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 Alexander, Barton Led Girls to Upset Win over Cougars in 1982


Knightstown’s varsity wrestling team lost two matches to fall to 1-4 on the season. Brad Hayes picked up two wins, wrestling at 126 pounds in one match and then moving up to 132 pounds in the next. Dan Leece, Steve Turpin, Chad Henderson and Pat Williams also won matches.

Knightstown’s varsity basketball team received a boost from a freshman in picking up their first win of the season. Mike Wade scored 10 points and had seven assists, while Baron Magee scored 12 points in a 37-28 win over Cambridge City Lincoln. Center Jeff Lewis scored just four points, but blocked nine shots in the game. Larry Edwards and Jeff Griggs each scored four points.

The Panthers lost to Morristown 60-55, falling to 1-4 on the season. Magee again led all Panther scorers with 20 points, while Wade had 14 and seven assists. Ron Hammer and Brian Jones each scored eight points.

Knightstown’s freshman basketball team suffered an overtime loss to Mt. Vernon last week, 31-28. Wade Stewart scored 10 points, Brian Chapple had nine points and 11 rebounds, while Bruce Willard and Chris Hunt scored four apiece.

The Lady Panther varsity basketball team defeated state-ranked Greenfield-Central Monday night 46-43. Shari Alexander hit two free throws with two seconds to play to preserve the Knightstown victory. Alexander led all scorers with 14 points. Rhonda Barton had nine, Kim Beavers scored seven and Diane Zinkan had six. The Knightstown girls hit 16-of-18 free throws in the contest.

The Lady Panthers also whipped Tri High 57-18, improving their record to 6-1. Zinkan led all scorers with 19 points. Kelly Phelps scored 13. Knightstown led 32-2 at halftime.



Knightstown’s varsity basketball team defeated Morristown 66-60 behind the 22-point, six-assist effort of junior Art Rose. Kirk Hochstedler had 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Al Gatmaitan and Andy Johnson each scored eight points.

Members of the Knightstown freshman basketball team include Paul Wallace, Tony True, Brian Ratliff, Eddie Ray, Randy Egan, Mike Neal, Jay Henry, Ray Sharp, Eddie Fairchild, Jeff Van Hoy, John Richmond, Steve Edwards, Chuck Helms, Brian Grandison, Scott Wells, Kent Sullivan, Scott Lewis, Jeff Kaser, Scott Turpin, Jeff Hager, Grant Wilfong and David Walls. Both the freshman A and B teams are coached by Dan Clevenger.

Former KHS basketball star Brent Magee scored 11 points to help Carson-Newman post a 91-82 win over Union college. Magee is a sophomore and graduated from KHS in 1976. As a senior he led the Panthers by averaging more than 25 points per game.

Knightstown’s eighth grade basketball team defeated Maxwell Middle School 40-20 last week. Mark Carroll paced a balanced attack with nine points. Mark Lawrence scored eight, Gus Taylor had seven, Mark Fort six, Chris Taylor five, Luther Bradford three and Russ Hammer two.

The eighth graders also slammed Doe Creek 53-30. Gus Taylor led the way with 14 points, Mark Fort scored 12 and Lawrence scored 10.

Knightstown’s varsity wrestling team defeated Eastern Hancock over the weekend, 48-21. Winning matches for the Panthers were Mark Smoot, Mark White, Gary Spence, Mike Robinson, Mike Lewis, Barry Sneed and Kirk McCord.

Junior Eric Barnes scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Panther junior varsity to a 44-33 win over Morristown. Randy Hall had seven points and Tom Jordan scored six.

The seventh grade basketball team defeated Doe Creek 28-20 last week. Von Wasson scored 10 points. Ron Hammer had six, while Brian Jones and Kevin Hiner scored four apiece.



With one second remaining in regulation, junior center Bud Gray hit a 16-foot jump shot to give Eastern Hancock a 65-63 upset victory over the Morristown Yellow Jackets, who had entered the game unbeaten.

The Knightstown Panthers played their way to two impressive victories over the weekend. They beat Pendleton Heights 82-55 and walloped Triton Central 52-29.




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