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UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019

Witnesses say Hoopfest kidnapping suspect yelled ‘Amber Alert’ as he grabbed child

A man accused of trying to kidnap an 11-year-old child during Hoopfest on Sunday was yelling “Amber Alert! Amber Alert!” court records say.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

NBA star Isaiah Thomas teams up with Hoopfest

Hoopfest has been known in recent years to pull in famous athletes to show off during the busy weekend. After Rui Hachimura on Saturday, Hoopfest went a step further and …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Team Canada wins men’s 6-foot and under title at Hoopfest

Jeffery Price, a former University of Calgary and Mount Royal sharpshooter, hit the game-winning two-pointer Sunday to lift his team to a 20-12 triumph over All of the Lights, a …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Lee and Hayes makes elite division history at Hoopfest

Former EWU standouts Marc Axton and Parker Kelly hit back-to-back two-pointers after swiftly gaining a lead, fueling a run that sparked Lee and Hayes’ 20-10 title game rout, the team’s …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Bamm wins fourth straight title in elite coed division at Hoopfest

Bamm became the third elite-level team to four-peat at Hoopfest after downing Heathers Cowboys 20-13 in the coed championship round.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Shoni Schimmel leads All Rez to women’s elite title at Hoopfest

Shoni Schimmel, a Native American icon, helped All Rez work its way out of the loser’s bracket before taking down former Gonzaga star Janelle Bekkering’s YCC Canada squad 20-14 in …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Hoopfest family teams wrap up weekend of court ‘chemistry’

As Hoopfest weekend wound down Sunday, close-knit teams of families and friends reflected on what makes them strong: “We know how each other work.”


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Crowd intervenes in alleged kidnapping attempt at Hoopfest

Police say a man tried to kidnap a child from Riverfront Park during Hoopfest on Sunday, but after the crowd noticed the child’s mother screaming, several people intervened.


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

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

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

NY Harlem wins inaugural Spokane Hoops 3x3 World Invitational title

Dominique Jones and his NY Harlem squad didn’t travel across the country to simply hoist a winning Hoopfest bracket while donning the event’s popular championship T-shirt.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

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

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: Sun., June 30, 2019

Ralph Walter: Raising a glass to Hoopfest, Ken Hopkins and 60-year-old knees

Sometimes you have to risk injury – or even worse, ridicule – for the good of the team. In the end, when it comes to Hoopfest, it’s all worth it.