Sports & Outdoors

WIAA Hardwood Classics 1B and 2B

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through March 8 2014

There is something heartwarmingly American about the 1B/2B high school basketball tournament, held in Spokane each March. You see boys and girls from some of the smallest high schools in Washington battling it out in the cavernous (at least compared to their home gyms) confines of the Spokane Arena. This isn’t necessarily a chance to see the next crop of college stars, but rather to marvel at the small-town spirit you can find in Washington’s rural communities. If you want the full story of the tournament, I’d recommend checking out former Davenport High School coach Jim Stinson’s Remembering The B, a a book documenting the complete history of the event.

Mike Bookey

Price: $12-$28