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MARTIN TWINS BOTH SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT WITH SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE IN DURANT

De Queen High School Seniors, Maddie & Kade Martin, both signed Letters of Intent to play sports for Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.   The pair was joined in the #1 Country studios on Wednesday, May 20th by their coaches and parents.

Shown above(front l-r) Coach Lance Weeks, Maddie Martin, Kade Martin, Ricky Tollison. (back l-r) Coach Richard Bell, Athletic Director Bob Sikes, Mike Atkins, Jennifer & Kenny Martin, Coaches Stephen Sloan, Johnathan Lindsey  and Beau Mc Castlain.

Maddie will play basketball and Kade will play football.  Maddie and Kade are both honors students and will seek a degree in Pre-Med.

JOSIE BURKE TO RUN TRACK AT SAU

Josie Burke signed a Letter of Intent to run Track for Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia at #1 Country studios on Friday, May 15th.  Josie’s future plans include becoming a teacher.

She is shown above with  her parents Misty & Chris Burke and her sister Sophie.

Track coaches Lanny Allen and Brian VanWinkle and DHS Athletic Director Bob Sikes look on as Josie Burke signs her Letter of Intent.

After the signing ceremony, Josie visited on air with the Morning Brew.  You can watch the entire interview on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kdqn921.

WILLIAMSON SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT

DHS senior Isaiah Williamson signed a Letter of Intent Tuesday, March 12, 2020 to play baseball for Central Baptist College in Conway.  Isaiah said he would play for the school while pursuing a degree in Kinesiology.

Shown above: Coach Beau McCastlain, Isaiah, Coach Scott Sloan and Athletic Director Bob Sikes.

After signing his letter, Isaiah visited in-studio with the Morning Brew Crew.  If you would like to hear the interview go to our facebook page at www.facebook.com/KDQN921/

    

SEVIER COUNTY YOUTH BASEBALL ORGANIZATION CANCELS SEASON

From the Sevier County Youth Baseball Association Board:
Our board met and discussed possible scenarios of resuming our season if the park lockout is lifted on March 30. We have also reviewed the CDC’s new recommendation that all public gatherings be limited to 50 people or less for the next 8 weeks. Based on that, the board has decided to cancel the 2020 season out of an abundance of caution and concern for public health. If/when this disease reaches our area, we did not want to be a conduit for exposure and transmission.
We will waive next year’s fee unless you want a refund. If you want a refund, send a private message requesting a refund to the league’s Facebook page (Sevier County Youth Baseball) or email at seviercountybaseball@gmail.com. Include the following information in the message body:
1)state your request for refund
2)player or player names and ages
3)name of who to make the check out to
4)mailing address
5)phone number
We realize this is not an ideal situation, but this is an issue that affects more than playing baseball.

NO SPORTS PROGRAMS AT CITY FACILITIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

With the growing concerns that the Coronavirus is creating, the City of De Queen has decided to postpone all city sports programs including T-ball and soccer for all  age groups until further notice.  This closure of all the fields will include all organizations that use the city;s facilities to practice or play at the Sportsplex or Herman Dierks Park.    Mayor Jeff Brown said he will keep the public informed as the situation changes.

LIONS DEFEAT LEOPARDS IN TIME-LIMITED TOURNAMENT OPENER

The Horatio Lions nipped the De Queen Leopards 3-2 in high school baseball action Thursday afternoon (3/12) in Horatio in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path to kick off the Dugan Ward Tournament. The game was called in the sixth inning due to the tournament two hour time limit. The Leopards left the bases loaded in their final at bat in the top of the sixth inning.

Gage Woods started for the Leopards on the mound. Cooper Young came on in relief. Carson McKiever was the starter and winning pitcher for the Lions. Easton Leonard came in to record the save.

The Lions improved to 5-3 on the year, while the Leopards fell to 4-2.

LADY LEOPARDS SHUT OUT ARKADELPHIA

In Softball action at De Queen Thursday (3/12), the Lady Leopards improved to 3-2 with a 14-0 win over Arkadelphia in five innings. Jenith Sierra threw the shutout, striking out ten Lady Badgers while walking only one. De Queen scored in every inning.

Madison Runnells had three hits and four RBI’s. Brylee Braden had three hits and three RBI’s. Sierra helped her own cause with two hits and three RBI’s. Sydney Hill knocked in two runs with a hit.

PANTHERETTES FALL TO SCRAPPERETTES

Ashdown Pantherettes hosted the Nashville Scrapperettes in a non conference softball game at Ashdown City Park on Thursday, March 12th.

The Scrapperettes jumped ahead early with six runs in the first two innings to take a 6 to 0 lead.  Ashdown fought back with 5 runs in the fifth to make it a 7 inning contest.  However, the Scrapperettes continued to score to defeat the Pantherettes 16 to 6.

Ashdown was led in hitting by Aleya Hill who had 3 hits while Lannah Huddleston had 2 hits.

Jim Cross

Wednesday Night Lights

Brad Chesshir officially began his duties as head football coach for the De Queen Leopards on Monday, March 2nd.  He visited #1 Country studios today (3/11) and outlined some of his plans for the football program.

He is introducing “Wednesday Night Lights”, which is a program that will teach basic passing fundamentals to students 3rd through 11th grade.

WNL will be held each Wednesday beginning April 8th from 8:00 until 9:00 pm. Late start is so the activity won’t interfere with local church services.

All students are welcome.

4A REGIONAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The De Queen Leopards defeated Arkadelphia 9-4 (Tuesday 03-10-2020) in the 4A Region 7 Conference baseball opener Tuesday afternoon in De Queen in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1.

Gage Woods, our McDonald’s Player of the Game, came on in relief and slammed the door after De Queen took a lead after three innings. Woods fanned four and didn’t walk any Badgers in his four innings of work. Devin Boyles and Ryan Shelton also saw mound duties for the Leopards.

Isaiah Williamson had three hits to lead the Leopards at the plate.

With the victory, the Leopards baseball team improves to 5-1 on the season.

Leopard Baseball Schedule Update

Coach  Beau McCastlain updated the Leopard Baseball schedule for this week:
Tuesday 3/10: Arkadelphia at Home
Thursday 3/12: Horatio in Horatio 4pm (Dugan Ward Tournament)
Friday 3/13: TBA in Horatio (Dugan Ward Tournament)
The Leopard Baseball game against Horatio on March 19th will now be played in De Queen. First Pitch is at 5pm.

LEOPARD HEAD FOOTBALL COACH GUEST SPEAKER AT ROTARY CLUB MEETING

De Queen Leopard Head Football Coach Brad Chesshir spoke to Rotary Club on Monday, March 9th.  He stated that he was pleasantly surprised at the may good-sized linemen at De Queen.  There are 87 athletes currently participating in the off-season football program.

Savages Win De Queen Baseball Classic

The Broken Bow Savages claimed the championship of the De Queen Leopards Baseball Tournament Saturday night (3/7/20)with an 11-3 victory over the Horatio Lions.

The De Queen Leopards took the third place game with a 10-0 victory over Mansfield. Gage Woods threw the one hit shut-out for the Leopards, striking out ten Tigers.

In the semi-finals Friday night in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1, Horatio defeated De Queen 13-3. Easton Leonard was the winning pitcher. Over five innings, Leonard fanned seven and walked only one. Nathanial Socash started for the Leopards and was charged with the loss. The Lions pounded out 13 hits. Blake Pickett went four for four at the plate, while Carson McKiever added three hits. For the Leopards, Gage Woods had two hits and a RBI. Joseph Allen added a triple and a RBI. The Leopards committed seven costly errors in the loss. De Queen is now 4-1 on the season.

It was a busy 24 hours for the Lions. After defeating De Queen Friday night, the Lions traveled to Arkadelphia Saturday morning to play Smackover. The Buckaroos outlasted the Lions 5-4 in nine innings. Then Horatio returned to De Queen Saturday evening for the championship game against Broken Bow. The Lions are now 3-3 on the season.

The Savages are now 3-0 on the year after defeating Horatio in the championship game. Broken Bow defeated Mansfield 9-4 in the semifinals Saturday afternoon. The Savages defeated Genoa Central in the opening round on Thursday 12-3.

Pitching By Gage Shuts Out Mansfield, Leopards Takes The Win

Gage Woods threw a shutout to lead Leopards past Mansfield 10-0 on Saturday (3/7/20). Leopards secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the fourth inning. Isaiah Williamson, Joseph Allen, Xander Worthey, Ryan Shelton, and Devin Boyles powered the big inning with RBIs.

In the first inning, Leopards got their offense started. Allen singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run. Leopards notched seven runs in the fourth inning. Williamson, Allen, Worthey, Shelton, and Boyles each had RBIs in the frame. One bright spot for Mansfield was a single by #6 in the second inning.

Woods got the win for Leopards. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over five innings, striking out 11 and walking one. Allen led Leopards with two hits in three at bats. Williamson led Leopards with two stolen bases, with the team stealing 6 total bases.

Horatio Runs Away With Early Lead In Victory

 The Leopards struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Horatio, giving up 13 runs. Horatio scored six runs in the fourth inning. Horatio big bats were led by Carson  McKeiver,  Landon Rowe, Tucker Emerson, and Garet Wilson, all driving in runs in the frame. Easton Leonard earned the win for Horatio. He lasted five innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out seven and walking one.

Nathaniel Socash took the loss for Leopards. He surrendered four runs on three hits over two innings, striking out two. Gage Woods led Leopards with two hits in three at bats.

Horatio tallied 11 hits. McKeiver, Blake Pickett, Wyatt Marshall, and Emerson all had multiple hits for Horatio. Mckeiver went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Horatio in hits. Horatio stole eight bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Rowe led the way with two. Horatio was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Orey Chandler made the most plays with seven.

Leopards Takes 7-4 Victory Over Foreman 3/5/2020

Foreman got on the board in the first inning when Javon Allen singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run. After Foreman scored one run in the top of the third, Leopards answered with one of their own.

Leopards pulled away for good with six runs in the second inning. In the second Dylan Williamson drew a walk, scoring one run, Tye Lindsey drew a walk, scoring one run, Hunter Fowler induced Joseph Allen to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored, Xander Worthey was hit by a pitch, driving in a run, Fowler’s wild pitch allowed one run to score for Leopards, and Fowler induced Will Athey to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored.

Joseph Allen got the start for Leopards. He surrendered one run on one hit over one and one-third innings, striking out four. Devin Boyles and Dale Barnett each collected one hit to lead Leopards.

De Queen Leopards Baseball Tournament Thursday Results

De Queen and Horatio were the winners in the Leopards Baseball Tournament Thursday afternoon (3/5/20) in first round action. Thursday’s games were played at Lane Field in Horatio. Friday and Saturday action will be played at the De Queen field behind the high school on Coulter Drive.

De Queen defeated Foreman 7-4. Freshman Cooper Young was the winning pitcher and earned our McDonalds Player of the Game honors. Ryan Shelton came in to pitch and earned the save. The Leopards managed only two hits on the day, but they were helped with walks, hit batsmen, and some wild pitches to push seven runs across the plate. Dale Barnett had a triple for the Leopards and a couple of outstanding defensive plays in left field. The Leopards are 2-0 on the season.

The Horatio Lions defeated Waldron 8-1 in the early game Thursday. So the Leopards and Lions will meet in the semifinals Friday at around 5:30 in De Queen. Toney Stowers will have the exciting play-by-play on your #1 Country 92.1.

Cossatot River Lady Eagles Season Ends

The Cossatot River Lady Eagles saw their season come to an end Thursday afternoon in the Class 2A State Tournament at Quitman High School. The Lady Eagles dropped a 48-26 decision to the Earle senior girls. Cossatot River’s girls, coached by Tyler Timms, wrapped up a very successful 24-13 season. The Lady Eagles were runnersup in the 2A Region 7 regular season and conference tournament. The Lady Eagles were also runnersup in the 2A South Regional Tournament.

Cossatot River’s Basketball Season Comes To An End

The Cossatot River Lady Eagles saw their season come to an end Thursday afternoon in the Class 2A State Tournament at Quitman High School. The Lady Eagles dropped a 48-26 decision to the Earle senior girls. Cossatot River’s girls, coached by Tyler Timms, wrapped up a very successful 24-13 season. The Lady Eagles were runnersup in the 2A Region 7 regular season and conference tournament. The Lady Eagles were also runnersup in the 2A South Regional Tournament.

De Queen Leopard Inaugural Invitational Tournament Results

03/05/2020 – De Queen and Horatio were the winners in the Leopards Baseball Tournament Thursday afternoon in first round action. Thursday’s games were played at Lane Field in Horatio. Friday and Saturday action will be played at the De Queen field behind the high school on Coulter Drive.

De Queen defeated Foreman 7-4. Freshman Cooper Young was the winning pitcher and earned our McDonalds Player of the Game honors. Ryan Shelton came in to pitch and earned the save. The Leopards managed only two hits on the day, but they were helped with walks, hit batsmen, and some wild pitches to push seven runs across the plate. Dale Barnett had a triple for the Leopards and a couple of outstanding defensive plays in left field. The Leopards are 2-0 on the season.

The Horatio Lions defeated Waldron 8-1 in the early game Thursday. So the Leopards and Lions will meet in the semifinals Friday at around 5:30 in De Queen. Toney Stowers will have the exciting play-by-play on your #1 Country 92.1.

ASHDOWN PANTHERETTES SEASON ENDS

The Ashdown Pantherettes basketball season came to an end Wednesday in the opening round of the Class 3A State Tournament at Charleston High School. The Ashdown girls dropped a 54-39 decision to the Rose Bud Lady Ramblers in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1.

Porsha Randle led the Pantherettes with 14 points. Aleya Hill and Jukarra Greenlee added 11 each.

Coach Beau Tillery’s Pantherettes finish the season with a 17-13 record. After finishing the conference tournament in fourth place, the Ashdown girls pulled three straight upsets in the 3A South Regional Tournament last week in Monticello to claim the regional tournament championship. 

There are no seniors on the team. Everybody returns for next season making the future bright for Ashdown girls basketball.

T-Ball Registration Ends Friday

Shelby Liggin with De Queen Parks & Recreation announced that registration for T-Ball has been extended to this Friday, March 6th.  Boys and girls aged 4 to 6 are eligible to play.  Registration is $40 per child and forms may be picked up at the Park office or at #1 Country studios between 8 am & 4 pm.  For more information call Shelby at (870) 642-4140.

Leopards vs Foreman Game Summary   03/02/20

Leopards banged out Opening Day the right way with a 23-1 win over Foreman.

The Leopards were a lot more effective swinging the bat Monday banging out 8 hits with Joseph Allen leading the way with a double, a home run and 5 RBIs. Isaiah Williamson and Xander Worthey each had two hits with two RBI’s. Gage Woods and Nathaniel Hudson had a single each with two RBIs. And De Queen got another great outing from a trio of pitchers on the bump. Nathaniel Socash, Ryan Shelton, and Devin Boyles combined for 8 Ks, 3 walks, and allowed zero hits.

Leopards will be back in action Thursday as they open the Leopard Invitational Tournament once again facing Foreman. ***Reminder, all games on Thursday will be played in Horatio with the tournament returning to De Queen on Friday***

Beau McCastlain

LEGACY ACADEMY BASKETBALL TEAM WRAPPING UP SEASON 

The Legacy Warriors senior boys team played their final home game of the season Tuesday, February 25th  before an excited home crowd against the Christian Ministries Academy (CMA) of Hot Springs Village.

The visitors opened up a lead at the end of the first quarter after some unfortunate turnovers by the home team and they held onto their lead the entire game. The Warriors found themselves down by 30 points in the 3rd quarter, but battled back with a tremendous effort. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough as the Warriors fell short losing the game by 12.

Kayla Vega led the visitor’s team with 33 points, while Hunter Kirksey provided CMA 20 points. Legacy was led by Freshman Ethan Gallagher with 26 points, while Joseph Hossenlopp scored 10 points for the Warriors. Hossenlop.

The Warriors started the game with a salute to #34, senior player Andrew Tucker. This was Tucker’s last home game. Tucker has served as the team captain for the Warriors this year and was honored for his leadership and Christian example both on and off the court.

Tucker was presented a basketball signed by all the players, while his parents, Scott and Jamy Tucker, were presented a framed action shot of him from a home basketball game. In addition, Tucker signed an action photo of himself to be placed in the gym’s trophy case. This established a school tradition where senior ball players’ photos will be placed on display in the trophy case.

In the presentation, school founder and boys coach Chad Gallagher said, “We are placing these photos in the trophy case because these students are our real treasures.”

The Warriors have their final game of the season this Friday, February 28th in Malvern against Ambassador Christian.

UA Cossatot Recognizes Sophomore Athletes

On February 20 and 22, two sophomore athletes played their last basketball game at UA Cossatot.  The college paid tribute and recognized Colts player La Drakkus Thomas and Lady Colt’s player Mackenzie Cardenas in a special moment before each of their final games.

Both La Drakkus and Mackenzie were awarded plaques to commemorate their time at UA Cossatot.  UA Cossatot Basketball Coach, Brad Phillips awarded the plagues to both players and expressed his appreciation for their time at UA Cossatot as a student-athlete.

La Drakkus Thomas is from Lafayette, Louisiana, and graduated from Acadiana High School.  In 2019, La Drakkus signed on to play basketball at UA Cossatot and has since then been a significant asset to his team.  While playing basketball, La Drakkus has been taking courses towards an Associate of General Studies degree.

Mackenzie Cardenas is from Pasadena, Texas, and graduated from Memorial High School.  This past year Mackenzie joined UA Cossatot’s very first Lady Colts basketball team and has been a valuable team player.  As a student-athlete, Mackenzie has spent her time this past season playing basketball and majoring in an Associate of Science: Education degree.

UA Cossatot Basketball Coach, Brad Phillips said, “Since arriving on campus in the fall, both La Drakkus and Mackenzie have been a part of a great journey that has resulted in double-digit wins for the first year in the NJCAA.  I want to thank them for all that they have done for the basketball program this past year, and I wish them good luck in all their future endeavors. I also look forward to sharing their friendship in the years ahead.”

Gators fall to Leopards Monday, February 3rd

After the Foreman Gators scored a run in the top of the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead, the De Queen Leopards baseball team exploded for 10 in the first, nine runs in the third, and four runs in the fourth inning to post a 23-1 victory at the high school baseball diamond in De Queen Monday afternoon in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1.

Three Leopards pitchers combined for a no hitter. Nathaniel Socash was the starting pitcher and was credited with the win. Sophomore Devin Boyles finished up by striking out the side in the fifth.

Joseph Allen, our McDonalds Player of the Game, led the offensive barrage with a homerun over the left – center field fence. Allen also contributed a double and knocked in five runs on the afternoon. He was two for two with three runs scored. Isaiah Williamson and Gage Woods also had big two run hits in the big Leopards first inning.

De Queen will play Foreman again in the opening round of the Leopards Baseball Tournament Thursday at 5:30. The game has been moved to Horatio.

Leopards Finish Second at State Indoor Track Meet

The Class 4A State Indoor Track Meet began at 4:30 Friday
afternoon at the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville
and wrapped up shortly after midnight.
The De Queen Leopards took second place with 83 points.
The NashvilleScrappers took the boys team title with 95 points.
De Queen’s Marquez Ester was named MVP of the Meet.
The Leopards begin their outdoor season Thursday afternoon this week at the Ram Relays at Hot Springs Lakeside High School.

Pirates Scupper Panthers Hope for a Title

The Drew Central Pirates took advantage of their home court in Monticello Thursday night to knock off the Ashdown Panthers 41-40 in the opening round of the 3A South Regional Tournament in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1.

Lamar Wilkerson led the defending state champions with 22 points.

The Ashdown boys finish the season with a 17-8 record.

Lady Leopards Season Comes To An End

The remarkable season for the De Queen Lady Leopards came to a stunning end Wednesday night (2/26) as the number four seeded Crossett Lady Eagles upset the Lady Leopards 56-52 in the opening round of the regional tournament in Crossett in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path. 

The Lady Leopards came out flat as Crossett jumped out to an 8-0 lead, and led by as many as 13 points in the first half. De Queen rallied late in the second quarter to cut the halftime deficit to 30-24. De Queen outscored Crossett 16-8 to take a 40-38 lead after three quarters. The Lady Leopards opened up a five point lead at 50-45 with a little more than three minutes to go, but the Lady Eagles rallied for the four point victory.

Maddie Martin led De Queen with 22. Lizzy Denson pitched in with 14. Josie Burke added nine.

The Lady Leopards finish the season with a 23-4 record. The seniors finish a brilliant three year high school career with a 70-18 record.

Regional Tournament Action This Week

4A South Regional at Crossett High School

Wednesday, February 26th:     4:00 Star City versus Bauxite Girls
5:30 Magnolia versus Bauxite Boys
7:00 De Queen versus Crossett Girls
8:30 Malvern vs Camden Fairview Boys

Thursday, February 27th:        4:00 Mena versus Magnolia Girls
5:30 Nashville versus Warren Boys
7:00 Warren versus Nashville Girls
8:30 Monticello versus Arkadelphia Boys

 3A Region 4 Tournament at Drew Central in Monticello

 Wednesday, February 26th:     4:00 Drew Central versus Ashdown Girls
5:30 Central versus Genoa Central Boys
7:00 Centerpoint versus Dumas Girls
8:30 Prescott versus McGehee Boys

Thursday, February 27th:         4:00 Prescott versus Central Girls
5:30 Centerpoint versus Dumas Boys
7:00 Lakeside versus Fouke Girls
8:30 Drew Central versus Ashdown Boys

 2A South Regional at Fordyce

Wednesday, February 26th:    4:00 Acorn versus Lafayette County Girls
5:30 Dierks versus Parkers Chapel Boys
7:00 Fordyce versus Horatio Girls
8:30 Junction City vs Murfreesboro Boys

Thursday, February 27th:       4:00 Spring Hill versus Murfreesboro Girls
5:30 Harmony Grove vs Foreman Boys
7:00 Cossatot River vs Harmony Grove Girls
8:30 Acorn versus Fordyce Boys 

1A Region 4 Tournament at Caddo Hills in Norman

Wednesday, February 26th:   4:00 Emerson versus Blevins Girls
5:30 Bradley versus Mountain Pine Boys
7:00 Kirby versus Dermott Girls
8:30 Kirby versus Strong Boys

Thursday, February 27th:      4:00 Caddo Hills versus Strong Girls
5:30 Caddo Hills versus Dermott Boys
7:00 Hermitage versus Ouachita Girls
8:30 Nevada versus Ouachita Boys

De Queen Girls Win Conference Tournament Title

The De Queen Lady Leopards raced to a 13-5 lead after the opening quarter and cruised to a 33-26 win over Mena to claim their second consecutive 4A Region 7 Conference Tournament title Saturday night (02/22) at Malvern in action heard live on both #1 Country 92.1 and on 102.1 The Good Path.

De Queen led 18-10 at the half, and 29-17 after three quarters. The Lady Leopards had buzzer beating baskets at the end of the first, second, and third quarters to keep the LadyCats at an arm’s length distance.

Josie Burke was our McDonald’s Player of the Game with nine points, six rebounds, and three assists. Sophomore Jera Cotton scored six points early on to give De Queen the lead in the opening quarter. Cotton finished with eight points and three rebounds. Ashlyn Chambers and Lizzy Dean scored six each. Maddie Martin had four points and five boards, while Abby Ponce collected five rebounds.

Coached by Lance Weeks, the Lady Leopards will take a 23-3 record into the regional tournament this week at Crossett. De Queen will meet the Crossett Lady Eagles on their home floor in the opening round Wednesday at 7:00.

The remarkable run continues for these seniors. They’re now 70-17 in their three year career at De Queen High. They’ve now won 28 straight conference contests. They went 12-0 in regular season play two years straight and they’ve added two more wins in the conference tournaments last year and this season.

Dierks Boys, Acorn Girls Claim Conference Tournament Titles

The Acorn girls and the Dierks boys claimed the team titles Saturday night at the 2A Region 7 Conference Tournament in Mount Ida.

The Lady Tigers defeated the Cossatot River Lady Eagles 55-35 to win the girls championship. The Lady Eagles, coached by Tyler Timms, will take a 22-11 record into the 2A South Regional Tournament. Cossatot River’s girls will battle Camden Harmony Grove’s Lady Hornets Thursday at 7:00 in Fordyce.

In the boys championship contest Saturday night in Mount Ida, the Dierks Outlaws defeated the Acorn Tigers 70-54. The Outlaws, coached by Kevin Alexander, are now 20-4 on the year. The Dierks boys meet Parkers Chapel in the regional tournament at Fordyce on Wednesday night at 5:30.

DIXIE YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE NEEDS UMPIRES

Kyle Willis told #1 Country listeners that The Dixie Youth Baseball league needs additional umpires for this 2020 season.

There will be a meeting Sunday, March 8th, 2:00 pm at the Sportsplex in De Queen for those who are interested in signing up.  Call (870) 784-1716 for more information.

Horatio vs Acorn 02/20

Horatio Lady Lions fall to Acorn Tigers in the semifinals of District with the final score Horatio 38 and Acorn 67.  For Horatio, Summer Morgan led the scoring with 12 points while also bringing down 15 rebounds.  Tristan Short added 8 points with 3 rebounds. Laiken Emerson 6 points, Maddie Rivas 5 points, Teresa Chavez 4,  and Kate Baker 3.

Horatio Lady lions will play Wednesday at 7pm in the Regional Tournament in Fordyce.

De Queen Girls Roll Over Bauxite

The De Queen Lady Leopards played one of their best all around games of the season Thursday night (2/20) defeating Bauxite 57-37 in the semifinals of the 4A Region 7 Conference tournament in Malvern in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards advance to Saturday night’s championship game at 6:00 against Mena. The Mena girls upset Nashville 48-46 earlier on Thursday.

Maddie Martin, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led De Queen with 22 points. Maddie also did a great job on the boards as well as on the defensive end. Ashlyn Chambers added 10 points.

Again, it’s De Queen and Mena for the conference tournament championship Saturday at 6:00 in Malvern. The Courtside Show with Toney Stowers begins at 5:45 on #1 Country 92.1.

ASHDOWN TEAMS COME UP SHORT IN 2ND ROUND OF DISTRICT TOURNAMENT

Ashdown Boys and Girls went to Prescott in the 2nd round of the District tournament to battle the boys and girls of Centerpoint.  The Panther teams came home with two hard fought losses but the good news is both teams already qualified for the Regional Tournament next week at Drew Central.
The girls lost 40 to 33 in a very entertaining well played game.  The Pantherettes cut the lead to two points several times in the second half but the Knights led by Marlee Bright were just too much for our girls.  Blair Gentry led the Pantherettes with 10 points and Porsha Randle had eight points.
The boys had to play an extra stanza in overtime to decide the winner.  All state performer Lamar Wilkerson did not play due to an injury but will be ready next week in the Regional Tournament.  This game was an all time defensive struggle with both teams playing with great intensity.  The Panthers lost 35 to 32 in a highly contested battle.  Herman Benton led the Panthers in scoring with 15 points with five 3 pointers.
Jim Cross

2A Region 7 Conference Tournament

2A Region 7 Conference Tournament Semifinal Results Thursday Night (2/20) at Mount Ida:
Acorn 67 Horatio 38 Girls
Dierks 87 Murfreesboro 57 Boys
Cossatot River 51 Murfreesboro 42 Girls
Acorn 83 Foreman 75 Boys

Saturday night’s Championship Games at Mount Ida:
6:00 Acorn versus Cossatot River Girls
7:30 Acorn versus Dierks Boys

De Queen Boys Season Ends 02/18

It was a valiant effort. In fact, the De Queen Leopards may have played their best game of the year. But the season came to an end Tuesday night as De Queen fell to Nashville 60-51 in the 4A Region 7 Conference Tournament at Malvern in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

The Leopards trailed by eleven with 34-23 at the half. But the De Queen boys came out on fire in the third quarter. A Will Dykes three-pointer late in the third quarter tied the game at 42.  But the Scrappers outscored the Leopards 18-9 in the final quarter to pull away for the nine point victory.

Senior Weston Harp was our McDonald’s Player of the Night with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Will Dykes scored 16.  Davin Burgess pulled down 10 rebounds.

Hats off to the De Queen seniors. They won two games as sophomores, four games as juniors, and they improved to ten victories this season to lay a foundation for future teams to build upon.

The Lady Leopards, the top seed in the girl’s bracket, take the floor in the semifinals Thursday at 7:00 in the conference tournament.   If you can’t make it to Malvern, catch the play by play with Toney Stowers on 102.1 The Good Path.

02/18/2020

Horatio Sr. Girls vs Gurdon

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De Queen Boys Advance at Conference Tournament

The De Queen boys pulled out a thrilling 43-40 win over Mena Monday evening (2/17) at the 4A Region 7 Conference Tournament at Malvern in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path to record win number 10 on the season. It’s the first time that the Leopards basketball team has won 10 games in a season since the 2009-2010 year.

The Leopards outscored the Bearcats 13-8 in the fourth quarter to pull out the three point victory. Will Dykes led the Leopards with 13 points. Will Athey, our McDonalds Player of the Night, scored 12 and led the team in rebounds. Logan Williamson added 10 and did a nice defensive job on Mena’s leading scorer David Grenier.

