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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…..


Notre Dame beat Pitt 51 – 42

Kansas State 71 - West Virginia 61


#1 Baylor beat #3 UConn 76 – 70 as Brittney Griner became the 8th player in Division I (mens & womens) history to score 3000 or more points.  The defending national champion Lady Bears’ only loss this season came in Hawaii against Stanford back in November. Baylor is 25-1 and went 40-0 last season en route to the school’s second national championship.


The man who made Magic Johnson, Kareen Abdul Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neil, Kobe Bryant and coach Pat Riley famous, LA Laker owner Jerry Buss, died this weekend at age 80.  Buss took over ownership of the Lakers in 1979 leading the team to 10 NBA Championships. 


HS Basketball….

at the Hoopeston 2A Regional:

Oakwood beat Georgetown-RF 55 – 48

Hoopeston Area lost to Bismarck-Henning 55 – 42.  Austin Toler led the Blue Devils with 20 points.  Mason Layden paced the Cornjerkers in their final game of the season, with 14 points.

Oakwood will face #1 seed St. Joe-Odgen and B-H takes on #2 seed Westville tonight – at 6:00 and 7:30.

Tune in tonight at 6:00 for our coverage of the Milford-Chrisman boys game live from the Chrisman 1A Regional.

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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