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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.
SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – 1/14 – 1/19
TUESDAY – The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Knoxville to battle the Tennessee Volunteers at 6:00. The Courtside Show with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman begins at 5:30 on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.
…..Meanwhile….The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards host the Bauxite senior teams at De Queen Coliseum. Following junior varsity contests at 5:00, Toney Stowers will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at 6:00. Airtime is set for 5:45 in high definition quality on Your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path, online at www.102thegoodpath.com, or on the Leopard App that you can download to your smart device for free.
FRIDAY – The De Queen Leopards host Eagletown in boys action at De Queen Coliseum. Junior varsity contests get underway at 5:00, Toney Stowers will have the play-by-play of all three contests in high definition quality on The Leopard Network – 102.1 The Good Path. Airtime is set for 4:45.
….Meanwhile….The Ashdown Panthers and Pantherettes host the Genoa Central Dragons and Lady Dragons at Parker Gymnasium. Following junior high contests at 4:30, Jim Cross will have the exciting play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 6:15 on your #1 Country 92.1.
SATURDAY – The Arkansas Razorbacks hit the road to Oxford to battle the Ole Miss Rebels at 12 Noon. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 11:30 Saturday on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”
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
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.
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.
SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – 12/31 – 1/5
FRIDAY – The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards host the Mena Bearcats and LadyCats at De Queen Coliseum. Following junior varsity contests at 5:00, Toney Stowers will have the exciting play-by-play of the senior action starting at 6:00. Airtime is set for 5:45 on Your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path.
….Meanwhile….The Ashdown Panthers host the Shiloh Christian Saints. Following a junior varsity boys contest at 6:00, Jim Cross will have the exciting play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 6:30 on your #1 Country 92.1.
SATURDAY – The Arkansas Razorbacks open up S.E.C. play in College Station against the Texas A & M Aggies at 5:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 4:30 Saturday on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”
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.
SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE – 12/17 – 12/22
MONDAY 7:00 – Catch Mike’d Up with Mike Anderson as the Hogs basketball coach previews this week’s upcoming contests against Georgia Tech and Texas State during this one hour show on #1 Country 92.1.
TUESDAY – The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards travel to Nashville to battle the Scrappers and Scrapperettes. Following junior varsity contests at 5:00, we’ll have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at 6:00. Airtime is set for 5:40 on Your Official Leopard Station – 102.1 The Good Path.
WEDNESDAY – The Arkansas Razorbacks host the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets in Fayetteville at 8:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 7:30 on your Southwest Arkansas Razorbacks Station – #1 Country 92.1.
FRIDAY – The Ashdown Panthers and Pantherettes travel to Bismarck to meet the Lions and Lady Lions. Following a junior girls contest at 5:00, Jim Cross will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 6:00 on your #1 Country 92.1.
SATURDAY – The Arkansas Razorbacks hit the hardwood at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville to host Texas State at 1:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 12:30 Saturday on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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