Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Here’s your WHPO Sports Update….
Girls Awards –
Hoopeston Area Senior Shelby Holzinger leads a group of area girls basketball players named to two post season lists. Holzinger, along with Bismarck junior Brooke Walsh and A-P seniors Rachel Miles and Morgan Zindars were named to the All-Vermilion Valley Conference and All-County 1st teams. B-H sophomore Lindsay Andrews was also a part of the All-County team. A-P senior Johanna Bruens, along with Hoopeston Area’s Haley Dixon and Tori Smock were named to the All-County Special mention team. B-H’s Bruens, along with Milford senior Cornisha Allen and B-H senior Addie Voyles were special-mention All-VVC.
area boys action –
Salt Fork lost a heartbreaker to St. Anne 53-52 in the 1A Sectional semi-final at DACC last night.
Michigan won its first outright Big Ten regular season title since 1986 as they buried Illinois with 16 3-pointers on the way to an 84-53 blowout last night. The Illini finishes their season Saturday at Iowa and they will likely receive a possible NIT Tournament bid.
#1 Florida handled South Carolina 72 – 46
#7 Syracuse was beat for the 4th time in 5 games, losing to Georgetown 67 - 62
Doctors have told Purdue forward Jay Simpson his career is over because of a heart condition.
In a release issued Tuesday night, coach Matt Painter said the redshirt freshman was diagnosed with the same condition former basketball stars Hank Gathers, Reggie Lewis, Kevin Duckworth and Jason Collier all died from.
Blackhawks lost to the Colorado Avalanche at home, 4 – 2.
The Cubs won and White Sox lost in pre-season baseball
That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett