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Sevier County 10U All-Star team

Our tournament  at
Ed Worrel Baseball Park in  Texarkana, AR starts this Friday, July17th. Our first game is at 6 p.m. against Lafayette County.

Pictured: Front: L-R  Zane Minton, Conner Smith, Eastan Patrick, Luke Vance, Brock Patterson, Tye Young
Back: L-R Finn Vance, Manuel Hernandez, Garrett Matthews, Trey Mason, Thomas Young, Landon Casey
Coaches: L-R  Joey Patrick, Adam Matthews, Jeff Smith


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De Queen Schools will be holding a basketball camp for all boys entering grades 4-9 at the Leopard Coliseum July 27th-30th from 9 am to 12 pm each day.

This will be a fundamental skills camp designed to teach and encourage the game of basketball to young men of all levels and abilities. We will have all kinds of games and competitions with an awards ceremony on the final day. each camper will receive a camp T- Shirt.

You can register Monday - Friday at the Leopard Coliseum from 1-4 pm or over the phone. Cost is $45 per camper and will be due on the first day of camp.

Contact Coach Beau Brickell at 501-538-7360 or Coach Richard Bell 870-582-1788 for more information or to register.  Registration form.



The De Queen School District will offer free physicals for any male or female athlete entering grades 7-12 of the 2015-2016 school year.

All male athletes in 7th-12th grade will have their physicals on Monday July 27th at 5 pm in the Basketball arena.

All female athletes entering grades 7th-12th will have their physicals on Tuesday, July 28th at 5 pm in the basketball arena.

We are asking families who have insurance that covers physicals to utilize that option. This will cut down on the congestion and expedite this process.

If you have any questions regarding physicals you may call the De Queen Administration office at 584-4312.



Front Row~ Codi Flowers, Carter Rivas, Ben Birtcher, Taylor Schmidt & Trey Pickett

Back Row~ Coach Mark Gross, Chase Gross, Mack Carver, Taylor Chavez, Chase Boyd, Chance Gross & Coach Dusty Schmidt.

Next stop....World Series in Aiken, South Carolina July 31st -August 5th.



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.



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. 



Mr. Stephen Sloan is pictured ordering his sixth state championship ring along with De Queen Leopards’ team members.




Submitted by Tammy Whatley




Duvan Ramirez Garcia is pictured heading the ball at Saturday’s game against Maumelle.  The state 5-A tournament was held at Hope.  The Leopards will play for the championship on Saturday.
Carlos Hernandez is pictured chesting the soccer ball in order to keep it away from a Vilonia player.  Vilonia was undefeated until they met the Leopards.

Submitted by Tammy Whatley


    The De Queen High School Lady Leopards’ softball team was defeated by Vilonia on Saturday, May 16.  A Vilonia player is pictured hitting the ball.  The Hot Springs Park has turf on the infield. A spew of water and dirt shot up when the softball hit the turf.  Jessica Williams is shown waiting for the pitch.  This game ended the chance of making the finals this coming Friday.

Submitted by Tammy Whatley




Hot Springs was never able to get over the hump and get over its troubles against De Queen on Friday, as the Leopards were able to hold on for the 7-5 conference victory.

In the top of the first, De Queen grabbed the early lead, 1-0. Tanner Lipsey singled to ignite the Leopards offense. A single by Stephen Miller then moved Lipsey from first to second. Hunter Earney singled, plating Lipsey.

De Queen stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the fourth, scoring three runs on an RBI single by Hunter Currence.

Lipsey racked up two RBIs on two hits for DeQueen. Tyler Shelton continued his hot streak at the plate going 3 for 4. Ethan Cook and Earney each finished with 2 singles and an RBI. Cyle Allen finished with 2 singles while Miller and Currence each had singles.

Kaden Tollett recorded the win for the Leopards. He allowed four runs over five innings, striking out six, walking three and giving up four hits. Freshman Brandon Hagood came in and once again picked up the save for the Leopards.

The Leopards will play their final home game of the season Monday at 4pm against the Watson Chapel Wildcats. Ten senior Leopards will be honored following the game.




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.



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 process. 

Debra McMaster was was tragically killed in June 2010 during the flood at the Albert Pike campgrounds. She was employed as a mathematics teacher at the Spring Hill School District. The Debra McMaster Scholarship softball tournament was formed to honor her legacy and to help fund a graduating senior to attend college.

Other scholarships recipients in our listening area included Stephanie Stuart of Dierks, Haley Kennedy of Murfreesboro, and Mallory Miller of De Queen.

by Jonathan Canaday




Congratulations to the Foreman Junior High Boys Track & Field   District Champs!  And to Coach John Hall, Track Coach of the Year



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.


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.


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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

Kobi Whitmore of De Queen placed second in the triple jump at the Collin Raye Relays on April 16.


Mac Lugo placed second in the pole vault competition at the Collin Raye Relays on April 16.  Lugo is pictured clearing the bar and pushing the pole away


Pedro Salazar won the pole vault event at the Collin Raye Relays on Thursday afternoon.  The three photos show Salazar’s form as he clears the bar.




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

#8 Brock Turner for the Gators tagging # 4 Tanner Lipsey for the out

# 26  Hunter Earney Leopard 3rd baseman tagging Gators #9 Wade Beasley for the out

Photos submitted by Abbye Turner




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.






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.



Foreman traveled to Wicks on Tuesday April 7 to take on Cossatot River. The Gators won 7-3.

Luke Henderson #1  winning pitcher


Brock Turner#8 with the throw down to Parker Smith #16 for the out at 1st


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’s Shelby Tipton pitched a complete game shutout Tuesday afternoon at the Ashdown City Park as the Panthers hosted the Horatio Lady Lions in a non-conference match-up.

Tipton struck out two, walked one and only allowed three hits in the 10-0 victory.

Horatio’s Dana Simmons struck out one, walked three and allowed 10 runs on 14 hits in the loss.

Allie Anderson led the Panthers at the plate. She went three for three and scored four runs.

Emily Mulholland went two for three with two RBIs and scored one run in the victory for Ashdown, while Jada Fricks went one for two with an RBI and she scored a run.

Taylor Gentry, Allie Marshall and Katelynn Gregory had Horatio’s three hits.

Ashdown improved to 4-6 on the season, while Horatio fell to 3-6.



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



 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.



   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.


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.






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