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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.



Ashdown 9th Grade boys defeated Prescott 51-29 in the Nashville Tournament Thursday, November 19th..  Ashdown advances to the finals which will be Saturday, November 21st at 7:15 in Nashville

Ashdown 9th Grade girls lost  42-13 to Caddo Hills



“After the two teams combined for 41 points in the game’s first ten minutes as De Queen led 21-20 over White Hall, the pace settled down and the Leopards pulled away for a 41-20 victory on Senior Night at Leopard Stadium Friday.
De Queen committed their only turnover of the night on their first play from scrimmage on a fumbled lateral. White Hall punched it in from 18 yards out to take a 7-0 lead. After a Cirilo Resendiz 45 yard run pulled the Leopards to within 7-6, the Bulldogs’ Garrett Blaylock returned the ensuing kick-off 98 yards to extend the lead to 14-6. A 25 yard scoring run by Daniel Villeda and a two point conversion pass from Drew Dykes to Villeda pulled the Leopards into a 14-14 tie. White Hall regained the lead at 20-14 on a 45 yard run by Tyler Moss. The Leopards responded with a 62 yard touchdown pass from Dykes to Hunter Earney. Leonardo Dominguez’s extra point gave the Leopards a lead they would never relinquish at 21-20, wrapping up a wild opening ten minutes.

The Leopards outscored the Bulldogs 20-0 the rest of the night on a 41 yard run by Cody Stephens, and on short runs by Villeda…. covering two and three yards. White Hall couldn’t overcome 14 penalties and four turnovers.
Michael Quntana and Darius Grant had fumble recoveries. Dominguez had an interception, and Logan Hall picked off his sixth pass of the season.

The “Senior Running Back By Committee” worked well for De Queen as Resendiz, Stephens, and Villeda combined for 27 carries good for 175 yards and five touchdowns.

The Leopards win their final two games, and finish the season at 4-6, a significant improvement over a 1-9 campaign in 2014.”






Several high school football games will be held Thursday, November 5 instead of on Friday, including some local games. The Dierks Outlaws will travel to Murfreesboro on Thursday for the final regular season game. The winner of that game will advance to the playoffs as the fourth seed from class 7-2A. Dierks defeated Spring Hill last week, while the the Rattlers have won their last three games. Dierks Head Coach David Bennet Says the Outlaws will need to avoid turnovers and watch for the speed of Murfreesboro.

"They are big up front, they probably have more size on both their offense and defensive line than what we have. The Linebackers run to the ball really well. With the threat of weather and playing at their place, we need to play really well and avoid turnovers."

Coach Bennet says the game is a big rivalry and he hopes that his team can meet the challenge.

"This game is a big game for us, as far as seeding in the playoffs."

On the home side of the field will be Murfreesboro and Head Coach Jeff Jones hopes to continue the three game winning streak and win a trip to the playoffs.

"They have a big tailback with Trendin McKinney, fullback Adams, and quality receivers. They present a lot of different alignments and formations. We will need to be sound in our blocking schemes. The playoff seeding adds a little incentive, it is a big ball game."

You can listen to Thursday's game between Dierks and Murfreesboro on the sports authority 105.5 FM and online at Other games Thursday will include Spring Hill at Mineral Springs, Foreman at Gurdon, Mount Ida at Lafayette County, Prescott at Jessieville, Horatio at Haskell Harmony Grove, and Centerpoint is at Bismarck.



De Queen Defeats Hope


"The De Queen Junior High Cubs scored ten points with no time on the clock to end the first half to take a 42-12 lead, and they cruised to a 42-26 season-ending victory Tuesday night in Hope. The Cubs appeared content to take a 32-12 lead into the locker room at intermission. However, the Cubs tackled the Hope quarterback in the end zone for a safety as time expired. Then, the Cubs were awarded a free kick with no time on the clock before the first half concluded. Marquez Ester returned that free kick 57 yards for a touchdown, and the two point conversion quickly expanded the Cubs lead to 42-12. Hope scored twice in the second half to make the final score 42-26. Adrian Mendoza and quarterback Mack Carver had big first halves for De Queen. Carver had a couple of touchdown passes, and Mendoza added scoring runs. With the victory, the Cubs finish the season with a winning record at 5-4. The De Queen 8th graders also defeated Hope in the preliminary contest 26-6."




"We had THIRTEEN contestants submit perfect entries in Week Nine of Pigskin Pickem! They include: John Chambers, Cheryl Huston, Mike Parks, David Ricker, Antonio Ugarte, J.P. Johnson, Mark Mabry, Sonny Kimmel, Tawana Ricker, Phil Johnson, Fern Smith, Caleb Spradlin, and Amanda Kimmel. So we go to the Arkansas tie-breaker score to determine our winner. The Hogs whipped U.T.-Martin 63-28 Saturday in Fayetteville. Phil Johnson predicted a final score of 52-24, missing by only 15 points! So Phil Johnson wins the $100 cash prize for Week Nine!

 Week Ten play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Ten include: Florida State at Clemson, L.S.U. at Alabama, T.C.U. at Oklahoma State, and the Philadelphia Eagles visiting Dallas. Pick up a Week Ten play sheet from one of our participating sponsors, circle your winners, don't forget to list your Arkansas - Ole Miss tie-breaker score, and turn in your entry form at the radio station by 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pickem!"




 Hot Springs 22 DE Queen Cubs 6


All the scoring came in the first half in Hot Springs as the Junior Trojans defeated the Cubs 22-6 Thursday night. The only Cubs score came on a quarterback keeper by Mack Carver in the first half to cut the Hot Springs lead to 14-6. But Hot Springs returned the ensuing kick-off for a touchdown to take a 22-6 halftime lead. The Cubs took the second half kickoff and drove to the Hot Springs five yard line before stalling on downs. Hot Springs ran out the clock to preserve the 22-6 victory. The Cubs, now 4-4, closes out the season Tuesday night in Hope.



