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Toney Stowers is the voice of Leopard Basketball on KDQN FM 92.1


The Voice of the Panthers, Jim Cross interviews his son Eric Cross, the Ashdown Panthers head basketball coach on 102.1 The Good Path.


 


Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 1/30

Monday, January 30thCatch the one-hour Eric Musselman Live as the Hogs hoops coach previews this week’s contests with Texas A & M and South Carolina at 7:00 on your Razorbacks station for Southwest Arkansas – #1 Country 92.1.

Tuesday, January 31stThe Arkansas Razorbacks host the Texas A & M Aggies in Fayetteville at 6:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 5:30 on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.

…Meanwhile… The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards travel to Arkadelphia. Following a junior varsity contest at 5:00, Toney Stowers and Greg Revels will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:30 on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Friday, February 3rdThe De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards travel to Hope. Following a junior varsity contest at 5:00, Toney Stowers and Greg Revels will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:30 on your #1 Country 92.1.

…Meanwhile… The Ashdown senior teams travel to Magnolia. Following a junior varsity contest at 5:00, Jim Cross will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:30 on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Saturday, February 4thThe Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Columbia to battle the South Carolina Gamecocks at 2:30. Airtime with Chuck Barrett is set for 2:00 Saturday afternoon on your Razorbacks station – #1 Country 92.1.

De Queen-Ashdown Split at Coliseum Tuesday

The De Queen and Ashdown senior teams split a pair of 7-4A Conference contests at the Coliseum Tuesday night with the Lady Leopards claiming a 39-23 victory, while the Panthers prevailed in boys action 59-29.

The Lady Leopards jumped out to a 22-7 halftime lead and cruised to the 39-23 win. Belle Lindsey, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led the way in limited action with 17 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Allison Dockins chipped in with eight. Zamariyah Rhone led Ashdown with five points. With the victory, the Lady Leopards improved to 13 and 6 on the season and 4 and 3 in conference play as they stay in the hunt for a regional tournament berth.

The boys contest was tied at 11 late in the opening quarter. But the Ashdown boys went on a 20-0 run to put the game away as the Panthers defeated the Leopards 59-29. Kaiden Winfrey paced the Panthers with 12. Michael Allen scored 10, and Xzavier Brown added nine. For the Leopards, who lost their seventh straight game and fell to 5 and 13 on the season, Sam Graham scored seven. Monroe Barnett and Manny Hernandez added six each.

Ashdown Sweeps Malvern Friday

The Ashdown Panthers hosted the Malvern Leopards in girls and boys action at Helen Parker Gymnasium on Friday night, January 21st. The girls game was a battle between two teams hungry for their first conference win.  Ashdown came away with a hard fought 40 to 33 victory.  The game was tied up at 28 after 3 quarters.  The Panthers put the game away with a dominating 4th quarter with some key free throws by Zamariyah Rhone.  Rhone led the Pantherettes with 19 points and Lakenya Williams pitched in with 14.

In boys action, Malvern came out on a mission and led 15 to 7 after the first quarter. Ashdown had a strong second quarter and led 22 to 21 at half.  The second half was evenly played until late when Ashdown pulled away with a 54 to 42 victory.  TJ Matthews led the Panthers in scoring with 15 points, Kaiden Winfrey had 14 and Antonio McDuffie had 9 points.

Ashdown goes on the road Tuesday to battle the DeQueen Leopards. The broadcast for Panthers fans can be heard on 102.1 The Good Path beginning at 5:30.

Lady Leopards Post Big Conference Win Over Camden Fairview

The De Queen Lady Leopards took a big step toward securing a regional tournament berth with a huge 47-40 victory over Camden Fairview Friday night, January 21st, at the Coliseum in action heard live on #1 Country 92.1. Meanwhile, the Leopards had a very determined effort come up short in the boys action, as the visiting Cardinals prevailed 64-53.

The Lady Leopards jumped out to a 27-20 halftime lead, and controlled the second half enroute to the 47-40 victory. Belle Lindsey led the way with 22 points. Dayton Newberry added 15. The De Queen girls improved to 12 and 6 on the season. More importantly, the Lady Leopards evened up their conference mark at 3 and 3 as they strive to secure a spot in the upcoming regional tournament at Warren.

A depleted Leopard squad fought gamely before falling to highly regarded Camden Fairview 64-53. The game was tied at 17 early in the second quarter before the Cardinals depth allowed them to open up a double digit lead. Sam Graham, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led the way with 20 points and nine rebounds. Manny Hernandez chipped in with 15. Monroe Barnett added nine. The Leopards, who are still looking for their first conference victory, fell to 5 and 12 on the season.

Legacy Warriors Win Umpire Junior Tournament

Swats down Mineral Springs’ Hornets 46-42 in Final

UMPIRE, ARK—Legacy Academy, of Lockesburg had a successful week in junior high basketball participating in the Umpire Junior High Invitational Tournament. The Umpire Tournament is the oldest running junior high basketball tournament west of the Mississippi River, with 67 years of play. Area schools filled the historic Umpire gymnasium to watch their junior high teams battle it out on the court for the coveted tournament trophy. The Warriors defeated Umpire and Dierks earlier in the week to advance to the championship. The championship game against Mineral Springs was hotly contested with the teams keeping the score within a couple of possessions most of the night. Each team answered the other almost every time the ball moved down the court for a basket. After trading the lead with each other in the first two periods both teams went to the locker room tied 23-23. Mineral outscored Legacy by two in the third period but the Warriors bested the Hornets by five in the fourth period to secure a 46-42 victory.

Manolo Vazquez led the Lockesburg squad with 15 points followed by 11 points from Eli Mitchell, who was out much of the game from early foul trouble. Everette Martz contributed 9 points for the Warriors. Jude Gallagher gave Legacy 5, while James Bartek, Brayson Talley, and Wyatt Roden rounded out the scoring with a basket each. Brayson Talley led the Warriors with 9 rebounds, followed by 6 boards from Wyatt Roden. #13 Kayah Them led scoring for the Hornets with 22 points. Legacy’s junior boys will play next against Oden on Thursday night in Lockesburg at 5pm.

Legacy Loses Single Possession Games to Eagletown

Girls lose by 1 point, Boys by 2

LOCKESBURG, ARK— Legacy Academy’s senior teams hosted Eagletown in basketball action Friday night. Both games were hard fought games with excellent effort by all the athletes from both schools. Legacy’s Lady Warriors lost 55-54 against the Lady Eagles, while Legacy’s Warriors fell 82-80 against their McCurtain County rivals.

In Senior Boys’ action the Warriors led the first hall going into halftime with a 40-33 lead. The Eagles brought a strong fourth quarter with impressive inside work by #35 Gunner Farley. In the end it proved just enough to eek out a 2 point victory over the Lockesburg team. Ethan Gallagher gave the Warriors an exceptional 46 points, including 4 made baskets from behind the arc. Gallagher also had 7 rebounds, as did Eli Mitchell, followed by 5 from Layne Schroer. Mitchell gave the Warriors 23 points and took three charges. Manolo Vazquez contributed 8 points, while Ozzy Toledano gave 3.

In the senior girls’ game the two teams evenly paced each other the first period with the Lady Eagles up 16-13 going into the second quarter. The McCurtain County girls went on a run outscoring the Lady Warriors 15-6 in the second period. This provided the Eagletown girls a comfortable 31-19 lead at the half. Legacy’s girls’ must have had an impressive pep talk at half time as they came out strong in the 3rd period outscoring the Lady Eagles 16-14 in the third and an impressive 19-10 in the 4th. Even this second half rally wasn’t enough as they fell 55-54 in the end. Both teams hustled and played hard.

Senior Dori Bartek had 17 points for the Lady Warriors and 9 rebounds. Oaklee Lofton scored 15 and gave 7 rebounds. Mercy Hagler led the team in rebound with 12 boards and 9 points. Lilly Tucker, Libby Bartek, and Skyler Alexander provided 6, 5, and 2 points respectively. Maddie Lowrey provided the team 7 rebounds and three critical steals.

Both of Legacy’s senior high teams are back in action with a road trip to Battiest, Oklahoma on Tuesday evening.

