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.
Former Seattle SuperSonics star Slick Watts hands an autographed ball to Brandon Schmidt, 3.
Members of the Quad team braid Summer Yarbough’s hair before their game. Standing, from left, are Stacey Frei, Meegan Kelso and Shanon Clabby.
Men’s players battle for a rebound in the 1990 Hoopfest.
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.
A downpour didn’t keep these players from going all-out during their game Saturday.
Jake Pounds, 12, is consoled by his mother, Jinny, after his team lost a tough game.
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.
Jim Hernandez of Knightriders has a rebound get past him as ball flies into the waiting arms of the Rebels’ Mike Morin.
Jason Melcher definitely has the advantage as he grabs a rebound in a co-ed game.
Amy Kirsch gives her son, Brad, 9, encouragement during a water break. Brad played on the Hot Shots 9 team.
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.
Play gets a little physical during a Hoopfest contest.
Dave Castel jumps above his opponents during his first-round game on Howard Street.
Greg Hissee, 21, rests at Riverfront Park before a second-round game.