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 Stewart, Morgan Led Panther Basketball Team 25 Years Ago


Knightstown’s varsity basketball team won its fifth straight game last week, defeating Eastern Hancock 66-59. The win upped the team record to 5-1, including 4-0 in the Big Blue River Conference.

Mike Wade had 19 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds. Ronnie Morgan scored 12 points and grabbed seven boards, while Wade Stewart had nine points and 10 rebounds. Mickey Spegal led all scorers with 22 points. Mike Biehl had 12 points, while Keith Hockett added eight for the Royals.

Knightstown’s girls basketball team improved its BBRC record to 3-0 with a 52-38 victory over favorite New Palestine. Junior center Rhonda Barton was dominating inside, scoring eight straight points when the Lady Panthers pulled away in the second half. Barton had 18 points and eight rebounds, while Jeanna Wright had 15 points and Amanda Westerfeld pulled down nine rebounds.

Knightstown’s junior varsity basketball team defeated Eastern Hancock last week 52-35. Terry Rodgers led the way with 15 points, while Brett Walker scored 12. Greg Howard had five, Mark Moss, Kent Armstrong, Jason Jackson and Scott Van Hoy scored four apiece.

Chris Perry, Tim Lewis and Andy House scored eight points apiece for the Royals.

The Panther seventh grade basketball team lost an early lead and fell to Blue River last week 42-33. Shawn Brown had eight points; Jeff Grizzell scored six, while Jason Kopp, E.J. Knapp and Todd Jones chipped in with four points each. Aaron Stevens, Donnie Gross and Charles Dyer scored two apiece.

The freshman Panthers lost to Mt. Vernon 50-41 last week. Scott Knepley led Knightstown with 15 points. Darren Basicker had nine, Shawn Adkins eight, Rodney Littleton five and Ronnie Conley four.



Members of the KHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes present a Christmas play on the town square last week. Joe Sitler played Joseph and Rhonda White played Mary. George Wilson, Randy Hooker and Kirk Hochstedler were the three kings, while Tim Wright, Al and Alex Gatmaitan were the three shepherds. Judy Mohler and Michelle Voris were the angels.

Marty Wells won the ping pong tourney sponsored by the high school last week, defeating Gary Roberts in the final to win the event. Other participants were Galen Thomas, Steve Adams, Francis Johnson, Tim Perry, Joe White, Randy Youse, Mike Wells, Jerry Brown, Bob Morgan and Scott Wells.

Eastern Hancock kept its record perfect by defeating Knightstown last week 45-39. Center Bob McDaniel scored 19 points and had 17 rebounds for the Royals, despite being in early foul trouble. Art Rose led Knightstown with 10 points and Andy Johnson added eight.

Knightstown’s freshman “A” team defeated Shenandoah last week 43-37. Mark Wright scored 14 points and Tom Jordan added 11. Steve Wilkerson and Mark Buckley scored nine each.

Tri High forward Tena Potter scored a school-record 75 points in Tri’s 106-28 victory over Morton Memorial in girls’ basketball last week.




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