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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Hoopfest 2018

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


Hooptown Hall of Fame welcomes class of 2023

The 1996 Whitworth Pirates were like chemists as they concocted a formula for success that had a dash of brotherhood, a sprinkle of defense, a touch of passing and plenty of scoring.
News >  Washington

Holding court: Spokane’s claim as ‘Hooptown USA’ is secure as playgrounds remain busy ahead of Hoopfest

Spokane sports the moniker of "Hooptown USA" in large part due to its 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hoopfest, which will tip for its 33rd year of existence on Saturday, and the nonprofit that has helped build and clean up blacktops around town. But if you cruise any of the streets of the Lilac City for several weeks in late spring and early summer, whether it's a lunch break or just as the streetlights are about to come on, you'll see that the people of the city have just as much to do with that name as the event itself. 

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News >  Idaho

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.