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 Kinnaman, Vickery Competed for Wrestling Sectional in 1984


Eleven Knightstown wrestlers won in the sectional as the team easily out-distanced the competition to grab the sectional crown. Panthers winning first or second place included Darrell McCracken, Mike Halcomb, Matt Harmeson, Ted Chew, Steve Turpin, Brad Hayes, Ron Smith, George Vickery, Kyle Kinnaman, Andy Moore, Marty Goble, Chad Henderson, Mark Harmeson, Brett Muncy, Darron Dulin, Eric Councellor and Cory Johnson.

Knightstown’s varsity girls basketball team made final preparations for Thursday’s sectional game against Greenfield-Central. Team members include Susan Neal, Jeanna Wright, Liz Smith, April Helms, Lisa Koors, Shelli Chandler, Amanda Westerfeld, Rhonda Barton, Shari Alexander, Jolinda Coon and Kim Beavers. The head coach is Becky Freeman, and she is assisted by Mike Wyatt.

Eastern Hancock’s girls are also eyeing a possible sectional title. They include Darlene Apple, Peggy Johnson, Wendy Kinder, Delynn Ratliff, Lora Engleking, Betsy Giddings, Lisa Rodebeck, Carla Matlock, Cheryl Vail, Tammy Scrogham and Jodi Edwards. They are coached by Dave Pfaff, and his assistant is Diane Myers.

Knightstown’s varsity basketball team got back on track with a pair of wins over Tri High, 66-49, and over highly-touted Lapel in triple overtime. Rob Hall hit a last-second shot in the third overtime to seal the win over the Bulldogs.

Wade Stewart, Jeff Griggs, Greg Hochstedler, Wade Stewart and Mike Wade all had double figure games over the weekend.

Harvey McGuire had a 14-point, 14-rebound game to lead the seventh graders to a 42-22 victory over Hagerstown in their season finale. Kevin White, Scott Lawson, Ty Hunt, Aaron Ratliff and Chris Roberts all played well in the Panther win.



Leading scorer Brent Magee was called for four personal fouls in the first five minutes of the game, taking the area’s top player and his 28 points per game average off of the floor for most of the game against rival Tri High. The end result was a disappointing 47-36 loss for the Panthers.

Magee played in just 14 of the game’s 32 minutes, finishing with 10 points. Galen Thomas scored eight for the Panthers, while Raymond Keesling, Rick Harris and Art Rose scored four apiece.

Knightstown’s junior varsity basketball team lost to the Titans 29-27. Kirk Hochstedler led the way with eight points. Tom Hager and Andy Johnson had five, while Bo Roland and Greg Whitfield had four apiece.

Wes Hooker and Troy Doubman led Knightstown’s eighth grade team to a pair of easy wins over Centerville and Hagerstown. Hooker had 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Doubman scored 11 points, had 10 rebounds, and five steals. Roger Hammer had two points and 10 rebounds, while Steve Bearhope scored five points. Steve Wilkerson and Roger White also scored four points apiece.

Eric Barnes and Doug Abrams scored in double figures to lead the Knightstown ninth grade basketball team to a victory over Rushville last week. Both scored 11 points, while Abrams also had 11 rebounds. Jack Tague, John Peters and Jeff Magee scored five points apiece in the game.

Pete Hubert, Gerald Bricker and Joe Rhodes all scored in double figures as Eastern Hancock clobbered Lincoln 91-46 last Friday night. Then Saturday, 6-3 senior Rich O’Neal scored 17 points to lead the Royals over North Decatur 50-33.

Knightstown’s varsity girls basketball team took one on the chin to top-ranked Rushville last week, falling 84-27. Janet Downey, Joyce Henderson and Tammy Fox scored six points apiece for the Lady Panthers.

The girls will begin sectional play next week. Knightstown drew Blue River in the first game.




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