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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 didn’t miss a single game while I was in high school, but anyways thank you all...!"

 

 

 

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COSSATOT RIVER INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Nashville took both of the finals last night at the Cossatot River High School senior invitational tournament. The Scrapperettes were impressive in a 54-47 victory over the Lady Eagles, and after a slow start the Scrappers took control mid-way through the 2nd quarter never looking back in a 60-36 victory over the Eagles.
 

 

BASKETBALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE 1/9-1/14

MONDAY – "Catch the one hour Mike Anderson Show, as the Razorbacks head basketball coach previews this week’s matchups with Mississippi State and Missouri… Monday at 7:00 on your Razorbacks station - #1 Country 92.1."

TUESDAY – "The Arkansas Razorbacks host the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Fayetteville at 8:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett is set for 7:30 on your Hog Caller - #1 Country 92.1.

Meanwhile……The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards host Lake Hamilton at Leopard Coliseum. Following scheduled Junior Varsity contests at 5:00, Jim Pinson will have the play-by-play of the Senior action starting at around 6:00 on your Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path."

FRIDAY – "The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards travel to Arkansas High in Texarkana. Following a scheduled Junior Varsity contest at 5:00, Jim Pinson will have the live play-by-play of the Senior High action starting at around 5:30 on your official home of the Leopards and Lady Leopards – 102.1 The Good Path."

…Meanwhile…the Ashdown Senior Teams will host the Horatio Lions and Lady Lions at Parker Gymnasium. Following a Junior Boys contest at 5:30, Mark Trout will have the play-by-play of the Senior High action starting at around 6:30 on your #1 Country 92.1.

….And….Shane Haarmeyer will be at Cossatot River High School as the Eagles and Lady Eagles host the Prescott Senior Teams for Homecoming. Following scheduled Junior High contests at 5:30, Shane will have the play-by-play of the Senior High action starting around 7:30 on our sister station – KENA 104.1."

SATURDAY – "The Arkansas Razorbacks host the Missouri Tigers at 5:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett is set for 4:30 on your Home for the Hogs - #1 Country 92.1."

 

 

The De Queen Jr. High Basketball Tournament, scheduled to begin January 7th has been cancelled in its entirety due to in climate weather.

 

 

THE BASKETBALL GAME SCHEDULED BETWEEN COSSATOT RIVER EAGLES AND ASHDOWN PANTHERS FOR TONIGHT (01/06/17)

HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

 

Dierks Outlaws vs. Foreman Gators

Tuesday Night, January 3rd Dierks Outlaws and Foreman Gators met on the court where Dierks Jr. Boys won in Overtime with a score of 46-40 over Foreman. The Lady Outlaws defeated Foreman 40-30 and the Outlaws won 54-49. Pictures of the game can be found HERE.

(Thanks Jonathan Canaday for the results and the Pics)

 

BASKETBALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE 1/2-1/7

TUESDAY – "The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Knoxville to battle the Tennessee Volunteers in S.E.C. basketball action Tuesday at 5:30. Airtime with Chuck Barrett is set for 5:00 on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller - #1 Country 92.1.

…Meanwhile… the De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards host the Hot Springs Senior teams at Leopard Coliseum. Following a scheduled Junior Varsity Boys contest at 5:00, Jim Pinson will have the live play-by-play of the Senior contests starting at around 5:30 on your Official Home of the Leopards and Lady Leopards – 102.1 The Good Path."

FRIDAY – "The Ashdown Senior Teams will travel to Cossatot River to battle the Eagles and Lady Eagles. Following a scheduled Junior Boys contest at 5:30, Shane Haarmeyer will have the play-by-play of the Senior High action starting at around 6:30 on your #1 Country 92.1.

SATURDAY – "The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Lexington to battle the Kentucky Wildcats Saturday at 7:30. Airtime with Chuck Barrett is set for 7:00 on your Southwest Arkansas Home for the Hogs - #1 Country 92.1."

01/02/17

COSSATOT RIVER SENIOR TOURNAMENT

Monday, January 2nd:

5:00 Mount Ida vs Murfreesboro Senior Girls

6:20 Mount Ida vs Caddo Hills Senior Boys

Wednesday, January 4th:

5:00 Nashville vs Umpire Senior Girls

6:20 Acorn vs Umpire Boys ***Live on KENA 104.1

7:40 Acorn vs Caddo Hills Girls ***Live on KENA 104.1

01/02/17

Rotary Cup Presented to Logan Hall

The presentation of the Rotary Cup to the outstanding senior member of the De Queen Leopards football team has been a tradition since 1936 – 80 years ago. At Monday’s noon meeting of the Rotary Club, "The Voice of the Leopards", Jay Bunyard, presented the 2016 award to Logan Hall.

