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 Brian Chapple's Rebound Basket Beat Lincoln at Buzzer in 1984


Wade Steward and Gary Guff each had double-doubles to lead Knightstown’s basketball team to a 60-51 victory over Morristown. Both Steward and Duff had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Saturday night the basketball team upset state-ranked Shenandoah 65-63 in double overtime. Junior Brian Chapple finished with eight points, 14 rebounds and seven blocked shots.

Knightstown’s freshman team got balanced scoring from Scott Knepley, Shawn Adkins, Rodney Littleton, Steve Walker and Randy Miller in a victory over Union County last week.

Brad Hayes, Mike Haltom, Brett Muncy, Bryan Towse, Matt Harmeson and Ronnie Walker all won crucial matches as the Panthers defeated Marion in wrestling last week.

Coach Becky Freeman’s Lady Panthers knocked off New Castle last week 53-47. Jeanna Wright, Lisa Koors, Liz Smith, Denise Dick and Amanda Westerfeld led the Lady Panther charge.

Knightstown’s varsity basketball won its fourth straight game, downing Lincoln 48-46 when Brian Chapple’s rebound basket just beat the final buzzer to end the game. Chapple scored all nine of his points in the final minutes, canning five straight free throws.

The girls varsity ripped Lapel 56-21. Tracy Barton scored 18 points, had four rebounds and three steals.

Mike Biehl scored 21 points to lead Eastern Hancock over Morristown 78-66 last week. Mickey Spegal and Keith Hockett also scored in double figures for the Royals.

The Knightstown seventh grade got balanced scoring from Shawn Brown, Charles Dyer, Jeff Grizzell, Aaron Stephens, Todd Jones, Jeff Haase and Donnie Gross in defeating Maxwell last week.



Bill Miller hit a last-second jump shot to lift Knightstown’s basketball team to a 49-47 victory over Shenandoah last weekend. John Wright led the Panthers with 13 points, while Bill Wasson scored 12. Team members Tom Kidd, Jackie Tague and Greg Whitfield were all on crutches during the game for the Panthers.

The IHSAA ruled that boys will no longer be able to participate on girls athletic teams. Girls will still be allowed to participate on boys teams in non-contact sports such as golf, gymnastics, swimming, track and field, and volleyball if the school does not have a comparable program available for the girls.

The KHS wrestling team defeated Eastern Hancock last week. Winners for the Panthers included Mark Todd, Mark Heim, Jeff Brown, Russell Hooker and Steve Mackey.

The seventh grade basketball team whipped Maxwell and Doe Creek last week. Primary scorers were Mark Lawrence, Chris Taylor, Gus Taylor, Mark Carroll and Mark Fort. Randy Hall led the eighth grade to two wins by scoring 43 points in the two games.

Knightstown’s girls basketball team opened its season with a 63-18 victory over Morton Memorial. Susan Taylor scored 10 points, Allison Queener had seven, and Teresa Galyen scored five. The junior varsity also won its opener over the Tigers 58-0.

Mark Heim was the winner of the Stephen D. Smith Award for football, while Andy Johnson won the defensive player award. Joe Sitler won the Most Valuable Runner trophy for cross country, while Jeff Roland won the MVP award for tennis. Senior letter jackets were presented to Heim, Russell Hooker, Jeff Jackson, Jeff Firestone and Greg Hahn.




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