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De Queen All State/Conference Players Announced
All State- Daniel Villeda
All- Conference- Drew Dykes
2nd Team All Conference- Hunter Earney
ASHDOWN ADVANCES: 2nd ROUND of PLAYOFFS
Ashdown 9th Grade boys defeated Prescott 51-29
in the Nashville Tournament Thursday, November 19th.. Ashdown
advances to the finals which will be Saturday, November 21st at 7:15
DE QUEEN 41 WHITE HALL 20
DIERKS VS MURFREESBORO THURSDAY NIGHT
Several high school football games will be held Thursday, November 5 instead of on Friday, including some local games. The Dierks Outlaws will travel to Murfreesboro on Thursday for the final regular season game. The winner of that game will advance to the playoffs as the fourth seed from class 7-2A. Dierks defeated Spring Hill last week, while the the Rattlers have won their last three games. Dierks Head Coach David Bennet Says the Outlaws will need to avoid turnovers and watch for the speed of Murfreesboro.
"They are big up front, they probably have more size on both their offense and defensive line than what we have. The Linebackers run to the ball really well. With the threat of weather and playing at their place, we need to play really well and avoid turnovers."
Coach Bennet says the game is a big rivalry and he hopes that his team can meet the challenge.
"This game is a big game for us, as far as seeding in the playoffs."
On the home side of the field will be Murfreesboro and Head Coach Jeff Jones hopes to continue the three game winning streak and win a trip to the playoffs.
"They have a big tailback with Trendin McKinney, fullback Adams, and quality receivers. They present a lot of different alignments and formations. We will need to be sound in our blocking schemes. The playoff seeding adds a little incentive, it is a big ball game."
You can listen to Thursday's game between Dierks and Murfreesboro on the sports authority 105.5 FM and online at southwestarkansasradio.com Other games Thursday will include Spring Hill at Mineral Springs, Foreman at Gurdon, Mount Ida at Lafayette County, Prescott at Jessieville, Horatio at Haskell Harmony Grove, and Centerpoint is at Bismarck.
De Queen Defeats Hope
"The De Queen Junior High Cubs scored ten points with no time on the clock to end the first half to take a 42-12 lead, and they cruised to a 42-26 season-ending victory Tuesday night in Hope. The Cubs appeared content to take a 32-12 lead into the locker room at intermission. However, the Cubs tackled the Hope quarterback in the end zone for a safety as time expired. Then, the Cubs were awarded a free kick with no time on the clock before the first half concluded. Marquez Ester returned that free kick 57 yards for a touchdown, and the two point conversion quickly expanded the Cubs lead to 42-12. Hope scored twice in the second half to make the final score 42-26. Adrian Mendoza and quarterback Mack Carver had big first halves for De Queen. Carver had a couple of touchdown passes, and Mendoza added scoring runs. With the victory, the Cubs finish the season with a winning record at 5-4. The De Queen 8th graders also defeated Hope in the preliminary contest 26-6."
PIGSKIN PICK 'EM WEEK 9
"We had THIRTEEN contestants submit perfect entries in Week Nine of Pigskin Pickem! They include: John Chambers, Cheryl Huston, Mike Parks, David Ricker, Antonio Ugarte, J.P. Johnson, Mark Mabry, Sonny Kimmel, Tawana Ricker, Phil Johnson, Fern Smith, Caleb Spradlin, and Amanda Kimmel. So we go to the Arkansas tie-breaker score to determine our winner. The Hogs whipped U.T.-Martin 63-28 Saturday in Fayetteville. Phil Johnson predicted a final score of 52-24, missing by only 15 points! So Phil Johnson 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: Florida State at Clemson, L.S.U. at Alabama, T.C.U. at Oklahoma State, and the Philadelphia Eagles visiting Dallas. Pick up a Week Ten play sheet from one of our participating sponsors, circle your winners, don't forget to list your Arkansas - Ole Miss tie-breaker score, and turn in your entry form at the radio station by 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pickem!"
Hot Springs 22 DE Queen Cubs 6
All the scoring came in the first half in Hot Springs as the Junior Trojans defeated the Cubs 22-6 Thursday night. The only Cubs score came on a quarterback keeper by Mack Carver in the first half to cut the Hot Springs lead to 14-6. But Hot Springs returned the ensuing kick-off for a touchdown to take a 22-6 halftime lead. The Cubs took the second half kickoff and drove to the Hot Springs five yard line before stalling on downs. Hot Springs ran out the clock to preserve the 22-6 victory. The Cubs, now 4-4, closes out the season Tuesday night in Hope.