Legacy Drops Two Against Mineral Springs

Girls lose 49-42, Boys 81-78

LOCKESBURG, ARK—Legacy Academy hosted Mineral Springs in senior high basketball action Thursday night, January 19th. It was a competitive night of basketball for both teams. Legacy’s Lady Warriors fell short 49-42, while the Warriors lost a heartbreaker 81-78 in the last moment of the game.
In Senior boys’ action, the Lockesburg boys outpaced the Hornets 16-9 in the first period and went into the locker room with a 39-35 lead at halftime. The Mineral Springs’ boys went on a run in the third period outscoring the home team 25-12 to take the lead. The Warriors fought back in the 4th quarter securing more buckets than the visitors 27-21, but it proved short as the Warriors lost by three when the final buzzer sounded.
Senior Ethan Gallagher scored 39 points for Legacy Academy, followed by 17 from Layne Schroer, 8 from Manolo Vazquez, and 6 from Eli Mitchell. Freshman Everrette Martz rounded out the scoring with 3 points. Gallagher also had 18 rebounds and led the team with 6 assists, while Schroer grabbed 11 rebounds for the Warriors. Ozzy Tolendano secured 6 rebounds for the Warriors. It was a tough loss for the Warriors taking their season record 20-5. Four of their five losses were by a single possession. #4 J. Fricks gave Mineral Springs 21 points and KT Thomas provided 17.
The Lady Hornets stung the Lady Warriors right out the gate and took command of the game in the first quarter. They outscored the home team by 13 points–18-5 in the first quarter creating a tough hole for the ladies to dig out of. By halftime it closed to a ten point game, 27-17 with the Lady Hornets still in the lead. The Lady Warriors had a better third period but were still outscored 16-11. It wasn’t until the 4th period that the Lady Warriors seemed to wake up. They outscored Mineral 19-6.
Oaklee Lofton gave the Lady Warriors 20 of their points, followed by Mercy Hagler with 8, and Lily Tucker with 7. Lofton also gave the Lady Warriors 6 deflections. Dori Bartek gave 4, while Libbie Bartek had 2, and Jenifer Smallwood 1. Hagler led the home team with 13 rebounds, while Bartek grabbed 11 boards. Lofton followed with 7.  The visitors secured the win 49-42. Dhamya Wright led the Lady Hornets with 23 points.

Legacy Sports 1/19-1/20

Legacy Academy will host two nights of great high school basketball in Lockesburg this week in senior high action. Thursday night, January 19th, at 5:30 pm in Lockesburg the Lady Warriors and Warriors will host Mineral Springs. Friday night, January 20th, at 6 pm both senior teams will host Eagletown. Friday nights’ games will also feature a Blue Darter Salute, honoring the history of Lockesburg’s Blue Darter history.

Ashdown Panthers Knock off Arkadelphia

The Ashdown Panthers played host to the Arkadelphia Badgers Tuesday night, January 18th, at Helen Parker Gymnasium.  In girls action, Arkadelphia came out on fire and never really cooled off to defeat Ashdown 69 to 30.  Liyah Smith led the Badgers with 21 points.  Lakenya Williams led the Panthers with 10 points while Alasia Jackson had 8 points and Kaylee Walker pitched in with 5 points.

In boys action, it was a fantastic game between the Panthers and the Badgers.  The Panthers jumped out to a good lead early in the first half but Arkadelphia fought back to tie the game at the half 23 to 23.  The third quarter was evenly matched between 2 teams that couldn’t shake each other.  Ashdown played a fantastic 4th quarter which was highlighted by a big three pointer by Justin Brown.  Kaiden Winfrey also had a couple of big steals finished with 3 big time layups.  The Panthers came away with a big 51 to 47 win.  Winfrey led the Panthers with 16 points while Shamar Easter and Antonio McDuffie had 12 points.

The Panthers will play host to the Malvern Leopards Friday night at Helen Parker Gymnasium with the pre game beginning at 5:30 on 102.1 The Good Path.

 De Queen Teams Drop Pair in Magnolia Tuesday

The De Queen senior teams traveled to Magnolia Tuesday night, January 18th, and dropped a pair of conference contests. Magnolia’s girls pulled away late for a 52-40 win, while the state-ranked Panthers blew out a depleted Leopard squad 67-14.

After falling behind 15-7 early, the Lady Leopards battled back to tie the game at 20 at halftime. The game was tied at 37 early in the fourth quarter before the Magnolia girls went on a 15-0 to pull away for the 52-40 victory. Belle Lindsey, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led the De Queen girls with 23 points. Belle hauled down seven rebounds, had five blocked shots, and a steal. Allison Dockins added nine points. The Lady Leopards fell to 11 and 6 on the season and 2 and 3 in conference play.

The defending state champions from Magnolia raced to a 49-6 halftime lead, and cruised to the 67-14 victory over the Leopards. Manny Hernandez led the De Queen boys, now 5 and 11 on the year, with six points.

Legacy Takes 3 of 4 Game at Home against Garrett Memorial

Junior Warrior teams both victorious

LOCKESBURG, ARK—Legacy Academy hosted Hope’s Garrett Memorial Christian School in HCAA basketball play Tuesday night. It was a four game night with both junior and both senior teams playing games. Legacy took three of the four games played. In Senior boys’ action the Warriors handily defeated Garrett 78-20.

Senior Ethan Gallagher led with 27 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, and 13 steals. Layne Schroer gave the Warriors 20 points and 13 rebounds. Eli Mitchell gave the Warriors 9 points, followed by 8 from Everrette Martz, while eighth grader Jude Gallagher got on the board with 5 points, after subbing into the game in the 4th quarter for few minutes play time with his senior brother. James Bartek had 3, while Eli Hamilton, Ozzy Tolendano, and Manolo Vazquez rounded out scoring with two points each. Garrett’s junior Tre Alexander led his team with 17 points. The Warriors improve their season record to 21-4 with the win.

In Senior girls’ play the Lady Warriors dropped the game to the Lady Saints 55-43. Oaklee Lofton and Dori Bartek led the Lockesburg girls’ with 18 and 15 points respectively. Mercy Hagler provided the home team 6 points and 6 rebounds, while Lilly Tucker led rebounds with 7 boards and two points. Maddie Lowrey rounded out scoring with two points. Katie Alexander gave the Lady Saints 35 of their 55 points.

Both of Legacy’s senior teams play on Thursday night when they host Mineral Springs in Lockesburg at 530pm.

Legacy’s junior boys overwhelmed Hope’s junior Saints with a 45-11 final score in favor of the Warriors. Jude Gallagher led scoring for the junior home team with 16 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double. Silas Lofton followed with 13 points, including 3 three-pointers. Justise Burton and Manolo Vasquez each gave the team 8 points. Brandy Edward led the junior Saints with 7 points. Legacy’s junior boys are right back on the court in Umpire Wednesday against Dierks in the Umpire Junior Tournament.

The night was opened up with a junior girls’ game where the junior Lady Warriors defeated the junior Lady Saints 33-23. Seventh grader Libbie Bartek wowed the crowd with 29 points and 12 rebounds. Olivia Lofton contributed the team’s other 4 points. Izzy Ward also had 4 rebounds and 6th grader Vivian Garner provided exemplary defensive play for Legacy’s ladies. Silbi Jones scored 19 for the Hope team.

De Queen Drops Pair at Nashville Friday

The De Queen senior teams suffered through a rough night Friday at Scrapper Arena. The Lady Leopards dropped a 73-22 decision to the defending state champions, while the Scrappers pulled away from the De Queen boys to post a 76-42 victory.

The girls contest was over shortly after the opening tip as the highly-regarded Nashville girls raced to a 29-2 lead, and cruised to the 73-22 win. Belle Lindsey led the Lady Leopards with 19 points as the De Queen girls fell to 11 and 5 on the season, and 2 and 2 in conference play.

The boys action was close for a while, before the Nashville depth proved to be too much to overcome as the Leopards were missing two injured starters: Manny Hernandez and Nathan Patterson. The game was tied at 20 early in the second quarter, but the Scrappers pulled away for the 76-42 victory. Cooper Young led De Queen with 14 points. Sophomore Sam Graham, our McDonalds Player of the Night, scored ten points and grabbed four rebounds. The Leopards fell to 0 and 4 in league play, and 5 and 10 overall.

LEGACY BOYS FEEL LUCKY ON FRIDAY 13th

Defeats Hot Springs’ Gospel Light on the Road

HOT SPRINGS, ARK— Legacy Academy Warriors and Lady Warriors travelled to Hot Springs for their next to last road trip this season. The Sevier County school has six remaining games on their regular season schedule before tournament play begins five of those are at home in Lockesburg. On Friday, January 13th the senior boys, senior girls, and junior boys were hosted by Gospel Light Christian School in Hot Springs. The Warriors defeated the Lions, and Legacy’s junior Warriors also won their game. The Lady Warriors lost 45-43 in a heartbreaker in the last moment of the game. 