The Leopards return to Malvern Tuesday evening to battle Nashville at 5:30. The winner earns a trip to the Regional Tournament next week at Crossett. If you can’t make it to Malvern, Toney Stowers will have all the exciting play-by-play action on 102.1 The Good Path. The Courtside Show begins at around 5:15.

Ashdown Hosts Fouke on Senior Night

The Ashdown Panthers girls and boys played host to Fouke Panthers in an important conference game at Helen Parker Gymnasium on Senior night (2/14).
The Fouke girls defeated the Pantherettes by a score 60 to 51.  Fouke was led by an amazing performance by Taylor Hardin who had 34 points including 6 three pointers.  It was an exciting game where Ashdown cut the lead to 4 on several occasions in the second half but could never get over the hump.
The leading scorers for the Pantherettes were Jukarra Greenlee with 12 points followed by Vonee Thomas with 11 points and Porsha Randle pitched in with 10 points.  The Pantherettes finish the regular season conference season with a 7-5 record and will get ready for the District Tournament next week in Prescott.
The boys easily came out of the gate early and led led Fouke 8 to 0 in the opening minutes and coasted to a 59 to 37 victory.  Lamar Wilkerson who injured his ankle on Tuesday started and made a quick three pointer but was quickly removed from the game to save him for the District Tournament.  Since it was Senior Night, Wilkerson wanted to step on the home floor one last time.
The Panthers were led in scoring by Notoris Nelson with 20 points followed by 17 points by Jacolby Williams and 12 points by Herman Benton.  The Panthers finished the season with a conference record of 11-1 and will get ready for the Conference tournament next week in Prescott.
Jim Cross

Lady Leopards Go Undefeated in Conference Play

For the second straight season, the De Queen Lady Leopards went through 4A Region 7 Conference play with a perfect 12-0 record as the De Queen girls defeated Bauxite 51-48 Friday (2/14) on Senior Night inside Leopard Coliseum in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

The six seniors on the team: Maddie Martin, Abby Ponce, Josie Burke, Ashlyn Chambers, Lizzy Denson, and Baylee Harder will leave behind an amazing three year career with post-season play still to come this year. In the past three seasons, the Lady Leopards have gone a combined 68-17. Over the past two years, the De Queen girls are 49-7.

The Lady Leopards will also hand off a 24 game regular season conference winning streak to next year’s team. But it wasn’t easy Friday night as the Lady Miners played tough.

Maddie Martin, our McDonalds Player of the Night, finished with 18 points, three assists, and three steals. Josie Burke pitched in nine points. Ashlyn Chambers and Lizzy Denson added eight each.

The Lady Leopards end the regular season at 21-3. They’ll be the top seed in the conference tournament at Malvern.

Meanwhile in boy’s action, the Leopards were ice cold from the field and suffered a 58-33 defeat at the hands of the Miners. The De Queen boys were just 1 of 13 from behind the three point line. Weston Harp was the only Leopard in double figures with 14 points. Will Dykes added seven points. The Leopards ended the regular season at 9-17. It’s the most victories that the Leopards have had since the 2009-2010 season.

In Coach Jake Lee’s first year at De Queen, the Leopards did not win a game. They claimed two victories in year two. They improved to four wins last year. They have a chance to get to double digits in victories this week at the conference tournament at Malvern. The Leopards open up against the Mena Bearcats in first round action tonight at 7:00.

  

HAWAIIAN NIGHT AT LEOPARDS VS MINERS BASKETBALL GAME  02/14

DHS Senior Cheerleader, Kimberly Figueroa, announced that the De Queen Athletic Booster Club has declared it’s HAWAIIAN NIGHT at the De Queen vs Bauxite basketball games on Friday, February 14th in the Coliseum at De Queen High School.

Attendees are asked to wear a Hawaiian shirt to show their support for the De Queen student-athletes.

First 50 students to enter wearing a Hawaiian shirt will get in FREE!!!

DE QUEEN LEOPARDS AND CUBS ARCHERY TOURNAMENT RESULTS ANNOUNCED 02/12/20

The Leopards competed at regionals this past weekend. They placed Third and qualified for state.

They also competed at Murfreesboro, Bryant and Glen Rose this year placing 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively. They scored 3139 at regional. Top 5 Average scores: Amber Morris 277 Shaylon Loyd 273 Lexi Hall 268 Dennis Peppers 261 Cooper Vallee 260.

The De Queen Cubs archery team also competed at regionals over the weekend, placing in 4th and falling shy of qualifying for state by 31 points. The team scored 2859 at regional and also competed in tournaments in Murfreesboro, Bryant, and Glen Rose this year.

The top five shooters for the year were Max Pinkerton with a 260 average. William Peppers had a 248 average, Caitlyn Carter averaged 247, Ulyces Coto and Dayanti Villeda both averaged 245. The Leopards will be competing at State at the Hot Springs Convention Center on March 7th.

MARQEZ ESTER TO TRADE SPOTS FOR FEATHERS

De Queen High School senior, Marquez Ester, signed a Letter of Intent Wednesday, February 12th at KDQN’s #1 Country Studios to play football for the Northeastern State University Riverhawks in Tahlequah, OK.  Marquez was a running back on the De Queen Leopards Football team and lettered in both football and track.

During an on-air interview by the KDQN Brew Crew, Marquez stated that he was going to set his goals high for both football and academics.  He is planning to major in either Management or Business.

Marquez was joined by his mother Tiffany and sister Teonna Ester for the signing ceremony.  Others attending included Coaches Stephen Sloan, Bryan Shelton, Johnathan Lindsey, and Beau McCastlain and his cousins Damontre Grant and Donovan Ester.

DE QUEEN SPLITS A PAIR WITH MALVERN

The De Queen senior teams split a pair of contests on the road at Malvern Tuesday night in action heard live (2/11) on 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards improved to 20-3 on the season with a 53-36 victory, while the Leopards battled gamely before falling 63-48.

The Lady Leopards improved to 11-0 in 4A Region 7 Conference play with the 53-36 win. The De Queen girls jumped out to a 21-6 lead after the opening quarter and cruised to victory. Maddie Martin led the Lady Leopards with 22 points.  Ashlyn Chambers chipped in with 13, and Josie Burke added 10. The Lady Leopards will look to go 12-0 in conference play for the second straight season when they host Bauxite for Senior Night on Friday.

The Leopards jumped out to a 9-2 lead in the boys contest and led 16-13 after the opening quarter. Weston Harp and Davin Burgess both picked up their third fouls in the second quarter. But the hot shooting of Will Dykes kept the Leopards close. Dykes had 15 first half points as the De Queen boys trailed 28-27 at halftime. But Malvern, who is tied for first place in the conference, pulled away in the second half for the 63-48 win. Dykes led De Queen with 20. Weston Harp was also in double figures with 12. Davin Burgess and Will Athey added eight each. The Leopards are 2-9 in the league and tied for sixth place. With a win over Bauxite on Senior Night Friday, the Leopards can secure a first round bye in next week’s conference tournament at Malvern.

Last Doubleheader of the Season to Take Place This Week

The UA Cossatot Colts and Lady Colts each have two home basketball games left this season.  The men have a home game on February 20, and the women have a home game on February 22.  Both teams, however, will be playing on Friday, February 14, in Lockesburg at the UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium.

The Lady Colts and Colts will be competing against North Arkansas College on Friday night.  The Lady Colts game will begin at 5:00 P.M., and the Colts will play at 7:00 P.M.

Everyone is invited to UA Cossatot’s Lockesburg Campus to watch these two teams play on the same night.

Free prizes will be drawn, Colts gear will be available for the public to purchase, and a concession stand will be open.

“I am proud of our two teams, and I hope everyone can come out and watch them in action at our last doubleheader for the season,” said UA Cossatot Basketball Coach, Brad Phillips.

De Queen Senior Teams Sweep Hope Friday Night

The De Queen senior teams swept Hope Friday night (2/7/20)at Leopard Coliseum with the Lady Leopards posting a 50-37 victory, while the Leopards turned back the Bobcats 56-42 in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

The Lady Leopards struggled early, but played well late to stay unbeaten in 4A Region 7 Conference play at 10-0. The De Queen girls improved to 19-3 on the season with the 50-37 victory. Lizzy Denson led the way with 16 points and eight rebounds. Josie Burke pitched in 10 points and added eight boards. Maddie Martin finished with nine points and five assists.

The Leopards posted their second conference win of the year with the 56-42 victory over the Bobcats in boys action. It’s the first time since the 2010-2011 season that the Leopards have won two regular season conference games in the same season. Will Dykes, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led the way with 25 points. Dykes was 5 of 7 from behind the three point line. He also dished out five assists. Weston Harp pitched in 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to post a double-double. Davin Burgess added nine points and hauled 12 boards. The Leopards played with a lot of emotion on “white out night” at Leopard Coliseum to improve to 9-14 on the season.

Other Area Action From Friday Night (2/7/20)

The Ashdown senior teams were victorious on the road at Bismarck Friday night. The Pantherettes defeated the Lady Lions 44-23 to improve to 13-9 overall and 7-3 in 3A Region 7 Conference play. Meanwhile, the Ashdown boys found themselves trailing by two points at the half at Bismarck. But the defending Class 3A State Champions outscored Bismarck 30-2 in the third quarter to put the game away by a final score of 55-30. The Panthers are 9-1 in the league and 15-6 overall.

The Horatio Lady Lions rolled over Trinity Christian of Texarkana 59-12 Friday night in Horatio. The Lady Lions are 13-10 on the season. The Lady Lions had four players in double figures. Summer Morgan led with 15. Laiken Emerson poured in 14. Tristan Short chipped in with 11. Maddie Rivas added 10.

Cossatot River traveled to Danville for non-conference action Friday night. The Lady Eagles fell to 20-10 on the season with a 43-30 loss. Meanwhile, the Cossatot River Boys lost to the Little Johns 48-41.

WHITE OUT AT LEOPARD COLISEUM THIS FRIDAY

The De Queen Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring a WHITE-OUT at the De Queen vs Hope basketball games on Friday, February 7th beginning at 6 pm in the Coliseum at De Queen High School.

Attendees are asked to wear a white shirt to show their support for the De Queen student-athletes.

First 50 students to enter with a white shirt will get in FREE!!!….thanks to a  $250 donation by the Booster Club to cover the price of the admission. So let’s pack the house with white!!!

De Queen High School administration wants to say “Thank You” to the Booster Club and the entire community of De Queen for their continued support.

De Queen Senior Teams Sweep Mena

The De Queen senior teams swept a pair of contests on the road at Mena Tuesday night(2/4/20) in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards rallied for a 44-39 win to stay undefeated in conference play at 9-0. Meanwhile the Leopards avenged a two point loss in De Queen last Thursday with a huge 58-38 win to notch their first league win this season.
The Lady Leopards trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, and trailed by six at 26-20 at the half. The De Queen girls rallied to take a 33-32 lead after three quarters, and won by five at 44-39. Maddie Martin led the Lady Leopards with 12. Lizzy Denson was also in double figures with 10. Josie Burke and Ashlyn Chambers added nine each. The Lady Leopards are 18-3 overall.
The Leopards and Bearcats were tied at 13 after the opening quarter, before the De Queen boys took charge. De Queen led 26-18 at the half, extended the lead to 36-25 after three quarters, before winning by 20 at 58-38. Logan Williamson was named our McDonalds Player of the Night for his defensive efforts on Mena’s David Grenier. Grenier torched De Queen for 30 points in a two point Mena victory at Leopard Coliseum last Thursday. But last night, Williamson held Grenier to just 14 to spark the De Queen win. Meanwhile, the Leopards had three players in double figures. Weston Harp led the way with 17. Davin Burgess and Will Dykes pitched in 15 each. The Leopards improved to 8-14 on the season.

De Queen Senior Teams Split at Nashville  01/31/20

The De Queen senior teams traveled to Nashville Friday night and came away with a split at Scrapper Arena in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards dominated the Scrapperettes 63-40, while the Scrappers claimed the boys contest 72-52.

In the girls contest, the Lady Leopards started off slowly as they trailed 13-10 after the opening quarter. But De Queen began passing the ball inside to take advantage of the height of Lizzy Denson and Josie Burke to take control of the game in the second quarter. Lizzy had 18 first half points, while Josie added ten. For the game, Denson ended with 31 and Burke tallied 16. Denson was named our McDonalds Player of the Night. The De Queen girls are now 17-3 overall and remain undefeated in conference play at 8-0.

Nashville prevailed 72-52 in the boys contest despite a brilliant 33 point scoring effort by Weston Harp. The Leopards are now 7-14 on the season.

Elsewhere Around the Area Friday Night 01/31/20

The Ashdown senior teams split a pair of contests on the road at Prescott Friday night. The Pantherettes slipped to 6-3 in the league and 12-9 on the year after falling at Prescott 50-44. In boys action, the Panthers led 41-27 after three quarters, but had to hold off a furious Precsott rally in the fourth quarter to win by five points. It was the Panthers 54 and the Curley Wolves 49. The defending Class 3A State Champs are 8-1 in conference action and 14-6 overall.

The Dierks senior teams played well Friday night at home against the visiting Foreman senior teams.

The Lady Outlaws raced to a 30-9 halftime lead, and cruised to a 48-23 victory to improve to 5-13 on the season.

Meanwhile, the Outlaws improved to 10-1 in conference play and 14-4 overall with a 74-48 win over the Gators in boys action.

Cossatot River also protected the home floor Friday night against Gurdon. The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 22-4 lead at the end of the opening quarter and cruised to a 57-28 victory. The Cossatot River girls are 10-2 in the conference and 19-8 on the season. The Eagles won their fourth game of the year by turning back the Go Devils 48-40 in senior boys action.

Horatio traveled to Mount Ida Friday night. The Horatio senior boys dropped a tough 61-58 decision. The Lions are 8-15 on the season.

DE QUEEN SPLITS WITH MENA  (1/30/20)

The De Queen senior teams hosted Mena at Leopard Coliseum Thursday night in action heard on 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards rallied for a 42-28 victory, while the Leopards lost a heartbreaker 43-41.

The Lady Leopards outscored Mena 29-11 in the second half to erase a four point halftime deficit. Maddie Martin was our McDonalds Player of the Game with ten points. Ashlyn Chambers also tallied ten points as the Lady Leopards stayed undefeated in conference play at 7-0. De Queen is 16-3 overall.

The Leopards fought back from a six point halftime deficit to take a one point lead on two occasions in the fourth quarter. But Mena’s David Grenier hit eight straight free throws down the stretch to seal the game for the visitors. Grenier scored 30 of Mena’s 43 points on the night. Will Dykes led the Leopards with 13. Davin Burgess pitched in ten, and Weston Harp added nine. The Leopards are 7-13 on the year.

Panthers host Buckaroos in Conference Game   01/28/20

The Ashdown Panthers and Pantherettes hosted the Smackover Buckaroos in a conference tilt at Helen Parker Gymnasium.
The Panther Girls won 41 to 24 and the boys won convincingly 75 to 24.  The Pantherettes started slowly and held a two point lead at halftime.  The girls quickly heated up in the third quarter led by 8 points from Makhia Cook including 2 three pointers.  The Pantherettes outscored the visiting Buckaroos by a 13 to 4 margin in the third quarter and coasted to victory.  The leading scorers were Vonee Thomas with 12 points followed by 10 points from Jukarra Greenlee and 9 points from Cook.  Blaire Gentry had several key blocks while altering several other Smackover shots.  Porsha Randle also played a magnificent game from the point. The girls move to 6 and 2 in conference.
The boys started hot, never cooled off and easily handled the visitors from Smackover.  The Panthers led 21 to 7 after the first quarter and led comfortably the rest of the game.  Lamar Wilkerson and Notoris Nelson had several crowd pleasing dunks that had Helen Parker Gymnasium rocking.  The leading scorers for the Panthers were Wilkerson with 17 points followed by 12 from Nelson and Jacolby Williams along with 10 points from Marcel Turner and 9 points from Herman Benton.  The Panthers move to 7 and 1 in the conference with the victory.
Jim Cross

DE QUEEN SPLITS WITH ARKADELPHIA  (1/28/20)

The De Queen senior teams split with Arkadelphia Tuesday night at Leopard Coliseum, with the Lady Leopards rolling to a 63-20 win while the Leopards battled the Badgers tough before falling 70-52 in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

The Lady Leopards stayed undefeated in conference play and improved to 15-3 overall with the impressive 63-20 victory. De Queen raced to a 44-10 halftime lead and cruised in the second half. Ashlyn Chambers led the way with 18. Josie Burke scored 16. Maddie Martin contributed 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists. Lizzy Denson added nine points and four rebounds.

The league leading Arkadelphia boys came in 19- 2 on the season and were heavily favored in the boys contest. But the Leopards came to play and trailed the Badgers 28-26 at the half. The Leopards were down by only four in the fourth quarter before the Badgers finally pulled away for the 70-52 win. Weston Harp, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led the way with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Logan Williamson and Will Dykes pitched in with 11 each. Will Athey added 10 points and 6 rebounds. The Leopards are 7-12 on the season.

Elsewhere around the area:

Horatio and Cossatot River split a pair Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles knocked off the Lady Lions 59-30, while the Lions defeated the Eagles in senior boys action 45-42.

Acorn took two out of three from Foreman. Acorn won the senior girls contest 77-20. The Gators topped the Tigers in the senior boys game 68-66. Acorn claimed the junior boys action 54-41.

De Queen Defeats Eagletown 72-52

The De Queen Leopards crossed the state line Friday night (1/24/20) and posted a 72-52 win over Eagletown to improve to 7-11 on the year. Will Dykes paced four Leopards in double figures with a career high 31 points. Will Athey chipped in with 16. Logan Williamson scored 12, and Weston Harp added 10.

 Horatio Splits with Gurdon

The Horatio senior teams hosted Gurdon Friday night (1/24/20) and split a pair of senior high contests. The Lady Lions won 55-45, while the Lions fell to the Go Devils in boys action 47-39.

The Lady Lions improved to 4-6 in conference play and 10-9 overall with the ten point victory.

The Lions led the Go Devils 24-20 at the half, but couldn’t hang on, as Gurdon rallied for the 47-39 win. Horatio’s boys are 7-14 on the season.

 Outlaws Win at Acorn

The Dierks Outlaws avenged a three point loss earlier this month by dominating Acorn on the road Friday night (1/24/20)  76-45. It was Acorn’s first conference loss, while the Outlaws improved to 8-1 in league play and 12-3 overall.

The Lady Outlaws lost at Acorn 75-46 to fall to 4-11 on the year.

Dierks won the junior boys contest 42-30.

ASHDOWN DEFEATS GENOA CENTRAL

The Ashdown Boys and Girls went on the road Friday night, Jan 24th, to Genoa Central in search of two victories; mission accomplished as both teams played well from start to finish to defeat the home Dragons in rather convincing fashion.  The girls won 51 to 24 as Jukarra Greenlee and Porsha Randle played tremendous defense at the top of the Panthers 3-2 zone which led to several steals and easy baskets.  Greenlee led all scorers with 21 points including 14 in the first half and Makhia Cook pitched in with 13 points including three 3point baskets.  The victory pushes the girls conference record to 5 and 2.
In the boys game, the Panthers came out a little sluggish but went on a 19 to 6 second quarter run to put the game out of reach.  The Panthers played smothering defense led by Herman Benton, Marcel Turner and Lamar Wilkerson which not only disrupted the flow of the Dragon offense but also led to several steals and easy baskets for the Panthers. Wilkerson led the Panthers in scoring with 15 points followed by 11 points from Marcel Turner and 9 points from Notoris Nelson.  The victory moves their conference record to 6-1.
Both teams play again Tuesday night at home against Smackover which will be broadcast live on #1 Country 92.1 with the pre game show beginning at 6pm.

ASHDOWN NABS TWO BIG WINS AGAINST FOUKE  (1/21/20)

The Ashdown Panthers boys and girls went on the road and came home with two big conference wins against the Fouke Panthers.
The Pantherettes won 42 to 40 in a hard fought down to the wire win while the boys easily defeated Fouke 64 to 32.  In the girls game, it was Ashdown clinging to a 2 point halftime lead led by 9 first half points by Jukarra Greenlee.  Greenlee was seemingly all over the court deflecting passes while grabbing steals and going coast to coast for some key layups.  In the second half, neither team led by more than 5 points.  It was a game of contrasting styles Fouke made 10 3 pointers while Ashdown only made one.  However, Ashdown aggressively drove the ball to the basket and dominated the game in the paint.  The leading scorers for the Pantherettes were Greenlee with 18 and Vonee Thomas with 9 points including 5 clutch free throws.
 In the boys game, it was the Lamar Wilkerson show who scored 17 first quarter points on an array of offensive moves from slam dunks, 3 point shots, mid range jumpers and slashing layups.  Ashdown led 22 to 4 after the first quarter and never looked back.  Wilkerson finished with 33 points while Notoris Nelson scored 12 points and Jacolby Williams pitched in with 8.
The girls move to 4-2 in conference play while the boys move to 5-1.  Both teams resume action this Friday at Genoa.  Pre game show will begin at 6pm on KDQN #1 Country 92.1.
Jim Cross

De Queen Senior Teams Split with Malvern

The De Queen senior teams split a pair of contests with Malvern Friday night (1/17) at Leopard Coliseum in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

The Lady Leopards defeated Malvern 62-46, while the Malvern boys defeated De Queen 83-54

The De Queen girls opened up a tight game with a big second half to pull away for the 16 point win. Ashlyn Chambers paced De Queen’s scoring with 25 points. Josie Burke and Maddie Martin had 12 each. Our McDonalds Player of the Night was Sydney Casteel. Sydney was in double figures, but also contributed numerous “hustle plays” to spark De Queen’s second half rally. With the win, the Lady Leopards improved to 4-0 in league play, and 12-3 overall.

The De Queen boys battled hard despite the fact that two of their top three scorers missed the game with injuries. With Davin Burgess and Will Dykes out with injuries, the Leopards fought hard before running out of gas late in the 83-54 setback. Weston Harp paced the Leopards with 15. Will Athey chipped in with 14. Logan Williamson added 12. The Leopards are 6-11 on the season.

Horatio and Dierks Teams Split

The Horatio and Dierks senior teams split a pair of contests Friday night (1/17) in Horatio as heard live on #1 Country 92.1.

The Horatio Lady Lions improved to 3-5 in conference play, and 8-8 overall, with a 62-33 victory over the Lady Outlaws. Summer Morgan led Horatio with 19. Madison Olvey chipped in with 11, and Tristen Short added 10. Emily Gordon led Dierks with 11. Halle Mounts added 10.

The Outlaws defeated the Lions in senior boys action 72-46. Aaron Stokes led the Outlaws with 21. For Horatio, Blake Pickett scored 12, and Wyatt Nelson added 10.

Legacy Academy Hosts Lukfata Monday night

Legacy Academy hosted Lukfata Public Schools in a series of basketball games on Monday night (1/13/20).
The night began with the games by the 5th/6th grade girls and 5th/6th grade boys Pee Wee teams. This is the first year for Legacy Academy to host its own Pee Wee program. It is also participating in the area mini-hoops program with teams from De Queen, Foreman, Idabel, Mineral Springs, Horatio, and Fouke. Lukfata won both Pee Wee games tonight.
Legacy’s JV girls played faced a tough and much more experienced Lukfata team and quickly fell behind. They were never able to recover and lost to the Oklahoma team from just across the state line.
The night ended with a final game between the school’s JV boys teams. The Warriors won the tip off and took a quick lead at the free throw line just a minute into the game. They never let go of the lead. The Warriors were up 16-6 at the half but faced a determined visiting team in the third quarter. With a relatively low scoring game the Warriors defeated the Falcons 34-24. A rambunctious crowd welcomed ending the night with a Lockesburg victory. Ethan Gallagher scored 15 points for the home team, while Elijah Shoates garnered 13 for the Warriors. Gallagher also led the team in rebounds and assists.
Off the remainder of the week, the Legacy Warriors travel to Hope next week.

ASHDOWN PANTHERS TAKE TWO FROM BISMARCK LIONS

The Ashdown Panthers girls and boys team had two convincing wins over the Bismarck Lions at Helen Parker Gymnasium Friday, January 10th.
The Pantherettes defeated the Lady Lions by a score of 44 to 29.  The Pantherettes led 19 to 6 at halftime led by 6 points by Makhia Cook.  The leading scorers were 14 points by Jukarra Greenlee highlighted by three steals followed by coast to coast layups and Blair Gentry pitched in with 13 points.
The Boys defeated the Lions 52 to 27 and had control of the game from the opening tip. Lamar Wilkerson had his usual top notch game with 25 points along with several pin point passes that led to easy baskets. Marcel Turner chipped in with 10 points.
The boys and the girls both moved to 3 wins and 1 loss in the conference.
Jim Cross

Legacy JV Warriors Continue Winning Streak

JV Lady Warriors & Senior Boys Fall to Hope teams
Lockesburg’s Legacy Academy hosted an intense night of basketball Thursday night (01/09/20) for three home games against Garrett Memorial Christian School of Hope. The night started off as a challenge for the home JV boys team with three of Legacy’s starters out of the game for the night. The game was a tense back and forth all night, tied up 16-16 at half-time. The low scoring game was a credit to the defense on both teams. Hope’s #5 Tanner was the high scorer for the Saints bringing in 14 points, while Ethan Gallagher scored 15 for the Lockesburg team. Gallagher led the team in assist while Henry Evans led the team in rebounds. The Warriors won the game 29-25 bringing their record to 14-1 for the season.
The Lady Warriors lost a difficult game against the Lady Saints with a final score of 36-16. Mikayla of the visiting team scored 16 of the team’s 36 points, while Grace Tucker was the high scorer for the home team with 6 points. Tucker led the team in assist, while Trinity Cox led the Lady Warriors in rebounds. The loss brought the Lockesburg’s record in only their second season to 7 wins and 5 losses.
This is Legacy’s first year to field a Senior Varsity team and with only two senior varsity players, it is primarily made up on JV players who play up in a second game on game night. The Warriors faced an older and more seasoned team in the Saints and suffered a defeat at home as a result. The home team led the game at the end of the 1st quarter 15-10 but the visiting team never surrendered the lead after taking it in the second quarter. The Saint’s were led by Jordan Keener with 17 points and Ty Watkins with 14. Freshman Ethan Gallagher led Lockesburg’s home team with 17 points. Gallagher also led the team in assists, while Joseph Hossenlopp led the team in rebounds. The final score was 61-40. The Warriors senior boys have a 7-4 record for the season.

De Queen & Nashville Split Pair of Games

De Queen and Nashville split a pair of senior high basketball contests Tuesday night (01/07/20) at Leopard Arena in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

The Lady Leopards improved to 10-2 on the season with a 64-49 victory, while the Scrappers defeated the Leopards 70-41 in boys action.

In the girls contest, Nashville led 30-25 at halftime. However, the Lady Leopards outscored Nashville 39-19 in the second half to pull away for the 15 point win. Ashlyn Chambers, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led all scorers with 20. Maddie Martin chipped in with 14. Josie Burke, who battled foul trouble in the first half, finished with 13 points. Sydney Townsend led Nashville with 17.

The boys contest saw several lead changes in the opening quarter. Nashville led by seven at intermission. But the Leopards went ice cold from the floor in the second half to allow the Scrappers to pull away 70-41. Davin Burgess led the Leopards with 11. Logan Williamson connected for nine. Weston Harp and Will Dykes added eight each. Nashville’s Devontae Weatherspoon led all scorers with 21.

The De Queen teams return to action Thursday evening in the semifinals of the Cossatot River Tournament.

LEGACY ACADEMY COMPETES IN CRUSADERS CLASSIC JV TOURNAMENT 01/06/20

Legacy Academy’s boys and girls JV teams traveled to Magnolia over the weekend to participate in the Crusaders Classic JV Tournament, hosted by Columbia Christian School. Schools in South Arkansas and Northern Louisiana participated. The Lady Warriors lost to the home team’s ladies in a close game with a final score of 25-21. This bumped the Lockesburg team to the consolation bracket where they were eliminated by Garrett Memorial Christian School from Hope. This leaves the Lady Warriors with a 7-4 record in their second season in school history. The Warriors captured the school’s first ever tournament championship after securing three victories against schools from Hope, Magnolia and Hot Springs. This is the school’s third year in offering basketball. The basketball program’s enjoy success this year that is fitting for their new location in Lockesburg, considering the community’s rich history in basketball and designation as a basketball town.Freshman Elijah Shoates of the Warriors team was selected as one of the tournament’s five “All Tournament” players, while freshman Ethan Gallagher was selected as the tournament’s “Most Valuable Player.” The Warriors enter January with a 13-1 record. Both teams and the school’s Senior Varsity team face Garrett Memorial from Hope Thursday in Lockesburg. Games begin at 430pm and the public is invited.

Panthers & Pantherettes Travel to Texas High

The Ashdown Girls and Boys Basketball teams traveled to Texas High on Friday, January 3rd, to continue a great basketball rivalry.

In the girls game, the Lady Tigers defeated the Pantherettes 52-49.  The first half was dominated by the Home team as they raced out to a 31 to 17 lead. However in the third quarter the Pantherettes caught fire by hitting 5 3 pointers to cut the lead to 3 at the end of the 3rd quarter.  The 4th quarter was nip and tuck with the Lady Tigers coming out on top by three points. For the Pantherettes the leading scorers were Vonee Thomas with 15 points followed by Blair Gentry with 12 points and Makhia Cook pitched in with 11 points.