Pigskin Pickem' Week #8
"In Week Eight of Pigskin Pickem, we had one contestant who nailed
all ten contests perfectly! Congratulations to Chrysti Keener for
submitting the only perfect entry in Week Eight. For her efforts,
Chrysti receives the $100 cash prize! The most missed contest in
Week Eight was Florida State at Georgia Tech.
Tour de Queen
ASHDOWN HOMECOMING COURT
The Ashdown High School will be celebrating Homecoming on Friday, October 30th. Coronation will begin at 6 p.m. in the Dick Hays Stadium. Pictured are the 2015 AHS Senior Homecoming Maids:
Girls seated top row left to right-Meghan Brown, Kennedy Cook,
Madison Swilley, Shacoya Poole, Kenya Lewis Bottom row left to
right- Jaylonia Cook, Brinlee Ward, Savanna Woods, Melissa Stanton,
Lauren Cullen, Kinley Wright, Emily Hulen.
2015 Ashdown High School Senior Football Players
Front row left to right--Trey Northcross, JT Northcross, Austin Marshall, James Eggleston, Cameron Solomon, Kirkland Threadgill, Chris Alexander, Back row left to right- Brandon Northcross, Ty Cobb, Jared Erwin, Erik Dorse, Zane Frost, Andy Daniels, Jammie Cush
Not Pictured- Sidney Young
DE QUEEN VS MALVERN
The De Queen Cubs and the De Queen 8th graders won a pair of games
on the road Thursday night (10/23) in Malvern.
The Cubs rushed for over 300 yards enroute to a 36-14 victory.
Adrian Mendoza paced the Cubs with 20 carries for 151 yards and
three touchdowns. Quarterback Mack Carver rushed for 80 yards and a
touchdown on five carries. Marquez Ester had two carries for 67
yards and a score.
The De Queen 8th graders defeated Malvern 32-22.
The Cubs travel to Hot Springs next Thursday night.
De Queen Lady Leopards 5A South Conference Champions
All Conference Performers
Seleni Rojas, Martha Mosqueda, Savanah Nickerson, Crystal Alarcon, Jennifer Chavez, Johana Martinez, Pamela Delgado, Erika Zamora, Diana Ramirez, and Yritza Martinez.
De Queen Leopards 5A South Conference Runner Up
All Conference Performers
Michael Lerma, Hector Hernandez, Jose Maya, Gustavo Arce, Kaden Tollett, Corey Ousse, and Edgar Espinoza.
CAMDEN FAIRVIEW 41
DE QUEEN 21
Thursday night sports results:
Tri-County Relay for Life
Zombie 2 Miler Run/Walk 10/31
Horatio Homecoming Friday, October 16th vs Bismarck
Back row: Raya Lemons (junior maid), Delfina Martinez (sophomore maid), McKenna Caudle (flower girl), Ashton Alexander (sophomore maid), Laney Baker (junior maid)
Front Row: Alexi Gonzalez (senior maid), Allie Marshall (senior maid), Krissy Jeanes (senior maid), Queen Cassady Sharp, Stephanie Rivas (senior maid), Ellye Jones (senior maid)
Ayden Middleton (football bearer0, Annabelle Bright (crown bearer)
QUEEN 42 HOT SPRINGS 7
DEFEATS MALVERN 20-14
5A South Conference Tennis Tournament
De Queen tennis
teams traveled to Hot Springs Lakeside for the 5a south conference
tennis tournament Tuesday Oct 6!
MILLER NOMINATED FOR NFF AWARD
one of the most impressive groups of scholar-athletes in the history
of college football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall
of Fame (NFF) located in Irving, Texas proudly announced (9/24/15)
the 135 semifinalists for the 2015 William V. Campbell Trophy,
presented by Fidelity Investments® which recognizes an individual as
the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
"In another weekend packed with football upsets, we had ONE contestant who only missed ONE game. Donnie Harris picked nine out of ten games correctly, missing only the Ole Miss/Florida contest. For his efforts, Donnie Harris wins $100 in Week Five of Pigskin Pick 'em!
Week Six play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in week six include: Georgia Tech at Clemson, Oklahoma versus Texas in the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl, Georgia visits Tennessee, and the Dallas Cowboys host New England. Pick up your play sheet at a participating sponsor, circle your winners in week six, don't forget to predict the Arkansas-Alabama tie-breaker score, and drop it by our studios before 12 noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!"
WATSON CHAPEL 37 DE QUEEN 14
“After the Leopards took a 7-0 lead early, Watson Chapel scored 27 unanswered points on their way to a 37-14 victory to spoil homecoming in De Queen Friday night.