In Senior boys’ action, the Warriors had to work hard against the Lions who showed up with a strong inside presence, where they had more height; yet the host only led in the game for the first two minutes before Legacy took the lead and never let go of it. The first period ended with the Warriors up 16-12. They had their best quarter in the second when they outscored the Hot Springs team 23-15, going to the locker room at halftime with a 39-27 lead. An even paced second half of the ballgame saw the Warriors win 82-71. The Warriors hit 9 three-pointers, with four coming from Senior Ethan Gallagher, giving the team 43% made outside the perimeter. Gallagher led scoring for both teams with 40 points, 19 rebounds, and 9 assists. He also had 4 steals, blocks, and deflections. Manolo Vazquez gave the Warriors 12 points, followed by 9 from Layne Schroer. Schroer gave the Warriors 6 rebounds. Eli Mitchell had 8 points, followed by 6 from Joshua Tucker, 4 from Ozzy Toledano, and 3 from Everrette Martz. Toledano also took two charges for the Lockesburg boys. Colton Hegewood was the high scorer for the Lions with 16. The Warriors improved their season record to 20-4. 

In Senior girls’ action, in was a battle all game long between the Lady Warriors and the Lady Lions. The Hot Springs girls outscored Legacy 13-9 in the first period, while Legacy outpaced the Lady Lions 13-6 in the second. The Sevier County girls were up 22-19 at the half. Legacy, led by Sophomore scorer Oaklee Lofton continued led through the third quarter but saw the Lady Lions grabbed the game with seconds to go winning 45-42. 

Lofton game the girls 23 points and 9 rebounds. Dori Bartek had 8 points and an impressive 11 rebounds, Lilly Tucker had 6 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 deflections, while 7th grader Libbie Bartek played up giving the Lady Warriors 5 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 steals! AK Horton led the scoring for the Lady Lions with 16 points. 

In the Junior Boys’ game the Warriors took the lead right out the gate and held it all night. The Warriors led by 7 at the half, but didn’t allow the junior Lions to score a single point in the entire 3rd period. Legacy’s boys won the game 56-41. Manolo Vazquez gave the Warriors 37 of those points, along with 15 rebounds. Silas Lofton had 13 points, while Jude Gallagher gave the team 6 points and a big 12 rebounds. Justise Burton grabbed 5 boards for the Warriors. Noah Lyles of the junior Gospel Light team led the home team with 22 points. 

Legacy plays a lot of basketball this week. All four teams play at home against Garrett Memorial on Tuesday. Junior boys have advanced in the Umpire junior tournament and play Wednesday, while both senior teams play at home Thursday and Friday night. Thursday v. Mineral Springs and Friday against Eagletown. Friday night’s games verses Eagletown will include a salute to the history of Lockesburg’s Blue Darter basketball. 

Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 1/16

Monday, January 16thCatch the one-hour Eric Musselman Live as the Hogs hoops coach previews this week’s contests with Missouri and Ole Miss at 7:00 on your Razorbacks station for all of Southwest Arkansas – #1 Country 92.1.

Tuesday, January 17thThe De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards travel to Magnolia with tip-off set for 6:00. Airtime with Toney Stowers and Greg Revels is set for 5:45 on your #1 Country 92.1.

…Meanwhile…The Ashdown senior teams host Arkadelphia. Following a junior varsity game at 5:00, Jim Cross will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:30 on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Wednesday, January 18thThe Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Columbia to battle the Missouri Tigers at 8:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 7:30 on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.

Friday, January 20thThe De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards host Camden Fairview at the Coliseum at 6:00. Airtime with Toney Stowers and Greg Revels is set for 5:45 on your #1 Country 92.1. The action can also be viewed live on DQTV.

…Meanwhile…The Ashdown senior teams host Malvern. Following a junior varsity contest at 5:00, Jim Cross will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:30 on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Saturday, January 21stThe Arkansas Razorbacks host Ole Miss in Fayetteville at 11:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett is set for 10:30 Saturday morning on your Razorbacks station – #1 Country 92.1.

Ashdown Game recap

The Ashdown Panthers hosted the Magnolia Panthers in girls and boys action Tuesday night at Helen Parker Gymnasium. Magnolia defeated the Ashdown girls 47 to 22.  The game was close early but Magnolia went on a run before halftime to go into the locker room with a comfortable 22 to 6 lead and never looked back. The leading scorers for Ashdown were LaKenya Williams and Kaitlyn Jones with 6 points.

In boys action, it was a battle of the undefeated in conference play. Ashdown came out hot early and led 30 to 21 with 4 minutes left in the first half. Magnolia went on a 21 to 10 run to go into the locker room with a 2 point lead.  Magnolia put the peddle to the metal in the second half and defeated Ashdown 86 to 57 behind 27 points by guard Nevi Tell. The leading scorers for Ashdown were Kaiden Winfrey with 22 points while Justin Brown had 13 and Antonio McDuffie pitched in with 10 points. Ashdown falls to 2 and 1 in conference. Both teams travel to Camden Fairview on Friday night with the pre game show beginning at 5:30 on 102.1 The Good Path.

De Queen Teams Split with Hope Tuesday at Coliseum

The De Queen senior teams split with Hope Tuesday night in the Coliseum with the Lady Leopards winning easily 60-32, while the Hope boys pulled away from the Leopards in the fourth quarter to post a 63-41 victory.

The Lady Leopards played a brilliant first half with only one turnover and no fouls as the De Queen girls raced to a 43-11 halftime lead and cruised to the 60-32 win. Allison Dockins was outstanding with 26 points to earn our McDonalds Player of the Night award. Dockins knocked down six three-pointers and grabbed three rebounds and three steals. Belle Lindsey scored 14, and Dayton Newberry added 12. The Lady Leopards improved to 2 and 1 in conference play and 11 and 4 overall.

The Leopards had a tough time on the boards as the Hope boys pulled away late for the 63-41 victory. The Leopards trailed by ten points going into the fourth quarter, but the Bobcats finished the game on a 17-5 run. Nathan Patterson led the Leopards with 18 points. Sophomore Sam Graham added nine as the De Queen boys fell to 5 and 9 on the year.

Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 1/9

Monday, January 9thCatch the one-hour Eric Musselman Live as the Hogs hoops coach previews this week’s contests with Alabama and Vanderbilt at 7:00 on your Razorbacks station for Southwest Arkansas – #1 Country 92.1.

Tuesday, January 10thThe De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards host the Hope senior teams at the Coliseum. Following a junior varsity contest at 5:00, Toney Stowers and Greg Revels will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:30 on your #1 Country 92.1 and on DQTV.

…Meanwhile…The Ashdown senior teams host Magnolia. Following a junior varsity game at 5:00, Jim Cross will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:30 on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Wednesday, January 11thThe Arkansas Razorbacks host the Alabama Crimson Tide in Fayetteville at 6:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 5:30 on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.

Friday, January 13thThe De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards travel to Nashville. Following a junior varsity game at 5:00, Toney Stowers and Greg Revels will have the live play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:30 on your #1 Country 92.1. The action can also be viewed live on DQTV.

…Meanwhile…The Ashdown senior teams travel to Camden Fairview. Following a junior varsity contest at 5:00, Jim Cross will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:30 on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Saturday, January 14thThe Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Nashville to battle Vanderbilt at 1:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 12:30 on your Razorbacks station – #1 Country 92.1.

De Queen Teams Drop Conference Contests to Arkadelphia

The Arkadelphia senior teams spoiled De Queen’s first action at home in the Coliseum since November Friday night. The Lady Badgers nipped the Lady Leopards 51-50, while the Badgers rolled past the Leopards 74-46 in boys action as heard live on your #1 Country 92.1.

The girls contest was close throughout with De Queen leading Arkadelphia 13-11 after the opening quarter, while the Lady Badgers took a 23-22 lead at the half. Arkadelphia opened up an eight point lead in the fourth quarter before the Lady Leopards battled back. De Queen executed a nice play to get a good look at a potential game-winning shot at the buzzer, but the shot fell just short as the Lady Leopards dropped a 51-50 heartbreaker.

Belle Lindsey led De Queen with 22 points. Dayton Newberry, our McDonalds Player of the Night, scored 16 points and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.

With the tough one-point defeat, the Lady Leopards fell to 1 and 1 in conference play, and 10 and 4 overall.

In the boys contest, the Leopards came out red hot and raced to an early 19-10 lead. But the Badgers used their size and quickness advantage to pull away for the 74-46 victory over the De Queen boys.

Cooper Young led the Leopards with 17 points. Nathan Patterson and Manny Hernandez added nine each.

The Leopards fell to 0 and 2 in the league, and 5 and 8 overall.

The De Queen teams will host Hope Tuesday.

Ashdown Teams Split with Nashville Friday

The Ashdown Panthers played host to the Nashville Scrappers at Helen Parker gymnasium on Friday evening.  In Girls action, Nashville defeated Ashdown 58 to 6.  Nashville came out with a great pressure defense that the Panthers could never master.  Nashville was led by Kyleigh Scoggins 20 points all in the first half.  For Ashdown, Lakenya Williams led the Panthers with 3 points.