In the boys game, Ashdown battled to a 53 to 47 victory by overcoming an early deficit with a blazing hot second half. The Panthers were behind by eight points going into the locker room.  After the halftime break, Lamar Wilkerson put the team on his back and had 14 third quarter points to change the momentum of the game.  The Panthers took the lead for good with about three minutes to go in the game and sealed the victory with clutch free throws by Jacolby Williams and Marcel Turner.  Wilkerson finished with 28 points followed by 12 points by Williams and Notorios Nelson pitched in with 11 points along with several key rebounds.

The Pantherettes and Panthers return to action at home Tuesday night against Prescott.  Pre game show will begin at 5:45 on #1 Country 92.1.

Jim Cross

Cossatot River Senior Tournament

Five senior girls teams and five senior boys squads will compete for team titles at the annual Cossatot River Senior Tournament Monday, January 6th through Saturday, January 11th.

The Acorn, Blevins, Cossatot River, De Queen, and Nevada senior teams will battle in the tournament with two games scheduled for Monday, four games in Thursday’s semi-finals, with the championship round action for both the girls and boys divisions scheduled for Saturday night.

On Monday, the Acorn Lady Tigers open up the tournament against the Blevins Lady Hornets at 5:00. The De Queen Leopards and Cossatot River Eagles square off at 6:20.

In Thursday’s semi-finals, the Cossatot River Lady Eagles battle the Nevada Lady Blue Jays at 4:00. The Nevada boys meet the De Queen-Cossatot River winner Thursday at 5:20. That’ll be followed by the De Queen Lady Leopards battling the Acorn-Blevins winner at 6:40. The final game Thursday night features the Acorn Tigers and the Blevins Hornets at 8:00.

The girls final will begin at 6:00 on Saturday, followed by the boys championship at 7:20 in the annual Cossatot River Senior Tournament.

De Queen Teams Drop Two in Russellville, 12/27-28

The De Queen senior teams ran into some tough competition Friday and Saturday at the Hoops for Hunger Classic in Russellville. The Lady Leopards lost to Pottsville in overtime on Friday before falling to Van Buren on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Leopards lost to Russellville and Baptist Prep of Little Rock.

On Friday, the Lady Leopards had a double digit lead in the first half and took a 26-18 lead at intermission. However, Pottsville battled back to send the game into overtime. The Lady Apaches took the 51-49 win when a De Queen three-point attempt was blocked at the buzzer. It was the first loss of the season for De Queen’s girls.

Also on Friday, the Leopards lost to Russellville 97-54 in the boys contest. The Cyclones raced to a 37-10 lead after the opening quarter, and had 60 points on the board at the half. The home team cruised to the easy win in the second half.

On Saturday, the Lady Leopards lost to Van Buren 52-32. At the half, De Queen trailed only 23-22, but the Lady Pointers pulled away in the second half. Maddie Martin led De Queen with seven points. Abby Ponce, Ashlyn Chambers, and Lizzy Denson had six points each. The Lady Leopards are 9-2 on the season.

In a hard fought boys contest Saturday, De Queen dropped a 76-68 decision to Baptist Prep of Little Rock. After falling behind 7-0 at the start, De Queen battled back to take a one point lead in the third quarter. However, the Leopards couldn’t maintain the momentum. Will Athey led four Leopards in double figures with 18. Davin Burgess chipped in with 17. Will Dykes scored 16. Weston Harp added 14. The Leopards are 5-7 on the year.

The De Queen teams compete in the Cossatot River Tournament January 6th – 11th

Legacy Academy Splits games in Lockesburg Friday night 

Lockesburg’s Legacy Warriors hosted Malvern’s Ambassador Academy in JV boys and SV boys basketball games Friday night. Legacy Academy’s Junior Varsity boys suffered their first loss of the season, bringing their record to 10-1. Makade Bivins was the high scorer for the Warriors with 11 points. Jade Bivins scored 10, while Ethan Gallagher, who was injured early in the first quarter and missed the remainder of the game scored 10. The Knights defeated the Warriors with a final score of 36-32, led by Shane Moran with 24 points and AJ Horton with 12.
The Warriors ended the night successfully when the Senior Varsity team secured a win for the home team. The Warriors defeated Malvern’s Knights 61-48, led by Ethan Gallagher with 23 points. Andrew Tucker scored 16 for the Warriors, while Jade Bivins brought in 13 points. Gallagher also led the team in rebounds and assists. Shawn Moran scored 17 points for the Knights, while AJ Horton led the Malvern team with 26 points.
The victory brings Legacy Academy’s SV team to enter the new year with a 7-3 record.

De Queen Senior Teams split at Arkadelphia Friday, 12/20

The De Queen senior teams traveled to Arkadelphia and split a couple of senior high contests in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

The Lady Leopards won their conference opener and improved to 9-0 overall with a 48-26 victory. Ashlyn Chambers led the way with 27 points, including seven – three pointers.

The Leopards dropped a 72-54 decision to the Badgers to snap a three game losing streak and fall to 5-5 overall. Three Leopards were in double figures, led by Will Athey’s 16 points. Weston Harp chipped in with 13, and Davin Burgess added 12.

The De Queen senior teams will compete in the Hoops for Hunger Classic in Russellville Friday night. The Lady Leopards meet Pottsville at 4:00, while the Leopards tangle with the host team from Russellville at 8:00.

De Queen Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

Four De Queen High School Cross Country students signed letters of intent with various colleges on Tuesday, December 17th at Number One Country studios.

Front: Anthony Sanchez, Xochitl Florez, and Heidy Galvan.  Back: Coach Dennis Chaney, Miguel Diaz, and Coach Brian Shelton.

More photos on Photo Album page.

LEGACY WARRIORS GET WINS TUESDAY NIGHT   12/17/19

Legacy Academy Warriors hosted Maranatha Chrisitan School from Smackover in JV and SV basketball games Tuesday night at home in Lockesburg.  it was the first time for the schools to meet.

JV Warriors took their record to 10-0 with a 42-28 win.  The game was a close one with the Warriors leading 16-14 at the half, but they began to pull away at the end of the 3rd quarter.  Ethan Gallagher led the Warriors in scoring with16 points, followed by Eligah Shoates with 14.  Gallagher also led the JV Warriors with 9 rebounds and with assists.  The Mullinex brothers led Maranatha’s JV Eagles with 12 points each.

Legacy’s Senior boys secured a victory in Tuesday’s match, as well, besting the Eagles with 23 points, while freshman Ethan Gallagher led the Warriors with 20 points.  Andrew Tucker also scored 11 for the home team.  Joseph Hossenlopp grabbed 15 rebounds for the Warriors, while Ethan Gallagher led the team in assists.

The Warriors play again at home in Lockesburg on Friday when they take on Malvern’s Ambasssador Academy.  Games begin at 4 pm.

ASHDOWN TAKES TWO FROM GENOA CENTRAL AT HOME   12/17/18

The Ashdown Girls and Boys Basketball Teams hosted the Genoa Central Dragons in conference action at Helen Parker Gymnasium. The Pantherettes won 42-18 behind a great defensive effort led by Porsha Randle and Jakarra Greenlee. The Girls led 24 to 4 at half and never looked back. The Pantherettes were led in scoring by Randle with 12 points while Greenlee added 11 and Makhia Cook pitched in with 7 points.

In the boys game, the Panthers jumped out to an 18 to 6 first quarter lead with 7 points by Notoris Nelson. The Panthers led 35 to 18 at half. However, the third quarter saw a scoring explosion by Lamar Wilkerson who had 24 points in the quarter. In the third quarter alone, Wilkerson had 2 3-pointers, 6 2-point baskets along with a perfect 6 for 6 from the charity stripe. Wilkerson scored 38 points in only three quarters of play. Herman Benton scored 9 points and Braylon Milsak pitched in with 8 points. Vontre O’Guinn, Delrae Smith and Jacolby Williams spearheaded an excellent defensive effort. The final score was a convincing 78 to 31 victory for an opening conference win.

Mineral Springs take both from Horatio 

The Mineral Springs Lady Hornets defeated the Horatio Lady Lions 49-46 Monday night (12/16) in a non-conference match up in Mineral Springs.
Tristen Short was the leading scorer for the Lady Lions with 23 points. Teresa Chavez had 8 and Maddie Rivas added 7.
The Lady Lions kept the game close throughout the game even after having two players fouled out, forcing Horatio to play 4 on 5 for the majority of the fourth period.
The Hornets defeated the Lions 52-50.
Luke Bright scored 21 points including 14 in the second half, but the Lions came up a little short. Orey Chandler scored 7 points, while Logan Bevins and Blake Pickett contributed 4 points each.
Horatio led until the final minutes in the game and Mineral Springs claimed the victory at the free throw line to win the non-conference game at home.

BARN BURNER IN ASHDOWN

Wow!!  What a game between the 4A defending state champs Magnolia Panthers and the 3A defending state Ashdown Panthers Friday evening )12/13) at Helen Parker Gymnasium in the battle of two heavyweights that lived up to the hype.
Magnolia defeated Ashdown 47-46.  The score was tied at 25 at half as both team battled tooth and nail on every possession.
The two stars Lamar Wilkerson from Ashdown and Derrian Ford from Magnolia both reigning MVP of last years state tournament put on a tremendous show.  Wilkerson had 21 points including 2 three pointers and Ford had 16 points including 8 points in the 4th quarter including the game winning free throw with two seconds on the clock.
For Ashdown, Notoris Nelson pitched in with 8 points and for Magnolia Colby Garland had 9 points.  The difference in the game was Magnolia went to the free throw line 19 times and made 14 while Ashdown was 3 for 4.  In this kind of big time game, there are no losers.  Both teams will use this game as a springboard to conference action.
The Panthers return to action on Tuesday against Genoa joining the Pantherettes in action as well.  Pre game show will begin at 6pm on #1 Country 92.1.
LEGACY ACADEMY WARRIORS BASKETBALL UPDATE:

Legacy Academy hosted the Crusaders from Columbia Christian of Magnolia in three games at Warrior gymnasium in Lockesburg Tuesday night (12/10). Junior varsity boys, junior varsity girls, and senior boys all played. This was the second time of the season for teams to meet, having previously played games in Magnolia. Lockesburg’s JV boys won a hotly contested game 48-35. Ethan Gallagher was Legacy’s high scorer of the night with 27 points. He also led the team in rebounds. Chris Burley was the high scorer for the Crusaders with 12 points. The Lady Warriors battled in a close game all night with Grace Tucker leading the team with 16 points. She also led the team with 8 rebounds. Magnolia pulled ahead to win the game 35-24. Lindsey Carter was the high scorer for the Crusaders with 13 points. Legacy’s Senior boys faced Columbia Christian for the final game of the night. It was a rematch after Legacy had lost to the Crusaders by two points in a nail biter when they played earlier in the season in Magnolia. The teams battled in a close game the entire first half with the Warriors beginning to pull away in the second half. Freshman Ethan Gallagher led Lockesburg’s home team with 21 points in the game. Andrew Tucker scored 11 for the Warriors. Gallagher also led the team in assist, while Joseph Hossenlopp led the Warriors in rebounds. The Warriors won the game 55-35 to wrap up a great night of basketball. This puts the JV boys with a 9-0 record for the season, the girls with an 7-2 record, and the Senior varsity boys with a 5-3 record for their first season ever. The Warriors travel to El Dorado on Friday to face West Side Christian.

Marquez Ester Rotary Cup Recipient

The Rotary Cup has been presented annually to the Most Valuable Senior on the De Queen Leopards football team since 1936. Past winners of the award represent top students and athletes spanning over eight decades at De Queen High School.

At Monday’s (12/09) noon meeting of the club, “The Voice of the Leopards” Jay Bunyard presented the award for the 2019 season to tailback Marquez Ester.

A co-captain on the team, Ester rushed for 841 yards and eight touchdowns before his season was cut short in the seventh game with a broken hand. Ester accounted for 1,343 all-purpose yards. For his career at De Queen High, Ester rushed 373 times for 2,061 yards and 18 touchdowns.

He was second team All-Conference his sophomore and senior seasons. As a junior, he was named to the 5A-South All-Conference first team.

Ester also excels in the classroom with a 3.2 grade point average. He’s a member of the Spanish Club. The son of Tiffany Ester, Marquez plans to major in Mechanical Engineering in college. He also hopes to compete in football and track at the college level.

Besides performance on the football field, The Rotary Cup is also based on character, leadership, scholastic achievements, and participation in other school activities.

Photos courtesy of Marty Bachman, De Queen Bee

De Queen Rotary Cup Recipients 

2019 Marquez Ester
2018 Malik Beasley
2017 Hunter Earney
2016 Logan Hall
2015 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.

De Queen Football Post Season Honors

The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path is pleased to announce post season honors for the 2019 De Queen football team. Named to the 5A South Conference First Team were seniors Chase Pearce and Julio Alvarez. Named to the 5A South Conference Second Team were seniors Marquez Ester and Aaron Figueroa.

Chase Pearce led the Leopards defense in tackles from his cornerback post with 74. Pearce was also credited with five pass deflections, one interception, one forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

Julio Alvarez started the first game of the year at tight end and had a reception for five yards. Then Alvarez moved to right offensive tackle to help bolster the blocking up front for the Leopards. In limited duty defensively, Alvarez was credited with four tackles and a fumble recovery.

Marquez Ester led the Leopards with 841 yards rushing and eight touchdowns before suffering a season-ending hand injury midway through the seventh game. Ester also racked up 1,343 All Purpose Yards to pace the Leopards. Also in limited duties defensively, Ester was credited with 10 tackles and four pass deflections. Ester was second team all-conference as a sophomore and first team all-conference as a junior.

Aaron Figueroa anchored the De Queen offensive line at left tackle. The 238 pound senior graded out well in most contests.

Congratulations Chase, Julio, Marquez, and Aaron from Your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path!

DE QUEEN COACH TO FOCUS ON SOCCER PROGRAMS 

A statement regarding the resignation of football coach Stephen Sloan was been released Monday, November 18th by De Queen Schools Superintendent Jason Sanders:

“At the end of each varsity sport season we sit down and talk to our head coaches about goals and the future of their programs.  During that football conversation this year with Coach Sloan both the District and coach Sloan felt the timing was right to look at options for the future.  Coach Sloan is interested in focusing on the 2020-2021 school year with being the head coach for both the boys and girls soccer program.  Stephen has been a driving factor in leading our boys’ soccer program to 6 state championships.  We are excited to have him helping to provide that same strong leadership with the girls’ program in the future.  He will also be taking over next fall as the head golf coach at De Queen Schools  I want to personally thank Coach Sloan for his effort and leadership with the football program at both the Junior High and Varisity levels.  Stephen is an alumni of De Queen Schools and cares so much about De Queen. I think the greatest qualities of Stephen are that he is such a quality person, a tremendous communicator, and truly cares about kids.  De Queen Schools is very fortunate to have him as an employee and helping our young people achieve their goals.”

Signed:   Jason N. Sanders, Superintendent

 LEOPARDS SWEEP EAGLES IN BASKETBALL OPENER 

The De Queen Leopards traveled north Friday night, November 15th,  to Cossatot River and secured 3 season opening wins.

In the girls games the Lady Leopards trailed 25-16 at halftime but could not be stopped in the second half out scoring the Lady Eagles 30-8 to tally a 46-33 win. Josie Burke lead all scorers with 14 points, Ashlyn Chambers had 12 points and 8 steals. Abby Ponce and Maddie Martin contributed 6 points each. Jera Cotton had 5 and Lizzy Denson 3.

Kortlyn McKee and Kayla Richardson lead the Lady Eagles with 8 points each. Jordan Bailey had 6, Rylee Dering had 4, and Sosha Richardson and Kaylin McKee had 2 each. The Lady Leopards will play next week in the Joe. T Robinson Tournament in Little Rock.

In the final game of the night the Leopards pulled away in the second half turning at 33-32 halftime deficit into 63-42 victory.  Weston Harp had a career night with 27 points and 8 rebounds earning The McDonalds Outstanding Leopard of the Game. Will Dykes added 12 points, and Davin Burgess 11 points. Sophomore Jessie Parker had an outstanding varsity opener with 6 points and 9 rebounds. Will Athey added 3 points and Logan Williamson and Luke Reed had 2 each.

For the Eagles Coy Frachiseur had 17 points, 10 in the first quarter. DaKota Gentry had 7 points, Victor Trinidad had 6 points, Brian Strother had 5 points and Nathaniel Bell had 1points.

Up next for the Leopards is a date with Greenwood in the H.B Stewart Classic in Greenwood on Monday.

In the first game of the night the Leopard J.V team won 31-14 decision over the J.V Eagles.

RESULTS OF AREA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS  11/15

5A State Play-offs First Round – November 15th
Pulaski Academy in Little Rock pounded Magnolia 63-34
Arkansas High in Texarkana edged Maumelle 24-21
Little Rock Christian Academy outlasted Camden Fairview 36-14
White Hall shut out Hot Springs Lakeside 35-0

Class 4A State Play-offs Opening Round Action
Gosnell outscored Mena 40-29
Arkadelphia pounded Pottsville 55-15
Dardanelle blasted Bauxite 51-20
Nashville rolled over Rivercrest 54-31
Ozark blanked Malvern 21-0
Joe T Robinson trounced Trumann 49-16

Class 3A State Play-offs Opening Round
Camden Harmony Grove manhandled Mansfield 56-33
Prescott pounded Charleston 49-7
Harding Academy whipped Genoa Central 49-7
Melbourne eliminated Centerpoint 44-7
Clinton smacked Smackover 42-14

7-2A
Dierks hammered Hackett 34-6
Mountainburg mashed Murfreesboro 44-12
Foreman smashed Marked Tree 62-20
Gurdon ripped Rector 42-20
Magazine eliminated Mineral Springs 54-22

And in Southeast Oklahoma
Broken Bow upset Bristow 28-3
Verdigris in Claremore ended Idabel’s season 41-6

  

HEAD COACH OF DE QUEEN LEOPARDS RESIGNS

Coach Stephen Sloan submitted his resignation Wednesday as head football coach at De Queen High School. In his three year tenure at De Queen, Coach Sloan had an overall record of 6-24. After a 5-5 record in his first season in 2017, the Leopards slumped to a 1-9 record in 2018 and De Queen finished 0-10 this year. Prior to taking on the senior high job, Coach Sloan had a very successful run as the junior high coach.

KDQN will have more details as information from the De Queen School district becomes available.

PANTHER FOOTBALL SEASON COMES TO AN END   11/08

The Ashdown Panthers went on the road Friday to battle the Fountain Lake Cobras.  It was an exciting game to watch with many ups and downs for both teams scrambling for an elusive win.  The Cobras held off the Panthers for a hard fought 34-21 victory.  Fountain Lake scored quickly in the first quarter to take a 6 to 0 lead.  The Panthers fought back with a 1 yard touchdown run by Jaxon Jester and a successful point after kick by Alex Keilbach to take a 7 to 6 lead.  Fountain Lake would score twice before halftime to to take a 20 to 7 lead into the locker room.

In the third quarter, the Panthers caught fire by scoring twice on a 6 yard pass by Keilbach to Freshmen Shamar Easter and a 1 yard run by Freshmen Jonathan Mcelroy.  However, Fountain Lake scored once in the 3rd quarter and in the 4th quarter to seal the victory.

The offensive line did a nice job protecting Keilbach from the Cobras pass rush.  The five protectors were Farm Bureau player of the game Joe Paredes and brother Alex, Cole Smith, Dillon Reed and Jacob Formby.  Keilbach finished with 185 yards passing.  Jonathan Mcelroy had 73 yards rushing and Shamar Easter, Jaxon Jester and Blake Ritter combined for 14 receptions.
The defense was led by Carter Bowman, Freshmen Adrian Fondren and Delrae Smith.  The Panthers finished the season with 2 wins and 8 losses.

De Queen Defeated By Arkansas High on Senior Night

The De Queen Leopards couldn’t keep up with the bigger and faster Razorbacks from Arkansas High of Texarkana Friday night (11/8) as the Hogs spoiled senior night in Leopard Stadium 45-6 in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

Sophomore Tailback Jesus Camacho, who rushed for 88 yards on 20 carries, scored the only De Queen touchdown on a 12 yard run with 1:37 to play in the game. The score was set up when Julio Alvarez recovered a fumbled Arkansas High punt attempt at the 25 yard line.

Alavarez and Aaron Figureoa, senior offensive tackles, shared our McDonalds Player of the Game award.

Chase Pearce led the tackle charts defensively with nine. Pearce was also the leading tackler on the season with 74 stops to his credit.

The Leopards finished the season with a 0-10 record.

Elsewhere in 5A SOUTH
Magnolia smashed Hope 42-14
Camden Fairview nipped Little Rock McClellan 13-12
Hot Springs Lakeside outlasted Hot Springs 27-14 to win the conference

In the 7-4A Conference
Fountain Lake defeated Ashdown 34-21
Arkadelphia whipped Malvern 56-21
Nashville blasted Bauxite 49-14
Joe T Robinson handled Haskell Harmony Grove 35-6 on Thursday

On Thursday Night in the 5-3A Conference
Camden Harmony Grove clobbered Smackover 46-7
Prescott outlasted Centerpoint 62-34
Fouke rolled past Horatio 35-7
Genoa Central slipped past Bismarck 28-21

In 7-2A
Murfreesboro outscored Dierks 50-42 to claim third place
Foreman slipped past Gurdon 16-11 to win the conference title
Mount Ida defeated Lafayette County 42-28 on Thursday
Mineral Springs makes the play-offs after a Spring Hill forfeit

Elsewhere
Dardanelle slipped past Mena 14-10

And in Southeast Oklahoma
Fort Gibson doubled up Broken Bow 28-14
Idabel roughed up Roland 37-20
Valliant slipped past Antlers 18-12

ASHDOWN FRESHMEN FOOTBALL WINS DISTRICT

Congratulations to the Ashdown Freshmen Football Team on beating Robinson 36-0 Thursday night at Robinson to finish the season undefeated and as District Champs!

  Ashdown Falls to Joe T. Robinson

The Ashdown Panthers dropped a 55-12 decision to Joe T Robinson Senators Friday night, November 1st at Dick Hays Stadium. 

The Senators jumped out to a 21 to 0 lead but the Panthers quickly jumped back into the game with a 15 yard touchdown run by Quarterback Alex Keilbach and followed up by a 2 yard touchdown run by Jaxon Jester highlighted by a 55 yard run by Xavier Sanders. 

The Panther defense led by Vincent Jones, Carter Bowman and Kameron Benton started to slow down the mighty Robinson offensive machine.  However, Joe T. Robinson who is ranked #3 in Class 4A regained their footing and scored three more times by halftime to put the game away. 

The Panthers were led by Xavier Sanders 70 yards rushing and Alex Keilbach 71 yards passing.  The highlight of the defense was a beautiful interception by nickelback Kameron Benton. 

The Panthers close out the season on the road Friday night at Fountain Lake.  The game can be heard on #1 Country 92.1 with the pre game show beginning at 6:30.

De Queen Drops 56-7 Decision at Magnolia

A depleted De Queen squad traveled to Magnolia Friday night, November 1st and was no match for the Panthers in a 56-7 contest in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path. The Leopards have lost nine defensive starters to injuries during the year.

A bright spot for the Leopards was the quarterback play of junior Gage Woods, our McDonalds Player of the Game. After not completing a pass last week in the Lakeside loss, Woods completed four of eight passes for 54 yards in Magnolia Friday. His favorite target was Logan Williamson, who had three receptions for 51 yards.

The leading rusher for the Leopards was sophomore Jesus Camacho, who had 82 yards on 22 carries.

The Leopard touchdown came on a two yard quarterback sneak by Woods midway through the third quarter. Woods directed the De Queen offense to a season high 17 first downs. However, two promising Leopard drives in the first half stalled on downs deep in Panther territory.

Dylan Williamson led tackle charts with five, including one for a loss. Logan Williamson had an interception.

De Queen will close out the season Friday night in Leopard Stadium on Senior Night against the Razorbacks of Arkansas High in Texarkana.

Elsewhere in 5A SOUTH

Arkansas High shut out Hope 53-0
Hot Springs Lakeside nipped Little Rock McClellan 21-20 in Overtime
Camden Fairview doubled up Hot Springs 28-14

7-4A

Robinson defeated Ashdown 55-12
Arkadelphia blasted Bauxite 42-7
Haskell Harmony Grove hammered Fountain Lake 41-14
Nashville mashed Malvern 37-12

5-3A

Centerpoint defeated Horatio 35-6
Prescott pounded Camden Harmony Grove 60-32
Genoa Central slipped past Fouke 34-32
Smackover turned back Bismarck 28-20

7-2A

Gurdon blasted Mount Ida 41-6
Dierks 2 Spring Hill 0 Forfeit
Foreman rolled up Murfreesboro 48-12
Mineral Springs licked Lafayette County 42-22

Elsewhere

Mena blanked Subiaco Academy 41-0

And in Southeast Oklahoma

Sallisaw slipped past Broken Bow 34-28
Lincoln Christian of Tulsa blanked Idabel 55-0
Atoka shut out Valliant 28-0

Freshman Closeout Season with Loss to Magnolia

The De Queen Cubs finished a 2-6-1 season Tuesday night, October 29th, with 50-14 loss to Magnolia that was closer than the score would indicate. The Cubs fought back in the 3rd quarter to cut the Panthers lead to 19-14 with 2:46 in the 2nd half on a 3 yard run Donyea Whitmore. But a series of 2nd half turnovers, 2 returned for touchdowns sealed the Cubs fate. Whitmore finished the game with 191 yards on 21 carries. Whitmore ended a sensational Freshman campaign with 1405 yds. Monroe Barrett and Steven Peppers paced the Cubs defense with tackles each.

Earlier in the evening De Queen and Magnolia played to a 0-0 tie in the 8th grade game. The Cubs held the Panthers to 99 yards of total offense. Jonathan Bahena was everywhere. Bahena had 97 yards rushing on 25 carries on offense and 8 tackles with a pass defended on defense.  The 8th grade Cubs finished 1-5-2 on the season.

Ashdown Defeated at Arkadelphia

The Ashdown Panthers went on the road Friday, October 25th to battle the 2 time defending state champs Arkadelphia Badgers. The Panthers started fast by taking the opening drive for 71 yards and a touchdown. The drive was highlighted by two passes from Alex Keilback to Jaxon Jester for 26 yards and Desmond Cornelius for 38 yards. The touchdown drive was capped by a 2 yard touchdown pass from Jaxon Jester to Kameron Benton. Logan Russell kicked the extra point which gave the Panthers a short lived 7 to 0 lead. The Badgers scored the next 7 touchdowns led by Senior running back Kyren Harrison who had 120 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns in the first half. In the second half, the Panthers made some adjustments and held the Badgers scoreless in the second half. The final scored was Arkadelphia 49 and Ashdown 7. The Panthers played hard right up to the final second. The Panthers host Joe T Robinson this Friday night at 7pm at Dick Hays Stadium. Pre game show begins at 6:30 on KDQN #1 Country 92.1.

De Queen Drops Homecoming Contest to Lakeside

Injuries have begun to mount for De Queen, and Hot Springs Lakeside took advantage of a depleted Leopard squad to spoil homecoming 41-0 Friday night, October 25th in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

The visiting Rams rolled to a 35-0 halftime lead, and cruised to the 41-0 victory in wet playing conditions.

The Leopards drove to the Lakeside three yard line, but a penalty and a quarterback sack stalled the drive.

The Leading rusher for the Leopards was sophomore Jesus Camacho with 39 yards. De Queen managed only 70 yards in total offense in the mud.

Senior Logan Williamson was named our McDonalds Player of the Game. Logan had the longest play from scrimmage for the night with a 26 yard reverse. Williamson had 90 yards on kick returns, and was credited with four tackles on defense.

Senior Chase Pearce led the tackle charts with 14. Manuel Ramirez recovered a fumble for the De Queen defense.

The Leopards fall to 0-8 on the season. Their final road game of the year will be this Friday night in Magnolia. The Leopards close out the season with Senior Night on November 8th against Arkansas High of Texarkana.

Elsewhere in 5A SOUTH
Hot Springs outlasted Arkansas High 9-6
Magnolia edged Little Rock McClellan 35-34
Camden Fairview clobbered Hope 54-14

7-4A
Arkadelphia defeated Ashdown 49-7
Nashville buried Haskell Harmony Grove 42-6
Robinson blitzed Bauxite 35-14
Malvern hammered Fountain Lake 41-16

 5-3A
Prescott pounded Horatio 54-7
Centerpoint dumped Bismarck 41-20
Camden Harmony Grove dominated 42-2
Smackover smacked Genoa Central 32-14 

7-2A
Dierks dominated Mount Ida 51-14
Foreman raced past Mineral Springs 60-13
Gurdon licked Lafayette County 41-6 

Elsewhere in Arkanas
Mena whipped Waldron 35-6 

And in Southeast Oklahoma
Poteau shut out Broken Bow 14-0
Stigler blanked Idabel 28-0
Eufala defeated Valliant 41-7

De Queen Cubs Shut Out Lakeside Rams    10/23/19

The De Queen Cubs had one of their strongest outings of the season last night as they shutout the Lakeside Rams 20-0. Ty Lindsey got the ball rolling for De Queen with a 1 yd touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining in the 1st half. After Donyea Whitmore’s 2 point run the Cubs led 8-0. Lakeside attempted to score before the half but that turned into the Cubs 2nd touchdown as an Ezequiel Escobedo interception set the Cubs up at the Rams 24 yard line with 5.5 seconds. The next play the Cubs executed a perfect halfback pass from Whitmore to Manny Hernandez and the Cubs took 14-0 halftime lead. The second half was more Cubs and more Whitmore as Donyea capped a 5 play 59 yard drive with a 44 yard touchdown run at the 6:35 mark of the 3rd quarter as the Cubs cruised to 20-0 victory. The Cubs defense was stout all-night limiting Lakeside to 103 total yards.

