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First of all I want to thank everyone who keeps the KDQN website updated and not making me wait to find out what is going on at home. My name is Manuel Cisneros I am in the United States Navy I graduated high school this year and I am already on my first deployment right now my ship the USS NIMITZ and we are in the Persian Gulf and well knowing that I have a way to know what is going on at home is great I love Leopard football I didnít miss a single game while I was in high school, but anyways thank you all...!"



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I would like to thank all the athletes who attended the Triple Threat Basketball Camp this year and for the parents trusting us with your children. Also a big thank you to all the local sponsors who support us and allow us to keep putting on a great camp for these future stars.

Check out the photos below, the award winners, the shirts and balls the sponsors help provide. Thank you for another great year. Next year will be the 20th year for this camp. It's hard to believe but I hope it's even bigger and better. -Coach Barker






Football practices began Monday morning for the De Queen Leopards and the Horatio Lions. Coach Justin Kramer's Leopards plan to practice from 8 till Noon daily. Meanwhile, Lions Coach David Bennett says his club will work out for 90 minutes starting at 8 am...take a 30 min break...and then practice for another hour-and-a-half.


De Queen hosts Bauxite in a preseason scrimmage on Tuesday, August 23rd. the Leopards open up the season by hosting Mena on September 2nd. The Lions scrimmage Western Yell County on Friday, August 26th, before opening up at home against the Dierks Outlaws on September 2nd.
















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. Sheís 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.



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.