The boys had an exciting game that was typical of the Panthers and Scrappers rivalry.  Ashdown led 25 to 20 at halftime with stifling defense.  The Panthers went on to win 53 to 45 behind 23 points by Kaiden Winfrey and 12 points by Shamar Easter.  The Panthers put the game away in the 4th quarter by outscoring the visiting Scrappers by a score of 20 to 13.  For Nashville, Kyle Whiteman finished with 27 points.

Ashdown hosts Magnolia on Tuesday night which can be heard on 102.1 The Good Path with the pre game beginning at 5:20.

Legacy Academy Hosts Christian Ministries Academy (CMA)

LOCKESBURG, ARK—Legacy Academy hosted Christian Ministries Academy (CMA) of Hot Springs on Friday night for a full night of basketball. All four teams took the floor for ball games. Legacy handily won both junior high games. CMA took both senior games, including a heartbreaking 84-83 loss for the senior boys.

In senior boys action the Warriors were anxious for a rematch with CMA, who beat them by 30 early in the season on the road. This game proved to be a much better game for the Warriors, as both teams fought point for point all night long. Legacy outscored CMA 27-20 in the first quarter, but CMA led in the second with the teams neck and neck: Legacy leading 46-45 at the half. CMA outscored the Warriors by 1 point in each quarter of the second half giving them a final victory of 84-83 over the Lockesburg boys. Ethan Gallagher led the home team with 42 points and 20 rebounds for a double-double. Layne Schroer also had a double double with 17 points and 12 boards. Eli Mitchell gave the Warriors 13 points, followed by Manolo Vazquez with 8. Eli Hamilton have the Warriors an important 3 pointer in the first quarter. CMA was led by Aiden Carmona with 39 points, followed by Isaiah Howard with 14. The Warriors are now 18-4 for the season and are right back in action on Monday when they host Horatio in Lockesburg.

Legacy’s Lady Warriors struggled in senior girls’ action. The Lady Conquerors outscored the Lockesburg girls 30-13 in the first half. The Lady Warriors reset in the locker broom and had a much better half, outscoring the Hot Springs team 17-14, but it was not enough to turn the game. CMA won with a final score of 44-30. Oaklee Lofton provided the Lady Warriors 15 points, followed by 7 points for Mercy Hagler, and 6 from Dori Bartek. Skylar Alexander rounded out the scoring with 2 points. Oaklee had another double-double by grabbing 11 boards for the home team. Justice Cole led the visitors with 17 points, followed by Faith James with 15.

In junior boys’ play the Warriors soundly defeated CMA 54-18 outscoring the visitors in every period. The Warriors were led by Manolo Vazquez who had 22 points and 8 rebounds. Jude Gallagher led crashing the board with 10 boards and 13 points getting a double-double for the night. Silas Lofton was the king of the three pointer, hitting 5 three pointers and scoring 17 points overall. Justise Burton got on the board with 2 points. Legacy’s Junior boys are now 13-5 for the year and undefeated in conference play.

The home stands cheered on Legacy’s junior girls to victory in the opening game as they defeated CMA 34-26. Legacy led at halftime 15-12 and outscored the guests 19-14 in the last two periods. Libbie Bartek led scoring for the junior Lady Warriors 15 points and grabbed a double-double with 11 rebounds. Olivia Lofton had 8 points followed by 4 points from Beth Sparks and Madison Teague. Izzy Ward gave 2 points, while Reagan Oge had 1. Faith Grim gave the the visitors 12 points. Legacy’s Junior girls improved their record to 8-5 for the season and will take the court again on Monday against Horatio.

Lady Leopards Win Big, Leopards Lose Heartbreaker at Malvern

The De Queen senior teams traveled to Malvern Tuesday night to open up conference play in action heard live on your #1 Country 92.1. The Lady Leopards rolled to a 55-20 victory, while the Leopards lost a tough one 50-49.

The Lady Leopards raced to a 41-8 halftime lead and cruised to the 55-20 victory in their conference opener to improve to 10 and 3 on the season. Belle Lindsey led the way with 28 points. Dayton Newberry poured in ten, and Allison Dockins added nine. The tough De Queen defense held winless Malvern to 14% shooting from the floor, and forced 14 Malvern turnovers.

The Leopards and Malvern were tied at 15 at the end of the opening quarter in the boys contest. Malvern opened up a double-digit lead, before the De Queen boys had a furious fourth quarter rally to eventually take a one-point lead on two different occasions. But Malvern made the plays in the final seconds to pull out the 50-49 victory on their home floor. Nathan Patterson, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led the way with a double-double, scoring 17 points, hauling down 10 rebounds, and recording a steal and an assist. Cooper Young and Garrett Matthews added 10 points each. The Leopards fell to 5 and 7 on the year.

The De Queen Teams finally return to the Coliseum for their first home games since November when they host Arkadelphia for key conference matchups Friday night.

Ashdown Game Recap

The Ashdown Pantherettes and Panthers went on the road to battle Hope in the opening of the conference season.  The girls lost to the Hope Bobcats 41 to 30.  The Pantherettes battled hard and hung tough through 3 quarters but the height and length of the Bobcats was too much for Ashdown.  The leading scorers for the Pantherettes were Lakenya Williams with 8 points, Zamariyah Rhone with 7 and Karielle Forbes pitched in with 6 points.

In the Boys game, it was an up and down high intensity close contest that was tied at halftime and at the end of the 3rd quarter.  The Panthers went to a zone in the fourth quarter and that slowed down the Hope offense and the Panthers got a big road victory by the score of 58 to 52.  Kaiden Winfrey led the Panthers with 20 points while Justin Brown had 13 points and Antonio McDuffie scored 10 points all in the second half.  The Panthers host Nashville on Friday night which can be heard on the Good Path with the pre game show beginning at 5:30.

Legacy Trounces Texarkana’s Trinity

Sweeps all three games in Lockesburg

LOCKESBURG, ARK—Legacy Academy hosted a 1A match up at home Tuesday night verses Texarkana’s Trinity Christian. Legacy pleased the home crowd by sweeping all three games. Both senior teams and junior boys took to the court for games. In Senior High action, Legacy trounced Trinity 88-57.

The home team won every quarter of the game but had their biggest challenge in the first period. Legacy outscored Trinity 18-15 in the first period, but stretched their lead out every period thereafter. At the half the Lockesburg club went to the locker room ahead by 13 with a score of 46-33. Legacy outscored in the second half 42-24. This effort gave Legacy’s Warriors a 88-57 victory. Senior Ethan Gallagher broke a personal and school record by scoring 54 points, including four 3 pointers. With 17 rebounds, he secured a double-double. Sophomore Layne Schroer played strong on the inside getting his own double-double with 17 points for Legacy and an impressive 24 rebounds. Manolo Vazquez contributed another 14 points to the home team, while Ozzy Toledano put in the defensive work taking two charges for the Warriors. Seth Gurdlach led Trinity with 18 points, followed by Marley Franklin with 13. The win makes Legacy’s senior boys 18-3 for the season.

In senior girl play, Lockesburg’s Lady Warriors eked out a 48-44 win over the Texarkana team. A tight ball game all night saw Legacy’s ladies ahead 21-17 at the half. This four point lead mattered as it was the margin of victory after both teams scored 27 in the second part of the game. Oaklee Lofton led the home team with 20 points, followed by 16 from Dori Bartek. Mercy Hagler had 6 points for the Lady Warriors, while Lilly Tucker and Skylar Alexander had 4 and 2 respectively. Trinity’s #25, Dougan led their team with 18 points, followed by #21 Purtle with 10.

In junior boys play, Legacy won the opener 59-20. Legacy outscored Trinity 24-16 in the first half and held the visitors to 4 points the entire second half. Manolo Vazquez gave the Warriors 34 of their points, followed by 12 from Silas Lofton and 9 from Jude Gallagher. Giovannie Suarez and Justise Burton each contributed 2. Eli Wall led Trinity with 12 points.

All four of Legacy’s teams play on Friday night as the school hosts conference opponent CMA. The junior girls have the first game and tip off at 4 pm.

Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of January 2nd

Monday, January 2ndCatch the one-hour Eric Musselman Live as the Hogs hoops coach previews this week’s contests with Missouri and Auburn at 7:00 on your Razorbacks station for Southwest Arkansas – #1 Country 92.1.

Tuesday, January 3rdThe De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards travel to Malvern to open up conference play. Following a junior varsity contest at 5:00, Toney Stowers and Greg Revels will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:45 on your #1 Country 92.1.

…Meanwhile…The Ashdown senior teams travel to Hope. Following a junior varsity game at 5:00, Jim Cross will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:30 on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Wednesday, January 4thThe Arkansas Razorbacks host the Missouri Tigers in Fayetteville at 7:30. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 7:00 on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.

