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Spears, Hochstedler Led Panther Attack in 1983
Team Most Valuable players in the Knightstown Women’s Softball League were selected by the coaches at the end of the season. Presented trophies for MVPs were Sally Smith of SRS Leather; Joyce Holliday of White Flash; Teresa Phelps of Quality Hardwoods; Penny Grizzell of Hamilton’s Disposal; Judy Brooks of William’s Heating & Cooling; Stacey Wyatt of Wyatt’s Carpeting; Susan Koors of Smitty’s Beasts; and Robin McCorkle of King’s Queens.
Knightstown’s varsity football team is preparing for its season opener on Aug. 20, and the team will be led by outstanding seniors Pat Spears and Greg Hochstedler. Spears is preseason all-state at linebacker. Hochstedler played quarterback last season, but will be moved to fullback this year.
Senior Jacob Smith is still recovering from injuries he suffered during a motorcycle accident, and he will not be ready for the season opener. Sophomores Joe Peggs (running back) and Bruce Willard (quarterback) will play major roles in the team’s success this year.
Other members of the veteran-laden team are Chris Hunt, David Bundy, Mark Jones, Mark Harmeson, Rodney Jones, Kyle Hope, Eric Hunt, Jacob Smith, Bryan Peggs, Pat Reeves, Randy Jarvis, Mike Reeves, David Moore, Ron Smith, Andy Moore, Brad Magee, Mark Chew, John Jones, Don Jackson, Marty Goble, Todd Basicker, Darron Dulin, Scott Moore, Brian Cavaletto, Brian Sullivan, Steve Fort, Rob Hall, John Nicholas and Robert Wyatt.
Knightstown High School cheerleaders who will be on the sideline this year include Monica Price, Jamie Lay, Shelly Scott, Missy Stewart, Susie Vaccaro, Danelle Dulin, Missy White and Amy South.
Knightstown’s varsity and JV cheerleaders recently returned from camp at Ball State University, and achieved three superior ratings. Camp participants included Pam Rutherford, Nancy Eddy, Robin McCorkle, Lori Coffman, Penny Burgess, Joanne Mohler, Kelly Grandison, Judy Mohler, Marcie Shetterley and Julie Carroll.
The Sox little league team this past year included Tim Estridge, Jeff Estridge, Eric Hunt, Ty Hunt, Kenny Sullivan, Chris Hunt, Tony Sullivan, Scott Neal, Don Gross, Scott Lukens, Bill Brock, Rodney Neal, Pat Spears, Billy Sneed and coaches Steve Sullivan and Don Neal.
Knightstown’s little league all-star team defeated New Castle in the first round of the invitational tournament. The team is coached by Jim Perry. Members include Scott Reeves, Brian Williams, Robbie Hall, Jeff Wilkerson, Jamie Butler, Marc Bundy, Remmy Perry, Brian Jones, Darin Hopping, Chris Waits, Tony Moore, Steve Richardson, Darrin Mattix, Von Wasson and Billy Garris.
Flory’s defeated Patton’s IGA 9-7 Monday night to capture the championship of the double elimination softball tournament held at Sunset Park over the weekend. Patton’s had advanced to the finals after defeating Grandison’s 23-11. Flory’s went through the entire tourney without suffering a loss. Phil Harrold started the ball rolling for the winners by slamming a home run in the first inning, driving in Warren Nigh, who doubled twice in the game.
Carthage High School’s basketball and baseball coach, Richard Trubey, resigned last week to accept a position with an insurance company. He was advanced to head coach last year and just completed a successful season as recreational director this summer, coaching the little league team to an unbeaten season.
Ogle Buick little league team from Indianapolis defeated the Knightstown All-Stars 9-3 in a tournament at Sunset Park last weekend. Ogle Buick smacked 10 hits in the game against Knightstown pitchers Chris Brown and Randy Jordan. Knightstown also had just two hits in the game, getting singles by Mark Posey and Mike Roland.
Kit Porter of Carthage was the winner of the Little 50 Bicycle Race. Roger Kemerly won the Little 25 Race.
Barbara Brown and Larry Reece won the trophies for outstanding boy and girl swimmers at the swimming meet held during Jubilee Days.
Steve Lowe was the top batter for Knightstown High School on the 1963 baseball team. Lowe finished the season with a batting average of .452.
In little league competition, Joe Allen of the Yankees won the trophy for being the top batter in the league for the season.
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