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Grip on Sports: The Simpsons, Ken Griffey Jr., and baseball history all collided long ago

A GRIP ON SPORTS • An anniversary slipped by the other day, obscured by the mists of time. Yes, it’s been 25 years since “Homer at the Bat” aired, the …


Spokane Chiefs add defensemen Luke Gallagher to roster

Luke Gallagher, a 16-year-old defenseman out of Mead, Washington, has been added to the Spokane Chiefs roster for the rest of the season, the team announced on Tuesday.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga, WSU fill in the blanks over the past 48 hours

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, documenting Gonzaga’s inexorable march through the WCC. And wondering if the Cougars could sweep a Pac-12 basketball foe this season. …


Kailer Yamamoto scores again but Spokane Chiefs dumped by Tri-City

Kailer Yamamoto scored his team-leading 34th goal of the season, but the Tri-City Americans downed the Spokane Chiefs 5-1 on Saturday at the Toyota Center in Kennewick.


Kailer Yamamoto scores in overtime to lift Spokane Chiefs over Kelowna

Kailer Yamamoto scored 61 seconds into overtime with this 33rd goal of the season to lift the Spokane Chiefs over the Kelowna Rockets 5-4 in Western Hockey League action in …


Grip on Sports: Decision by WSU’s Fossum is easy to understand

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Being a walk-on in Division I isn’t easy. Even if you play. And that’s not a given for those who pay their way in college …


Spokane Chiefs cough up five-goal third in loss to Prince George

Kody McDonald scored a power-play goal at the start of the third period – the first of five in the frame – to break open a close game and the …


Grip on Sports: Sports delivers presents every day, not just on the holidays

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Before we get into the day’s news, let’s get this out of the way: I’m sorry. I didn’t get you anything special for Valentine’s Day. …


Young line gives Chiefs hope for the future

The Spokane Chiefs’ top scorers, such as Kailer and Keanu Yamamoto, Jaret Anderson-Dolan and Hudson Elynuik, are undeniably talented and exciting to watch.


Big rally lifts Spokane Chiefs over conference-leading Prince George

The Spokane Chiefs erased an early two-goal deficit and beat the Western Hockey League Western Conference-leading Prince George Cougars, 4-3, at the CN Center on Monday.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga survives GameDay circus and a less-than-stellar game by key contributors

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Gonzaga basketball has been a big story in the Spokane area since 1999. The Spokane area. But I don’t recall as many national resources devoted …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 11:35 p.m.

Goalie Dawson Weatherill enters late in game to help Spokane Chiefs hold off top rival Tri-City

Moments after Kailer Yamamoto won the game-sealing faceoff with 4 seconds remaining, he skated over to his goaltender, Dawson Weatherill, patted him on the helmet and came in for an …


Grip on Sports: From GameDay to prime time, Gonzaga’s matchup with Saint Mary’s is a big deal

A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the nice things about college basketball is big games can happen at any time. There aren’t rivalry weekends or an ordained matchup late …


Spokane Chiefs lose two-goal lead, fall in shootout to Portland Winterhawks

Joachim Blichfeld scored twice in the third period to tie it and was the only shooter successful in a shootout and the Portland Winterhawks overcame the Spokane Chiefs 5-4 on …


Grip on Sports: There are some nice perks for college basketball players, including trips to warm places

A GRIP ON SPORTS • The weather outside is frightful, thanks to a mid-winter snow/ice/rain storm. But inside? Well, delightful isn’t the right word, but it will do. After all, …


Spokane Chiefs outlast Winterhawks with three third-period goals

The sticks came alive for the Spokane Chiefs on Wednesday. Just at the right time.


Grip on Sports: You really have no choice on Super Bowl Sunday, unless you choose ‘none of the above’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no avoiding it today. It’s Super Bowl Sunday and we have to spend some time opining about the “Big Game,” as the NFL …


Spokane Chiefs suffer penalties, missed offensive opportunities in loss to Kamloops

A turbulent third period doomed the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday at the Arena, as Spokane committed four penalties and failed to capitalize on golden chances, and lost out on a …


Grip on Sports: If you are snowed in, don’t worry, the TV will get you through until it warms up

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Can you stay home today? Might be the best thing to do if you live in Spokane. At least until the afternoon. It might take …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 11:24 p.m.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan notches hat trick and Spokane Chiefs beat Medicine Hat

Nancy Anderson-Dolan drove 9 hours from Calgary, Alberta, to watch her son, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, play in the Chiefs’ most recent weekend homestand against Medicine Hat and Kamloops.


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s continuing perfection is helping to build memories in the Inland Northwest

A GRIP ON SPORTS • However Gonzaga’s basketball season ends up, nights like Thursday are the answer to the question. What question, you may reasonably ask. Why is college basketball …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Kailer Yamamoto showcases skill in CHL/NHL prospects game

Another accomplishment was added to Kailer Yamamoto’s hockey resume this week.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:59 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs forward Alex Mowbray rediscovers WHL career in Spokane

Alex Mowbray’s Western Hockey League career was resurrected with one unexpected phone call.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:56 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs assistant coach Scott Burt extended through 2017-18

The Spokane Chiefs have extended the contract of assistant coach Scott Burt through the 2017-18 season, the team announced on Thursday.


Grip on Sports: Today is a day of celebration, no matter what school everyone picks

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s national signing day for college football. If you are not a fan of college football then we advise staying off of social media today. …


Grip on Sports: Enjoy it, because we are living in the Golden Age of Inland Northwest sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’ve been doing this feature for going on six years now. In that time, Washington State has gone to three bowl games, Eastern Washington has …


Kailer Yamomoto records goal and assist in CHL/NHL prospects game

Spokane Chiefs forward Kailer Yamamoto scored one goal and added an assist in the CHL/NHL prospects game on Monday in Quebec City.


Grip on Sports: Old is a relative term, especially in the world of tennis

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about a Gonzaga rout, among other things. Here we are 48 hours later and the subject is still valid. …


Spokane Chiefs blitzed in 8-3 loss to Tri-City Americans

Vladislav Lukin scored twice and the Tri-City Americans broke open a competitive game with three goals in a four-minute spurt in the third period to down the Spokane Chiefs 8-3 …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:52 p.m.

Spokane Chiefs remain on outside of playoffs with loss to Kootenay

Colton Kroeker scored a 5-on-3 power-play goal midway through the third period to lift the Kootenay Ice over the Spokane Chiefs 3-2 at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook, B.C. in …