Pigskin Pickem' Week #8

"In Week Eight of Pigskin Pickem, we had one contestant who nailed all ten contests perfectly! Congratulations to Chrysti Keener for submitting the only perfect entry in Week Eight. For her efforts, Chrysti receives the $100 cash prize! The most missed contest in Week Eight was Florida State at Georgia Tech.

Week Nine play sheets are now available at Participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Nine include: Florida versus Georgia, Ole Miss at Auburn, De Queen at Magnolia, Fountain Lake at Mena, and the Seattle Seahawks at Dallas. There is one mistake on the Week Nine set of contests: Oklahoma does not travel to Texas Tech this week. Actually, it's Oklahoma State that visits Lubbock. We won't count that one this week. You get a freebie! We apologize for that inconvenience. Pick up a play sheet at a participating sponsor location, circle your winners, don't forget to predict the Arkansas - Tennessee-Martin tie-breaker score, and turn your sheet into the radio station by noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pickem!"



Tour de Queen

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce is once again inviting bicyclists from across the region to participate in the annual Tour de Queen Bike Ride that has been rescheduled to Saturday November 7th, 2015.

Riders will be able to choose routes of various lengths, including 15 miles, 25 miles, 36 miles and 47 miles. The routes will take riders through scenic areas around De Queen, including Chapel Hill and De Queen Lake. Volunteers will be at various locations along the route to mark turn-around points and rest stops.

Residents who live along the bike route are asked to keep their dogs in a fence or on a leash until the event is finished.

The ride will begin in front of the De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce office on 315 W. Stilwell Ave. in De Queen. The race will begin at 8 a.m.

Online registration is available on by searching for Tour de Queen or by clicking here. Pre-registration is $25 and on-site registration is $30.

Registration must be completed by Wednesday November 4th, 2015 for the rider to receive an event t-shirt. Please indicate size (adult only: small, medium, large, XL and XXL). No awards will be given and this is not a timed race. All riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and all riders must wear a helmet. Event will go on rain or shine.

Please make check payable to: DQSCCC. Mail to:
Tour de Queen c/o De Queen Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 67, De Queen, AR 71832

Registration forms can also be picked up locally at The De Queen Bee, the KDQN studio, Bear State Bank, First State Bank and De Queen City Hall. Please drop off completed forms at The De Queen Bee office on 404 W. De Queen Avenue or mail to Tour de Queen, P.O. Box 67, De Queen, AR 71832.

For more information, call Patrick Massey at (870) 582-5746 or email







The Ashdown High School will be celebrating Homecoming on Friday, October 30th. Coronation will begin at 6 p.m. in the Dick Hays Stadium.  Pictured are the 2015 AHS Senior Homecoming Maids:

Girls seated top row left to right-Meghan Brown, Kennedy Cook, Madison Swilley, Shacoya Poole, Kenya Lewis Bottom row left to right- Jaylonia Cook, Brinlee Ward, Savanna Woods, Melissa Stanton, Lauren Cullen, Kinley Wright, Emily Hulen.


2015 Ashdown High School Senior Football Players

Front row left to right--Trey Northcross, JT Northcross, Austin Marshall, James Eggleston, Cameron Solomon, Kirkland Threadgill, Chris Alexander, Back row left to right- Brandon Northcross, Ty Cobb, Jared Erwin, Erik Dorse, Zane Frost, Andy Daniels, Jammie Cush

Not Pictured- Sidney Young



The De Queen Cubs and the De Queen 8th graders won a pair of games on the road Thursday night (10/23) in Malvern.

The Cubs rushed for over 300 yards enroute to a 36-14 victory. Adrian Mendoza paced the Cubs with 20 carries for 151 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Mack Carver rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Marquez Ester had two carries for 67 yards and a score.

The De Queen 8th graders defeated Malvern 32-22.

The Cubs travel to Hot Springs next Thursday night.


De Queen Lady Leopards 5A South Conference Champions

All Conference Performers

Seleni Rojas, Martha Mosqueda, Savanah Nickerson, Crystal Alarcon, Jennifer Chavez, Johana Martinez, Pamela Delgado, Erika Zamora, Diana Ramirez, and Yritza Martinez.


De Queen Leopards 5A South Conference Runner Up

All Conference Performers

Michael Lerma, Hector Hernandez, Jose Maya, Gustavo Arce, Kaden Tollett, Corey Ousse, and Edgar Espinoza.




“Camden Fairview’s dynamic duo of Kimonte Wilson and D.J. Franklin combined on 10 carries for 347 yards and five touchdowns as the Cardinals rode the big plays to a 41-21 victory over De Queen Friday night in Leopard Stadium.
Wilson scored on runs of 94, 55, and seven yards. Franklin had 88 and 80 yard scoring runs.
After the Leopards tied the game at seven midway through the opening quarter on a 21 yard pass from Drew Dykes to Maurice Moore, the Cardinals rolled off 34 unanswered points to take a 41-7 lead on the first play of the fourth quarter. The Leopards refused to quit. They blocked the extra point attempt to prevent the Sportsmanship Rule from being invoked. Then the Leopards put together an 88 yard drive and a 72 yard drive in the fourth quarter to make the final score respectable. The scores came on a 13 yard pass and then on an 11 yard scoring pass - both from Dykes to Brady Winship.
Dykes, our McDonalds Offensive Player of the Game, completed 20 of 34 for 218 yards and three touchdowns. Winship had six receptions for 104 yards and two scores. Moore had six catches for 76 yards and a touchdown. Daniel Villeda rushed for 100 yards on 14 carries. Leonardo Dominguez, our Ranch House Café Defensive Player of the Game, led the tackle charts. The Leopards defense had fumble recoveries from Hunter Earney and Sedrick Bell. The Leopards secondary had two interceptions from Earney and Winship.
The Leopards, now 2-5 on the year and 1-3 in the 5A-South Conference, host the league-leading Hot Springs Lakeside Rams Friday night at 7:00.


