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 Magee, Hall, Peggs Won Basketball Awards in 1983


Baron Magee was named the winner of the 1982-83 “Carroll Award” as the outstanding player on the varsity boys basketball team at Knightstown. Magee was the team’s leading scorer, leading rebounder, and led the team with a 74 percent free throw percentage.

Rob Hall and Bryan Peggs won the awards for field goal and free throw accuracy, respectively, for the boys junior varsity basketball team.

Freshman Mike Wade won the award for most assists this season for the Panthers, averaging more than seven per game. Jeff Lewis won the awards for best field goal percentage and best defensive player.

Diane Zinkan won the rebounding award, free throw award, and was named the team’s most valuable player during the girls basketball awards banquet held last week. Suzanne Foster won the award for most assists and Rhonda Barton tied for the award for best free throw percentage. Foster and Zinkan are both seniors, while Barton is a freshman.

Ann Westerfeld won the rebounding and best free throw percentage award for the junior varsity girls. Kim Price won the award for best field goal percentage.

Steve Turpin was presented the Knightstown “Outstanding Wrestler” award, the “Most Pins” award and the award for “Most Takedowns” at the winter sports awards banquet.

Wade Stewart was named the Knightstown freshman basketball team’s “Most Valuable Player”. Don Jackson was the junior varsity award winner for most rebounds for the season.

Knightstown’s junior high wrestling team defeated Tri in the season finale 45-10. Winners included Brian Towse, Ross McMahan, Steve Walker, Ron Walker, Ted Chew, Patrick Back, Bill Nolan, John Abercrombie and George Vickory. Ronnie Walker finished the season unbeaten in the 100-pound weight class.


The Carthage junior high “A” team finished the season with a 9-4 record. Team members include Davis Grizzell, Greg Whitfield, Dale Munden, Jack Grizzell, Bryan Magee, Doug Roland, Mark Heim, Eric Schmidt, Bruce Cole, David Steinwachs, Rick Linch, Robin Milton and Steve Zeilinga.

Carthage “B” team members include Chuck Floyd, Dale McColley, Brad Gray, Craig Alexander, Anthony Cole, Darrell Fair, Lynn Waddell, Geoffrey Fitch, Allen Leisure, Chris Ebbert and Chris Sparks.

Pat Riggs finished the season as the Knightstown eighth grade team’s leading scorer. Phil Martin was the leading rebounder, while Kurt Easton was second for the team in both categories.

Brian Hampton finished the season as the leading scorer of the Knightstown Panther varsity basketball team with a 17.3 scoring average. He was also the team’s leading rebounder, top field goal shooter, and second in free throw percentage. Richard Richey led the team in free throw percentage, steals and assists. Junior Russell Cleek was the second-leading scorer, and third in rebounding, field goal percentage and assists.

Knightstown Cub Scout Pack No. 468 held its annual Pinewood Derby last week at the elementary gymnasium, and Jeffrey Moore beat 53 other entries to win the grand prize. Steve Wilkerson won the trophy for having the car with the best eye appeal. A total of 229 people were in attendance for the annual race, which is a record.


The Knightstown Panthers closed the season with a blaze of buckets as they bombed their way to a lopsided 87-55 victory over the Hagerstown Tigers, who are champions of the Mississinewa Conference. It was the last home game for seven seniors, including Mike McDonald, Pat Chase, Dave Stearns, Norm Cox, Charlie Allen, Don Hopkins and Mark Ulrey.

For the first time in four years, New Castle broke the jinx and won their own boys high school basketball sectional tourney. Coach Dan Kile’s Panthers waltzed to the semifinal round without too much trouble, knocking off Straughn and Mooreland before being defeated by the host Trojans.


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