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 White Flash Auto Beat Smitty's Beasts to Win 1983 Women's Title


Knightstown American Legion Post 152 softball team captured the state championship last week by defeating Lebanon in the final game. Team members include Gene Houston, John Lewellan, Sam Rector, Scott Raines, David Carmack, Larry Robertson, Joe Williams, Jerry Glisson, Don Bouslog, Gene Miller, Brian Bolinger, Charlie Ratliff, Bill Cowan and player-coach Gary Roberts.

Knightstown’s minor league all-star team defeated Lewisville 13-4 to win the Knightstown Invitational last week at the Optimist diamonds in Sunset Park. Lewisville managed just one hit off of the combined pitching of Mike Jessup, Cary Ellis and Shawn Brown. Ellis also slammed a solo home run over the left field fence.

Gabe Carmichael slammed a two-run homer off of Lewisville pitcher Brian Chew. Tim Lane and Shawn Adkins both had two hits for Knightstown. Carrie Shores, the only female in the boys little league all-star tournament, also had the only hit for Lewisville.

The Knightstown major league all-stars were defeated by Blue River in the championship game of their tournament. Bobby Hamblin and Kent Guinn managed the only hits for the Knightstown boys.

Knightstown had beaten Blue River in the early rounds of the double-elimination tourney. Tom Welsh, Brent Mason, Mike Hooker and Rodney Littleton all had doubles in that game.

White Flash Auto Parts completed an undefeated season by defeating Smitty’s Beasts in the championship game of the women’s softball league tournament last weekend. Janet Silver, Terry Potts, Kay Livingston and Joyce Holliday all had at least two hits in the 10-2 finale. Kim Duff, Debbie Wells, Jenny Borror, Barb Loveall and Sandy Butler all hit safely and scored for the winners.

Esther Plank and Julie Queener led Smitty’s with two hits apiece.

Jim Perry Jr. fired a seven-under par 29 (handicapped) to take first place in the Monday night league play at the Knightstown American Legion Post 152 Golf Course. Bill Wyatt and Charlie Caudill both came in with a 33, four strokes back. Duane Queener finished with a 34, good for fourth place.

In the women’s division, Judy Browning and Juanita Messick both fired a 33 to tie for first place honors. Debbie Perry took second with a 35, followed by Beverly McDonald with a 37.

Bob Newkirk won closest to the pin, while Beth Wyatt landed the best drive for the women.


Jamie Butler hit a two-run double and Brian Jones had a two-run triple to lead the Reds to a 9-1 victory over the Braves in playoff action at the little league baseball diamonds. Marc Bundy, Bruce Willard and Mike Wade all had two hits for the Reds. Jeff Brummett and Darrin Hopping had hits for the Braves. Rodney Jones was the winning pitcher.

The Lions, coached by David Phelps Sr., defeated the Panthers 7-3 to win the girls minor league softball championship. Traci Walls was on the mound for the Lions and picked up the win. Dawn McRoberts had four great defensive plays at first base and had two hits for the Lions.

The Yankees little league team includes Stephen Fort, Matt Harmeson, Charles Fort, Brett Ratcliff, Brad Ratcliff, James Thompson, Darrin Martin, Mark Harmeson and Jeff Buckley. Coaches included Tom Harmeson, Billy Ratcliff, Joe Patton and Steve Richardson.

The Dodgers little league team included Joe South, C.B. Sander, Tim Muir, Gary Duff, Gary Weidner, Brian Chapple, Larry Edwards, Chris Chapple, Matt Foust, Chuck DeVine, Mark Steward, Bill Muir, Jerry Edwards and coaches Dallas Harris and Billy Tumilty.

The Chargers major league girls softball team included Sandra Gray, Tonya Livingston, Jenny Hinton, Tammy Livingston, Trena Dyer, Cathy Rummel, Tammy South, Tammy Smith, Cindy Smith, Charity Shields and Sonja Livingston. Coaches included Marty Wells, Debbie Gray and Jerry Brockman.

The Reds little league baseball team included Joe Peggs, Mike Wade, Mark Jones, Jeff Haase, David Bundy, Bill Kochell, Todd Dickerson, Remmy Perry, Marc Bundy, Brian Jones, Brian Peggs, Bruce Willard, Jamie Butler and Rodney Jones. Coaches were Jim Perry, Allen Wade and Don Willard.


The American League all-stars of the Knightstown Home Optimist Club little league program defeated the National League 4-3 when Jeff Magee scored the winning run on a wild pitch by the National’s John Peters. Brett Posey, Art Rose and Charlie Jackson scored the other runs for the American League stars. Peters, Eric Barnes and Jeff Roland scored for the Nationals, while Jackie Tague had two hits and two RBIs.

The American League all-stars included Kenny Stearns, Brett Posey, Scott Neal, Tom Jordan, Charles Sparks, Charles Jackson, Steve Wallace, Steve Wilkerson, Jeff Stearns, Monty Van Horn, Jeff Magee, Brett Wilfong, Art Rose, Wes Hooker and Warren Henderson.

Miller’s Dairy was the only Knightstown Pony League team to advance in the final four of the league tournament, and Coach Perry Easton’s kids made it to the championship game before losing to Tri High Team I in the final. Team members include Tony Sellnow, Pat Riggs, Jeff Brown, Ty Swincher, Chris Voris, Kevin Whitfield, Pat Voris, Kurt Easton, Jay Taylor and Terry Hampton.


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