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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 Lady Leopards        2

Lakeside Lady Rams               0


De Queen Leopards                5

Lakeside Rams                       1



Lakeside                                11

De Queen                                2



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







Friday, the De Queen Leopards traveled to Pine Bluff to meet one of the top teams in 5A baseball and came up short in their bid to improve to 2-0 in conference.


Friday night, White Hall defeated De Queen by the score of 18-1 following a short rain delay.


Tyler Miller led the Leopards at the plate by going two for three with two singles. Hunter Earney and Mack Carver also had hits off White Hall's Layne Hartsfield.


De Queen will hold their hit-a-thon at 4 p.m. this Thursday at Leopard Field followed by an alumni game.  



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 yearís State Runner Up squad. First pitch is at 4:30.





Varsity baseball finals:

Ashdown - 6
Arkansas High - 8



Varsity softball finals:


De Queen - 0

Atlanta, Texas - 6

The Lady Leopards are now 3-1 on the season.


Horatio - 9

Dierks - 3

Horatio improves to 3-1 on the season, while Dierks falls to 1-3.





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.  



Varsity baseball

Ashdown - 10
Pleasant Grove - 0
NO HITTER - Tajhnick Bishop




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 De Queen Leopards won the Curly Wolf Relays in Prescott.


Drew Dykes qualified for state in the discus with a throw of 145 feet on Tuesday. Maurice Moore improved his state leading distance to 151 feet.


Hector Hernandez set a new record in the junior boys mile at the Prescott Relays with a time of 4:54, breaking the old record of 4:57 that was set in 1981.



Horatio defeated Spring Hill 5-3, Tuesday afternoon at Lion Field.


Zach Izzo had an RBI single and Cole Boyd hit a triple to lead the Lions at the plate. Hunter Lansdell was the winner pitcher for the Lions.


The Horatio Lions improved to 6-2 on the season.





De Queen Leopards Varsity jumps on Foreman (AR) early and coasts to 20-1 win

De Queen Leopards Varsity beat Foreman 20-1 in four innings on Monday at Foreman after a 13-run explosion in the first inning.

De Queen Leopards Varsity scored in the first on a fielder's choice, an RBI single by Cade Arndt, an RBI single by Colton Rogers, an RBI single by David Balderas, an RBI single by Carter Rivas, a two-run error, an error, a two-run single by Arndt, a two-run double by Maurice Moore, and an RBI single by Rogers.

Rogers went a perfect 3-3 at the plate for De Queen Leopards Varsity.

Kaden Tollett got the win for De Queen Leopards Varsity. He allowed one run over three innings. He struck out four, walked none and surrendered three hits.

De Queen Leopards Varsity easily handled Foreman pitching as six hitters combined for 10 hits, 11 RBIs and 13 runs scored.

Ethan Anderson took the loss for Foreman . He allowed 10 runs in two-thirds of an inning, walked two and struck out none.

After posting three runs in the third, De Queen Leopards Varsity again scored three in the fourth. In the third, De Queen Leopards Varsity scored on an error, scoring Moore.

Balderas started the inning with a single, bringing home Sedrick Bell.

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The De Queen Leopards won the Leopard Relays in De Queen


Ralph Gross Tournament in Nashville:

Magnolia         12

Nashville          3


Horatio           3

Pine Bluff         2




1A State Tournament:

Kirby boys         49        OT

Jasper              45


Kirby girls        60

Sacred Heart   33


3A State Tournament:

Foreman girls  lose 84-53






There will be a 4A track meet at the De Queen High School track in De Queen Arkansas on Thursday March 3rd 2016  beginning at 5:00 p.m. Various regional high school track teams will compete in field events such as discus, shot put, pole vault, high jump, triple jump, and a variety of running events.


Admission is $5.00 come support our 4A athletes.





Monday afternoon, the De Queen Leopards hosted the Nashville Scrappers for the first game of the 2016 season, but the Scrappers scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to take an 8-0 victory.


Kaden Tollett was the Leopards starting pitcher. He pitched four innings, giving up three runs on three hits, while striking out three. Brandon Hagood relieved Tollett in the fifth inning and gave up five runs on five hits, while striking out three.


Nashville's starting pitcher, Tyler Hanson, pitched four innings, giving up no runs on one hit, while striking out seven.


Tollett also led the Leopards at the plate going two-for-three.


The Scrappers were led by Austin Bowman who went two-for-two, while driving in two runs in the seventh inning.


Ashdown high school varsity baseball and Varsity softball final score for Monday February 29th:

Baseball - Malvern: 6 - Ashdown: 4

Softball - Hope: 5 - Ashdown: 1



Class 4A South Regional Tournament at Dumas


Thursday February 25th:

5:30 Ashdown vs Dollarway Boys - ***Live On #1 Country 92.1

7:00 Nashville vs Dumas Boys ***Live On Sister Station KMTB 99.5

8:30 Nashville vs Dumas Boys ***Live On Sister Station KMTB 99.5


Class 3A Region 4 Tournament at Centerpoint High School

Wednesday February 24th:

7:00 Horatio vs McGehee Girls

Thursday February 25th

5:30 McGehee vs Cosstatot River Boys

7:00 Cossatot River vs Harmony Grove Girls

Class 2A South Regional Tourney at Lafayette County

Wednesday February 24th

4:00 Rison vs Dierks Girls

5:30 Strong vs Dierks Boys

7:00 Foreman vs Woodlawn Girls

Thursday February 25th

8:30 Junction City vs Foreman Boys







horatio youth ball

There will be a coaches meeting Thursday, February 18th, 6 pm at Horatio City Hall for all coaches who will be playing baseball or softball games at Horatio City Park.