Whitmore finished the night with 18 carries, 181 yards, with 1 rushing and 1 passing touchdown. Whitmore’s season total sits at 1274 yards rushing going into the finale vs. Magnolia next Tuesday.

In the 8th game the Cubs dropped a hard fought 16-10 decision to the Rams.  Jonathan Bahena had 104 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Niko Abner added a tackle for a safety to end the first half.

ASHDOWN VARSITY VOLLEYBALL FINAL DISTRICT 1ST RND @ FOUNTAIN LAKE 
ASHDOWN 3 JESSIEVILLE 1
25-23 Jessieville
25-21 Ashdown
25-19 Ashdown
25-21 Ashdown
NEXT GAME 10/22 @5PM
ON TO THE SEMIFINALS

De Queen Drops 48-6 Decision to Camden Fairview   10/18/19

The De Queen Leopards fought hard Friday night before falling to Camden Fairview 48-6 at Leopard Stadium in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

Mistakes in the kicking game continue to plague the Leopards. The Cardinals blocked a De Queen punt. The Visitors recovered a Leopard fumble on a kick-off return. Then Fairview returned a punt to the De Queen seven yard line. All that added up to a quick 20-0 lead for Camden Fairview in the first six minutes of the contest.

The Leopards settled down and put together their best drive of the season. The 13 play scoring drive took 6:26 off the clock and covered 63 yards. Tailback Marquez Ester had 11 carries for 56 yards on the drive, and scored from four yards out.

The Cardinals scored 28 unanswered points the rest of the way to seal the 48-6 win.

Ester was our McDonalds Player of the Game. He rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. Through the first seven games of the season, Marquez has 841 yards rushing and 1,343 all-purpose yards.

Dylan Williamson and Chase Pearce led the tackle charts with 10 stops each.

The Leopards host Hot Springs Lakeside for Homecoming Friday night. Queen Donka Morales and the 2019 Homecoming Court will be presented at 6:30. The Leopards and Rams tee it up at 7:00.

  PANTHERS FALL TO SCRAPPERS   10/18/19

The Ashdown Panthers went on the road to battle conference rival the Nashville Scrappers.  The Panthers came out played hard but could not slow the powerful Scrapper offense and lost 55-20.  The Scrappers jumped out to a 21 to 0 lead but the Panthers fought back with a 42 yard touchdown pass from Alex Keilbach to Xavier Sanders to cut the lead to 21 to 7.  Panthers scored twice in the 2nd half on a beautiful 11 yard touchdown pass from Alex Kelibach to Jaxon Jester.  Brett Bond closed out the scoring on a 65 yard fumble recovery that exemplified the Panthers pride by continuing to play hard to the final second went off the clock.  Defensively, Carter Bowman, Brett Bond, AJ Hopkins and Kameron Benton played well.  The Panthers go on the road Friday to battle the two time defending state champs Arkadelphia Badgers.  Pre game show begins at 6:30 on #1 Country 92.1.

Elsewhere in 5A SOUTH

Magnolia slipped past Hot Springs 21-18
Arkansas High nipped Little Rock McClellan 30-28
Hot Springs Lakeside hammered Hope 58-6

Elsewhere in 7-4A

Robinson dominated Malvern 46-7
Arkadelphia blanked Haskell Harmony Grove 19-0
Bauxite outscored Fountain Lake 32-14

5-3A

Bismarck battered Horatio 38-7
Camden Harmony Grove clobbered Centerpoint 48-14
Smackover smacked Fouke 41-26
Prescott pounded Genoa Central 48-26

7-2A

Dierks shut out Lafayette County 49-0
Foreman blanked Mount Ida 40-0
Gurdon received a forfeit from Spring Hill
Murfreesboro nipped Mineral Springs 42-41

Elsewhere

Mena smashed Elkins 42-6

And in Southeast Oklahoma on Thursday Night

Broken Bow outscored Central of Tulsa 52-14
Checotah turned back Idabel 39-7
Hartshorne defeated Valliant 38-13

ASHDOWN VOLLEYBALL 10/17/19

Ashdown Pantherettes traveled to Episcopal on October 17. 9th grade won over the Wildcats. JV and Varsity fell short against the Episcopal Wildcats.

De Queen vs Camden Fairview Jr High Football  10/17/19

9th Grade: Camden Fairview 26 / De Queen 16
For De Queen, Donyea Whitmore had 151 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries. Ty Lindsey had the other DQ score on a 65 yard kickoff return. Lindsey led the Cubs defense with nine tackles, one tackle for loss, and a fumble recovery.

8th Grade: CF 40 DQ 8
Donovan Ester paced DQ with 8 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown.

ASHDOWN VOLLEYBALL 10/15/19

Ashdown Pantherettes hosted the Jessieville Lions tonight. 9th grade Ashdown Pantherettes swept out Jessieville by winning two sets out of three!
While it being senior night, Ashdown Varsity Volleyball victoriously won 3 sets out of 4 against the Jessieville Lions!

De Queen Defeated at Hot Springs 35-0     10/11/19

Turnovers continued to cost De Queen Friday night as the Leopards suffered four fumbles and an interception in a 35-0 loss at Hot Springs in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

The Trojans took advantage of the turnovers, giving them excellent field position, as Hot Springs raced to a 35-0 halftime lead invoking the Sportsmanship Rule.

The Leopards mustered only 97 yards in total offense all night. De Queen drove to the two yard line midway through the fourth quarter. However, a fumble stopped the drive.

Offensively, sophomore Jesus Camacho was the leading rusher with 49 yards on 11 carries all in the second half. Marquez Ester was limited to 21 yards on 12 attempts. Gage Woods threw for 17 yards. Ester had two catches for 11 yards, and Ryan Vance had two receptions for six yards.

Defensively, Chase Pearce, our McDonalds Player of the night, was credited with eight tackles, a fumble recovery, and a blocked extra point attempt. Dylan Williamson and Dale Barnett had interceptions. Manuel Ramirez led the tackle charts with nine.

The Leopards, now 0-6 on the year, return home Friday night to host Camden Fairview.

Elsewhere in 5A SOUTH

Magnolia nipped Camden Fairview 7-6
Little Rock McClellan hammered Hope 52-10
Hot Springs Lakeside edged Arkansas High 21-20

Elsewhere in 7-4A

Robinson knocked off Nashville 34-7
Bauxite outscored Haskell Harmony Grove 28-7
Arkadelphia whipped Fountain Lake 40-8

5-3A

Camden Harmony Grove clobbered Horatio 54-7
Prescott pounded Smackover 37-20
Centerpoint dumped Genoa Central 28-13
Fouke outlasted Bismarck 28-21

7-2A

Dierks dominated Mineral Springs 42-14
Foreman shut out Lafayette County 50-0
Gurdon knocked off Murfreesboro 35-12
Mount Ida smacked Springhill 60-6

Elsewhere

Mena blasted Dover 43-13

And in Southeast Oklahoma Friday

Broken Bow blasted Stilwell 56-7
Idabel slammed Seminole 32-7
Valliant outlasted Heavener 20-12

Ashdown Drops Conference Contest with Malvern

The Ashdown Panthers hosted the Malvern Leopards in a 74A conference game Friday, October 11, 2019  at Dick Hayes Stadium.  The Leopards treated the home Panthers rudely with a 45 to 14 victory.  The Panthers led 7 to 0 early in the first quarter with a 6 yard touchdown pass from Alex Keilbach to Kameron Benton.  Logan Russell kicked the extra point.  Malvern scored on a 3 yard run by freshmen quarterback Cedric Simmons to cut the lead to 7 to 6.  The Panthers once again took the lead on a Malvern fumble in the end zone after great pressure from AJ Hopkins and Vincent Jones with the fumble being recovered by Junior Rhys Parker.  The Panthers would not score again the rest of the night.  The defense played hard but was unable to contain Quarterback Cedric Simmons who finished the game with 4 rushing touchdowns and 1 touchdown passing.  For the Panthers, the leading rusher was Xavier Sanders with 95 yards while Desmond Cornelius and Jaxon Jester combined for nine receptions.  Defensively, AJ Hopkins played lights out along with linebacker Carter Bowman interior lineman DJ Goffin and Vincent Jones.  The Panthers travel to Nashville Friday night to play the Scrappers.

DE QUEEN LEOPARD CUB STATS 10/10/19

De Queen Junior High Football Game Summaries

8 th Grade

Hot Springs 00 06 08 06 – 20
De Queen 08 12 00 00 – 20
De Queen Scoring Plays
1:33 1 st Eastan Patrick 10 yard TD pass from Donovan Ester- Luke Pearce RG
0:45 2 nd Donovan Ester 19 yard TD run- RF
0:00 2 nd Yandel Mendez 86 yard interception return for a TD- RF
Rushing- Jonathan Bahena 10-36, Donovan Ester 14-35-1, Luke Pearce 2-17
De Queen 26-88-1, Hot Springs 15-118-3
Passing- Donovan Ester 2-5-16-1-0, Hot Springs 8-11-83-1-2
Receiving- Eastan Patrick 2-16-1
Defensive Leaders- Yandel Mendez 8 tackles- INT for TD- 2PD,
Jonathan Bahena 7 tackles, FR, Ramiro Bahena 2 TFL
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Freshman

Hot Springs 08 22 00 00 – 30
De Queen 00 06 00 08 – 14
De Queen Scoring Plays
1:32 2 nd Donyea Whitmore 48 yard TD run- RF
2:44 4 th Donyea Whitmore 20 yard TD pass from Garrett Matthews- Whitmore RG
Rushing- Donyea Whitmore 18-143-1, Ty Lindsey 1-0, Manny Hernandez 4- -4
De Queen 23-139-1, Hot Springs 28-184-3
Passing- Garrett Matthews 3-7-26-1-1, Manny Hernandez 1-3-9-0-0
De Queen 4-10-35-1-1, Hot Springs 7-8-86-1-0
Receiving- Donyea Whitmore 1-20-1, Manny Hernandez 2-6, Monroe Barnett 1-9
Defensive Leaders- Luke Pearce 9 tackles- 2TFL-PD, Ty Lindsey 6 tackles- 3 TFL,
Ezequel Escobedo 5 tackles- 1 TFL

De Queen Leopards No Match for McClellan      10/07/19

Everything that could go wrong in the first half for the De Queen Leopards Friday night did as the Little Rock McClellan Lions raced to a 52-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 60-7 victory in Leopard Stadium as heard on 102.1 The Good Path.

The Leopards suffered four first half turnovers, including a 60 yard “pick six”. De Queen had a punt blocked, and another punt returned 78 yards for a score in that disastrous first half.

There were a couple of bright spots for the Leopards. Sam Avalos, our McDonalds Player of the Game, was credited with 14 tackles. Two of those were tackles for lost yardage.

Sophomore Jesus Camacho had 13 carries on a 14 play scoring drive for 63 yards and the lone Leopard touchdown of the night.

With the defeat, De Queen falls to 0-5 on the season and 0-2 in 5A South Conference action. The Leopards travel to the Spa City Friday night to tangle with the Hot Springs Trojans.

Ashdown Loses a Tough One to Bauxite   10/07/19

The Ashdown Panthers hosted the Bauxite Miners in a 7-4A Conference matchup Friday night at Dick Hays Stadium in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1. The Miners held on for an exciting 27-24 victory to drop the Panthers to 2-3 on the season and 0-2 in league play.

Ashdown put the only score on the board in the first half on a two yard run by Brett Bond to take a lead of 6-0 at intermission.

Both coaching staffs made good offensive adjustments in the locker rooms, as both teams caught fire in the second half.

The Miners scored quickly in the third quarter on a 12 yard quarterback keeper by Conner Stacy to take a 7-6 lead. Both teams tallied three more touchdowns in the second half. However, the Miners capitalized on their extra point attempts, while Ashdown could not.

Ashdown sophomore quarterback Alex Keilbach threw three scoring passes in the second half. Two went to Jaxon Jester, and the other went to Desmond Cornelius.

Xavier Sanders led the Panthers rushing chart with 87 yards on the ground.

Defensive standouts were Carter Bowman, A.J. Hopkins, and Vincent Jones.

The Panthers will try to re-group as they host Malvern Friday night.

Elsewhere in the 5A South Conference Friday Night

Arkansas High nipped Camden Fairview 27-26
Hot Springs hammered Hope 51-7
Hot Springs Lakeside doubled up Magnolia 42-21

Elsewhere in the 7-4A Conference Friday Night

Malvern turned back Haskell Harmony Grove 29-24
Arkadelphia edged Robinson 28-27
Nashville stayed unbeaten with by crushing Fountain Lake 42-14

In 5-3A

Smackover defeated Horatio 56-12
Prescott pounded Bismarck 56-7
Camden Harmony Grove clobbered Genoa Central 60-21
Centerpoint edged Fouke 27-26

In 7-2A

Foreman outlasted Dierks 28-20
Gurdon manhandled Mineral Springs 49-14
Murfreesboro outscored Mount Ida 52-24
Lafayette County licked Springhill 42-12

Elsewhere in Class 4A

Pottsville rallied past Mena 34-22

And in Southeast Oklahoma Friday Night

Broken Bow blasted Hilldale of Muskogee 30-10
Idabel whipped Webster 55-8
Wilburton defeated Valliant 34-18

Wister Cross Country Meet  9/24/19

Neither of the De Queen Junior High teams finished in the top five.

HS Girls
Team Scores

Team: Score: Scorers:
1. De Queen 19 1-3-4-5-6
2. Poteau 52 2-9-10-15-16
3. Idabel 135 11-14-32-33-45
4. Heavener 135 12-22-28-30-43

Top scorers for De Queen were: Heidy Galvan in first place with 12:43.80, Joselin Sanchez finished 3rd with 12:56.64, Abigail Barker finished 4th with 13:18.11, Jacklyn Sanchez in 5th with 13:21.86 and Zochiti Flores in 6th place with 13:23.95

HS BOYS
Team Scores

Team: Score: Scorers:
1. De Queen 38 2-6-7-11-12
2. Poteau 55 5-9-10-15-16
3. Heavener 117 1-14-29-36-37
4. Warner 148 4-8-28-49-59
5. Wister 153 3-23-38-43-46
6. Idabel 298 39-45-70-71-73

For De Queen, Anthony Sanchez finished 2nd with 18:21.52, Johnny Sanchez finished 6th with 19:02.70, Miguel Diaz came in 7th with 19:15.55, Jampiere Florez  was 11th with 19:34.64 and coming in 12th was Manuel Alvarez with 19:58.92.

Thanks to Dennis Chaney for these results.

JAY BUNYARD CALLS 350TH CONSECUTIVE LEOPARD FOOTBALL GAME 09/13/19

Friday, September 13, 2019 marked the 350th consecutive game Jay Bunyard has called for the De Queen Leopards. Posted to Facebook, Jay Bunyard has this to say:

Thanks to everyone for helping make my 350th consecutive De Queen Leopard football broadcast special Friday night! Been a great ride for 33 plus years! I have seen a lot of great teams and players over the decades, and it’s truly been an honor and privilege. Leopard fan since I was born! Shows how old I’m getting when I am now calling play-by-play for grandsons, when I can remember when their granddads played! Special thanks to all our color commentators over the years, like Jim, (left) and Toney, (right) board ops, sponsors, etc. Couldn’t have done it without you! Lets go get 400!

Scrappers Roll Past Leopards 55-13

After taking the opening kickoff and driving to the Nashville seven yard line, a De Queen turnover was all that the Scrappers needed to get going. Nashville scored three quick first quarter touchdowns and rolled to a 55-13 victory Friday night at Leopard Stadium in the 92nd meeting between the two schools.

Marquez Ester, our McDonalds Player of the Game on 102.1 The Good Path, had a 90 yard kick-off return for a score at the end of the opening quarter to give the Leopards a little life. However, Nashville scored three more touchdowns in the second quarter to open up a 42-7 halftime lead to invoke the Sportsmanship Rule in the second half.

Ester rushed for 183 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. He also had a pass reception for 30 yards. The Leopards senior tailback had 364 all-purpose yards on the night.

Defensively, Chase Pearce led the Leopards with eight tackles and a pass interception. Kade Martin also recorded eight stops.

With the loss, the Leopards fall to 0-3 on the year. After an open date this Friday, De Queen will open up 5A-South Conference action on September 27th at Hope.

ASHDOWN CLAIMS WIN OVER HOPE 09/13/19

The Ashdown Panthers continued their winning ways with a 61 to 14 win over the Hope Bobcats on homecoming at Dick Hays Stadium. The Panthers struck quickly for a 14 to 0 lead on a beautiful 28 yard td pass from Alex Keilbach to Desmond Cornelius and a 4 yard run from Delrae Smith. The Bobcats struck back with 2 touchdowns of their way to tie the score at 14. However, the next play changed the whole momentum of the game when JaKolby Williams took the kickoff 95 yards to the house. The Panthers never looked back and scored the next 6 touchdowns highlighted by two touchdown grabs by Kameron Benton. The offensive star was quarterback Alex Keilbach with 5 touchdown passes and the defensive stars were Brett Bond, Carter Bowman, AJ Hopkins and Vincent Jones. The win raises the Panthers record to 2 and 1. The Panthers take the week off before returning to action on the road against Haskell Harmony Grove with the pre game show starting at 6:30 on KDQN #1 Country 92.1.

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Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 9/9

Wednesday – “Catch On the Air with Chad Morris” at 7:00, as the Razorbacks head football coach previews the Saturday match-up against Colorado State in this one hour weekly show on your Razorbacks Station – #1 Country 92.1.

Friday – “Six plus hours of the most comprehensive high school football coverage on the airwaves begins at 5:45.

On 102.1 The Good Path at 5:45, Brad Haworth previews every game around the Natural State on the High School Football Preview Show. At 6:15, 102.1 The Good Path goes live to Leopard Stadium as De Queen hosts the Nashville Scrappers. Jay Bunyard, Jim Pinson, and Toney Stowers will have all the exciting play-by-play action. Kick-off is set for 7:30.

On #1 Country 92.1, our Little River County football coverage begins with the Foreman Gators Coaches Show as Jay Lindly previews the Foreman at Parker’s Chapel contest with coach Adrain Ivory at 5:45. At 6:00, it’s the Arkansas Preview Show with Brad Haworth. At 6:30, #1 Country 92.1 goes live to Ashdown where the Panthers host Hope for homecoming. Jim Cross and Darrell Coker have the call.

The Horatio Lions travel to Murfreesboro. Phillip Fields and Connor Cowen have the play-by-play on AM 1390 and FM 104.5. Following the Arkansas Preview Show at 6:00, the Lions pregame show is set for 6:30, with kickoff scheduled for 7:00.

At 10:00 on all our stations, it’s the Arkansas 5-2-9 Education Savings Plan Friday Night Scoreboard Show. Rex Nelson and Nate Olson will have scores and highlights from around the state until midnight.

Saturday – The Arkansas Razorbacks return home to Fayetteville to host the Colorado State Rams at 3:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett, Quinn Grovey and crew is set for 12 Noon on Your Home for the Hogs in Southwest Arkansas – #1 Country 92.1.

Panthers Win Cat Fight With Leopards 39-15

The Ashdown Panthers and the De Queen Leopards renewed an old rivalry that dates back to 1927 Friday night at Dick Hays Stadium. With the Panthers’ 39-15 victory, the all-time series between the two schools is tied at 34 wins each, with five ties recorded over the years.

Both offenses were rolling in the opening quarter. After De Queen muffed the opening kick-off, Ashdown took a quick 6-0 lead on a one yard plunge by Brett Bond. De Queen marched right back down the field to answer on an 11 yard run by Marquez Ester. The Leopards led 7-6 with 5:50 to go in the opening quarter after Melvin Cerda added the P.A.T. After that, it was all Ashdown, as the Panthers’ defense paced by A.J. Hopkins, Vincent Jones, Bookie O’Guinn, and Carter Bowman dug in, while the Leopards struggled in special teams play and with turnovers.

Ashdown led 26-7 at the half on a 25 yard pass from sophomore quarterback Alex Keilbach to Memphis Holland, a three yard run by Bond, and a five yard scamper by Delrea Smith.

The Panthers took the second half kickoff and quickly extended the lead to 33-7 on a nine yard run by Smith. Ashdown ran the lead to 39-7 on a 20 yard pass from Keilbach to Smith.

Marquez Ester capped the scoring on a 17 yard run early in the fourth quarter. Ester was the McDonalds Player of the Game on the Leopards broadcast on 102.1. Ester rushed for 196 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries.

Some of the offensive stars for Ashdown on the Panthers broadcast on 92.1 were Alex Keilbach, who completed 11 of 16 for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Jacolby Williams rushed for 126 yards. Memphis Holland had five catches for 71 yards and a score. Delrea Smith tallied three touchdowns on the night.

Defensively, Sam Avalos and Kade Martin led the Leopards’ tackle charts with 11 stops each. Ashdown noseman Vincent Jones recorded 12 tackles, including five for a loss and two sacks.

With the 39-15 victory, Ashdown improves to 1-1 on the year. The Panthers host Hope for homecoming Friday. De Queen falls to 0-2, and will try to re-group to get ready for the Nashville Scrappers Friday night at Leopard Stadium.

Other Area Scores From Friday Night

Dierks 44 Horatio 0

Foreman 24 Genoa Central 0

Mena 36 Prescott 35 O.T.

Nashville 56 Hope 0

Mineral Springs 40 Mountain Pine 32

Centerpoint 48 Murfreesboro 20

Texas High 28 Arkansas High 7

Fouke 41 Gurdon 34

Magazine 39 Mount Ida 14

And in Southeast Oklahoma:

Broken Bow 41 Idabel 0

Greenhill of Addison, Texas 16 Valliant 6

Leopards Drop Opener at Mena

Mena scored on their first five offensive possessions of the game as the Bearcats blanked the De Queen Leopards 36-0 Friday night 08/30/19 in the season opener at Mena in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path. De Queen hurt their cause with six turnovers on offense.

The Bearcats raced to a 36-0 half-time lead, invoking the sportsmanship rule in the second half. Mena left their starters in the game in the third quarter and the Leopards played with more intensity to battle the Bearcats evenly. Both teams substituted freely in the fourth quarter.

There weren’t many bright spots for De Queen offensively, as the Leopards managed only 115 yards in total offense. Marquez Ester was limited to 35 yards rushing on 14 carries. Jesus Camacho rushed for 34 yards in the fourth quarter. Sophomore quarterback Dylan Williamson completed three of nine passing attempts for 15 yards. Ryan Vance, Julio Alvarez, and Jesus Marrufo had receptions for De Queen.

Defensively, Kade Martin was credited with a dozen tackles. Jorge Vega had eight stops. Dylan Williamson had an interception.

Junior cornerback Dale Barnett was named our McDonalds Player of the Game. The transfer from Kentucky had an interception, five tackles, and three pass deflections.

The Leopards, 0-1 on the season, will try to re-group as they travel to Ashdown Friday night.

Ashdown loses to Hamburg

The Ashdown Panthers went on the road 08/30/19 to face the Hamburg Lions in a non-conference affair.  The Panthers came out on the losing side of a 30 to 20 hard fought game.  The first quarter was a heavyweight fight between two aggressive defenses ending in a 0 to 0 tie.  The 2nd quarter was an offensive showcase as Hamburg took a 13 to 0 lead but the Panthers quickly struck back with a 38 yard touchdown run by Jacolby Williams to cut the score to 13 to 7.  In the 2nd half, Hamburg countered with a  3 yard touchdown pass from Brett Rice to Connor Jones.  Williams struck again for the Panthers on a 72 yard scamper where he outran the whole team to cut the lead to 20-14.  Hamburg scored again then the Panthers closed out the scoring with a 35 yard scoring strike from Quarterback Alex Kelibach to Memphis Holland to bring us to the final score of 30-20.  The player of the game was nosetackle Vincent Jones who dominated the line of scrimmage and was seemingly in the Lions backfield all night.  Many positives to build on for next week with the Panthers.

De Queen Black & Gold Scrimmage August 16th

Senior Tailback Marquez Ester had 200 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns to highlight the De Queen Leopards Black & Gold Scrimmage Friday night at Bill Blackwood Field.
Ester rushed for 88 yards on only six carries, including a 50 yard touchdown run. Ester caught three passes for 112 yards, including touchdown receptions of 28 and 76 yards.
Leopard quarterbacks Gage Woods and Dylan Williamson enjoyed nice performances. Woods, a junior, completed three of seven passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns. Williamson, a sophomore signal caller, connected on nine of thirteen for 61 yards. The two quarterbacks combined to rush seven times for 26 yards.
Defensively, Manuel Ramirez led the tackle charts with nine, including two tackles for losses, and a forced fumble. Jesus Wences was also credited with nine stops. Yahir Dominiguez had a fumble recovery.
The Leopards and Junior High Cubs will host Mansfield at Leopard Stadium Tuesday night. Again, the junior high action is scheduled to start at 5:30, with the Leopards and Tigers expected to square off at around 6:30. But as Coach Sloan mentioned, everything may be pushed back 30 minutes depending on the temperatures.

De Queen Tackle Football Registration

The City of De Queen Parks Department will be sponsoring the Tackle Football program for the 2019 year and registration forms need to be filled out as soon as possible. Practice has already started but it’s not to late to join.

Registration forms may be picked up and dropped off at the De Queen Parks Office.

For more information, please call Shelby Liggin, Sports Director, at 870 642 4140 or sliggin@cityofdequeen.com.

7-AAAA Media Day Held

Ashdown Coach Matt Richardson and members of the Panthers football team at the 7-4A Media Day Friday, July 19th in Little Rock.

DE QUEEN FIRST ASSEMBLY MEGA SPORTS CAMP 

Aug. 4th to 7th 6 pm to 8:30 pm

DFA sports camp shows kids how to be super heroes through the choices they make every day in sports and in life. Sports offered this year will be Soccer, Baseball, Basketball & Cheerleading.

There will be no cost for camp. Preregister by Aug. 2nd    Please contact De Queen First Assembly @ 584-3435

Leopards Weight Room Opens

De Queen head football coach Stephen Sloan reports that the weight room will reopen today, Monday, July 8th. Times are 9:00 – 11:00 mornings and afternoons from 2:00 – 4:00. All football players will need their athletic physicals completed before they can work out or compete. If there’s not a physical on file for you, bring a copy with you when you report.

The Leopards will begin practice for the 2019 season on Monday, July 15th at 5:30. The Leopards will participate in team camps in Mena on July 16th at 6:00, and here in De Queen on Tuesday, July 23rd.

De Queen opens up the 2019 season on the road against the Mena Bearcats on August 30th at 7:00.

LEOPARD BASEBALL CAMP

Sixty area baseball players showed up for the 2019 Leopard Baseball Camps which were held June 5th and June 7th at Leopard Field. Campers took part in drills covering all aspects of the game and were instructed by current players and coaches of the Leopard Baseball Program.

Leopard Sophomore Devin Boyles works with Keegan McCoy on tee drills.

Campers cooled off by doing sliding drills on a large slip and slide.
Leopard Junior Gage Woods works with John Maturino on tee drills.
5th-8th grade campers show off their door prizes provided by RJ Sports.

Kaitlyn Floyd signs with SAU

DHS graduate Kaitlyn Floyd signed a letter of intent to run track for Southern Arkansas University at the Number One Country studios on Thursday, June 6th.  Shown front are: Mom Amy,  Kaitlyn, and Dad Anthony Floyd. Back:  Coach Jason Barker, Athletic Director Bob Sikes, and Coach Bryan VanWinkle.

Weekend Sports Results

The De Queen Lady Leopards ran into a lot of rain and a very good Farmington team on Friday in an 11-5 loss in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A State Softball Tournament at Batesville in action heard live on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards end their season with a sparkling 16-5 record.

Trailing 6-0 in the fifth inning, the De Queen bats came to life. The Lady Leopards scored three times in the fifth to cut the Farmington lead in half. But the Lady Cardinals pulled away with two in the fifth and three runs in the sixth inning to post the 11-5 win.

Madison Runnels, Carlee Helms, and Ruby Peppers had two hits each on the afternoon. Bailey Ward knocked in a pair of runs, while Lexy Taylor, Tatyanna Tramble, and Sydney Hill had a RBI each.

Coach Tracy Nealy is stepping down after a brilliant 25 year run as the Lady Leopards softball coach. Nealy will start a softball program on the college level at the University of Arkansas-Rich Mountain in Mena in 2020.

