Martha's Vineyard Streetball Classic Returns

The 11th annual Vineyard Streetball Classic, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, is Wednesday, July 3 at Niantic Park in Oak Bluffs. Opening rounds begin at 10 a.m. Participants can register at the Niantic courts tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and at same-day registration beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow in the tent next to the courts. The tournament highlights students ages 9 to 18 years old. Each team of three to five players battles through a series of double-elimination rounds with the top teams in each division receiving trophies at the end of the day. Call 508-687-0418 for more information.

Summer Hoops Tradition Shoots for Youth

A streetball rivalry was seething on the basketball courts of Oak Bluffs’ Niantic Park this past weekend. On Saturday, July 4, the Edgartown defending champions, the Cheezits, were preparing to take on the tough and much-hyped WBA, a four-man team from Boston and North Carolina.

Streetballers Tickle the Twine in Annual Niantic Park Classic

The music of the Star-Spangled Banner gave way to the sounds of emcee Allen (Deejay Lefty) Pires’s turntable as the eighth annual Vineyard Streetball Classic got underway this Saturday in Niantic Park in Oak Bluffs. For the next five hours, would-be NBA stars from 14 teams — six from the age 10 to 12 division and four each in the age 13 to 14 and 15 to 18 — battled through round robin and double elimination play before the two strongest sides met in each division’s final championship game.

Streetball’s the Game, Fitness the Prize

Vineyarders and visitors alike gathered at Niantic Park on Saturday to take part in the ninth annual Vineyard Streetball Classic. The double-elimination basketball tournament for preteens and teens featured, as is tradition, three-on-three half-court ball. As part of the classic’s ongoing evolution, new traditions, including a free throw contest, were also added to the day’s activities.

Streetball Is Basketball at Its Purest

Much to the dismay of Celtics fans, Miami brought the Heat that lit up the NBA this year. But basketball is back, and it’s time for Islanders to stir up some heat on the courts.

The tenth annual Vineyard Streetball Classic three-on-three basketball tournament takes center court at Niantic Park in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday, July 3, beginning at 10 a.m.