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Past articles by Chris:

Spokane Chiefs return home after long road stretch

The Spokane Chiefs have returned to their home ice at the Arena for the first time in nearly three weeks. → Read More

Prep volleyball: Central Valley improves to 7-0 in GSL volleyball

Central Valley posted a 3-1 win at Gonzaga Prep on Thursday to improve its Greater Spokane League volleyball record to 7-0. → Read More

Mt. Spokane uses big second half to defeat Mead, ring the Bell

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. → Read More

Rookie Jaret Anderson-Dolan scores hat trick to rally Chiefs past Tri-City

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. → Read More

Spokane Chiefs will start season at home before long road trip

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. → Read More

Seattle Thunderbirds favored in Spokane Chiefs’ division

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. → Read More

Tyler Davis, Spokane Indians bullpen dominant in 4-1 win over Everett AquaSox

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. → Read More

Spokane Chiefs open preseason with tournament in Everett

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. → Read More

Sherman Lacrus, Connor McKay rally Indians to victory

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. → Read More

Darius Day wins it for Spokane Indians in 12th

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. → Read More

Chiefs future looking good

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. → Read More

Indians, Canadians split doubleheader at Avista

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. → Read More

Youth on display as Chiefs open camp

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 starting thinking about the 2016-17 season. → Read More

Vancouver crushes Spokane Indians 11-3

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. → Read More

Unhealthy air forces postponement of Spokane Indians game

Heavy smoke from Washington’s devastating wildfires forced postponement of Game 2 of the three-game Northwest League game between Spokane and Vancouver at Avista Stadium. → Read More

Vancouver’s Andrew Guillotte lifts Canadians past Indians

First-year professional Andrew Guillotte quickly learned about the Vancouver Canadians’ recent success in the Northwest League. The center fielder provided a lift to Vancouver’s postseason hopes Thursday during a 6-3 victory over the Spokane Indians to open a three-game series at Avista Stadium. → Read More

Knowledge is wonderful thing for Indians’ right-hander Fairbanks

Peter Fairbanks knows that people are going to get on his case. In fact, he could probably calculate the odds of that happening using some arcane mathematical formula. → Read More

LeDarious Clark manufactures Indians victory over Salem-Keizer

LeDarious Clark’s batting slump may be mystifying, but it won’t stop him from hurting opponents in other ways. Clark singlehandedly manufactured a run with his speed in the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday as his Spokane Indians edged the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4-3 at Avista Stadium despite having no hits after the fourth inning. → Read More

Spokane gets it right against lefty, wins 3rd in row

The Spokane Indians dispelled the myth that they can’t beat left-handed starters. → Read More

Tyler Sanchez powers Indians to win with tying and winning home runs

The Spokane Indians like to kid Tyler Sanchez that he only gets hits in the ninth inning and later. The joke was on the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on Friday as Sanchez made the ninth and 11th innings his domain. → Read More