Congrats to Lady Leopard seniors: Bailey Ward, Tatyanna Tramble, Lexy Taylor, Ruby Peppers, and Kinlee Runnels.

The Ashdown Panthers season ended in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A State Baseball Tournament in Harrison on Friday. The Panthers dropped a 10-6 decision to Haskell Harmony Grove in action heard live on your #1 Country 92.1.

The Panthers found themselves in a 7-0 hole after the first two innings, before battling back to pull to within 8-5 after five innings. But Ashdown could never quite get over the hump.

Bradley Bearden and Will Burnett had two hits each for the Panthers, who finish with a 21-9 record.

Great job by the Panther seniors: Bradley Bearden, Cody Flowers, Ben Birtcher, Coleman Newberry, Keamon Nutt, and Weston Lawrence.

The Horatio Lions made a nice run to the semi-finals of the Class 2A State Baseball Tournament over the weekend in Mountain Home before dropping a hard fought 3-1 decision to Junction City Saturday.

It was a pitcher’s dual. Junction City put three runs on the board in the third inning that held up. Horatio avoided the shut out with a run in the seventh inning. The Lions conclude their season with an 18-12 record.

In Friday’s quarterfinal matchup, the Lions advanced with a convincing 23-1 win over Bay in five innings at Mountain Home. Garet Wilson had four hits, scored four runs, while driving in seven runs. Blake Pickett collected four hits. Dakota Frachiseur and Orey Chandler had three hits each.

Long-time successful Lions baseball coach Lance Spigner will also be going to the University of Arkansas-Rich Mountain in Mena to launch a college baseball program in 2020.

 De Queen Soccer Results   05-11-19

The De Queen soccer teams lost in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A State Soccer Tournament Friday in Batesville. The Leopards lost 4-2 to Valley View to finish with an outstanding record of 20 wins and only two losses. Meanwhile, the Lady Leopards also lost to Valley View 2-0 to wrap up the year with a 16-4 record.

THURSDAY, 5/09/19 RESULTS

4A State Softball Tournament at Batesville

De Queen 11 Westside 1 ………..Heard Live on the Leopard Network 102.1 The Good Path. Lexy Taylor was our McDonalds Player of the Game. She allowed one run on one hit and struck out 10. Lexy helped her own cause with three hits on the day.

Morrilton 3 Nashville 2

4A State Soccer Tournament at Batesville

Boys: De Queen 7      Monticello 0

Girls: De Queen 8      E-STEM of Little Rock 1

Boys: Mena 2      Hamburg 1

2A State Baseball Tournament at Mountain Home

Horatio 6 St Joseph 1…..Dakota Frachiseur struck out 14 to earn the victory. Frachiseur, Wyatt Marshall, Blake Pickett, and Carson McKeiver all had two hits each for the Lions.

2A State Softball Tournament at Mountain Home

Southside of Batesville 11    Horatio 1
Poyen 2           Cossatot River 1
Quitman 4       Murfreesboro 2

 2A State Soccer Tournament at Mountain Home

Girls: Lisa Academy 4        Cossatot River 3
Boys: Cossatot River 4      Episcopal 3

 

 

PANTHERS MOVE FORWARD IN STATE PLAYOFFS    05/09/19

The Ashdown Panthers defeated the Gosnell Pirates 4 to 1 in the first round of the 3A State tournament in Harrison. The birthday boy Bradley Bearden led the Panthers on the mound by pitching a complete game two hitter. Bearden was dominant on the mound with 10k’s by consistently staying ahead in the count with a well placed fastball and sharp breaking curveball. The Panthers scored first in the bottom of the inning with an RBI by Bearden who brought in Ben Birtcher who led the game off with a double. In the fourth, Cody Flowers led off with a double and was moved to third on a single by Coleman Newberry, then Flowers scored on a sacrifice fly Birtcher. In the 6th, Flowers knocked in two runs with a single up the middle to round out the scoring. The Panthers advance to the second round to play Benton Harmony Grove Friday at noon. The game will be broadcast live on #1 Country 92.1.

The Lady Panthers fought hard but came up short in a 5 to 1 loss to the Bald Knob Bulldogs. Bald Knob scored 1 in the 1st and 4 in the 5th inning to put the pressure on the Panthers. The Panthers scratched out a run in the bottom of the 5th but were unable to sustain any timely hits. Sidney Hurd had the only hit for the Panthers. The Panthers conclude a wonderful season with 19 wins and a state tournament appearance.

PANTHERS ARE THE REGION 4 3A CHAMPIONS   05/06/19

Ashdown Panthers are the Region 4 3 A champs with a hard fought victory over Genoa Central 10 to 7.  The Panthers jumped out early to a 6 to 0 lead highlighted by 2 RBI’S by Will Burnett after 2 innings.  The 4 run 2nd inning was keyed by RBI singles by Brett Bond and Bradley Bearden.  Genoa came back with 2 runs of their own in the bottom of the inning.  The Panthers had a comfortable 10 to 4 lead going into the bottom of the seventh; however the Dragons scored 3 runs to make it interesting.  Brett Bond pitched a complete game by battling through some adversity and just having a real bulldog mentality.  Bradley Bearden led the Panthers with 3 hits and 2 RBI’s while Blake Ritter and Coleman Newberry had 2 hits.  The Panthers advance to the State Tournament in Harrison as the number one seed.  The Panthers will play at 10am on Thursday and the Panthers Softball Girls will play in Harrison as well on Thursday at 12:30.  Both games will be broadcast live on #1 Country 92.1.

BAUXITE DEFEAT DE QUEEN LADY LEOPARDS FOR TOP SPOT    05/06/19

The De Queen Lady Leopards will enter the Class 4A State Softball Tournament later this week as the second seed from the South Regional after dropping a 7-3 decision to Bauxite Monday evening in the championship game at Magnolia.

De Queen had defeated the Lady Miners twice during the regular season, but both victories were tight outcomes. Bauxite bounced back Monday with timely hitting and by taking advantage of Lady Leopard miscues in the field and on the base paths. The Lady Leopards, now 16-5 on the season, take on Westside in the opening round of the State Tournament at 3:00 on Thursday (May 09, 2019) at Batesville High School. Catch the action on The Leopard Network-102.1 The Good Path!

Ashdown Panther Baseball

The Ashdown Panthers defeated the Dewitt Panthers with a score of 8-0 on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

ASHDOWN DEFEATS NASHVILLE   04/29/19

The Ashdown Panthers hosted the Nashville Scrappers in a non conference match up at Ashdown City Park. The Panthers came away with a 12 to 7 victory. Nashville scored 2 runs in the top of the first; however the Panthers came back with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning highlighted by a double over the center fielder’s head by Brett Bond. The Panthers exploded for 5 runs on 6 hits in the bottom of the 2nd inning and never looked back. The inning was highlighted by a double by Coleman Newberry and run scoring single by Keamon Nutt. The Panthers stayed hot with 4 more runs to finish with an impressive total of 12 runs and 14 hits. Cody Flowers hit a solo home run in the sixth easily clearing the left field fence. Newberry led the Panthers with three hits and a diving catch in right field, Ben Birtcher, Brett Bond, Bradley Bearden and Flowers finished with 2 hits. Bond, Alex Kellbach and Birtcher combined to pitch seven strong innings giving up 5 hits. The Panthers up their record to 17 wins and 8 losses. The Panthers next game is the opening round of the Regional Tournament versus Dumas on Thursday at 5:30 and the game will be broadcast on #1 Country 92.1.

Men and Women’s Basketball Tryouts This Saturday

UA Cossatot is making plans and preparations for basketball season as Coach Brad Phillips begins selecting team players. On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the college will be holding men and women’s basketball tryouts at the UA Cossatot Historic Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium. Women’s basketball tryouts will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and men’s basketball tryouts will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Basketball was added to UA Cossatot’s sports program last year. After its launch, the college has now added a women’s basketball team, and UA Cossatot has also joined the NJCAA to give more students more opportunities.

High school seniors that are graduating this year, transfer students, and current UA Cossatot students are invited and encouraged by the school to try out. “If you are eligible to play basketball at UA Cossatot, the college and I welcome you to come try out,” said UA Cossatot Basketball Coach, Brad Phillips.

The Student Services department will also be at the gymnasium on Saturday for those who are trying out to seek college information. Current and future students interested in playing basketball at UA Cossatot can ask questions, learn about the admissions process, learn how to register for classes, and find out about academic requirements while playing basketball at UA Cossatot.

Coach Brad Phillips added, “It is an exciting time to be at UA Cossatot, and I am excited to be coaching both men and women’s basketball. UA Cossatot is now part of the NJCAA division 2 and region 2, and I  believe we have the support from the community and administration to build solid programs at UA Cossatot. Go Colts!”

For any questions about basketball tryouts, please e-mail Coach Brad Phillips at bphillips@cccua.edu or you can call him at 870-378-7203.

Monday Sports Report  04-28-19

The De Queen Lady Leopards softball team won a share of the 7-4A Conference championships Friday with a thrilling 2-1 victory at Bauxite in action heard live on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path. De Queen has now won five straight out right or shared conference titles.

Lexy Taylor went the distance in the circle for the Lady Leopards. In seven innings, Taylor allowed only one run on four hits. She fanned ten, and walked only one. Sophomore Sydney Hill blasted a solo homer for De Queen. Ruby Peppers had the game winning RBI in the seventh inning that scored Carlee Helms.

The Lady Leopards, now 15-4, will host Murfreesboro this afternoon for Senior Night activities starting at 4:30.

De Queen will compete in the opening round in this week’s Regional Tournament in Magnolia on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Leopards baseball team dropped a 14-1 decision at Bauxite on Friday. The Leopards, now 8-10 on the season, host Genoa Central this afternoon for Senior Night festivities starting at 4:30 to wrap up the season.

The De Queen soccer teams advanced in conference tournament action Friday at Leopard Stadium. In first round action, the Lady Leopards shut out Hope 6-0 to improve to 14-2 on the season. Meanwhile, the Leopards soccer team blanked Nashville 3-0 to improve to 17-1.

The Horatio Lions claimed the 7-2A Conference Tournament Championship with a 10-0 win over the Outlaws in Dierks on Friday. Easton Leonard was the winning pitcher as he scattered two hits on the day. Meanwhile, the Lady Lions softball team also took home the tournament title with a 6-3 win over Murfreesboro. The Lions and Lady Lions, as well as the Outlaws and Lady Settlers, compete in their respective regional tournaments starting Thursday in Parkers Chapel.

De Queen Quiz Bowl Team Wins State Championship

The De Queen High School Quiz Bowl team defeated Morrilton High School 290-260 Saturday morning to win the Class 5A State Quiz Bowl Tournament championship in Conway. It’s the first ever quiz bowl title for De Queen High School, and the victory netted the school a $3,000 check.

Noah Reed was named the MVP with the highest scoring average during the state tournament contests. The De Queen High School team is coached by Thomas Sweeten. The state championship contest was televised statewide by the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

The De Queen team traveled to Conway on Friday and toured the A.E.T.N. studios and enjoyed the movie: “Avengers”. The team celebrated their state championship Saturday afternoon with a visit to the Trampoline Park in Conway.

The De Queen team will now begin preparations for the National Quiz Bowl Tournament in Washington, DC in late May.

NASHVILLE SCRAPPERS DEFEAT ASHDOWN PANTHERS

04/23/19

Ashdown Panthers traveled to Nashville for a non conference softball matchup. The Scrappers defeated the Panthers 9 to 1. The Panthers scored first in the top of the first inning on a RBI single by Kenya Wilson that scored Adaysia Thompson on a close play at home. The lead was short lived as Nashville scored 3 runs in the first frame and followed by 4 more in the second inning highlighted by a 2 run home run by Scrapper short stop Raley Potter. The hitting leaders for the Panthers were Wilson and Thompson with 2 hits followed by 1 hit by Blaire Gentry and Sidney Hurd. The Panthers drop to a record of 17 wins and 8 losses.

Leopards Defeat Mena 04/22/19

It came down to the wire on Monday, with Leopards taking victory on a dramatic walk-off double squeeze play in the late innings that sealed their victory over Mena. Leopards were down 7-6 in the bottom of the eighth inning when a squeeze bunt by senior Brennan Seymour scored two runs for Leopards.

De Queen earned the victory despite allowing Mena to score four runs in the fifth inning.

In the first inning, Leopards got their offense started. Quinshan Bennett-Hale drove in one when he doubled.

Mena evened things up at five in the top of the fifth inning when #15 singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Leopards put up three runs in the fourth inning. Benjamin Socash had an RBI double in the inning to lead the run scoring.

Mack Carver led things off on the mound for Leopards. He lasted four and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out nine.

Devin Boyles led Leopards with two hits in four at bats. Carver led Leopards with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases.

De Queen travels to Arkansas High to take on Fouke Tuesday. First pitch is set for 5pm.

ASHDOWN SOFTBALL 04/16/19

The Ashdown Panther softball team defeated the Arkadelphia Badgers with a score of 10-0!

ASHDOWN  BASEBALL  4/16/19

The Ashdown Panthers were defeated by the Smackover Buckaroos with a score of 14-4.

ASHDOWN BASEBALL 04/12/19

The Ashdown Panthers were defeated by the Prescott Curly Wolves with a score of 2-4.

ASHDOWN SOFTBALL 04/12/19

The Ashdown Panthers defeated the Prescott Curly Wolves with a score of 11-3!

The Ashdown Panthers defeated the Prescott Curly Wolves in a double header with a score of 17-4!

ASHDOWN BASEBALL 04/11/19

The Ashdown Panthers defeated the Liberty Eylau Leopards with a score of 9-0!

ASHDOWN SOFTBALL   04/10/19

The Ashdown Panthers defeated the Smackover Buckaroos with a score of 4-0!!

Nashville Captures Lead Early To Defeat Leopards  4/09/19

Leopards fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 8-3 loss to Nashville on Tuesday. Nashville scored on a walk by Patterson in the first inning, a double by Jamison in the first inning, and a sacrifice fly by Gordon in the second inning.  Leopards knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the first inning. Benjamin Socash’s sac fly scored one run for Leopards.  Nashville pulled away for good with one run in the second inning. In the second Gordon’s sac fly scored one run for Nashville. Nashville scored three runs in the fourth inning. Nashville scored its runs on a home run by Gordon. Jaydon Hostetler got the win for Nashville. He went seven innings, allowing three runs on three hits, striking out eight and walking one.  Mack Carver took the loss for Leopards. He allowed seven hits and eight runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out six. Xander Worthey, Gage Woods, and Carver each collected one hit to lead Leopards.  Casen Dramond went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Nashville in hits.

Friday Sports Results   04/05/19

It was a busy Friday afternoon for high school sports in Southwest Arkansas!

On The Leopard Network 102.1 The Good Path, the Arkadelphia Badgers avenged an earlier 12-9 defeat at the hands of De Queen by shutting out the Leopards 11-0 in baseball action at De Queen High School. A seven run Badger second inning put the game away. Isaiah Williamson, the Leopards starter, was charged with the loss. Williamson also had the only De Queen hit of the day, a ringing double in the opening inning. The Leopards fall to 7-5 on the season, and 3-4 in the conference.

Meanwhile on #1 Country 92.1, the Horatio Lady Lions defeated the Dierks Lady Outlaws 12-1 in softball action at Horatio. Dierks took a 1-0 lead on a run-scoring hit by Macy Eckert in the first inning. But it was all Horatio the rest of the way capped by a walk-off two run homer by Kaylee Morgan in the fifth inning. LeAnn Beasley was the winning pitcher for the Lady Lions. She scattered five Dierks hits and struck out six on the afternoon.

The De Queen Lady Leopards softball team improved to 12-4 on the year and 6-1 in the conference with a 15-0 win over Arkadelphia in three innings at De Queen High School. Lexy Taylor pitched a perfect three innings for De Queen to earn the victory. Lexy helped her own cause with a homerun at the plate. Madison Runnels and Kinlee Runnels had two hits each for De Queen.

And in soccer action, De Queen split a pair at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock. The Leopards defeated the Bruins 4-2 to take sole possession of first place in the conference. The Lady Leopards dropped an 8-2 decision to Pulaski Academy.

ASHDOWN BASEBALL/SOFTBALL   04/05/19

The Ashdown Panther Baseball team defeated the Genoa Dragons with a score of 2-1!

The Ashdown Panther softball team defeated the Genoa Dragons with a score of 2-1!

AJHS girls take runner-up at the Dragon Relays in Genoa Central on March 26th

Ashdown Jr boys take runner-up at the Dragon Relays in Genoa Central

HAWKS SOAR OVER PANTHERS IN NON-CONFERENCE GAME   4/2

The Ashdown Panthers went on the road to play the Pleasant Grove Hawks in a non conference game and ended up on the wrong end of a 8 to 1 loss.  The game was close going to the bottom of the fourth inning where the Hawks scored 3 runs and followed it up with 3 more runs in the fifth inning to blow open the game.  Alex Keilbach started and went 4 innings on the mound and was relieved by Coleman Newberry.  The Panthers were only able to muster 2 hits against the Hawks.  Cole Smith and Bradley Bearden picked up the two hits while Brett Bond made two stellar defensive plays.  With the loss, the Panthers drop to nine wins and seven losses.

LADY LEOPARD SECURE 2ND PLACE CONFERENCE TITLE WITH WIN OVER BAUXITE  4/02

In a game that featured 25 hits it was a sensational defensive play that was the difference for The Lady Leopards in an 8-6 win over the Bauxite Lady Miners in a game played Tuesday evening at Leopard Field.
The Miners struck first with two runs in the 1st and one run in the 2nd and carried a 3-0 into the bottom of the 2nd. In the 2nd, De Queen got a run when Carlee Helms knocked in Madison Runnels, and the Leopards trailed 3-1. De Queen got closer in the 3rd when Lexy Taylor crushed her 4th home run of the year and the Leopards trailed 3-2. In the bottom of the 4th the Lady Leopards separated from Bauxite with a 6 run, 6 hit inning. Bailey Ward and Sydney Hill both had big 2 rbi hits for De Queen in the inning. The Miners added a run in the 5th and the scored stayed 8-4 till the top of the 7th. The Bauxite 7th started with 3 consecutive doubles by Taylor Sledd, who was 4-4 on the day, Destiny McClain and Bree Hardin. With a runner at 3rd and the tying run at the plate Leopard pitcher Taylor got Riley Larkin to ground to shortstop Tatyana Tramble. That set the stage for the play of the game as Miners Kaia Thornton hit a screaming line drive on the right side where second baseman Karlee Helms made a unbelievable stab to settle the Miner rally. The game ended with Taylor striking out the last Miner hitter on 3 pitches.
The win gives De Queen a 9-4 mark 5-1 in the 7/4A conference and sole possession of 2nd place. The loss leaves the Miners 8-5 and 5-2 and in third place.

Leopards Can’t Hold Up Against Bauxite  04/02/19

Leopards had a tough time generating runs on Tuesday, dropping their game with Bauxite 11-5.  Bauxite captured the lead in the second inning when Nathaniel Socash induced G Storment to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored. Bauxite took the lead for good with two runs in the third inning. In the third E. Dinwiddie singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run and T Jackson drew a walk, scoring one run. Bauxite scored four runs in the seventh inning. Bauxite’s big inning was driven by a single by Storment and a double by J. Lindsey. H. Simpson was the winning pitcher for Bauxite. He allowed four hits and four runs over three and a third innings, striking out two. Mack Carver took the loss for Leopards. He allowed four hits and five runs over one and one-third innings, striking out three.  Carver led Leopards with two hits in four at bats. Carver led Leopards with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with four stolen bases. Bauxite saw the ball well today, racking up 12 hits in the game. Lindsey, Storment, and J Regan all managed multiple hits for Bauxite. Lindsey went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Bauxite in hits.

DE QUEEN SOCCER SWEEPS NASHVILLE   04/01/19

The De Queen High School soccer teams swept Nashville Monday evening at Leopard Stadium in action heard live on The Leopard Network-102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards blanked the Scrapperettes 6-0, while the Leopards cruised to a 4-1 victory.
In the girls game, sophomore Sara Victorino put on a show! She scored the first five goals, and dished out an assist to Denise Tellez for the sixth score of the afternoon.

After a scoreless opening 28 minutes, Victorino scored on a counter attack when she took on the Nashville goalie one-on-one to score her first goal at the 11:31 mark of the first half. At the 5:12 mark, Victorino curved in a beautiful corner kick to give De Queen a 2-0 halftime lead. Then Victorino scored three goals in the first eight minutes of the second half to put the game away.

Goalie Abbygail Ponce had some great saves for the Lady Leopards.
With the 6-0 win, the Lady Leopards improved to 8-1 on the year, and 3-0 in conference play.

In the boys contest, De Queen took a 2-0 lead at intermission on goals by Jason Huesca at the 26:31 mark and Estaban Gardia at the 5:42 mark.

Huesca extended the Leopard lead to 3-0 with his second goal of the night with 21:33 to play. Jose Martinez capped the De Queen scoring at the 8:27 mark of the second half.
Nashville avoided the shutout on a goal by Nicholas Garcia with only 1:38 to play. Prior to Garcia’s score, the tenacious De Queen defense had held Nashville to just one shot on goal.
With the victory, the Leopards improve to 10-1 on the season, and 3-0 in the conference.
De Queen travels to Pulaski Academy in Little Rock on Thursday in a battle between league leaders.

HORATIO SWEEPS FOREMAN   04/01/19

The Horatio Lions whipped Foreman 11-1 in Horatio Monday in action heard live on Number One Country 92.1.
Dakota Frachiseur and Trey Pickett shared the mound duties for the Lions. Frachiseur worked the first four innings and was credited with the victory. Pickett pitched the final two innings as the Lions disposed of the Gators in six innings on the ten run rule.
It was s big day at the plate for the Lions. Wyatt Marshall, Orey Chandler, and Carson McKeiver had two hits each. Garet Wilson had the big blast of the day – a three run homer in the fourth inning to open the game up.
Meanwhile in softball action Monday, Horatio dominated Foreman 18-3.

Four RBI Day For Quinshan Bennett-Hale Brings In Win
For Leopards Over Waldron

By Beau McCastlain

Quinshan Bennett-Hale came the ballpark and meant business on Thursday, driving in four on one hits to lead Leopards past Waldron 15-4 on Thursday. Bennett-Hale drove in runs on a triple in the second and a walk in the third.

Leopards earned the victory despite allowing Waldron to score three runs in the first inning. Waldron’s big inning was driven by singles by Hunt and Williams and a groundout by Ruben Valdez.

Waldron got things moving in the first inning, when Hunt singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.

Leopards pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning. In the second Bennett-Haletripled on a 1-1 count, scoring three runs.

Leopards put up five runs in the fourth inning. The offensive firepower by Leopards was led by Nathaniel Socash, Mack Carver, Gage Woods, and Benjamin Socash, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Socash was credited with the victory for Leopards. He went five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out three.

Fuller took the loss for Waldron. He went four innings, allowing 15 runs on six hits and striking out one.

Isaiah Williamson, Socash, Carver, Ryan Shelton, Bennett-Hale, and Will Athey all had one hit to lead Leopards. Carver led Leopards with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with nine stolen bases.

SCRAPPERS DEFEAT PANTHERS IN SOFTBALL

The Ashdown Panthers and the Nashville Scrappers renewed an old rivalry at Ashdown City Park on Thursday, March 28th.  The Scrapper girls won 12 to 5.  The game was scoreless after 3 innings with a pitching duel between the Panthers Adaysia Thompson and the Scrappers Maci Bishop.  The game was 5 to 2 Nashville going to the seventh inning but Nashville exploded for 7 runs while Ashdown tallied with 3 to close the game.  For the Panthers, Lannah Huddleston had 3 hits and Aleya Hill had 2 hits.  The Panthers drop to 8 wins and 6 losses.  The Panthers return to action on Friday with a conference game versus Centerpoint at Ashdown City Park.

De Queen Scores Wins Across the Board

In baseball action Thursday, 3/28,  De Queen defeated Waldron 15-4 in five innings at De Queen High School in action heard live on The Leopard Network-102.1 The Good Path. In his first varsity start, Nathaniel Socash was the winning pitcher. Quinshawn Bennett-Hale had a bases clearing triple to give the Leopards the lead for good. De Queen improves to 7-3 on the season and 3-2 in conference play.

In softball action, the De Queen Lady Leopards won at Class 6A Lake Hamilton 2-1. Lexy Taylor went the distance in the circle. Over seven innings, Taylor allowed only one run on two hits. She struck out five and walked one. Kinlee Runnels and Sidney Hill knocked in runs for De Queen.

The Leopards won their second track meet of the week by capturing the team title at the Prescott Merchant Relays. Some of the highlights were Malik Beasley setting a new meet record in the discus with a throw of 162 feet. Chase Pearce qualified for the state meet in the pole vault with a leap of 12 feet, 10 inches.

And in soccer, De Queen swept a pair in Arkadelphia. The Lady Leopards shut out the Lady Badgers 4-0, while the Leopards blanked the Badgers in boys soccer action 2-0.

Leopards Grabs Lead In Fifth Inning To Defeat Mena   03/26/19

 Leopards nabbed the lead late in the game in a 12-8 victory over Mena on Tuesday. The game was tied at six with Leopards batting in the top of the fifth when an error scored one run for the Leopards.

The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Leopards collected 15 hits and Mena had five.

Mena got on the board in the first inning. Mena scored two runs when Castor tripled.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Mena tied things up at six when Schuller singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Leopards tallied four runs in the sixth inning. The rally was led by doubles by Gage Woods and Ryan Shelton and a single by Benjamin Socash.

Isaiah Williamson took the win for Leopards. He went four innings, allowing six runs on three hits and striking out four. Shelton threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Shelton recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for Leopards.

Schuller took the loss for Mena. He went six innings, allowing 12 runs on 15 hits, striking out five and walking one.

Leopards scattered 15 hits in the game. Shelton, Mack Carver, Woods, Socash and Will Athey all collected multiple hits for Leopards. Woods, Carver, and Shelton each managed three hits to lead Leopards. Leopards stole seven bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Athey led the way with two.

C Brown led Mena with two hits in three at bats.

Leopards Can’t Hold Up Against Nashville   03-22-19

Nothing came easy for Leopards on Monday, as they fell 12-4 to Nashville. Jamison was on the pitcher’s mound for Nashville. He surrendered zero runs on zero hits over two innings, striking out two and walking zero.

Mack Carver toed the rubber for Leopards. He lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and seven runs while striking out three. Brennen Seymour and Nathaniel Socash entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two and a third innings and one inning respectively.

Carver led Leopards  with two hits in three at bats.

Patterson went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Nashville in hits. Nashville was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. #5 made the most plays with five. #9 led Nashville with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with four stolen bases.

ASHDOWN PANTHERS SOFTBALL  03/26/19

The Ashdown Panthers defeated the Cossatot River Eagles today with a score of 9-2!

Nashville Defeats De Queen 12-4

The Nashville Scrappers defeated the De Queen Leopards 12-4 in high school baseball action Monday afternoon, 3/25, at Wilson Park in Nashville as heard live on The Leopard Network-102.1 The Good Path.

After a scoreless first two innings, the Scrappers put eight runs on the board in the third inning to seize control of the contest. The Scrappers added four runs in the 5th inning. The Leopards plated three in the fourth and a single run in the 6th.

Tristan Jamison was the winning pitcher for Nashville, pitching the first three shut out innings.

Mac Carver, the first of four De Queen pitchers, was charged with the loss. Carver allowed seven runs on only two hits, but struggled with his control on the afternoon issuing eight bases on balls.

The Leopards had four hits on the afternoon. Carver, Gage Woods, Isaiah Williamson, and Will Athey had singles.

Nashville improves to 12-2 on the season, and 3-0 in 7-4A Conference action. The Leopards fall to 2-2 in the league, and 5-3 on the year.

The Leopards travel to Mena Tuesday, before returning home on Thursday to host Waldron.

Ashdown Baseball

03/25/19

The Ashdown Panthers were defeated by the Hooks Hornets with a score of 1-5.

03/19/19

The Ashdown Panthers defeated the Smackover Buckaroos with a score of 8-7!

03/18/19

The Ashdown Panthers we’re defeated by the Rattan Rams with a score of  0-12.

STATE SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

The Ashdown Special Olympics Basketball Team traveled to Russellville to compete in the State Special Olympics Tournament and won gold!

(l-r) Kealyn Sanders, Ethan Smith, Trevor Cooley, Lucas Wooden, Derek Parks, Austin Henry, Tyler Murchison, and Jadyn Milsak

Dugan Ward Memorial Tournament Champs

Congratulations to the Ashdown High School Baseball team on winning the Dugan Ward Memorial Tournament held on March 16th at the Ashdown City Park.  AHS beat Pleasant Grove 6-1.  Senior Cody Flowers was named tournament MVP.

LEOPARD HAMMERS HOPE  3/14

The Leopards had everything working on Thursday, winning big over Hope 18-1

The Leopards got on the board in the first inning when Isaiah Williamson singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.

Leopards tallied eight runs in the fourth inning.  Leopards offense in the inning was led by Nathaniel Socash, Williamson, Quinshan Bennett-Hale, Benjamin Socash, and  Ryan Shelton, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Williamson took the win for Leopards. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over two innings, striking out four and walking zero.  Socash, Shelton, and Mack Carver all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.