Logan, the son of Charlie and Kristy Hall, was an all-conference performer for the Leopards in both his junior and senior seasons. Playing receiver on offense and safety on defense, Hall had 16 receptions for 283 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, he was second on the team in tackles with 56, deflected 12 passes, had two interceptions, and a fumble recovery. During his junior season, Hall tied for second best in the state with eight interceptions. Hall also returned seven kicks for 58 yards, as he rarely came off the field for the Leopards.

Hall also excels in the classroom with a grade point average of 3.617, and he recorded a 30 on his A.C.T. Test. He’s involved with Future Farmers of America, Future Teachers of America, National Honor Society, Yearbook Staff, Drama Club, and Trap Shooting.

In Track, Hall is a remarkable story. He took up high jumping in January of this year. During the spring, he won the Class 5A State Championship with a leap of 6’9". Hall is shooting for the all-time Arkansas State Record of 7-1 and a half inches this upcoming spring.

Hall recently signed a letter of intent for a track scholarship at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. He plans to earn a teaching degree at U.C.A.

The Rotary Cup presentation is based upon performance on the field, character and leadership, scholastic achievement, and involvement in other sports and school activities.

Shown above: Head football coach Justin Kramer, Hall, the Voice of the Leopards, Jay Bunyard. (Photo courtesy of De Queen Bee STaff)

Past recipients include:

2014 Daniel Villeda

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.

 

 

 

2016 LEOPARDS POSTSEASON HONORS

The De Queen Leopards had one player named to the All State team, four players named All Conference, and five athletes named to the All Conference Second Team.

Center Tristan Snider was named to the Class 5A All State Football Team. Snider, a 6’1" 305 pound senior bench presses 310 pounds. He anchored the Leopards offensive line.

Quarterback Drew Dykes and two-way starters Maurice Moore and Logan Hall repeated as 5A-South All Conference performers during their senior seasons. Hunter Earney, a junior, was also named to the All Conference team this season. Earney was second team all conference as a sophomore in 2015.

Dykes threw for 1,128 yards and nine touchdowns. He rushed for another 140 yards and five scores.

Moore had 24 catches for 335 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 147 yards and three scores. Defensively, Moore recorded 31 tackles and had a fumble recovery.

Hall rarely came off the field. He had 16 receptions for 283 yards and three touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, Hall was in on 56 tackles. He picked off two passes and recovered a fumble. On kick returns, Hall averaged over eight yards per return.

Earney had 779 all-purpose yards and nine touchdowns in eight games. Defensively, Earney recorded 33 tackles, one interception, and a fumble recovery.

Second team All Conference performers included Rolando Sotelo, Sedrick Bell, Jace Sims, Lucas Dorsey, and Brandon Hagood.

Sotelo, a junior, led the team in tackles with 88. Bell, a junior, had 15 receptions for 236 yards and one score. Sims, a junior tackle, and Dorsey, a senior guard, were dependable linemen. Hagood, a junior, led the team in rushing with 764 yards and three touchdowns.

 


LOGAN HENRY PARTICIPATES IN AUTUMN GRAND AMERICAN TRAP SHOOT IN TUCSON, AZ

Logan Henry, Ashdown High School Junior, Participated in the 13th Annual  Autumn Grand American Trap Shoot in Tucson, Arizona in shooting sports the week of November 7, 2016.  Logan is a member of the AHS trap team and is a well decorated competitor in shooting sports.  Logan competed in three events per day.   Of the eighteen events he competed in, Logan placed in fifteen, taking first or second place in each event.  Logan won the High Over All for his shooting in the eighteen events of the entire week.  He shot the most clays of anyone in his age division.  He also won High All Around for his age division. 

 

Barton Selected to Participate in National All-American Bowl in Atlanta!

Myrtle Beach, SC – While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this Summer, Cody Barton, Ashdown High School 10th grader, was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 11th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, located on the beautiful D1 campus of Kennesaw State University in, Atlanta, GA!

Cody an offensive guard and defensive tackle for the Ashdown Panthers was selected for this honor from an outstanding group of thousands of athletes across the country and played well representing Ashdown easily validating the Bowl Selection Committee's choice in tabbing Cody for the All-American tilt. He has been playing football (offense and defensive line) since 4th grade coached by David Bearden. Cody also participates in the high school band and wrestling team.

Cody lives by the motto of “I may win, I may lose, but I will never be defeated”, one that he has posted in his locker and hopes that others may adopt as well. He believes that, “it takes a unit of others who share the same belief/hard work ethics in anything you do to succeed.”

The Offense-Defense All-American Bowl is the culmination of a weeklong worth of events. The 11th Annual All-American game is just one of many things that this week encompasses. Also included is an All-Star football game showcasing 88 of the top high school seniors in the country, and has featured current NFL pros such as Cam Newton, Joe Haden, and Dez Bryant, among others, before they were collegiate and later professional stars.

