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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.

Click Here for Photos by Lori Bristow Leopard Basketball 011819

 

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