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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, KDQN.net 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
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!
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!!
"THE GREEN RUN 5K"
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 email@example.com
DE QUEEN TRIPLE THREAT BASKETBALL CAMP 2015
DE QUEEN ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB
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
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)