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 Record Fish Caught at Wood's Lake in 1983


Two big fish catches were record at Wood’s Lake, and one was an Indiana state record. Leonard Woods, of Anderson, caught a state-record redear sunfish at the lake, which is located on the east side of the Carthage Pike halfway between Knightstown and Carthage. The sunfish was 13 inches and weighed one pound, 12 ounces.

Tim Horton, of Greenfield, caught a seven-pound, 24-inch largemouth bass at Wood’s Lake. The bass is one pound less than the Wood’s Lake record eight-pounder, which was caught by Danny Webber in 1982.

Judy Reed of Knightstown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reed, placed 10th overall in the 110-meter breaststroke finals of the White River Park state games in Indianapolis. She qualified for the state finals after placing first in the regional competition held at Connersville.


As co-champions of the Big Blue River Conference, the Knightstown baseball team had five players named to the All-BBRC team. Sophomore Art Rose was selected for the second straight year, was joined by juniors Bo Roland, Greg Whitfield and Chuck Hutson, as well as sophomore Jack Tague.

In Little League baseball action, Billy Garris pitched a no-hitter in leading the Cardinals to a 9-0 victory over the Yankees. Garris struck out 17 batters in the game, walking just three.

In another superbly pitched little league game, Scott Reeves struck out 15 batters and allowed just one hit in leading the Tigers to an 8-2 win over the Giants. In an offensive game, Brian Meador had five hits to lead the Astros to a 24-23 victory over the Sox. Jeff Lacy and Bruce Kraft had three hits apiece, while Jeff Estridge, Donnie Gross, Chris Hunt and Scott Neal also had three hits.


The little league Reds ran their record to 10-0 and increased their winning streak over two seasons to 25 games after a close 6-5 victory over the Cardinals. Mark Lawrence pitched four shutout innings in relief of starter Mark Armstrong as the Reds overcame an early 5-0 deficit. Chris Taylor and Paul Perry both belted doubles for the Reds.

Jeff Wilkerson, Bill Garris and Mark Swincher all had two hits for the Cards.

Bruce Craft had three doubles, but that wasn’t enough as the Astros lost to the Tigers 10-7. Scott Reeves and Robbie Hall had two hits apiece for the Tigers.

In girls softball action, Lisa Mercer had a single, double and triple, while Jennifer Wilfong pitched a shut out to lead the Panthers to a 16-0 win over Bobcats. Molly Myers, Susan Taylor and Julie Carroll each had three hits in leading the Bombers over the Spirits 18-8.


Darl Nigh cracked home runs in back-to-back games and the Knightstown Panther baseball team picked up a pair of wins over Tri High

and New Palestine. Jay Tweedy, Kevin Roland and Russel Cleek all had two hits against the Dragons, who lost a 13-7 slugfest to the Panthers. Jim Thomas and Dale Johnson, who are a combined 7-0 this summer, pitched the wins over Tri and New Palestine.

Two local men have entered their horses in the Anderson Free Fair harness racing competition on July 3-5. Lynn Wilfong, R. 1, Carthage, is racing “Clover Accent” in the Non-Winners of $2,000 trot division. Cecil Peacock, R. 5, Greenfield, has entered “Counsel Day.”

Eighteen boys from the Indiana Soldier’s and Sailor’s Children’s Home were treated to a week of canoeing, fishing and camping in Minnesota and Canada. Taking the boys on the trip were James Hart and Terry Gooden of the ISSCH, Norman Carroll, David Hulse and Richard Swincher, all of the Knightstown Canoe Club.


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