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  • Finals full of new faces

    It may have been the 20th Hoopfest, but two of the three elite division finals were full of new flavor Sunday. The lone defending champ to prevail was Associated Messenger, …


  • High school friends reunite yearly at Hoopfest

    Participating in Spokane’s cultural recreational sporting phenomena such as Hoopfest becomes a difficult habit to break, as the 70-plus who have perfect attendance in all 20 can attest. For three …


  • Calmer heads prevail

    As a parent of Hoopfest-playing youngsters, Brad Smith has tempered his approach to the annual Spokane extravaganza. “After all, it’s only for a T-shirt that they’ll outgrow in a year …


  • Reddens have life triple-teamed

    If it wasn’t for the fourth player they picked up, they could be called Team Redden. After the first day of the 20th Hoopfest, the Redden triplets are thankful that …


  • A flying start

    Family ties brought one group of Hoopfest court monitors together – they include a father and daughter and two sets of sisters – but it’s the de facto family they’ve …


  • Hoopfest brings de facto family together

    Family ties brought one group of Hoopfest court monitors together – they include a father and daughter and two sets of sisters – but it’s the de facto family they’ve …


  • Hansen made Hoopfest a family affair

    It’s not difficult to understand Ryan Hansen’s deep fondness for Hoopfest. Not only has the former Eastern Washington University shooting guard managed to help satisfy his competitive cravings by making …


  • STA shuttles to ferry people to Hoopfest

    The Spokane Transit Authority will operate two downtown shuttles for Hoopfest this weekend. •The Riverpoint Loop shuttle travels from the parking lots at the WSU Riverpoint Campus on West Spokane …


  • STA to operate Hoopfest shuttles

    Spokane Transit will operate two downtown shuttles for Hoopfest this weekend.


  • Breeze to fan sun today

    Sunny but cooler weather is in store for the next two days, but the Hoopfest crowd can expect a warm up into the lower and middle 80s on Saturday and …


  • Hoopfest sticks to Gum

    There is almost an innumerable group of numbers associated with the previous 19 Hoopfests. There are the thousands of participants, the hundreds of thousands of dollars given to charities, the …


  • Kareem crafts own renaissance

    The most impactful history is always personal. It is this truth that informs the second act of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s life, although it’s misleading to suggest he took on a new …


  • 20 years ago Hoopfest was another ‘thingy’ for this ex-jock

    There is just too much dead time in a softball game. And no good can come from it. Sitting on a bench in a Franklin Park dugout some 20 years …


  • Hoopfest on Twitter

    See what people are saying about Hoopfest on Twitter, a social networking site that users post messages of up to 140 characters.


  • 6,701 teams plus other Hoopfest facts

    As 200,000 players and spectators descend on downtown Spokane for Hoopfest this weekend, here are some fun facts about the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament.


  • Playing Hoopfest? Play it safe

    Basketball is a terrific form of exercise and Hoopfest is a fantastic display of Spokane’s community spirit. I especially like to watch the youngest kids play as their families and …


  • Hoopfest to build West Central court

    In West Central’s Cannon Park, the passing of the city’s pool bond meant the replacement of a worn-down, leaking pool with a new pool, complete with slides and other water …


  • Hoopfest picks court site

    In West Central’s Cannon Park, the passing of the city’s pool bond meant the replacement of a worn-down, leaking pool with a new pool, complete with slides and other water …


  • To assure Hoopfest spot, register by today

    Today is the deadline for Hoopfest players who want to be assured of having a spot on the court for the 20th anniversary of the event on June 27 and …


  • Events help fend off tourism drop

    Ironman and Hoopfest don’t just draw hundreds of thousands of athletes and spectators to the Inland Northwest each June. The back-to-back weekend events lure visitors’ dollars, filling hotels and restaurants …


  • Shooting, passing the word

    When team “Leepike Ridge” takes to the courts in the elite men’s division at Hoopfest this weekend, they hope to sink more than basketballs. They’re looking to score a few …

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