Dozens of Islanders travel to compete in Spokane’s Hoopfest

Anya Quig makes a layup. - Jim Whitney Photo
Anya Quig makes a layup.
— image credit: Jim Whitney Photo

It’s summer — the butterflies and birds have migrated north — and the Vashon basketball community has migrated east for what has become a major event in the annual calendar: Spokane Hoopfest. This year was the 21st Hoopfest, and again saw a record number of players (26,000) and teams (6,700). Twenty-one Island teams competed, and all enjoyed the relatively cool weather compared with previous years.

Here is a quick rundown of Vashon’s presence (team name, record if available, bracket, players):

• Raging Monkeys (First in high school girls bracket) — Chrissy Swope, Kelly Costello, Liz Hill and Lui Gue

• Chronic Fatique (Second in over-40 men’s bracket) — Rich Hazzard, Tom Sullivan, Chuck Wetzler and Rick Covarrubia

• Vashon Boy Pirates (Second in boys fifth-grade) — Finbar Anderson, Kalen Cunningham, Tommy Delargy and John Misel

• Vashon Vandals (Second in boys eighth-grade) — Leo DeBlasi, Steen Jennings, Anil Krogness and Jessie Norton

• Vashon Fab Four (Consolation bracket champion) — Kasandra Hernandez, Lily Robinthal, Rain Sheehan and Audrey Watkins-Szala

• Dragonflies (Seventh-grade girls consolation bracket winners) — Sienna Janetty, Ally Clevenger, June Hazelton and Rayana Weller

• 2009 VHS boys grads — Max Burnham, Odin Jacobovitch, Thomas Timm-Skove and Jake Theno

• 2007 VHS boys grads — Zac Andrus, Ben Shelton, Matt Zapel and Lejf Hanson

• Vashon Dye Hards (Seventh-grade girls) — Lilly Hennessey, Abigail Kim, Sasha Reed and Kai Li Scheer

• VIFour (Seventh-grade bracket) — Forrest Miller, Sam Yates, Harper Whitney and Gabe Reoux

• Vashon Pirates (Seventh-grade bracket) — Sean Delargy, Chet and Clyde Pruett and Josh Tillman

• Otters (Seventh-grade bracket) — Fletcher Call, Logan Hawkins, Edgar Polkat and Alex Symbol

• Sea Eagles (Ninth-grade bracket) — Paddy Affolter, Baxter Call, Nikolai Carroll and Peter Wolsczko

• Pirates (Fifth-grade bracket) — Samuel Briggs, Jahmiah Hoogen, Andrew Walker and Christian White

• Vashon Green Rockets (Sixth-grade bracket) — Rhys Jennings, Dylan Martinez, Will Misel and Christopher Walker

• Kevin (Eighth-grade bracket) — Ezra Ende, Graham Hazzard, Josh Hruska-Myer and Ian Stewart

• Richard Simmons Four (Boys high school bracket) — Duncan Ende, Ben Reoux, Kelly Sullivan and Ben Whitaker

• Vashon Olympians (Sixth-grade bracket) — Langston Dziko, Noah Edmonds, Nick Spranger and Dawit Tuller-Ross

• Vashon Magma (Sixth-grade bracket) — Eva Anderson, Mira Peterson, Meg Sullivan and Sally Walker

• Green Flame (Sixth-grade bracket) Natalie VanDevanter, Kate Atwell, Mallory Breen and Annika Hille

• Crow (Fourth-grade bracket) — Will Hennessey, Jake Carman, Jacob White and Case Foster

• Wee See (Ninth-grade bracket) — Tianna Koenig, Taegan Lynch, Anya Quig and Brooke Whitney

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