Thursday night sports results:

Southeast Oklahoma football:

Poteau 50        Broken Bow 8
Idabel 43    Spiro 14
Coalgate 44    Valliant 8

4A State Softball Tournament:

The Broken Bow Lady Savages fell to the defending state champs, Newcastle, Thursday evening at the Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City by the score of 2-1.

The Lady Savages’ end the season with a 36-5 record.



Tri-County Relay for Life Zombie 2 Miler Run/Walk 10/31

Tri-County Relay for Life Zombie 2 Miler Run/Walk will be held in Downtown Glenwood on Saturday, October 31st starting at 8:00 p.m. following Glenwood Trunk or Treat.

Entry Fee thru October 23rd $20.00 & after October 23rd/Race Day $25.00

Day of Race Registration & T-Shirt/Bib Pick-Up will be at the Glenwood City Hall between 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Awards will be presented to the 3 in each category: Male/Female Runners & Walkers, Age Division, & Best Dressed
Proceeds go to Tri-County Relay for Life (the American Cancer Society)

Go check out our "Relay for Life of Tri-County, AR" Facebook page for more details  please contact Lisa Simpson at 870-356-9176. For an entry form
click here.

Horatio Homecoming   Friday, October 16th vs Bismarck


 Back row: Raya Lemons (junior maid), Delfina Martinez (sophomore maid), McKenna Caudle (flower girl), Ashton Alexander (sophomore maid), Laney Baker (junior maid)

Front Row:  Alexi Gonzalez (senior maid), Allie Marshall (senior maid), Krissy Jeanes (senior maid), Queen Cassady Sharp, Stephanie Rivas (senior maid), Ellye Jones (senior maid)
Ayden Middleton (football bearer0, Annabelle Bright (crown bearer)


“The De Queen Leopards invoked the Sportmanship Rule three minutes into the second half and went on to stun the defending conference champs 42-7 Friday night at Joe Reese Memorial Stadium on the campus of Hot Springs High School.
The Leopards scored 21 unanswered points in the last 3:38 of the first half to take a 28-0 lead into the locker room. De Queen grabbed the momentum as Drew Dykes capped an eight play 99 yard drive with a 22 yard scoring run with 3:38 to go in the half. Logan Hall picked off a Trojan pass, and the Leopards moved 41 yards in four plays to increase the lead to 21-0 with 53 seconds to go in the half, on a ten yard run by Cirilo Resendiz. On the ensuing kick-off, Hot Springs fumbled at their ten, and Junior Rojas scooped and scored with 44 seconds in the half to cap the flurry.
Resendiz extended the lead to 35-0 with nine minutes to go in the third quarter to invoke the mercy rule. Resendiz capped the Leopards scoring with a 53 yard scoring run midway through the third quarter. Reserves logged the bulk of the playing time the rest of the way.
Resendiz, our McDonalds Offensive Player of the Game, had 11 carries for 169 yards, and four touchdowns. Dykes completed nine of ten for 122 yards, and rushed for another 38 yards and a score – all in the first half. Leonardo Dominguez hit all six P.A.T.’s. Logan Hall, our Ranch House Café Defensive Player of the Game, intercepted two passes. He has four picks on the season.
Afterward, Shane Haarmeyer caught up with Leopards Coach Justin Kramer to get his thoughts on the victory.
“The Leopards improve to 2-4 on the year, and 1-2 in 7-4A Conference play. De Queen can take a huge step toward a play-off berth as they host Camden Fairview Friday at Leopard Stadium.”



                                         ASHDOWN DEFEATS MALVERN 20-14

Friday night, the Ashdown Panthers defeated the Malvern Leopards for the first time in 6 years and Head Coach Matt Richardson said he was proud of his team's effort.

Ashdown took their first possession 79 yards on 14 plays and quarterback Jaden Hill scored on a 1-yard dive to put the Panthers up 6-0.

Malvern, however, responded by scoring on their next possession to take a 7-6 lead with 4:17 to play in the first quarter when Amari Reed caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from Trace Collie.

But, Ashdown would take a 7-point lead into the locker room when Hill connected with Brandon Northcross on an 11-yard crossing pattern. The two-point conversion was good and the Panthers led 14-7 at the half.

Malvern would tie the game with 2:12 to play in the game on a 2-yard run by Devin Shaw, but Ashdown would re-take the lead with 17-seconds remaining the game on a 13-yard run by Tre Green.

Malvern got one attempt to win the game with no time on the clock when a penalty was called on the Panthers kick-off team, but Montric Brown sealed the win with his second interception of the game.

This week the Panthers travel to Nashville with the conference title on the line. Join, Jim Pinson and Quinton Bagley from Scrapper Stadium on Your Number Country 92.1.



5A South Conference Tennis Tournament


De Queen tennis teams traveled to Hot Springs Lakeside for the 5a south conference tennis tournament Tuesday Oct 6!
The Lady Leopards finished runner ups to conference champ lakeside!! 

Makyla Jackson and Sydney Sneed took advantage of their first round bye and made it to the semifinal match in girls doubles!  By making it to the semis and having a final four finish, Jackson and Sneed qualified for the state tennis tournament Oct 19-20 in little rock!!  Fantastic finish for the newcomers!!!

