Stories tagged: Hoopfest
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
Andrew Vathis rode a three-wheel bicycle. He sacked groceries. His smile changed lives.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 5:47 p.m.
SWX, a local sports broadcaster affiliated with KHQ-TV and The Spokesman-Review, won the rights to air the basketball event. This year marks the first time in 15 years KXLY-TV won’t …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018
Air travelers are flowing in and out of Spokane International Airport at a pace previously unseen in history as the economy remains strong and new nonstop flights give commuters more …
Mon., July 2, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A Sunday with a regional legend saying goodbye and a national one saying hello to a new home
A GRIP ON SPORTS • When you admire an athlete, it doesn’t matter what uniform he or she wears. But when they wear a uniform of a team you support, …
Mon., July 2, 2018
Here’s a quick guide to the sort of Hoopfest stories your co-workers and others will actually want to hear from you today.
UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Four champions were crowned in Hoopfest’s respective elite divisions Sunday.
UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
Family, food and fun: A rundown of Sunday’s events as Hoopfest 2018 draws to a close.
Sun., July 1, 2018, 7:43 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, the Mariners were winning. They still are. And Hoopfest was coming. It’s here. And some old Zags were playing hoops. …
UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 11:30 p.m.
Before Josh Heytvelt lost his first game Saturday in the elite men’s division of Hoopfest, the former Gonzaga big man had touched a basketball maybe five times in the last …
UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 11:53 p.m.
Elite bracket update: High school team, Stars and Stripes, rolling through Hoopfest’s elite women’s division
Stars and Stripes, which features Notre Dame commit Samantha Brunelle, the top-ranked recruit in 2019 recruiting class, won both of its games Saturday, three months after winning a USA Basketball …
Sat., June 30, 2018, 9:09 p.m.
Former Eastern Washington football players take their games from the gridiron to the asphalt for Hoopfest
Ex-EWU football players Shaq Hill, Stu Stiles and Nick Ellison team up Saturday for Hoopfest.
UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 9:13 p.m.
Hoopfest is an event for all comers, and athletes from second grade to age 77 squared off Saturday in the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, now in its 29th year.
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 11:13 p.m.
Matt Bouldin puts finishing touch on Few Good Men’s 84-83 win over Team Utah in The Basketball Tournament opener
The Basketball Tournament organizers added a new wrinkle to their winner-take-all, $2 million event with the Elam Ending. Under the Elam rules, at the first dead ball with under 4 …
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 11:28 p.m.
YYC Canada add fourth player in hopes of repeating as Hoopfest women’s elite champions; BAMM back to defend coed title
Janelle Bekkering, a former Gonzaga star, brings back an All-Calgary team, including longtime friend Stephanie Price (Lethbridge University) and Kimberly Lee (Waterloo University).
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
On eve of Hoopfest, former Gonzaga great Nigel Williams-Goss leads skills camp for kids, talks about his future plans
Nigel Williams-Goss, the All-American who led to Bulldogs to the national title game in 2017, was back in Spokane Friday, giving a one-hour skills camp on the eve of the …
Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
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 …
Thu., June 28, 2018, 8:12 p.m.
Tall task ahead: Lee & Hayes knows repeating as Hoopfest 6-foot-and-over champions won’t be a walk in the park
In an elite division littered with ex-college stars, Parker Kelly, who helped EWU reach the 2015 NCAA tournament, believes a championship repeat will be an even tougher pursuit.
Thu., June 28, 2018, 5:44 p.m.
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 …
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.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
At-capacity hotels in downtown Spokane are seeing last-minute cancellations for this weekend’s Hoopfest, leaving the door open for some late bookings.
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 …
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 …
Wed., June 27, 2018, 8:16 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
Dozens of teams will be looking to dethrone Charlie’s Gold in the men’s 6-foot-and-under division, including annual contender Desert Horse, which won a string of titles from 2014-16.
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Few Good Men picked up a sixth seed and a first-round matchup with No. 11 Team Utah in The Basketball Tournament’s Hoopfest pod.
UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
Few Good Men, the Gonzaga-centric entry in The Basketball Tournament, has added a few great players well known in the Inland Northwest and beyond. Few Good Men bolstered its roster …
UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 6:21 p.m.
Guaranteed registration for the 29th edition of the world’s largest 3-on-3 tournament has passed, but the space-available deadline is Friday.
Sat., May 19, 2018, 7:51 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You could sort of feel the Mariners’ season slipping away last night. Down by four runs early, with Felix Hernandez’s evening done, Robinson Cano in …
Thu., May 17, 2018, 5:04 p.m.
All those Hoopfest games have paid off in a big way for Oti Gildon.
UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 5:35 p.m.
Few Good Men, comprised of former Zags and probably a few others who played at schools in the region, will be joined by Gael Force (featuring Saint Mary’s alums), Team …