Cody Stephens runs the curve on his way to winning his heat of the 200 meters at Ashdown's Panther Relays..
It was a good week for De Queen athletics. Leopard teams competed in seven contests and won all seven.
St. Patrick's Day was especially bountiful for the Leopards.
In the afternoon both soccer teams won at Lakeside. The Lady Leopards snapped Lakeside's 16 game conference winning streak with a 1-0 victory.
At home De Queen's softball team raised its record to 3-0 with a 10-0 win over visiting Camden Fairview.
St. Patrick's night De Queen won both boys and girls titles at the Junior Southwest Sporting Goods Relays at Nashville.
The senior high track teams topped the week on a drizzly Thursday night by winning both divisions at Ashdown's Panther Relays.
Mar 20, 2015, 09:33
Weather woes continue for spring sports
The leadoff runners come off the starting line in the 3200 meter relay to start the Cub Relays March 10.
The situation remains one step forward and two steps back for the local spring sports teams. A track meet was held, and De Queen finally played a baseball game. However, the return of the relentless rain cancelled numerous events the next day.
The first home meet for De Queen, the Cub Relays, was held on schedule March 10. It was a good start for the host school with De Queen winning the team titles in both boys and girls divisions. The boys finished 50 points ahead of their closest competitor while the girls squeezed out a one point win.
After at least four rainouts, the Leopards opened baseball season in fine style with a 15-5 win at Murfreesboro March 11.
However, the rain returned on March 12 and washed out two of the larger competitions in southwest Arkansas: the Horatio State Bank Classic tournament and Prescott's Curley Wolf Relays. Mar 13, 2015, 09:48
Cubs top Acorn
Mac Carver brings the ball down the floor for the Cubs.
The De Queen junior high teams took both games from visiting Acorn Feb. 5.
In the girls contest De Queen pulled away after halftime for a 55-21 decision.
The boys game was much closer with the Cubs holding on for a 51-46 win.
To read the complete article, please see the Feb. 12 edition of The De Queen Bee. Feb 6, 2015, 10:59
De Queen seniors Estiven Garcia, left, and Scott Maya work on a passing drill as the soccer Leopards prepare for the 2015 season. Coach Stephen Sloan has 90 hopefuls out for the team. The defending class 5A state champions will host Poteau, Okla., in a benefit game at 4 p.m. Feb. 24 then open the season for real at Heavener, Okla., March 2.
Jan 30, 2015, 10:23
Jr. high tourney to start Saturday The annual Winter Tournament for junior high basketball teams is scheduled to get underway Jan. 10 at De Queen. The tournament, which began at Lockesburg, will include Saturday games at the rock gym at the west end of the De Queen High campus as well as at Leopard Arena.
As usual the tournament will feature upper and lower divisions for both boys and girls teams.
The top seed in the upper division girls bracket is Caddo Hills, while Nashville is the top seeded upper division boys team. In the lower division the Kirby girls are the top seed as are the Foreman boys.
The tourney will start with a pair of boys games at 8 a.m. Saturday. De Queen will face Ashdown at Leopard Arena. Foreman will face Umpire at the rock gym.
The first girls games will be Cossatot River and Ashdown at the arena with Kirby and Umpire playing at the rock gym. Both are slated to start at 9:15 a.m.
The De Queen girls will play Hope at 4:45 p.m. in the arena. The Horatio girls will face Dierks at 1 p.m. The Horatio boys will meet Blevins at 3:30 p.m. Both Horatio games will be in the rock gym. Cossatot River's boys will take on Nashville at 10:30 a.m. at the arena.
Semi-final games will be played Jan. 14-15. The finals will take place Jan. 17 with the lower division girls set to play at 4 p.m. Jan 8, 2015, 11:55
Leopards beat Bradley
Daniel Gilbert takes a shot for the Leopards.
The De Queen boys won their second in a row by defeating Bradley in the Ashdown Classic Dec. 27. The Leopards pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Bears 57-44.
After the third quarter ended with the Leopards ahead 34-29, Maurice Moore scored nine points for De Queen in the fourth period.
A basket by Daniel Villeda midway through the period gave the Leopards their first double digit lead at 49-39.
To read the complete article, please see the Jan. 1 edition of The De Queen Bee.
Dec 30, 2014, 10:55
De Queen jr. girls win two at jamboree The De Queen junior girls continued their winning ways with a pair of victories at last week's Mena jamboree.
De Queen first beat Booneville 38-8, then Hot Springs Lakeside 46-18.
Caterra Morphew led scoring with 14 points in the first game and 15 in the second.
Abby Dykes scored 10 points against Booneville. Ronnie Rivas had 10 in the
After a break for the holidays, the De Queen juniors will resume play by hosting Mena Jan. 5.
The annual De Queen junior high tournament is scheduled to begin Jan. 10.
To read the complete article, please see the Dec. 18 edition of The De Queen Bee. Dec 18, 2014, 10:40