The Knightstown Panther fall sports teams were blessed to be able to compete this fall season, and made the most of it, enjoying a tremendous fall season. Below are some of the highlights of this year’s fall season! While all individual accomplishments have not been updated yet due to those not being named, here is a highlight of the team successes.
Boys Tennis – The boys tennis team highlighted the fall season, by bringing home a plethora of hardware during the year. District 4 Coach Of The Year Steve Dalton, and his tennis team won county, conference, Sectional, and Regional to be the first team to advance to the IHSAA Semi-State Team Tennis Tournament. This team had another great regular season, adding to their fantastic season!
Boys Soccer – The boys soccer team, led by Indiana Soccer Coaches Association District 3 Coach of the Year for Small Schools, Adam Lykens, continued their impressive year by winning another Sectional title. This team improved on the previous year’s win total and fought hard in the Regional game vs Southwestern.
Volleyball – The girls volleyball team, as well, enjoyed a successful season by finishing the season 18-10, while going 6-2 in the TEC and tying for 2nd in the conference. While having a very good regular season, the Lady Panthers also brought home hardware in winning the Lady Panther Invite!
Football – Although unable to play a full schedule due to contact tracing, the Football team had another successful season going 6-4 overall. This included earning 3rd place in the TEC by going 5-2 and advancing to the Sectional Semi-Final game.
Cross Country – While smaller in numbers than in year’s past, the cross country teams fought hard and completed a full season. Molly Cupp led the Panther Cross Country team while earning Regional Qualifier and All County on the season!
Cheerleading – Although a different year on how competitions went, the Cheerleaders finished the year with a 5th place State finish in the IASP Cheerleading State finals. Although the virtual competitions, injuries, and contact tracing made it difficult, the cheerleaders competed to their fullest for a very good fall.
Girls Soccer – The youthful girls soccer team competed all year through injury and illness to build their skills for years to come. The girls picked up a couple good wins, and fought hard to keep many games close through adversity.
Girls Golf – Much like with Cross Country, the girls golf team competed with lower than usual numbers, but improved their game throughout the entire year. Each golfer improved their score as the year went on, and we already have interest to increase our numbers for next year.
Congratulations to all the student-athletes that competed this fall, we look forward to more individual awards being named in the weeks to come and look forward to a fun, excited winter athletic season!