After De Queen’s Bryan Feragrino, our Ranch House Café Defensive Player of the Game, intercepted a Wildcat pass at the De Queen 36 yard line, the Leopards scored two plays later on a one yard plunge by Daniel Villeda just 93 seconds into the ballgame. The score was set up by a 61 yard run by Cirilo Resendiz, our McDonalds Offensive Player of the Game.
Watson Chapel scored 27 unanswered points to take a 27-7 lead at the half. The Wildcats Sophomore Quarterback Jacobi Jackson threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 50 yards and a score.
The Leopards took the second half kick-off and marched 65 yards in 11 plays. The score came on a ten yard pass from Drew Dykes to Brady Winship.
The Wildcats wrapped up the scoring with a touchdown and a 32 yard field goal to make the final: Watson Chapel 37 De Queen 14.
Resendiz rushed for 112 yards on 12 carries. Dykes completed 18 of 28 for 137 yards. Hunter Earney had seven catches for 35 yards. Winship had six receptions for 58 yards. Maurice Moore had four grabs for 41 yards.
The Leopards, now 1-4 and 0-2 in 5A-South Conference play, travel to Hot Springs Friday night. The Trojans are also 0-2 in the league.”
Cubs Fall to Texarkana
The DE Queen Cubs dropped a 27-8 decision Thursday night to the Junior Hogs of Arkansas High. The Cubs took an 8-6 lead on the first play of the second quarter after a 64 yard drive in 14 plays. The touchdown came on an one yard run by Adrian Mendoza. Quarterback Mack Carver carried in the two point conversion run for the Cubs. But five turnovers doomed DE Queen the rest of the way. Texarkana led 14-8 at the half and cruises to the 27-8 victory. The Cubs, now 2-3 on the season, travel to Mena next Thursday night. The Cubs defeated Mena at Leopard Stadium earlier this season. The 8th grade contest between the two schools begins at 5:30.
De Queen tennis team traveled to Nashville Tuesday night:
Lady Leopard tennis
picked up three wins on the night while the doubles teams fell!!
Junior Kim Cordero won her match 6-2 against Klair Howard, junior
Carli Sneed won against Makenzie Morphew, Carli had to come from
behind, she was down 2 games at one point and battled back to win
7-5! And senior Abbi Florez saw her first action as a singles
player and won her match 6-2!! Great night for the Lady Leopard
HOPE 38 DE QUEEN 21
“The De Queen Leopards punched the Hope Bobcats in the mouth early with two quick scores in the game’s first five minutes. But the Leopards then commited five turnovers and fell to the Bobcats 38-21 in the 5A-South Conference opener.
The Leopards drew first blood on a ten yard scoring strike from Drew Dykes to Brady Winship with 8:08 to go in the opening quarter. After a Hope fumble was recovered by Ranferi Martinez at the Bobcat 41, Cody Stephens raced 41 yards to give the Leopards a 14-0 lead just over four minutes into the contest.
Then, Hope settled down to score 31 unanswered points to take a 31-14 lead midway through the third quarter.
The Leopards tallied again on a ten yard run by Cirilo Resendiz late in the third quarter to cut the Hope lead to 31-21. The Bobcats then put together an 82 yard drive in the fourth quarter to make the final score: Hope 38 De Queen 21.
Cirilo Resendiz, our McDonalds Offensive Player of the Game, rushed for 57 yards on ten carries and a touchdown. Resendiz and Spencer Bowens had fumble recoveries. Hunter Earney had his second interception of the season for the Leopards. Leonardo Dominguez, our Ranch House Café Defensive Player of the Game, led the tackle charts.
Stephens led the Leopards in rushing with 87 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. Dykes threw for 109 yards and a score. Winship led the Leopard receivers with three catches for 45 yards and a touchdown.
For Hope, Quarterback Austin Stubber was 30 of 46 for 382 yards and three touchdowns. Stubber also scored two touchdowns on one yard quarterback sneaks.
The Leopards, now 1-3, host Watson Chapel for Homecoming Friday night at 7:00. Queen Kylie Bowens and her court will be presented at 6:30 at Leopard Stadium.
ASHDOWN DEFEATS MENA 26-7
Cubs Fall To Magnolia
"The Magnolia junior Panthers defeated De Queen's junior high Cubs 25-10 Thursday night. The Panthers capitalized on big plays to take an 18-0 halftime lead. Magnolia's scores came on an interception return, a 55 yard punt return, and a 70 yard touchdown run. Magnolia extended the lead to 25-0 late in the third quarter on a 55 yard scoring run. Then the De Queen Cubs came to life. Adrian Mendoza scored on a six yard touchdown run, that was set up by a 49 yard run from scrimmage by Brady Ramirez. Quarterback Mack Carver carried in the two point conversion to cut the Magnolia lead to 25-8. On the ensuing kick-off, De Queen tackled the Panther return man in the end zone for a two point safety to cut the Magnolia lead to 25-10. Following the free kick, De Queen drove to the Magnolia 15 yard line. However, an interception sealed the victory for the Junior Panthers. Final score: Magnolia 25 De Queen 10. De Queen, now 2-2 on the season, hosts the Arkansas High junior high squad from Texarkana next Thursday night."
