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First of all I want to thank everyone who keeps the KDQN website updated and not making me wait to find out what is going on at home. My name is Manuel Cisneros I am in the United States Navy I graduated high school this year and I am already on my first deployment right now my ship the USS NIMITZ and we are in the Persian Gulf and well knowing that I have a way to know what is going on at home is great I love Leopard football I didn’t miss a single game while I was in high school, but anyways thank you all...!"



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De Queen Football Update. Wednesday September 2nd

“The De Queen Leopards defeated both Centerpoint and Mineral Springs handily in their preseason scrimmage last week. After reviewing the film, Coach Justin Kramer was pleased, but saw some areas that need improvement:”



   The Leopards open up the season on September 4th  at Boyd Stadium in Mena. “The Voice of the Leopards” Jay Bunyard is back for his 29th season. He’ll be joined in the booth this season by Shane Haarmeyer.

Catch all the exciting action on your official home of the Leopards –102.1 The Good Path”.




Ashdown Football Update. Wednesday September 2nd

Ashdown Defensive back coach Joe Baker said he thinks he got two of the best cornerbacks in the conference this season in Cameron Solomon and Brandon Northcross. Baker said he expects the Panthers to be ready this Friday against the Little Rock Hall Warriors... tonight at Boyd Sadium in Mena


This week, the Panthers kick-off their season at 7 p.m. at Dick Hayes Stadium against the Little Rock Hall Warriors. You can catch every play this season with Jim Pinson and Quinton Bagley on Your Number One Country 92.1, or on the KDQN mobile app on your smartphone.




De Queen Tennis "So Much Experience Gained"

De Queen boys and girls tennis traveled to Hot Springs to take
on the Trojans and Lady Trojans of Hot Springs!
Learning time for many of the leopards and lady
leopards!! This contest only had one battle for
possible seeding at the conference tournament so the
leopards and lady leopards who haven't seen any playing
time so far had their opportunity! Unfortunately the
leopards and lady leopards were just not able to come away
with many victories on the night!!
On the up side for the leopards David Cisneros earned the
number one spot and played Oliver Steven, hot springs number
one boy singles and Cisneros came away with an 8-6
On the lady leopards side Diana Alfaro picked up the lone
victory against Johana Vazquez 8-0, this was Alfaro's
second match on the year!!
The good news is that De Queen tennis is not only growing in
numbers, we have 30 boys and girls, but also skill and
Even though De Queen came out on the losing side, so much
experience was gained!! -Coach Smith





Forman Gators Sr High team vs Parkers Chapel





De Queen Tennis: "Progress to be Made"

De Queen traveled to Pine Bluff Country Club to play White Hall in conference tennis action!
Lady Leopards won 4 of the 6 matches on the day!  Both Kim Cordero and Carli Sneed, the number 1 and 2 singles players, fell to white halls 1 and 2!  Makyla Jackson and Sydney Sneed, the number 1 ladies doubles team picked up a win as did the ladies number 2 doubles team!! Wins over t
White Halls number 1 and 2 ladies doubles!!
Jennifer Rogers, the number 3 ladies single picked up a win in singles action as well as playing on the number 2 doubles team!!
The Leopards were not as fortunate!  Leo Hung the leopards number 1 singles fell to white hall in a close 8-5 set.
Jair Patricio the leopards number 2 singles won over white halls number 2, 8-5.
The leopards number 1 doubles (Alan Berera and David Cisneros) were up 30- love for the match when Alan Berera suffered an injury on an attempted smash and unfortunately the leopards had to default!
The leopards number 2 doubles team, Jorge Reyes and josh Alvarado fell to white hall 8-4.
Still lots of progress to be made -Coach Smith






Congratulations to Ashdown High School for receiving the Arkansas Activities Association Sportsmanship Award for 2014-2015.  Superintendent Jason Sanders received this award on behalf of the school at the AAA annual meeting held in Little Rock on Wednesday, August 5th.


