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KHS Wrestlers Sectional Favorite 25 Years Ago
Knightstown wrestlers are healthy for the upcoming sectional at Eastern Hancock. The favored Panthers include veteran wrestlers Kyle Kinnaman, Mike Haltom, Matt Harmeson, Darrell McCracken, Ted Chew, Ron Smith, Brad Hayes, George Vickery, Eric Councellor, Brett Muncy, Steve Turpin, Andy Moore, Marty Goble, Darron Dulin, Mark Harmeson and Chad Henderson. The team is coached by former Panther state wrestling finalist Doug Johnson.
Jim Peck hit a long jump shot to give Eastern Hancock the lead, and the Royals rallied from 13 points behind in the fourth quarter to stun Mt. Vernon, 61-57. Peck, Shawn Grass and Scott Petry all scored in double figures for the Royals.
Knightstown senior Jeff Griggs scored 13 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers lost to Greenfield-Central. Griggs, Kyle Hope and Tim Estridge all scored in double figures for Knightstown.
Ronnie Morgan, Scott Neal and Mark Jones starred as the Panther junior varsity rallied for a victory over Northeastern.
Brett Walker, Charles Hamby, Steve Walker and Scott Knepley did most of the scoring, but Knightstown’s eighth grade basketball team was narrowly defeated by New Castle, 33-31 last week.
The seventh grade Knightstown girls gave New Castle a good game before falling by eight points. Jeanetta Price, Pam Melton and Carrie Florea combined to score all of the Lady Panther points.
The eighth grade girls lost to New Castle 25-21 after rallying from a 16-0 deficit after just one quarter. Dawn Redmon scored seven points and Mardina Marsh added six for Knightstown.
Junior center Jeff Galyen scored 32 points and grabbed 27 rebounds in leading Knightstown to a 53-33 victory over Centerville and a 91-51 win over Cambridge City Lincoln. Galen Thomas and Russell Cleek also scored in double figures for the Panthers.
Harold Mohler, Doug Johnson, Dave Kilmer, John Ottinger, Bob Lines and Jon Turpin will all take outstanding records and top seeds into the BBRC wrestling meet this Saturday at Knightstown.
Coach Ron Bocken’s Eastern Hancock Royals stretched their winning streak to nine games with easy wins over Hamilton Southeastern (89-57) and Westfield (97-73). Pete Hubert had 42 points and Bud Gray 37 in the two wins.
Danny Vaughn scored 32 points and grabbed 21 rebounds in leading Knightstown to a 79-66 win over number one rival Spiceland. Sam Chase scored 24 points, while Gary Sharp had 10 points and 15 rebounds. Leading scorer Jack Turner had an off night for Spiceland, shooting one for 13, but had 13 rebounds.
Ron Harrison scored 18 points and Carl Smith added 13, but Charlottesville lost to New Palestine 71-70.
Mays led 40-28 over Fayette Central after three quarters, but fell apart in the final quarter. Hugh Grandison and Charles Tanksley each scored 15 points, but both were held scoreless in the final quarter, and Mays lost 52-50. Dudley Leisure scored 16 points, but Carthage lost to Wilkinson 70-58.
In a battle between two of the best teams from this area, Marion Pierce scored 43 points and led Lewisville to a 104-84 victory over Cambridge City. Dick Coffman added 19 and Rex Pierce 18 for the Bears.
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