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Hoopfest 2018

Coverage of Spokane’s annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

Grip on Sports: It’s not Christmas, it’s better. Hoopfest is back this weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are many good weekends around here. Memorial Day weekend is always fun. Labor Day weekend means college football is beginning. The weekend that includes Thanksgiving always is memorable. Pretty much any July or August weekend is worthwhile. But the best one? That’s this weekend. Hoopfest weekend. Read on.

SkyRide opens for Hoopfest weekend

The Sky Ride at Riverfront Park will have its official opening this Friday at 10 a.m., just in time for Hoopfest. “We couldn’t miss this opportunity,” said Jon Moog, director of Riverfront Park. “People from all over the United States come to participate at Hoopfest, and it’s just a really good opportunity to showcase our city.”

City gears up for Hoopfest 2018

UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

More than 6,000 teams will face off in downtown Spokane this weekend for the region’s annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hoopfest.

The Basketball Tournament Hoopfest pod: Round three for Few Good Men, Team Utah

UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

The Basketball Tournament schedule-makers appear to have a keen sense of TBT’s short history as well as the best rivalry in the West Coast Conference. Sixth-seeded Few Good Men, which includes six former Zags, opens the winner-take-all, $2 million tournament against No. 11 Team Utah at approximately 7 p.m. in the Hoopfest pod at Lewis and Clark High.

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson remembers Hoopfest and childhood in Spokane

UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

A decade before starring at Fresno State and signing a $60 million contact with the Miami Heat, Johnson attended Spokane’s Hamblen, Adams and Sunrise elementary schools as his mother, Jennifer Johnson, worked in aviation resource management at Fairchild Air Force Base.

Grip on Sports: CTE and the death of a young athlete

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday was another tough day for fans of Washington State football. Heck, for all of us, really. Once again we are trying to answer a question that has deep import: How the heck do we get our arms around the effects of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy? Read on.

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