This past January and February, Airway Heights Parks & Recreation brought new and fresh format to the West Plains basketball community. The 3v3 Short Court format takes the traditional back and forth flow of full court and turns it sideways to utilizes the sideline-to-sideline half (short) court side hoops of the Rec Center Gym. Combine that with the fun of 3 on 3 basketball, this exciting, fast paced game brought 40 players on 8 teams in for 8 weeks Sunday night hoops. Teams played games comprising of two 20-minute halves, testing even the most fit players’ stamina. Each team played a regular season of 7 games, with the top four teams in the standings making the Championship Bracket, and the lower 4 playing for consolation in the “B” Bracket. End of season playoffs was a great night of exciting games, upsets, and a buzzer beater to force OT. The night was concluded with the crowning of Airway Heights Parks & Recreation’s first ever 3v3 Short Court Basketball Champs: The Kawhise Guys!

Congratulations Kip Kendall, Preston Matossian, Zachary Worl, Kyle Baird, and Shon Volk on a great season!


In April Airway Heights Parks & Recreation was able to capitalize on the great 3v3 Season, and roll into a 6 team 5’s Short Season. Teams played a quick season of 4 games, seeding into a top 4 of 6 tournament playing to be the first ever 5’s Champions for AHPR. After a great 6-0 season, the Unknowns took home the 2023 Short Season Basketball  Championship. CONGRATULATIONS UNKNOWNS!