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From the Archives: Hoopfest, the early years

Five blocks on Howard, Wall and Spokane Falls Boulevard were blocked off for Spokane’s inaugural Hoopfest in 1990. It’s grown a bit over the years. Take a look back at Hoopfest photos from 1990-1993.

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Hoopfest 1990

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Players’ shirts show little room for optimism as team members wait for their game to begin on July 1, 1990.


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Five blocks on Howard, Wall and Spokane Falls Boulevard are blocked off for Spokane’s inaugural Hoopfest.


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Former Seattle SuperSonics star Slick Watts hands an autographed ball to Brandon Schmidt, 3.


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The inaugural men’s Hoopfest tournament gets off to a flying start.


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Kristi Fels, left, and Melissa Larson fight for a rebound in a women’s game.


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Members of the Quad team braid Summer Yarbough’s hair before their game. Standing, from left, are Stacey Frei, Meegan Kelso and Shanon Clabby.


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Men’s players battle for a rebound in the 1990 Hoopfest.


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From left, Jared Fredrickson, 8, Kris Fredrickson and Doreen Mills applaud their team.


Hoopfest 1991

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A player on the Coeur d’Alene Napa Auto Parts team is double-teamed by players from Lewis and Clark High School on July 1, 1991.


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A downpour didn’t keep these players from going all-out during their game Saturday.


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A team of 8-year-olds from Harrington, Washington, swarms under the basket for a rebound against another Eastern Washington team from Wilbur. Harrington won the game.


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Larry Painter congratulates the Three Boys and a Babe team after their one-point win.


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Jake Pounds, 12, is consoled by his mother, Jinny, after his team lost a tough game.


Hoopfest 1992

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In flight, Travis Bergquist jams a stuffed animal through a 5-foot-high hoop set up for kids at Hoopfest.


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Players from Linoleum and Carpet City and the Phonebook Verticals exchange handshakes after their game.


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Sleepfest: Tammi Crawford pushes her tuckered out son, Dallon through Riverfront Park with the stroller loaded down with all the Hoopfest essentials: water jug, water bottles, food and a blanket. Her husband was playing.


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Jim Hernandez of Knightriders has a rebound get past him as ball flies into the waiting arms of the Rebels’ Mike Morin.


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Jason Melcher definitely has the advantage as he grabs a rebound in a co-ed game.


Hoopfest 1993

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Amy Kirsch gives her son, Brad, 9, encouragement during a water break. Brad played on the Hot Shots 9 team.


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Danial McCourtie, 10, of the Othello Heat, keeps the ball in play.


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Wheelchair Division players fight for possession during their game on Spokane Falls Boulevard.


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It was still a little early for Haley Smith, 4, to get too excited about watching her sister play basketball Sunday morning during Hoopfest. Haley stayed undercover the entire game.


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Play gets a little physical during a Hoopfest contest.


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Dave Castel jumps above his opponents during his first-round game on Howard Street.


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Greg Hissee, 21, rests at Riverfront Park before a second-round game.

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