The Arkansas Activities Association presents a sportsmanship award each year to one deserving school from each classification. It recognizes exemplary behavior and efforts as they relate to the criteria stated in the AAA Sportsmanship Manual. Each school will rate the schools in their conference using the Conference Sportsmanship Rating Form. The highest rated school from each conference will compete against other conference champions in their respective classification for the AAA Sportsmanship Award






Members of the De Queen High School Student Council are encouraging everyone in De Queen to show their Leopard Pride this school year by wearing black and gold every Friday.


Student Council Vice-President Danielle Duggan said this is not just for students and you can purchase a Leopard t-shirt from several organizations, including the De Queen Athletic Booster Club, the De Queen High School Student Council and the De Queen High School cheerleaders.





DQ Golf at Little River CC


DQ 133
Bailey Branson 39...
Jeffery Davis 44
Cody Lites 50
Hadley Plilamlee 50
Carter Rivas 61

Foreman 162
Alex Carver 51

Ashdown 148
Logan Henry 48

DQ 159
Michelle Hickson 48
Haylee Rich 55
Randee Toye 56
Bailey Ward 64
Bradi Young 65

Foreman 152
Myranda Gross 45





(l -r) Junior, Logan Henry; Senior, Hunter Mulholland; Coach Wylie Cunningham; and Junior, Cole Grimes



De Queen Tennis

De Queen High School Tennis went 15-1 in a competition Monday, August 17th with Camden Fairview and Hope, both conference opponents!!

• Leo Hung went 1-1 with a win against Camden Fairview's number 1 and fell to Hope's number 1
• Jair (Hi air) Patricio went 2-0 against Camden Fairview and Hope.
• Allan Berrera and his partner David Cisneros also went 2-0 on the night in doubles action.
• Girls side won all 12 matches against hope and all 12 against Camden Fairview.
• Kim Cordero went 2-0 against the number 1 girls from Camden Fairview and Hope.
• Newcomer Carli Sneed also went 2-0 against the number 2 girls.
• Martha Mosqueda and Stephanie Zavala scored wins over both teams in doubles.
• Newcomers Makyla Jackson and Sydney Sneed and Jorge Reyes and Josh Alvarado won both of their double matches for the night!!!

                Great start to the season!                                                 Erik Smith





Benefiting The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be October 3rd. Registration fee is $20 until September 23rd, after that the cost will be $25. The 5K will start at Amp Fitness at 9am. For more information call Morgan Walters at 870-748-2867 or email

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De Queen football fans have enjoyed hearing "The Voice of the Leopards", Jay Bunyard shout that for 28 seasons and over 300 straight games!  Jay, Shane Haarmeyer, and Coach Justin Kramer's Leopards are back for another exciting season on 102.1 The Good Path KILX.




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Grades 5th-9th

44 Girls attended this years camp.

5th Grade Award Winners
Free Throw Belle Lindsey
Obstacle Course Mallori Marshall
Hot Shot Emily Garcia
One on One Lorel Morphew

6th Grade Award Winners
Free Throw Abigail Barker
Obstacle Course Abigail Barker
Hot Shot Madison Bagley
One on One Elise Dean

5th-6th Grade 3 on 3 Champs
Abigail Barker
Lorel Morphew
Zoey Gilmore

5th-6th Grade 5 on 5 Champs
Caroline Collins
Tressie Click
Sydney Casteel
Allison Dockins
Emily Garcia
Jera Cotten

Emily Garcia

Madison Bagley

7th Grade Award Winners
Free Throw Allison Strasner
Obstacle Course Madison Runnels
Hot Shot Ezra Denson
One on One Madison Runnels

8th Grade Award Winners
Free Throw Abby Ponce
Obstacle Course Maddie Martin
Hot Shot Adi Harmon
One on One Josie Burke

9th Grade Award Winners
Free Throw Derricka Tallant
Obstacle Course Abby Dykes
Hot Shot Abby Dykes
One on One Ashley Dykes

7th-9th Grade 3 on 3 Champs
Abby Dykes
Elizabeth Denson
Carlee Helms

7th-9th Grade 5 on 5 Champs
Ashley Dykes
Parker Sneed
Lanie Hibbs
Anna Stinnett
Ezra Denson

Madison Runnels

Maddie Martin

Ashley Dykes





De Queen Athletic Booster Club member Stacy Faulkenberry announced on KDQN that the booster club will host a golf scramble on Saturday, August 22nd at the De Queen Country Club. Faulkenberry said there will be also be activities for the kids, bounce houses, and a chicken dinner plate for just 5 dollar donation. The Morning Brew Crew, Jay & JP are playing in the tournament and will be "live on location" from 11-1pm at the event. 