Friday, January 6th – The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards finally return to the Coliseum to host the Arkadelphia senior teams. Following a junior varsity game at 5:00, Toney Stowers and Greg Revels will have the live play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 5:45 on your #1 Country 92.1. The action can also be viewed live on DQTV.

…Meanwhile…The Ashdown senior teams host Nashville. Following a 7th grade game and a junior varsity contest at 5:00, Jim Cross will have the play-by-play of the senior action starting at around 6:00 on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Saturday, January 7th- The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Auburn to battle the Tigers at 7:30. Airtime is 7:00 on your Razorbacks station – #1 Country 92.1.

Lady Leopards win Genoa Tourney, Leopards Third

The De Queen Lady Leopards won the Genoa Central Holiday Classic with a 58-34 victory over Gurdon Thursday, while the Leopards finished third with a 77-70 win over Genoa Central as heard live on your #1 Country 92.1. Legacy Academy won the boys championship with a 50-46 victory over Horatio in bonus coverage on your #1 Country 92.1

The Lady Leopards raced to a 16-0 lead, and cruised to the 58-34 victory over the Lady Go Devils. The De Queen girls claimed their second straight Genoa Tourney championship by shooting 55% from the floor, while forcing 23 Gurdon turnovers. Allison Dockins, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led the way with 23 points. Dockins was also credited with seven rebounds, four steals, and two assists. Belle Lindsey added 17 points as the Lady Leopards improved to 9 and 3 on the season heading into conference play Tuesday at Malvern.

The Leopards also had a good shooting day as the De Queen boys shot 56% from the floor enroute to the 77-70 win to improve to 5 and 6 on the year. Nathan Patterson led the way with 19 points despite missing alot of playing time with foul trouble. Cooper Young and Manny Hernandez poured in 18 each. Monroe Barnett had his best game of the year with 13 points and four assists. Garrett Matthews led the rebounding charts with seven.

Horatio’s Samuel Gideon had a big first half as the Lions led the Warriors 20-13 at intermission. But Legacy Academy’s Ethan Gallagher had a bigger second half as the Warriors rallied for the 50-46 victory to claim the Genoa Tourney boys title. Gallagher finished with 22 points, all in the second half. Freshman Eli Mitchell added 11. Gideon led the Lions with 16 points. Trey Mason added 13.

Legacy Wins Genoa Basketball Tournament

Defeats De Queen, Spring Hill, and Horatio

GENOA, ARK—Three days of basketball equaled three victories for Legacy Academy’s senior boys, who played in the Genoa Central Holiday Classic tournament last week. The Warriors defeated the Horatio Lions in the championship game to win the tournament trophy. Legacy was the smallest school in the tournament and the only team to play through the entire tournament undefeated. In addition to defeating both of Sevier County’s other senior boys teams, the Warriors had to defeat the Spring Hill Bears to reach the final game. The Lockesburg team defeated De Queen by 7, Spring Hill by 2, and Horatio by 4 in competitive tournament play.
In the championship game, Horatio and Legacy matched up in the first quarter scoring 7 and 6 points respectively. Horatio got hot in the second period nailing critical three pointers and outscored their Lockesburg neighbor 13-7 in the period. This sent the teams to the locker room with Horatio up by seven at the half. After their locker room conversation the Warriors came out swinging and outscored the Lions 19-10 in the third quarter. They maintained their momentum by outpacing the Lions by two in the the fourth. It was a hard fought competition with excellent effort made by both teams. Horatio led 44-43 with 1:13 left in the ballgame when Ethan Gallagher stole the ball from the Lions on an inbound. A foul sent him to the free throw line where both made shots gave the Warriors a one point lead. With 59 seconds left in the game Horatio airballed a shot, giving Legacy the ball. Another free throw by Gallagher and one by Legacy’s Vazquez gave the Warriors a 47-44 lead. Horatio scored on a critical possession with 14.6 seconds left to narrow Legacy’s lead to 1. Forced to foul, Horatio sent Gallagher to the free throw line again where he made two more shots and gave the Warriors a 49-46 lead with 10 seconds left in the ball game. A final steal by Gallagher again on Horatio’s last inbound sealed the game.

Ethan Gallagher led all scorers and rebounders in the game with 23 points. He hit all of these in the second half of the game. Gallagher also provided the Warriors 14 rebounds. Eli Mitchell gave the Warriors 10 points, 5 rebounds and took 2 charges. Manolo Vazquez contributed 9 points and 5 rebounds. Horatio’s Samuel Gideon led the Lions with 16 points, including 4 three pointers. Trey Mason followed with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Legacy has a full schedule of basketball in the first week of the new year. Their senior teams and junior boys host Trinity Christian on Tuesday, their junior high teams travel to Umpire on Thursday and then all four teams host CMA of Hot Springs in Lockesburg on Friday. Horatio and Legacy will meet for the final time this season at Legacy on Monday, 1/9.
Photos: Legacy Warriors senior boys team celebrate winning their first trophy as its nascent program nears maturity.

De Queen Senior Teams Roll at Genoa Tourney Wednesday

The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards posted big victories Wednesday in the Genoa Central Holiday Classic as heard live on 102.1 The Good Path. The Leopards rolled over Gurdon 82-50, while the Lady Leopards advanced to the championship round with a 67-38 win over Springhill.

After a cold shooting performance in the opening round Tuesday following a two-week lay-off, the Leopards came out red hot Wednesday. The De Queen boys shot 55% from the floor, including connecting on 7 of 11 shots behind the three-point arc as they blew out the Go Devils 82-50. Manny Hernandez paced four players in double figures with 17. Cooper Young and Nathan Patterson poured in 15 each. Sophomore Sam Graham added 14. The Leopards improved to 4 and 6 on the season.

The Lady Leopards came out equally hot scoring 45 first half points enroute to the 67-38 victory over the Lady Bears. Allison Dockins was named our McDonalds Player of the Night with 17 points, six rebounds, three blocks, and two assists and steals. Belle Lindsey led all scorers with 25, including 22 in the first half. Laura May Harp and Lorel Morphew led the rebounding charts with seven each. The De Queen girls improved to 8 and 3 on the year.

Here’s our broadcast schedule for the final day of the Genoa Central Tournament Thursday on your #1 Country 92.1 with Toney Stowers and Greg Revels:

1:30 Airtime/ 1:45 scheduled tip-off in the boys consolation final between De Queen and Genoa Central.

4:00 Airtime/4:15 scheduled tip-off in the boys championship between Legacy Academy and Horatio.

Immediately following at around 5:30, girls championship between De Queen and Gurdon.

Legacy Bumps the Bears

Defeats Spring Hill 71-69 in Genoa Tournament

Texarkana, ARK—Legacy Academy’s senior boys advanced through Round two of the Genoa Classic Tournament by defeating the Spring Hill Bears in a nail biter finish. The Warriors came on strong out the gate outscoring the Bears 17-9 in the first period. The Bears warmed up in the second period and answered by outscoring the Warriors 22-14. This sent the teams to the locker room tied 31-31 at the half. The remainder of the game was just as close with the Bears outscoring the Warriors 21-20 in the third quarter. Throughout the fourth quarter the teams exchanged the lead but with two minutes to go in the game the Bears took their largest lead of the contest by 5 points. With 36 seconds left in the game Ethan Gallagher blocked a shot, took the ball and sprinted the court to tie the game 69-69. After a missed shot in the next possession by the Bears, Gallagher secured a critical defensive rebound and passed the ball down the floor. With 10 seconds to go #11 Eli Mitchell provided the Lockesburg team their winning basket.

Gallagher scored his season high of 49 points for the Warriors and provided 19 rebounds, while Eli Mitchell gave 14 points and 5 rebounds. Manolo Vazquez gave the Warriors 7 rebounds. #11 McGuire led Spring Hill’s scoring with 22 points. Legacy will play in the championship game on Thursday at 4:15pm. To reach the championship they defeated De Queen before beating Spring Hill. In a tournament upset Horatio came out of the consolation bracket defeating Genoa Central. Legacy and Horatio will face off in the championship. De Queen will play Genoa Central in the consolation bracket for the third place title.

De Queen Teams Split in Genoa Tourney Tuesday

The De Queen senior teams split first round contests Tuesday in the Genoa Central Holiday Classic in action heard live on your #1 Country 92.1. The Lady Leopards turned back Nevada County 62-49, while the Leopards fell to Legacy Academy 50-43.

