A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a new month. July. The month of baseball’s All-Star Game, outdoor cooking and celebrating America’s glorious founding. And that’s all in the first 10 days. It's still the best.
There were half a dozen more injuries at Hoopfest this year than last year. Kevin Maloney, a spokesman for MultiCare, said there were 1,780 total injuries at Hoopfest over the weekend.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Weekends at the end of June are not supposed to be this busy. It is summer, after all, and the word lazy has always been associated with the hottest season. As well it should be. But that’s not the way it is around here this weekend.
A decade removed from his last Hoopfest appearance, former Post Falls High and Montana State standout Marcus Colbert quickly regained his familiarity with the world’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday at Nike Center Court.
With a combined 288 years between them, team Swinging Doors is one of the oldest – if not the oldest – teams in Hoopfest history.
Stacy Clinesmith fits the bill of Spokane basketball royalty.
Kevin Schmeider sponsored the team through his hardwood flooring business, which he started after he and his wife climbed their way out of homelessness and drug addiction.
Fans at Hoopfest’s Nike Center Court were treated to a special surprise as four former Gonzaga basketball players took the court Saturday. Rui Hachimura, the ninth overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, was joined by former teammates Josh Perkins and Silas Melson and women’s player Zykera Rice.
A $1 million donation from MultiCare to Hoopfest is expected to fund the construction of two and a half basketball courts in Riverfront Park near the north bank of the Spokane River.
A group of jersey-wearing teens approached Shoni Schimmel on Saturday, each asking for pictures with the two-time WNBA All-Star after she’d survived a Hoopfest elimination game.
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
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Anything happen yesterday? Other than thousands crowding the streets of Spokane, the M's pitching staff suffering from whiplash and Lionel Messi calling it quits in international competition? Oh, nothing then. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Lou Piniella was adamant solo home runs never beat a team. He was proven right again last night despite the fact Hisashi Iwakuma gave up four of them in his first start back from the disabled list. Read on.
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.
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.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The next couple days are going to be long ones. And hot ones. And fun ones. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is the calm before the heat wave, or something like that. Read on.
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.