Leopards defeated Broken Bow on Saturday 11-0 in game one and
8-4 in game two. Stephen Miller got the win in game one giving
up just three hits and striking out four in 6 innings. Miller
was backed up by great defense and an aggressive offense. The
Leopards scored 7 runs in the first inning and then put the
mercy rule in to effect in the 6th. Next up for DeQueen is a
trip to Jonesboro for the Xtra Innings tournament. They will
open tourney play Thursday taking on Jonesboro at 5:30.
NASCAR RACE WEEKEND TICKET AUCTION 03/20/15
#1 Country KDQN is auctioning off
two sets of tickets to the NASCAR April races at Texas Motor
Speedway in Arlington, TX, April 9th through 11th.
Each set contains two (2) VIP Pit
Passes to get you down in the pits up close and personal. VIP
Pit Passes are good all three days April 9th through 11th.
You’ll also receive two (2) tickets for the O’Reilly Auto
Parts 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series on Friday, April 10th, and two
(2) tickets for the NASCAR Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup Series
race on Saturday, April 11th.
Bidding on first set of tickets
closes at 12 noon Friday, March 27th, and on the
second set of tickets at 12 noon Friday, April 3rd.
go to the NASCAR Race Weekend page for more information.
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DE QUEEN BASEBALL
GAME CANCELLED TODAY 03/19/15
McCastlain announced that today's baseball game with Watson
Chapel has been cancelled due to rain. They will make it up
sometime after spring break.
NASHVILLE MARCH FOR PARKS SOFTBALL
The Nashville Parks and Recreation Department
announced that the Annual March for Parks softball
tournament and fundraiser that was scheduled for
Saturday, March 7th had to be re-scheduled for
Saturday, March 28th due to wet field conditions.
Registration for the softball tournament will
continue until Monday, March 23rd. Cost is $300 per
team and the tournament will include the following
age divisions, 8 and under; 10 and under; 12 and
under; and 14 and under.
There is a three game guarantee.
The park staff is also selling raffle tickets for $1
each for items that have been donated to the park
from area businesses including a $150 gift
certificate; a Husqvarna Yard Care Package that
includes a chainsaw, trimmer and blower; and Echo
Backpack blower; and a Stack-on 22 gun safe.
Park Director Nikki Cherry said the park was raising
funds to purchase chair back seats for the
renovation of the baseball complex. The drawing will
be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28th at the
you would like to purchase a raffle ticket or
register a team in the tournament, call the park
office at 870-845-7405.
PANTHERS DEFEAT HORATIO 14-0 IN SOFTBALL
Ashdown softball Panthers defeated the Horatio Lady Lions 14-0
Tuesday afternoon in Horatio.
pitcher, Shelby Tipton, faced only four batters over the
minimum, allowing only three hits and walking one.
took an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. The Panthers added
seven runs in the 3rd inning and five in the 5th
to run rule the Lady Lions.
starting pitcher Dana Simmons struggled to keep the Panthers
off the base pads for the majority of the game, but was able
to return the Panthers in order in the 2nd and 4th
AND LADY CUBS CLAIM TRACK TITLES
De Queen Jr. Cubs and the Lady Cubs took top honors during the
Jr. Scrapper Relays Tuesday afternoon.
QUEEN LADY LEOPARDS UNDEFEATED FOR THE SEASON
afternoon, the De Queen Lady Leopard softball team remained
undefeated by defeating the Lady Cardinals of Camden Fairview
by the score of 10-0.
Lady Leopards are 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in conference.
Queen is scheduled to travel to Pine Bluff Thursday to play
the Lady Wildcats of Watson Chapel in 5A-South Conference
DE QUEEN LEOPARDS
DROP CONFERENCE OPENER 7-1
Despite a big day at
the dish from Tanner
who finished 2-2, and outhitting
the Rams 8-5, the Leopards lost their conference opener 7-1 to
Lakeside at Hot Springs on Monday.
Jonathon Barmore got
it done on the hill for Lakeside on the way to a win. He pitched
four shutout innings. Barmore struck out three, walked two and
gave up five hits.
Lakeside was sparked
Youngblood and Marcus
Fisher, who teamed up for four
hits and three RBIs.
Stephen Miller ended
up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the
loss. He allowed six runs in three innings, walked one and
struck out five.
Lakeside went up for
good in the first, scoring three runs on a three-run home run by
Lakeside tacked on
another three runs in the third. Colton
O'Keef kicked things off with a
single, scoring Fisher. That was followed up by Dylan
Carpenter's single, plating
After several mistakes on the bases, De Queen
finally got on the board with one run in the fifth inning on an
RBI single by Lipsey. The senior finished with two singles and
an RBI. Daniel Tinajero finished
2 for 3. Tyler Shelton started the game off with a
double. Hunter Currence, Kirkland Williams and Cyle Allen added
a single a piece.
