De Queen Area Sports

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
Lakeside game.

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

Leopards begin off-season
Head Coach Justin Kramer watches Kevin Barrera run the L drill as part of the Leopards' pre-off season testing.

The off season training program for De Queen football officially started Monday when school resumed after the Thanksgiving break. Head coach Justin Kramer began his second December at De Queen with renewed optimitism.

"The last three games the kids started believing in themselves," Kramer said of the recently concluded season. "They played with so much more confidence the last few weeks than in the first few. We're going to try to build off that."

The coach maintains a chart of each player's performance during the off-season. To establish base levels, players were tested before the Thanksgiving break. In the weight room the Leopards were charted on bench press, squats, power clean and endurance bench press (as many reps as possible with a given weight). On the field the tests included: 40 yard dash, pro-agility, L-drill, vertical and standing broad jump.

"We will train four days a week. We'll lift all four days and do some form of linear and lateral speed training," Kramer said.

To read the complete article, please see the Dec. 4 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Dec 4, 2014, 11:25

Initial UACCC soccer season a success
There were a number of unexpected obstacles in the way, but UA Cossatot Community College did launch its soccer club's initial season.

"I felt like we had a good year," said Erika Buenrrostro, UACCC recruiter, advisor and soccer sponsor. "Overall, out of eight teams we're third place." The final standings of the Louisiana Conference of the Texas Collegiate Soccer League had UL - Lafayette with 15 points, LSU with nine points and CCC with six.

"It was hard for the guys because they were used to winning," Buenrrostro said. "We see this as a challenge.

"We learned we should not be scared of names," she said. "For our first year, to end up in third place was great. Now we're going to set higher expectations."

The soccer club succeeded in accomplishing one of its major goals. "It has brought attention to this institution," Buenrrostro said. "I've had students from Texarkana, Hope and Cossatot River asking about soccer next year."

To read the complete article, please see the Dec. 4 edition of The De Queen Bee.

Dec 4, 2014, 11:23

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