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We're wrapping up this year's Pigskin Pick 'em contest with three entries getting all nine games correct. 

When we looked at tie breaker Arkansas vs Ole Miss  game with it's  30 to 0 shutout, Mike Callahan missed predicting the score by 27 points; Sonny Kimmell missed by 20 points; and Levi Browning missed by 17 points--making him the winner.

It's been an action-packed year and we look forward to seeing your predictions in next year's contest.






Friday  11/21/14 Football scores


Nashville - 49

Prairie Grove - 32


Booneville - 42

Prescott - 30


Mena - 34

Star City - 24


Arkadelphia - 7

Gosnell - 6


Malvern - 45

Pea Ridge - 14


McCory - 24

Gurdon - 20


Friday, November 28th 7-4A playoffs


Clinton at Malvern

Arkadelphia at Mena

Dardanelle at Nashville

Warren at Shiloh Christian



Coach Richard Bell will lead De Queen Junior High Cubs in basketball this year.  Coach Bell is shown teaching a transition strategy to Tyler Miller.

Jason Barker is the Lady Leopards’ basketball coach.  This year he has an assistant coach.  De Queen alumni Alisha Mitchell will assume the new role

The De Queen Leopards’ basketball team has a dynamic duo for coaches.  Head coach Beau Brickell and assistant coach Trent Floyd. 








Cossatot River Lady Eagles - 50

De Queen Lady Leopards - 32


Cossatot River Eagles - 77

De Queen Leopards - 56


Thursday night, poor shooting by De Queen allowed the Cossatot River Lady Eagles to soar past the Lady Leopards in their non-conference action at Leopard Arena.


Paige Morphew led the Lady Leopards in scoring with 12 points, while facing a double-team for most of the night. MaKyle Jackson added seven in the losing effort.


Cossatot River was led by the outside shooting of Alana Croft who dropped in 15 points to led all scorers.


Croft was aided by the scoring of Kara Richardson and Kylie Tadlock who scored 12 and 10 respectively.


In boys action, senior Eagles Ben Counts and Josh Jordan scored 29 and 27 points in the victory over the Leopards.


Kobie Whitmore scored 17 points to led the Leopards and Maurice Moore contributed eight.


De Queen's next games will be on the road in Ashdown as they face off with the Ashdown Panthers and Pantherettes on December 2nd.





De Queen High School’s Diana Ramirez is showing her Leopard spirit.  Diana is doing jump known as a toe touch.  The cheerleaders will be leading cheers at the basketball games.




Coach Erik Smith challenges the Lady Leopards’ soccer team in a conditioning exercise.  Pictured right to left are Camen Zavala, Coach Smith,  Loida Carranza, Anahi Gutierrez and Abby Flores


Lady Leopard vs. Lady Lions  11/18/14


Meagan Martz and Miriam Rodriguez show a defensive press against the Horatio Lady Lions.

Lady Leopard Sydney Sneed prepares to shoot a successful 3 pointer as teammate Makyla Jackson watches.




De Queen Lady Leopards - 67

Horatio Lady Lions - 29


De Queen Leopards - 55

Horatio Lions - 49


Tuesday night, the De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards opened the 2014-2015 season with victories over the Horatio Lions and Lady Lions at Leopard Arena.


Meagan Martz led the Lady Leopards with 14 points, while Paige Morphew started the season with a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.


Sydney Sneed dropped in another 13 points in the Lady Leopards 67-29 victory over the Horatio.


Kobie Whitmore went from the gridiron to the hardwood Tuesday night and led the Leopards with 14 points in their 55-49 win over the Horatio Lions.


Maurice Moore added 10 and Tyron Keels contributed 8 in the victory.


The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards will host Cossatot River, Thursday night. The games will be broadcast live on 102.1, the Good Path at 6 p.m. with Jay Lindly calling the action.



