ON THIS DATE
January 10, 1979 Panther Valley receives pins from seven of its wrestlers and cruises to a 56-8 win against Jim Thorpe. Mike Billig starts the onslaught with a 43-second fall at 100 pounds while Tony Tessitore's 35-second pin at 157 proves to the quickest of the match. Duane Slonaker also adds a sub-minute fall at 187, with a 45-second pin. Other six-pointers come from Geno McGorry (121), Mark Piscelli (128), Dave Slonaker (140) and Mike Kruczek (heavyweight). The Panthers, coached by Jay Hoffman, also receive decision wins from Brad Konstas and Duane Brida.