Offense-Defense Sports has been running full-contact football instructional camps for the past 47 years and currently operates in approximately 80 camp locations nationwide all year long. If you are interested in a camp location near you or for more information, please visit O-D.com.

Bowl game practices and seminars will be December 26-30 and bowl game on December 30.


Pictured with Barton is Coach Bill Bates (Former Dallas Cowboy)

 

                   

 

COSSATOT RIVER SWOOPS UP TWO VICTORIES

ON ROAD IN DE QUEEN

Friday night, the Cossatot River Eagles and Lady Eagles claimed non-conference victories over the De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards.

The Lady Eagles claimed a 55-41 victory over the Lady Leopards and improved to 5-1 on the season.

All five starters scored for the Lady Eagles. They were led by junior Reagan Richardson with 21 points and sophomore Ashlen Gonzales with 15. Junior Jacie Wilkerson and sophomore Rhyen Martin contributed seven each and junior Harley Dering scored five points, all in the second half.

Cossatot River jumped out to a 19-2 lead in the first period, but only had a 10-point lead at the half.

In the second half, De Queen cut the lead to 3 but a technical foul on De Queen Coach Jason Barker resulted in a 8 point swing and the Lady Eagles soared to a 14-point win.

The Lady Leopards were led in scoring by senior Hanna Murry with 18 points.

In the boys contest, Cossatot River defeated De Queen 58-25 and improved to 5-1 on the season.

Cossatot River led 16-4 after the first period and extended that lead to 37-11 at the half.

Seniors Trevon Broach led all scorers with 19 points and Cody Baker contributed 15. Junior Brayden Smith came off the bench to add five.

The Leopards leading scorer was sophomore Malik Beasley with eight points.

 

 

Pigskin Pick 'em   Week 12

 In a weekend packed with upsets, we had ONE contestant who missed only TWO games in Week Eleven of the Pigskin Pick 'em contest. Byron Garcia missed only the LSU-Arkansas and Auburn-Georgia contests to win the $100 cash prize in week eleven. Every other entry this week missed four or more contests. The most missed games were the Iowa upset over Michigan, the Ole Miss stunner over the A & M Aggies, and Seattle's upset at New England.

The final week of Pigskin Pick 'em, the week twelve play sheets, are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in week twelve include: Oklahoma State at T.C.U., Louisville at Houston, and Oklahoma at West Virginia. Pick up a week twelve play sheet. Circle your predicted winners. Don't forget to list your Arkansas - Mississippi State tie-breaker score. Drop your entry form off at the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!

 

 

 

LOGAN HALL SIGNS WITH UCA MONDAY MORNING      

 

Monday morning, De Queen High School senior Logan Hall signed a National Letter of Intent at the KDQN studios to high jump for the University of Central Arkansas.

 

Hall said he started high jumping in January and his personal record is 6'9", which broke the school record of 6'5”.

 

Hall currently has a 3.61 grade point average and he scored a 30 on his ACT. He played for the De Queen Leopards football team for 3 years. He was named an All 5A South conference player as a junior and he had 18 receptions for 283 yards and three touchdowns and 56 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery this season. Hall is also involved in several campus organizations.

 

Hall's parents are Charlie and Kristy Hall and Charlie said Logan has always had a competitive spirit and a drive to succeed.

 

Hall's grandfather Larry "Speedy" Hall was also a track athlete in De Queen and he broke several track records in the early 60s.

 

Hall's high school track coach Jonathon Lindsey said he was very proud of what Logan's accomplished in a short period of time.

 

Hall plans to major in education and coaching at UCA.

 

 

 

Pigskin Pick'Em Week Eleven

 In a weekend packed with upsets, we had ONE contestant who missed only TWO games in Week Eleven of the Pigskin Pick'em contest. Byron Garcia missed only the LSU-Arkansas and Auburn-Georgia contests to win the $100 cash prize in week eleven. Every other entry this week missed four or more contests. The most missed games were the Iowa upset over Michigan, the Ole Miss stunner over the A & M Aggies, and Seattle's upset at New England.

    The final week of Pigskin Pick'em, the week twelve play sheets, are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in week twelve include: Oklahoma State at T.C.U., Louisville at Houston, and Oklahoma at West Virginia. Pick up a week twelve play sheet. Circle your predicted winners. Don't forget to list your Arkansas - Mississippi State tie-breaker score. Drop your entry form off at the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick'em!

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAY-OFFS 11-11-16

Ozark nipped Ashdown 23-22…in action on #1 Country 92.1

Elsewhere among 7-4A Teams:

Nashville whipped Dover 49-7. Central Arkansas Christian doubled up Mena 42-21. Pulaski Robinson pounded Pottsville 44-6 and Pea Ridge slipped past Arkadelphia 30-24.

