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 Chew, Reeves, Hunt Defensive Standouts for 1984 Panthers


Knightstown rallied from a 21-14 halftime deficit to defeat Tri High 30-21. Joe Peggs scored three touchdowns and Mark Jones caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Bruce Willard for the Panthers. David Bundy caught three passes from Willard, including a 28-yarder to set up the second touchdown. Mark Chew, Pat Reeves and Eric Hunt were the defensive stars in the second half for Knightstown, which improved to 4-3 on the season.

Knightstown’s 7th grade volleyball team played well in losing a close match to Connersville last week. Julie Estridge led the Lady Panthers in service aces. Lori Johnson, Drema Cordle, Laura Barton and Debby Muir also played outstanding games. Bobbi Clapp and Mindi Hopkins also had service aces. The Panther junior varsity cross country team finished second in the Henry County meet. Robert Jones led the Panthers with a fourth place finish. Ross McMahan finished 9th, Rodney Littleton 11th, Brett Walker 12th and Alan Manche 16th. In the junior high meet, E.J. Knapp was 22nd, Rick Holder 23rd and R.J. Coleman finished 29th.

The varsity cross country team finished third in the county meet. Senior David Dodd finished third overall, while Erikk Knapp was sixth, Scott Van Hoy 11th, Eric Rogers 16th and Kent Armstrong 18th.

The Knightstown 8th grade girls volleyball team played well in the GAA District Tournament over the weekend. Heather Weimer as the Lady Panthers defeated Marion in straight games. Pam Hochstedler, Shawna White and Carrie Florea also served up aces in the game.

T.J. Lightle, Amy Kinnaman and Julie Wilson played well in the tourney as Knightstown lost in the final to Oak Hill.



Knightstown’s varsity football team fell to 2-4 on the season after losing a home game against Jennings County, 35-15. Jennings County ran the ball 64 times, gaining 364 yards on the ground. Kirk Hochstedler hit Brett Posey on a 15-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to mark the final points of the night for the Panthers.

Dennis Bricker rushed for 239 yards to lead Eastern Hancock to a 33-21 victory over Hamilton Southeastern. The win improved the Royals to 5-1 on the season.

Despite an outstanding performance by Joe Sitler, Knightstown’s cross country team lost to Morton Memorial 32-37 last week. Sitler won the meet in 12:57, beating his closest competitor by more than six seconds. Jeff Wright was third and Jeff Firestone fifth for the Panthers.

Morton also won the junior high meet 24-33. Dave McIntosh and Bruce Shelton finished third and fifth respectively.

The Panther tennis team lost to Tri High 3-1 last week when the fifth match could not be finished due to darkness. Al Gatmaitan got the lone win for Knightstown, while Mark Wright and Jeff Roland were beaten in the other two singles matches. Jim Stacey and Eric Harris were narrowly defeated in the only doubles match played.




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