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December 12, 1989

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ Hong Kong won two gold medals Tuesday in the under-16 men’s and women’s foil events of the Asian Youth and Cadet Fencing Championships.

Hong Kong, with six fencers competing, shocked South Korea in the men’s event when Victor Lee beat Korea’s Jeong Suk-woo 10-6 and Gerald Cheng defeated Lee Suk 10-2 in the semifinals. Cheng then beat compatriot Lee 10-8 in the finals.

In the women’s foil, So Wai Lan of Hong Kong captured the gold in round- robin competition against four other fencers. Hong Jung-hee won the silver and Choi Eun-jung to bronze.

In the men’s sabre, China swept the first three places, with Lou Bangjun taking the gold, Wang Tong the silver and Zhang Jun the bronze.

Hong Kong now leads the medal standings in the under-16 division with two golds and a silver while China stands second with one gold, a silver and a bronze.


SAALBACH, Austria (AP) - A men’s World Cup downhill, scheduled to be held here on Dec. 21, was canceled for lack of snow and moved to Schladming in Styria province by the Internatiaonal Ski Federation, organizers said Tuesday.


LORETTO, Pa. (AP) - Football coach Frank Pergolizzi was named athletic director at St. Francis College on Tuesday.

Pergolizzi, who served as interim athletic director the last five months, replaces Roger Fessler, who resigned last August.

Pergolizzi was named football coach and assistant athletic director last March after spending five seasons as defensive and recruiting coordinator at Grand Valley State.

St. Francis was 2-8 in Pergolizzi’s first season as coach.

″Frank has the knowledge, experience, skill and enthusiasm that the position of athletic director requires,″ said the Rev. Christian R. Oravec, the college’s president. ″I’m confident that he will provide excellent leadership for all our athletic programs in the years ahead.″


LONDON (AP) - Steve McCarthy, knocked out by a high-heeled shoe in his last bout with Tony Wilson, will get another shot at Wilson next month, officials said Tuesday.

The light-heavyweight rematch, set for Jan. 16 in Reading, was ordered after McCarthy was floored by Wilson’s mother, Minna, in their first fight in Southampton in September.

Minna Wilson climbed into the ring during the third round of the fight and clobbered McCarthy with her shoe. McCarthy, who needed four stitches, refused to continue the fight and the victory was awarded to Tony Wilson.

The British Boxing Board of Control upheld the decision but ordered a rematch. The two fighters were supposed to meet again in mid-November but the bout was canceled because McCarthy had the flu.

Minna Wilson has apologized for hitting McCarthy and promised she will not attend any more of her son’s fights.


DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) - Sari Yrjola of Finland completed the qualifying rounds with a 208 average Tuesday and leads 16 women into the quarterfinals of the Bowling World Cup.

In the men’s competition, Gary Verbruggen of Belgium continued to lead the qualifying rounds by averaging 219 over 16 games. The men have a final day of qualifying Wednesday.

Yrjola, a 24-year-old Helsinki lab technician, had a total of 3,740 in the three-day, 18-game qualifying competition, including a six-game series of 1,190 on Tuesday.

Grace Young of Singapore finished second in qualifying with 3,600, while Farida Pascoal of The Netherlands was third with 3,550. Arianne Cerdena of the Philippines, the gold medal winner in last fall’s Seoul Olympic exhibition, was sixth.

Patty Ann of Bloomington, Ill., the U.S. representative at the 45-nation competition, finished eighth with 3,406.

Verbruggen, an ice cream salesman from Antwerp, led the men with 3,513 pins. Franz Hahn of Austria was second with 3,381 and Japan’s Nobuyuki Takahama was third with 3,365.

American champion Darold Meisel of Milwaukee was seventh with 3,287.

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