Hoops in the Highlands

It’s been four long years since neighbors got to enjoy Hoops in the Highlands, the 3-on-3 basketball tournament that promotes community involvement and raises funds for Lake Highlands Junior High and feeder elementary schools Northlake, Wallace, White Rock and Lake Highlands. Organizers say Hoops is making a comeback in 2022, and they’re planning to welcome thousands of competitors and even more supporters.

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This year’s games, hosted at Lake Highlands High School in partnership with the Wildcat basketball program, will be played in the LHHS gym. That will give players, family members and the community a chance to experience the high school’s amenities – including new outdoor courtyards and the HUB, the heartbeat of campus.

Since 2004, Hoops has raised more than $550,000 for schools while encouraging kids to have fun and compete with their friends and classmates. It has helped parents gather and bond, and it’s become a showcase community event with performances by the Wranglers, Highlandettes, cheerleaders and other groups.

Hoops will be held March 25 and 26. Teams consist of four players and must compete in the grade division of the oldest player on the team. Online registration goes live Feb. 7 here, and teams with boys and girls in grades K-8 are welcome. All games run 15 minutes long.