Colby Cowley is double teamed by Aaron Figureroa, left, and Colton Rogers during De Queen's scrimmage that concluded spring football practice. For more on the Leopardsí efforts in the spring, please see the June 1 edition of The De Queen Bee.
May 31, 2017, 14:05
Signs of the time
Jessica Williams, Lexy Taylor and Reisa Bakenhus (from left) celebrate after De Queen won the class 5A state softball tournament. For more on the championship game, please see the May 25 edition of The De Queen Bee.
May 24, 2017, 14:01
Track fund raiser planned A fund raiser lunch for the state champion De Queen boys track team will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 26, at the De Queen baseball stadium.
The meal will include chicken, roll, two side dishes and a drink. The price is $6 per meal.
For deliveries, call or text 501-514-2339.
May 24, 2017, 13:59
De Queen athletes physicals set The De Queen School District will offer free physicals for any male or female athlete entering grades 7-12 of the 2017-2018 school year.
The date for all male athletes has been set for 5 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the De Queen basketball arena. The date for female athletes will be announced later.
The school is asking families who have insurance that covers physicals to use that option to cut down on the congestion and expedite this process.
Parents who have any questions regarding physicals should call 584-4312.
May 24, 2017, 13:56
Summer soccer to begin The revamped De Queen Soccer Association will begin its summer league play with a slate of games this weekend.
The league has expanded to 20 teams in three age groups. Group A is for players aged 15 and under; Group B, 12 and under; and Group C, 10 and under.
The initial game of the season will be a Group A match between Mexico and De Queen at 6 p.m. May 19 at Herman Dierks Park.
On Saturday, May 20, Group B's Real Madrid will face Barcelona at 9 a.m. at Herman Dierks Park. Following at noon Argentina will meet Texarkana in another Group B match.
At 4:30 Paris and Pumas from Group B will battle at Gillham.
At 6 p.m. Paris will face Chivas in a Group C contest also at Gillham.
Group A Barcelona will play Hope at 6 p.m. on the De Queen field.
Sunday afternoon Group C Milan and the Leopards are set to play at 5 p.m. in De Queen. Chelsea and Nashville from Group A will meet at 6 p.m. at De Queen.
On Monday, May 22, Super Poderosas will play the Leopards in a Group A contest at 6 p.m. at De Queen.
May 19, 2017, 11:05
On the way to state final
De Queen shortstop Reisa Bakenhus prepares to throw out a batter after scooping up a ground ball in the 5A state tournament win over Paragould. The Lady Leopards reached the finals by beating Vilonia 12-7 in the semis. De Queen will play Valley View for the 5A state title at 3 p.m. Friday, May 19, at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. For more on Leopard sports, please see the May 18 edition of The De Queen Bee.
May 17, 2017, 12:04
Two De Queen teams reach state finals Two De Queen athletic teams will play in Arkansas class 5A championship games this week.
The softball squad will face Valley View for the state crown at 3 p.m. Friday, May 19.
The boys soccer team will meet conference foe Hot Springs for the third time of the year, this time with the state title on the line, at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
All championship games for Spring sports will be played at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. May 17, 2017, 12:02