PIGSKIN PICK 'EM WEEK 3:
It was a weekend packed with upsets!
Most of our entries missed more games than they picked correctly!
However, we did have TWO contestants who missed only TWO games. They
were Sarah Spradlin and Howard Davis. So we go to the Arkansas -
Texas Tech tie-breaker score from Saturday. The Red Raiders defeated
the Hogs 35-24. Howard Davis correctly picked Texas Tech, and claims
the $100 prize for week three!
DE QUEEN HOMECOMING COURT
The De Queen High School Student Council announces the 2015 DHS Homecoming Court. The De Queen Leopards Football team will be playing their homecoming game against Watson Chapel High School on October 2, 2015. Homecoming festivities begin with a Homecoming Parade themed "Once a Leopard Always a Leopard” downtown at 1:15 p.m. The parade will continue to the High School at approximately 1:45 p.m. An afternoon ceremony and pep rally will begin at 2:15 p.m. in the De Queen High School Coliseum. Evening Homecoming ceremonies will begin at 6:30 pm at Leopard Stadium and the game will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Foreman High School
is proud to announce the 2015 Homecoming Court with King Jay Reich &
Queen MacKenzie Kennedy.
Any person or group interested in having a car or float in the parade please contact Kamille Davis 903-277-4038
SHOWN ABOVE - Front row: RJ Butler, Caroline Beasley, Carsye Young, MacKenzie Kennedy, Jay Reich, Eli Long, Holland Cross, Derreck Magby. Middle row: Reina Anderson, Amy Elkins, Katelyn Combs, Ashley Berton, Myranda Gross Back row: Brock Miller, Taylor Carver, Cass Lindsey, Thomas Derrick, Jordan Whisenhunt
ASHDOWN 28 DE QUEEN 19
Cubs Pull Out Victory in Camden
"Camden Fairview scored on a ten yard pass with 0:33 seconds to play to take a 13-8 lead, and it looked like it was over. However, De Queen's Marquez Ester returned the ensuing kick-off 85 yards for a touchdown, and the De Queen Junior High Cubs pulled out a 16-13 victory in Thursday night junior high action on the road in Camden. The Cubs led 8-6 at the half. The two teams didn't put any points on the board in the second half until that final 0:33 second flurry. The De Queen Junior High Cubs improve to 2-1 on the season, and will host Magnolia next Thursday night at Leopard Stadium. In a preliminary 8th grade contest, De Queen defeated Camden Fairview's 8th graders 30-16 to claim their first victory of the season."
PIGSKIN PICK 'EM WEEK #2
DE QUEEN LEOPARD PEP RALLY 9/11
NASHVILLE 32 DE QUEEN 13
The defenses ruled in the first half Friday night as the Scrappers took a 6-0 lead into the locker room at the half. The only score came on a defensive touchdown, as Nashville’s Kirby Adcock scooped up a Leopard fumble and scored on a four yard return.
The Scrappers fleet quarterback Leonard Snell directed fourtouchdown drives in the second half as Nashville pulled away for a 32-13 win in the 88th meeting between these two old rivals at Leopard Stadium. Snell scored on a 61 yard run and tossed an 18 yard scoring pass to Ty Pettway to build an 18-0 lead after the third quarterr. Snell rushed for 164 yards and threw for 150 yards.
The two teams traded two touchdowns each in the fourth quarter. The Leopard scores came on a 17 yard pass from Drew Dykes to Hunter Earney and on a 91 yard bomb from Dykes to Brady Winship. Our McDonalds Offensive Player of the Game was Winship, who had two catches for 109 yards anda score. Ranferi Martinez was our Ranch House Café Defensive Player of the Game. Martinez claimed Nashville’s only turnover of the night - a fumble recovery, and he was in on several tackles.
The Leopards, now 1-1 on the season, travel to Ashdown Friday down for the 71st meeting with the Panthers in an old rivalry that dates back to 1927.
Cubs 11 game winning streak snapped!
