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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…....


The Miami Heat clawed back from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 94-91 on Wednesday night and close out their second-round series in five games.  The Heat outscored Chicago 25-14 in the fourth quarter to escape and advance.

Memphis got by OKC 88 – 84 to win a trip to the Western Conference Finals.


Jeff Samardzija hit a two-run home run and pitched eight strong innings for his first win since Opening Day and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3

The Cardinals beat the Mets 4-2

Adam Dunn homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs, as the Chicago White Sox got past the Minnesota Twins 9-4


the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the opener of their second-round playoff series

Local Sports…


Tri-Point beat Iroquois West 17-14

Westville got by GRF/C 5 – 4

Salt Fork beat Schlarman 5 - 3

Danville beat Champaign Central 10 – 2


Iroquois West blanked Buckley Christ Lutheran 13 - 0

Salt Fork beat Armstrong Potomac 10 – 0

St. Joe knock Bismarck Henning out of the post season, winning 15 – 3

Unity beat Westville 13 – 1

and Watseka got by Clifton Central 11 – 7 at the Momence 2A Regional.  Caleb Parker went 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs for the top-seeded Warriors

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



Contact WHPO for information on the following summer sport camps here in Hoopeston:

• Hoopeston Area Lady Cornjerkers varsity basketball coach Clint Mathewson will host a camp May 28-31 for girls 1st thru 8th grade.  Contact Coach Mathewson at 283-6661 or for more information.

• MAY 29th – MAY 31, 2013
Join former and present Cornjerker baseball players who will help
teach the basic fundamental knowledge and skills for the game of baseball. There will be a large focus on the offensive side of the game including bunting, hitting, base running, and offensive tactics. The campers will also be taught proper throwing mechanics, fielding, position play, and foot work. Overall, the camp is to provide more insight for the game of baseball while having fun and receiving good instruction. The players can also learn what is expected of them to be able to compete at the high school and junior high level in the CORNJERKER BASEBALL PROGRAM.
Open to boys grades 3 through (Incoming) 9th grade boys
TIME:9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
COST: $40.00 per player. (Price includes a Cornjerker Baseball Camp T-Shirt)
Hoopeston Area High School Baseball Field
Complete and return this form to Coach Carl Heuer with registration fee.
(Checks Payable to: Cornjeker Baseball)

For any additional questions or concerns, contact Carl Heuer by email

• University of Illinois-Springfield head men’s basketball coach Ben Wierzba’s 1-day shooting clinic here in Hoopeston on June 1.  Basketball players in grades 6-12 can receive 2 sessions of direct shooting instruction from Coach Wierzba and his staff.  Sessions are 10am-Noon and 1-3pm on June 1 at Hoopeston Area H.S.  Fee is $35 and includes a t-shirt.  Registration forms can picked up at the high school and middle school offices
• Hoopeston Area Head Soccer Coach John Klaber’s annual youth soccer camp will be June 17-19.  You can learn more about the camp and Coach Klaber’s program at:
• Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire will host a camp for ages 3-high school July 8-12.  This unique opportunity brings professional soccer players and coaches to Hoopeston for individualized instruction.  The camp fee includes a t-shirt, ball, and a free ticket for the player to a Chicago Fire game.


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