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 Jesse Carlin, Doug Peacock Starred for 1974 Royals' Wrestling


With team captain Jodi Edwards sidelined with an illness, Cheryl Vail scored 18 points to lead Coach Dave Pfaff’s Eastern Hancock girls basketball team to a 41-36 upset over Knightstown.

Sherri Lee, Tracy Barton, Lura Howard and Dawn Florea led Knightstown’s junior varsity team to wins over Eastern Hancock and Morristown last week.

Matt Harmeson, Darrell McCracken, Ted Chew, Ronnie Smith and Brad Hayes all won by pin to lead the Panthers to the championship of the Tri High Invitational wrestling meet last week.

Knightstown’s 8th grade girls basketball team lost to Shenandoah last week, despite great games from Dawn Redmon, Molly Womack, Diana Foster and Tammy Melton.

April Helms hit five of six free throws in overtime, leading Knightstown past Morristown and keeping the conference hopes of the Lady Panthers alive. Shari Alexander led Knightstown with 18 points. Rhonda Barton, Kim Beavers and Helms all scored in double figures.

Donnie Jackson, Wade Steward and Rob Hall all three hit for double figures in the Panthers’ 67-43 victory over Centerville last week. Greg Hochstedler also had eight points and 10 rebounds.

Todd Cordle, Kent Armstrong and Greg Howard led the Panther freshmen to a pair of victories over Centerville and New Palestine. Alan Manche, Joe Magee and Mark Moss also scored in double figures.



Harold Mohler, Joe Beavers and Bob Lines captured the top spot in their respective weight classes, leading the Knightstown grapplers to a second place finish at the Brownsburg Invitational wrestling tourney. Jesse Carlin and Doug Peacock finished second in their weight classes as Eastern Hancock placed fifth at the Connersville Invitational.

Knightstown took a big step toward a BBRC title with a 79-56 thrashing of New Palestine. Galen Thomas and Brent Magee, both sophomores, combined for 33 points, while senior Jay Tweedy scored 14 points and passed out 11 assists.

Wilbur Taylor and Larry Kuhlman each tallied 17 points and Ron Pritchett added 14, but Morton Memorial fell to unbeaten Hauser 82-72.



Coach Bud King led the Carthage Raiders to the Rush County Tournament Championship, easily defeating all comers. Carthage continued to dominate their Rush County counterparts with convincing wins in every game, capturing their sixth title.

The Raiders were led by John Rucker and Warren Nigh, who each scored 14 points. Kim LaFuse, Dave Hunt and Rex Kline each scored nine points, while Hunt also pulled down 15 rebounds.

Carthage got to the final by blasting New Salem in the preliminary round. Mike Matlock and Rucker both scored in double figures in that game.

Knightstown’s varsity basketball team lost its 13th consecutive game last week, falling at Centerville 67-58. The Bulldog’s Bob Byrd scored 32 points. Tom Mills, David Purtee and Gene Bundy scored double figures for Knightstown.

Eastern Hancock lost to New Palestine in the Hancock County Tourney.  Ron Howard had 22 points, Jerry Hurt and Ron Patton scored 14 each for the Royals.



Without the services of leading scorer and rebounder Hugh Grandison, Mays was out-gunned in the Rushville tournament by New Salem, 71-44.

The Straughn Indians exploded for a 23-point second quarter en route to a 60-43 upset over previously unbeaten Lewisville in the championship game of the Henry County basketball tournament. Lewisville’s Marion Pierce led all scorers with 33 of his team’s 43 points, but missed all of the second and third quarters because of foul trouble.

Charlottesville defeated McCordsville and Wilkinson fell to New Palestine in the Hancock County Tournament. Ron Smith scored 14 points and Carl Smith 10 for Charlottesville, while Cottrell led Wilkinson with 17 points.




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