The DE Queen Cubs saw their 11 game winning streak snapped by a very good Hot Springs Lakeside Junior high squad 35-14 Thursday night at Leopard Stadium. The Cubs cut the Rams lead to 7-6 early on a two yard run by Adrian Mendoza that was set up by a 49 yard pass from Mack Carver to Jose Martinez. Lakeside scored on their first three possessions of the first half to take a 29-6 lead at intermission. After 28 unanswered Ram points, the Cubs scored with 2:38 to play on a 92 yard scoring pass from Carver to Marquez Ester. The try for two was successful to make the final score 35-14. The Cubs, now 1-1 on the season travel to Camen Fairview next Thursday night.
Congratulations to the
Ashdown High School 2015 Arkansas State 4A Girls Track and Field
PIGSKIN PICK 'EM WEEK #1
"We had ONE perfect entry in Week One of the Pigskin Pick 'em contest. David Dykes nailed all ten games perfectly. Although the tie-breaker score was not needed to determine a winner this week, it should be noted that David only missed the Arkansas tie-breaker score by ONE point. David guessed 47-13, while the Hogs defeated UTEP 48-13. For his efforts, David Dykes receives $100 for Week One!
We had twelve contestants miss only one game. The most missed contest in week one was Brigham Young's hail mary victory over Nebraska in Lincoln!
Week Two play sheets are now available in sponsor locations. Big games in Week Two include: LSU at Mississippi State, Oklahoma at Tennessee, and three NFL contests.... as the pros kick off their seasons this weekend! Pick up a play sheet from one of our sponsor locations, circle your winners, don't forget to predict the Arkansas-Toledo tie-breaker score, and drop it by the radio station before noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!"
De Queen 41 Mena 13
De Queen Leopard Cubs 1st Game
Quarterback Mack Carver completed 8 of 11 for 70 yards and a touchdown to lead DE Queen to a come from behind 14-12 win over Mena at Leopard Stadium Thursday night to extend the Cubs' winning streak to 11 straight. Mena scored on their first two possessions of the night to take a 12-0 lead with 5:28 to go in the first half. DE Queen scored on an 8 yard pass from Carver to Cade Arndt with 0:25 seconds before the half to cut the Mena lead to 12-6 at intermission. The only score of the second half came on a two yard run by Adrian Mendoza with 0:11 seconds to go in the third quarter. Mendoza carried in for the two point conversion, which turned out to be the difference in the game. The DE Queen Cubs host Hot Springs Lakeside next Thursday night.
DE QUEEN CHEERLEADERS READY TO PAINT TOWN BLACK AND GOLD
Members of the De Queen High School cheerleading squad announced Tuesday morning that they were ready, willing and able to help business owners decorate their windows, so they can show their support for the Leopards.
Kai Smith, Maecy May, Anna Grace Cauley and Jessica Rogers stopped by to encourage area Leopard fans to support the Leopards every Friday night. Cauley stated if business owners would purchase the material, the cheerleaders would decorate their windows.
Rogers said they want every one to wear black and gold on Fridays, but the booster club has announced a White Out for next week's home game against the Nashville Scrappers.
For more information about the window decorating, contact the De Queen High School at 642-2426.
RENOVATIONS UNDERWAY AT BEARCAT STADIUM
New visitor bleachers & a new scoreboard are being installed at Bearcat Stadium in Mena.... With nice weather in the forecast all week the projects are scheduled to be completed in time for the season opener against De Queen this Friday night.... Listen to the game live on your official De Queen Leopards sports station 104.1 KILX or Mena Bearcat & Ladycat sports station 105.3 KQOR.
Courtesy of Mark Hobson
Golf at De Queen Country Club
De Queen Tennis "So Much Experience Gained"
De Queen boys
and girls tennis traveled to Hot Springs to take
De Queen Tennis: "Progress to be Made"
De Queen traveled to Pine Bluff
Country Club to play White Hall in conference tennis action!
ASHDOWN SCHOOL RECEIVES AAA 2014-2015 SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
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
SHOW YOUR LEOPARD PRIDE
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
THE 2015 ASHDOWN HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TEAM
(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!!
DE QUEEN TRIPLE THREAT BASKETBALL CAMP 2015
Sevier County 10U All-Star team
ARKANSAS 14 & UNDER STATE CHAMPIONS
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.
DE QUEEN WINS SIXTH STATE SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
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
LADY LEOPARDS GO 1-0 OVER LADY BULLDOGS
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 PANTHER BLANK HORATIO 10-0 IN SOFTBALL
LADY LEOPARDS WIN 4-0 OVER LADY TROJANS
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
DE QUEEN LEOPARDS TOP HOT SPRINGS IN BACK-AND-FORTH AFFAIR, 5-4
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.
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
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.
LEOPARD BOOSTER CLUB SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
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)