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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Hoopfest 2018

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


A Grip on Sports: How much longer do we have to wait before we turn our M’s glasses toward next season?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We looked around the house yesterday and realized one thing. Everything is getting old, including the occupants. But we knew the latter. The other stuff? Surprising. Our phone hardly holds a charge. The fridge is warming up, which isn’t a good thing. The carpet needs a refresh. Almost everything is frayed or creaky. Not unlike our favorite regional major league baseball team.

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Hoopfest, a game of endurance

Twenty-five minutes usually doesn’t feel like a long time. In Hoopfest though, that’s more than enough to test every player’s endurance. By the end, no brow is dry.

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Hoopfest: Warm sunshine; brutal heat stays south

The brutal heat that’s settled into the desert Southwest is expected to stay well south of Spokane going into Hoopfest weekend. Forecast highs in Spokane of 80 on Saturday and 87 on Sunday will be accompanied by plenty of sunshine. Have you ever attended or participate in Hoopfest? CH


There is a lot to celebrate if you can find the games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We make no secret about it. No journalistic balance here. We are an unabashed Hoopfest supporter. Have been for more than a quarter century. And continue to be even when it is so hot you think your feet are going to melt. Read on.

Just another Spokane Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The M’s lost. There is more discussion of Russell Wilson’s contract. Hoopfest is in town. It’s hot. All’s right with the world. Read on.

Enjoy the weekend

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The next couple days are going to be long ones. And hot ones. And fun ones. Read on.

Now you will have this tune stuck in your head all day

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you qualify for the super senior discount at your neighborhood restaurant, then you will remember a song called "The Name Game." We play a version of it today, though we're not using the bananas.