When road teams when six out of ten games, it always makes for a challenging week of Pigskin Pick ‘em! But we had five contestants miss only ONE game each in Week Eleven. They include: Peggy Keener, Debra Lambrecht, Patricia Williams, Russell Hoffman, and Juanita Howard. So we go to the L.S.U. at Arkansas tie-breaker score to determine a winner. The Hogs claimed the Golden Boot Saturday night by shutting out the Bayou Bengals in Fayetteville 17-0. Peggy Keener of Mena predicted the Hog would come out on top 24-10, missing by 17 points. So congratulations Peggy Keener for winning the $100 cash prize in Week Eleven!

 The 12th and final week of Pigskin Pick ‘em play sheets are now available at sponsor locations. We've thrown out the Georgia Tech at Clemson match-up, because these two teams played last week. Clemson hosts Georgia State this week. So we'll only count nine games this week.....but there are some big ones like: Missouri at Tennessee, Louisville at Notre Dame, U.S.C. at U.C.L.A., Wisconsin at Iowa, and the Dallas Cowboys at the New York Giants! Pick up a play sheet at a sponsor location. Circle your winners. Don't forget to predict the Ole Miss at Arkansas tie-breaker score. Drop it by the radio station by noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick ‘em!





Mena - 40

Central Arkansas Christian - 9


Arkadelphia - 40

Pottsville - 21


Dardanelle - 52

Fountain Lake - 13


Malvern - 44

Cave City - 22


Prescott - 52

Lavaca - 14


Smackover - 52

Bismarck - 19


Fordyce - 28

Centerpoint - 25


Magnet Cove - 28

Lafayette County - 24


Brinkley - 37

Mount Ida - 16


Rison - 44

Dierks - 6


Cross County - 32

Murfreesboro - 18


Siloam Springs - 26

Arkansas High, Texarkana, Arkansas - 13



Kiamichi Technology Center is sponsoring a 5K color run/walk on Saturday, November 15th at Beavers Bend State Park.  Proceeds from the 5K will help offset the cost of student field trips and registration fees of leadership conferences.  The race will begin at 8:00 am.  Registration will close at 7:45am the day of the race.  Cost is $20. For more information contact Kiamichi Technology Center at 580-286-7555.  Registration Form.





De Queen vs White Hall   11/1/14

Top Left:  Captains for the De Queen Leopards head to midfield for the coin toss.  Pictured are #13 Brady Hanney, #16 Blake Lowrey, #40 Kirkland Williams, #85 Manuel Escobedo, and #25 Josh King.

Photos by Tammy Whatley



Pigskin Pick 'em Week Ten



Pigskin Pick 'em Week Ten Play Sheets show Carolina at Pittsburgh for Monday Night Football. However, Carolina is in that other Pennsylvania city tonight - Philadelphia! We apologize for any inconvenience, and we have thrown that game out as far as scoring is concerned.

Road teams had a good week: Alabama won at L.S.U. Texas A & M pulled a shocker at Auburn. Ohio State recorded a Big Ten road win at Michigan State. Baylor won in Norman. When the dust all settled, we had ONE contestant who nailed nine out of nine games perfectly. Tony Hughes hit them all correctly to win the $100 cash prize for Week Ten. Congratulations Tony! Charles Buck missed only one contest. We had 132 contestants miss two games in a wild weekend of football!.


Week Eleven play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Eleven include: Mississippi State at Alabama, Auburn at Georgia, South Carolina at Florida, and Texas at Oklahoma State. Pick up a play sheet. Circle your winners. Don't forget to predict your L.S.U. at Arkansas tie-breaker score. Drop your entry by the radio station before 12 noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!"

Shown Above: Beth Hughes picked up check for her husband, Tony from Jim Pinson.





De Queen Leopards’ football season ended Friday night.  Pictured are the managers that have supported the team all season.  Pictured L to R are Kimberly Cordero, Stephanie Bell, Ariana Cuevas, Kathy Hernandez and Justyce Brown.

2014 Fall Ball District Champs - 8 & under Softball

 XPLOSION was undefeated in the district tournament on Saturday, November 1st held in Nashville Arkansas.

