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Chris Derrick
SPORTS COPY EDITOR
Chris Derrick chrisd@spokesman.com (509) 459-5515

Chris Derrick joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. He currently is a copy editor for the Sports Desk.


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Nov. 14, 2015, 11:01 p.m.
It seemed appropriate that Mead and Central Valley would finish their volleyball seasons Saturday playing on side-by-side courts. Both went out in style, too, as Mead (29-3) held off Bellarmine Prep 3-2 to take fifth place and CV (28-7) toppled Tahoma 3-1 for seventh place as the State 4A tournament wrapped up at Toyota Center.

Nov. 13, 2015, 10:40 p.m.
Mead’s quest for an eighth state volleyball championship ran head-first into Curtis’ drive toward its first.

Nov. 12, 2015, 2:37 p.m.
Adrienne Dotson learned the nuances of the state volleyball tournament as a young player.

Oct. 15, 2015, 10:59 p.m.
Central Valley posted a 3-1 win at Gonzaga Prep on Thursday to improve its Greater Spokane League volleyball record to 7-0.

Oct. 15, 2015, 4:20 p.m.
The Spokane Chiefs have returned to their home ice at the Arena for the first time in nearly three weeks.

Oct. 9, 2015, 11:37 p.m.
It wasn’t hard to identify which team answered the bell during the second half of the Battle of the Bell. Mt. Spokane (5-1) outscored Mead 20-0 after halftime Friday at Albi Stadium to dispatch main rival Mead 30-14 in the annual spirit game.

Sept. 27, 2015, midnight
For a guy who had never scored a goal in the Western Hockey League before Saturday, Jaret Anderson-Dolan sure made people sit up and take notice. Anderson-Dolan not only scored his first WHL goal, but he added two more for a hat trick while helping the Spokane Chiefs rally from a 4-2 deficit for a 6-4 win over the Tri-City Americans in a season opener at the Arena.

Sept. 26, 2015, midnight
The Spokane Chiefs will start the Western Hockey League season at home for the first time in 15 years. After the 2015-16 season kicks off at the Arena on Saturday night, it may seem like another 15 years before the next Chiefs home game.

Sept. 25, 2015, 10:29 p.m.
The Spokane Chiefs will start the Western Hockey League season at home for the first time in 15 years. After the 2015-16 season kicks off at the Arena on Saturday night, it may seem like another 15 years before the next Chiefs home game.

Sept. 25, 2015, midnight
The Seattle Thunderbirds haven’t won a division title since the 2004-05 Western Hockey League season. If the sages are correct, that’s about to change.

Sept. 22, 2015, midnight
Sophie and Maddie West practice what can be called the opposite of a sibling rivalry at Gonzaga Prep. Senior middle hitter Sophie and junior right-side hitter Maddie – born 18 months apart – like nothing better than playing side-by-side on the Bullpups’ talented front row.

Sept. 4, 2015, midnight
Preseason could easily be renamed proving season. When the Spokane Chiefs begin their seven-game preseason schedule this afternoon in Everett, it will mark another important step in the auditioning process for a Western Hockey League roster spot.

Sept. 4, 2015, midnight
Tyler Davis and the Spokane Indians have taken their share of lumps this Northwest League season, but all of that was pushed aside Thursday. Davis (3-1) pitched six no-hit innings and the Indians finished with a two-hitter as they closed out their home schedule at Avista Stadium with a 4-1 victory over North Division second-half champion Everett.

Sept. 3, 2015, 6:32 p.m.
Preseason could easily be renamed proving season. When the Spokane Chiefs begin their seven-game preseason schedule Friday afternoon in Everett, it will mark another important step in the auditioning process for a Western Hockey League roster spot.

Sept. 3, 2015, midnight
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s quest for a third consecutive State 2B title ended last November during a windy, bitterly cold semifinal against Okanogan at Moses Lake. Okanogan, using its potent running game, ended the Broncos’ 38-game winning streak with a 34-0 victory. Okanogan defeated Napavine the following week to take the state crown that LRS claimed in 2012 and ’13.

Sept. 3, 2015, midnight
All of the signs pointed to Freeman last year. The Scotties, basking in the glow from their 2013 State 1A title, opened last season on the national radar, ranked 25th by CBS MaxPreps among schools with 1,000 or fewer students.

Sept. 2, 2015, midnight
Sherman Lacrus can go home now, but he and the Spokane Indians proved Tuesday that they won’t leave without a fight. Lacrus hit his first home run of the season to force extra innings and Connor McKay won the game with an RBI single in the 10th as the Indians avoided postseason elimination with a 7-6 comeback win over Everett at Avista Stadium.

Aug. 31, 2015, midnight
The two players who figure to be the Spokane Chiefs’ offensive leaders for the 2015-16 season are in accordance about the two players who will likely help fill that role in the future. Chiefs returning scoring leader Adam Helewka and Kailer Yamamoto, the high-scoring rookie from 2014-15, came away from this week’s Chiefs camp more than impressed with 16-year-old forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan and 15-year-old defenseman Ty Smith.

Aug. 30, 2015, 10:15 p.m.
Spokane Chiefs returning scoring leader Adam Helewka and Kailer Yamamoto, the high-scoring rookie from 2014-15, came away from this week’s Chiefs camp more than impressed with 16-year-old forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan and 15-year-old defenseman Ty Smith.

Aug. 30, 2015, midnight
Darius Day claimed he’d never had a walk-off hit at any level. Maybe it’s appropriate that Day had the winning hit on an evening in which the Spokane Indians and Vancouver Canadians couldn’t seize their multiple opportunities.

Aug. 29, 2015, midnight
The Spokane Indians already knew it was going to be a long night, what with two seven-inning games scheduled at Avista Stadium. But the night grew longer when Game 1 stretched into 10 innings and took 3 hours, 28 minutes.

Aug. 28, 2015, midnight
Fall camp offers Spokane Chiefs staff members a glimpse into what to expect for the 2015-16 Western Hockey League season. But during the first day of camp Thursday it was difficult not to start thinking about the 2016-17 season.

Aug. 27, 2015, 9:07 p.m.
Fall camp offers Spokane Chiefs staff members a glimpse into what to expect for the 2015-16 Western Hockey League season. But during the first day of camp Thursday it was difficult not to start thinking about the 2016-17 season.

Aug. 23, 2015, midnight
The smoke moved out, but Connor Panas and the Vancouver Canadians caught fire. Panas hit two solo homers and capped a seven-run first-inning with a two-run double Saturday as the Canadians manhandled the Spokane Indians 11-3 at Avista Stadium.

Aug. 22, 2015, 11:10 p.m.
The smoke moved out, but Connor Panas and the Vancouver Canadians caught fire.