Friday, June 28, 2013
Here’s Your WHPO Summer Sports Minute
The Cleveland Cavaliers selected UNLV freshman Anthony Bennett as the surprise #1 pick in last night NBA draft. Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel – initially projected to be the #1 pick dropped to the #6 pick by New Orleans, only to be traded to Philadelphia. The Indiana Hoosiers had 2 top 5 picks – Victor Oladipo at #2 by Orlando and Cody Zeller at #4 by Charlotte. The Chicago Bulls selected New Mexico small forward Tony Snell. The Pacers 1st round pick was Arizona’s Solomon Hill.
the bigger NBA news was the blockbuster trade between the Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry all go to the Nets, while Boston gets three first-round picks (2014, ‘16 and ‘18) along with 5 other players or their expiring contracts.
the Cubs beat the Brewers 7 – 2
the Cardinals and White Sox had the day off
World Cup holder Spain beat Italy 7-6 in a shootout Thursday after extra time ended 0-0, setting up a showdown with host Brazil in the Confederations Cup final.
if you grew up in Hoopeston you’ll remember the annual Frank Longfellow little league baseball tournament – which starts tonight at 6pm with both minor league 10-and-under and major league 12-and-under games. The tournament is a wooden-bat event and runs through the weekend at the Vermilion Iron fields on north 6th Ave. Have a hot dog and see some of this area’s best young baseball talent right here in Hoopeston.
That’s your Summer Sports minute….I’m Kevin Jett
SUMMER SPORT CAMPS:
• Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire will host a camp for ages 3-high school July 8-12 right here in Hoopeston. This unique opportunity brings professional soccer players and coaches to Hoopeston for individualized instruction. The camp fee includes a dri-fit t-shirt, ball, and a free ticket for the player to a Chicago Fire game. The cost is one-third the cost of area 4 day soccer camps at local colleges. Look up Hoopeston Area Youth Soccer on Facebook or contact Kathy Harding or Kevin Jett for more information.
• Cornjerker football camp: New Year, New Team, One Dream.
Hoopeston Cornjerker football camp for grades 3-12 will be held July 22-25 at the high school practice field behind the bus parking lot. Grades 3-6 will practice from
9-11 a.m. Grades 7-12 will hit the field from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $15, payable to HAHS Football. Deadline is July 5. Extra t-shirts are $10. For more information, contact
Coach Michl Kearney, (217) 283-6661