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ASHDOWN SPLITS WITH ARKADELPHIA IN CONFERENCE OPENER
The Ashdown Pantherettes added a victory to their resume Tuesday night by defeating the Arkadelphia Lady Badgers by the final score of 50-36.
Jada Fricks led the Pantherettes with 13 points and one rebound, while Shacoya Poole and LaKendra Radford added 10 a piece.
Amair Davis and Brittany Harris scored seven points each, while Harris collected seven rebounds.
The Ashdown Panthers fought hard all night, but in the end, it was the Arkadelphia Badgers that came away with the 52-45 victory.
Malik Winfrey led the Panthers in scoring and rebounding with 12 points and six rebounds.
Mercardo Anderson followed with 11 points and three rebounds, while Brandon Northcross finished the night with 10 points and two rebounds.
Ashdown's next games are Friday at home against Bauxite. The game will be broadcast live on Your Number One Country 92.1 with Shane Haarmeyer around 6 p.m.
LUMBERJACKS CHOP DOWN BEARCATS IN 4A STATE FINAL
Warren defeated Mena 48-17 in the 4A state championship game Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. It was Warren’s fourth state championship, but it’s first since 2002 and the first time Mena had been in the championship game since 1976.
The Mena Bearcats represented the 7-4A conference and finished the season with a 12-3 record.
Bearcats quarterback Sage Keasterson completed 16 of 32 passes for 131 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. His favorite receiver was Justin Castor who caught four passes for 58 yards and one touchdown.
Bearcats running back Jackson Daugherty carried the ball five times for 44 yards.
Keasterson passed for 3,000 yards this season, while Daugherty rushed for 1,000.
THREE LEOPARDS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE
Three members of the De Queen Leopards were named to the 2014 5A South All-Conference football team this week.
Safety Blake Lowery (#16), a 6’1” 195 pound Senior; All-purpose back Cody Stephen (#3) , a 5’10” 170 pound Junior; and Tackle Miguel Martinez(#75), a 6’1” 330 pound Junior were named to the all Conference team.
Lowery was the leader of the Leopard defense as a three-year starter in the secondary. Besides consistently being on top of the tackle charts, Lowery had an interception and a fumble recovery this year. He also returned kicks for the Leopards.
Stephens played running back and quarterback for the Leopards. He completed 24 of 48 passes for 50%, 491 yards, and eight touchdowns. He rushed for 554 yards on 100 carries and four touchdowns. Stephens had one of the best individual efforts in recent history at Hot Springs Lakeside in Week Seven, when he set a school record with five touchdown passes.
Martinez anchored a much-improved offensive line in 2014 for the Leopards. He’s the strongest Leopard. He benches 300 pounds and squats 600 pounds. Coach Justin Kramer believes that Martinez can develop into a college prospect.
De Queen’s Blake Lowery, Cody Stephens, and Miguel Martinez – named to the 5A South All-Conference football team this week.
BRADY HANNEY WINS ROTARY CUP
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.
ROTARY CUP RECIPIENTS
RESULTS OF THE KIRBY SR. HIGH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 12/08/14
The De Queen Lady Leopards fell to the Lady Dragons of Genoa Central Monday afternoon in the Kirby Sr. High Tournament by the score of 68-63.
Paige Morphew led the Lady Leopards in scoring with 21 points. She also had one assist, one block and three rebounds.
Sidney Sneed scored 14 points and Meagan Martz contributed with nine points.
In the final game of the night, the De Queen Leopards were defeated by the Prescott Wolves by the score of 63-57.
Kobi Whitmore led the Leopards with 15 points.
Lucas Tinajero scored 12, Tyron Keels scored six, Daniel Gilbert had five and Daniel Villeda scored four.
The Leopards and Lady Leopards game will be Friday, December 19th at Centerpoint.
Winter Hitting Clinic
Horatio High School will host a winter hitting clinic on Monday, December 29th for baseball players ages 7-13 at Horatio High School’s Lane Field.
Cost of the camp is $45 and the camp will run from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The fundamentals of hitting will be stressed and players who pre-register by Dec. 17th will receive a free camp t-shirt.
A limited number of spaces are available. To register or for more information call Lance Spigner@ (870) 381-7285.
LEOPARDS AND LADY LEOPARDS FALL TO 1-2 ON THE SEASON
Tuesday night the De Queen Leopards were defeated by the Ashdown Panthers by the score of 61-30 in a non-conference match-up.
Head Coach Beau Brickell had to face the Panthers shorthanded as several players did not make the trip to Little River County, but he said he was pleased with their effort because his guys never quit and played all four quarters.
The Leopards next game will be Saturday at 2 p.m. during the first round of the Kirby Senior High Tournament. De Queen will be playing the Dierks Outlaws.
In girls’ action, the Lady Leopards fell 66-57 to the Pantherettes, Tuesday night.
MaKyla Jackson led the Lady Leopards with 19 points along with five assists and eight rebounds.
Meagan Martz added nine points, Sydney Sneed had eight and Paige Morphew contributed with seven points.
The Lady Leopards will also be competing in the Kirby Tournament.
DE QUEEN LEOPARD CHEERLEADERS
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.
LADY LEOPARD SOCCER TEAM
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
De Queen vs White Hall 11/1/14
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.
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 LEOPARD MANAGERS
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!
DE QUEEN JUNIOR HIGH CUBS
"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."
PIGSKIN PICK 'EM WEEK 8
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!
PIGSKIN PICK 'EM WEEK 7
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
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
COSSATOT ABC PRESCHOOL
The Cossatot ABC Preschool shows their Leopard support by wearing their Black & Gold.
DE QUEEN HOMECOMING
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
2014 HORATIO HOMECOMING COURT
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.
LOCALS COMPETE IN THE CHICAGO MARATHON
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"
PIGSKIN PICK 'EM WEEK FOUR
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!
PIGSKIN PICK 'EM WEEK THREE
"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!
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.
PIGSKIN PICK 'EM WINNER ANNOUNCED
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!
LEOPARD BOOSTER CLUB SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
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)