Kai Hamilton took the loss for Hope. He went three innings, allowing ten runs on seven hits and striking out two.

Leopards had 11 hits in the game.  Bennett-Hale and Williamson all managed multiple hits for Leopards.  Bennett-Hale led Leopards with three hits in four at bats and was The McDonald’s Leopard Player of the Game.

ASHDOWN PANTHERS BASEBALL

The Ashdown Panthers defeated the Bismark lions with a score of 9-0 on Friday, March 15th!

UA Cossatot Board of Visitors approves joining NJCAA and adding Women’s Basketball

 The Board of Visitors met Monday, March 4 at UA Cossatot’s Lockesburg campus.  During their meeting, the board also approved to add women’s basketball to the sports program.  The board chose to move their basketball teams to play in the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association).  This decision will allow them to schedule enough teams to offer more opportunities for students, the college, and the community. This action will now be sent to the UA Board of Trustees for final approval.

Lady Leopards Shut Out Hope 17-0

The De Queen Lady Leopards rode the arm and bat of Lexy Taylor to a 17-0 win at Hope Tuesday in action heard live on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path.

On the mound, Taylor pitched the five inning shut out, allowing only one hit. She struck out 12, and walked none.

At the Plate, our McDonalds Player of the Game went three for four with a towering three run homer, her fourth of the season. She had five RBI’s, scored two runs, and stole a base.

In the Lady Leopards 14 hit attack, Sidney Hill had a two run homer, and Madison Runnels added a solo shot.

In our postgame interview, Lexy Taylor said that she had no homers coming into this season. But she’s now knocked four out of the park in the Lady Leopards first six games of the season.

With the win at Hope on Tuesday, De Queen improves to 5-1 on the season.

ASHDOWN PANTHER SOFTBALL 03-12-19

The Ashdown Panthers varsity softball team was defeated by the Smackover Buckaroos with a score of 5-6. The Ashdown Panther/Dierks Outlaws baseball game, scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th, was cancelled due to weather.

Sports Announcements

The Soccer game scheduled with Hope today has been cancelled;

The Softball Game between De Queen and Hope has been moved to Hope. A decision on the Baseball game will be made by Noon today.

Weekend Sports Results  03/8-3/9/19

The De Queen Leopards baseball team scored eight runs in the fourth inning to defeat the Dierks Outlaws 11-4 Friday afternoon in the Leopards Baseball Classic at De Queen High School in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path. Isaiah Williamson was the winning pitcher. Brennen Seymour went three for three at the plate with four RBI’s. With the victory, the Leopards baseball team improved to 4-1 on the season. Saturday’s action at the Leopards Classic was rained out.

The Lady Leopards softball team suffered their first defeat of the season Friday afternoon in Nashville. The Scrapperettes walked it off with the winning run crossing the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning for the 4-3 victory. Lexy Taylor’s solo homerun tied the game at one after three innings. The Lady Leopards had taken a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning, before Nashville began their comeback with two in the sixth and the winning run in the seventh. Taylor was charged with the loss, despite giving up only two earned runs. She fanned eight, and walked three. Taylor had two hits at the plate. Bailey Ward also had a pair of singles for the Lady Leopards. Hannah Phillips and Kinlee Runnels had one hit each. De Queen falls  to 4-1 on the season.

Congratulations to the Lady Leopards soccer team. They won the Arkansas High Invitational Soccer Tournament in Texarkana over the weekend

The Ashdown Pantherettes softball team improved to 6-3 on the season with a 10-1 victory over Junction City Friday at the Southwest Sporting Goods Tournament in Arkadelphia. Kara Earnest went three for three and knocked in two runs. Aleya Hill and Blair Gentry had two hits each. Angelina McGinn was the winning pitcher in the circle.

Meanwhile, the Ashdown Panthers baseball team defeated Conway Christian 5-1 Friday to improve to 3-4 on the year.

Simple Simons 50/50 raised $1400 for De Queen High School Track Team!  

The first Monday of each month Simple Simons Pizza chooses a different non-profit group to feature in their 50/50 fundraiser.  Half the sales of pizza on that day will be donated to the group.

Ashdown Panthers Basketball 3A State Champs  03-07-19

Championship Thursday night, March 7th with a convincing 69-40 victory over the Drew Central Pirates at the Bank of O.Z.K. Arena in Hot Springs in action heard live on number one country 92.1.
After a tight first quarter, the Panthers went on a 27-9 run in the second quarter and coasted to victory.
Ashdown avenged an earlier 45-44 loss to Drew Central in the finals of the Regional Tournament.
Keamon Nutt led Ashdown with 18. John Smith chipped in with 15. Lamar Wilkerson and Kaiden Hunter added 12 each.

Leopards Claim Lead In Fourth Inning To Defeat Dierks  03/08/19

Leopards nabbed the lead late in the game in an 11-4 victory over Dierks on Friday. Leopards were down 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning when Mack Carver singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.

Brennen Seymour led Leopards to victory by driving in four runs. He went 3-for-3 at the plate.Seymour drove in runs on a double in the third and a single in the fourth.

Dierks got on the board in the first inning. An error scored one run for Dierks.

In the bottom of the third inning, De Queen tied things up at three when Seymour doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.

Isaiah Williamson was the winning pitcher for Leopards. He went four innings, allowing four runs on three hits, striking out eight and walking one.

C Lowery took the loss for Dierks. He lasted one-third of an inning, allowing one hit and three runs.

A Mack started the game for Dierks. He surrendered three runs on three hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out three

Seymour led Leopards with three hits in three at bats.

G Thomas went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Dierks in hits.

ASHDOWN PANTHERS 2019 3A ARKANSAS STATE CHAMPIONS!!!

The Ashdown Panthers defeated the Drew Central Pirates on Thursday, March 7th, with a score of 69-40! That makes the Ashdown Panthers 3A basketball state champs!!! CONGRATULATION PANTHERS!!!!!

Jr High And Sr High State Archery  03/05/19

Jr High finished 24th at state with a score of 2988. They improved their score by 78 points. Top 12 archers were: JD Brinkley 270, Max Pinkerton 265, Steven Peppers 263, William Peppers 257, Arrionna Stout 252, Armondo Lopez 249, Joaquin Ambriz 248, Ulyces Coto 245, Laura Figueroa 244, Esveyda Lagunas 240, Nancy Martinez 234, Elizabeth Marrufo 221

Sr High finished 14th with a  best of 3200. They improved their score by 45 points. Top 12 archers were: Amber Morris 280, Reed Renfro 280, Dennis Peppers 280, Sha’uri Esquivel 274, Lexi Hall 273, Shaylon Loyd 269, Cooper Vallee 268, Zara Saldivar 262, Ruby Peppers 256, Lynsi Smith 254. Jocelyn Smallwood 252, Ethan Hall 252
I’m really proud of both teams. They kept improving all year. We had 85 kids total in archery 6th-12th grade. I also have pics of the kids in the bleachers at state if you want a pic of them. I will need a cell number so I can send them.

The Ashdown Panther Varsity baseball team defeated the Foreman Gators on Tuesday, March 5th with a score of 5-2!

Leopards Takes Early Lead In Victory Over Arkadelphia 03/06/19

An early lead helped De Queen defeat Arkadelphia 12-9 on Tuesday, March 5th. The Leopards scored on a single by Gage Woods in the first inning, a single by Mack Carver in the second inning, a single by Isaiah Williamson in the second inning, a walk by Brennen Seymour in the second inning, and a single by Benjamin Socash in the second inning.

De Queen earned the victory despite allowing Arkadelphia to score five runs in the sixth inning.  Tucker Freeman, Cole Turner, Matthew Parnham, and Jayden Quarles each drove in runs during the inning.

After the Leopards scored two runs in the top of the third, Arkadelphia answered with two of their own.

The Leopards scored when Williamson singled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs. Arkadelphia then answered when Carver induced Freeman to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored and Turner grounded out, scoring one run.

Leopards took the lead for good with six runs in the second inning. In the second Carver singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs, Williamson singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs, Seymour was hit by a pitch, driving in a run, and Socash singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.

Carver was the winning pitcher for Leopards. He lasted five innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out ten. Seymour and Williamson entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Seymour recorded the last five outs to earn the save for Leopards.

De Queen racked up 11 hits on the day. Carver, Williamson, and Seymour all managed multiple hits for Leopards. Williamson and Carver each collected three hits to lead Leopards.

Leopards Take High-Scoring Game From Waldron, 13-6

Scorekeepers were kept busy Friday, March 1st during a high-scoring contest between De Queen and Waldron where the Leopards prevailed 13-6.

Leopards fired up the offense in the first inning. Gage Woods drove in one when he doubled.

Leopards scored six runs in the fifth inning. The offensive onslaught came from walks by Quinshan Bennett-Hale and Will Athey, singles by Nathaniel Socash and Brennen Seymour, and a fielder’s choice by Isaiah Williamson.

Mack Carver pitched Leopards to victory. He lasted three and a third innings, allowing two hits and four runs while striking out six. Socash and Williamson entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Williamson recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Leopards.

Leopards tallied 12 hits on the day. Woods, Benjamin Socash, Bennett-Hale, and Seymour all had multiple hits for Leopards. Woods went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Leopards in hits.

De Queen will open conference play on Tuesday as  they travel to Arkadelphia. First pitch is set for 4:00 pm.

Panthers Advance to State Championship

The Ashdown Panthers made an incredible run over the weekend at the Class 3A State Tournament in Osceola in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1 to reach the championship game Thursday at 7:30 in Hot Springs.

The Panthers knocked out the defending state champs from Baptist Prep 68-66 Friday night, and came back Saturday night to defeat Osceola on their home floor 73-60 to advance to the state championship Thursday night against Drew Central.

Saturday night’s semifinal matchup with Osceola featured high drama right off the bat as Ashdown center John Smith picked up four quick fouls. The Seminoles shot 12 free throws to none for Ashdown in the opening quarter. But the Panthers held tough and took a 32-31 lead at the half. The Panthers extended their lead to 46-40 at the end of the third quarter. At the start of the fourth quarter, Ashdown coach James Smith was whistled for two technical fouls and was ejected from the game. Osceola shot six free throws and received possession of the ball. When the dust cleared, Osceola took a one point lead at 47-46. That’s when Kaiden Hunter, Keamon Nutt, Jimmy Dunn, and Lamar Wilkerson put the team on their backs, and Ashdown outscored Osceola 27-13 the rest of the game to win going away at 73-60. Wilkerson led the Panthers with 18. Hunter chipped in with 16. Dunn added 12. Nutt and Notorious Nelson finished with eight.

Lady Leopards Finish Season 28-4

The De Queen Lady Leopards lost a tough 45-42 decision to the Harrison Lady Goblins Friday night, March 1st in the quarterfinals of the Class 4A State Tournament at Magnolia in action heard live on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path.

Harrison raced to an 11-0 lead, and led 19-5 after the opening quarter. De Queen outscored the Lady Goblins 9-2 in the second quarter to claw their way back into the game. Harrison took a 21-14 lead at the half, and led by a 31-25 margin after three quarters.

The Lady Leopards had a chance to send the game to overtime, but Tatyana Tramble’s three point attempt from the left wing did not fall, allowing Harrison to escape.

Ashley Dykes led De Queen with 16 points. Josie Burke added 11.

Coach Paul Dean’s Lady Leopards end the season with an outstanding 28-4 record.

ASHDOWN BOYS ADVANCE IN STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT 02/28
The Ashdown Panthers defeated Tuckerman 66-48 on Thursday,February 28th.  Tuckerman led 17-14 at the end of the 1st quarter and continued to lead by 3 at half.  However, the Panthers came out on fire in the second half and outscored the Bulldogs 45-24 in the second half.  Early in the 3rd quarter, Jimmy Dunn hit a big three pointer, followed by baskets by Kaiden Hunter and Lamar Wilkerson from that point on the Panthers could not be stopped.  Ashdown tightened up its defense in the second half and caused Tuckerman into some hurried shots that the Panthers turned into fast break points on the other end.  Lamar Wilkerson led the Panthers with 18 points,followed by 14 from Kaiden Hunter including 12 in the second half, Jimmy Dunn and Notorious Nelson both pitched in with 9 points.  Keamon Nutt played fantastic defense and scored 8 points.  The Panthers advance to the second round Friday to play Baptist Prep at 5:30 which can be heard live on KDQN #1 Country 92.1.
The Ashdown Pantherettes fell to the Harding Academy Wildcats 58-54 in a hard fought contest.  The Pantherettes fell behind by as many as 16 points but were able to cut it to three in the closing moments before losing by 4 points.  The Girls had a wonderful season including a conference championship were led by Adaysia Thompson who had 16 points including 12 in the 4th quarter and Kenya Wilson who had 16 points as well.  Jukarra Greenlee pitched in with 12 points.

De Queen Archery Qualify for State Meet

We have been to four archery meets this year.Glen Rose we finished 5th. Hill Farm in Bryant we got 2nd, Murfreesboro meet we got 2nd. We finished 3rd at regional behind Murfreesboro and Acorn. Reed Renfro, Shaylon Loyd, Dennis Peppers have been our leading boy archers while Ruby Peppers, Lexi Hall, and Amber Morris have been the best for the girls.
The Jr High 2nd at Murfreesboro and at regional. Steven Peppers, Bryan Tapia, and Armondo Lopez have been tops in the boys while Evelyn Farrier, Nancy Martinez, and Arrionna Stout has been the top 3 girls.
Both team qualified for state. The Jr. High will go this Friday to Hot Springs for state at the convention center with the high school going Saturday. Jr High shoots at 10:00 A.M. and the senior high at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday.

De Queen Lady Leopards Dominate    02-26-19

“The Lady Leopards used a dominate performance from Lexy Taylor in the circle and at the dish plus a bust out 6 run 7th inning to down Ashdown 8-0 this evening. Taylor only allowed 2 hits and 0 walks in the shutout and had 17 strikeouts. At the plate she was 2-3 with 2 home runs and 2 RBI. Taylor was our Leopard Player of the Game. Also for De Queen Hannah Phillips had 2 hits and 2 RBI, Bailey Ward had 2 hits, Madison Runnels had a hit and 2 RBI, Kinlee Runnels, Sydney Hill, Carlee Helms and Haylie Melendez all had 1 hit for De Queen. The Lady Leopards go to 2-0 and have outscored their first 2 opponents 27-1.”

On February 25, 2019 the Ashdown Panther Varsity Softball team defeated the Hope Bobcats with a score of 13-4.

On February 25, 2019 the Ashdown Panther varsity baseball team was defeated by the Pleasant Grove Hawks with a score of 1-11.

Leopards vs Gators Baseball

“The Leopards open the 2019 campaign Monday, 2/25 with 13-2 win over the Foreman Gators. Mack Carver pitched a beauty going 4 1/3 giving up 4 hits, 1 run, walking just 1, and logging 10 strikeouts and got the win. He was also our McDonalds Leopard Player of the Game. At the dish Nathaniel Socash lead the Leopards with 2 hits and 2 rbi. Carver, Quinshaun Bennett-Hale, Gage Woods, Ben Socash and Ryan Shelton all had a hit in the win. Nathaniel Socash closed out the victory going 2/3 of an inning, giving up 1 run on 1 hit. The Leopards busted open a 0-0 tie in the bottom of the 4th with 13 runs in and half inning that took 53 minutes to play and saw 82 pitches.”

Cossatot River Lady Eagles Fourth in Regionals

The Cossatot River Lady Eagles needed one win in the 2A South Regional Tournament in Junction City last week to advance to the state tournament. The Lady Eagles punched their ticket to state with a 55-33 win over Parker’s Chapel on Wednesday, February 20th.

The Lady Eagles raced to a 26-15 halftime lead and never looked back to post the 22 point victory. Kayla Richardson led the Lady Eagles with 16 points. Kaylin McKee pitched in 13, and Ashlen Gonzalez added 12.

Cossatot River’s girls drew the home team at Junction City in Friday night’s semifinals. The Lady Dragons defeated Cossatot River 51-47.

The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 7-1 lead early, and led 12-11 after the opening quarter. The turning point in the game came when Ashlen Gonzalez hit a driving lay-up at the 5:24 mark of the second quarter that would have extended the Lady Eagles lead to five. However, Gonzalez was whistled for a questionable charging foul, wiping off the bucket. That was Ashlen’s third foul of the contest, and she had to sit on the bench for the remainder of the first half.

Junction City took advantage of the senior leader’s absence to go on a 14-4 run to end the half taking a 27-20 lead into the locker room.

Kayla Richardson hit a three point basket midway through the third quarter to tie the game at 39, but the Lady Dragons regained the lead 36-33 at the end of the third.

Jade Richardson knocked down a trey to tie the game at 47 with 25 seconds to play. But Gonzalez fouled out, and the Lady Dragons hit their free throws to pull out the 51-47 victory to send the Lady Eagles to Saturday’s third place consolation game against Murfreesboro. Saturday’s third place contest was the fourth meeting this year between the Lady Eagles and the Lady Rattlers.

Ashdown Boys Advance to State

The Ashdown Panthers came up one point short in their quest to take home the 3A South Regional Tournament title at Prescott Saturday night. The Drew Central Pirates defeated the Panthers 46-45 in a thrilling game heard live on 102.1 The Good Path. Kaiden Hunter led the Panthers with 15, and John Smith added 10. The Panthers played without Lamar Wilkerson in the finals. Lamar should be back this week for the state tournament.

The Panthers, now 24-2 on the year, advance to the Class 3A State Tournament this week at Osceola high school. Ashdown will meet Tuckerman Thursday at 2:30 on #1 Country 92.1.

In Friday’s night’s semifinals, Ashdown defeated the McGehee Owls 65-37. The Panthers defense really smothered the high-flying Owls holding them to under 40 points.

The Panthers jumped to a 39-24 halftime lead, and never looked back.

Kaiden Hunter led the Panthers with 17. Lamar Wilkerson chipped in with 14. Notorious Nelson pitched in 12. Shuntori Montue gave Ashdown a spark off the bench with eight points, along with several rebounds.

De Queen Lady Leopards Advance to State

The De Queen Lady Leopards saw their 16 game winning streak come to an end Saturday night in the championship game of the 4A South Regional Tournament at Mena, as the Star City Lady Bulldogs rolled to a 56-41 victory in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

De Queen jumped out to a 15-5 lead after the opening quarter, and extended the lead to 20-6 early in the second quarter behind four – three point baskets by Abby Dykes.

But Star City whittled the De Queen lead to 25-19 at the half, and the Lady Bulldogs outscored De Queen 22-6 in the third quarter to seize control.

Josie Burke led the Lady Leopards with 18. Abby Dykes, our McDonalds Player of the Game, finished with 12. Maddie Martin led De Queen on the boards with seven rebounds.

The Lady Leopards are now 27-3 on the season.

In Friday’s semifinal round, De Queen’s girls advanced to the championship game with a 45-34 win over Warren.

After jumping out to a 7-0 lead, the Lady Leopards fell behind Warren 12-11 early in the second quarter. After Coach Paul Dean took a time-out, the Lady Leopards responded to take a 25-20 halftime lead.

The Lady Leopards extended the lead to 37-28 at the end of the third quarter and cruised to the 11 point win at 45-34.

Josie Burke, our McDonalds Player of the Game, led the way with 23 points. Ashley Dykes scored nine, and Abby Dykes added seven.

The Lady Leopards, the number two seed from the 4A South Regional, will advance to the Class 4A State Tournament this week at Magnolia high school. De Queen will meet the Highland Lady Rebels Wednesday at 7:00. Highland is the number four seed from the East Regional.

Ashdown Girls Advance to State Tournament

The Ashdown Pantherettes won the third place consolation contest of the 3A South Regional Tournament Saturday afternoon in Prescott with a 50-38 victory over the Helena Central Lady Cougars in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1.

The Lady Cougars used their height advantage to take an 11-7 lead after the opening quarter. Ashdown coach Beau Tillery switched to a full court press, and the Pantherettes were able to force turnovers to tie up the game at 19 at the half. Ashdown outscored Central 31-19 in the second half to win by 12 at 50-38.

Adaysia Thompson led Ashdown with 22. Kenya Wilson pitched in with 17. Porschia Randle added nine and did a great job of running Ashdown’s offense.

The Pantherettes, now 18-11 on the season, will be the third seed from the south regional at the state tournament in Osceola this week. The Ashdown girls will play Harding Academy Thursday at 4:00 on your #1 Country 92.1.

In the Friday night semifinals, the Ashdown girls lost to Centerpoint 48-40. The difference in the game was at the free throw line where Ashdown converted only 4 of 14, while the Lady Knights connected on 20 of 22. Adaysia Thompson led Ashdown with 13. Jukarra Greenlee added 11.

Ashdown Special Olympics Basketball Wins First at Tournament

(l-r) Ethan Smith, Austin Henry, Jadyn Milsak, Trevor Cooley, Lucas Wooden, Terrell Williams, Derek Parks, Tyler Murchison, Tony House and Mrs. Jessica Jewell

UPDATE ON 2A SOUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

THURSDAY (2/21) RESULTS – 2A SOUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT AT JUNCTION CITY
Girls Murfreesboro 50 Woodlawn 42
Boys: Junction City 59 Dierks 57
Girls: Junction City 55 Mount Ida 52
Boys: Parkers Chapel 61 Gurdon 39
FRIDAY’S SEMIFINALS (2/22) – 2A SOUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT AT JUNCTION CITY:
4:00 Spring Hill vs Murfreesboro Girls
5:30 Lafayette County vs Junction City Boys
7:00 Cossatot River vs Junction City Girls
8:30 Hampton vs Parkers Chapel Boys
All eight teams in Friday’s semifinals will return to action Saturday to battle for seeding in next week’s State Tournament at Carlisle

Both Ashdown Teams Advance

It was a big night for Ashdown Basketball as the Girls and Boys both punched their ticket to next week’s State Tournament in Osceola with decisive victories in the first round of the 3A region 4 Tournament at Prescott in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1.  The Pantherettes defeated the McGehee Owls 64-50 and the Boys beat the Rison Wildcats 72-39.

The Girls led 31-21 at intermission behind great performances by the two seniors: Adaysia Thompson and Kenya Wilson.  The Pantherettes kept a comfortable second half margin paced by Jukarra Greenlee, who had 17 second half points.  Greenlee was the leading scorer with 22 points, followed by Thompson with 14. Wilson chipped in with 12, while the birthday girl Aleya Hill had nine.  The Ashdown girls will play Friday at 4pm against the winner of Thursday’s contest between Centerpoint and Dumas.

The Panthers jumped out to a quick 8 to 0 lead in the boys contest, and never looked back.  Kaiden Hunter was aggressive early with 8 first quarter points.  Keamon Nutt had a couple of big steals. John Smith was sharing the ball with several assists at the rim. Lamar Wilkerson was hot from the outside. And, Notorious Nelson ran the floor well, picking up several layups, by benefitting from great passes from his teammates.  Hunter led the Panthers with 23 points, Nelson had 14, including 12 in the 4th quarter. Lamar Wilkerson pitched in 11.  The Panthers will play Friday at 5:30 against the winner of Thursday’s game between Centerpoint and McGehee.  Both games will be broadcast on #1 Country 92.1, as well as the rest of the regional tournament games and next week’s state tournament games.

Lady Leopards Use Big Third Quarter to Defeat Monticello 67-49

After a sluggish first half, De Queen’s Maddie Martin hit a shot at the buzzer to allow the Lady Leopards to seize a little momentum and take a 27-24 lead over Monticello into the locker room at half in Mena. The Lady Leopards rode that momentum into the third quarter as Ashlyn Chambers connected on four quick three-pointers, and the Lady Leopards burst the game wide open and went on to defeat Monticello 67-49 in the opening round of the 4A South Regional Tournament Wednesday afternoon at the Union Bank Center in Mena.

De Queen outscored Monticello 32-8 in that decisive third quarter to take control.

Josie Burke, our McDonalds Player of the Game led De Queen with 20 points, including 16 in the second half. Chambers finished with 19. Ashley Dykes chipped in with 12, and Martin added eight. Shania Smith led all scorers for the Lady Billies with 25.

The Lady Leopards, now 26-2 on the season, advance to Friday’s semifinals, as well as qualify for the state tournament next week in Magnolia. De Queen will play the winner of Thursday’s 4:00 game between Warren and Bauxite in Friday’s semifinals at 4:00. The Voice of Leopards Basketball Toney Stowers will have the exciting play-by-play in high definition quality on Your Official Leopards Station-102.1 The Good Path. The Courtside Show goes on the air at 3:45.

Lady Eagles Advance in Regionals

The Cossatot River senior teams made the long trip to Junction City Wednesday for the opening round of the Class 2A South Regional Tournament. The Lady Eagles will go back Friday after defeating Parkers Chapel 55-33. While the Eagles wrapped up their season with a 73-53 setback at the hands of the Lafayette County Cougars.

Cossatot River’s girls raced to a 26-15 halftime lead, and cruised to the 22 point win at 55-33. The Lady Eagles improve to 25-9 on the season and will advance to the semifinals Friday at 7:00 against the winner of Thursday’s matchup between Junction City and Mount Ida. The Cossatot River girls also punched their ticket to the state tournament next week.

The Eagles couldn’t keep pace with Lafayette County, as the Cougars prevailed 73-53. Cosstot River’s boys finish the season with an 11-21 record.

Also at Junction City Wednesday, the Acorn Lady Tigers battled hard, but came up short against the Spring Hill Lady Bears 62-54. Coach Mike Jackson’s Lady Tigers finish the year with a winning record of 16-15.

And after making an incredible run in the conference tournament last week when they won four games in six nights, the Foreman Gators ran out of gas in regionals. Hampton’s Bulldogs ended Foreman’s season 77-56. The Gators fell behind 53-27 at the half, and could never recover. Foreman ends their season with a record of 9-13.

Class 2A – South Regional Tournament at Junction City
Wednesday Night, (2/20/19)

Girls: Spring Hill 62 Acorn 54
Boys: Lafayette County 73 Cossatot River 53
Girls: Cossatot River 55 Parkers Chapel 33
Boys: Hampton 77 Foreman 56

SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – 2/18 – 2/23

MONDAY 7:00Catch Mike’d Up with Mike Anderson as the Hogs basketball coach previews this week’s upcoming contests against Auburn and Texas A & M during this one hour show on #1 Country 92.1.

TUESDAYThe De Queen Leopards and the Horatio Lions open up the 2019 high school baseball season with a benefit game starting at 5:00 weather-permitting at De Queen High School. Toney Stowers will have the play-by-play action. The Dugout Show begins at 4:45 on 102.1 The Good Path.

WEDNESDAYThe De Queen Lady Leopards, 25-2 on the season, open up the 7-4A South Regional Tournament in Mena at 4:00 against the Monticello Lady Billies. Jim Pinson will have the live play-by-play on Your Official Leopard station – 102.1 The Good Path.

…meanwhile….the Ashdown Panthers and Pantherettes open up the 7-3A South Regional Tournament at Prescott. The Pantherettes, 16-10 on the year, battle the McGehee Lady Owls  at 4:00, while the Panthers, 22-1 on the season, meet Rison’s Wildcats at 5:30 in boys action. Jim Cross will have the exciting play-by-play action on #1 Country 92.1.

The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Auburn to battle the Tigers at 7:30. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 7:00 on your Southwest Arkansas Razorbacks Station – #1 Country 92.1.

