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
Basketball holiday lull to end Dec. 27 A lull in local basketball is scheduled to end Saturday, Dec. 27, when the Ashdown Classic gets underway.
The event will mark the first time teams return to the court after a holiday haitus for Christmas.
De Queen's girls are scheduled to face Texas High at 9 a.m. that Saturday. The DHS boys squad will face Bradley in the following game.
The second game for the Lady Leopards will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, against Mineral Springs. De Queen’s boys will meet Prescott in game immediately following.
Also on that day Horatio's girls will play Cossatot River at 1:30 p.m.
To read the complete article, please see the Dec. 18 edition of The De Queen Bee.
Dec 18, 2014, 10:36
De Queen jr. girls win Dierks tournament
The De Queen jr. girls pose with the Dierks tournament trophy.
A big first quarter helped propel De Queen to a win over Ashdown in the girls championship game in the Dierks junior tournament Dec. 6. The final was 48-35.
De Queen scored from everywhere in the opening period which ended at 24-6. Ashley Dykes hit a 3-pointer. Abby Dykes sank a pair of treys and seven of seven at the foul line for 15 points in the quarter.
Ashdown built some momentum in the second period. Cambree McCullough threw in six points including a couple of underhanded tosses as she fell out of bounds. An 11-5 Ashdown output in the second cut the lead to 12 points -- 29-17 -- at the half.
The only anxious moments for De Queen came early in the third quarter when Ashdown's Adaysia Thompson scored the first six points of the second half.
Three straight baskets by Caterra Morphew put De Queen back in control of the game. The lead at the start of the fourth was 41-25.
To read the complete article, please see the Dec. 11 edition of The De Queen Bee. Dec 11, 2014, 10:55
Genoa edges Lady Leopards The third quarter was the key as Genoa Central downed the Lady Leopards 68-63 in the first round of the Kirby Invitational Tournament Dec. 8.
A six point scoring advantage for GC erased a De Queen lead and held up the remainder of the game.
Six Lady Leopards scored in first quarter as De Queen took a 12-11 lead. Each team added 15 points in the second. Eight of De Queen's points came from Paige Morphew. Halftime arrived with the Lady Leopards up 27-26.
To read the complete article, please see the Dec. 11 edition of The De Queen Bee. Dec 11, 2014, 10:53