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 Magee, Fannin Honored 25 Years Ago


Knightstown’s varsity basketball team lost in the semifinal round of the New Castle sectional to Richmond, 51-36, ending their season with a 17-5 record.

Mark Lawrence scored 18 points and Mark Carroll had 11, but they were the only Panthers in double figures against the Red Devils.  Lawrence completed his high school career with 1,498 points. He, Carroll, Gus and Chris Taylor, Marc Armstrong, Jeff Lane and Jeff White played their last game in a Panther uniform.

Lawrence and Baron Magee were named to the All-Big Blue River Conference team, as were Roy Andrews, Rob Florea and Brian Jones.

Eastern Hancock lost to Greenfield-Central 54-47, ending their season. Jones scored 16 points for the Royals, while Florea held Cougar standout Kevin Bell to just 7-of-19 shooting.

Former Knightstown three-sport athlete Art Rose returned to the basketball court for Catawba College this season, but played sparingly. After a freshman season in which he was the NAIA tournament MVP, Rose was in an automobile accident. After sitting out last season, he returned this year, playing with pins in his back. He is scheduled to have those removed in May.

Former Knightstown seventh grade basketball coach Wayne Allen is having a great deal of success as a varsity coach at Northwestern High School. His team has won consecutive sectionals at Kokomo, and he has compiled a 73-17 record in four years at the school.

A winner-take-all grudge match basketball game will take place this weekend between an undefeated KHS intramural basketball team and the high school faculty, which is also unbeaten in games against other faculty teams.

Brian Hampton was presented with the Carroll Award for being Knightstown’s most outstanding basketball players. Terry Wright was given the award for Most Valuable Wrestler. Junior varsity award winners were J.B. Vogle, Brent Magee and Buddy Fannin.



The KHS IM team consists of Mark Miller, Monte Howell, Ken Leavelle, Doug Hooker, Terry Wright, Terry Jackson, Kent Lansinger, Mark Roland, Darrell Roland, Dan Meeker and Steve Hickey. The faculty team includes Wayne Allen and Dan Clevenger, who scored 38 and 35 points respectively against Greenfield-Central’s faculty. They are joined by Jim Cain, Don Willard, Bill Bergmann, Fred Donnell, Stan Boler, Tom Crawford, Larry Barnes, Denny McMahan, Bob Gates, Bob Weimer and Mark Holzhausen.

Davis Grizzell finished the season with a 13.6 scoring average, leading the Carthage Junior High basketball team to a 10-4 record.

Greg Whitfield and Dale Munden both averaged more than four points per contest, while Jack Grizzell averaged seven points and six assists for Coach Bud King’s team.

Pat Riggs led Knightstown’s eight grade basketball team with a scoring average of 9.6 per game, while Kurt Easton and Phil Martin both averaged seven points per game. Bill Miller, Jeff Bledsoe, Bud Harwood and John Wright all scored around four points per game for Coach Wayne Allen’s team.



Knightstown seniors Mike McDonald, Pat Chase, Dave Stearns, Norm Cox, Charlie Allen, Don Hopkins and Mark Ulrey played their last games in a Panther uniform at the New Castle sectional. The Trojans knocked out the Panthers in the finals, 84-62. The Panthers had easily beaten Straughn and Mooreland before facing New Castle.




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