SATURDAY  – The Arkansas Razorbacks host the Texas A & M Aggies at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville at 7:30. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 7:00 Saturday on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”

 

4A South Regional Tournament at Mena

Wednesday, February 20th

  1. 4:00 De Queen vs Monticello Girls
  2. 5:30 Nashville vs Star City Boys…Live on KMTB 99.5
  3. 7:00 Star City vs Mena Girls
  4. 8:30 Magnolia vs Mena Boys

Thursday, February 21st

  1. 4:00 Warren vs Bauxite Girls
  2. 5:30 Camden Fairview vs Arkadelphia Boys
  3. 7:00 Nashville vs Camden Fairview Girls..Live on KMTB
  4. 8:30 Bauxite vs Monticello Boys

Friday, February 22nd

  1. 4:00 Winner Game #1 vs Winner Game #5 Girls
  2. 5:30 Winner Game #2 vs Winner Game #6 Boys
  3. 7:00 Winner Game #3 vs Winner Game #7 Girls
  4. 8:30 Winner Game #4 vs Winner Game # 8 Boys

Saturday, February 23rd

  1. 12:00 Loser Game #9 vs Loser Game #11 Girls
  2. 1:30 Loser Game #10 vs Loser Game #12 Boys
  3. 6:00 Winner Game #9 vs Winner Game #11 Girls
  4. 7:30 Winner Game #10 vs Winner Game #12 Boys

3A South Regional Tournament at Prescott

Wednesday, February 20th

  1. 4:00 Ashdown vs McGehee Girls
  2. 5:30 Ashdown vs Rison Boys
  3. 7:00 Central vs Prescott Girls
  4. 8:30 Drew Central vs Smackover Boys

Thursday, February 21st

  1. 4:00 Dumas vs Centerpoint Girls
  2. 5:30 McGehee vs Centerpoint Boys
  3. 7:00 Fouke vs Drew Central Girls
  4. 8:30 Prescott vs Central Boys

Friday, February 22nd

  1. 4:00 Winner Game #1 vs Winner Game #5 Girls
  2. 5:30 Winner Game #2 vs Winner Game #6 Boys
  3. 7:00 Winner Game #3 vs Winner Game #7 Girls
  4. 8:30 Winner Game #4 vs Winner Game # 8 Boys

Saturday, February 23rd

  1. 12:00 Loser Game #9 vs Loser Game #11 Girls
  2. 1:30 Loser Game #10 vs Loser Game #12 Boys
  3. 6:00 Winner Game #9 vs Winner Game #11 Girls
  4. 7:30 Winner Game #10 vs Winner Game #12 Boys

2A South Regional Tournament at Junction City

Wednesday, February 20th

  1. 4:00 Spring Hill vs Acorn Girls
  2. 5:30 Lafayette County vs Cossatot River Boys
  3. 7:00 Cossatot River vs Parker’s Chapel Girls
  4. 8:30 Foreman vs Hampton Boys

Thursday, February 21st

  1. 4:00 Murfreesboro vs Woodlawn Girls
  2. 5:30 Dierks vs Junction City Boys
  3. 7:00 Junction City vs Mount Ida Girls
  4. 8:30 Parkers Chapel vs Gurdon Boys

Friday, February 22nd

  1. 4:00 Winner Game #1 vs Winner Game #5 Girls
  2. 5:30 Winner Game #2 vs Winner Game #6 Boys
  3. 7:00 Winner Game #3 vs Winner Game #7 Girls
  4. 8:30 Winner Game #4 vs Winner Game # 8 Boys

Saturday, February 23rd

  1. 12:00 Loser Game #9 vs Loser Game #11 Girls
  2. 1:30 Loser Game #10 vs Loser Game #12 Boys
  3. 6:00   Winner Game #9 vs Winner Game #11 Girls
  4. 7:30 Winner Game #10 vs Winner Game #12 Boys

Lady Leopards are Conference Tournament Champs

The old saying is that it’s hard to beat a team three times in one season in basketball. However, the De Queen Lady Leopards proved that old saying wrong as they beat Nashville for the third time this season – 48-31 – to win the 7-4A Conference Tournament Championship Saturday night at the Union Bank Center in Mena in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

The Scrapperettes scored the first two points of the game, before the Lady Leopards exploded on an 18-0 run. De Queen took a commanding 24-6 lead into the locker room at half and cruised to the 48-31 victory over Nashville to claim the conference tournament championship, to go along with their double round robin regular season championship.

Ashlyn Chambers hit a couple of three pointers in that 18-0 first half run, and Nashville went to a box-in-one defense to try to slow Chambers down. That opened up the middle for Kennedy Winship(shown right), our McDonalds Player of the Night, to go to work. Winship finished with 12 points, all in the first half. Abby Dykes and Josie Burke finished with nine each. Chambers added seven. Sidney Townsend and Raley Potter had nine each for Nashville.

The Lady Leopards have now won 16 in a row. They enter the 4A South Regional Tournament this week with a 25-2 record. De Queen will open up the regional tournament at 4:00 Wednesday against Monticello at the Union Bank Center in Mena. The Lady Billies finshed fourth in the 8-4A Conference, and are 11-12 overall on the year. De Queen and Star City are the favorites in the regional tournament.

Ashdown Teams Roll in Conference Tournament

After winning regular season championships in the 7-3A Conference, the Ashdown Panthers and Pantheretees rolled to 7-3A Conference Tournament championships Saturday night at Centerpoint High School.

The Pantherettes outlasted Fouke by a final score of 59-52. The Ashdown girls enter the 3A South Regional Tournament at Prescott this week with a 16-10 record on the season. The Pantherettes battle McGehee Wednesday at 4:00.

The Panthers raced to a 14-3 lead after the opening quarter, and cruised to a 52-36 win over Prescott to claim the boys championship Saturday night. The Ashdown boys improved to 22-1 on the season. The Panthers are riding a 13 game winning streak after dropping a one point decision at Class 5A Harrison back in late December. Ashdown will open up regionals against the Rison Wildcats Wednesday at 5:30 in Prescott.

Cossatot River Girls, Foreman Boys Win Tournaments

In the 7-2A Conference Tournament championships Saturday night at Horatio, the Cossatot River Lady Eagles and the Foreman Gators took home team titles.

The Lady Eagles nipped Murfreesboro 74-72 to add the conference tournament trophy to their regular season championship. Ashlen Gonzalez led Cossatot River with 23 points. Rhyen Martin poured in 21. Kayla Richardson added ten. The Cossatot River girls, now 24-9 on the year, open up 2A-South Regional Tournament action in Junction City Wednesday against Parkers Chapel at 7:00.

Meanwhile, the Foreman Gators made an incredible run through the conference tournament at Horatio. The Foreman boys were the sixth seed in the boys bracket. However, they won four games in six nights to take home the championship trophy in the boys division. Foreman defeated Horatio, Acorn, and Gurdon before upsetting the top-seeded Dierks Outlaws Saturday night. The Gators, now 10-12 on the year, meet the Hampton Bulldogs Wednesday night at 8:30 in regionals at Junction City. Meanwhile, the Outlaws, 20-3 on the year, meet the host team from Junction City Thursday at 5:30.

DE QUEEN SOFTBALL REGISTRATION DEADLINE    02/26

Registration for De Queen Softball is ongoing now. The deadline is February 26th and the fee is $53. Call Sara Westfall at 870-784-3829.

Scores/Schedule (2/14-16)

THURSDAY NIGHT 7-4A CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS AT MENA:
Girls: Nashville 38 Bauxite 35 Overtime
Boys: Bauxite 63 Arkadelphia 53
Girls: De Queen 47 Mena 39
Boys: Nashville 59 Mena 57
SATURDAY CONSOLATION/CHAMPIONSHIPS AT MENA:
3:00 Girls Third Place Game: Bauxite vs Mena
4:30 Boys Third Place Game: Arkadelphia vs Mena
6:00 Girls Championship: Nashville vs De Queen
7:30 Boys Championship Bauxite vs Nashville
THURSDAY NIGHT 7-2A CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS AT HORATIO:
Girls: Murfreesboro 49 Mount Ida 48
Boys: Dierks 53 Cossatot River 42
Girls: Cossatot River 65 Acorn 50
Boys: Foreman upset Gurdon….score not reported as yet
SATURDAY CONSOLATION/CHAMPIONSHIPS AT HORATIO:
5:00 Girls Championship: Cossatot River vs Murfreesboro
7:00 Boys Championship: Dierks vs Foreman
THURSDAY NIGHT 7-3A CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS AT CENTERPOINT:
Girls: Ashdown 43 Prescott 31
Boys: Ashdown 66 Smackover 27
Both Ashdown teams advance to Saturday’s championships at Centerpoint starting at 6:00

Ashdown Senior Teams Advance to Conference Tournament Finals

The Ashdown Panthers and Pantherettes advanced to the 7-3A Conference Tournament championship games with big wins Thursday night (2/14) at Centerpoint High School.

The Pantherettes defeated Prescott 43-31, while the Panthers improved to 21-1 on the year with an impressive 66-27 victory over the Smackover Buckaroos.

Your #1 Country 92.1 experienced technical difficulties, and we apologize for not being able to broadcast Thursday night’s action. Jim Cross was unable to get cell phone service in the Centerpoint gymnasium and the land line at the gym had been disconnected. Hopefully, we can resolve these issues before the Saturday night finals.

The Pantherettes will play Saturday night at 6:00, followed by the senior boys championship contest at 7:30.

Lady Leopards Advance to Conference Tournament Final

 The De Queen Lady Leopards advanced to the championship game of the 7-4A Conference Tournament with a hard fought 47-39 win Thursday night (2/14) over the Mena LadyCats at the Union Bank Center in Mena in action heard live on Your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path.
The Lady Leopards, the top seed in the tournament, ended the first half on a 7-0 run to take a 28-19 lead into the locker room at half. Mena cut the De Queen lead to 37-34 at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Leopards outscored the LadyCats 10-5 in the final quarter to win by eight – 47-39.
Josie Burke, our McDonalds Player of the Game, led De Queen with 19. Abby Dykes added 12.
The Lady Leopards, now 24-2 on the season, will battle the Nashville Scrapperettes for the conference tournament championship Saturday night at 6:00 in Mena. Catch the action live with “The Voice of Leopards Basketball” Toney Stowers in high definition quality on Your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path.

#1 Country Football Squares Winner Announced

The New England Patriots snagged their sixth Super Bowl title with a 13 to 3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta last night (2/3).  That score means that the winner of the 2019 #1 Country Football Squares contest is Tom Knighten of Foreman who had the numbers 3 & 3.   Click on the Football Squares logo above to view the entire play sheet.

Shown are Thomas Knighten (back) with 4 of his grandchildren: Nyla Heard, Zoie Blankenship, Jimmie Green and Noah Heard.

Leopards Upset Hope

The De Queen Leopards upset the Hope Bobcats 77-74 Monday night (2/11) to advance in the 4A-Region 7 Conference Tournament in Mena in action heard live on Your Official Leopard Station-102.1 The Good Path.

The Leopards opened up a 12 point lead in the second quarter. But it took a couple of clutch free throws by Kaison Gaylord with three seconds to play to seal the victory.

Davin Burgess was our McDonalds Player of the Night with 24 points. Logan Williamson, Weston Harp, and Freshman Will Dykes all scored 14 each, as the Leopards won their fourth game of the season.

De Queen returns to Mena Tuesday night to battle the Bauxite Miners in a contest scheduled for 8:30. But it’s the fourth game of the night and could be running late. “The Voice of Leopards Basketball” Toney Stowers will have the play-by-play on Your Official Leopard Station-102.1 The Good Path! If the Leopards can upset Bauxite, they’ll qualify for the Regional Tournament next week, also in Mena.

De Queen Senior Night

The De Queen senior teams split with Malvern Tuesday night (2/12) at De Queen Coliseum, Tuesday, February 5th on Senior Night in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path.

The Lady Leopards rolled to a 60-28 win to improve to 22-2 on the year, and remained a perfect 11-0 in 4A-Region 7 play. De Queen’s girls rolled to a 40-14 halftime lead and cruised to victory. Josie Burke, Ashlyn Chambers, and Kennedy Winship had 10 points each to pace De Queen.

In the boys action, Malvern defeated the Leopards 85-69. Weston Harp led the way with 25 points. Senior Hayden Harp was named our McDonalds Player of the Night with nine points, six rebounds, six assists, and five blocked shots.

Ashdown VS Centerpoint

02/05/19

Ashdown beat Centerpoint 46-36

De Queen Teams Split at Hope Friday

The De Queen Lady Leopards came out hot from behind the  three-point line Friday night (2/1) and cruised to an easy 74-44 win at Hope Friday night to improve to 21-2 on the year. The Lady
Leopards remain perfect in the 4A-Region 7 conference standings with a record of 10-0. With the victory, the Lady Leopards clinched the conference championship as every other
team has at least three losses with only two games to play. The Lady Leopards will be the top seed in the conference tournament February 11th through the 16th in Mena.
On Friday night, the De Queen girls knocked down 19 three point baskets on their way to the 74-44 win over Hope. Ashlyn Chambers hit nine treys to finish with a game high 27 points.
Abby Dykes returned to action and knocked down five three pointers to finish with 15. Ashley Dykes had three three’s, and also finished in double figures with 11.
In the boys contest, the Leopards displayed a tremendous effort, but fell short 74-61 to the Bobcats. De Queen trailed by five at the half, and cut the Hope lead to only one point going
into the fourth quarter. A couple of technical fouls late in the contest made the final score of 74-61 not very indicative of how close the game really was. Sophomore Davin Burgess scored a game high 23 points, while Weston Harp added 18.

LADY EAGLES UPSET HIGHLY REGARDED DANVILLE FRIDAY

Friday night (2/1), Cossatot River gymnasium hosted a top ten senior girls match-up between the #2 ranked Danville Little Johns and the #8 ranked Cossatot River Lady Eagles.
The Danville Little Johns came into the game 23-1 on the season and on a 22-game winning streak. However, the Lady Eagles have been flying high lately, after winning six of their last seven games, and the Lady Eagles claimed the 7-2A conference championship on Thursday night with a win over Dierks.
Cossatot River upset the Danville Little Johns 59-38 to improve to 21-9 on the season. The Lady Eagles will be the number one seed in the 7-2A district tournament this week in Horatio.
Gonzalez was the leading scorer for the Lady Eagles with 20 points, while Martin added 18. Kayla Richardson was also in double figures with 10 points.
In the boys game, the Danville Little Johns defeated the Cossatot River Eagles 52-41.
Trenton Rosson led the Eagles with 16 points. Thirteen of Rosson’s points came in the second half.

Elsewhere Around The Area Friday Night, February 1st

The Ashdown senior teams traveled to Bismarck, and posted a couple of easy wins. The Panthers doubled up Bismarck 48-24, while the Pantherettes defeated the Lady Lions 52-34.

The Ashdown boys raced to a 29-11 halftime lead and cruised to the 24 point victory. The Panthers improved to a perfect 10-0 in 3A-Region 7 action, and 18-1 overall. Ashdown’s only loss of the season was by one point at Class 5A Harrison in late December.

The Pantherettes improved to 12-10 on the season with the 52-34 win Friday at Bismarck. The Ashdown girls are tied for second place with Centerpoint in the 3A-Region 7 standings at 8-2. Fouke’s girls lead the league at 9-1 with one week to play before the conference tournament.

Also Friday, Horatio’s Lady Lions knocked off Foreman 53-47 in a game re-scheduled from Thursday night due to the flu outbreak at Horatio schools. Laiken Emerson led Horatio with 18. Summer Morgam posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

De Queen Teams Split at Mena Tuesday Night

The De Queen Lady Leopards won their 20th game of the season and remained unbeaten with a 56-45 win on the road at Mena on Tuesday night (1/29). Meanwhile, the Leopards lost to the Bearcats 69-45.

The Lady Leopards fell behind 15-10 early, but finished the first half on a 24-8 run to seize control. Ashlyn Chambers led the way with 18 points on four – 3 pointers. Ashley Dykes pitched in 12, and Josie Burke added 10. Paige Evans led Mena with 16. The De Queen girls improved to 20-2 on the season and 9-0 in 4A-Region 7 conference play.

In the boys contest, De Queen jumped to an 11-8 lead before the Bearcats exploded. Mena finished the first quarter with an 8-0 run, and outscored the Leopards 32-14 in the second quarter to take a commanding 48-25 lead into the locker room at half. The Bearcats went on to post the 69-45 victory. Connor Harvey led Mena with 22. Davin Burgess led the Leopards with 15, and Hayden Harp added 13. Mena’s boys are 17-5 on the season and 8-1 in the conference, while the Leopards fall to 3-18.

De Queen Splits with Nashville

The De Queen senior teams split a pair of contests Friday night(1/25) at De Queen Coliseum in action heard on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards improved to 19-2 on the season with an impressive 56-31 win over Nashville, while the Scrappers defeated the Leopards in the boys contest 71-57.

The Lady Leopards raced to a 16-6 lead at the end of the opening quarter, and took a 29-17 lead into the locker room at half. De Queen extended the lead to 44-23 at the end of three quarters, and cruised to the 56-31 victory. Ashley Dykes was hot from the perimeter and Josie Burke did nice work in the paint. Dykes scored 17 on four – three point baskets. Burke also had 17. Ashlyn Chambers added 12. Erika Bretado led Nashville with nine. The Lady Leopards improved to 8-0 in conference play, and 19-2 overall. Nashville falls to 6-3 in the league, and 11-6 overall.

In boys action, Nashville jumped to a 20-13 lead after the first quarter, and extended the lead to 34-25 at the half. The Leopards pulled to within five points on a couple of occasions in the second half, but could never quite get over the hump. Nashville’s Tristen Jamison led four Scrappers in double figures with 23. Davin Burgess, our McDonalds Player of the night, led all scorers with 28. Weston Harp added 16.

De Queen Splits with Bauxite

The De Queen Lady Leopards opened up a two game lead in the 4A-Region 7 league with an impressive 52-39 win over the Bauxite Lady Miners Tuesday night, January 15th, in action heard live on The Leopard Network-102.1 The Good Path. Meanwhile in boys action, the Leopards suffered first half foul trouble and fell to the Miners 63-45.

The Lady Leopards went on a 10-0 run to end the first half to take a 28-16 lead into the locker room at intermission. Bauxite could get no closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Maddie Martin led De Queen with 13 points and 4 assists. Josie Burke, our McDonald’s Player of the Game, finished with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Ashlyn Chambers had 9 points on three-three point baskets. Kennedy Winship also had 9 points.

The Lady Leopards, who have now won eight in a row, improved to 17-2 and remained unbeaten in 4A-Region 7 play at 6-0.

In boys action, the Leopards had the game within reach when leading scorers Davin Burgess and Weston Harp both picked up their third personal fouls in the second quarter. Bauxite extended their lead to 30-18 at half and pulled away for the 63-45 victory. Burgess led the Leopards with 15 points. Weston Harp added 10. The Leopards fell to 2-15 on the year.

The De Queen girls get a week off, while the Leopards host Eagletown in boys action Friday night.

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BUSY WEEKEND FOR ASHDOWN BASKETBALL

The Ashdown Pantherettes finished as runners-up in the Southwest Arkansas Invitational Tournament Saturday night in Mineral Springs. Ashdown lost to Fouke in the Championship contest 52-45. Adaysia Thompson and Kenya Wilson led the Pantherettes with 13 points each. Ashdown’s girls fall to 8-9 on the season. Bradley won the boys division of the tournament by defeating the host team from Mineral Springs 61-39 Saturday night.

On Friday night, the Ashdown senior teams split with Centerpoint at Helen Parker Gymnasium in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1. The Pantherettes dropped a 48-42 decision to the Lady Knights, while the Panthers blasted the Knights in boys action 58-33.

The Pantherettes fell behind early, made a late run to close the gap to one point, but couldn’t quite get over the hump in the 48-42 loss to Centerpoint. Adaysia Thompson led Ashdown with 21. Jakarra Greenlee added 10.

In a battle of unbeatens in conference play, the Panthers made easy work of Centerpoint 58-33. Ashdown jumped out to a 22-9 lead after the opening quarter. The Panthers extended the lead to 38-18 at halftime, and never looked back. Kaiden Hunter led Ashdown with 19 points, including four – three point baskets. Notorious Nelson pitched in 11 points. The Voice of the Panthers, Jim Cross, credited Keamon Nutt with stellar defense that made the visiting Knights uncomfortable. The Panthers improved to 13-1 on the season, including a 5-0 record in conference play.

Ashdown Pantherettes Accept Runners-up Trophy at Southwest Arkansas Invitational Toournament at Mineral Springs Saturday, 1/12/19

Busy Weekend for De Queen Teams

The De Queen Lady Leopards won the championship of the Cossatot River Senior Invitational Tournament Saturday night, 01/12 by defeating the host team from Cossatot River 46-43 in action heard live on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path.

The Lady Leopards defeated the Lady Eagles by 24 points in November, but the Cossatot River girls came out determined to win their own tournament. The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 14-8 lead after the opening quarter. De Queen battled back to tie the game at 28 at intermission. The Lady Leopards outscored Cossatot River 13-8 in the third quarter to take a 41-36 lead, and held off the Lady Eagles for the three point win at 46-43.

Josie Burke was named the championship game MVP with 12 points for the Lady Leopards. Ashley Dykes led all scorers with 14. For the Lady Eagles, Ashlen Gonzalez led the way with 11 points. Kayla Richardson and Kaylin McKee added ten each.

The Lady Leopards won their sixth in a row and improve to 16-2 on the season. Cossatot River falls to 14-9.

In the boys championship of the Cossatot River Senior Tournament Saturday night, Nevada defeated Nashville 52-47.

On Friday night, the De Queen senior teams split a pair on the road at Malvern. The Lady Leopards defeated Malvern 48-33 as Ashlyn Chambers poured in 24 points, including seven – three point baskets. De Queen improved to 5-0 in league play.

The Leopards fell to 2-14 on the year Friday as they lost at Malvern 77-45. Weston Harp scored 17 points, and Davin Burgess added 15.

De Queen at Cossatot River Tourney

The De Queen Lady Leopards defeated Caddo Hills 46-42 Thursday afternoon (1/10/19)  to advance to the Cossatot River Tournament Championship Saturday night at 6:00. Maddie Martin, our McDonald’s Player of the Game, led De Queen with 18 points. Ashley Dykes added 17. The Lady Leopards, now 14-2 on the season, trailed 22-20 at the half. However, the Lady Leopards rallied to advance to the finals. The De Queen action was aired live on Your Official Leopard Station-102.1 The Good Path!

In Boys action, Nashville advanced to the finals with a 64-38 victory over De Queen. Davin Burgess led the Leopards with 15. Weston Harp added 11.

ASHDOWN PANTHERS TAKE TWO FROM MALVERN LEOPARDS

The Ashdown Pantherettes and Panthers both had convincing victories Tuesday night (1/8/19) at Helen Parker Gymnasium.  The Girls won 47-30.  The game started slow with both teams looking for an offensive spark.  However, in the 2nd and 3rd quarters the Pantherettes outscored the Lady Leopards 31-17 to march on to victory.  The Girls were led by Adaysia Thompson’s 18 points including a 14 point 2nd half.  Thompson dominated the paint with great rebounding and aggressive moves around the basket.  Kenya Wilson scored 10 points and Jakarra Greenlee pitched in with 9 points.
In the boys game, the Leopards jumped out to a 9 to 5 lead but then the Panthers with their air tight man to man defense went on a 29 to 4 run before half to essentially put away the game.  The Panthers had balanced scoring led by Kaiden Hunter with 19 points, Lamar Wilkerson had 17 points along with several rebounds and steals and Notorious Nelson pitched in with 11 points.  Keamon Nutt played stellar defense tonight and seemingly had his hands on every ball in the passing lanes.  This pushes the number 5 ranked in 3A Panthers to an impressive 12-1 record.  Next up for both teams is a conference game at Helen Parker gymnasium against Centerpoint.  Pregame show will begin at 5:20 on #1 Country 92.1.

De Queen Splits With Hope Tuesday

The De Queen Lady Leopards remained unbeaten in 4A-Region 7 with a 55-25 win over Hope, while the Leopards dropped a hard fought 48-44 decision to the Bobcats at De Queen Coliseum Tuesday night (1/8/19) in action heard live on Your Official Leopard Station-102.1 The Good Path.

The Lady Leopards raced to a 34-14 halftime lead and never looked back to improve to 13-2 on the season and 4-0 in league play. Ashlyn Chambers led the way with 18 points. Ashley Dykes pitched in 14, and Josie Burke added 10.

The senior boys contest was a real see saw battle. De Queen led 8-5 at the end of the opening quarter. Hope outscored the Leopards 14-6 in the second quarter to take a 19-14 lead at the half. De Queen’s last lead was at 27-25, before Hope pulled away to lead by ten with three minutes to play. The Leopards battled back, but dropped the four point decision.

Davin Burgess led De Queen with 13. Weston Harp added 10. Logan Williamson, our McDonalds Player of the night, finished with nine points on three-three pointers, five assists, and five rebounds.

The De Queen senior teams compete in the Cossatot River Senior Tournament Thursday night. Catch the action in high definition quality on Your Official Leopard Station-102.1 The Good Path!

Ashdown Panthers Pound Shiloh Christian

The Ashdown Panthers notched their 11th win in 12 tries Friday night, 1/4/19, with a 59-39 victory over the Shiloh Christian Saints at Helen Parker Gymnasium in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1.

The Panthers raced to a 35-19 halftime lead, and never looked back.

Kaiden Hunter led Ashdown with 16. John Smith chipped in with 12. Lamar Wilkerson added 10 points. The Voice of the Panthers, Jim Cross credited the Ashdown defense led by a great effort off the bench from Shuntori Montue, who had several steals that led to easy baskets.

The highlight of the night was a perfectly thrown alley oop pass by Lamar Wilkerson to Notorious Nelson for a thundering dunk that brought the crowd to its feet.

The Ashdown senior boys, now 11-1 on the season, and the Pantherettes host Malvern Tuesday night at Helen Parker Gymnasium. Jim Cross will have the play-by-play starting at around 6:00 on your #1 Country 92.1.

De Queen Senior Teams Split with Mena

The De Queen teams split a pair of contests with Mena Friday night at De Queen Coliseum in action heard live on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards defeated the LadyCats 51-38, while the Bearcats downed the Leopards 74-43.

The Lady Leopards improved to 12-2 on the season and took over sole possession of first place in the 4A-7 Region with the 51-38 victory. De Queen raced to a 33-16 halftime lead, and maintained a 13-17 point lead the rest of the game. Kennedy Winship led the way with 19 points. Ashley Dykes added 10 points. Gracie Lyle led the LadyCats with 14.

In senior boys action, Mena jumped out to a 22-5 lead in the opening quarter, and cruised to victory. Daniel Davis led Mena with 22. Connor Harvey added 17. For the Leopards, Davin Burgess and Weston Harp each had 18 points and collected six rebounds. Weston was named our McDonalds Player of the Night. Hayden Harp led the Leopards on the night with eight rebounds. De Queen’s boys fall to 1-11 on the year, while the Bearcats improved to 12-4 and 3-0 in conference play.

The De Queen senior teams host Hope Tuesday night at De Queen Coliseum on Your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path.

Photos-Lori Bristow

Above(L) De Queen’s Weston Harp (#22) goes up for two of his 18 points Friday night against Mena, while Will Athey (#24) gets into rebounding position.

Above (C)  Sophomore Davin Burgess (#5) shoots for two of his 18 points Friday against Mena.

Above (R) Hayden Harp (#2) plays defense against Mena.

Lady Leopards Fifth at Russellville Tournament

The De Queen Lady Leopards won two and lost one to finish in fifth place in the Hoops for Hunger Basketball Tournament at Russellville High School over the weekend.

The Lady Leopards lost to Pottsville on Thursday 54-40, but bounced back to defeat Fort Smith Southside 64-42 on Friday, and outlasted Little Rock Central’s Lady Tigers 48-41 on Saturday.

In the 54-40 Pottsville loss on Thursday, Josie Burke led De Queen with 15 points, while Maddie Martin added 12. In the 64-42 victory over Fort Smith Southside on Friday, Ashlyn Chambers paced three Lady Leopards in double figures with 17. Ashley Dykes tossed in 14, and Kennedy Winship added 12. And in the Fifth Place Game Saturday as De Queen downed Little Rock Central 48-41, Maddie Martin led the way with 20, while Ashley Dykes added 15. The Lady Leopards finish up 2018 with an 11-2 record on the season.

Meanwhile, the De Queen senior boys team lost to Russellville 64-30 on Thursday, and dropped a 73-55 decision Friday to Two Rivers High School. In the Russellville contest, Davin Burgess had 15, and Weston Harp added 10. In the losing effort against Two Rivers, Davin Burgess knocked down 29, while Weston Harp added 12. The Leopards fall to 1-9 on the season.

The De Queen senior teams return to action on The Leopard Network 102.1 The Good Path Friday, January 4th when they host the Mena Bearcats and LadyCats at De Queen Coliseum.

Ashdown Senior Teams Victorious at Bismarck 

The Ashdown Panthers and Pantherettes traveled to Bismarck Friday night (12/21) and swept the senior contests. The Ashdown girls defeated the Lady Lions 49-35, while the Panthers coasted to a 60-21 victory over the Bismarck boys in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1.

The girls contest was close at the half with Ashdown holding onto a slim three point lead. But the Pantherettes scored the first eight points of the third quarter to seize command and roll to the 49-35 victory. Adaysia Thompson led Ashdown with 14 points, including ten in that decisive third quarter. Kenya Wilson collected 12 points and was credited with several steals and assists. Aleya Hill added ten points for Ashdown. The Pantherettes have won four in a row to even their record at 5-5 on the season.

The Panthers raced to a 19-6 lead after the opening quarter, and cruised to the 60-21 victory to remain undefeated on the season. Kaiden Hunter led Ashdown with 22 points. Lamar Wilkerson added 19. Wilkerson and Notoris Nelson were credited with thundering slam dunks. Shuntori Montue, Keamon Nutt, and Jimmy Dunn were mentioned for their defensive efforts. With the win, the Panthers improved to 8-0 on the year.

LEOPARDS VS SCRAPPERS

The De Queen senior teams split a pair in Nashville Tuesday night, 12/18. The Lady Leopards rolled to a 62-44 victory, while the Scrappers turned back the Leopards 66-46 in action heard live on Your Official Leopard Station 102.1 The Good Path.

The Lady Leopards improved to 9-1 on the year and 2-0 in conference play with the 18 point win. Ashley Dykes led the Lady Leopards with 17 points, including 5 three-pointers. Josie Burk chipped in with 13. Maddie Martin added 11 points, and dished out eight assists. Ashlyn Chambers and Kennedy Winship added eight points each. Tatyana Tramble had 5 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists. The Scrapperettes fell to 7-3 on the year.

After being tied at 12 at the end of the opening quarter in the boys contest, Nashville led 27-20 at the half and pulled away for the 20 point win 66-46. Sophomore Davin Burgess led the Leopards with 19 points. Isaiah Williamson and Logan Williamson tossed in seven each. The Leopards fell to 0-2 in conference play and 1-8 overall.