Registration deadline for those interested in playing ball is Thursday, February 25th.  Forms may be picked up Horatio City Hall or at any Horatio School.  For more information contact Brian at (501) 520-8049.



Sign up deadline for boys aged 5 to 14 to play Sevier County Dixie Youth Baseball is Thursday, February 25th.  Registration forms are available at area schools. Fee is $40 for one player; Brothers $60 for two or $75 for 3 or more.  Make check/money order payable to "Sevier County DYB".  All new players must submit a copy of their official birth certificate.    Team Draft will be Sunday, February 28th, 2 pm at De Queen Sportsplex.  All players will go through the draft.  No registration allowed after the draft. For more information contact Sevier County DYB President Clayton Yates at (870) 7784-4718.


corporate sponsorships available for foreman baseball

The Foreman High School Baseball team is selling corporate sponsorships for each home game for $100 per game.  Sponsor will receive a custom advertisement read several times during each game as well as a team autographed baseball.  Contact Mark Hill to sign up or for more information at (870) 784-1464.



Run for missions as the Broken Bow First Assembly of God Impact Youth present their annual missions 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 20th.  Registration gets underway at 7 am.  Race begins at 8 am.  A pancake breakfast will be served following the race.  Entry fee is just $25 per person.  All proceeds go to Missions.  That's the 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning February 20th.  For more information call the First Assembly of God in Broken Bow at (580) 584-6546.


Predator Hunt

De Kalb Volunteer Fire Department will host a Predator Hunt for Bobcat, Coyote, Raccoon and Fox will begin Saturday, March 5th and end at Noon on Sunday, March 6th.  Entry fee is $80 per team with 70% payback.  Extra pots available for Big Cat, Big Coyote and Big Raccoon.  Register by 5:00 pm with Paula Booth at De  Kalb City Hall.  Late registration adds $20.  check in at De Kalb Fire Department no noter than Noon on Sunday, March 6th.  For additional information about the hunt contat:  Jacky Shumake at (903) 276-6259.  For information about registration contact Paula Booth at (903) 277-7372.



A 2-Man Scramble benefit 18 hole golf tournament "Drive Out Lupus" will be held Saturday, March 19th at De Queen Country Club.  Shotgun start is 10 am.  $100 per team includes green fees.  Trophies will be awarded for 1st Place, Longest Drive, Closest to Hold and Longest Putt.  For more information or to sign up call or e-mail Sandy Tutt at (9-3) 280-0435  All proceeds go to the Lupus Foundation of America.





Rotary Club names Rotary Cup recipient


Daniel Villeda is the 79th recipient of the prestigious Rotary Cup thatís 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.





De Queen wins 1st round in Kirby

The Leopards and Lady Leopards defeated the Dierks Outlaws and Lady Outlaws Saturday morning to advance to the semi-finals of the Kirby Tournament. Both teams will play Thursday evening in the second round.

De Queen All State/Conference Players Announced

All State-  Daniel Villeda 

All- Conference-  Drew Dykes 

                            Cirilo Resendiz 

                            Maurice Moore 

                             Hugo Martinez 

                        Logan Hall 

2nd Team All Conference- Hunter Earney

                                 Jesse Parker

                                    Brady Winship

                                             Leonardo Dominguez

                                   Tristan Snider




Friday night, the Ashdown Panthers scored the game winning touchdown with 37-seconds on the clock to advance to the second round of the state 4A playoffs with a 26-25 victory over the Stuttgart Ricebirds.

Ashdown started the game by taking the opening kickoff 80-yards for a touchdown, but missed the PAT. Stuttgart resounded by taking the ensuing kickoff in for a touchdown, but Ashdown blocked the PAT to keep the game tied at 6 after only 30-seconds ticked off the clock.

Stuttgart would score on their next possession by marching 68-yards in 13-plays to take a 13-6 lead.

Ashdown would cut to lead to one at the half when Jaden Hill would connect with Tashnick Bishop on a 44-yard touchdown pass, but the Ricebirds lead 13-12 at the half.

In the second half, the Ricebirds would extend their lead to 19-12 on a 67-yard touchdown pass.

Ashdown would take a one-point lead after Brandon Northcross scored on a 15-yard run and the 2-point conversion was converted with 10 minutes to play in the ballgame.

Stuttgart would re-take the lead with 3:27 to play on a 5-yard touchdown run by Je'rel Dabner, but Ashdown would respond by scoring on a 1-yard run by Hill with 37-seconds left in the game to give the Panthers the 26-25 victory.

Friday night, the Ashdown Panthers will travel to Prairie Grove to face the Tigers in the second round of the playoffs and you can catch all the action on your number one country 92.1 with Jim Pinson and Quinton Bagley.