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Monday, April 8, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…...


Louisville fought back against Wichita State and Michigan held off Syracuse Saturday to advance to the national championship game tonight.  Tip off is around 8:20pm.

In women’s final four action:

Louisville beat Cal 64 - 57

and #1 seed UConn knocked off the other #1 seed Notre Dame 83 - 65


on Sunday:

The Cubs lost to Atlanta 5 – 1, despite Jeff Samardzija’s career best 13 strikeouts.  Home Opener is today at Wrigley Field.

The White Sox beat the Mariners 4 – 3 in 10 innings.

and the Cardinals pounded the SF Giants 14 – 3. 


Jimmie Johnson led a career-best 346 laps Sunday and pulled away on a restart with eight laps to go for his eighth career victory at Martinsville Speedway.


The Bulls lost to the Pistons 99 – 85

The LA Clippers beat the LA Lakers 109 – 95 and won their first Pacific Division title in franchise history.

other winners yesterday:  Utah, Memphis, Cleveland, Boston, New York, Dallas,  and Phoenix


Chicago knocked off Nashville 5 – 3 to become the first team to clinch a NHL playoff spot this season.

Local Sports…

Baseball from Saturday:

Watseka took both games of a double header with GCMS, winning 8-3 and 18-1

Manteno beat Cissna Park 16-1 and 13-3 in that double header

and in Softball:

Hoopeston Area split a double header with Urbana, losing the first game 13-12, but taking the 2nd 8-6.  The Cornjerker’s Rylee Martin had 3 RBIs in the nightcap victory.

That’s your WHPO Sports update….I’m Kevin Jett


Youth Sport announcements:
• Hoopeston Stingrays Swim Team is registering swimmers for the Summer 2013 season. Signups and swimsuit fittings will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hoopeston Masonic Lodge. A final signup will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 10-12 at the Hoopeston Masonic Lodge
• Hoopeston Area spring basketball camp for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be held at the middle school gym every Monday and Thursday nights 6:-7:30, starting April 15 and ending May 16. Cost is $35 for the camp, which is designed to improve individual skills. There will be no games or scrimmages at this camp. Registration forms can be picked up in the high school or John Greer office. Walk-ins welcomed. For more information contact


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