin Dean. Cam Broderson�s PAT closed the gap to 14-7 at the half.

In the second half, the opportunistic Bearcat defense got on the board. After a terrific punt by Sr. Landon Stidman was downed at the 2 yard line, Sr. Taylor Redding caused an Arkadelphia fumble and Sr. Ryan Ozanich recovered the ball in the end zone. The Broderson PAT tied the game at 14. Later...

Bearcats Hammer Fountain Lake; Grab Playoff Birth

The Mena Bearcats (6-3, 4-2) knocked out two of their pre-season goals on Friday when they guaranteed a winning season and qualified for post season play with a 41-20 pounding of the Fountain Lake Cobras. The win will send Mena to the state playoffs after missing the post season in 2015.

It was a balanced offensive attack with Jr. quarterback Carson Cannon posting his most complete game as the Bearcat signal caller. Cannon rushed 15 times for 107 yards and a touchdown. He was also an accurate 10-19 through the air for 180 yards and two...

Coaches Show Week 10

Coaches Show Week 11

NEW Comfort Tee available in Ladycat and Bearcat style, comment your size on social media or stop by Mena Insurance. Shirts are available now!! #bfimerchandise #bearcatproud

Congratulations to Ladycat Evie Smith And Bearcat Ryan Ozanich for winning the Bearcat Foundation Scholarship 2017! #bearcatproud

Final Bearcat Basketball Scores

Posted on the Basketball Page

BFI 1st Slip-n-Slide Kickball Tournament. All teams had a great time!! Huge thank you to all our workers, teams and sponsors who made year one a huge success!! #bearcatproud #slipnslidekickball

Mena Teams Continue Season to State Playoffs!

Conference Re-alignment has �Cats on the Move in 2018

The Arkansas Activities Association recently announced new conference alignment for the 2018-2020 cycle and the Bearcats and Ladycats will be on the move from the 7-4A back to the 4-4A conference. This move is a move from south to north and will place the �Cats back in a conference with some familiar foes as well as new opponents.

This change is primarily a change for football conference play. Other sports will have some differing conference alignment depending on the sport. The decision about how spring sports leagues will be aligned is yet to be determined.

The new football league beginning in the fall of 2018 will be: Dardanelle, Dover, Elkins, Mena, Ozark, Pottsville, Subiaco, and Waldron. Most of these are holdovers from Mena�s previous stint in the 4-4A with the exception of newcomers Elkins and Ozark.


BFI is so happy to announce the date for the Bearcat Bash with Lady Razorback Coach Mike Neighbors!!! Plan to attend on August 1st and buy your tickets now. #bearcatbash17 #bringtheNeighbors #likeagoodNeighborsbearcatsarethere #bearcatshaveNeighbors