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26TH annual tri lakes big bas tournament postponed
Due to extremely high waters and continued rainfall, the 26th Annual Tri-Lakes Big Bass Festival scheduled for this Saturday, May 23rd, has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2015 at De Queen, Gillham and Dierks Lakes.
At De Queen and Gillham Lakes, campgrounds and boat ramps are closed.
In hosting the tournament, the fishermen’s safety is most important and tournament officials hope that by June 27th, water will be at a safe level.
This is only the second time in the 26 years of the tournament that the tournament has had to be rescheduled.
If an entry form has already been submitted, it will be good for the June 27th tournament.
The late entry date has been extended to June 26th.
The Tri-Lakes Big Bass Festival is hosted annually by the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce.
Click Here for entry form or call 870-584-3225 for more information.
DE QUEEN FENDS OFF HOT SPRINGS'S LATE PUSH, HOLDS ON 7-5
DE QUEEN LEOPARDS GET MORE HITS, BUT NOT MORE RUNS IN 5-4 LOSS TO WATSON CHAPEL
De Queen won the hit battle 7-5 on Monday, but couldn't push enough runs across to get the win, instead losing 5-4 in seven innings to Watson Chapel at De Queen.
Phillips got the win for Watson Chapel. He allowed four runs over seven innings. He struck out two, walked four and surrendered seven hits.
Watson Chapel was sparked by Jaylon Jackson and Jokobi Jackson, who teamed up for four hits and two RBIs.
Stephen Miller battled on the bump for the Leopards, pitching a complete game, walking five, striking out four, and scattering 7 hits.
Watson Chapel jumped out to an early lead with a run in the first. The Leopards matched its two-run third inning with two more in the sixth. In the third, De Queen scored on a two-run single by Ethan Cook, bringing home Tyler Shelton and Tanner Lipsey.
Watson Chapel didn't relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the fifth inning when it scored on a sacrifice fly by Phillips and an RBI triple by Frazier.
Watson Chapel tacked on two more runs in the top of the sixth. A sacrifice fly scored Pierce to start the scoring in the inning. That was followed up by Jackson's double, bringing home Dennis.
Shelton and Cook led the Leopards at the plate with two singles and an RBI each. Miller and Hunter Currence finished with a single and an RBI each. Kirkland Williams and Daniel Gilbert each had singles.
The Leopards are currently 11-11 on the year and 5-8 in conference. They will wrap up the 2015 baseball season with a road trip to White Hall on Friday. First pitch is at 4pm.
2015 Mc MASTER SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Nashville Scrapperette softball senior 2nd baseman Mattie
Jamison has received a $500 scholarship. Coach Paul Ernest says Jamison has
been selected as one of several recipients to receive a 2015 Debra McMaster
Scholarship. This is a one time scholarship that will be awarded during
Jamison's freshman year at college. Ernest says to qualify for the scholarship,
applicants must be in good academic standing and go through an interview
by Jonathan Canaday
JR HIGH DISTRICT TRACK CHAMPS
Congratulations to the Foreman Junior High Boys Track & Field District Champs! And to Coach John Hall, Track Coach of the Year
COCA COLA RELAYS
Arkansas High won the Coca-Cola Relays held Tuesday 4/21 at Nashville. De Queen placed second in both the girls and boys events. The Scrappers placed third and Broken Bow placed third in the girls portion of the meet.
DE QUEEN LEOPARDS DEFEAT HOPE 3-1
Hunter Earney went 1-3 as De Queen Leopards took home a 3-1 victory over Hope in seven innings at Hope on Tuesday.
He doubled in the first inning.
Kaden Tollett struck out seven, paving the way for the Leopard win. Tollett allowed no earned runs on four hits and two walks over seven innings.
Caple took the loss for Hope. He pitched a complete game, walked four, struck out eight, and allowed three runs.
De Queen never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring two runs on an RBI double by Hunter Earney.
The first inning saw Hope score its only run on the day on an RBI single by Sharp.
Next up for the Leopards is a home game Friday against Watson Chapel. First pitch is at 4pm.
DEDICATION OF NEW HORATIO LIONS BASEBALL SCOREBOARD
Dedication of the new Horatio High School Baseball Scoreboard was held Thursday, April 16, 2015 prior to the start of the Dierks Outlaws vs. Horatio Lions Game
Area businesses and organizations who provided funding for the new Scoreboard at Lane Field were recognized as a contributor, and a representative was allowed to throw out a ceremonial 1st pitch.
The Horatio High School Lions Baseball team expressed their thanks stating, "We are very grateful for your contribution toward the purchase of our scoreboard and appreciative of your support throughout the years. Thank you!"
Pictured are-Left to Right: Horatio Lions Baseball Coach- Lance Spigner; CCCUA - Alisha Lewis; Annual Devoe Bollinger, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament- Charlotte Izzo; Horatio State Bank- C.E. “Ned” Hendrix III, Liz Hendrix Trimble, Todd Trimble; not pictured- Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Nashville.
Collin Raye Relays in De Queen
DE QUEEN LADY LEOPARDS DEFEAT LAKESIDE LADY RAMS
Lady Leopards moved 2 games ahead of the Lakeside Lady Rams Friday night!! It was also the last home match for the season and senior night!!
The Lady Leopards were down 1-0 at half time and battles back to take the win 3-1!! Loida Carranza picked up the tying goal early in the second half and found the net quickly for the go ahead goal and senior Yanet Marrufo found the net for the game winner with 5 minutes remaining in the match.
As a coach, I've learned you can't coach heart!! These Lady Leopards have a ton of heart.
With 3 matches remaining and all on the road, the Lady Leopards need to win at least 2 to assure themselves the 5a South Conference championship.
Lady Leopards are off till next week and will enjoy a little rest.
De Queen Leopards vs Foreman Gators
Leopards defeated the Gators 21 7
Photos submitted by Abbye Turner
DE QUEEN LADY LEOPARDS OVERCOME WHITE HALL
The De Queen Lady Leopards improved to 10-2 on the season and 7-0 in conference with a 7-6 victory over the White Hall Lady Bulldogs Friday night in 5A South Conference action and Head Coach Tracy Nealy explained the game came down to a play at the plate.
Hanna Murry replaced Josie Vaught in the circle for the Lady Leopards in the fifth inning to claim the win after giving up no runs on two hits.
Reisa Bakenhus led De Queen at the plate by going two for two and driving in three runs.
Coach Nealy explained the second half of the season starts Tuesday at Camden Fairview and the Lady Leopards will get everyone’s best punch from now to the end of the season.
Jacovis Davis will have the play-by-play from Camden on 102.1 The Good Path, Tuesday at 4 p.m.
DE QUEEN LEOPARDS DEFEAT WHITE HALL 5-4
Friday night, the De Queen Leopards rebounded from two consecutive conference loses to defeat the White Hall Bulldogs 5-4. Head Coach Beau McCastlain said Friday’s victory was a team effort.
Coach McCastlain said the Leopards could make up some ground in the conference with two games against Camden Fairview.
Saturday afternoon, the Leopards defeated the Foreman Gators 21-7.
De Queen is 7-6 overall and 3-3 in conference.
FORMAN GATORS GET A WIN
Foreman traveled to Wicks on Tuesday April 7 to take on Cossatot River. The Gators won 7-3.
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
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)