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 Todd, Brown Led KHS Track Team in 1977


Knightstown’s veteran track team is expected to do great things this spring, with a variety of great athletes returning from last year’s squad. Headlining the team will be sprinter Cort Swincher and long-distance star Dave McIntosh.

Swincher went to the state in both the 100- and 200-meter runs as a junior, and will also run the 400, the 1600-meter relay, and the long jump. McIntosh returns for the 3200- and 1600-meter runs, while Randy Anderson and Scott Chew will return to throw the discus. Jeff Wilkerson, Marty Goble, Howard Shields and Sam Lines give the team great depth in the shot put.

The Panthers will also have great depth in the long-distance runs. Joining McIntosh will be returning veterans Mark Swincher and Richard Sitler. Mark Carroll will participate in the pole vault, long jump and high jump. The veteran team includes the Swinchers, McIntosh, Shields, Chris Feghali, Scott Lowhorn, Wayne Zech, Tony Sullivan, Jeff Moore, Kevin Westerfeld, Bruce Shelton, Scott Lukens, John Terrell, Chew, Anderson, Goble, Wilkerson and Carroll. The team is coached by Bill Bergmann and Dan Clevenger.

The Lady Panther softball team is expecting big things out of an extremely talented team this year. Members include Amy Gosser, Millie Butts, Kerri Grandison, Teresa Couch, Christi Wright, Traci Tutrow, Gwen Hamblin, Michelle Gosser, Lisa Mercer, Pam Dismore, Missi Morgan, Susan Davidson, Kelly Phelps, Susan Koors, Cara Peggs, Shari Alexander and Amanda Westerfeld. The team is coached by Debra Merchant.



Knightstown’s boys and girls track teams both picked up wins last week against Tri High and Morton Memorial. Annette Turpin was a double winner for the Lady Panthers, winning the long jump and high jump. Mark Todd was a double winner for the boys, winning both the 100- and 200-yard dashes. Jeff Brown, David Lewis and Steve Mackey also won two events for the boys.

Members of the Knightstown girls tennis team this year will be Carol McCord, Allison Queener, Jill Skillman, Julie Carroll, Michelle Voris, Karen Gregory, Bev Wright, Lori Alexander and Kim Phelps.



Members of the KHS boys track team this year will be Ron Patrick, Richard Richey, Dale Johnson, Mike Todd, Al Wilson, David Brown, Roger Carson, Larry Roland, Derek Spears, Randy Jordan, Charles Connolly, Ron Dewitt, Darl Nigh, Duane Spence, Bobby May, Mick Kiser, Tony Butcher, Tim Jackson, Doug Plank, Doug Hooker, Jeff Galyen, Bill Magee, Tom Eddy, Gary Rice, Bob Galyen and Galen Thomas.



The annual Pinewood Derby drew entries from 39 area boys, and Curtis Noblitt won the event for the third consecutive year. Alan Bradford’s car was given the “Eye Appeal Award.”

Knightstown tennis team members this year are Joel Bush, Craig Johnson, Dave Purtee, Eddie Goff, Wayne Allen, David Lansinger, Charles Brown and Marvin Hall.

Alan “Butch” Holden of Charlottesville is a senior veteran of the track team at Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green. He holds three track and field records and is a member of the two-mile medley and distance medley.




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