Of the 4 matches on the lady's side the Lady Leopards had 3 move on to the second round! Another first year doubles team
Martha Mosqueda and Stephanie Zavala made it out of the first round before falling to Magnolia!  Newcomer Carli Sneed advanced out of first round before falling to eventual conference champ lakeside!

The Leopards were not as fortunate!  The Leopards finished 5th in conference! Leopards had 3 out of 4 advance out of first round before all were knocked out in the second round!!  Great tennis this year!!





Recognizing one of the most impressive groups of scholar-athletes in the history of college football, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) located in Irving, Texas proudly announced (9/24/15) the 135 semifinalists for the 2015 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments® which recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.

The NFF will announce 15 finalists on Oct. 29, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship presented by Fidelity Investments. The finalists will travel to New York City for the 58th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 8, where their accomplishments will be highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports.
At the event, one member of the class will be declared the winner of the 26th William V. Campbell Trophy and have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000.

Nominated by their schools, which are limited to one nominee each, candidates for the awards must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship.

This is the 56th year for the NFF National scholar-Athlete program. The 135 nominees have an Average GPA of 3.60 with 52 nominees having a 3.7 GPA or better. 83 are Team Captains, 59 all-Conference Picks, 24 Academic All America selections with 8 American selections. Representing Division II from Southern Arkansas University is De Queen alumni John Lee Miller.





"In another weekend packed with football upsets, we had ONE contestant who only missed ONE game. Donnie Harris picked nine out of ten games correctly, missing only the Ole Miss/Florida contest. For his efforts, Donnie Harris wins $100 in Week Five of Pigskin Pick 'em!

Week Six play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in week six include: Georgia Tech at Clemson, Oklahoma versus Texas in the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl, Georgia visits Tennessee, and the Dallas Cowboys host New England. Pick up your play sheet at a participating sponsor, circle your winners in week six, don't forget to predict the Arkansas-Alabama tie-breaker score, and drop it by our studios before 12 noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!"





   “After the Leopards took a 7-0 lead early, Watson Chapel scored 27 unanswered points on their way to a 37-14 victory to spoil homecoming in De Queen Friday night.

    After De Queen’s Bryan Feragrino, our Ranch House Café Defensive Player of the Game, intercepted a Wildcat pass at the De Queen 36 yard line, the Leopards scored two plays later on a one yard plunge by Daniel Villeda just 93 seconds into the ballgame. The score was set up by a 61 yard run by Cirilo Resendiz, our McDonalds Offensive Player of the Game.

     Watson Chapel scored 27 unanswered points to take a 27-7 lead at the half. The Wildcats Sophomore Quarterback Jacobi Jackson threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns. He rushed for 50 yards and a score.

      The Leopards took the second half kick-off and marched 65 yards in 11 plays. The score came on a ten yard pass from Drew Dykes to Brady Winship.

       The Wildcats wrapped up the scoring with a touchdown and a 32 yard field goal to make the final: Watson Chapel 37 De Queen 14.

       Resendiz rushed for 112 yards on 12 carries. Dykes completed 18 of 28 for 137 yards. Hunter Earney had seven catches for 35 yards. Winship had six receptions for 58 yards. Maurice Moore had four grabs for 41 yards.

        The Leopards, now 1-4 and 0-2 in 5A-South Conference play, travel to Hot Springs Friday night. The Trojans are also 0-2 in the league.”




Cubs Fall to Texarkana

The DE Queen Cubs dropped a 27-8 decision Thursday night to the Junior Hogs of Arkansas High. The Cubs took an 8-6 lead on the first play of the second quarter after a 64 yard drive in 14 plays. The touchdown came on an one yard run by Adrian Mendoza. Quarterback Mack Carver carried in the two point conversion run for the Cubs. But five turnovers doomed DE Queen the rest of the way. Texarkana led 14-8 at the half and cruises to the 27-8 victory. The Cubs, now 2-3 on the season, travel to Mena next Thursday night. The Cubs defeated Mena at Leopard Stadium earlier this season. The 8th grade contest between the two schools begins at 5:30.




De Queen tennis team traveled to Nashville Tuesday night:


Lady Leopard tennis picked up three wins on the night while the doubles teams fell!!  Junior Kim Cordero  won her match 6-2 against Klair Howard, junior Carli Sneed won  against Makenzie Morphew, Carli had to come from behind, she was down 2 games at one point and battled back to win 7-5!  And senior Abbi Florez saw her first action as a singles player and won her match 6-2!!  Great night for the Lady Leopard singles!!!
On the boys side there were four matches on the night and the boys split with Nashville!!  Senior David Cisneros won two matches on the night winning 6-0 in his first and 6-3 in the second match!!
Nashville was a good tune up for the Leopards and Lady Leopards going into conference tournament action next Tuesday in Hot Springs, Nashville won their district last year and had several returners from that team!!
Still some things to get better at before the conference tournament!!
Very proud of the improvement!!








   “The De Queen Leopards punched the Hope Bobcats in the mouth early with two quick scores in the game’s first five minutes. But the Leopards then commited five turnovers and fell to the Bobcats 38-21 in the 5A-South Conference opener.

     The Leopards drew first blood on a ten yard scoring strike from Drew Dykes to Brady Winship with 8:08 to go in the opening quarter. After a Hope fumble was recovered by Ranferi Martinez at the Bobcat 41, Cody Stephens raced 41 yards to give the Leopards a 14-0 lead just over four minutes into the contest.

     Then, Hope settled down to score 31 unanswered points to take a 31-14 lead midway through the third quarter.

     The Leopards tallied again on a ten yard run by Cirilo Resendiz late in the third quarter to cut the Hope lead to 31-21. The Bobcats then put together an 82 yard drive in the fourth quarter to make the final score: Hope 38 De Queen 21.

