On This Date: Jan. 23, 1969
January 23, 1969 — Lehighton opens its match with four straight pins and cruises to a 44-3 Lehigh Valley League victory over Palmerton. Tom Serfass gives the Indians an early start with a fall at 97 pounds, and Keith Henritzy follows with a pin at 105. Dave Henritzy (114) and Tom Leffler (122) also register mat slaps to build a 24-0 advantage. The winners gain one other fall, as heavyweight George Barkanic wraps up the match with a pin. Lehighton also receives decision wins from Thomas Beltz (129), Barry Fink (135), Kevin Youse (140), Bruce Barry (147), Wilbur Ahner (156) and Lee Siglin (167).