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Oct. 12, 2012, 11:30 p.m.
Unfortunately, rivalry games don’t always live up to the hype. But this was not one of those occasions.

Oct. 12, 2012, midnight
Just as Mark Weis pointed out: This was a beginning, not an ending. With the postseason quickly approaching and the Greater Spokane League volleyball regular season winding down, Thursday night presented a thrilling challenge to both University and Mt. Spokane when the teams met to battle it out for the top 3A spot in the league.

Oct. 11, 2012, 10:41 p.m.
Just as Mark Weis pointed out, this was a beginning – not an ending.

Oct. 11, 2012, midnight
Mike Babcock enters the press box looking like he’s in a bigger hurry than ever, even though he’s on an extended vacation of sorts. It’s Saturday – hockey night in Spokane – and the former Spokane Chiefs and current Detroit Red Wings coach has flown into town to drop the ceremonial first puck prior to the Chiefs’ game against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Oct. 10, 2012, 9:39 p.m.
Mike Babcock enters the press box looking like he’s in a bigger hurry than ever, even though he’s on an extended vacation of sorts.

Oct. 7, 2012, midnight
 Tanner Mort isn’t a goal scorer. He didn’t score a single goal last season, and he will probably never be a goal scorer. Doesn’t matter. When the Spokane Chiefs needed the veteran defenseman from Post Falls to step up on Saturday night, he did – in a big way.

Oct. 5, 2012, 11:14 p.m.
Brenden Kichton scored a pair of goals. He assisted on all the others.

Oct. 5, 2012, midnight
The old jingle only offers a half-truth, because as 19-year-old Mitch Holmberg and company have proven, kids aren’t the only ones that can be a kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s. Teenage hockey players are welcome to get in touch with their inner child, too, just as long as they don’t expect any special treatment in the form of prize tickets.

Oct. 4, 2012, 7:37 p.m.
The old jingle only offers a half-truth, because as 19-year-old Mitch Holmberg and company have proven, kids aren’t the only ones that can be a kid at Chuck E. Cheese’s.

Sept. 30, 2012, midnight
Eleven seconds. That’s how long it took for Justin Feser to take advantage of an ugly bounce and for Tri-City to frustrate the nearly 9,000 fans that made their way to the Arena on Saturday night to watch the Spokane Chiefs’ Western Hockey League home opener.

Sept. 29, 2012, 11:16 p.m.
The Chiefs had an answer for everything the Americans threw at them and with two swift goals late in the third period – one of which gave veteran Mitch Holmberg his first hat trick of the season – Spokane picked up a 5-3 win over their U.S. Division rivals.

Sept. 29, 2012, midnight
Brandon McClung didn’t just fill a big pair of shoes – figuratively speaking – Friday night. He shined them, broke them in and wore them out – and he picked a great night to do it.

Sept. 29, 2012, midnight
There are five undefeated teams left in the Western Hockey League and the Spokane Chiefs are one of them. They’re the only team, however, that has played just one game – which they won 5-2 in Kennewick in the season opener for both teams last Saturday.

News >  Spokane
Sept. 29, 2012, midnight
It doesn’t take eyesight to have a vision – though Charlie Fairbanks had both when the concept of beep baseball was born in 1964. Fairbanks, a telephone company worker in Denver, wanted his visually impaired daughter to be able to play with other kids on their block. So he borrowed and blended bits and pieces from America’s favorite pastime and invented baseball for the blind.

Sept. 28, 2012, 11:36 p.m.
Brandon McClung didn’t just fill a big pair of shoes – figuratively speaking – Friday night.

Sept. 28, 2012, 10:40 p.m.
There are five undefeated teams left in the Western Hockey League and the Spokane Chiefs are one of them.

Sept. 28, 2012, midnight
Perhaps if Ashlee Hodl had a little less fight in her, the headline above would be different. And if the Mt. Spokane Wildcats had a lot less fight in them, the Shadle Park Highlanders would have celebrated a little differently on Thursday night.

Sept. 26, 2012, 6:05 p.m.
Before the Spokane Chiefs can zero in on accomplishing their goals for the new season, they must first establish something basic: Who is going to protect those goals by trying to keep Spokane’s opponents from scoring any?

Sept. 25, 2012, 8:06 p.m.
The Spokane Chiefs played hockey on Saturday night – as did the rest of the Western Hockey League over the weekend. They’ll do it again this weekend – and for the next six months or so.

Sept. 22, 2012, midnight
On the periodic table of elements, Max Gruber and Zach Bonneau would be the oxygen supply – responsible for breathing life into their team. Both Gonzaga Prep seniors did just that on Friday night as the Bullpups routed Shadle Park 57-19 in a Greater Spokane League football game at G-Prep.

Sept. 21, 2012, 11:39 p.m.
On the periodic table of elements, Max Gruber and Zach Bonneau would be the oxygen supply – responsible for breathing life into their team.

Sept. 21, 2012, 7:19 p.m.
For now, you can primarily think of game time for the Spokane Chiefs as a job interview.

Sept. 21, 2012, midnight
The Spokane Chiefs were 5 minutes – and one goal – from playing for a conference title last season. And if you paid any attention to the series, you know it was heart-stoppingly close the entire way. So when the Tri-City Americans won Game 7, it left something to be desired for the veteran Chiefs, who are back for another Western Hockey League season in Spokane.

Sept. 21, 2012, midnight
There was a moment on Thursday night – and it certainly wasn’t the only one – when Jonni Dorr’s soft hands lifted a gorgeous back set to the right side. There was nothing soft about the subsequent hurt Mead middle Hannah Zalopany put on the ball in picking up one of her match-leading 12 kills.

Sept. 20, 2012, 10:56 p.m.
There was a moment on Thursday night – and it certainly wasn’t the only one – when Jonni Dorr’s soft hands lifted a gorgeous back set to the right side.