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 Winters Landed White Bass to Win 1983 Fishing Contest


The little league Reds upset the regular-season division-winning Sox 8-7 in the boys major league baseball tournament. The Reds rallied from a 7-4 deficit by scoring four runs in the last inning to pull out the win.

Brett South had staked the Sox to a 7-4 lead by slamming a double, triple and towering home run, driving in five runners. Steve Walker had three singles and Jeff Haase had two hits for the Reds.

In women’s softball action, White Flash Auto Parts ran its record to 11-0 on the season with an 11-2 win over Hamilton Disposal. Sandy Butler had a home run, Barb Loveall tripled, while Mary Jones and Pam Dismore both had doubles in the game.

Robin McCorkle and Debbie Steinwachs both hit home runs to lead SRS Leather to a 10-9 win over King’s Queens. Jody Palmer, Tammy Crawford and Michelle Burgis also had two hits apiece.

A huge turnout was on hand for the Knightstown Home Optimist Club and Knightstown American Legion’s youth golf tournament. Charmi Bonne won the 16-18 year-old girls division, Amy Merchant won the 13-15 year-old division, and Stephanie Lindsay finished second. Rob Hall shot a 76 over 18 holes to win the boys 16-18 year-old division, and Kerry Glisson won the boys 13-15 year-old division.

A white bass caught by Bob Winters of Carthage, won the third period fishing contest conducted by the Indianapolis Star. The bass weighed four pounds, one ounce, and was taken from Lake Freeman. It was 19 ½ inches long.

The Leopards clinched the girls minor league regular season softball title with a 14-3 win over the Cougars. Laura Barton and Shannon Monger both plated three runs. Pam Melton had four RBIs to aid the fine pitching effort of Kim Aker. Andrea May and Jenny Gamble each doubled, and Michelle Rose turned in four defensive gems for the winners.

Amy Kinnaman scored four times in leading the Bobcats to a 23-9 decision over the Cougars, clinching a second-place finish in the standings. Toni Lightle, Jana Tutrow, Julie Estridge and Jennifer Ripberger each scored two runs for the Bobcats. Shannon Rose, Michelle Haler, and Michelle Rose all had three hits in the game.

Ricky Gross tripled and scored four times to lead the division champion Phils to a 15-5 win over the Yankees in boys minor league baseball. The Phils are 6-1 on the season. Tim Lane tripled twice and Shawn Brown tripled and doubled. Greg Winters scored twice and Mike Schaeffer doubled.

Cary Ellis struck out eight batters to lead the Pirates over the Expos 9-7. Gabe Carmichael tripled, Chris Gillam homered and Danny Cupp scored three times for the winners.

Steve Ellis won Sunday’s feature at Mt. Lawn Speedway. The win was the second of the season for the Knightstown resident.


The Jaguars girls softball team this year included Kim Clark, Julie Stroup, Tammy Wade, Sherry Phelps, Tina Kinnaman, Kelly Phelps, Anna Wyatt, Jane Shafer, Cathy Genaro, Beverly Wright, Molly Myers, Kim Miller, Teresa Phelps, Teresa Wright and Peggy Schaeffer.

The Lions girls softball team consists of Suzanne Foster, Diane Zinkan, Traci Walls, Cindy Hahn, Caryn McDonald, Marsha McDonald, Michelle Spears, Lisa McDonald, Jerri Maddy, Lori Meeks, Tammy Hughes, Gina White, Julie Pugh and coaches Estelle McDonald and Janet Hahn.

The Cougars girls softball team includes Angel Voris, Debbie Hall, Michelle Wyatt, Kathy Roderick, Stacy Wyatt, Robin McCorkle, Tracy Roderick, Tammy Crawford, Tracy Wyatt and Julie Stinson.

Darl Nigh completed the season with the best batting average for the Knightstown Panthers’ summer league baseball team. Nigh hit at a .417 clip, giving him one of the top batting averages in the state. Dale Johnson hit .385, Mick Kiser came in at .350, J.B. Vogle hit .342, Jon Easton and Jay Tweedy .324, while Kevin Roland, Jim Thomas and Russel Cleek all hit .300.

Roger Kilmer, Grant Wilfong and Mark Todd all reached the finals of the Warren Central High School wrestling tournament, which was a statewide event based on age group.


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