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 Jim Williams MVP for Winning Legion Basketball Team in 1983


Knightstown seniors Baron Magee and Jeff Lewis were both named to the All-Big Blue River Conference basketball team, BBRC officials announced this week.

Knightstown American Legion Post 152’s basketball team won the 1983 10th District Championship last weekend at Farmland. Post 152 defeated the Farmland post 67-52 in the first round of the single elimination tournament. Post 152 earlier defeated Selma 94-54 to advance to the final against Farmland.

The Knightstown Legion team will represent the district in the state tournament, scheduled for April 8-9 at the Indiana Soldier’s and Sailor’s Children’s Home south of Knightstown. District Commander DeLone Henley made the trophy presentations, and Jim Williams, a member of the Knightstown Post 152 team, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

Knightstown junior high basketball, cheerleading and wrestling awards and plaques were presented as follows:

Boys 8th grade basketball - Kent Armstrong, Bradd Burton, Todd Cordle, Todd Durnil, Bill Jones, Greg Howard, Erikk Knapp, Alan Manche, Rick Mills, Ronnie Morgan, Mark Moss, Scott Peyton, Scott Van Hoy, Ted Chew and Ross Wells.

Girls 8th grade basketball - Tracy Barton, Robin Clapp, Michelle Clay, Deena Fitch, Dawn Florea, Leslie Counceller, Kim Henderson, Sherri Lee, Suzee Neal, Misty Rhodes, Valerie Schmidt, Angie Steward, Cindy Wells, Jeanna Wright, Katherine Wampler and Ellen Willard.

Boys 7th grade basketball - Shawn Adkins, Darren Basicker, Brent Cleek, Kenny Davis, Doug Emerson, Charles Fort, Greg Giese, Scott Knepley, Eric Kopp, Rodney Littleton, Randy Miller, Matt Price, Bill Purtee, Nathan Sanders, Bryan Towse, Brett Walker and Steve Walker.

Girls 7th grade basketball - DeDe Abrams, Ann Marie Adkins, Melanie Cox, Kelli Cupp, Candy Dawes, Diana Foster, Tressa Haltom, Angie Lawson, Mardina Marsh, Tammy Melton, Eileen Mullany, Dawn Redmon, Kelly Roberts and Tricia Snedegar.

7th grade wrestling - Jason Bailey, Eddie Howard, Shayne Jones, John Johnson, Ross McMahan, Joe Mueller, Steve Nelson, David Parham, Jamie Smith, Bryan Towse and Steve Walker.

8th grade wrestling - John Abercrombie, Patrick Black, Ted Chew, Joe Day, Kerry Glisson, Kyle Kinnaman, Bill Nolan, George Vickery and Ronnie Walker.

7th grade cheerleaders - Amy Merchant, Jana Tutrow, Stephanie Lindsay, Rachel McCorkle and Lisa Jackson.

8th grade cheerleaders - Debbie Tanner, Julia Peggs, Debbie Springman, Laurie Roy and Cindy Estridge.


Brian Hampton received the Carroll Award, which is given to the Knightstown High School basketball player showing the best sportsmanship, scholarship and ability during the year. Terry Wright was named the Most Valuable Wrestler on the Knightstown team and was awarded a trophy for his excellent season.

New Albany High School nipped Franklin and South Bend Adams to win the coveted title of the Indiana High School state basketball champions. The Bulldogs are coached by Kirby Overman, a former resident of Carthage and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Overman. Overman won the state championship in just his second year of coaching at New Albany.

Three junior varsity players on the Knightstown Panther team were honored last week. J.B. Vogle won the award for best free throw percentage. Brent Magee won for field goal percentage and Buddy Fannin for being the leading rebounder.


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