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Grip on Sports: Seahawks and others doing their best to give Thursdays a new outlook

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s unanimous. Something weird happened with the All-Pac-12 football team. That, and other items, make this a hodgepodge of a Thursday. But then again, most …


Grip on Sports: Today is one of the days your college football team gets better

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, we wrote about one of the December college football traditions: awards. Today we delve into another couple: transfers and recruiting. Read on.


Jaret Anderson-Dolan helps Spokane Chiefs knock off Seattle Thunderbirds

Jaret Anderson-Dolan scored midway through the third period to break a 1-1 tie and the Spokane Chiefs beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1 in Western Hockey League action in Kent, Washington, …


Grip on Sports: The Seahawks played like a bunch of Gump yesterday in Green Bay

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If life is still like a box of chocolates, then all Seahawk fans got yesterday was stale, raisin-filled, spit-them-out waxy candies. They played as poorly …


Grip on Sports: EWU, Gonzaga, Sounders all win; what more could anyone want?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is one of those Sundays with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. From Toronto to Tacoma, from Cheney to …


Hudson Elynuik’s second-period goal break tie as Chiefs beat Giants

Hudson Elynuik broke a tie late in the second period, then Eli Zummack and Kailer Yamamoto scored third-period goals and the Spokane Chiefs knocked off the Vancouver Giants 5-2 in …


Grip on Sports: For EWU, today’s FCS playoff game is all a matter of perspective

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will the snow that is blanketing the Inland Northwest this morning affect Eastern Washington’s FCS quarterfinal playoff game with the University of Richmond. Yes and …


Markson Bechtold’s goal lifts Chiefs over Ice

The Spokane Chiefs are sure glad to have Markson Bechtold back.


Grip on Sports: Christmas has a tendency to get in the way of games

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Woke up this morning to a white Christmas look. Luckily, I don’t have to drive anywhere for a while. So it’s easy to say “let …


Grip on Sports: Gonzaga exposes Washington’s flaws and may have changed the look of the ‘rivalry’

A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’re back, and really looking forward to the next Gonzaga game. Yep, the Zips of Akron are coming to Spokane on Saturday. It has to …


Inconsistent Chiefs fall to Royals in overtime

Over the halfway point of the Western Hockey League, the Spokane Chiefs are still looking to find some consistency.


Grip on Sports: What’s the word on the street about the M’s, Seahawks and Gonzaga?

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s column is brought to you by the letter “W.” As in baseball’s winter meetings. As in where do the Seahawks go from here? And …


Grip on Sports: Though football is king, basketball has a princely role

GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya. Wondering about the college football playoffs. At least a day away didn’t change that. Or, probably, the teams that will be …


Spokane Chiefs drop close one to Tri-City

Evan Fiala scored late in the third period to draw the Spokane Chiefs within one goal, but the Tri-City Americans held on for a 6-5 win in Western Hockey League …


Hudson Elynuik’s overtime goal lifts Chiefs past Rockets

Some players are more fit for overtime hockey than others, and certainly Spokane Chiefs forward Hudson Elynuik is one of the those players.


Grip on Sports: Yes, the WSU Cougars won a basketball game last night

A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you only read headlines, there are a few today that don’t tell you the whole story. Or might even qualify for the newest rage: …


Two early goals allow Winterhawks to stop Chiefs

In a game in which Spokane was presented with several scoring chances and fired 35 shots on goal, the Chiefs left the ice with a reminder of how fickle luck …


Grip on Sports: Have the remote handy; this Sunday is packed with sports

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is anything still called “super-sized” anymore? Well, if the term is still used then it is appropriate for today. It’s “Super-Sized Sunday.” (Not to be …


Chiefs surrender 4-2 lead, lose 6-5 to Edmonton Oil Kings

The Spokane Chiefs surrendered a 4-2 lead half way through the second period Saturday night before falling 6-5 to the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings.


Grip on Sports: The Dawgs take a big bite out of the Cougars’ season

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is that old saying about the amount of fight in the dog? Something about size, right? But what happens when the bigger dog puts …


Spokane Chiefs get two hat tricks in 10-1 mauling of Vancouver

Spokane got hat tricks from Hudson Elynuik and Jaret Anderson-Dolan Friday night as the Chiefs destroyed the visiting Vancouver Giants 10-1.


Grip on Sports: Thanksgiving football memories are always good, except when they flood back

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Thanksgiving. In my lifetime – and that’s not a short span my friends – that’s meant three things: way too much food, great football …


Kousal scores twice to help Spokane Chiefs edge Kamloops 3-2

Pavel Kousal scored twice and the Spokane Chiefs edged the Kamloops Blazers 3-2 in regulation in Western Hockey League action at Sandman Centre in Kamloops, British Columbia, on Wednesday.


Grip on Sports: No, WSU’s loss wasn’t a good thing but, yes, the Apple Cup is still huge

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about the Apple Cup. Well, at least that hasn’t changed. This year’s rivalry game between Washington and Washington State …


Chiefs can’t hold early lead, lose two players to injuries

Being on the penalty kill nine times in one game makes winning hard.


Four-goal third period sends Chiefs past Calgary

Tied at 1 heading into the third period, the Spokane Chiefs needed a spark.


Grip on Sports: It’s another Thursday with the Cougars and the rest of the Inland Northwest sports scene

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Every day. Well, almost every day. That’s how often we put together this column. Most days are pretty easy. But Thursdays? Those are tough. So …


Seattle Thunderbirds beat Spokane Chiefs 5-2 at Arena

The Spokane Chiefs gave up three third-period goals in losing 5-2 to Seattle at the Arena on Tuesday night.


Grip on Sports: Seahawks overcome Patriots because they refused to move

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Back in the day, the nuns at St. Rita’s elementary taught us a song in unity with California’s striking farm workers. We learned the lyrics …


Grip on Sports: The Inland Northwest is having a college football season for the ages

A GRIP ON SPORTS • You may not have been awake to see it, but Washington State crushed California last night 56-21. And, unless you were in Cheney, you probably …