Sheridan Knocked Royals Out of Regionals in 1984, 1976
Eastern Hancock’s football team lost to top-ranked Sheridan in the regional round of the playoffs last week, 20-8. The Royals had cut the lead to 12-8 when Andy House scored a touchdown and quarterback Kyle Barrentine hit Joe South with a two-point conversion pass in the fourth quarter.
But Sheridan immediately scored on the ensuing kickoff when they returned the ball 94 yards for a touchdown.
Knightstown’s girls’ basketball team will be a veteran unit this year, with ten experienced players returning for Coach Becky Freeman’s squad. They include Dawn Redmond, Liz Smith, April Helms, Denise Dick, Lisa Koors, Jeanna Wright, Amanda Westerfeld, Rhonda Barton, Ellen Hager, Tracy Barton and Valerie Schmidt. The team will have to replace graduated starters Shari Alexander and Kim Beavers.
Eastern Hancock’s basketball team also returns several veteran players from last year’s 12-6 team. Members will include Dee Dee Addison, Tracey Grider, Sheila Griffith, Shelly Martindale, Debbie Austin, Cindy Engleking, Lecia Crim, Tina Spegal, Georgia Ooten, Emma Matthews, Pam Litten, Lora Engleking, Delynn Ratliff, Marcie Powell, Carol Mroz, Tonia Sorrell, Tracy Payne, Lisa Rodebeck, Cheryl Vail, Stephanie Vandenbark, Terri Gregory, Tammy Scrogham and Darlene Apple. The Lady Royals are coached by Dave Pfaff.
Coach Tom Woodward’s Lady Titans of Tri High will have six letter winners returning this season. Team members include Donna York, Lisa Willman, Marge Ellis, Mindy Ward, Tammy Miller, Amy Chew, Amy Magee, Heidi White, Amy Pickering, Angie Williams and Teresa Goodwin. Six of Tri High’s girls are 5’10” or taller.
Rosters of the boys’ varsity and junior varsity basketball teams have been finalized by coaches Duane Queener and Bill Bergmann. The varsity team will consist of seniors Bill Miller, John Wright and Tom Kidd; juniors Richard Wright, Andy Johnson, Kirk Hochstedler, Al Gatmaitan, Bill Wasson, Jeff Roland, Greg Whitfield; and sophomore Art Rose.
The junior varsity team will consist of Barry Stacy, David Stacy, Eric Barnes, John Peters, Jim Lewis, David Lewis, Jack Tague, Troy Doubman, Josh White, Rick Walters, Doug Abrams and Brett Wilfong.
Eastern Hancock’s playoff hopes were dashed by a last-second field goal last week when the team fell to top-ranked Sheridan 31-28. The win enabled Sheridan to advance to the final four. Jay Wisehart, Dennis Bricker and Bob McDaniel scored touchdowns for the Royals in the regional game. A controversial personal foul penalty on Eastern Hancock moved to the ball deep into Royal territory with just seven seconds to play, setting up Sheridan’s 24-yard field goal.
Knightstown’s junior varsity football team ended its season on a positive note when Steve Bearhope scored the winning touchdown and the young Panthers beat Tri High 16-12. Danny Miller scored the first touchdown on a pass from Mark White. Leading defensive players for the Panthers were Dave Lewis, Bill Cox, Bearhope, Steve Wallace and Kent Pitcher.
“Mat Mates” for the school year were elected by the KHS wrestlers last week. They will include Marjorie Carrow, Melinda Melton, Kathy White, Alice Devine, Stephanie Rumple, Tammi Hughes, Teresa Wright, Genea White, Stacy Rumple, Tracy Wyatt, Laurie Meeks, Julie Stroup, Janee Vogel, Cynthia Moore, Tina Lowhorn, Carol McCord, Bev Wright, Terri Schram and Lisa McDonald.
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