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 Kevin Hiner, Baron Magee Were Hitting Stars in 1982


Knightstown’s varsity baseball team won three straight games, including a 25-8 victory over visiting Indianapolis Crispus Attucks. Senior Pat Day picked up the win on the mound, while the Panthers pounded out 17 hits in the game.

Chris Taylor, Rem Perry and David Mattix had three hits apiece, while Mark Lawrence and Mark Bundy had two hits and three runs each. Kevin Hiner and Baron Magee were the hitting kingpins in a pair of victories over BBRC foe Triton Central and county rival New Castle. Bill Garris pitched a five-hitter against the Trojans.

Knightstown’s junior varsity baseball team beat Eastern Hancock 10-0 behind the pitching of Bryan Peggs, who struck out 10 and walked just one. Rodney Jones, John Bety, John Nicholas and Jim Wolski had two hits apiece.

Knightstown’s varsity softball team improved its record to 3-1 on the season with a crucial win over BBRC rival Shenandoah. Susan Koors, Cara Peggs, Christi Wright, Pam Dismore, Kelly Phelps and Lisa Mercer all had multiple hits in the 5-2 victory.

The Lady Panther tennis team defeated Morristown 3-2 last week. Traci Walls picked up a victory at number one singles, while the doubles teams of Kristin Willard and Krista Schram, and Judy Anderson and Cathy Cunningham also won their matches.

The KHS golf team defeated Tri High last week 174-185. Steve Davidson and Scott Reeves tied for team honors by shooting a 43.



The “Cloverette Five” acrobatic team of Julie Carroll, Beverly Wright, Debra Hill, Robin McCorkle and Teresa Wright were selected as the outstanding talent group in the district last Thursday night in competition held at Portand. 4-H Cloverette leader Helen Riley will decide whether the Cloverette Five or the New Castle Greenstreet Girls (winners of the senior division) will represent the district at the Purdue University Roundup.

Knightstown’s golf team defeated Centerville last week when junior Dennis Carter shot a career-low 38. Rob Nelson also shot a 43, while Jim Lewman had a 44, Rob Winters a 47 and Ron Winters a 50.

The Panther varsity track team continues to dominate area action, and has qualified several more athletes for sectional competition. Guaranteed sectional spots are sophomore Derek Spears (mile run), senior Richard Richey (100 and 200), Junior Mike Todd (100 and 200), sophomore Mick Kiser (440), low hurdler Terry Wright, Dave Brown (long jump), Bob Galyen (high jump), Randy Jordan (pole vault) and Denny DeWitt (shot put). Wright, Dale Johnson, Bobby May and Kiser are qualified in the mile relay, while David Brown, Al Wilson, Randy Jordan and Richey are qualified in the 880-relay.

Knightstown’s GAA track squad this year includes Jan Starbuck, Tammie Collier, Donna Malkemus, Trish Johnson, Della Swincher, Tammie Williams, Debbie Pitts, Marilyn Moman, Audrey Wright, Becky Wright, Janet Anderson, Karen Skillman, Denise Jackson, Marianne Stanley, Jenny Beth Ellis, Kathy Genaro, Charla Genaro, Ann Foley, Vicki Pugh and Lisa Richmond. The team is coached by Wanda Smith.

The Knightstown junior high track team won defeated Hagerstown last week. Individual winners were Jeff Bledsoe, Mark Todd, Andy Johnson, Jeff Firestone, Kurt Easton, Bill Miller and Harold Kissick.

Knightstown’s varsity baseball team was swept by New Castle in a double-header, although both games were extremely close. Players with multiple hits in the twinbill were Jay Tweedy, Jon Easton, Brian Hampton, Kevin Roland, Mark Roland, Darl Nigh and Jim Thomas. Pitchers Monte Howell, Hampton and Kent Lansinger combined to walk 24 batters in the two games against New Castle.

Members of the KHS golf team this year include Bud Florea, Jeff Edwards, Bob Miller, Ken Kaufman, John Ottinger, Rob Winters, Ron Winters, Dennis Carter, Rob Nelson and Jim Lewman. The team is coached by Duane Queener.



Brad Poer was winner of the Pinewood Derby held by Cub Scout Pack 68. He was followed by David Williams, Steven Welsh and Bruce Trump. Williams’ car was chosen for the “Most Eye-Popping”. All of those youngsters will now compete in the regional round at New Castle next weekend.




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