On the bump, Kaden Tollett pitched three solid
innings of relief. He gave up just one hit, one run and one
Tuesday’s home opener with Conference foe Camden
Fairview has been cancelled due to conditions in the outfield.
That game will be made up sometime after spring break. Next up
for the Leopards is a road trip to Watson Chapel on Thursday and
hopefully their home opener against Foreman on Friday.
Leopards hosted Cossatot River in the home opener! In the JV
match the Lady Leopards played to a draw and in the varsity
match the Ladies pulled off a 7-0 victory. 7 different Lady
Leopards scored!! Senior Marjle McClellan scored her first for
the season, Junior Danielle Duggan scored her first career goal,
as did first year player Junior Stephanie Bell. Junior Kathy
Hernandez recorded her 3rd goal of the season, Junior Julia
Cortez scored her first goal of the season, Sophomore Miriam
Rodriguez recorded her 3rd goal on the season and Senior
Ashleigh Zieglar scored her first career goal!!
Tuesday night March 17th Lady Leopards visit Hot Springs
Lakeside for conference opener!! With 3 key starters out with
injuries, Lady Leopards were relying on others to step up and
play hard!! Lady Leopards are beginning to get their timing down
and recognize the runs that their teammates will make and are
able to anticipate the pass and move accordingly!! Lady
Leopards are now 6-5, and as their coach I am anxiously awaiting
some practice time! Lady Leopards have now played 10 matches
since their last practice! Tournaments and friendly matches are
over now and its time to get down to business and hope to finish
well in conference to get to the postseason! -Erik Smith
QUEEN LADY LEOPARDS OPEN CONFERENCE PLAY WITH 8-3 VICTORY
De Queen Lady Leopards traveled to Hot Springs Monday
afternoon and picked up their first conference win of the
season with an 8-3 victory over the Lakeside Lady Rams. De
Queen Coach Tracy Nealy stated he was pleased with his team.
Sneed led the Lady Leopards at the plate by going two for
three with two RBIs and scoring one run.
Star Rojas got her first start behind the plate Monday
afternoon and she not only displayed a nice glove, she went
one for three at the plate with a two run double to right
field. Coach Nealy said Rojas stepped up when her number was
Higgins came off the bench late in the game to go one for two.
She drove in one run and scored on a single by Sneed.
Lady Leopards are scheduled to host the Lady Cardinals of
Camden Fairview this afternoon at 4 p.m.
BASEBALL SCHEDULE CHANGES
According to Coach Beau
McCastlain, as of 11:00 am Friday, March 13th, here are the
changes in the Leopard Baseball schedule:
Saturday's double header
with Broken Bow has been cancelled due to rain. We will try to
make it up later in the season. We will have a busy week next
week if mother nature decides to take a much needed break.
Schedule next week is as follows:
Mon 3/16 @ Lakeside 4:00 V/JV
Tue 3/17 Fairview @ home 4:00 V/JV ***location could be
changed depending on condition of the outfield***
Thur 3/19 @ Watson Chapel 4:00 V/JV
Friday 3/20 Foreman @ home 5:00 V/JV
The Leopard baseball team
finally got their season underway by traveling to Murfreesboro
on Wednesday and defeating the Rattlers 16-5 in five innings.
After scoring a run in the top of the 1st and 2nd, De Queen's
offense came alive in the top of 3rd, with the Leopards scoring
seven runs. Four of those off of Freshman Brandon Hagood's grand
De Queen went on to add two
runs in the fourth and five in the fifth to take a 12 run lead.
Stephen Miller recorded
the win for the Leopards. He allowed three runs over three
innings. He struck out four, walked none and surrendered three
Cyle Allen pitched the final two frames to pick up the save,
giving up just one hit, one run, one walk, and striking out one.
The Leopards easily handled Murfreesboro pitching as six hitters
combined for 11 hits, 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored.
Brandon Hagood racked up five RBIs on two hits for De Queen.
Tanner Lipsey finished 3 foi 4 with 2 RBI's. Kirkland Williams
was 2 for 3. Cyle Allen was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's. Jeff Davis,
Hunter Currence, and Andy Pioquinto all finished with RBI's for
The Leopards next game is set for Friday when they travel to Hot
Springs Lakeside for their conference opener. First pitch is set
for 4:30. On Saturday, De Queen will travel to Broken Bow for a
non conference double header with the Savages. First pitch for
that one is a 1pm.
LADY LEOPARDS VS.
Leopards traveled to Arkadelphia Tuesday night and pulled off a
Mosqueda picked up her first goal of the year at the 10 minute
mark of the first half! Loida Carranza added the second goal at
the 18th minute to take it to half.
goal keeper Lucee Lugo added another clean sheet (no goals
allowed) to her resume. Sophomore keeper Maria Munoz finished
the match not allowing any goals.