Bottom left - Genevieve Lopez, Charlie Tadlock, Perry Bell Nickerson, Emma Ray, Skyler Tadlock, Mackenzee Pearce. Middle row - Payton Blanton, Courtney Socash, Catherine Socash, Raylee VanVoast, Phoebe Gass, Kinley Rankin

Coaches - Derek Rankin, Rhonda Blanton, Head Coach - Chad Nickerson



pigskin pick 'em week 9

In another weekend filled with upsets, we had EIGHT Pigskin Pickers miss TWO games each. The eight contestants were: Billy W. Fletcher, Cory Thompson, Gary Ward, Mike Parks, Charles Hensley, Rhonda Spradlin, Kristina Dobbs, and Elmer Elmore, Jr. So we go to the Arkansas - Mississippi State tie-breaker score to determine the winner. The top-ranked Bulldogs knocked off the Razorbacks 17-10 in Starkville Saturday night. Billy W. Fletcher predicted 21-17, missing by eleven points. So Billy W. Fletcher wins the $100 cash prize for Week Nine!

"Week Ten play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Ten include: Baylor at Oklahoma, Ohio State at Michigan State, Alabama at L.S.U., and Texas A & M at Auburn. Pick up a play sheet. Circle your winners in Week Ten. Don't forget to guess your Dallas at Jacksonville tie-breaker score. Drop your entry by the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!





"The De Queen Junior High Cubs scored the first 14 points of the game....and the last 14 points of the game, as the Cubs improved to 8-0 on the season with a 28-20 win over Hot Springs Thursday night at Leopard Stadium. The Cubs took an 8-0 lead as they scored on their first possession of the contest on a 13 yard pass from Tyler Miller to Hunter Earney. Brandon Hagood ran in for the two point conversion, and the Cubs led 8-0 after the opening quarter. The Cubs extended the lead to 14-0 on a 53 yard run by Earney. Hot Springs stormed back with two scores to tie the game at 14 at intermission. After falling behind 20-14, the Cubs bounced back. De Queen tied the game on a 21 yard run by Hagood. Then the Cubs took the lead for good on a 22 yard run by Earney. Miller hit Earney with the two point conversion pass to make the final score: De Queen 28 Hot Springs 20. Earney rushed ten times for 115 yards and two touchdowns to pace the Cubs. Hagood added 85 yards on 13 carries and a score. The Cubs close out the season next TUESDAY night, November 3rd against Hope at Leopard Stadium."






It was the tightest week ever in the history of the Pigskin Pick 'em contest! There weren't many upsets in Week Eight, and we had TWENTY-FOUR contestants miss only one game each! Ironically, they all missed Washington at Dallas on Monday Night Football! The twenty-four contestants who missed only one game include: Dollie Blankenship, Doralene Martin, Saloman Hernandez, Patti Boone, Mike Callahan, Ronald Hoffman, Neil Moran, Mark Mabry, Rhonda Spradlin, Logan Davis, Tawana Ricker, Steve Keener, Carey Lambrecht, Jessica Ugarte, Antonio Ugarte, Ken Jackson, Sonny Kimmel, Destiny Kimmel, Nita Johnson, Phil Johnson, Elmer Elmore Jr., Cheryl Huston, Roy Rogers Sr., and Marilyn Baker.

So we go to the Arkansas - University of Alabama Birmingham tiebreaker score to determine the winner. The Hogs defeated the Blazers 45-17 in Fayetteville Saturday. Doralene Martin predicted 47-17, missing by only two points! Doralene Martin wins $100 cash as the winner in Week Eight! We had three contestants that deserve a special honorable mention for missing the Arkansas tie-breaker score by only THREE points! They include: Patti Boone, Saloman Hernandez, and Carey Lambrecht.

Week Nine play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Nine include: Auburn at Ole Miss, Georgia versus Florida in Jacksonville, Stanford at Oregon, Oklahoma State at Kansas State, and Arizona's Cardinals at Dallas. Pick up a play sheet from one of our sponsors. Circle your winners in Week Nine. Don't forget to predict the final outcome of the Arkansas at Mississippi State game in Starkville as our tie-breaker score. Turn it in to the radio station by noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!






