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 Hornets Captured Girls’ Major Softball Championship in 1982


For the third time in four years, the Hornets won the girls major league tournament at the Optimist Club diamonds in Sunset Park. The Hornets completed a four-year run in which they won 74 games and lost just seven. Team members include Cara Peggs, Diane Zinkan, Carrie Wyatt, Christy Wright, Suzanne Foster, Michelle Gosser, Dana Davis (bat girl), Gene VanOsdol, Missy Morgan, Tanya Hughes, Debbie Cox, Tracy Tutrow, Julie Peggs and Jennifer Foster. The girls are coached by Caley Wyatt.



Knightstown’s varsity and JV cheerleaders recently returned from camp at Ball State University, and achieved three superior ratings. Camp participants included Pam Rutherford, Nancy Eddy, Robin McCorkle, Lori Coffman, Penny Burgess, Joanne Mohler, Kelly Grandison, Judy Mohler, Marcie Shetterley and Julie Carroll.

The Sox little league team this past year included Tim Estridge, Jeff Estridge, Eric Hunt, Ty Hunt, Kenny Sullivan, Chris Hunt, Tony Sullivan, Scott Neal, Don Gross, Scott Lukens, Bill Brock, Rodney Neal, Pat Spears, Billy Sneed and coaches Steve Sullivan and Don Neal.

Knightstown’s little league all-star team defeated New Castle in the first round of the invitational tournament. The team is coached by Jim Perry. Members include Scott Reeves, Brian Williams, Robbie Hall, Jeff Wilkerson, Jamie Butler, Marc Bundy, Remmy Perry, Brian Jones, Darin Hopping, Chris Waits, Tony Moore, Steve Richardson, Darrin Mattix, Von Wasson and Billy Garris.



Karen Noblitt and Lisa Morris captured the women’s doubles competition of the First National Bank tennis tournament last week. Janet Downey won the women’s singles division for under 17, while Mary Kalters won the women’s singles and Stacy Kalter won the men’s singles crown. Dean Oakes and John Albright won the doubles title in the under 17 age bracket.



Flory’s defeated Patton’s IGA 9-7 Monday night to capture the championship of the double elimination softball tournament held at Sunset Park over the weekend. Patton’s had advanced to the finals after defeating Grandison’s 23-11. Flory’s went through the entire tourney without suffering a loss. Phil Harrold started the ball rolling for the winners by slamming a home run in the first inning, driving in Warren Nigh, who doubled twice in the game.



Carthage High School’s basketball and baseball coach, Richard Trubey, resigned last week to accept a position with an insurance company. He was advanced to head coach last year and just completed a successful season as recreational director this summer, coaching the little league team to an unbeaten season.

Ogle Buick little league team from Indianapolis defeated the Knightstown All-Stars 9-3 in a tournament at Sunset Park last weekend. Ogle Buick smacked 10 hits in the game against Knightstown pitchers Chris Brown and Randy Jordan. Knightstown also had just two hits in the game, getting singles by Mark Posey and Mike Roland.

In a playoff in the little league baseball program, the Braves defeated the Sox to win the championship. The Braves scored four runs in the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie. Mark Posey was the winning pitcher, and Mike Roland took the loss.



National Body Company softball team from Knightstown, who were sectional champions this year, forfeited away their opportunity to win the district title after fisticuffs broke out between players.

An umpire barred a Knightstown player from the game after an argument broke out between the Richmond manager and the Knightstown player. Tempers flared, and the Knightstown players refused to continue with the game after their teammate was banished by the umpire.




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