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NCAA Men’s Basketball….
Indiana remained the #1 team in the Nation, despite losing to Illinois last week.  The Hoosiers received 26 first-place votes from the 65-member national AP media panel Monday, while Duke, the only member of the top five not to lose last week, moved up two spots to second after getting 20 first-place votes.  After Indiana and Duke, the rest of the top five includes Miami (who jumped from 8 to 3), Michigan, and Gonzaga.  Syracuse was sixth, followed by Florida, Michigan State, Arizona and Kansas State.

two top 25 games last night:

in a battle of former Illini coaches:  Bill Self and #10 Kansas beat #14 Kansas State and Bruce Weber 83 – 62

#15 Georgetown 63 - #18 Marquette 55


The San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 103 – 89, without their 3 stars:  Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili.

Atlanta beat Dallas 105 – 101

Washington 102 – Milwaukee 90

\New Orleans 105 – Detroit 86

Brooklyn got by the Indiana Pacers in OT 89 – 84

Minnesota 100 – Cleveland 92

Charlotte 94 – Boston 91 – snapping the Celtics 7-game win streak.

LA Clippers 107 – Philadelphia 90



The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed Michael Vick on Monday to a one-year deal for the 2013 season, the team announced. Vick could make as much as $10 million next season


High School Basketball….

Girls Sectional:

Iroquois West beat Schlarman Academy 55 -44.  The Raiders will face LeRoy in the Sectional Championship at Fisher Thursday night.

Watseka beat St. Joe Ogden 48 – 34.  The Lady Warriors advance to that 2A Sectional championship and will face St. Thomas Moore.


youth soccer news:

HAYS will hold a sign up for a spring soccer academy on Saturday, February 23rd from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at First Church of God, 1004 E. Orange St. in Hoopeston.  The academy is not a league but is a program designed to teach skills, team play, fundamentals and sportsmanship.  There will be light scrimmaging.  Newcomers to soccer are welcome!
The academy is $20 and includes a t-shirt.  It will run every Saturday morning, various times in the morning by age group on April 6th through May 4th.  It is for ages 4 through children in 8th grade, boys and girls.  Surrounding communities welcome.  If you have questions, please contact Kathy Harding at 217-497-6686. 

and in case you are planning ahead….

Hoopeston Area Youth Baseball (that’s T-Ball, Instructional League, Minor, Major & Pony Leagues) and Hoopeston Girls Softball sign-ups will start at the WHPO Business Expo – the weekend of March 9 – 10.  Other sign-up dates will be announced….check out both leagues on Facebook.



That’s your WHPO Sports Update….


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