De Queen defensive co-ordinator Jarrod Fannin applies new lines to the Leopard practice field..
A week before the opening of preseason football practice De Queen head coach Justin Kramer was upbeat but busy.
There is always work to be done as the first day of practice approaches. He said he had about 17 things on his to-do list, and had completed three that day.
The day began with the Leopard coaches lining the practice field. Kramer explained the field will be divided into a green zone and red zone. The green zone, running north and south on the west end of the practice field, will be regulation width and 50 yards long. The red zone, going east and west on the east end, will have the red zone 20 yards to the goal and the end zone.
Both the senior and junior high teams practice at the same time with one working on offense while the other works on defense. Previously one squad was on the practice field while the other was down the hill on the stadium floor.
Splitting the practice area is designed to allow senior and junior squads to practice side by side. One reason is to stay off the playing field as long as possible to allow the new turf to take root.
There should be other advantages as well.
To read the complete article, please see the July 30 edition of The De Queen Bee. Jul 28, 2015, 17:05
Leopard linksters start practice
Haylee Rich chips out of the sand while Michelle Hickson offers encouragement during De Queen's first golf practice of the season.
One of the signs that the school year is approaching is the opening of high school golf practice. The De Queen linksters began preparation for the 2015 season with a training session July 20 at De Queen Country Club.
Coach Tracy Nealy worked with four boys and four girls on the surprising mild under cloudy skies second day of practice. He expects at least one more for each squad when summer activities such as church camp are over.
To read the complete article, please see the July 23 edition of The De Queen Bee. Jul 21, 2015, 16:50
De Queen Dolphins host meet
CJ Chandler swims the butterfly at the annual De Queen Dolphin swim meet. For complete results of the meet please see the July 23 edition of The De Queen Bee.
Jul 21, 2015, 16:46
Spigner wins coaching award Lance Spigner of Horatio was selected as one of eight ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year.
Spigner was the High School Div. III - ABCA/Diamond Regional Coach of the Year for Region 6.
The ABCA, founded in 1945, is the primary professional organization for baseball coaches at the amateur level. Its over 6,600 members represent all 50 states and 23 countries. To read the complete article, please see the July 16 edition of The De Queen Bee.
Jul 14, 2015, 16:39
Upgrades to DHS fields approved De Queen’s baseball and softball fields will have a different look for next season after the school board gave approval to improvement projects at its July meeting.
The chain link backstops at both fields will be removed. De Queen Athletic Director Bob Sikes explained the backstops will be rebuilt with walls at ground level and nets above “from dugout to dugout.”
To read the complete article, please see the July 16 edition of The De Queen Bee.
Jul 14, 2015, 16:36
Leopards have good start in 7-on-7 De Queen got off to a good start in the summer’s 7-on-7 competition.
The Leopards went 4-0 in the passing game at Mineral Springs July 7.
They downed the host Hornets in the first round, Genoa Central in the second and Foreman in the third. They closed with a win over Ashdown.
To read the complete article, please see the July 9 edition of The De Queen Bee. Jul 7, 2015, 16:45
Leopards excel in All-Star soccer games
Christian Maldonado, Loida Carranza and Estiven Garcia represented De Queen in the state all-star soccer game. Garcia was the boys game MVP. To read the complete article, please see the July 9 edition of The De Queen Bee.