      Cirilo Resendiz, our McDonalds Offensive Player of the Game, rushed for 57 yards on ten carries and a touchdown. Resendiz and Spencer Bowens had fumble recoveries. Hunter Earney had his second interception of the season for the Leopards. Leonardo Dominguez, our Ranch House Café Defensive Player of the Game, led the tackle charts.

      Stephens led the Leopards in rushing with 87 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown. Dykes threw for 109 yards and a score. Winship led the Leopard receivers with three catches for 45 yards and a touchdown.

      For Hope, Quarterback Austin Stubber was 30 of 46 for 382 yards and three touchdowns. Stubber also scored two touchdowns on one yard quarterback sneaks.

       The Leopards, now 1-3, host Watson Chapel for Homecoming Friday night at 7:00. Queen Kylie Bowens and her court will be presented at 6:30 at Leopard Stadium.



 Friday night, the Ashdown Panthers improved to 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in conference with a 26-7 victory over the Mena Bearcats.
 Defensively, the Panthers held the Bearcats to 141 total yards and 1 touchdown and linebacker Tre Green gave the Panthers an early lead by returning an interception for a touchdown at 8:56 in the first quarter.
 In the second half, Green scored on an 18-yard touchdown scamper with 6:07 remaining in the third quarter. About 4 minutes later, fullback Kirkland Threadgill ran for a 55-yard touchdown to put the Panthers up 20-0 going into the fourth.
 Mena cut the lead to 20-7 when Justin Dean capped off an 11 play, 61-yard scoring drive with a 6-yard run with 9:47 to play in the fourth quarter.Ashdown responded on a 1-yard touchdown run by quarterback Jaden Hill.
 This Friday, the Panthers will host the Bauxite Miners at Dick Hayes Stadium at 7 p.m




Cubs Fall To Magnolia

"The Magnolia junior Panthers defeated De Queen's junior high Cubs 25-10 Thursday night. The Panthers capitalized on big plays to take an 18-0 halftime lead. Magnolia's scores came on an interception return, a 55 yard punt return, and a 70 yard touchdown run.  Magnolia extended the lead to 25-0 late in the third quarter on a 55 yard scoring run. Then the De Queen Cubs came to life. Adrian Mendoza scored on a six yard touchdown run, that was set up by a 49 yard run from scrimmage by Brady Ramirez. Quarterback Mack Carver carried in the two point conversion to cut the Magnolia lead to 25-8. On the ensuing kick-off, De Queen tackled the Panther return man in the end zone for a two point safety to cut the Magnolia lead to 25-10. Following the free kick, De Queen drove to the Magnolia 15 yard line. However, an interception sealed the victory for the Junior Panthers. Final score: Magnolia 25 De Queen 10. De Queen, now 2-2 on the season, hosts the Arkansas High junior high squad from Texarkana next Thursday night."






It was a weekend packed with upsets! Most of our entries missed more games than they picked correctly! However, we did have TWO contestants who missed only TWO games. They were Sarah Spradlin and Howard Davis. So we go to the Arkansas - Texas Tech tie-breaker score from Saturday. The Red Raiders defeated the Hogs 35-24. Howard Davis correctly picked Texas Tech, and claims the $100 prize for week three!

Week Four play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Four include: Mississippi State at Auburn, Tennessee at Florida, Oklahoma State at Texas, and the Atlanta Falcons at Dallas. Pick up a play sheet from a participating sponsor, circle your winners, don't forget to predict an Arkansas-Texas A & M tie-breaker score, drop it off at our offices by noon on Friday, and GOOD LUCK from Pigskin Pick 'em!





The De Queen High School Student Council announces the 2015 DHS Homecoming Court. The De Queen Leopards Football team will be playing their homecoming game against Watson Chapel High School on October 2, 2015. Homecoming festivities begin with a Homecoming Parade themed "Once a Leopard Always a Leopard” downtown at 1:15 p.m. The parade will continue to the High School at approximately 1:45 p.m. An afternoon ceremony and pep rally will begin at 2:15 p.m. in the De Queen High School Coliseum. Evening Homecoming ceremonies will begin at 6:30 pm at Leopard Stadium and the game will follow at 7:00 p.m.

Front row: (left to right) Soph. Maid Jessica Williams, Soph. Maid Bradi Young, Queen Kylie Bowens, Jr. Maid Patricia Martinez, Jr. Maid Miriam Rodriguez

 2nd row: (left to right) Sr. Maid Susy Balderas, Sr. Maid Erykah Boehler, Sr. Maid Krishna Patel, Sr. Maid Stephanie Bell, Sr. Maid Danielle Duggan

3rd row: Sr. Maid Destiny Kimmel, Sr. Maid Tara Montgomery, Sr. Maid Caitlyn Oglesby, Sr. Maid Anna Grace Cauley, Sr. Maid Elizabeth Velazquez, Sr. Maid Jessica Rogers

4th row: Sr. Maid Kai Smith, Sr. Maid Tyler Smith, Sr. Maid Cecily Tun, Sr. Maid Kendall Wood 


Crown Bearer Ellis Anne Lynch and Football Bearer Tyson Clay





Foreman High School is proud to announce the 2015 Homecoming Court with King Jay Reich & Queen MacKenzie Kennedy.
  The Homecoming Coronation will be held Friday, September 25th at 2:00 pm in the Foreman Gymnasium.  Evening Ceremonies will be at 6:00 pm at Foreman Memorial Stadium parade to immediately follow. There will be a school-wide pep rally at 9:40 am.

