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May 20, 1993

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) _ The 60-game losing streak for Weehawken High School’s softball team has ended.

″I didn’t think it would come,″ coach Jeff Principe said after a 17-11 victory over St. Joseph on Wednesday. ″In the beginning of the season, I thought it would end. But as we went through the season and lost the first 19 games, I didn’t think the end was near.″

Those 19 losses followed an 0-23 season in 1992 and 0-18 in 1991.

″I’ll say this for our girls, they never quit,″ said Principe, a second- year coach. ″Every game, they played like they were 19-0 instead of 0-19.″


TOKYO (AP) - Jim Paciorek left the Hanshin Tigers on Thursday and flew to the United States for treatment of hip pains. The Tigers expect the former major leaguer to be back next week.

Paciorek’s departure allowed the Tigers to bring in another foreign player, and they called up Taiwanese pitcher Kuo Lee Chien-fu from their farm club.


AJISUCHO, Japan (AP) - Shigeki Maruyama fired an 8-under-par 63 Thursday for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Ube Kosan tournament.

Maruyama eagled the fifth hole on the 6,853-yard, Ube Country Club course.

Harumitsu Hamano shot seven birdies before bogeying the 18th hole en route to a 65.

Todd Hamilton was in a seven-man group at 66, and another American, David Ishii, was among 14 players at 68.


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - U.S. Olympic trials to select a 10-person cross- country ski team will be held in January in Anchorage.

Kincaid Park, noted for its cross-country ski course, was selected for the four-race series that begins Jan. 8. The weeklong event also will serve as the 1993 national championships.

Winners will represent the United States at next year’s winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Five men and five women will be chosen.

Kincaid Park also will host U.S. Olympic biathlon trials Dec. 14-19.

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