Leopards are now 4-3 and will travel to the Simmons first
tournament in El Dorado Friday and Saturday. Lady Leopards will
face Van Buren in the opening round.
coming Monday Lady Leopard will have their first home match
against Cossatot River. Next Tuesday will be the conference
opener against Hot Springs Lakeside at Lakeside.
SPRING YOUTH SOCCER
Chris Hale with the De
Queen Parks & Recreation Department announced on Tuesday. March
10th that the Spring Youth Soccer program at Herman Dierks Park
has been cancelled due to the weather delays and field
Coach Beau McCastlain announced that Tuesday's (3/10) De Queen
Leopards Baseball game with Broken Bow has been rescheduled for
this Saturday at Broken Bow. We will play two varsity games. 1st
game starts at 1pm. We are currently working to reschedule the
game at Murfreesboro
Cancellations for March 9th
De Queen Leopard
baseball and softball at Murfreesboro
7th and 8th grade
boys and girls track meet
Horatio Lady Lion
softball vs Nashville
LEOPARD SOCCER TEAM PICKS UP TWO VICTORIES OVER
CONFERENCE FOES IN RAZORBACK INVITATIONAL
Leopards soccer team took part in the Razorback
Invitational Soccer tournament at Texarkana this
Friday and Saturday. Lady Leopards lost Friday
night to Liberty Eylau in a penalty shootout!
Saturday morning, Lady Leopards opened up against
conference foe Lakeside and came out with a 2-1
win!! First win against Lakesides Lady Rams!! Then
Lady Leopards met another conference foe in Hope
and came out victorious. 2-0.
the match against Lakeside Loida Carranza scored
both goals. Lady Leopards Goal Keeping
duties were split among Sophomore Maria Munoz and
freshman Jennifer Rogers.
the match against Hope Miriam Dominguez and Loida
Carranza scores both goals and Goal Keepers Munoz
and Rogers kept clean sheets.
the match for second place Lady Leopards fell
short against AR High 2-1, Lady Leopards own goal
helped AR high get the win.
Leopards travel this week to Sheridan on Monday,
Arkadelphia on Tuesday and then to El Dorado for
the Simmons First tournament Friday and Saturday.
LEOPARDS WIN SOFTBALL SEASON OPENER
De Queen Lady Leopards opened the 2015 softball season with
a 12-1 victory over the Dierks Lady Outlaws last Friday
afternoon in Dierks.
Bakenhus led the Lady Leopards at the plate by going 3 for 4
with 4 RBIs, while Josie Vaught went 4 for 4 with 3 RBIs.
pitcher Carli Sneed pitched 3 innings for the win. Sneed
struck out 5, allowed 2 hits and allowed 1 earned run.
Murray came into the game in relief in the fourth inning and
pitched two scoreless innings, by not allowing a hit and
striking out one.
Lady Leopard softball JV team defeated the Lady Outlaws by
the score 8-2 in the nightcap.
TESTING FOR BOY'S BASEBALL
There will be a meeting on Sunday, March 8th at
2:00 pm at the Sportsplex in De Queen. Anyone interested in
umpiring Dixie baseball will need to attend. Umpire testing
will be done. The cost is $35. For further information,
please contact Garry Richards at 870-784-1333.
Lady Leopards Soccer
Lady leopards lost their openingmatch to Arkansas high 3-2
in a great match!! Loida Carranza scored
unassisted in the second half to bring the score to 2-1,
Yanet Marrufo provided the equalizer unassisted from about
20 yards out!! Arkansas High found the go ahead goal with 6
Lady leopards played very well in the second half and
hopefully we can build off this!! Lady leopards will
prepare for the Razorback invitational tournament this
weekend!! Lady leopards open the tournament against Liberty
Eylau (sp)@5:30 on Friday. March 6th.
Erik Smith is head coach for Lady Leopards soccer.
3rd Annual Charitable Ark-La-Tex Challenge
Cycling Tour April 11th Edge City Cycling announces the 3rd
Annual Ark-La-Tex Challenge for Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Benefiting Texarkana Resources, the Ark-La-Tex Challenge is
a cycling tour through Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana with
70, 52, 46, 35 and 22 mile route lengths.
The 70 mile tour
enables the rider to visit three states in one ride.
A supported return route enables the cyclist to experience
all three states with a 35 mile one-way tour.
Cyclists will ride through the beautiful countryside with
routes which include some challenging rolling hills and long
fast flats as they wind through several rural towns.
tour rally will begin at 9 a.m. from Liberty-Eylau High
School, Texarkana, TX. Bikes must be in good working order.
Helmets are required any time the rider is on the bicycle.