  Any person or group interested in having a car or float in the parade please contact Kamille Davis 903-277-4038

SHOWN ABOVE - Front row: RJ Butler, Caroline Beasley, Carsye Young, MacKenzie Kennedy, Jay Reich, Eli Long, Holland Cross, Derreck Magby.   Middle row: Reina Anderson, Amy Elkins, Katelyn Combs, Ashley Berton, Myranda Gross   Back row: Brock Miller, Taylor Carver, Cass Lindsey, Thomas Derrick, Jordan Whisenhunt   







“The 4.36 speed of Ashdown’s Brandon Northcross kept the Panthers in the game until the Offense could get started, and the Panthers won the 71st meeting between the two schools 28-19 Friday night at Dick Hays Stadium.
De Queen dominated defensively in the first half, holding the Panthers to just 17 yards in total offense and no first downs. However, the two teams went into their locker rooms tied 6-6 because of a 100 yard interception return for a touchdown with 0:45 seconds to go in the half. The Leopard score came on a one yard plunge by Daniel Villeda to cap a 19 yard drive following a fumble recovery by the Leopards Hunter Earney on Ashdown’s first play from scrimmage.
Northcross put the Panthers ahead for good midway through the third quarter on a 55 yard punt return. Then Panthers sophomore quarterback Jaden Hill hooked up with Cameron Solomon on a ten yard touchdown pass and a two point conversion pass to put the Panthers up 20-6.
The Leopards scored on a 65 yard run by Cirilo Resendiz to cut the lead to 20-13.
The Panthers responded on a 25 yard run by Kirkland Threadgill. Hill hit Bryson Haskins on a two point pass to extend the Ashdown lead to 28-13.
The Leopards tallied with 2:19 to play on a four yard pass from Drew Dykes to Maurice Moore. But the extra point was blocked, making the final score: Ashdown 28 De Queen 19.
De Queen outgained Ashdown 304 yards to 170, but the Northcross big plays were too much to overcome. Hunter Earney had nine catches for 67 yards for the Leopards. Drew Dykes threw for 163 yards and a score. Kirkland Threadgill led the Panthers with 62 yards rushing.
Ashdown, 2-1 on the season, opens up 7-4A Conference play Friday at Mena. De Queen, 1-2 on the year, opens up 5A-South Conference action Friday at Hope."




Cubs Pull Out Victory in Camden


"Camden Fairview scored on a ten yard pass with 0:33 seconds to play to take a 13-8 lead, and it looked like it was over. However, De Queen's Marquez Ester returned the ensuing kick-off 85 yards for a touchdown, and the De Queen Junior High Cubs pulled out a 16-13 victory in Thursday night junior high action on the road in Camden. The Cubs led 8-6 at the half. The two teams didn't put any points on the board in the second half until that final 0:33 second flurry. The De Queen Junior High Cubs improve to 2-1 on the season, and will host Magnolia next Thursday night at Leopard Stadium. In a preliminary 8th grade contest, De Queen defeated Camden Fairview's 8th graders 30-16 to claim their first victory of the season."





"We had one ALMOST perfect entry in Week two of the Pigskin Pick 'em contest. Kenneth Copelin got nine of the ten games just missing the Arkansas game. For his efforts, Kenneth Copelin receives $100 for Week two of PigSkin Pick 'Em!

Week Three play sheets are now available in sponsor locations. Big games in Week Three include: Auburn at LSU, Ole Miss at Alabama, and three NFL contests. (Including the Cowboys and Eagles) Pick up a play sheet from one of our sponsor locations, circle your winners, don't forget to predict the Arkansas-Texas Tech tie-breaker score, and drop it by the radio station before noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!"







The De Queen High School marching band played at the beat Nashville pep rally.  The student body and the cheerleaders supported the Leopards.  De Queen High School alumni announced this year’s homecoming court.







  The defenses ruled in the first half Friday night as the Scrappers took a 6-0 lead into the locker room at the half. The only score came on a defensive touchdown, as Nashville’s Kirby Adcock scooped up a Leopard fumble and scored on a four yard return.

 The Scrappers fleet quarterback Leonard Snell directed fourtouchdown drives in the second half as Nashville pulled away for a 32-13 win in the 88th meeting between these two old rivals at Leopard Stadium. Snell scored on a 61 yard run and tossed an 18 yard scoring pass to Ty Pettway to build an 18-0 lead after the third quarterr. Snell rushed for 164 yards and threw for 150 yards.

 The two teams traded two touchdowns each in the fourth quarter. The Leopard scores came on a 17 yard pass from Drew Dykes to Hunter Earney and on a 91 yard bomb from Dykes to Brady Winship. Our McDonalds Offensive Player of the Game was Winship, who had two catches for 109 yards anda score. Ranferi Martinez was our Ranch House Café Defensive Player of the Game. Martinez claimed Nashville’s only turnover of the night - a fumble recovery, and he was in on several tackles. 

The Leopards, now 1-1 on the season, travel to Ashdown Friday down for the 71st meeting with the Panthers in an old rivalry that dates back to 1927.




Cubs 11 game winning streak snapped!

The DE Queen Cubs saw their 11 game winning streak snapped by a very good Hot Springs Lakeside Junior high squad 35-14 Thursday night at Leopard Stadium.  The Cubs cut the Rams lead to 7-6 early on a two yard run by Adrian Mendoza that was set up by a 49 yard pass from Mack Carver to Jose Martinez. Lakeside scored on their first three possessions of the first half to take a 29-6 lead at intermission. After 28 unanswered Ram points, the Cubs scored with 2:38 to play on a 92 yard scoring pass from Carver to Marquez Ester. The try for two was successful to make the final score 35-14. The Cubs, now 1-1 on the season travel to Camen Fairview next Thursday night.





Arkansas State 4A Girls Track and Field State Champions.

