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 Legion Team Won District Tourney in 1982


Knightstown American Legion Post 152 softball team won the 10th District Tournament held at Cambridge City. The team beat Connersville, Rushville, Cambridge City and Richmond to take first place honors, winning the final game by a score of 16-5.

Members of the Knightstown Legion team are Gene Huston, Dave Carmack, Joe Williams, Gary Roberts, Larry Robertson, Gene Miller, Don Bouslog, Sam Rector, Charlie Ratliff, Brian Bollinger, Billy Cowan, Jerry Glisson, Jerry Grilliott, Danny Key and Neil Hinton. The team will play in the state tournament, which begins July 31 at Seymour.

In the PeeWee Division of the Wanda Smith Memorial Softball League, the Red team defeated the Gold 14-12. Shawn Solomon and Stephanie Akers led the Reds with two hits apiece, while Angela Webber was the winning pitcher.

Christy Van Duyn and Vicky Wilson led the Gold team in hitting, while Wilson was the losing pitcher. Tina Snedigar and Stephanie Jones led the L&W Market team to a victory over Hilltop Florist. Suzanne Ottinger and Amber Walker led the Hilltop team with two hits each.

Kelly Chapple and Deena Fitch led the Leopards over the Jaguars 21-3. Terry Lee, Camille Sharp and Becky Patrick each had a single for the Jaguars, while Debbie Moore was the losing pitcher.

Village Heating and Cooling defeated the Lions 17-1. Jana Tutrow and Stephanie Lindsay both had three hits, while Dana Davis was the winning pitcher, walking six and striking out four.

Amy Merchant and Stephanie Lindsay led the Bobcats to a victory over the Jaguars, 21-16. Brandy Patrick and Terri Lee were hitting stars for the Jaguars, while Debbie Moore was the losing pitcher.

The Hornets defeated the Chargers 12-3 in girls softball action. Diane Zinkan and Cara Peggs both had two hits, and Carrie Wyatt picked up the win on the mound. The Chargers scored two runs on three hits. Rhonda Barton, Lisa Koors and Laura Howard all had a hit, while Lori Griffin took the loss on the mound.

In Major League action at the Little League diamond, Steve Weidner hit two home runs, Kent Steward and Darryl Leisure added one more round-tripped apiece, and the Cubs defeated the Giants 12-0. Doug Hardeman, Jimmy Gorman and Brian Matney all hit home runs to lead the Angels over the Phils 11-6.

The Expos over-powered the Rangers 13-5 behind the pitching of Carey Ellis. A home run was hit by Tony Schaeffer in the second inning. The Expos then improved their record to 5-0 on the season by defeating the Giants 14-3. Ty Bridges and Ellis both hit home runs in that game.

Wayne Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Welby Allen of Knightstown, has been named head basketball coach at Muncie North High School. Allen is a 1968 graduate of Knightstown High School, attended college at Odesea, Texas, and graduated from Tarleton State University. He earned his Masters Degree from Ball State University in 1977.



The Lion’s Club summer baseball league in Knightstown is winding down, with two teams still undefeated. Flory’s of Knightstown and the Eagle’s Lodge of Indianapolis are unbeaten and headed for a showdown this weekend. Members of the Flory’s team include the Allen brothers, Wayne, Joe and Charlie, as well as Bob Sorrell, Rick Millis and Charles Byrket.




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