The routes will have an abundance of rest stops and support.Along with Participants, the Ark-La-Tex Challenge is
currently seeking additional Sponsors and Volunteers.
Texarkana Resources is a private non-profit organization
providing training and support to enable adults with a
disability reach their highest potential in the community.Further Details / Contact:
TEAM BASS MEETING
Mena Team Bass will be
starting up there tournaments this Saturday 28th on De
Queen. There will be a meeting at the Lime Tree on Thursday
February 26th at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in fishing
or want more information, please call Dwayne 479-234-2766 or
be at the meeting on Thursday.
DE QUEEN LEOPARD BASEBALL SEASON STARTS NEXT
season is right around the corner and De Queen Head Baseball
Coach Beau McCaslain announced that the Leopards will start
the season next week with a benefit game and a fundraiser.
stated the season will start with a benefit game against
Horatio at Leopard Field on Thursday at 5 p.m. and it will
be followed by a chicken dinner fundraiser and the Leopard's
annual Hit-a-Thon on Friday.
said admission to the Hit-a-Thon was free and little
leaguers are invited to help shag balls in the outfield.
said the Hit-a-Thon would provide funds for the team to
travel to Jonesboro for the Extra Innings Tournament over
also expressed his appreciation to the community for
supporting the program through this year's banner program.
stated he purchased an indoor netting system so the team
could take batting practice inside during inclement weather
and he's planning on making additional upgrades to the
program with this year's proceeds.
BOLLINGER, JR. MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 3rd Annual Devoe
Bollinger, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament date and schedule
has been set for Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Texarkana
Golf Ranch in Texarkana, Texas.
Check-in will begin at
11:00 am, and continue until the Shot-Gun start at 1:00 pm.
At 12 noon, authentic Tacos al Pastor with all the trimmings
along with a delicious dessert will be served for
For more information
contact: Charlotte Izzo @ 870-279-0462 or Daisy Dean Spigner
@ 903-490-1726 or Hunter Campbell @ 903-334-7401,
www.horatiolionsbaseball.com or find us on Facebook.
SENIOR NIGHT FOR DE QUEEN
During their final home game Tuesday, February 17th, the De
Queen Lady Leopards were down early against the Lady
Panthers of Magnolia but stormed back behind three scoring
in double digits. Paige Morphew with ten, Hanna Murry adds
twelve, and Meagan Martz with 15 led the way. Coach Jason
Barker's Lady leopards beat Magnolia 63-38. Improving to
7-14 overall and 4-8 in conference play.
Leopards fell to Magnolia 63-38. The Leopards came out of
halftime on fire scoring 21 and getting to within 9 but the
Panthers were too much holding De Queen to just 6 points in
the fourth quarter. Senior Tyler Shelton led the Leopards
with 6 all scored in the third quarter. Four players,
Gilbert, Morales, Tinajero, and Dykes all added 5.
Tyron Keels' scored 4 in his final game in Leopard Coliseum
and freshman Hunter Earney scored 4 in the first varsity
game of his career. The Leopards fell to 6-15 overall and
1-11 in conference play.
the De Queen HS boys and girls basketball as well as
Cheerleading squad had Senior Night 2015. to Girls and Boys
Basketball and Cheerleader senior night 2015.
Leopard Seniors are coached by Jason Barker and assisted by
Jones is our first
senior. McKenzie is the Daughter of Donna Jones and Max and
Stefani Jones. She has been the manager of the Lady Leopard
Basketball team, Lady Leopard Soccer Team and football
team. McKenzie plans on attending Henderson State
University and studying to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in
McLelland – Marjle is
the daughter of Randy and Heather McLelland. She was
escorted by her parents. Marjle has participated in
Cheerleading, Cross Country, Basketball, Soccer and Track.
She plans on attending the University of Arkansas and
studying pre-physical therapy.
Miller - Jessica is the
daughter of Doug and Cecilia Miller. She was escorted by
her parents. Jessica has played basketball, shot archery
been in FBLA, Interact, 4-H and Yearbook. She plans on
Attending Southern Arkansas University and studying to be a
Morphew – Paige was
escorted by her parents, Scott Morphew and Gayla Morphew.
She has played basketball, thrown in track, been in National
Honor Society, FBLA and Yearbook. Paige plans on attending
Henderson State University and hasn’t decided on a field of
Parker – Margaret is
the daughter of Paula Cubit. She was escorted by her mom
and her sister, Mya Parker. Margaret has been the manager
of basketball, track and soccer and she has participated in
FBLA, BTA and NHS. She plans on attending Henderson State
and hasn’t decided on a field of study.
The boys are
coached by Coach Beau Brickell and assisted by Trent Floyd.
Currence – Hunter is
the son of Tara and Dennis Currance and was escorted by his
parents. He has played basketball, baseball and Golf.
