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The Celtics beat the Bulls 71 – 69

Indiana Pacers beat Charlotte 101 – 77

other winners last night:  Dallas, Utah, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Detroit, Toronto, Brooklyn, San Antonio, Atlanta, LA Clippers

Champions League Soccer….

Real Madrid and Manchester United played to a 1-1 tie on headers by Man U’s Danny Welbeck and Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo. 


The Illini men won their 3rd straight conference game by beating Purdue 79 – 59.  DJ Richardson led Illinois with 18 points. 

Also in the Big Ten, #1 Indiana had no trouble with Nebraska, beating the Cornhuskers 76 – 47

Top 25 action:

#2 Duke beat North Carolina 73 – 68

#3 Miami got by Florida State 74 – 68

#6 Syracuse lost to UConn 66 – 58

#11 Butler lost to Charlotte 71 – 67

DACC beat the Millikin University JV squad 88 – 55.  The Jaguars are 23-3 and ranked 7th in NJCAA Div. II

High School Basketball….

boys mid-week action:

Milford lost at Schlarman Academy 64 – 50.  Jeff Cann lead the Bearcats with 18 points.  Milford travels to Hoopeston Friday night for the Cornjerker’s Senior Night – both teams last regular season game – which Russ Leigh and I will bring to your live here on 101 Country.

That’s your WHPO Sports Update….


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.


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