Booster members will also be painting the Leopard prints on 9th Street soon and Faulkenberry said you could contact him if you would like to purchase a paw print.


Faulkenberry explained the booster club supports the De Queen athletic programs and tries to build Leopard pride in the community. For more information, call Faulkenberry at 870-784-0357 or Fawn Dykes at 870-582-1815.



Sevier County 10U All-Star team

Pictured: Front: L-R  Zane Minton, Conner Smith, Eastan Patrick, Luke Vance, Brock Patterson, Tye Young
Back: L-R Finn Vance, Manuel Hernandez, Garrett Matthews, Trey Mason, Thomas Young, Landon Casey
Coaches: L-R  Joey Patrick, Adam Matthews, Jeff Smith




Front Row~ Codi Flowers, Carter Rivas, Ben Birtcher, Taylor Schmidt & Trey Pickett

Back Row~ Coach Mark Gross, Chase Gross, Mack Carver, Taylor Chavez, Chase Boyd, Chance Gross & Coach Dusty Schmidt.

Next stop....World Series in Aiken, South Carolina July 31st -August 5th.



2015 Tri Lakes Big Bass Winners

The 26th annual Tri Lakes Big Bass Tournament was held Saturday, June 27th on De Queen, Gillham and Dierks lakes in southwest Arkansas.  There were a total of 196 entries fishing for over $14,000 in cash and prizes.  Five places were awarded on each of the three lakes each hour from 6 am until 1 pm.  Top prize of $1,500 was won by P.J. Minor for his 6.30 pound bass caught during the first hour on De Queen Lake.  Bill Huddleston won 2nd place for $1,000 with a 6.16 pound bass caught during hour 3 on De Queen Lake. Third place and $750  went to Jason Sparks fishing on Gillham Lake who caught a nice 5.86 pound bass during hour 2.  Fourth place of $500 was awarded to Robin Daniel with a 5.72 pound bass caught during hour 6 on Gillham Lake.   Dierks Lake was also mentioned in the winners circle when Ronnie Cogburn weighed in his 5.49 pound bass during hour seven for 5th place and $300.  Keep in mind that these anglers also won hourly prize money in addition to the big bass prize.





The De Queen High School soccer team placed their state champion’s ring order on June 3.  The sixth state championship marks back to back wins in class 5A.  De Queen High School has had the soccer program for eight years.  The team has won six state championships.

Team members pictured are (L-R) Daniel DeLeuran, Omar Victoranio, Daniel Villeda, Tyler Peck, Mateo Garcia, Diego Dominguez, Leonardo Dominguez, Scott Maya, Miguel Morales, Manuel Hernandez, Christian Lorenzo, Carlos Martinez, Fidel Martinez, Saul Camacho, Kenneth Ocampo, Abram Martinez Alfredo Nieto, Sergio Pacheco, Joshua Alvarado, and David Gomez.

Rick Lancaster from Hereff Jones High School Class Rings is pictured with the team. 



Submitted by Tammy Whatley



Duvan Ramirez Garcia is pictured heading the ball at Saturday’s game against Maumelle.  The state 5-A tournament was held at Hope.  The Leopards will play for the championship on Saturday.

Mac Lugo placed second in the pole vault competition at the Collin Raye Relays on April 16.  Lugo is pictured clearing the bar and pushing the pole away

Pedro Salazar won the pole vault event at the Collin Raye Relays on Thursday afternoon.  The three photos show Salazar’s form as he clears the bar.

Kobi Whitmore of De Queen placed second in the triple jump at the Collin Raye Relays on April 16.

#8 Brock Turner for the Gators tagging # 4 Tanner Lipsey for the out

Brock Turner#8 with the throw down to Parker Smith #16 for the out at 1st





Lady Leopards got a 1-0 win in a defensive match against the Lady Bulldogs of White Hall! 