Hunter plans on attending SAU and majoring in physical
education and history.
Gilbert – Daniel is the
son of Scott and Tammy Gilbert. He was escorted by his
parents. Daniel has played basketball, baseball and golf.
He also enjoys hunting and fishing. Daniel plans on
studying Auto Collison.
Gutierrez – Vicente is
the son of Vicente and Eduarda Gutierrez and was escorted by
his parents. He has played basketball and soccer. Vicente
plans on attending U of A Cossatot then transfer and purse a
degree in business.
Tyron Keels – Tyron is the son of Donna Miller and Charles Keels, Jr. He was
escorted tonight by his grandparents Charles and Evelyn
Keels and his father Charles Keels, II. Tyron has enjoyed
playing football, basketball and soccer. He plans on
attending college and studying Pre-Dentistry.
Morales – Josue is the
son of Josue Morales and Norma Morales and was escorted by
his parents. He has enjoyed playing basketball and soccer.
Josue plans on attending U of A Cossatot and then transfer
to a 4 year college.
Shelton – Tyler is the
son of Anthony and Ronna Shelton. He was escorted tonight
by his parents. Tyler enjoys playing basketball and
baseball. He plans on attending Henderson State University
and studying business management
Cheerleaders are coached by Chelsae Floyd
Angeles – Abby is the
daughter of Dario and Monique Angeles and was escorted by
her parents. Abby has participated in archery, cheerleading
and cross country. She plans on attending college at SAU
and Majoring in pre-dentistry.
Tatta – Kenzie is the
daughter of Peter and Andrea Tatta and was escorted by her
parents. Kenzie has participated in cross country and track
and field and is the co-captain of the cheer squad. She
plans on attending University of Arkansas Cossatot and
majoring in Occupational Therapy
Horatio youth baseball,
T-ball, and softball registration night will be Tuesday,
February 24th, from 4:00 until 7:00 pm at city hall in
Horatio. Parents should bring a copy of child's birth
certificate and $35.00 registration fee. Anyone
interested in coaching a team needs to go by and sign up as
COSSATOT COLTS TO
HOST JUDGING CONTEST
On Friday, February
20th, over 1,000 high school FFA students from three states
will be on the UA Cossatot campus in De Queen for the annual
Colts Classic Judging Contest. Students from All over
Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will be competing in all kinds
of contests including land judging, horse judging, vet
science, electricity and more. You don't have to have
any knowledge to help with the contest - they need all kinds
of volunteers - even those who can help serve pizza.
if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kelli
Harris at UA Cossatot by calling (870) 584-4471.
Tuesday night the Lady Leopards left Hope with a 64-44
victory and improved to 3-7 in the 5A South Conference and
6-13 on the season.
Coach Jason Barker’s Lady Leopards took an early lead and
poured it on in the final period enroute to the 20-point
Paige Morphew and MaKyla Jackson led the Lady Leopards in
scoring with 14-points each, while Sydney Sneed dropped in
Hanna Murry scored nine and Meagan Martz added seven.
Savannah Voss led the Ladycats with 12 points.
In boys’ action, the Bobcats defeated the Leopards 88-58.
The De Queen Leopards were hot early, hitting eight
3-pointres in the first half and only trailed by seven after
two periods of play, but were outscored by 11 in the third
and 12 in the fourth.
Tyron Keels led the Leopards in scoring with 16 points.
Drew Dykes and Tyler Shelton, each scored 12.
Jaquez Smith led the Bobcats with 22 points.
5A-South Conference boys standings:
Hot Springs 8-1, 16-5
Watson Chapel 7-2, 19-4
White Hall 6-3, 16-7
Fairview 5-4, 13-8
Hope 4-5, 13-8
Magnolia 3-6, 8-8
Lakeside 2-7, 6-14
De Queen 1-8, 6-12
5A South Conference girls standings:
Hot Springs 9-0, 17-4
Watson Chapel 7-2, 12-9
Lakeside 7-2, 15-6
Magnolia 4-5, 7-9
Hope 4-5, 8-8
Fairview 3-6, 6-16
De Queen 2-7, 5-13
White Hall 0-9, 6-13
De Queen Basketball
Friday night, the Hot Springs Lakeside Lady
Rams defeated De Queen by the score of 63-37 in 5A-South
Hanna Murry and Paige Morphew led the Lady
Leopards with 12 points each.
In the boys game, the Lakeside Rams defeated
De Queen 53-38.
De Queen was led in scoring by senior Tyron
Keels with 13 points.
Friday night, the Ashdown Pantherettes took
over first place in the 7-4A Conference with a 65-53 win
over the Nashville Scrapperettes. Ashdown plays Mena tonight
and Fountain Lake, Friday to conclude the regular season.
