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 Galyen Broke School Track Mark in 1973


Former Knightstown High School wrestler Dave Kilmer finished his third year of varsity wrestling competition at Indiana Central University with a record of 10-5-3. The ICU junior now has a lifetime college wrestling record of 42-15-3. He finished second in the conference in the 134-pound weight class.

Knightstown’s boys and girls track teams both picked up wins last week against Tri High and Morton Memorial. Annette Turpin was a double winner for the Lady Panthers, winning the long jump and high jump. Mark Todd was a double winner for the boys, winning both the 100- and 200-yard dashes. Jeff Brown, David Lewis and Steve Mackey also won two events for the boys.

Members of the Knightstown girls tennis team this year will be Carol McCord, Allison Queener, Jill Skillman, Julie Carroll, Michelle Voris, Karen Gregory, Bev Wright, Lori Alexander and Kim Phelps.

Junior Bo Roland pitched 6 2/3 innings of four-hit ball in leading Knightstown’s varsity baseball team to a win over Blue River. Jack Tague was the big hitter for Knightstown with three singles and two runs batted in. Greg Whitfield also had two hits and scored two runs.


Knightstown’s varsity track team opened its season with an impressive 74-52 victory over Eastern Hancock. Senior Bob Galyen, who advanced to the state in track last season, broke his own school record with a leap of 6-4 ½ inches. Knightstown’s mile relay team of Randy Posey, Tony Butcher, Bobby May and Terry Wright also set a school record.

Members of the KHS boys track team this year will be Ron Patrick, Richard Richey, Dale Johnson, Mike Todd, Al Wilson, David Brown, Roger Carson, Larry Roland, Derek Spears, Randy Jordan, Charles Connolly, Ron Dewitt, Darl Nigh, Duane Spence, Bobby May, Mick Kiser, Tony Butcher, Tim Jackson, Doug Plank, Doug Hooker, Jeff Galyen, Bill Magee, Tom Eddy, Gary Rice, Bob Galyen and Galen Thomas.

The Cub Scout Pack 403 Pinewood Derby was held at the Shirley Shelter House and more than 100 people attended. First place was won by Jeff Collier. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Collier. In second place was Kerry Grass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcomb Grass. Third place went to Jeff Ellison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ellison, and fourth place was won by Chris Ellison, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ellison.


Knightstown’s varsity golf team captured a meet at Liberty Monday after losing their battle at Hagerstown Saturday. Mike Wyatt was low medalist with a 43. Bill Todd and Bob Davis both shot a 44.

Knightstown’s track team defeated Morristown in their first meet. Coach Larry Parks saw his team win 10 of the 14 events. Junior Jim McCall won three blue ribbons, while freshman Tim Gann, Richard Cassidy and John Masters won two blue ribbons apiece.

Eastern Hancock lost their first track meet of the season to Morristown. Jerry Hurt won the broad jump and 220-yard dash, while Jeff Lantz won the 440, Ron Patton took the 880, and Jay Wilfong won the high jump for the Royals.

Knightstown tennis team members this season will be Joel Bush, Craig Johnson, Dave Purtee, Eddie Goff, Wayne Allen, David Lansinger, Charles Brown and Marvin Hall.

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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