January 7, 1969 Tamaqua receives a balanced attack to gain a 50-44 comeback win over Freedom and end a 24-game East Penn League losing streak. George Wenzel scores a game-high 11 points for the Blue Raiders, coached by Nick Young. Wenzel tallies seven of his points in the fourth quarter, as Tamaqua uses a 19-8 frame to pull out the victory. The Raiders get 10 points from Steve Sassaman while Gary Williams, Dan Truskey and Gerry Watto each contribute eight.