Lakendra Radfood led the Pantherettes with 22
points, while Jada Fricks dropped in 19 and she was five of
six from the 3-point line.
Ashdown completed the sweep with a 52-45
victory over the Scrappers.
Devante O'Guinn led the Panthers with 10
points and Austin Cross added nine.
De Queen Public Schools
Competitive archery was started at De Queen Public Schools
four years ago. The first three years team members made it
to Nationals. This year’s team is looking to make it four
years in a row. Much of the team is made up of females.
Coach Chaney explained the process at a competition. All of
the compound bows hang on a rack. The team stands at a line
about twenty feet in front of the bows. He blows the
whistle for two short sounds and the team goes to pick up
the bow and returns to the line. Containers are beside the
team member holding five arrows. Next, he blows the whistle
one time. This is the signal to start shooting at the
target. Team members have two minutes to shoot the five
arrows. After they finish shooting, they return the bow to
the rack and walk back to the container. Afterwards, he
blows the whistle three times. Team members walk toward the
target and stop ten feet from it. Then, Coach Chaney tells
them to check their scores, take their arrows and return
them to the container by the starting point. Team members
shoot from 10 meters and 15 meters. This is Coach Chaney’s
second year to work with the team.
team uses a compound bow with a maximum of 20 pound pull.
All of the bows are identical. Bow sights are not allowed
to be used. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission regulates
the indoor archery competition.
article by Tammy Whatley
DE QUEEN TRACK PRACTICE
De Queen High School track members have taken advantage of the
good weather. Pictured is Ricardo Martinez running the last lap
of the 800 meter run. The track teams are preparing for the
University of Arkansas indoor meet at Fayetteville.
DE QUEEN SOCCER PRACTICE
De Queen High
School’s Leopard soccer team started practice last week.
Players are pictured running indoors. Coach Sloan makes sure
his players are in good condition for the season. The team won
the state championship last May. The student body is looking
forward to another great season.
Photo by Duvan
DROP TWO TO MAGNOLIA 1/29/15
the De Queen basketball teams dropped two games on the road in
Panthers of Magnolia defeated the Lady Leopards by the score of
Morphew led De Queen in scoring with nine points.
scored eight, Sydney Sneed added seven and Megan Martz and
MaKyla Jackson scored six each.
In boys action,
the Magnolia Panthers defeated the De Queen Leopards 54-31.
Tyron Keels led
in scoring with 11.
added eight and Brady Winship scored seven.
RESULTS FROM THE UMPIRE
Lady Eagles defeated Acorn for the championship. 45-20
defeated Cossatot River 35-29 for the championship.
Umpire 58 in
Acorn 44 in
De Queen High School Basketball
The De Queen High School basketball team gets pumped up during
the introduction of the starting lineup. The Leopards will play
at Magnolia on January 27. Also, the Leopards will host
Whitehall on January 30. All games start at 5:00
LEOPARDS DROP TWO AT HOME TO CAMDEN FAIRVIEW
In their first home game since November 20th, the
Leopards and Lady Leopards hosted the Camden Fairview Cardinals in
5A South Conference play.
The Lady Leopards fought hard and Coach Jason Barker
said they were short a few girls, and made some key mistakes, but he
felt they handled the Lady Cardinal pressure well.
The Lady Leopards came up short by the final score of
47-40 despite a career high 14-points from Hanna Murry.
The Lady Leopards fall to o-2 in conference play and
the Leopards fought hard and only trailed by five
points late in the contest, but just couldn't finish off the Camden
The Cardinals handed the Leopards their first loss in
conference play this season by defeating De Queen 51-43.
Tyron Keels led the Leopards with 28-points, but the
Leopards drop to 1-1 in the conference and 6-5 overall.
LADY CUBS IMPROVE TO 14 AND 1
Monday night, the De Queen Junior High School Lady
Cubs picked up a huge conference win against the Hot Springs
Lakeside Jr. Lady Rams. The Final score was 40-29 and the Lady Cubs
improved to 14-1 on the season.
DE QUEEN BASEBALL BANNER PROGRAM UNDERWAY
De Queen Head
Baseball Coach Beau McCastlain recently announced that they would be
continuing the teams fence banner fundraiser to help fund projects
and trips for the 2015 Leopard baseball team.
explained that the program supplements the district's baseball
budget to help make upgrades to the field and program.
about the new indoor netting system that the team will use for
indoor hitting practice that was purchased as a result of 22
businesses and individuals participating in last year's banner
McCastlain said the
team would also like to make some upgrades to the outfield if the
funds become available.
needed by February 15th to ensure the banners are displayed in time
for the teams benefit game against the Horatio Lions and the
Leopards 3rd Annual Hit-A-Thon.
information, contact McCastlain at 870-279-4479 or
here for form.