Loida Carranza found the net in the final 5 minutes with a bicycle kick (overhead volley)!! Lady Leopards had 13 shots on goal and 6 corner kicks but the Lady Bulldogs found away to keep the ball out of the goal!!

Lady Bulldogs had a couple of opportunities one in the first half on free kick from the top of the penalty area about 19 yards out but Goal Keeper Lucee Lugo collected the shot with no trouble!  Lady Bulldogs second opportunity came in second half on a breakaway and Lugo came off her line to stop the attempt to record another clean sheet on her season!

Lady Leopards play Lakeside Lady Rams here next Friday the 17th senior night!!  This match could very well determine who will win the conference!!

Lady Leopards are continuing to build as a team and the depth on the bench is becoming an asset! 

Keep up the good work ladies!! -Erik Smith



Ashdown’s Shelby Tipton pitched a complete game shutout Tuesday afternoon at the Ashdown City Park as the Panthers hosted the Horatio Lady Lions in a non-conference match-up.

Tipton struck out two, walked one and only allowed three hits in the 10-0 victory.

Horatio’s Dana Simmons struck out one, walked three and allowed 10 runs on 14 hits in the loss.

Allie Anderson led the Panthers at the plate. She went three for three and scored four runs.

Emily Mulholland went two for three with two RBIs and scored one run in the victory for Ashdown, while Jada Fricks went one for two with an RBI and she scored a run.

Taylor Gentry, Allie Marshall and Katelynn Gregory had Horatio’s three hits.

Ashdown improved to 4-6 on the season, while Horatio fell to 3-6.


Lady Leopards picked up a 4-0 win against conference opponents the Lady Trojans.

Senior Goal Keeper Lucee Lugo picked collected another clean sheet (no goals allowed) to keep the Lady Trojans goal less for the match. And Freshman Goal Keeper Jennifer Rogers kept the sheet clean helping coming in for Lugo late in the second half. Lugo finished the night as center forward trying to score her first career goal.

Senior center forward

Loida (loy-da) Carranza was relieved by Lugo late in the second half after Carranza found the net for her fourth goal of the night. Loida scored all 4 goals making her third consecutive match of at least 3 goals.  That's 10 goals for 3 matches!!

Next match is here against White Hall April 10th kick off at 4!

The Lady Leopards are improving their touch and their spacing has improved!!  Ladies hope to continue to improve as they are now 3-0 in conference action and 10-5 overall.

Proud of the work that these ladies have put in and it is beginning to show!!

Good work ladies!- Erik Smith



 The Leopards baseball team outlasted Hot Springs on Thursday after nine lead changes through nine innings of exciting baseball, squeaking out a 5-4 win at home.

De Queen won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning when Stephen Miller drew a walk with the bases loaded to bring in Daniel Tinajero with the winning run.

Once again, the Leopards pitching staff had a stellar day. Miller got the win for De Queen. He allowed four runs over five innings. He struck out eight, walked only three and scattered five hits.

Leopard closer Cyle Allen, came in to relieve Miller in the 6th and managed to put away the final 12 outs to record the save.

The top of the first saw Hot Springs take an early lead, 1-0. Hot Springs' rally started when Harris singled. Gilson singled, bringing home Morrow.

It didn't take long for De Queen to answer as it scored one run of its own in the first when Miller’s single scored Tanner Lipsey.

The Leopards tallied one run in each of the third, fifth, sixth, and ninth.

Miller led the Leopards at the plate with a double, single and two RBI’s. Tinajero finished 2 for 4 with a run scored for the Leopards and Lipsey finished with a single and two runs scored. Tyler Shelton and Ethan Cook each had singles.

The Leopards go back to work Friday when they travel to Pine Bluff to take on the 5A South leader Watson Chapel. First pitch is set for 4pm.




   Quarterback Brady 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.

   Hanney changed 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 games.

    The Rotary Cup presentation is based on scholarship, leadership, participation in other school activities, and performance on the football field.

     Rotarian Grant 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.



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 Williams

1996 Alan Bender

1995 Rodney Williams

1994 Charlie White & Mark Palfreeman

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 & Nathan Bourns

1938 Johnny Kyle

1937 Watson Hendricks

1936 Buck Aubrey, Jr.




 The 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)