Eastern Beat Raiders Behind Chris Conley, Larry Dusang
Keith Hockett and Mickey Spegal both rushed for over 100 yards and Eastern Hancock ended years of frustration with a 20-13 win over Shenandoah in the varsity football season opener. Chris Conley and Larry Dusang were cited by Coach Bob Copeland as opening up the running lanes with outstanding blocking. Sophomore quarterback Kyle Barrentine ran for a touchdown and operated the offensive scheme to near perfection.
Bruce Willard passed for 178 yards and three touchdowns as the Knightstown Panthers opened their season with a 29-3 victory over Union County in the first meeting ever between the schools. Bryan Peggs, Mark Jones, Andy Moore and Mark Chew were the defensive stars for the Panthers, who held the Patriots to just 23 yards of total offense for the game.
Peggs also scored two touchdowns and kicked three extra points in the game.
Knightstown coaches Becky Freeman and Debra Ratliff are optimistic this year’s volleyball team can improve upon last year’s 22-8 record. Six seniors head up the roster, including Kelly Clark, Jolinda Coon, April Helms, Diane Henry, Beth Munden and Amanda Westerfeld. Juniors include Rhonda Barton, Denise Dick and Lisa Koors, and sophomore Traci Barton also made the varsity roster. The team will have to replace two star players who graduated off of last year’s team. Shari Alexander and Kim Beavers were both all-conference players.
The Panther cross country team ran its first meet against state-ranked Pendleton Heights. Joe Sitler was the top KHS finisher, while Barry Stacy, Steve Brock, Doug Colip, Jack Tague and Eric Barnes also ran well. Pam Rutherford, a female on the boy’s team, also ran in the meet and beat two male Pendleton runners.
Knightstown’s varsity football team opened the season with a 46-8 pounding of Shenandoah. Art Rose ran for 186 yards on 13 carries, while Andy Johnson, Greg Hahn and Brett Posey also carried the ball. Kirk Hochstedler completed 7 of 13 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns.
Knightstown High School’s tennis team members will include Steve Buckley, Terry Hayes, Jeff Roland, Al Gatmaitan, David Bonne, Chris Sitler, Eric Harris, Jim Stacey and Roger Kilmer.
Eastern Hancock opened its football season by crushing Cambridge City 20-0. Dennis Goff had 16 solo tackles and six more assists to lead the dominating defense. Tim Settles had 13 solo tackles and Ned Broadwater had 7 more for the second-ranked Royals. Larry Spegal and Dennis Bricker both surpassed the 100-yard mark in rushing yards.
Tri High ball carriers rushed for 364 yards in a 33-14 victory over Northeastern to open their football season. Rob Walker, Butch Alder and Mark Eaton ran all over the Knights, while sophomore Greg Stolle had two interceptions.
Raintree Springs Golf Course, located at the intersection of CR 750 South and the Greensboro Pike, held its grand opening on Aug. 24. The first foursome to officially tee off on the new course included Ivan Wyatt, Ernie Moreland, Dan Owens and Kemper Rice. The course is owned by Eddie Ray, and is open to the public. Greens fees are $2 for nine holes and $3.50 for 18 on weekends.
Bob Schaeffer was the winner of the 10th annual Little 50 bicycle race at Sunset Park. His time was 26 minutes and 39 seconds. He was followed closely by Bob Ottinger in second place. The Little 25 was won by Tony Butcher with a time of 14:52.
The Knightstown-Cambridge City-Brookville combination rambled to a 56-14 score over the Union City-Hagerstown-Centerville triangle in a rain-shortened Tri-Eastern Conference football jamboree Saturday. Knightstown opens its first season of football Friday night at Brookville.
Coach Ed Moore had 65 boys from grades 7 through 9 report for their first practice and enthusiasm is running high in this, their first year of football.
Homer Rose’s Gay Spot All-Stars downed the Wood’s Motor Sales softball team to capture the Charlottesville Invitational Softball Tournament. D. Moore, southpaw hurler for the winners, pitched good ball in the 5-1 victory. J.E. Keith, leading hitter for the all-stars, was 2-4 while Art Rose got the only other hit. Brammer singled in the 5th for the Wood’s team, while Jackson got the only other hit for the losers.
Knightstown lost a heart-breaking game 8-7 to Lebanon last week at Sunset Park Knightstown had seven errors and these were keenly felt as they practically handed the game to Lebanon. The locals got three runs in the first inning on hits by Toon, Brown and Howell and a walk by McCormack. Lebanon batters hit pitcher Art Rose hard in the game.
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