The Lady Leopards led the Nevada County Lady Bluejays 15-14 with time winding down in the opening quarter. Lorel Morphew connected on a three-quarters court heave at the first quarter buzzer to spark an 18-0 run and the De Queen girls were never threatened the rest of the way as they posted the 62-49 win. Belle Lindsey, our McDonalds Player of the Night, poured in a season high 33 points. Lindsey also was credited with seven rebounds, four steals, a block, and an assist. Morphew and Dayton Newberry added 11 points each. The Lady Leopards, now 7 and 3 on the year, meet the Spring Hill Lady Bears in the semifinals Wednesday at 5:30. That contest can be heard on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

In the boys contest, De Queen jumped out to a 14-6 lead, before running into serious foul trouble. The Leopards were whistled for 15 first half fouls and Legacy Academy used the free throw line to get back into the contest and the Warriors eventually upended the Leopards 50-43. Cold shooting plagued the De Queen boys coming out of the Christmas break. Manny Hernandez led the Leopards with 15. Nathan Patterson added 12. Ethan Gallagher led all scorers for the Warriors with 18. Freshman Eli Mitchell scored 11, and Manolo Vazquez added nine. Legacy Academy improves to 15 and 2 on the season as the Warriors advance to the Genoa Central Tournament semifinals Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Leopards, now 3 and 6 on the year, battle the Gurdon Go Devils in the consolation bracket Wednesday morning at 11:15. Airtime with Toney Stowers and Greg Revels is set for 11:00 on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Leopards fall to Legacy Warriors

Genoa, ARK—Legacy Academy perfected their record today against Sevier County schools by defeating the De Queen Leopards in senior boys’ basketball action in the first round of the Genoa Christmas Classic tournament. The Leopards fell to the neighboring private school from Lockesburg 50-43. It was the first time the school’s have played each other. Legacy advances to play Springhill in the next round, while the Leopards move to the Consolation bracket and face Gurdon. All three of Sevier County’s high schools are in the tournament and played today. Horatio lost to Springhill Tuesday afternoon and also moves to the consolation bracket.

De Queen started the game strong. After winning the jump ball, The Leopards outscored the Lockesburg club 11-6 in the first period. The Warriors found their stride in the second period where they nearly doubled the Leopards in scoring by putting 19 points on the board to De Queen’s 10. Legacy led at the half by four points with a score of 25-21. Legacy maintained their lead after the half but saw it cut down to three points. At the beginning of the fourth the Leopards tied the game temporarily but Legacy never let up and retook the lead and won by seven with a final score of 50-43.

Legacy’s Ethan Gallagher was the high scorer out of both Sevier County teams and led with rebounds. He had 18 points and 24 rebounds for a double-double. Eli Mitchell gave the Warriors 11 points and 8 rebounds, followed by 9 points from Manolo Vazquez, and 7 from Ozzy Tolendano. Layne Schroer helped the Warriors out with 12 rebounds and 5 points.

Manny Hernandez led scoring for the Leopards with 15 points, while Nathan Patterson had 12, and Cooper young 7. Patterson led the Leopards in rebounding with 9 boards.

Legacy Gets 2, Drops 1 in Texarkana

Lockesburg, ARK—Legacy Academy’s basketball clubs made two away trips on the break before Christmas. On Monday, December 19th the Warriors, Lady Warriors, and junior girls’ teams made the trip to Texarkana to play Trinity Christian. The Warriors fell short by four in a tight ball game, Legacy led at the half but a weak third period and a tough fought fourth quarter saw Trinity come out on top. Legacy closed it to a one point game with time to win, whenever last minute errors kept them from clinching the victory. We fell 81-77 to the Texarkana club. . Ethan Gallagher gave the team an impressive 43 points and 17 rebounds, followed by 17 points from Freshman Eli Mitchell and 8 points from Layne Schroer. Schroer also contributed 17 rebounds. #13, M. Franklin was the high scorer for Trinity with 28 points.

In Senior Girls action, Legacy stumble out of the gate. After being outscored by Trinity 19-4 in the first quarter the Sevier County girls had a deep deficit to overcome. An amazing rally in the second period kept Trinity to scoring only 1 point, while the Legacy Lady Warriors went on a scoring run of 20. Teams went to the locker room with Legacy’s ladies leading 24-20. Legacy never surrendered the lead again and went on to win the game 45-36. Oaklee Lofton and Dori Bartek ran the floor in scoring with Lofton scoring 21 and Bartek 18. Jesse Martz led the team in rebounds with 12, followed byMaddie Lowrey with 9, 8 from Bartek and 6 from Lofton. #25 Dougan gave Trinity 24 points.

In Junior girls’ play Legacy easily defeated Trinity 35-14. Three players made it to double digits for the Legacy. Jesse Martz had 12 points, followed by 11 from Olivia Lofton, and 10 from Libbie Bartek. Vivian Garner and Izzy Ward each contributed 2. Martz also had 17 rebounds.

Legacy Bust Bloomburg 108-48

Lady Warriors fall to the Lady Wildcats

On Tuesday, December 20th Legacy’s senior basketball teams traveled south of Texarkana to play the Bloomburg Wildcats. The Texas pubic school hosted Legacy for their final basketball games before Christmas. Legacy’s senior boys trounced the Wildcats 108-48, while the Lady Wildcats easily defeated the Lady Warriors 64-26.

In the senior boys’ game, Ethan Gallagher had a triple double with 46 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists. Eli Mitchell followed with 35 points for the Warriors. Mitchell also gave the Warriors 7 assists. Layne Schroer had 11 points while Corban Wilson and Ozzy Tolendano contributed 8 and 6 respectively. #40 Porterfield was the high scorer with 14 points for Bloomburg.

Legacy’s senior boys are back on the court on Tuesday morning at 11:15am in Texarkana v. De Queen in the Genoa Central tournament.

The Lady Wildcats ran the floor on the Lockesburg girls capturing an early lead and never giving it up. Legacy’s girls had a short holiday bench and an off night unable to get any of their shots to fall. Oaklee Lofton grabbed a double double with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Dori Bartek was the only other scorer of the night with 5 points and 7 rebounds. #33, Glasgow led the Lady Wildcats with 34 points. The Lady Warriors have the remainder of the holiday off and play again on January 3rd when Legacy’s senior teams and junior boys host Trinity Christian from Texarkana. The three games will begin at 5pm in Lockesburg.

De Queen Teams Set to play in the GC Holiday Tournament

The De Queen High School girls and boys teams will play in the GC Holiday Tournament on Tuesday, December 27th, through Thursday, December 29th, in Genoa Central.  The boys begin the tournament playing Legacy Academy on Tuesday, December 27th, at 11:15, while the girls play Grapeland JV at 5:30.  Click here for the entire De Queen boys bracket.  Click here for the entire De Queen girls bracket.

De Queen Girls Runners-up at Nashville Tourney

The De Queen Lady Leopards were defeated by the Acorn Lady Tigers Saturday 43-38 in the championship contest of the Nashville Banker’s Classic senior tournament. Acorn jumped out to a 15-10 lead after the opening quarter, and never relinquished the lead. De Queen was plagued by cold shooting as the Lady Leopards connected on only 28% of their shots from the floor. Meanwhile, Acorn shot a blistering 58%. Lorel Morphew, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led the way with 16 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals, and a blocked shot. Belle Lindsey added 12 points as the Lady Leopards fell to 6 and 3 on the season. Acorn also won the boys championship of the Nashville tournament, defeating Smackover 43-35. The De Queen teams will resume action after Christmas on Tuesday, December 27th at the Genoa Senior Tournament.

Lady Leopards Advance to Nashville Tourney Championship

The De Queen Lady Leopards went on a 20-4 second quarter run to open up a 40-18 halftime lead, and the De Queen girls cruised to a 63-35 victory over the Nashville junior varsity Thursday night in the semifinals of the Nashville Banker’s Classic. The Lady Leopards advance to the championship contest Saturday at 5:00.
Dayton Newberry, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led the way with 20 points, six rebounds, and two steals. Dayton sank all six of her free throw attempts. Belle Lindsey was also in double figures with 14. Laura May Harp added nine points.
The De Queen girls, now 6 and 2 on the season will battle the 16 and 1 Acorn Lady Tigers for the Nashville Banker’s Classic championship Saturday at 5:00. Airtime with Toney Stowers, Greg Revels, and Joe Blaze Bush is set for 4:45 on 102.1 The Good Path and on the KILX App.

Leopards Lose to Acorn at Nashville Tourney

The De Queen Leopards led after the opening quarter 14-12, before Acorn’s Tigers took control to post a 68-55 victory Wednesday night (12/14)in the semifinals of the Nashville Banker’s Classic in action heard live on your #1 Country 92.1.

Cooper Young, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led De Queen with 19 points, three assists, two rebounds, and two steals. Nathan Patterson scored 13. Manny Hernandez added eight.

The Leopards fell to 3 and 5 on the season and are off until the Genoa Tournament after Christmas.

Meanwhile, the Lady Leopards return to Nashville Thursday night to meet the Nashville junior varsity squad in the girls semifinals at 6:00. Airtime with Tony, Greg, and Joe Blaze is set for 5:45 on your #1 Country 92.1.

