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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 26, 2012

Young Reinhart ignites Ice

The Spokane Chiefs will get their first look at the Kootenay Ice on Friday (on the road) and Saturday (at the Arena). Here's a story from last month about Ice phenom Sam Reinhart, who has been described as a 17-year-old with a 20-year-old's brain. Read...

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Dayton women ride high

One year ago in Las Vegas, the Gonzaga women defeated Dayton 82-76. Dayton was 6-4 after the loss. Now the Flyers are 12-0 and one of the biggest surprises of the 2012-13 season. Read story

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Presley takes positive steps

This week's women's basketball notebook leads with Washington State sophomore point guard Tia Presley, the Gonzaga Prep product who is bouncing back from last year's season-ending injury. Read story

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THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012


Zags zip past Idaho

Balanced scoring and superb passing led Gonzaga's women to a 97-62 nonconference win over visiting Idaho on Thursday night. Both teams now take a holiday break until Dec. 29. Story to come.

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Gonzaga leads by 22 at halftime

The Gonzaga women have used their passing game and advantage inside to take a 48-26 lead over Idaho at halftime of nonconference play at McCarthey Athletic Center. Centers Shelby Cheslek and Stephanie Golden and forward Sunny Greinacher have eight points apiece for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga...

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Gonzaga welcomes Vandals

It's 15 minutes until tipofff for the Idaho Vandals (3-7) against Gonzaga (9-3) in nonconference women's basketball at McCarthey Athletic Center. Idaho leads the all-time series, but Gonzaga has won 10 of the last 12 encounters. The Vandals' last win in the series came during...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012

Calgary fans have concerns

The Calgary Hitmen have one of the best records in the Western Hockey League (23-8-1-3), but their fans are worried about their 11-7-3 home mark. Calgary's lone trip to Spokane is on Feb. 13. Read story

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TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012

Winterhawks hold on to defeat Chiefs

The Portland Winterhawks have won 25 of their last 27 games after Tuesday night's 4-3 win over the host Spokane Chiefs at the Arena. Portland had a much different look from its 9-1 win over Spokane five weeks ago. Read story

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Winterhawks edge Chiefs 4-3

Adam De Champlain's third-period goal gave the Portland Winterhawks a 4-3 win over the host Spokane Chiefs on Tuesday night in the final Western Hockey League game before the holiday break. More to come.

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Chiefs rally for tie after one period

Todd Fiddler scored his team-high 24th goal and Mitch Holmberg followed with his 23rd as the Spokane Chiefs, trailing 2-0 midway through the first period, rallied to tie the Portland Winterhawks after 20 minutes at the Arena on Tuesday night.

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High-flying Winterhawks in town

The top two teams in the Western Hockey League's U.S. Division, the Portland Winterhawks (28-5-1-0) and the Spokane Chiefs (23-9-1-0), will drop the puck in 20 minutes at the Arena. The teams will meet eight times this season. The only previous meeting this year, Nov....

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MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012



Ohio State leads Gonzaga at halftime

Senior guard Tayler Hill has 11 points at halftime while leading Ohio State to a 23-21 edge over Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center. Gonzaga never trailed until Darryce Moore scored off an offensive rebound to snap a 21-all time. Gonzaga is mixing defensive intensity with...

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Gonzaga, Ohio State coming up

The Gonzaga women's basketball team was supposed to play 20th-ranked Ohio State tonight. Yes, Ohio State is still the rival at McCarthey Athletic Center, but the Buckeyes are no longer ranked. Washington State saw to that by upsetting Ohio State 62-55 on Saturday in Pullman,...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012

Ams' Comrie shuts down Chiefs

Tri-City Americans goaltender Eric Comrie shut down the Spokane Chiefs during teddy bear toss night at the Arena on Saturday. Comrie blanked the Chiefs for nearly 57 minutes to guide the Americans' 2-1 win. Read story

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Americans edge Chiefs 2-1

The Tri-City Americans held off the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 on Saturday night at the Arena. The Chiefs avoided their first shutout of the season -- on teddy bear toss night -- when Reid Gow scored with 3:14 left. Story to come

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