The Eagletown High School Junior class will be hosting a Co-Ed
Softball Tournament at EHS Baseball Field on February 28th.
Registration per 10 player team is $180 with all proceeds going
toward the Junior and Senior Prom. To register a team for for more
information, contact Eagletown High School at 580-835-2242.
LEOPARDS START CONFERENCE PLAY 1-0
The Leopards and Lady Leopards traveled to Lakeside
High School in Hot Springs Friday night and came away with one
victory and one loss.
The Lady Leopards fell to the Lady Rams in the first
match-up by the score of 64-40. MaKyla Jackson led the Lady Leopards
in scoring with 12 points.
The De Queen Leopards opened conference play 1-0 with
a 45-41 victory over the Rams. Tyron Keels led the Leopards with 22
The Lady Leopards fall to 3-7 on the season and 0-1
in conference play and the Leopards improved to 6-4, and 1-0.
PANTHERETTES IMPROVE IN CONFERENCE PLAY
The Ashdown Panthers traveled to Waldron Friday
night, resulting in one win and one loss.
The Pantherettes started fast and never allowed the
Lady Bulldogs a chance to get back into the contest. Ashdown
defeated Waldron 50-39.
Lakendra Radford poured in 25 points and pulled down
The Panthers then fell to the Waldron Bulldogs by the
Brandon Northcross led the Panthers with 12 points
and eight rebounds, while Mercardo Anderson scored eight points
along with three rebounds.
LADY LEOPARDS FALL TO ACORN
Wednesday night, the Lady Leopards of De Queen were
defeated by the Lady Tigers of Acorn 58-55 in the semi-finals of the
Cossatot River Senior Tournament.
Head Coach Jason Barker reported the Lady Leopards
got off to a slow start, but turned it on late, but simply could not
finish off the Lady Tigers.
The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards will open
conference play Friday night on the road at Hot Springs Lakeside.
The games will be broadcast live on 102.1 The Good Path with the
Morning Brew's Jay Lindly providing the play-by-play.
DE QUEEN LEOPARDS - JANUARY 6TH
LADY LEOPARDS ADVANCE IN COSSATOT RIVER TOURNAMENT
Saturday, January 3rd, the De Queen Lady Leopards
defeated the Caddo Hills Lady Indians by the score of 55-48. The
Lady Leopards were led in scoring by sophomore Sydney Sneed.
The De Queen Leopards, however, were defeated by
Acorn 71-63. Tyron Keels led the Leopards in scoring.
The Lady Leopards will play Wednesday night at 4 p.m. at
LEOPARDS OPEN ASHDOWN CLASSIC WITH VICTORY
The De Queen Lady Leopards fell to Texas High in the
first game of the Ashdown Basketball Classic Saturday morning by the
final score of 77-55.
Paige Morphew came off the bench to lead the Lady
Leopards in scoring with 16 points, while MaKyla Jackson scored 12.
Chanell Hayes scored 16 points and Jalissa Trotter 15
to led Texas High.
In other girls’ action from Ashdown, the Nashville
Scrapperettes defeated the Lady Bears of Bradley 52-23, the Mineral
Springs Lady Hornets defeated Genoa Central Lady Dragons 52-25, The
Cossatot River Lady Eagles defeated the Hope Lady Bobcats 49-24 and
Ashdown defeated Arkansas high 69-22.
The De Queen Leopards improved to 4-3 after winning
their second game in a row with a 57-44 victory over the Bradley
Bears, Saturday morning in the Ashdown Basketball Classic.
Tyron Keels led the Leopards with 21 points, while
Maurice Moore contributed 11.
Daniel Villeda and Lucas Tinajero scored 8 each and
Drew Dykes added five more.
Bradley was led by Nelson Ikegulu’s 13 points
followed by 10 points from Marquese Jackson.
In other boys’ action, Cossatot River defeated
Horatio by the score of 62-16, Mineral Springs defeated Genoa
De Queen High School
Baseball Program Fund Raiser
The De Queen High School
Baseball Program is excited about the upcoming season and would
greatly appreciate your participation in our outfield banner
advertisement program. For those of you who may not be familiar with
this type of program, our outfield fence will be dressed up with
vinyl banners of 4’x 6’ advertisements from community businesses and
Leopard Baseball fans.
you will find an
order form that lists the
different options available and the banner specifications. The
initial price will be an amount that helps cover the cost of the
banner while providing a donation, but will be reduced to just a
renewal fee the following year. Of course the Leopard Baseball
Program will be grateful of donations regardless of the amount so
feel free to include a different amount if those options are not
Below you will also find
a list of long term and short term goals for improvements which will
be funded with your support. If you or your business can assist us
in reaching some of these goals in some other way, feel free to call
me anytime at 870-279-4479 or email me at
Facility/Program Improvement Goals
Turface Infield Conditioner Mix to add to new infield skin
Spring Break Trip to Jonesboro, AR for the Xtra Innings
Indoor Netting System for Indoor Batting Practice
New Brick and Netting Back Stop
Renovate/Raise Infield Dirt area with Clay Base (Two
truckloads were purchased with last year’s funds. Two more truck
loads are needed.)