Trey Brown is Rotary Cup Recipient

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

At Monday’s (12/12) noon meeting of the club, “The Voice of the Leopards” Jay Bunyard presented the award for the 2022 season to linebacker/fullback Trey Brown. He’s the 87th all-time recipient of the Rotary Cup.

A co-captain on the team in 2022, Brown led the team in tackles with 92. For his career, he was credited with 174 tackles and 12 tackles for loss. He rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns this season. He was named to the All-5A South Conference first team as a junior and as a a senior.

Brown also excels in the classroom with a 3.50 grade point average, and made a 25 on the A.C.T. Test. He’s active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, and serves as Vice President of the Show Choir, where he also received the Director’s Award. The son of Cliff and Kisandra Brown, Trey plans to go to college after graduation in May, and major in Computer Science and minor in business.

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

De Queen Teams Advance in Nashville Tournament

The De Queen senior teams advanced with impressive opening round victories Monday night in the Nashville Banker’s Classic Senior Tournament. The Leopards edged Mineral Springs in overtime 63-60, while the Lady Leopards defeated Cossatot River 45-34.

The Leopards and Mineral Springs were tied at 52 at the end of regulation. The Leopards outscored the Hornets 11-8 in overtime to post the 63-60 victory. Manny Hernandez, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led the way with 19 points and nine rebounds. Cooper Young pitched in 16. Nathan Patterson, who missed the last three games with a foot injury, added ten points in his return to action. With the win, the De Queen boys improved to 3 and 4 on the season. The Leopards return to Nashville to meet the Acorn Tigers in semifinal action Wednesday at 8:45.

In the girls contest, De Queen jumped out to an 8-0 lead to set the tone and led coast-to-coast for the 45-34 victory over Cossatot River. Belle Lindsey led the Lady Leopards with 21. Allison Dockins chipped in with nine. Lorel Morphew added seven. For the Lady Eagles, Landri Richardson scored 16. The Lady Leopards, now 5 and 2 on the season, return to Nashville for the semifinals Thursday evening. Cossatot River’s girls fell to 6 and 7 on the year.

Legacy Sweeps Horatio in Boys’ Basketball

Warriors improve to 13-1 for the season

It was an all Sevier County match-up for two games of boys’ basketball tonight when Lockesburg’s Legacy Academy traveled to Horatio. The Lions hosted Legacy’s Warriors for a junior boys’ and senior boys’ game on Tuesday night. The 1A private school secured the win in both competitions.

In Senior boys’ play, Horatio outscored the Warriors for the only time in the first quarter besting them 9-6. The Warriors came on strong the second period with 23 points to the Lions’ 11. Legacy’s #22 Ethan Gallagher and #11 Eli Mitchell both gave the team momentum with three-pointers in the second period. The Lockesburg team maintained control of the court for the remainder of the game securing a 59-44 win over their neighbors in the south of the county. Gallagher was the high scorer for the night with 25 points for the Warriors, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists. Freshman, Eli Mitchell gave the Warriors 12 points, followed by Layne Schroer with 8 points and 5 rebounds. Eli Hamilton provided the Legacy squad 6 points, while Joshua Tucker and Manolo Vazquez each put 4 points on the board. Vazquez also had 4 assists for the night. Horatio’s big man, #35 Trey Mason has 16 points for the Lions, followed by 15 from #23 Izzy Tinajero, and 11 from #20 Daniel Gideon. The Warriors advance their record to 13-1 with the victory and host Mt. Ida at home Friday night in Lockesburg.

Legacy dominated the junior boys’ game from the starting whistle, outscoring Horatio 16-2 in the first period and leading 40-6 at the half. Although subbing the full bench throughout the second half, Legacy maintained its lead and won the game 57-25. #23 Freshman Everrette Martz grabbed a double double with 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Lockesburg team, including 2 of those buckets from outside the perimeter. Eli Mitchell gave Legacy 9 points and five rebounds, followed by 8 points from Manolo Vazquez, 4 from Wyatt Roden, 3 each from Brayson Talley and Silas Lofton, and 2 from James Bartek. Horatio’s Kolton Dockins had 8 points, while Juwayne Johnson, and Hazin Hicks followed with 7 and 6 respectively.

Legacy teams play again Friday night, hosting Mt Ida in Lockesburg, while Horatio is back on the court Tuesday night (12/13) at Caddo Hills.

Sports Broadcast Schedule Week of 12/12

Monday – The Nashville Senior High Basketball Tournament gets underway at Scrapper Arena. In first round action Monday, the De Queen Leopards battle the Mineral Springs Hornets at 7:30, followed by the Lady Leopards and the Cossatot River Lady Eagles at 9:00. Airtime with Toney Stowers and Greg Revels will be at around 7:15 on your #1 Country 92.1. The action can also be viewed live on DQTV.

Wednesday – The De Queen Leopards battle the Acorn Tigers in the semifinals of the Nashville Banker’s Classic Senior Basketball Tournament at 8:45. Airtime with Toney Stowers, Greg Revels, and Joe Blaze Bush is set for 8:30 on your #1 Country 92.1.

Thursday – The De Queen Lady Leopards compete in the semi-finals of the Nashville Banker’s Classic Basketball Tournament at 6:00. The Lady Leopards take on the winner of the Smackover-Nashville Junior Varsity contest. Airtime with Toney Stowers. Greg Revels, and Joe Blaze Bush is set for 5:45 on your #1 Country 92.1.

Saturday – The Arkansas Razorbacks host Bradley in North Little Rock at 3:00. Airtime with Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman is set for 2:30 on your Southwest Arkansas Hog Caller – #1 Country 92.1.

De Queen Senior Teams Split at Centerpoint Friday

The De Queen senior teams split on the road at Centerpoint Friday with the Lady Leopards posting a come-from-behind 41-35 victory, while the Leopards fell to the Knights in boys action 56-39 in action heard live on your #1 Country 92.1.

After falling behind 19-10 early, the Lady Leopards went on a 15-0 run to get back into the contest. Then, it was “game on” the rest of the way as the De Queen girls prevailed 41-35. Belle Lindsey, our McDonalds Player of the Night, posted a double-double with 26 points and ten rebounds. Lindsey was also credited with six steals, two assists, and two blocked shots. Allison Dockins scored six, and Lorel Morphew added five. The tough Lady Leopards defense forced 27 Centerpoint turnovers. The De Queen girls improved to 4 and 2 on the season.

In the boys contest, Centerpoint came out hot while the Leopards suffered a tough shooting night. Centerpoint raced to a 19-2 lead, and went on to defeat the Leopards 56-39. The Knights shot over 60% from the floor in the first half, while the cold Leopards saw only 25% of their shots go down. Cooper Young led the Leopards with 17 points. D.J. Morris added eight points. After falling behind big early, the Leopards couldn’t get closer than ten points the rest of the way as the De Queen boys fell to 2 and 4 on the year.

5A-South All-Conference Football Team Named

The De Queen Leopards placed six football players on the 5A-South All-Conference Team, and another three players on the second team. De Queen athletes named to the first team all-conference include: Trey Brown, Micah Gibson, Tye Lindsey, Jacob Olalde, Jonathan Bahena, and Cole Binkley.

Senior linebacker Trey Brown led the team in tackles with 92, and also rushed for two touchdowns. Senior linebacker Micah Gibson was credited with 16 tackles, and rushed for 203 yards at fullback. Senior slotback Tye Lindsey led the team in rushing with 626 yards, and two scores. 300-pound senior tackle Jacob Olalde anchored the offensive line. Junior cornerback Jonathan Bahena was credited with 44 tackles and 12 passes defended. And sophomore quarterback Cole Binkley led the Leopards with six rushing touchdowns.

Named second team all-conference were Garrett Matthews, Donavan Ester, and Ulycess Coto. Senior safety Garrett Matthews was second on the team in tackles with 58, and led the team with two fumble recoveries. Junior cornerback Donavan Ester was credited with 33 tackles, and led the team with two interceptions. Ester also had a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown. Sophomore safety Ulycess Coto was third on the team in tackles with 51.  Coto was also second on the team in rushing with 259 yards.

Warriors Bounce Bloomburg, Texas 66-23

Junior Teams beat Umpire

Legacy Academy’s teams whipped wildcats from two different schools at their homecoming Friday, December 9, 2022.  Legacy’s senior boys’ team coasted to victory over the Wildcats from Bloomburg, Texas, while the junior teams defeated nearby Umpire’s Wildcats.

In Senior Boys’ action the Warriors took lead of the game in the first possession and never gave it defeating the Texas public school 66-23. Ethan Gallagher had a triple double for the night scoring 27 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Gallagher also had 7 steals. Layne Schroer had 9 points and 7 rebounds. Eli Hamilton gave the Warriors 8 points, including some fast break layups. Manolo Vazquez and Joshua Tucker both had seven points, followed by 6 from Eli Mitchell. Ozzy Tolendano rounded out the scoring with 2 points.  The Warriors play Horatio Monday night at Horatio and host Mt. Ida at home this Friday. The team’s record improved to 12-1.

