ON THIS DATE
July 15, 1978 Ten TIMES NEWS area wrestlers win championships at the first annual Lehighton Takedown Club tournament. In the Senior Division, Panther Valley's Duane Slonaker (185 pounds) and Mike Kruczek (Hwt) join Lehighton's Kevin Snyder (170) as champs. In the Intermediate Division, Lehighton's Steve Brownmiller (135) and Scott Barry (Hwt) along with Panther Valley's Martin Maurer (155) earn gold medals. The Junior Division produces four area titleists - Palmerton's Joe Ruzicka (65), Spanky Jordan (75) and Mike Behler (105) and Lehighton's Mike Brownmiller (85).