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THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2014

Chiefs' division loaded again

The U.S. Division was the toughest of the Western Hockey League's four divisions last season. The Spokane Chiefs finished fourth in the five-team U.S. Division last year and face some tough prospects for the 2014-15 season, which begins Saturday in Kennewick. Read story

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 2014

Chiefs near end of exhibition season

Thursday's exhibition game against Tri-City at Eastern Washington University's Rec Center was the sixth of seven that the Spokane Chiefs will play. The Chiefs will cap the preseason Saturday at Tri-City before turning their attention to the Western Hockey League's regular season. Spokane's first two…

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 2014

Season of high hopes reaches end

One more base hit in the ninth inning Thursday night and the Spokane Indians would still be playing baseball Friday at Avista Stadium. But the Indians' record-setting season reached an end in thrilling fashion when Spokane left the bases loaded in the ninth during a…

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Missed opportunities haunt Indians

The Vancouver Canadians had two legitimate scoring opportunities on Wednesday night at Nat Bailey Stadium. The Spokane Indians had five, including three during the first four innings. But Vancouver walked away with a 1-0 win in the opening game of the Northwest League North Division…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 30, 2014

Everyone gets in act for Indians

The Spokane Indians capped their regular-season home schedule Friday with a balanced offensive performance. All 11 Indians who came to bat, including late-game replacements Chuck Moorman and Pepe Cardona, collected hits during the 15-hit effort that buried Salem-Keizer 11-5. Read story

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FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014

Destination: Vancouver and TBD

The Spokane Indians will wrap up their Northwest League regular-season home schedule Friday with the final game of a five-game set against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. The Indians will cap the regular season with three games at Vancouver, starting Saturday. Wasting no time, they'll play Game…

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27, 2014

Pena turns attention to playoffs

Wednesday night served as a playoff tune-up for Spokane Indians starter Richelson Pena, who capped his regular season with a fine performance marred by basically one pitch -- a 0-2 high fastball that Salem-Keizer's Austin Slater deposited over the left-field fence for a three-run homer…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

Indians will affect postseason races

The Spokane Indians don't have to worry about qualifying for the Northwest League playoffs, as they took care of that by winning the North Division first-half title. But the Indians will definitely have a say in what two teams join Spokane and South Division first-half…

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MONDAY, AUG. 25, 2014

Playoff picture remains scrambled

The Northwest League regular season is down to one week and seven games. First-half champions Spokane of the North Division and Hillsboro of the South know that they'll open best-of-3 divisional series on Sept. 2, but their opponents are still unclear. Read story

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THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014

Chiefs' camp loaded with plot lines

Who will become the No. 1 goaltender? Whose offensive game will blossom to fill the void of departed Mitch Holmberg and Mike Aviani? What defensive players will step in after Reid Gow and Jeremy McIntosh decided to step away from hockey? These and other questions…

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TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014

About as bad as it gets

Most people around these parts had a better night than the Spokane Indians. Yes, the Indians pounded out 17 hits and scored 12 runs against the Tri-City Dust Devils on Monday night. But the Dust Devils played their blackjack hand by collecting 19 hits and…

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SUNDAY, AUG. 17, 2014

Dust Devils make playoff push

The Spokane Indians had little trouble against the Tri-City Dust Devils during the first half of the Northwest League season. The Indians outscored Tri-City 49-17 in winning five of six games. But the second half of the season has a different feel, as the North…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 16, 2014

Rare 1-0 games come back to back

Several years ago the Spokane Indians' scorekeeper, an affable man with a wry sense of humor, announced that he had one big wish in his job: to witness a 1-0 Northwest League game. He never got his wish, but maybe he noticed what happened the…

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SATURDAY, AUG. 9, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014

Just like that, close game becomes rout

The Spokane Indians were protecting a 2-1 lead when Pepe Cardona stepped to the plate with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning on Friday night. The final five innings of the Northwest League game unfolded in scoreless form, but what happened for…

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North Division plays topsy-turvy

The Northwest League's second half has given the Everett AquaSox a second chance. Everett was the worst team in the league (11-27) during the first half, but the AquaSox (8-6 second half) lead the North Division by two games over Vancouver and Tri-City. The prize…

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SUNDAY, AUG. 3, 2014

Indians need a break

The Spokane Indians boasted a winning percentage of .733 after their first 30 games of the Northwest League season. Their winning percentage in the 21 games since their 22-8 start is .333. Having dropped 14 of their last 21 games, the Indians approach this week's…

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Indians lose first home series of season

Hillsboro's 12-9 victory over the Spokane Indians on Saturday night allowed the Hops to clinch the five-game Northwest League series. The Hops lead the series 3-1 heading in to Sunday afternoon's finale. Hillsboro became the first team to take a series from the Indians at…

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FRIDAY, AUG. 1, 2014

Indians thrive with double-figure hits

When the Spokane Indians crank out double figures for hits in a Northwest League game, it usually means one thing: a win. The Indians pounded out 15 hits on Friday night, tied for their third-best effort of the season, to walk past Hillsboro 10-1. Spokane…

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THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014

Depth gives Indians an edge

Seth Spivey was joking Monday when he said that the entire Spokane Indians lineup could have been selected to the Northwest League All-Star Game. But Spivey, one of eight Indians named to the team last week, wasn't too far off. Just about every player on…

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Indians improve to 5-2 against Vancouver

What separates the Spokane Indians from the Vancouver Canadians so far this season isn't their records. Both teams are 27-17 overall in the Northwest League, better than the league's other six teams. But Spokane is guaranteed a postseason berth because it defeated North Division rival…

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MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

Indians go wire-to-wire in first half

The Spokane Indians remained in first place in the Northwest League's North Division for the entire first half. Technically speaking, Vancouver sneaked ahead of Spokane by one-half game for 6 hours on Monday by defeating Tri-City in an afternoon game. But the Indians, knowing they…

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SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014

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