In Junior boys’ play, the Lockesburg team defeated Umpire 42-31. The Warriors outscored the Wildcats each quarter, except the last when they worked the entire bench onto the court. Manolo Vazquez gave the home team 14 points, followed by 7 from Brayson Talley, and 6 each from Eli Mitchell, Wyatt Rode, and Everrette Martz. James Bartek scored three for the Warriors. #3 Brayam Salaices gave Umpire 19 of their points. The teams will meet again in January in Umpire.

In the junior girls’ game, Legacy trailed at the half by 3 points. Umpire was up 11-8. The Lady Warriors came out of the locker room and dominated the second half, outscoring Umpire by 19 points. Legacy’s girls won the game with a final score of 38-26. Lilly Tucker led the home team’s scoring effort with 16 points, all in the second half of the game. Jesse Martz provided 11 points, followed by 8 from Libbie Bartek. Olivia Lofton and Skylar Alexander finished up the scoring with 2 and 1 points respectively.

Legacy Academy Sweeps Gospel Light for 3 Wins

It was a a good night of basketball for the Legacy Warriors at home in Lockesburg Tuesday night. They hosted the Gospel Light Lions of Hot Springs in 1A conference play. Fans watched the junior boys and both the senior girls and boys play with the Lockesburg team winning all three games.

In senior boys action, the Warriors outscored the Lions 13-10 in a competitive and fast paced first quarter. Ozzy Toledano and Eli Mitchell both gave the home team crucial three-pointers in the opening period. The teams went into the locker rooms at half time tied 26-26. The Lions roared out of the gate in the third quarter taking a nine point lead over the home team, their first for the night and giving them a 43-34 lead going into the final period. The Warriors commanded the court in the fourth quarter, outscoring the visitors 20-5 to secure a 54-48 win.

Ethan Gallagher scored 21 points for the Warriors and secured a double-double with 13 rebounds. He also led in assists. Layne Schroer worked the paint hard for the home team contributing 15 points and 12 boards to add a second double-double for the Warriors. Freshman Eli Mitchell scored 10 points, two points on a critical steal and layup to give the Warriors the lead in the fourth quarter. Ozzy Toledano won the hustle award with impressive defense and strong effort going after loose balls. Colten Heywood had 13 points for the Lions and Peyton Tackett gave 10. The Warriors are now 11-1 and host Bloomburg Texas on Friday in the school’s homecoming game.

The Lady Warriors won a crucial game in senior girls action, toppling the Lady Lions 59-55. The Lady Warriors were outscored in the first and third quarters but outscored the visitors in the second and fourth. At halftime, Legacy’s ladies were up 27-24. The fourth quarter was a nailbiter with the teams staying within a point or two of each other most of the period. With less than two minutes to go the Lady Warriors took the lead with a bucket and a free throw. Dori Bartek was fouled on a layup with less than a minute to go. Her free throws made the game a two possession game and placed it just out of reach for the Lady Lions.

Sophomore Oaklee Lofton scored an impressive 32 points for the Lady Warriors and made it a double-double by grabbing an astounding 17 rebounds! Dori Bartek’s shots were nothing but net with 23 points for the home team and 9 rebounds. Jesse Martz grabbed another 8 boards for the Lady Warriors, while Maddie Lowrey had 6. Lakyn Johnson gave the visiting girls 22 points and AK Horton provided 26.

In junior boys action, the Warriors dominated from the beginning. At the conclusion of the first period the Warriors led 22-6 and went into the locker rooms leading 33-8 at the half. With a final score of 36-14, the Warriors were able to spread play out among the full bench. #22 Jude Gallagher was the high scorer with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Eli Mitchell followed with 8 points, while Everrette Martz had 7. Martz and Wyatt Roden each had four rebounds, Roden providing the team important defense in the paint while on the court.

De Queen Teams Drop a Pair at Savage Classic

The De Queen Leopards and Lady Leopards dropped a pair of contests over the weekend at the Savage Classic in Broken Bow. On Friday night, the De Queen girls dropped a tough one-point 50-49 decision to the Broken Bow girls, while the Savages defeated the Leopards in boys action 75-41. On Saturday, the Lady Leopards lost another close game to Wright City 55-52, while the Lumberjacks defeated the Leopards in the boys contest 63-50.

On Friday, the Lady Leopards had a chance to win it over Broken Bow. But the shot wouldn’t fall, and the Lady Savages escaped with the 50-49 victory. Allison Dockins, our McDonalds Player of the Night, scored 19 points and hauled down five rebounds. Belle Lindsey also poured in 19 points. Molly Rogers led the Lady Savages with 26. Broken Bow dominated the boys contest to pull away for the 75-41 victory, behind a 45-point effort from Kieler Young. Manny Hernandez led the Leopards with 20 points, while D.J. Morris added 10.

On Saturday, the Wright City girls held off the Lady Leopards 55-52. Belle Lindsey, our McDonalds Player of the Night, led De Queen with 23 points, six rebounds, and three blocked shots. Allison Dockins was also in double figures with 12. In the boys contest, the Lumberjacks pulled away for a 63-50 victory. Cooper Young led the Leopards with 16. Sam Graham pitched in 15, and Manny Hernandez added 12.

The Lady Leopards are 3 and 2 on the season, while the Leopards fell to 2 and 3 on the year.

De Queen Takes Four at Caddo Hills Tuesday

The De Queen junior and senior high teams combined to win all four contests Tuesday night at Caddo Hills in action heard live on your #1 Country 92.1

After trailing by seven points at the half, the Leopards rallied for a 58-52 victory over the Indians in senior boys action. Now 2 and 1 on the season, the Leopards were led by Cooper Young, our McDonalds Player of the Night, with 21 points and three steals. Manny Hernandez and Sam Graham were also in double figures with 14 each.

In senior girls action, the Lady Leopards stayed undefeated at 3 and 0 with a hard-fought 54-50 victory. Allison Dockins had a great start start and finished with 16 points. Belle Lindsey chipped in with 14. Dayton Newberry scored nine, and Lorel Morphew added eight.

De Queen also claimed victories in the preliminary junior contests. The Lady Cubs rolled to a 20-point win at 39-19, while the Cubs won the junior boys action 39-34.

Legacy Academy Senior Boys Defeats Mt. Ida 67-48

Mt. Ida, ARK—Lockesburg’s Legacy Academy traveled to Mt. Ida for a night of basketball on Tuesday, 11/29. Legacy’s senior boys secured a big victory, while Mt. Ida swept the other three games held that night. It was a strong road win for the Warriors, who are now 10-1 this season, with their only defeat being to CMA of Hot Springs. The Warriors came out strong doubling the Mt. Ida Lions 20-10 in the first quarter, but only outscored the home team by two points in the second quarter. The Warriors led by twelve at the half. A very physical third quarter saw Legacy outscored in the paint 14-9. A fourth quarter rally saw the visitors outpace the home team 21-9 to deliver a decisive win.

Senior #22 Ethan Gallagher gave the team a season record of 43 points, include 6 three pointers. Gallagher went 13 of 15 from the free-throw line, while also giving the team 8 rebounds, 3 assist, and 2 steals. Layne Schroer grabbed 13 boards for the Warriors and put 10 points on the board to secure a double-double. Schroer and Gallagher each had two blocks. #13, Dean Johnson led the Mt. Ida team with 10 points.

Legacy’s junior boys led the entire first half, but lost their lead in the third period and were never able to recover enough to secure the win. After a hard fought scrabble they came up short 57-49. Eli Mitchell, #11 and Manolo Vazquez, #10 each gave the Warriors 17 points, followed by 5 each from James Bartek and Silas Lofton. Jude Gallagher with 4 and Brayson Talley with 1 finished the scoring for the junior Warriors. #12, Cain McCullough was the high scorer for the junior Mt. Ida squad with 23 points.

Legacy’s girls’ teams both played as well but ended with disappointing results. The Sevier County team lost to the Mt. Ida Lady Lions 53-33. Legacy sophomore, #10, Oaklee Lofton had her first double-double for the night with 12 rebounds and 14 points for the Lady Warriors. Dori Bartek followed with 11 points and 8 rebounds. Bartek also had 3 deflections and 4 steals for the team. #13, Kendall Qualls for the Mt. Ida team scored 17 points.

The junior Lady Lions defeated the junior Lady Warriors decisively 39-4.

All four of Legacy’s teams play again Tuesday, December 6th at home in Lockesburg with games beginning at 4pm against Hot Spring’s Gospel Light.