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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Update…...


The White Sox beat the Red Sox again, this time 3 – 1. 

The Cubs lost to the Pirates 5 – 4

St. Louis beat up on San Diego 10 - 2


San Antonio outlasted Memphis in OT last night, winning 93-89 to take a 2-0 Western Conference Finals series lead. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers won the lottery for the second time in three years Tuesday, giving them the No. 1 pick for the June 27 draft.  The Orlando Magic have the 2nd pick and the Washington Wizards the 3rd. 

Also…Vinny Del Negro is out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers after their first-round playoff exit.  Following one of the best seasons in franchise history, the Clippers said Tuesday that Del Negro won’t be offered a new contract when his current one expires at the end of June.

And Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant pledged $1 million for tornado relief through his foundation, eager to help the devastated areas in and around the Moore, OK begin to rebuild.


Manchester City and the New York Yankees have joined forces to establish a $100 million Major League Soccer team.
New York City Football Club will be the MLS’s 20th team and is set to start playing in the 2015 season.

Local Sports…

Danville Area Community College men’s basketball coach Mike Carpenter is leaving the Jaguars to take the same position at Wabash Valley College in Robinson.

The Warriors are an NJCAA Division I institution that claimed a National Title in 2001 and they were just in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in 2012.

Carpenter led the Jaguars to back-to-back conference titles in 2012 and 2013 and DACC made two appearances in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.


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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