In a busy weekend of football, we had ELEVEN contestants who each missed TWO games in Week Seven of the 2014 Pigskin Pick 'em Contest. The eleven contestants were: Ryan Wishard, Easton Leonard, Ken Jackson, Patti Boone, Marilyn Baker, Carey Lambrecht, Christy Keener, Billy Martin, Mike Parks, Tawana Ricker, and Bo Collins. So we go to the Arkansas-Georgia tie-breaker score. The Dogs beat the Hogs 45-32 Saturday. Ryan Wishard predicted 38-28, missing by only eleven points. Ryan claims the $100 cash prize for Week Seven!


Week Eight play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Eight include: Ohio State at Penn State, South Carolina at Auburn, Alabama at Tennessee, Michigan at Michigan State, and the Washington Redskins at Dallas. Pick up a play sheet. Circle your winners. Don't forget to list your U.A.B. at Arkansas tie-breaker score prediction. Drop your entry by the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!



The 9U Timberwolves defeated Spa City Crushers Sunday at Burns Park in North Little Rock to capture gold rings in the P2A Fall Pre-State Tournament.

Bottom row: Braeson Scarborough, Peyton Hill, Slade Slayton, Caleb Halter, Rylin Hill;  Middle row: Johnathan Garcia, Tyler Brown, Kason Willard, Alex Mendiola, and Tucker Emerson

Coaches:  Coach Slayton, Coach Willard, Coach Hill

 Pigskin Pick em Week Six

  "In another upset-filled weekend, we had ONE perfect entry in Week Six of the 2014 Pigskin Pickem Contest. Yolonda Chaney nailed all ten contests perfectly to claim the $100 cash prize for Week Six!
     Week Seven play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Seven include: Notre Dame at Florida State, Missouri at Florida, and the New York Giants at Dallas. Pick up a play sheet and circle your winners. Don't forget to predict the Georgia at Arkansas tie-breaker score. Drop your entry by the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pickem!"



The Cossatot ABC Preschool shows their Leopard support by wearing their Black & Gold.



The De Queen High School Student Council announces the 2014 DHS Homecoming Court. The De Queen Leopards Football team will be playing their homecoming game against Hot Springs High School on October 10, 2014. Homecoming festivities begin with a Homecoming Parade themed "Terminate the Trojans” downtown at 1:30 p.m. The parade will also continue to the High School at approximately 2:00 p.m. An afternoon ceremony and pep rally will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the De Queen High School Auditorium. Evening Homecoming ceremonies will begin at 6:30 pm at Leopard Stadium and the game will follow at 7:00 pm.

Standing: Crown Bearer Lila Martin, Football Bearer Micah Vance

Front row: (left to right) Sr. Maid Montie Hennard, Sr. Maid Miriam Dominguez, Sr. Maid Justyce Brown, Queen Lucee Lugo, Sr. Maid Kenzie Tatta, Sr. Maid Mallory Miller, Sr. Maid Paige Morphew

2nd row: (left to right) Soph. Maid Erika Zamora, Jr. Maid Krishna Patel, Sr. Maid Rachel Lipsey, Sr. Maid Alexandra Martinez, Sr. Maid Marjle McClelland, Sr. Maid Ashleigh, Zeigler, Jr. Maid Kylie Bowens, Soph. Maid Martha Mosqueda, Sr. Maid Margaret Parker   



Horatio High School's 2014 Homecoming Court…  Front row: left to right Crown Bearer Bella Baker, Queen Morgan Brackett, &  Football Bearer Eli Vann. 

Middle row: Senior Maid Adi Arellano, Senior Maid Audrey Smith, Flower Girl Ashton Alexander, Senior Maid Megan Perez, & Senior Maid Cheyenne Whitlow. 

Back row:  Junior Maid Sarah Swain, Junior Maid Allison Jones, Sophomore Maid Laney Baker, and Sophomore Maid Elvelyn Martinez. 

Homecoming ceremonies was Friday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm on the HHS football field.




Chicago hosted the running world once again Sunday as nearly 45, 000 runners took to the streets for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  Runners snaked through several Chicago neighborhoods on a grand tour of the city, which continues to make its way to the forefront of the running scene. The Chicago Marathon is one of the six World Marathon Majors along with Boston, New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo.

Two local runners, Jason Barker and Lacey Young, qualified to run in this year’s race.  This was Barker’s second Major marathon after running Boston in April and Young’s first.  Young has qualified for Boston and will run there in April.

