Aaron McCorkle Ran Marathon in 1982
Aaron McCorkle, an eighth grader at Knightstown High School, recently completed a marathon run at Cincinnati, Ohio. Approximately 6,000 runners participated in the 15,000-meter race. Several Olympic hopefuls participated in the race, and Aaron placed well in his age group. He holds the cross country record at the junior high level for Knightstown. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave McCorkle. His nine-year-old sister, Robin, participated in the mini-marathon, and finished 12th out of 250 runners.
Knightstown Coach Mike Wyatt is optimist about this year’s baseball team. He has 12 players returning who saw action on last year’s sectional champion team, including all-conference players Mark Lawrence, Chris Taylor and Baron Magee. Brian Jones and Rem Perry are also returning starters. Other key returners include Mark Bundy, John Collins and Kevin Hiner, two-year letterman David Mattix, Bill Garris, Pat Day, Kurt Willis, Todd Wells, Ron Hammer, Mike White and Chris Waits.
The Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department basketball team won first place in the Henry County Firefighter’s Association basketball tournament held March 27 at Shenandoah High School. KVFD team members included Gary Adams, Mark Smoot, Bob Schaeffer, Eric Winters, Rusty Johnson, Jack Kopp, Steve Lowring, Myron Matlock, Steve Nelson, Allen Van Duyn and David Steinwachs.
Knightstown’s varsity baseball team prepares to take the field for what should be a promising season. Members include Monty Van Horn, Tom Jordan, Roger Hammer, Mark White, Gary Kiser, Jim South, John Peters, Denny Flowers, Eric Cleek, Greg Whitfield, Jack Tague, Brett Wilfong, Wes Hooker, Richard Wright, Scott Ward, Dennis Greenwalt, Bryan Haase, Bill Wasson, Bill Miller, Bo Roland and Eric Barnes. The team is coached by Mike Wyatt and assisted by Steve Auten.
The boys varsity track team includes David Stacy, Dan Lukens, Steve Brock, Steve Mackey, Jerry Cordle, Josh White, Tim Wright, Mark Todd, Dave Lewis, Rick Walters, Jeff Wright, Brett Posey, David Kidd, Casey Carrow, Rod Williams, Jeff Robinson, Jeff Firestone, Mark Wright, Jim Lewis, Joe Sitler, Mark Heim, Andy Johnson, Gary Emerson and Marty Johnson. They are coached by Bill Bergmann and Dan Clevenger.
The KHS girls track team includes Jan Pitts, Trena Lowhorn, Debbie Heim, Joanne Mohler, Angel Voris, Jody Wasson, Stacy Rumple, Judy Mohler, Teresa Wright, Martha Sitler, Teresa Phelps, Janet Jackson, Diane Munden, Charity Shields, Rhonda Elliott, Patti Parker, Laurie Meeks, Debra Hill, Debbie Hall, Anita Schmidt, Pam Rutherford, Cindy Sechrest, Marcia Harry, Terry Keesling, Tracy Cooper, Kim Miller, Susan Taylor, Robin McCorkle, Melinda Melton, Molly Myers, Tonya Haase, Annette Turpin, Nancy Eddy and Beth Mills. The team is coached by Wanda Smith.
Charlie Morris of Knightstown took a fishing trip to Lake Okeechobee in Florida, and came back with a whale of a fishing story. Only, this story had some truth to it. Charlie brought back photos of a seven pound, five-ounce bass he caught while fishing the huge lake.
Knightstown’s Arlie Brammer didn’t catch one that big, but did bring in a photo of a stringer full of catfish he caught at a private, non-disclosed location. The stringer had more than 20 catfish on it, heading for Arlie’s freezer.
Knightstown’s track team defeated Morristown in their first meet. Coach Larry Parks saw his team win 10 of the 14 events. Junior Jim McCall won three blue ribbons, while freshman Tim Gann, Richard Cassidy and John Masters won two blue ribbons apiece.
Eastern Hancock lost their first track meet of the season to Morristown. Jerry Hurt won the broad jump and 220-yard dash, while Jeff Lantz won the 440, Ron Patton took the 880, and Jay Wilfong won the high jump for the Royals.
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