The list of things that went wrong for the Spokane Chiefs Saturday against the Everett Silvertips is long.
Ashlee Munsey has her first national championship and with it an elusive pro card.
Morgan Weaver scored three goals as the Washington State women’s soccer team defeated rival Washington 3-1 Friday night in the regular-season finale in Pullman. The Cougars (12-5-1, 5-5-1 Pac-12) extended their unbeaten streak against the Huskies (8-10-1, 3-8-0) to 15 matches despite playing the final 17:15 shorthanded after Makamae Gomera-Stevens was issued a red card.
It’s been a banner year for area volleyball, with Washington State in the top 20, Idaho and Whitworth chasing titles in their respective conferences and Community Colleges of Spokane closing in on an unbeaten regular season.
Kamie Ethridge, a Hall of Fame player who won a national title at Texas in 1986 and a gold medal in the Olympics two years later, said she’s excited at the prospect “to build your own culture and get it going the way you want.”
When the North Idaho College men’s basketball team dropped down from the scholarship-heavy NJCAA to the NWAC two years ago, many wondered if it could still bring in the Division I-level talent it had long attracted.
When the Kootenay Ice traded Bailey Brkin to the Chiefs at the Western Hockey League trade deadline in January, he fully understood why.
Spokane Chiefs head coach Dan Lambert was looking for a better effort and solid, simple hockey from his team. After two weekend games in which he lamented his team’s play and particularly the play of his veterans, Lambert got his wish.
The Spokane Chiefs boast probably the most veteran team they’ve had in a few years and guys who’ve spent time with NHL clubs. But lately, those veterans haven’t played like veterans – struggling against the competition in the Western Hockey League.
Washington State redshirt junior forward Borislava Hristova from Bulgaria is one of 20 players named to the 2019 Cheryl Miller Watch list by the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
McKenna Woodford totaled a match-high 22 kills and Penny Tusa added 19 kills and 13 digs to power the 19th-ranked Washington State Cougars to a 26-24, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22 victory over the Colorado Buffaloes in Pac-12 Conference volleyball action on Friday night
Sometimes, the final score doesn’t tell the full story. For the Spokane Chiefs, their 4-1 win over the visiting Portland Winterhawks Friday night masked some deficiencies that can hurt the team if they don’t fix them soon.
During their six-game road trip, the Chiefs crisscrossed the Canadian province – even journeying across the Manitoba border to play Brandon – and covered approximately 2,700 miles (or about 4,300 kilometers). All in 11 days.
McKenna Woodford tallied a match-high 17 kills to go with five blocks and Penny Tusa added 15 kills to propel the 19th-ranked Washington State Cougars to a 25-23, 25-18, 25-21 sweep over the Utah Utes in Pac-12 Conference volleyball on Wednesday.
EWU, the defending Big Sky tournament champion, was boosted in its late-season push by Jenny Chaves and goalie Kelsee Winston, who both earned conference player of the week for for their efforts
Frank Capehart is sure getting the hang of this hole-in-one thing.
The Chiefs have never has co-captains before this season
Spokane Chiefs forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan has been reassigned by the Los Angeles Kings and will return to the Western Hockey League, as announced by the Kings on Oct. 22. He is expected to rejoin the team this week and be in the lineup on Friday night as Spokane hosts Portland at Spokane Arena.
Jocelyn Urias had 14 kills on career-high hitting of .700 to lead No. 23 Washington State to a 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 victory over No. 20 in Pullman on Sunday and complete the Cougars’ first weekend sweep of the UCLA and USC since 1997.
The good news on Saturday night: The Spokane Chiefs outscored the Canadian Hockey League’s No. 1 team 2-1 in the second period. The bad news: The Prince Albert Raiders shut out the Chiefs 4-0 in the first period and 3-0 in the third, ending Spokane’s longest road trip of the season on a losing note in a 8-2 Western Hockey League defeat at the Art Hauser Centre.
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