Congratulations to the Ashdown High School 2015 Arkansas State 4A Girls Track and Field State Champions.

Pictured (l-r) are Taylor Grimes, Lakendra Radford, Jada Fricks, Kaylie Vanarsdall, Kayley Miller, Aleesia Washington, Kennedy Cook , Coach James Welchel, Jaylonia Cook, Brittany Harris, Mychelle Crussell, and Jade Kendrick.






"We had ONE perfect entry in Week One of the Pigskin Pick 'em contest. David Dykes nailed all ten games perfectly. Although the tie-breaker score was not needed to determine a winner this week, it should be noted that David only missed the Arkansas tie-breaker score by ONE point. David guessed 47-13, while the Hogs defeated UTEP 48-13. For his efforts, David Dykes receives $100 for Week One!

We had twelve contestants miss only one game. The most missed contest in week one was Brigham Young's hail mary victory over Nebraska in Lincoln!

Week Two play sheets are now available in sponsor locations. Big games in Week Two include: LSU at Mississippi State, Oklahoma at Tennessee, and three NFL contests.... as the pros kick off their seasons this weekend! Pick up a play sheet from one of our sponsor locations, circle your winners, don't forget to predict the Arkansas-Toledo tie-breaker score, and drop it by the radio station before noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!"



De Queen 41 Mena 13

“After Mena had cut an early 20-0 Leopard lead to 20-13 at the half, Hugo Martinez stripped a fumble away from Mena Sophomore Quarterback Carson Cannon at the Bearcat 29 with 10:47 to go in the third quarter. The Leopards regained the momentum, scored three plays later on a 17 yard pass from Drew Dykes to Brady Winship, and never looked back in posting a 41-13 win over the Bearcats in Mena Friday night. For this game-changing play, Martinez was named our Ranch House Café Defensive Player of the Game.
In his first start at high school quarterback, Junior Drew Dykes was superb. He completed 11 of 15 for 152 yards and three touchdowns to earn our McDonalds Offensive Player of the Game award. Leonardo Dominguez had a 60 yard touchdown reception, and Sedrick Bell tallied on a 35 yard pass play. Cody Stephens rushed for 145 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Cirilo Resendiz rushed for 56 yards and two scores. Daniel Villeda had the final rushing touchdown of the night.
The big Leopard Offensive Line controlled the line of scrimmage in the second half as De Queen had scoring drives that took 4:12 off the clock in the third quarter and 5:41 off the fourth quarter clock.
Logan Hall and Hunter Earney had interceptions in the Leopard secondary.
The Leopards lead the all-time series with Mena 50-23, with five ties in the old rivalry that dates back to 1930. Preparations now begin for the 88th meeting between the Leopards and the Nashville Scrappers Friday night in Leopard Stadium in a rivalry that dates back to 1911."



De Queen Leopard Cubs 1st Game

Quarterback Mack Carver completed 8 of 11 for 70 yards and a touchdown to lead DE Queen to a come from behind 14-12 win over Mena at Leopard Stadium Thursday night to extend the Cubs' winning streak to 11 straight. Mena scored on their first two possessions of the night to take a 12-0 lead with 5:28 to go in the first half. DE Queen scored on an 8 yard pass from Carver to Cade Arndt with 0:25 seconds before the half to cut the Mena lead to 12-6 at intermission. The only score of the second half came on a two yard run by Adrian Mendoza with 0:11 seconds to go in the third quarter. Mendoza carried in for the two point conversion, which turned out to be the difference in the game. The DE Queen Cubs host Hot Springs Lakeside next Thursday night.



Members of the De Queen High School cheerleading squad announced Tuesday morning that they were ready, willing and able to help business owners decorate their windows, so they can show their support for the Leopards.


Kai Smith, Maecy May, Anna Grace Cauley and Jessica Rogers stopped by to encourage area Leopard fans to support the Leopards every Friday night. Cauley stated if business owners would purchase the material, the cheerleaders would decorate their windows.


Rogers said they want every one to wear black and gold on Fridays, but the booster club has announced a White Out for next week's home game against the Nashville Scrappers.


For more information about the window decorating, contact the De Queen High School at 642-2426.





New visitor bleachers & a new scoreboard are being installed at Bearcat Stadium in Mena.... With nice weather in the forecast all week the projects are scheduled to be completed in time for the season opener against De Queen this Friday night.... Listen to the game live on your official De Queen Leopards sports station 104.1 KILX or Mena Bearcat & Ladycat sports station 105.3 KQOR.

 Courtesy of Mark Hobson



Golf at De Queen Country Club 9/1/2015
DQ 122
Jeffery Davis 37
Bailey Branson 40
Cody Lites 45
Hadley Philamlee 48
Carter Rivas 60
Mena 131 Daniel Davis 41
Cossatot River 149 William Hicks 44
DeQueen Girls 156
Randee Toye 49
Michelle Hickson 51
Haylee Rich 56
Bailey Ward 62
Bradi Young 63






De Queen Tennis "So Much Experience Gained"

De Queen boys and girls tennis traveled to Hot Springs to take
on the Trojans and Lady Trojans of Hot Springs!
Learning time for many of the leopards and lady
leopards!! This contest only had one battle for
possible seeding at the conference tournament so the
leopards and lady leopards who haven't seen any playing
time so far had their opportunity! Unfortunately the
leopards and lady leopards were just not able to come away
with many victories on the night!!
On the up side for the leopards David Cisneros earned the
number one spot and played Oliver Steven, hot springs number
one boy singles and Cisneros came away with an 8-6
On the lady leopards side Diana Alfaro picked up the lone
victory against Johana Vazquez 8-0, this was Alfaro's
second match on the year!!
The good news is that De Queen tennis is not only growing in
numbers, we have 30 boys and girls, but also skill and
Even though De Queen came out on the losing side, so much
experience was gained!! -Coach Smith