Lacey finished Chicago in 3:13:34 which put her at the 2251st place overall and the 287th female to cross the finish line.  That put her in the top 5% overall male and female and the top 1.5% female.

Jason finished in 3:13:02 which put him at the 2190th place overall and 1909th male to cross the finish line.  This put him also in the top 5% of all runners and top 10% male. 


This is a photo after the race in front of the famous Chicago "Bean"





In a weekend packed with upsets, we had two contestants miss only one game in Week Four of the 2014 Pigskin Pick 'em Contest. Paula Hale missed Missouri-South Carolina, while Taylor Howard missed the Monday Night Football contest between New England and Kansas City. So we go to the Arkansas - Texas A & M tiebreaker score from Saturday. The Aggies slipped past the Hogs 35-28 in Arlington. Paula Hale predicted 38-28, missing by only three points. Taylor Howard guessed 21-14, missing by 28 points. So Paula Hale wins the $100 cash prize for Week Four!
 Week Five play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Five include: Alabama at Ole Miss, L.S.U. at Auburn, Florida at Tennessee, Stanford at Notre Dame, Baylor at Texas, and Oklahoma at T.C.U. Pick up a play sheet, circle your winners, don't forget the Dallas-Houston tie-breaker score, and drop your entry by the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!





"We had ELEVEN perfect entries in Week Three of the 2014 Pigskin Pick 'em contest! Cheryl Huston, Elmer Elmore Jr., Wesley Jeanes, Vanessa Heath, Tawana Ricker, Bryan Aynes, Brenna Aynes, Todd Aynes, Marilyn Baker, Salomon Hernandez, and James Howard nailed all ten contests correctly! So we go to the Arkansas - Northern Ilinois tiebreaker score. The Hogs whipped the Huskies 52-14. Vanessa Heath predicted 49-24, missing by only 13 point to claim the $100 cash prize in Week Three. Tawana Ricker was off 15 points, while Bryan Aynes and Wesley Jeanes each missed by 17 points. Very competitive week for Pigskin Pick 'em contestants!
Week Four play sheets are now available in participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Four include: Mena at Ashdown, Missouri at South Carolina, Tennessee at Georgia, and the New Orleans Saints at Dallas. Pick up a play sheet, circle your week four winners, don't forget the Arkansas - Texas A & M tiebreaker score prediction, and turn it in to the radio station by 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!"


300 and counting


Friday night's game broadcast against Ashdown marked the 300th football game broadcast by Jay Bunyard.  Affectionately known as "The Voice of the Leopards", Bunyard has not missed announcing a game in the last 27 years--he even cut short a Cancun vacation for his fifth wedding anniversary when the Leopards made it to the State playoffs with a 14-0 record.


To commemorate the milestone, Athletic Director Bob Sikes presented Jay with a plaque and Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy declared September 19th as "Jay Bunyard Day" in De Queen.  KDQN played messages throughout the day from several of the previous Leopard coaches congratulating Jay on his accomplishment.






In a weekend full of upsets, we had three listeners submit entries with only ONE miss each in week one of the 2014 Pigskin Pick 'em Contest. J.P. Johnson and Sonny Kimmel missed only the Virginia Tech at Ohio State contest, while Amanda Kimmel missed only the New York Giants at Detroit Monday Night Football match-up. So we go to the tie-breaker score as the Hogs thrashed Nicholls State 73-7 Saturday. Amanda Kimmel guessed 49-10, missing by 27 points, while Sonny Kimmel missed by 38 points and J.P. Johnson was off by 50 points. So Amanda Kimmel makes all the ladies out there happy as she wins the $100 cash prize for week one!
 "Week two play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games this upcoming weekend include: Arkansas at Texas Tech, Georgia at South Carolina, Tennessee at Oklahoma, and UCLA at Texas. Pick up a play sheet, fill it out, don't forget the Arkansas tie-breaker score, and drop off your entry at the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from 2014 Pigskin Pick 'em!






There will be a De Queen Booster Club meeting Tuesday, August 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the multi-purpose building at the Church of Christ.  The community is encouraged to attend and 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)