De Queen Area Sports

Leopard, Lion clash opens roundball season
De Queen's Daniel Gilbert defends Tanner Vaught of Horatio.

Allie Marshall of Horatio tries to out run De Queen's Sydney Sneed on a fast break.

The local senior high basketball season opened Nov. 18 with De Queen taking both games from county rival Horatio.

The final of the girls game was 67-29. With senior Paige Morphew teamed with four starters from last year’s district champion junior high team, the Lady Leopards were too strong defensively for the Lady Lions.

For De Queen Meagan Martz had 14 points, Morphew 13 and Sydney Sneed 11.
Horatio Ashley Alexander scored 10 for Horatio.

The boys game was closer with the Leopards taking a 55-49 decision after taking a six point first quarter lead.

Josue Moreles scored the first two baskets for the Leopards. Kobi Whitmore also had four points in the first quarter which ended with the Leopards ahead 12-6.

For the Leopards Whitmore put in 14 points, Maurice Moore 11 and Tyron Keels 10.

Horatio Reece Black hit 14 of 17 free throw attempts and scored 19 points. Andrew Martz contributed 11.

Nov 20, 2014, 11:20

Leopards fifth, ninth at state meet
The De Queen boys climb the hill in front of the starting line at the state meet.

The De Queen boys cross country team finished fifth and the girls team ninth in the 5A state meet at Hot Springs Nov. 8.

Three De Queen runners finished in the top 20 of their respective races.

In the boys race Ricardo Martinez was eight with a time of 17:20.1 over the 5K course and Michael Lerma 17th in 17:45.0.

Martha Mosqueda was 20th in the girls race with a time of 22:19.4.
To read the complete article, please see the Nov. 13 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Nov 13, 2014, 14:49

Leopard rally falls short at White Hall
De Queen closed out football season with a 48-33 loss at White Hall in a game that was closer than the final score.

After falling behind 10-0 in the second quarter, the Leopards rallied. Habram Martinez caught a pass from Brady Hanney for a two-point conversion that tied the game at 21-21.

The play came after a four yard run by Cody Stephens topped on De Queen's first possession of the second half.
To read the complete article, please see the Nov. 13 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Nov 13, 2014, 14:46

Leopards snap skid with win over Magnolia
Quarterback Cody Stephens looks for an open receiver as Miguel Martinez blocks out a Magnolia pass rusher.

Halloween turned out to be treats rather than tricks for the De Queen football team this year.

The Leopards scored three second half touchdowns to beat visiting Magnolia 21-20 and snap a 19 game losing streak.

It was the first win at DHS for coach Justin Kramer. It was a long time coming. The last win for De Queen was Oct. 26, 2012, also against Magnolia.

It was also a fitting finish for Senior Night. Senior Martin Rios wrapped up the Magnolia quarterback for an 11 yard loss that left the Panthers with a fourth down and 17 yards to go, 69 yards away from the goal line with a half minute in the game.
The Panthers' options were down to throw long and hope.

With the secondary playing deep, the De Queen rush again broke through the protection. The best Magnolia could do was an an off-balance off-target throw as the passer sprinted to his left with Hugo Martinez nipping at his heels.

All that remained was for the Leopard offense to snap the ball and let time expire.

To read the complete article, please see the Nov. 6 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Nov 6, 2014, 10:44

Cubs beat Hot Springs
Cub running back Brandon Hagood gets a push for Jace Sims as he struggles for yards in the ninth grade game with Hot Springs.

One was a near romp; one was a struggle. De Queen won both eighth and ninth grade junior high games from Hot Springs Oct. 30.

Two unanswered touchdowns in the second half sent the Cub ninth graders to a 28-20 win.

After falling behind 14-0, the visitors led 20-14 midway through the third quarter.
De Queen's Brandon Hagood powered his way into the end zone on a 21 yard run to tie the game at 20-20 with 3:18 left in the third quarter.

Hunter Earney carried around the right side for 28 yards and the go-ahead TD then caught a pass from Tyler Miller for a two point conversion to make it 28-20 with 4:58 to play.

The eighth grade team won 14-0. All the scoring came early.

Mac Carver put the Cubs on the board with an 11 yard run on a quarterback keeper early in the opening period.

With 4:50 left in the half Adrian Mendoza carried over the right side and found a wide gap in the Trojan defense. The 14 yard jaunt raised the Cub lead to 12-0. The same play worked for a two point conversion that put De Queen up 14-0.

To read the complete article, please see the Nov. 6 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Nov 6, 2014, 10:40

Record passing effort not enough
Cody Stephens passes against Lakeside. Stephens set a Leopard record with five touchdown passes in the game.

The best De Queen offensive output in years was not quite enough as the Leopards lost at Lakeside 57-42.

The Leopards had 442 offensive yards, 215 rushing and 227 passing.

After being moved to quarterback by an injury to Brady Hanney, Cody Stephens gave a school record performance. Stephens threw five touchdown passes plus another for a two point conversion. The junior completed 12 of 21 attempts for 227 yards in addition to running for 147 yards and one TD on 18 carries.

To read the complete article, please see the Oct. 30 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Oct 30, 2014, 09:21

CC Leopards win conference
The De Queen boys easily won the 5A South cross country meet Oct. 21 on the OBU course in Arkadelphia, but in a quirky case of scoring the Lady Leopards finished second.

De Queen dominated the boys competition. The Leopards were not perfect, but close. They scored 18 points with 15 being as low as possible. Second place Magnolia had 37.

In the girls division Lakeside had 28 points to De Queen's 31 with Magnolia way back with 79. De Queen had nine runners ahead of Lakeside's fourth place and 13 ahead of Lakeside's fifth runner, but only the first seven from a team affect the scoring.

To read the complete article, please see the Oct. 30 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Oct 30, 2014, 09:19