Item description for Hardcourt Upset (Chip Hilton Sports Series, Vol 15) by Clair Bee, Cynthia Bee Farley & Randall K. Farley...
After winning the Holiday Invitational Tournament, State University's basketball team had looked forward to a season of smashing conquests. But when Chip Hilton is benched because of a knee injury and the champs are beaten by their hometown rival, things take a turn for the worse.
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Studio: B&H Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.54" Width: 5.05" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2000
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805420940 ISBN13 9780805420944
Availability 0 units.
More About Clair Bee, Cynthia Bee Farley & Randall K. Farley
Bee was an accomplished coach whose name lives on in the Basketball Hall of Fame and through the NCAA's Clair Bee award presented to coaches for their innovation and influence on the game.
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Awesome May 13, 2002
The Chip Hilton series is a series of sports books. In the early books in the series a young man named Chip Hilton is in High School. Later in the series he is in college. Chip is an extremely bright young man who is also a star in baseball, basketball, and football. Chip is a leader on and off the court. These books teach children about morals and ethics. In the previous book, called Tournament Crisis, State wins the Holiday Invitational Tournament. However, during the last few minutes of the championship game Chip hurts his knee. This book, called Hardcourt Upset, begins where the last book left off. Chip is still injured from the tournament. He is sidelined for the first two games after the winter break. Because Chip is such a great athlete and mental leader and cant play, the team loses both these games. Basketball however, is not his only problem. In Chip's college town of University, there have been several convenience store robberies. His best friend "Soapy" Smith is being accused of committing these crimes. Soapy is taken into custody of the police and detectives to see if the convenience store employees recognize him as the robber. Eventually Soapy gets a chance to explain that he is innocent because he was changing a tire at the time of the robberies. Chip decides to help find the people who helped Soapy change his tire. At the next basketball game against Tech, Soapy recognizes the people who helped him. The Tech team players tell the detectives they were the ones who helped Soapy change the tire. Now the detectives must look further to find the robbers. Chip and his pals from college agreed to watch the local convenience stores every night. One night when it was Chip's turn, he saw a man with two flat tires. When he asked the man if he needed help, he responded with a gasp as he heard some police sirens. Then he said in a deep nervous voice, "no, I'll just drive home with the two flats." Chip thought this was very suspicious and jumped into the trunk of the car. When the driver parked the car in the garage, he jumped out and looked around. He saw a bag full of something he could not make out and got out of there. He called the detectives and they were there with Soapy in ten minutes. When they rang the doorbell, an old man answered the door. Chip knew immediately that this wasn't the man had been driving the car. He asked, "Do you have a son?" "No, but there is a teenager who lives here." So they woke up the teenager and then asked him a few questions. After a few questions it was clear. This was the thief. He had a red wig and a mask in the garage. They also found all the money stolen from the stores. Hardcourt Upset was an awesome book. It shows that if you think you can you will succeed in your goals. It also shows that even a small school can be a big school in some things.
j's review May 2, 2002
This book was awesome!!! It is a very good book if you like sports books. However, it does not only have to do with sports. It shows how much Chip Hilton cares about his friend Soapy Smith. I deafinitly reccoment this book!!!
Hardcourt Upset Jan 2, 2002
Tre explains almost exactly how I feel about this book. Except for one subject, when Tre says that you should worry about your problems I think that in this situation you should help your friend out first. Because the two of them had been best friends since youth.
Tre's review Apr 18, 2001
Hardcourt Upset is really good sports book. Although it is sometimes hard to keep up with, it is very interesting. It starts off a little slow but when the season starts it is really exciting. The book us a good for those who like sports. Reading this book does not take very long at all. Most of the words are in this book are not hard, and the book is not hard to understand.There are many characters in this in this story. These characters are very interesting and different in many ways, but they all got along well. In this book, the lessons taught are the most meaningful and priceless examples of what is right about life that I have ever read. One of the lessons is to take care of your probems before you worry about someone else's. Almost all of the games are close and exciting. Eventhough the team had many injuries and off court problems, they still well in games and in tournaments.