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
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
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
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
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.
Danielle Duggan wins Rotary
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.
LEOPARDS REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN 5A-SOUTH CONFERENCE
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.
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
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 -
Cooper Vallee -
Amber Morris - 242
David Serrano -
Eldon Hibbs - 240
Said Angeles - 227
Kaydee Cowling -
Nathan Bell - 226
Jafet Sotelo - 219
Eli Baker - 212
De Queen High
School placed 14th overall with 3,147 points.
Aaron Morris - 277
Jeffery Davis -
Hadley Philnmlee -
Jeffery Manns -
Josie Richard -
Jorge Reyes - 265
Michael Monroy -
Erykah Boehler -
Haylee Rich - 251
Caitlen Ogelsby -
Reed Renfro - 251
Josh Villagren -
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