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Storm sponsor 3-on-3 team to help U.S. qualify for Olympics

Alexis Peterson and her Force 10 teammates see themselves as the “Founding Mothers.” They are the first group of women to be sponsored by a WNBA team to play 3-on-3 …


Former Big Sky Conference players well represented at Hoopfest

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 …


Group of 72-year-old players on Swinging Doors Hoopfest team plan to ‘to keep playing until we can’t’

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 hasn’t lost competitive spirit as she seeks fifth Hoopfest women’s elite title

Stacy Clinesmith fits the bill of Spokane basketball royalty.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga standouts Rui Hachimura, Josh Perkins, Zykera Rice take in Hoopfest dunk contest as judges

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 …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Former WNBA All-Star Shoni Schimmel happy to return to Hoopfest after break from competitive basketball

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.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Hoopfest Men’s Elite preview: 51-year-old Shann Ferch back in over 6-foot division seeking third elite title

Shann Ferch has checked off about every notable Hoopfest box in his long, well-documented 3-on-3 basketball career.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Hoopfest Women’s Elite preview: Title up for grabs in field studded with WNBA talent

A group of high school girls – USA Basketball, the recent FIBA 3x3 U18 world champions comprised of the nation’s top recruits – breezed through the 2018 Hoopfest elite women’s …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Ahead of his 30th Hoopfest, ‘survive and advance’ applies to more than basketball for Jeremy Weaver

Perhaps it is the gambler residing within Jeremy Weaver that helps him balance optimism and pragmatism every day while living with cancer a second time.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Former Saint Mary’s standout Calvin Hermanson returns to Spokane for first Spokane Hoops 3x3 World Invitational

Calvin Hermanson endured four years of jeers by raucous Kennel Club members, but the goggles-wearing All-West Coast Conference talent twice left the McCarthey Center with a smile.


They got the ball rolling: an oral history of the first Hoopfest as the 30th edition is set to begin

Hoopfest almost wasn’t Hoopfest, you know.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Rise Above scheduled to speak at Summer Slam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Cusick

Before Jaci McCormack sent Illinois State to the 2005 NCAA Tournament by way of a buzzer-beating jumper, Native American women’s basketball players had rarely experienced that salient position.


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Josh Heytvelt using Hoopfest to fuel his competetive basketball fire

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 …


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: 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).


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.


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Big3 begins: 3-on-3 league has close games, not much Iverson

Allen Iverson plans to be more spectator than scorer in the Big3.


John Blanchette: Hoopfest, Olympics 3-on-3 almost seem made for each other

If the Olympic stewards in this country had any notion of tapping into what makes the street game truly appealing, they’d go straight to where the appeal is greatest: They’d …


Hoopfest championship teams have EWU flavor

A team of made up mostly of former Eastern Washington players won the Hoopfest women’s elite division championship 20-19 when Aubrey Ashenfelter sank a free throw to defeat team Every …


Emotional win

Team TBA finally closed out Team Three and a Half, 20-15, to win its fourth straight Hoopfest Women’s Elite title Sunday afternoon. Finding closure was much tougher for both teams; …