Renovate and level outfield playing
Add French Drain to CF and RF
Sprinkler system for the OF
Renovate Bull Pen by Home and Visitor dugouts
Install a fire hose hookup behind pitcher’s mound
Please be sure to take the time to send in
your order form by Feb 15th so we will have your banner
displayed when the first pitch is thrown during the 3nd
Annual Leopard Hit-A-Thon which is another fundraising project we
are excited about. This new event, along with awesome community
support, will help us create a great baseball environment for some
great young men!!
Brickell visited with KDQN Wednesday morning (12/17) to talk
Leopard basketball. This is Brickell’s first year at De Queen
HANNEY WINS ROTARY CUP
Hanney was the 2014 recipient of the Rotary Cup at Wednesday’s
noon meeting of the De Queen Rotary Club at Fat Chance’s Buffet.
The award that dates back to 1936 is presented annually to the
outstanding senior member of the Leopard football team.
positions for his senior season, moving from Tight End to
Quarterback. Hanney passed for 1,130 yards and five touchdowns.
He rushed for 304 yards and three scores. He was named to the 5A
South All-Conference football team his junior season.
Brady, the son of
Greg and Angela Hanney of Lockesburg, plans to major in business
in college. His grade point average at De Queen High is 3.52. He
is a member of National Honor Society and Future Teachers of
America chapters at D.H.S. Hanney has also competed in
basketball, baseball and track for the Leopards in prior years.
He was named Honorable Mention - 5A South All-Conference
baseball team last spring. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and video
The Rotary Cup
presentation is based on scholarship, leadership, participation
in other school activities, and performance on the football
Smith, color commentator on the Leopards radio broadcasts,
presented the award on behalf of the Club. 1952 Rotary Cup
winner Quinton Taggart and 2000 Rotary Cup winner Richard Bell
were in attendance at Wednesday’s presentation.
ROTARY CUP RECIPIENTS
2014 Brady Hanney
2013 Jake Arndt
2012 Miguel Soria
2011 Jace Stephens
2010 John Lee Miller
2009 Greg White
2008 Zack Taylor
2007 Kyle Atkins
2006 David Lee
2005 Randy Hayes
2004 Kirby Atkins
2003 Trey Williams
2002 Zach Jones
2001 Brian McLelland
2000 Richard Bell
1999 Joesph Parson
1998 Justin Powell
1997 Matt Scott & Drew
1996 Alan Bender
1995 Rodney Williams
1994 Charlie White & Mark
1993 Brad Patterson
1992 J.J. Jernegan
1991 Lance Pinkerton
1990 John Frachiseur
1989 Bryan Blackwood
1988 Rocky Halter
1987 Wade Thrapp
1986 Jeff Holcombe
1985 Greg Hayes
1984 David Peppers
1983 DeWayne Pettigrew
1982 Joe Boyles
1981 Scott Smith
1980 Eric Willis
1979 Jimmy Etzkorn
1978 Joe Longacre
1977 Jerry Cobb
1976 Terry Tutt
1975 Scott Renfrow
1974 Greg Miller
1973 Chuck Barnhill
1972 Joe Barnhill
1971 Steve Halter
1970 Randy Davis
1969 Dick Van Bebber
1968 Glen Knod
1967 Bobby Trammell
1966 Bill Stainton
1965 Danny Pike
1964 Richard Knight
1963 Bob McKinley
1962 Tommy Harris
1961 Jack Suggs
1960 Jerry Caplinger
1959 John Whitaker
1958 James R. Norwood
1957 Carl Beutelschies
1956 Lyndall Smith
1955 Don Hubbard
1954 Buddy Wesson
1953 Don Park
1952 Quinton Taggart
1951 Buddy Bob Benson
1950 Jack Humphreys
1949 Billy Pickens
1948 Clarence Wilson
1947 Harold Sunderman
1946 Harold Brinson
1945 Paul Lamb
1944 Dwight Dodson
1943 No Award
1942 No Award
1941 Durwood Bourns
1940 James Williams
1939 W.L. Hawthorne &
1938 Johnny Kyle
1937 Watson Hendricks
1936 Buck Aubrey, Jr.
LEOPARD BOOSTER CLUB SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
community is encouraged to get involved in the
Leopard Booster Club. Individual sponsors may join for as
little as $10 per month. Corporate sponsors for as little
as $75 per month. (Complete
sponsorship fee listing)