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UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Spokane-area Olympians to talk about their experiences

Four Olympians from the Spokane area will reflect on their experiences at the world’s highest level of competition as part of a panel discussion Tuesday evening at the Downtown Spokane …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

Locally: Area basketball, football players honored with Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards

Recent graduates Violet Kapri Morrow and Roldan Alcobendas of Eastern Washington and Ed Hall and Mikayla Ferenz of Idaho were their school’s 2018-19 Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award recipients.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

Jim Meehan: Golf loses prominent figure with passing of longtime Esmeralda pro Bill Warner

Warner spent 37 years as the pro at Esmeralda, simultaneously running the busy city course while providing instruction to players of all levels and life lessons to young employees. Warner …


Youth sports notebook: Spokane Expos 19U wins Wood Bat Classic title

Strong and deep pitching was the key as Spokane Expos 19U went 9-0 and won the annual Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic baseball tournament that wound up a four-day run …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Shane Proctor set to saddle up at Cheney Rodeo after whirlwind week of competitions

Catch Shane Proctor on any given day, and he probably won’t be there the next.


Gonzaga Prep grad Daniel Roy takes third in 200 breaststroke at WUG

Gonzaga Prep graduate Daniel Roy finished third in the 200-meter breaststroke final on Sunday at the World University Games in Napoli, Italy.


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Locally: Eastern Washington-Idaho football game named first Root Sports Game of the Week

Eastern Washington and Idaho have the honor of kicking off the 2019 Big Sky Conference football television Game of the Week schedule on Root Sports.


Youth sports notebook: Spokane Sounders 18U girls make it to quarterfinals at US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals

Spokane Sounders 18U girls had the best showing of five area teams that qualified for the US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals last month in Boise.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 11:24 p.m.

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, 11:20 p.m.

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, 11:20 p.m.

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, 11:18 p.m.

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, 11:18 p.m.

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 …


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, 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: Sat., June 29, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Locally: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew, Taylor Mims earn Pac-12 Tom Hansen Conference Medal

The medal has been awarded annually since the 1960-61 academic year to each member school’s outstanding senior male and female student-athlete based on performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

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, 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: Sun., June 30, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

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.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Jim Meehan: New greens help Twin Lakes bounce back quickly from tough winter

My complicated relationship with that aspect of the game rarely takes a round off, but I had no complaints when my 25-foot downhiller rolled true before stopping inches from the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 5:10 p.m.

Youth Sports Notebook: Fields set for Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic tournaments

With the defending champions in the field, 64 teams – 32 in each the Senior and Junior divisions – are entered in the annual Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Wood Bat Classic for …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Native American basketball legend Jaci McCormack continues to inspire

The turnaround jumper that sent Illinois State to the 2005 NCAA Tournament was among the defining moments of Jaci McCormack’s college career. Another proved to be an intense, heart-rending exchange …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:12 p.m.

Full Ironman could return to Coeur d’Alene in 2021

Ironman 70.3 kicks off Sunday in downtown Coeur d’Alene. But could the full Ironman – the 140.6-mile version of the grueling triathlon – make its way back to the Lake …


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: Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:48 p.m.

Locally: Dan Fitzgerald, Jason Hanson voted into Washington Sports Hall of Fame

Hanson is a Mead High School graduate who cut his football kicking teeth on the turf at Albi Stadium and perfected the skills in Martin Stadium at Washington State that …