DE QUEEN SENIOR TEAMS SPLIT WITH ARKADELPHIA

The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards split with the Arkadelphia senior teams Friday night (12/14) at De Queen Coliseum. The Lady Leopards dominated the Lady Badgers 57-15, while the Leopards dropped a hard fought 53-45 decision to the Badgers in action heard live on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path.

The Lady Leopards raced to a 39-11 halftime lead, and extended the lead to 50-14 at the end of the third quarter invoking the sportsmanship rule. Coach Paul Dean cleared his bench in the fourth quarter as De Queen posted the 57-15 victory to improve to 8-1 on the season and 1-0 in conference play. Ashley Dykes knocked down 19 points in the first half, and finished with a game high 24. Ashley hit five – three pointers, as De Queen connected on ten shots from behind the arc as a team on the night.

The Leopards battled gamely throughout the senior boys contest before falling to Arkadelphia 53-45. De Queen trailed by six at the half at 26-20, and by seven at the end of the third quarter at 35-28. Sophomore Davin Burgess led the Leopards with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocked shots. Isaiah Williamson added 15 points. The Leopards fall to 1-6 on the year, and 0-1 in conference play.

The De Queen senior teams travel to Nashville to battle the Scrappers and Scrapperettes Tuesday night.

ASHDOWN SWEEPS SMACKOVER IN SENIOR ACTION FRIDAY

The Ashdown Panthers and Pantherettes swept the Smackover senior teams Friday night (12/14) at Helen Parker Gymnasium in Ashdown in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1. The Pantherettes cruised to a 49-19 victory, while the Panthers blasted the Buckaroos 70-33 to remain undefeated on the season.

The Pantherettes jumped out to a 15-0 lead and never looked back to post the 49-19 win. Aleya Hill led Ashdown with 16 points, including two – three pointers. Adaysia Thompson had a double-double with 14 points and a dozen rebounds. The Pantherettes have now won two in a row.

The Panthers raced to a 20-6 lead and cruised to the 70-33 victory. Kaiden Hunter led Ashdown with 16 points. John Smith added 13 as the Panthers remain undefeated at 6-0.

The Ashdown senior teams travel to Prescott Tuesday night and hit the road to Bismarck on Friday night.

Ashdown Takes Two From Genoa Central  12/11

Ashdown Pantherettes and Panthers went on the road and defeated the Genoa Central Dragons.  The girls were victorious 52-26.  The girls were led by Kenya Wilson with 17 points, Adaysia Thompson had 16 and Jukarra Greenlee chipped in with 11.  It was a great defensive effort led by Greenlee and Porscha Randle.

The boys handled the Dragons easily 67-29.  Kaiden Hunter opened the game with 8 straight points and the Panthers were on a roll.   Hunter led the Panthers with 28 points followed by Lamar Wilkerson with 14 and John Smith pitched in with 10 points.  The game was highlighted with a beautiful pass from Wilkerson to Notorious Nelson for a slam dunk that brought the crowd to its feet.  Both teams will be back in action at home Friday against Smackover and the game will be broadcast on #1 Country 92.1.

De Queen vs Mineral Springs 12/11

The De Queen senior teams split a pair of contests in Mineral Springs Tuesday night in action heard on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards rolled to a 60-22 win, while the Leopards fell to the Hornets 61-49.

The Lady Leopards, now 7-1 on the season, raced to a 53-13 halftime lead, invoking the Sportsmanship Rule, and Coach Paul Dean cleared his bench in the second half. Ashley Dykes led De Queen with 24 points…all in the first half. Ashlyn Chambers added 12..also all in the first half, as De Queen cruised to the 60-22 win.

The Leopards trailed 29-17 at half, and fell behind by as many as 15 early in the third quarter. But the Leopards came storming back. De Queen cut the Mineral Springs lead to two points, but couldn’t quite get over the hump as the Hornets prevailed 61-49. Isaiah Williamson had a season high 24 points to pace the Leopards. Davin Burgess added 12.

The De Queen teams return home Friday night to host Arkadelphia. Catch the action on The Leopard Network-102.1 The Good Path.

ROTARY CUP PRESENTATION DECEMBER 10th

The presentation of the prestigious Rotary Cup to the outstanding De Queen Leopards senior athlete has been an annual tradition of the De Queen Rotary Club since 1936.

Tight end, defensive end, and team co-captain Malik Beasley was presented the 2018 award at Monday’s noon meeting of the club.

Beasley was named to the 2018 Class 5A All-State team. As a junior, he was named to the 5A-South All-Conference first team. This past season, Beasley had 11 receptions for 177 yards. Defensively, Beasley was credited with 64 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks, two pass deflections, and a forced fumble.

Beasley is also a stand-out on the De Queen track team. As a junior, he won the Class 5A State track meet in the discus with a throw of 146’ 3” to earn all-state honors. He placed ninth in the discus at the Meet of Champs.

Beasley also excels in the classroom with a grade point average of 3.36. He’s a member of the National Honor Society, and participates in his church youth group. After graduation, Beasley plans to attend college, major in Kinesiology, and ultimately become a teacher and coach.

The Rotary Cup award is based on four criteria: involvement in other sports and school activities; character and leadership; scholastic achievement; and performance on the football field.

Rotarian Jay Bunyard, “The Voice of the Leopards” for the past 32 seasons, presented the award at Monday’s noon meeting of the Rotary Club.

ROTARY CUP RECIPIENTS

2018 Malik Beasley
2017 Hunter Earney
2016 Logan Hall
2015 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.

SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – 12/10 – 12/15

MONDAY 7:00 – Catch Mike’d Up with Mike Anderson as the Hogs basketball coach previews this week’s upcoming contest against University of Texas – San Antonio during this one hour show on #1 Country 92.1.

TUESDAY – The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards travel to Mineral Springs for senior action starting at 5:00. Airtime with Toney Stowers is set for 4:40 on Your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path.

Meanwhile…..The Ashdown Panthers and Pantherettes travel to Genoa Central. Following Junior Girls and Boys action at 4:30, Jim Cross will have the exciting play-by-play action of the senior contests starting at around 6:30 on your #1 Country 92.1.

FRIDAY – The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards host the Arkadelphia Badgers and Lady Badgers at De Queen Coliseum. Following junior varsity contests starting at 5:00, Jim Pinson will have the exciting play-by-play action of the senior girls contest starting at 6:00. Airtime is set for 5:40 on your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path, online at: www.102thegoodpath.com, and on the Leopard App that you can download to your smart device for free!

Meanwhile….The Ashdown Panthers and Pantherettes host Smackover at Parker Gymnasium. Following a junior boys contest at 5:00, Jim Cross will have the play-by-play for the senior girls action starting around 6:00 on your #1 Country 92.1.

SATURDAY  – The Arkansas Razorbacks hit the hardwood at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville to host the University of Texas – San Antonio Roadrunners at 7:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 6:30 Saturday on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”

De Queen and Centerpoint Split in Roundball Action  12/7

Maddie Martin (3) drives around the defender. Photo by Lori Bristow.

The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards split a pair of contests Friday night at De Queen Coliseum in action heard live on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards held off the Lady Knights 53-52 in a thrilling finish, while the Knights downed the Leopards 57-24.

Ashley Dykes (13) gets into three point shooting position. Photo by Lori Bristow.

 The Lady Leopards jumped out of the gates quickly leading 21-13 after the opening quarter. De Queen extended the lead to 16 points midway through the third quarter. However, Centerpoint came storming back in the fourth quarter. Maddie Martin drew a key defensive charge in the final minute to help preserve the win. Ashlyn Chambers, our McDonalds Player of the Game, paced the Lady Leopards with 21 points, including six 3-pointers. As a team, the Lady Leopards knocked down 11 3-pointers on the night. Maddie Martin finished with 12 points, and dished out eight assists. Ashley Dykes added 11. With the victory, The Lady Leopards improve to 6-1 on the season.

Davin Burgess (5) connects on a baseline jumper. Photo by Lori Bristow.

Centerpoint dominated the senior boys contest throughout and cruised to a 57-24 win. The Leopards played with great effort, but they were ice cold from the field, and were plagued by turnovers. Owen Bright had 16 for Centerpoint to lead all scorers. Logan Williamson and Isaiah Williamson led the Leopards with eight each. The Leopards fall to 1-4 on the year.

The De Queen teams travel to Mineral Springs Tuesday night at 5:00. Airtime with Toney Stowers is set for 4:40 on your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path.

Mack Carver (3) eyes a free throw attempt. Phot by Lori Bristow.
Isaiah Williamson (10) goes in for a lay-up, while Will Athey (24) gets into rebounding position.. Photo by Lori Bristow

Ashdown Panthers Postseason Honors

After two 7-4A Conference teams, Arkadelphia and Pulaski Robinson, played for the Class 4A State Championship in Little Rock over the weekend (12/7-9), the coaches have now released the 7-4A All-Conference teams.

The Ashdown Panthers had one on the first team, two players on the second team, and another player earn an honorable mention.

Shuntori Montue was named to the 7-4A Conference first team. A 6’0” 185 pound senior, Montue played wide receiver and cornerback for the Panthers.

A.J. Hopkins and Tyler Burns were named to the 7-4A second team. Both were members of the Ashdown offensive line. Hopkins, a 6’1” 205 pound junior, played right tackle. Burns, a 6’1” 270 pound senior, anchored the left side at tackle.

Keamon Nutt received an honorable mention all-conference award. The speedy 5’10” senior played slotback and cornerback for Coach Matt Richardson’s Panthers.

Other Area Basketball Results 12/7/18

Elsewhere around the area on Friday night, the Ashdown Panthers improved to 4-0 on the season with an impressive 69-39 victory over the Nashville Scrappers at Parker Gymnasium. In the opener, the Pantherettes dropped a tough 42-41 decision to the Scrapperettes in senior girls action. The tough luck Ashdown girls have dropped their last three contests by a combined total of ten points. The Scrapperettes are now 5-1 on the year.

The Horatio senior teams dropped a couple of contests on the road at Mount Ida Friday night. The Mount Ida Lady Lions turned back Horatio 63-46, while the Horatio senior boys lost to Mount Ida’s Lions 60-37.

And Cossatot River split a pair of contests on the road at Gurdon. The Lady Eagles dominated the Lady Go Devils 60-32. In the senior boys contest, Gurdon came out on top in a hard fought contest 39-33 over the Cossatot River Eagles.

Ashdown Senior Teams Battle Magnolia in Thrillers  11/30

The Ashdown Panthers and Pantherettes traveled to Magnolia Friday night in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1.

The Pantherettes lost a toughie 49-48, while the Panthers prevailed in double overtime 65-63.

In senior girls’ action, Magnolia’s Kayleigh Sneed tipped in a last second shot to come away with the one point win. Adaysia Thompson led Ashdown with 22 points, and Kenya Wilson added 12. The Pantherettes fall to 1-3 on the season.

The Panthers’ Kaiden Hunter connected on a last second floater in double overtime to give Ashdown the thrilling win. Lamar Wilkerson led the Panthers with 23 points. Hunter added 22. Keamon Nutt chipped in with 11. Ashdown improves to 2-0 on the season after the hard fought victory on the road at Magnolia.

Leopard Cagers Win Their First Game of the Year  11/30

The De Queen senior teams split a pair of contests on the road at Fouke Friday night. The Leopards won their first game of the year with a 57-29 win over the Panthers. The Lady Leopards meanwhile lost their first game of the year in a 72-70 nail-biter against the Lady Panthers.

In the senior boys contest, sophomore Davin Burgess led the way as the Leopards dominated from the outset to post the easy 57-29 victory. Burgess finished with 19 points. Weston Harp and Will Athey each added nine points for De Queen. The Leopards improve to 1-3 on the season.

In the senior girls contest, Fouke jumped to an early lead and held off the Lady Leopards 72-70. De Queen had defeated Fouke 67-38 in De Queen Coliseum back on November 10th. But the Lady Leopards have suffered some injuries to key players like Kennedy Winship and Abby Dykes since then. The Lady Panthers used the home court advantage to pin the first loss of the season on the Lady Leopards. Ashlyn Chamber led De Queen with 26. Ashley Dykes chipped in with 21. The Lady Leopards fell to 5-1 on the season.

The De Queen senior teams host Centerpoint Friday night at De Queen Coliseum in action live on the Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path.

In preliminary junior high action Friday night at Fouke, The Cubs and Lady Cubs were victorious. De Queen won the junior boys contest 49-29 as Will Dykes poured in 19. The Lady Cubs cruised to a 51-16 win behind 19 points from Hannah Phillips.

  

High School Football Play-off Results

The 2018 high school football season came to an end Saturday for Foreman, Mount Ida, and Prescott in the semi-final round of the Arkansas play-offs.

The Foreman Gators, the defending Class 2A State Champions, lost to Junction City 40-20 in the swamp Saturday night in Foreman. The Gators finished the season with a 9-3 record.    

The Mount Ida Lions traveled to Hazen Saturday night and were shut out 42-0. The Lions, who finished state runners-up to Foreman in 2017, finish the year at 11-3

In Class 3A, Prescott lost at Booneville 34-31. The Curley Wolves wrap up with a 12-2 mark.    

It’ll be an all 7-4A Conference state title match next weekend at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock as Pulaski Robinson will battle the defending state champions from Arkadelphia. In Saturday’s semi-finals, Robison slipped past Dumas 24-20, while the Badgers upended Shiloh Christian 30-17.   

Bryant won the Class 7A State Championship, while Greenwood won the 6A State Title Saturday. Little Rock Christian was crowned the Class 5A State Champs on Sunday afternoon.

All the games were postponed one day this past weekend due to the anticipated inclement weather on Friday night.

DE QUEEN & ASHDOWN BASKETBALL    11/27

The De Queen and Ashdown senior teams split a pair of contests Tuesday night at Parker Gymnasium. The Lady Leopards improved to 5-0 on the season with a 55-35 victory, while the Panthers won their seasons opener 64-40.
With three key players out with injuries, the Lady Leopards still came out and connected on five of their first six three point attempts to jump to a 15-4 lead and never looked back. The Lady Leopards hit six three pointers in the opening quarter to take a 22-8 lead. They finished the half with seven three pointers to take a 32-17 lead at intermission. De Queen cruised to the 55-35 win. Maddie Martin, our McDonalds Player of the Game, finished with a game high 18 points. Martin also had three rebounds and three assists. Ashlyn Chamber finished with 14. Ashley Dykes added 12 points and five assists. For the Pantherettes, Adaysia Thompson had 15 points, and Kenya Wilson added ten. While the Lady Leopards remain undefeated at 5-0, Ashdown falls to 1-2.
The Panthers raced to a 41-17 halftime lead in the senior boys contest, and defeated the Leopards 64-40. Lamar Wilkerson led Ashdown with 23 points. Kaiden Hunter knocked down 22. The Panthers are led by six seniors, and they’re poised to make another state tournament run. The Leopards battled evenly with the Panthers in the second half as the coaches cleared their benches with the sportsmanship rule invoked. Sophomore Davin Burgess led the Leopards with 15. Weston Harp added 10. The Panthers start out 1-0, while the Leopards fall to 0-3.
Leopards fans heard the action in HD quality on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path. While the Panthers broadcast was aired on #1 Country 92.1.

Football Playoffs Third Round Friday November 23rd

7-4A Conference Teams:
Shiloh Christian eliminated Nashville 40-21
Arkadelphia shut out Stuttgart 21-0
Pulaski Robinson pounded Ozark 38-16 

5-3A Conference Teams:
Prescott blanked McGehee 26-0
Osceola slipped past Smackover 24-21
Booneville outscored Camden Harmony Grove 43-22 

7-2A Conference Teams:
Foreman edged Earle 28-26 in Overtime
Mount Ida nipped Conway Christian 50-48

 

De Queen Football Post Season Honors

The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path is pleased to announce post-season honors for the 2018 De Queen football team. Malik Beasley was named to the Class 5A All-State Team. Named to the 5A South Conference First Team were Mack Carver, Kade Martin, and Marquez Ester. Named to the 5A South Conference Second Team were Adrian Mendoza, Hayden Harp, Colby Cowley, and Quinshawn Bennett.

At tight end, Malik Beasley had 11 catches for 177 yards. He also played offensive guard in one contest to help his team. Defensively, Beasley had 64 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two sacks, two pass deflections, and a forced fumble. He’s the fourth Leopard to earn All State honors in the last three years joining Daniel Villeda, Hunter Earney, and Jace Sims. Beasley was named to the 5A South All Conference First Team as a junior.

Mack Carver led the team in receptions with 20 for 372 yards and two touchdowns. Carver punted for a 36 yard average. Defensively, Mack had 53 tackles, three interceptions, and two fumble recoveries. Carver was named second team All Conference as a junior.

Kade Martin, a junior, led the team in tackles with 80. Martin also rushed for 100 yards and five touchdowns.

Marquez Ester, also a junior, led the team in rushing with 753 yards and six touchdowns. Ester also had two interceptions, one fumble recovery, and was credited with 50 tackles on defense. Ester was named second team All Conference as a sophomore.

Adrian Mendoza, Hayden Harp, Colby Cowley, and Quinnshawn Bennett were all two-way senior performers.

Congratulations from your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path!

De Queen Senior Teams Split with Cossatot River

 The De Queen Senior teams split a pair of contests Friday evening at De Queen Coliseum in action heard live in HD quality on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards raced past the Lady Eagles 62-38, while the Eagles rallied past the Leopards in boys’ action 46-39.

The Lady Leopards came out on fire, knocking down 13 – three pointers on the night. Playing without the injured Kennedy Winship, De Queen’s Maddie Martin and Ashlyn Chambers picked up the scoring slack. Martin finished with 17 points, including five – three pointers. Chambers chipped in with 13, and Ashley Dykes added 10. Ashlen Gonzalez led Cossatot River with 14 points. The Lady Leopards raced to a 41-21 halftime lead, and cruised to the 24 point win. With the victory, De Queen improved to 4-0 on the season. The Lady Eagles fall to 3-4.

In the boys contest, De Queen raced to a 7-0 lead. However, the Eagles rallied for the 46-39 win. Trenton Rosson led the Eagles with 19. Brian Strother added 13. Sophomore Davin Burgess, our McDonalds Player of the Night, finished with 16 points and nine rebounds. Mack Carver added nine points. The Leopards really hurt themselves at the charity stripe, where they converted only 8 of 17 free throw attempts. The Leopards fall to 0-2 on the season. Cossatot River is 2-5.

Following the Thanksgiving holiday break, De Queen hosts Ashdown on Tuesday, November 27th.

Football Playoffs Scores Second Round November 16th

5A South Conference Teams:
Little Rock Christian doubled up Arkansas High 48-24
Pulaski Academy pounded Little Rock McClellan 58-8 

7-4A Conference Teams:
Nashville rallied past Bauxite 41-18
Arkadelphia whipped Warren 41-14
Pulaski Robinson outlasted Hamburg 49-29 

5-3A Conference Teams:
Prescott Clipped Clinton 45-27
Smackover defeated Danville 49-35
Camden Harmony Grove clobbered Glen Rose 47-28

7-2A Conference Teams:
Foreman advanced over Magazine 38-26
Hampton hammered Mineral Springs 54-14
Hazen blanked Gurdon 46-0
Mount Ida turned back Hector 38-21 

Elsewhere in Arkansas – Class 4A:
Shiloh Christian rolled over Mena 59-7 

And in Southeast Oklahoma:
Clinton doubled up Broken Bow 28-14
Sulphur eliminated Idabel 56-31

Two Leopards Sign Cross-Country Letters of Intent

Hector Hernandez and Isael Sanchez signed Letters of Intent Friday at #1 Country Studios in De Queen.  Hector will attend SAU in Magnolia and Isael will attend UofA Rich Mountain in Mena.

Both boys were interviewed on the air by Murriel Wylie on KDQN FM #1 Country and Nic Garza on Radio Cristiana KDQN AM 1390.

Shown left: Isael Sanchez
Shown right: Hector Hernandez

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De Queen and Dierks Split on the Hardwood  

 The De Queen and Dierks Senior Teams split a pair of contests in Dierks Tuesday night (11/13/18) in action heard live on 102.1 The Good Path. The Lady Leopards rolled to a 64-29 victory, while the Outlaws rallied for a 60-53 win in the boys contest.

The Dykes twins, Ashley and Abby, combined for 29 first half points as De Queen raced to a 43-14 lead at intermission, and cruised to the 64-29 win to improve to 3-0 on the season. Ashley Dykes finished with a game high 17 points. Abby Dykes contributed 16, and Maddie Martin added 13 as the Lady Leopards cleared their bench in the second half.

Afterward, Toney Stowers caught up with Coach Paul Dean on the Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path:     “In the boys contest, De Queen raced to a 10-0 lead as Mack Carver put a quick eight points on the board. The Leopards led 15-10 at the end of the opening quarter. But the Dierks Outlaws rallied to take a 31-29 halftime lead behind a three-quarters of the court “Hail Mary” by Zane Cox as the buzzer sounded ending the first half. The Outlaws rode the momentum to post the 60-53 victory.

Aaron Stokes finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and six blocks. Andrew Kirby pitched in 17. Cox added 16. For De Queen, Carver and Davin Burgess scored 12 points each. Burgess was named our McDonalds Player of the Night for De Queen. Besides his 12 points, Davin had nine rebounds, and four assists.

Leopards Coach Jake Lee is optimistic about his team moving forward:  “The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards host the Cossatot River senior teams Friday night. Airtime with Toney Stowers is set for 5:40 on your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path.

Lady Leopards Improve to 2-0 Saturday

The De Queen Lady Leopards improved to 2-0 on the young season with an impressive 67-38 win over Fouke at De Queen Coliseum Saturday afternoon in action heard live on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path. After taking a 28-21 lead into the locker room at intermission, the Lady Leopards dominated Fouke 39-17 in the second half to cruise to victory.

Kennedy Winship was named our McDonalds player of the game by recording a double-double, 17 points and a dozen rebounds. Three other Lady Leopards were in double figures: Ashley Dykes poured in 16, Maddie Martin chipped in with 15, and Abby Dykes added 11.

The De Queen Senior Girls and Boys teams travel to Dierks to battle the Outlaws and Lady Outlaws Tuesday night. Airtime with Toney Stowers is set for 5:40 on your Official Home of the Leopards and Lady Leopards – 102.1 The Good Path

Football Playoffs Second Round November 16th

5A South Conference Teams:
Little Rock Christian at Texarkana Arkansas High
Little Rock McClellan at Pulaski Academy

7-4A Conference Teams:
Bauxite at Nashville……Live on KMTB 99.5
Arkadelphia at Warren
Hamburg at Pulaski Robinson 

5-3A Conference Teams:
Prescott at Clinton
Danville at Smackover
Camden Harmony Grove at Glen Rose 

7-2A Conference Teams:
Magazine at Foreman
Mineral Springs at Hampton
Gurdon at Hazen
Mount Ida at Hector…..Live on 104.1 KENA

Elsewhere in Arkansas – Class 4A:
Mena at Shiloh Christian

And in Southeast Oklahoma:
Broken Bow at Clinton
Idabel at Sulphur

Friday Night Football Play-off Scores Opening Round

 5A South Conference Teams:
Texarkana Arkansas High whipped Nettleton 27-7
Little Rock McClellan smashed Greenbriar 63-26
Blytheville eliminated Hot Springs Lakeside 41-27
Wynne slipped past Camden Fairview 10-6


7-4A Conference Teams:
Nashville shut out Elkins 36-0
Arkadelphia blanked Gosnell 37-0
Bauxite tripped up Trumann 21-6
Rivercrest eliminated Fountain Lake 36-14
Pulaski Robinson hammered Pottsville 47-12 

5-3A Conference Teams:
Prescott pounded Mountain View 42-6
Camden Harmony Grove clobbered Barton 62-36
Osceola dominated Fouke 62-7
Newport shut out Centerpoint 35-0 

7-2A Conference Teams:
Salem eliminated Dierks 62-7
Mount Ida manhandled Bearden 36-14
Gurdon clobbered Clarendon 42-6
Mineral Springs upset East Poinsette County 20-14 

Elsewhere in Arkansas:
Mena advanced with a 31-7 win over Gentry


And in Southeast Oklahoma:
Broken Bow blanked Catoosa 21-0
Idabel shut out Cascia Hall (Tulsa) 33-0
Holland Hall (Tulsa) eliminated Valliant 31-0

Senior Girls: De Queen 72 Murfreesboro 30     11/08

“The Lady Leopards put 50 points on the board in the first half and cruised to a 72-30 victory over Murfreesboro Thursday night in Leopard Arena in action heard live on The Leopard Network-102.1 The Good Path.

Ashley Dykes, our McDonalds Player of the Game, led the way with 17 points. Maddie Martin, Abby Dykes, and Ashlyn Chambers scored 13 each.

The Lady Leopards defense was tenacious …. forcing 29 turnovers,

De Queen’s girls host Fouke Saturday at 2:30. Airtime with Toney Stowers is set for 2:10 on The Leopard Network-102.1 The Good Path”

Play-offs First Round Action – Friday, November 9th  

5A-SOUTH CONFERENCE TEAMS:
Hot Springs Lakeside at Blytheville
Nettleton at Arkansas High (Texarkana)
Valley View at Little Rock McClellan
Camden Fairview at Wynne

7-4A CONFERENCE TEAMS:
Fountain Lake at Riverscrest
Elkins at Nashville…live on KMTB 99.5
Gosnell at Arkadelphia
Pottsville at Pulaski Robinson
Bauxite at Truman    

5-3A CONFERENCE TEAMS:
Fouke at Osceola
Barton at Camden Harmony Grove
Mountain View at Prescott
Centerpoint at Newport
Smackover receives a first round bye

7-2A CONFERENCE ACTION:
Dierks at Salem….live on 105.5 KNAS
Clarendon at Gurdon
Bearden at Mount Ida…on 104.1 KENA
Mineral Springs at East Poinsett County
Foreman receives a first round bye   

ELSEWHERE:
Gentry at Mena…..live on 105.3 KQOR

AND IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA:
Catoosa at Broken Bow
Cascia Hall (Tulsa) at Idabel
Valliant at Holland Hall (Tulsa)
Arkansas High Defeats De Queen in Texarkana 42-9

“The Arkansas High Razorbacks had two “Pick Sixes” for scores and took advantage of big plays on offense to race to a 42-3 halftime lead and cruise to a 42-9 victory over De Queen in Texarkana Friday night in action heard live on the Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path.

Texarkana scored two defensive touchdowns in the first half on interception returns covering 45 and 37 yards. Offensively, the Razorbacks scored on pass plays covering 57, 15, and 43 yards. The Hogs also scored on a 78 yard run from scrimmage.

The Leopards had a few bright spots. Quinshawn Bennett tackled the Arkansas High punter at the seven yard line early in the game. The Leopards couldn’t punch it in for a touchdown. However, Edward Garcia nailed a 28 yard field goal to pull De Queen to within 7-3. The Leopards then recovered the ensuing onside kick at the Arkansas High 44 yard line. But De Queen couldn’t take advantage, and Arkansas High reeled off 35 unanswered points.

With the Sportsmanship Rule invoked and the clock running continuously in the second half, De Queen had some moments. Juan Cervantes recovered a Hog fumble, and the Leopards drove 40 yards in eight plays with the score coming on a four yard run by Alexis Luna to make the final score 42-9 in favor of Arkansas High.

Edward Garcia was our McDonalds Player of the Game. Besides the 28 yard field goal to account for De Queen’s first half score against the Arkansas High starters, Edward was a perfect 17 of 17 kicking extra points this season.

Luna was the leading rusher with 49 yards on nine carries. Defensively, Colby Cowley led the tackle charts with six. Jorge Soto had a fumble recovery and Mack Carver picked off an Arkansas High pass.

The Leopards finish the season with a 1-9 record, despite leading at some point in seven of the ten games.”

FRIDAY SCORES – November 1st – 2nd

5A-SOUTH CONFERENCE ACTION:
Arkansas High defeated De Queen 42-9
Little Rock McClellan clobbered Camden Fairview 34-6
Hot Springs Lakeside outlasted Hot Springs 35-32
Magnolia hammered Hope 48-19

7-4A CONFERENCE ACTION:
Fountain Lake doubled up Ashdown 42-21
Nashville slipped past Bauxite 20-14 in Overtime
Arkadelphia embarrassed Malvern 66-0
Pulaski Robinson handled Haskell Harmony Grove 35-6 

5-3A CONFERENCE ACTION:
Fouke blanked Horatio 6-0 on THURSDAY
Smackover beat Camden Harmony Grove 29-18 on Thursday
Bismarck bombed Genoa Central 42-13 on THURSDAY
Prescott pounded Centerpoint 52-0 on THURSDAY

7-2A CONFERENCE ACTION:
Dierks downed Murfreesboro 44-30 on Thursday
Foreman will be the #1 seed after beating Gurdon 26-10
Mount Ida manhandled Lafayette County 52-6 on Thursday
Mineral Springs blanked Spring Hill 38-0 on THURSDAY   

ELSEWHERE:
Mena upset Dardanelle 28-14

AND IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA:
Broken Bow shut out Fort Gibson 49-0
Idabel slipped past Roland 27-26 in Overtime
Antlers turned back Valliant 26-14