Earle defeated Dierks 28-7…in action on 102.1 The Good Path

Elsewhere among 7-2A Teams:

Mount Ida blanked Westside 49-0. Foreman edged East Poinsett County 33-30, Murfreesboro defeated Lavaca 38-30, and Cross County nipped Lafayette County 30-26.

Among 5A-South Conference Teams: Little Rock Christian Academy downed White Hall 31-20, Little Rock McClellan doubled up Hot Springs Lakeside 32-16, Watson Chapel edged Sylvan Hills 36-35, and Pulaski Academy pounded Magnolia 49-21.

And in Southeast Oklahoma:

Idabel shut out Keys out of Park Hill, Oklahoma 21-0

SECOND ROUND SCHEDULE 11-18

Class 4A: Pea Ridge visits Nashville on our sister station 99.5. Batesville Southside travels to Pulaski Robinson.

Class 2A: Conway Christian visits Mount Ida on our sister station 104.1. Earle travels to Mufreesboro. Foreman goes to Hampton.

Class 5A: Watson Chapel travels to Alma.

Class 3A: Centerpoint visits Bald Knob. Piggott travels to Prescott. Haskell Harmony Grove goes to Atkins.

And in Southeast Oklahoma: Idabel battles Cushing.

 

BASKETBALL BROADCAST SCHEDULE

MONDAY – "After Friday night’s 92-83 season opening win against Fort Wayne, the Arkansas Razorbacks host the Southern Illinois Salukis at Bud Walton Arena Monday night at 7:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Scotty Thurman is set for 6:30 on your Razorbacks station - #1 Country 92.1."

TUESDAY – "The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards host the Horatio Lions and Lady Lions Tuesday night at Leopard Arena. Following a Junior Varsity Girls contest at 5:30, Jay Lindly will have the call of the senior action starting at around 6:00 on 102.1 The Good Path."

"Meanwhile, catch Miked Up With Mike Anderson Tuesday night from 7-8 as the Hogs head basketball coach recaps the first two contests and previews Friday’s match-up with UT-Arlington on your #1 Country 92.1."

THURSDAY "Catch On The Air with Bret Bielema Thursday night from 7-8 as the Hogs head football coach previews Saturday’s road trip to Mississippi State on your #1 Country 92.1."

FRIDAY – "The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards host the Cossatot River Eagles and Lady Eagles at Leopard Arena. Following a Junior Varsity Boys contest at 5:30, Jim Pinson will have the live play-by-play of the Senior action starting at around 6:00 on 102.1 The Good Path."

"Meanwhile, the Arkansas Razorbacks host the University of Texas – Arlington Mavericks in Bud Walton Arena at 7:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Scotty Thurman is set for 6:30 on your Razorbacks station - #1 Country 92.1."

SATURDAY – "The Arkansas Razorbacks football team travels to Starkville Saturday to battle the Mississippi State Bulldogs at 6:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett, Keith Jackson, Quinn Grovey, and crew is set for 3:00 Saturday afternoon on your Razorbacks station for all of Southwest Arkansas - #1 Country 92.1."

 

 

De Queen vs Nashville

The Nashville Junior Scrapper basketball team defeated De Queen on Thursday 45 to 14.  Nashville 8th grade boys won 38 to 7.  De Queen won the junior girls game 32 to 31 over the NJHS Scrapperettes.  De Queen also won the 7th grade girls game 16 to 6.

PIGSKIN PICK 'EM WEEK 10

We had THREE contestants miss TWO games each in Week Ten of the Pigskin Pick 'em contest. They included: Rhonda Spradlin, Jessica Ugarte, and LaDonna Morris. So we go to the Arkansas-Florida tie-breaker score to determine a winner. The Hogs pounded the Gators 31-10 Saturday in Fayetteville. Jessica Ugarte predicted 24-17, missing by 14 points. LaDonna Morris guessed 28-21, also missing by 14 points. Rhonda Spradlin missed by 18 points. So Jessica Ugarte and LaDonna Morris tie for the top spot in Week Ten, and Jessica and LaDonna will each receive $50!

Week Eleven play sheets are now available at participating sponsor locations. Big games in Week Eleven include: Auburn at Georgia, South Carolina at Florida, Seattle at New England, and Dallas at Pittsburgh. Pick up a Week Eleven play sheet at a participating sponsor location. Circle your ten predicted winners. Don't forget to list your Arkansas-L.S.U. tie-breaker score. Drop by your entry at the radio station before 12 Noon on Friday. Good luck from Pigskin Pick 'em!
 


Jessica Ugarte receives $50 check

LaDonna Morris receives $50 check