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Weekend State Championship Action in Fayetteville

“The Horatio Lions claimed the Class 3A State Baseball Championship with a 7-0 win over Booneville Saturday afternoon at Baum Stadium on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. Tanner Vaught pitched a two-hit complete game shut-out for the Lions, and was named MVP.

The Ashdown Panthers dropped a heart-breaking 1-0 decision to Shiloh Christian in the Class 4A Final on Friday in Baum Stadium. Panthers’ southpaw Austin Cross held the Saints scoreless until the sixth inning, when Shiloh Christian plated the game’s only run to break up a thrilling pitching duel.

In Class 4A Softball, the Mena Ladycats won their second straight state championship with a 3-0 win over Pocahontas on Friday evening in Bogul Park.

The Mena Bearcats soccer team dropped a 5-0 decision to Dardanelle in the Class 4A Championship game Saturday afternoon.”





The Ashdown Panthers punched their ticket to the Class 4A State Baseball Championship Game with a 5-2 semi-final win over Arkadelphia Saturday afternoon in front of a packed home town crowd at the Ashdown City Park.

The Panthers will meet the Shiloh Christian Saints for the championship Friday afternoon, May 20th at 12:30 at Baum Stadium on the campus of the University of Arkansas. The game will be broadcast live on #1 Country 92.1.

After Austin Cross pitched the panthers to an eight inning 1-0 win over Gosnell in Friday's quarter-finals, three Ashdown pitchers combined to shut down Arkadelphia Saturday.  Tajh Bishop started on the hill and earned the victory. Quinn Mitchell pitched in relief. Jaden hill worked the seventh inning to record the save. The Panthers scored two in the first, one in the fourth, and two in the sixth.







De Queen Lady Leopards defeated Batesville Pioneers 3 to 0 Thursday (5/12) in the first round of the Class 5A State Softball tournament being held in Harrison this week.  They continued their winning streak with a 5 to 1 victory over Beebe today (05/13)  They will compete in the semi-final round against the winner of the Vilonia vs Paragould game tomorrow (5/14) at 2:30 pm. Listen to all the action on KILX 102.1.


Ashdown Panthers Baseball team got a bye for the first round of the Class 4A state tournament being held in Ashdown this week.  They will take on Gosnell on Friday at 3 pm. You can listen to the live action on KDQN-FM 92.1.


De Queen Boys Soccer team defeated Greene County Tech yesterday (5/12) in the first round of the Class 5A Boys State Soccer tournament in Hot Springs on the Lake Hamilton Field with a score of 5 to 0. They will take on the Little Rock Christian Academy today (5/13) at 4pm. Listen to all the action on KDQN AM 1390.


De Queen Girls Soccer team was defeated Thursday  (5/12) by Paragould in the Class 5A Girls Soccer tournament In Hot Springs at Lake Hamilton by a score of 2 to 1.



De Queen Dolphins Swim Team


The Dolphins Swim team will kick off their 2016 season Monday, May 16th, 6 pm at the De Queen Pool.  Registration forms are available at all de Queen and Horatio school offices.  For more information contact Ethel Wommack at (870) 642-6456.





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Danielle Duggan wins Rotary Crystal Award


  The De Queen Rotary Club presented the prestigious Crystal Award to Danielle Duggan at the Monday club meeting. The award has annually been presented to the outstanding senior girl athlete since 2000.

   Danielle competes in track, soccer, basketball, and cross country for the Lady Leopards. She’s a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, D.H.S. Show Choir, gifted and talented, and the year book staff.

   The daughter of Greg and Donna Duggan, Danielle plans to attend Arkansas Tech University in Russellville this fall and major in human resources.







Tuesday afternoon, the De Queen Lady Leopards improved to 9-2 on the season and 4-0 in the 5A-South Conference with a 10-0 victory over the Hot Springs Lakeside Lady Rams.


Josie Vaught pitched a complete game; striking out three, walking one, while giving up no runs on one hit.


Reisa Bakenhus led the Lady Leopards at the plate, going 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Meagan Martz went 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs and Vaught was 2 for 2 while scoring 2 runs.


The Lady Leopards will host Watson Chapel this Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Lady Leopard Field.




De Queen High School and Junior High archery teams recently competed in the state archery competition in Hot Springs.


De Queen Junior High placed 28th overall with 2,817 team points.

Shaylon Loyd -262

Dennis Peppers - 259

Cooper Vallee - 248

Amber Morris - 242

David Serrano - 241

Eldon Hibbs - 240

Said Angeles - 227

Kaydee Cowling - 227

Nathan Bell - 226

Jafet Sotelo - 219

Angelica Hernandez - 214

Eli Baker - 212


De Queen High School placed 14th overall with 3,147 points.

Aaron Morris - 277

Jeffery Davis - 273

Hadley Philnmlee - 273

Jeffery Manns - 269

Josie Richard - 268

Jorge Reyes - 265

Michael Monroy - 264

Erykah Boehler - 255

Haylee Rich - 251

Caitlen Ogelsby - 251

Reed Renfro - 251

Josh Villagren - 250



Leopards Defeat Camden Fairview in 5A South Conference Play

The Leopards got off on the right track in 5A South Conference play defeating the Camden Fairview Cardinals 9-4 Thursday in De Queen.

De Queen scored two runs in the first, second, third, and fourth inning before capping off their scoring with a run in the bottom of the fifth.

The Leopards got a great performance on the mound from Kaden Tollett. The junior went the distance pitching all seven innings giving up just four hits, striking out five and pitching out of several jams.

At the plate, De Queen was led by Hunter Earney who went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two stolen bases and two runs scored. Tollett helped himself out going 2 for 3 with three runs scored and two stolen bases. David Balderas had a single and 2 RBIs. Mack Carver had a single and Cade Arndt had an RBI.

The Leopards are back at it today as they hit the road to White Hall for a conference show down with last year’s State Runner Up squad. First pitch is at 4:30.




Delight Regional Archery Results


Several local teams took part in the recent Arkansas National Archery in the Schools regional tournament, held at Delight. Around one hundred teams from around the state have advanced to the archery state championship, scheduled to take place April 1st and 2nd in Hot Springs.

Elementary results from the regional archery tournament included: first place South Pike County School, second place Kirby Elementary, third place Blevins Elementary, fourth place Bradley Elementary, and fifth place Umpire.

Middle School results included first place South Pike County, second place Blevins Middle School, third place De Queen Cubs, fourth place Kirby, and fifth place Umpire.

High School archery results included first place Genoa Central, second place De Queen, third place South Pike County, and fourth place Blevins.




The Horatio Lady Lions defeated the Dierks Lady Outlaws 9-3, Monday afternoon to improve to 3-1 on the season.


Dana Simmons pitched a complete game for the victory; scattering 10 hits, walking one, while striking out three.


Simmons also helped herself at the plate by going 2 for 4 and driving in two runs. Designated player Tessa Gentry and centerfielder Stephanie Rivas also went 2 for 4 with two RBIs each.


Lexi Simmons started the game in the circle for the Lady Outlaws. She pitched five innings. She allowed 8 runs on 12 hits, while striking out three and walking three.


Lexi Simmons also led the Lady Outlaws at the plate, by going 3 for 4 and driving in two runs.  


Rotary Club names Rotary Cup recipient


Daniel Villeda is the 79th recipient of the prestigious Rotary Cup that’s presented annually to the top performing football player at De Queen High School. Besides performance on the field, the award is also based on leadership, academics, and representation of De Queen Schools in other sports and activities.




Past recipients include:

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 and 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.