De Queen Tennis: "Progress to be Made"

De Queen traveled to Pine Bluff Country Club to play White Hall in conference tennis action!
Lady Leopards won 4 of the 6 matches on the day!  Both Kim Cordero and Carli Sneed, the number 1 and 2 singles players, fell to white halls 1 and 2!  Makyla Jackson and Sydney Sneed, the number 1 ladies doubles team picked up a win as did the ladies number 2 doubles team!! Wins over t
White Halls number 1 and 2 ladies doubles!!
Jennifer Rogers, the number 3 ladies single picked up a win in singles action as well as playing on the number 2 doubles team!!
The Leopards were not as fortunate!  Leo Hung the leopards number 1 singles fell to white hall in a close 8-5 set.
Jair Patricio the leopards number 2 singles won over white halls number 2, 8-5.
The leopards number 1 doubles (Alan Berera and David Cisneros) were up 30- love for the match when Alan Berera suffered an injury on an attempted smash and unfortunately the leopards had to default!
The leopards number 2 doubles team, Jorge Reyes and josh Alvarado fell to white hall 8-4.
Still lots of progress to be made -Coach Smith





Congratulations to Ashdown High School for receiving the Arkansas Activities Association Sportsmanship Award for 2014-2015.  Superintendent Jason Sanders received this award on behalf of the school at the AAA annual meeting held in Little Rock on Wednesday, August 5th.


The Arkansas Activities Association presents a sportsmanship award each year to one deserving school from each classification. It recognizes exemplary behavior and efforts as they relate to the criteria stated in the AAA Sportsmanship Manual. Each school will rate the schools in their conference using the Conference Sportsmanship Rating Form. The highest rated school from each conference will compete against other conference champions in their respective classification for the AAA Sportsmanship Award





Members of the De Queen High School Student Council are encouraging everyone in De Queen to show their Leopard Pride this school year by wearing black and gold every Friday.

Student Council Vice-President Danielle Duggan said this is not just for students and you can purchase a Leopard t-shirt from several organizations, including the De Queen Athletic Booster Club, the De Queen High School Student Council and the De Queen High School cheerleaders.




DQ Golf at Little River CC


DQ 133
Bailey Branson 39...
Jeffery Davis 44
Cody Lites 50
Hadley Plilamlee 50
Carter Rivas 61

Foreman 162
Alex Carver 51

Ashdown 148
Logan Henry 48

DQ 159
Michelle Hickson 48
Haylee Rich 55
Randee Toye 56
Bailey Ward 64
Bradi Young 65

Foreman 152
Myranda Gross 45





(l -r) Junior, Logan Henry; Senior, Hunter Mulholland; Coach Wylie Cunningham; and Junior, Cole Grimes



De Queen Tennis

De Queen High School Tennis went 15-1 in a competition Monday, August 17th with Camden Fairview and Hope, both conference opponents!!

• Leo Hung went 1-1 with a win against Camden Fairview's number 1 and fell to Hope's number 1
• Jair (Hi air) Patricio went 2-0 against Camden Fairview and Hope.
• Allan Berrera and his partner David Cisneros also went 2-0 on the night in doubles action.
• Girls side won all 12 matches against hope and all 12 against Camden Fairview.
• Kim Cordero went 2-0 against the number 1 girls from Camden Fairview and Hope.
• Newcomer Carli Sneed also went 2-0 against the number 2 girls.
• Martha Mosqueda and Stephanie Zavala scored wins over both teams in doubles.
• Newcomers Makyla Jackson and Sydney Sneed and Jorge Reyes and Josh Alvarado won both of their double matches for the night!!!

                Great start to the season!                                                 Erik Smith





De Queen football fans have enjoyed hearing "The Voice of the Leopards", Jay Bunyard shout that for 28 seasons and over 300 straight games!  Jay, Shane Haarmeyer, and Coach Justin Kramer's Leopards are back for another exciting season on 102.1 The Good Path KILX.




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Grades 5th-9th

44 Girls attended this years camp.

5th Grade Award Winners
Free Throw Belle Lindsey
Obstacle Course Mallori Marshall
Hot Shot Emily Garcia
One on One Lorel Morphew

6th Grade Award Winners
Free Throw Abigail Barker
Obstacle Course Abigail Barker
Hot Shot Madison Bagley
One on One Elise Dean

5th-6th Grade 3 on 3 Champs
Abigail Barker
Lorel Morphew
Zoey Gilmore

5th-6th Grade 5 on 5 Champs
Caroline Collins
Tressie Click
Sydney Casteel
Allison Dockins
Emily Garcia
Jera Cotten

Emily Garcia

Madison Bagley

7th Grade Award Winners
Free Throw Allison Strasner
Obstacle Course Madison Runnels
Hot Shot Ezra Denson
One on One Madison Runnels

8th Grade Award Winners
Free Throw Abby Ponce
Obstacle Course Maddie Martin
Hot Shot Adi Harmon
One on One Josie Burke

9th Grade Award Winners
Free Throw Derricka Tallant
Obstacle Course Abby Dykes
Hot Shot Abby Dykes
One on One Ashley Dykes

7th-9th Grade 3 on 3 Champs
Abby Dykes
Elizabeth Denson
Carlee Helms

7th-9th Grade 5 on 5 Champs
Ashley Dykes
Parker Sneed
Lanie Hibbs
Anna Stinnett
Ezra Denson

Madison Runnels

Maddie Martin

Ashley Dykes




Sevier County 10U All-Star team

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




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. 



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.

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.

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

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

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.




 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)