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SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013

It will be an offseason of reflection 

A GRIP ON SPORTS Nothing all that big happened yesterday, did it? OK, I probably shouldn't be flippant about Gonzaga's loss. I'm sure there are a lot of readers who took it really hard. I understand. I have done the same thing in the past....

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Pac-12 notes on a Sunday morning

COUGARS FROM SALT LAKE CITY -- It's time to head back to the Palouse, and because Gonzaga lost last night, we'll be home for the foreseeable future. As we make our way back, read these links to stories with words and such.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013

Shockers end GU's season

Gonzaga's historic season came to an unfulfilling conclusion Saturday when No. 9 Wichita State handed the top-ranked and top-seeded Bulldogs a 76-70 loss in the round of 32. The Shockers did it by making 14 of 28 3-pointers -- two nights after hitting 2 of...

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Chiefs head to Kennewick with 2-0 lead

Blake Gal scored twice, including the winner late in the third period, to ignite the Spokane Chiefs to a 6-4 win over the Tri-City Americans in a Western Hockey League playoff at the Arena on Saturday night. Gal has three goals in the best-of-seven series,...

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Chiefs take 2-0 series lead

Blake Gal scored twice, including the go-ahead goal with 3:29 left Saturday night, and the Spokane Chiefs defeated the Tri-City Americans 6-4 at the Arena to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 WHL playoff series. Story to come

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Chiefs take lead after two periods

Blake Gal and Todd Fiddler scored second-period goals to give the Spokane Chiefs a 4-3 lead over the Tri-City Americans after two periods of Game 2 of their Western Hockey League playoff series. The Chiefs are aiming to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven...

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Offense rules in first period

The Tri-City Americans lead the Spokane Chiefs 3-2 after one period of Game 2 of their Western Hockey League playoff at the Arena. All of the goals came during a span of 5 minutes, 27 seconds. Spokane has outshot the Americans 15-4.

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Welcome to Game 2 of March Iceness

We interrupt your Gonzaga basketball watching to announce Game 2 of the Western Hockey League playoff series between the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans at the Arena. Spokane won the opener 4-1 on Friday night, thanks to two goals by Mitch Holmberg. The best-of-seven series...

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Poor shooting dooms GU in NCAA opener

Gonzaga's stay at the NCAA tournament was short. The Bulldogs stuggled with their field-goal shooting and fell to Iowa State 72-60 in an opener Saturday afternoon at McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga finished the season 27-6, with five losses coming when the Bulldogs shot 33 percent...

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Gonzaga drops NCAA tourney opener

Chelsea Poppens, Hallie Christofferson and Brynn Williamson combined for 54 points and Iowa State shot 52 percent from the field Saturday afternoon during a 72-60 win over Gonzaga to open the NCAA tournament at McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga's defense forced 23 turnovers and its bench...

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Another busy Saturday awaits

A GRIP ON SPORTS What else is there to write about today than the NCAA tournament? I can't think about anything. Unless it's the women's tournament. Or playoff hockey. Or big Mariners news. Yep, it's one of those mornings. Read on.

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Saturday's tourney roundup 

COUGARS FROM SALT LAKE CITY -- There isn't much to report on the WSU front today (unless you're talking about Wichita State, but you're not). So what follows is a small dose of Pac-12 links. They aren't happy ones, especially if you're a Ben Howland...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013


Chiefs capture Game 1

Mitch Holmberg scored twice and Eric Williams made 26 saves Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs opened the Western Hockey League playoffs with a 4-1 win over the Tri-City Americans at the Arena. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Saturday at the Arena. Story...

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Spokane maintains two-goal lead

The Spokane Chiefs still lead the Tri-City Americans 3-1 after a scoreless second period Friday in the opener of a first-round series in the Western Hockey League playoffs at the Arena. The Americans thought they had scored on a power play late in the second...

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Zags in tough against Wichita State

Good evening again from Salt Lake City. Here's some of our report on the Gonzaga-Wichita State matchup tomorrow in the round of 32. My game preview, John Blanchette's column and a cut-and-paste glance at the matchup below. Update: Here's our GU notebook and a feature...

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Chiefs storm to 3-1 lead

Blake Gal, Alessio Bertaggia and Mitch Holmberg scored Friday night to give the Spokane Chiefs a 3-1 lead over the Tri-City Americans after one period in a WHL first-round playoff opener at the Arena. Brenden Kichton and Reid Gow both assisted on the second and...

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Postseason hockey arrives for Chiefs

Regular-season records are a thing of the past as the Spokane Chiefs and Tri-City Americans prepare for the opening game of the Western Hockey League first-round playoff tonight at the Arena. The Chiefs have home ice for the best-of-seven series for finishing five points ahead...

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Gonzaga team manager Colin Stevens, left, and player David Stockton give teammate Sam Dower some good-natured ribbing in the team's locker room during press conference time at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT.  The Zags are preparing to play Wichita State on Saturday evening. (The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga men day before big game

S-R photojournalist Dan Pelle shot this photo in GU's locker room, Friday of Gonzaga team manager Colin Stevens, left, and player David Stockton giving teammate Sam Dower some good-natured ribbing during press conference time at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT. The Zags are...

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