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 Jody Palmer, Traci Walls Starred for 1982 Girls


Coach Mike Wyatt’s varsity baseball team improved its record to 5-1 on the season by beating Northeastern and sweeping a twinbill from Rushville. Bill Garris picked up two wins on the mound, while John Collins was the winning pitcher in the third game. David Mattix had two game-winning hits on the week, while Chris Taylor, Mark Lawrence and Baron Magee each had six hits in the three games.

Knightstown’s varsity golf team easily defeated Centerville last week. Rob Hall was low medalist, while the Panthers got great outings from Steve Davidson and Brad Ratcliff.

Cara Peggs went 4-for-4 and scored two runs, leading Knightstown’s girls softball team to a 7-3 victory over Indianapolis Brebeuf. Christi Wright also had two hits, while Shari Alexander, Kerri Grandison and Gwen Hamblin also hit safely.

Myra Bolinger, Jody Palmer, Traci Walls and Debbie Hulse won singles matches to lead the Knightstown girls tennis team to an easy victory over Connersville.

Mark Carroll qualified for the sectional in the long jump, but Knightstown’s track team didn’t win another event in losing the Greenfield-Central last week.



A talented Knightstown High School baseball team will take the field to begin play on a 20-game spring schedule. Members include Kevin Roland, Joe White, Brent Vogel, Butch Gregory, Ricky Harris, J.B. Vogel, Bruce Wyatt, Jay Tweedy, Brent Magee, Russel Cleek, Jon Easton, Brian Hampton, Monte Howell, Jim Thomas, Kevin Stonerock, Mark Roland, Kent Lansinger, Randy Youse, Richard Richey, Randy Jordan, Dale Johnson and Randy Posey.

Several Knightstown track stars have already qualified for the May 17 sectional, including senior high jumper Bob Galyen. Galyen established a Knightstown High School record with a leap of 6’6 ¼”, easily one of the top jumps in the state this season.

Also qualifying for the sectional less than half way through the season are Mike Todd in the 100- and 200-yard dashes; David Brown in the long jump; freshman Dale Johnson in the 880-yard run; Randy Plank in the discus; and the 880-relay team of Todd, Al Wilson, Randy Jordan and Richard Richey.

Eastern Hancock’s Kenny Smith, Jim Engleking, Hubert Nolen and Denny Wales broke a school record that had stood since 1965 in the 880-yard relay. Their time was 1:37.

Knightstown’s girls track team is also dominating competition, sweeping another three-way meet. Denise Jackson won all three of her events, while Vicki Pugh remained undefeated in the shot put and softball throw this season.

Coach Duane Queener’s KHS varsity golf team won its season opener over Triton Central when every Panther golfer shot a lower score than the low man for the Tigers. Rob Nelson was low medalist, followed by Jim Lewman, Dennis Carter, Rob Winters and John Ottinger.



For the third consecutive week, Knightstown sophomore Ron Dick broke the high school’s two-mile run record, which had been owned by his brother Don.

New junior high track records were established as well. Joe McIntosh set the new junior high track standard in two events, breaking records in the pole vault and the 880-yard run. Paul mills also set a new record in the high jump.

Tom Mills, Richard Cassidy and Jim McCall each won two events and Knightstown took 11 first place ribbons in smashing Eastern Hancock’s track team last weekend. Other winners were John Masters, Steve Bundy, Ken Schweizer, Gene Bundy and Joe Tompkins.




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