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 Plank, Kiser Starred For '73 Football Team


Knightstown High School’s varsity volleyball team this year includes Kim Beavers, April Helms, Diane Henry, Beth Munden, Rhonda Barton, Amanda Westerfeld, Shari Alexander, Jolinda Coon and Kelly Clark.

The Knightstown eighth grade cheerleaders recently won during competition for their region last weekend. Squad members include Jana Tutrow, Lisa Jackson, Stephanie Owen, Amy Merchant and Rachelle McCorkle.

Knightstown’s varsity football team suffered its third consecutive loss, falling to Winchester 12-7. The Panthers had drives that stalled inside the Falcons’ 20-yard line five times in the game. Pat Spears led another tough defensive effort with 20 solo tackles, giving him 42 in the last two games. Bryan Peggs had 14 solo tackles and six assists. Robert Wyatt recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown for Knightstown’s only points in the game.

Knightstown’s tennis team lost a tough match to Centerville last week. Getting wins for the Panthers were number one player Mike Wade, the doubles team of Todd Dickerson and David Blower, and James Brummett.

The final round of the Florida Best Ball 55-and-Over League was played at the American Legion Golf Course over the weekend. The winning team of Ab Moore, Joe Cole, Everett Foust and Ronnie Veach combined to fire a one-under 35 to take top honors.

In the Wednesday night regular league competition, two teams tied for first place with six-under 29s. Five-man teams of Mike Wyatt, Harry Roland, Ab Moore, Mark Hayworth and Bob Coleman battled to a tie against a team consisting of Gary Jessup, Gary Plank, Bob House, Roger Campbell and Randy Jordan.

Knightstown’s volleyball team lost a tough three-set battle against Mt. Vernon last week. Tracy Barton had seven service points, six kills and two stuff-blocks, while Shari Alexander had 15 assists and seven service points. She also had three stuff-blocks and two aces. Jolinda Coon and Kim Beavers both had six service points. Diane Henry had a great all-around game with seven assists, five service points and three aces.


Knightstown’s varsity football team defeated Eastern Hancock 25-0 last week in a game that was marred by penalties. The two teams were flagged for nearly 200 yards of penalties in the contest. The win improved the Panthers to 4-1 on the season, making that early-season 12-9 loss to Mt. Vernon look even tougher to swallow.

The Royals were held to just 62 yards of total offense in the game. Mick Kiser (96 yards) and Tony Butcher (82) led Knightstown to 266 rushing yards in the game. Sophomore Randy Plank had 88 yards receiving and rushing. John Strader had 12 tackles for lost yardage.

Four Knightstown Panthers were named to the first team, All-Big Blue River Conference baseball team for the 1973 season. They include Jay Tweedy, who made the team for the second straight year at shortstop; Jon Easton, catcher; J.B. Vogle, third base; and Darl Nigh, outfield.

Knightstown’s tennis team blanked Benton Central 8-0 last week. The team is favored to win the Big Blue River Conference crown as well as the sectional. Team members include ace players Marty Wells, Kevin Roland, Gary Rice, Doug Wright, Joe White and Bobby Morgan. Other team members include Jim Wright, Chris Alexander, Randy Youse and Jeff Galyen. The team is coached by Wayne Allen.


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