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Shock rally only to be foiled at end by Rattlers

After playing catch-up most of the game, the Spokane Shock had a couple of opportunities to take the lead in the final minute. They didn’t convert and Arizona took care of the rest, claiming a 59-47 Arena Football League victory in front of a noisy crowd of 7,884 Saturday at the Arena. Read more

Shock miss out on opportunities in latest loss

After playing catch-up most of the game, the Spokane Shock had a couple of opportunities to take the lead in the final minute. They didn’t convert and Arizona took care of the rest, claiming a 59-47 Arena Football League victory in front of a noisy crowd of 7,884 Saturday at the Arena. Read more

Shock can’t finish comeback, fall to Rattlers

In front of the loudest crowd of the season, and maybe the loudest in a couple years, Spokane had a golden opportunity against Arizona but came up empty in the final minute. Arizona made the big plays and claimed a 59-47 AFL victory at the… Read more

Missouri transfer Williams picks Gonzaga

Missouri transfer Johnathan Williams announced via social media Saturday night that he will transfer to Gonzaga for his final two seasons of eligibility. I conducted a short phone interview with Williams earlier tonight and put together the story below for Sunday’s S-R. Read on for… Read more

Rattlers, minus Davila, take on Shock

Arizona will be without quarterback Nick Davila and backup B.J. Coleman for tonight’s date with Spokane at the Arena. More on the matchup here. Read more

Rattlers, with uncertainty at QB, take on Shock

The Spokane-Arizona matchup was going to be intriguing no matter who lined up at quarterback for the Rattlers. Spokane, for a change, seems settled at the position with Warren Smith expected to make his fourth consecutive start. Arizona, coming off a bye week, was hoping to have former Shock standout Nick Davila back from a toe injury but he remains on injured reserve. Read more

Arizona without Davila for matchup at Shock

With Nick Davila injured and B.J. Coleman suddenly retiring, look for Shane Boyd to be at quarterback for the Arizona Rattlers in Saturday night’s game against the Spokane Shock at the Arena. Read more

New defenders make presence known for Shock

Spokane’s defense couldn’t have been more experienced and inexperienced at the same time. Lining up with veterans such as James Ruffin, Micah King, Derrick Summers and Ruschard Dodd-Masters – all of whom have at least four years of Arena Football League experience – were rookies Dominique Duster, Jeff Richards and Rickey Simpson. Read more

New faces for Shock have impact on defense

Spokane’s defense couldn’t have been more experienced and inexperienced at the same time. Lining up with veterans such as James Ruffin, Micah King, Derrick Summers and Ruschard Dodd-Masters – all of whom have at least four years of Arena Football League experience – were rookies Dominique Duster, Jeff Richards and Rickey Simpson. Read more

Up big early, Shock hold on for win over Outlaws

Spokane got back into the win column Saturday but not without some anxious moments in the closing minutes. The visiting Shock dominated for 48 minutes but their 35-point fourth-quarter lead melted to seven before they hung on for a 63-56 Arena Football League victory over Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Center. Read more

Shock outlast Las Vegas for first road win

Spokane got back into the win column Saturday but not without some anxious moments in the closing minutes. Read more

Shock see an opportunity for win at Las Vegas

There is no such thing as a cupcake on a 2-5 football team’s schedule. Spokane is in a four-game stretch where it faces San Jose twice – the first meeting didn’t go so well as the SaberCats administered an 83-28 defeat a week ago – and next week’s visit by Arizona. Read more

Shock see opportunity in Las Vegas trip

There is no such thing as a cupcake on a 2-5 football team’s schedule, so consider today’s Spokane Shock game at Las Vegas an opportunity. Read more

Area roundup: Whitworth’s Courtney Fairhart places seventh in discus

Courtney Fairhart entered the Whitworth track and field program as a javelin thrower. She’ll leave it as an All-American performer in the women’s discus. Fairhart finished seventh with a school-record throw of 157 feet, 3 inches, at the opening day of the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Read more

Shock notes: Former Spokane standout Kevin McCullough rejoins team

The notion of returning to arena football has been floating around in Kevin McCullough’s mind for some time. He talked with Spokane Shock officials prior to the season, but the timing wasn’t right. McCullough was settling into a new job selling cars. He stayed in shape and attended a few Shock home games. He’s expected to attend the next Shock game, too, in uniform against Las Vegas on Saturday. Read more

SaberCats crush hapless Shock

The San Jose SaberCats are good enough that they don’t need extra help. Spokane provided plenty anyway, and paid for it in a humbling 83-28 Arena Football League loss Saturday viewed by 7,519 at the Arena. Read more

Blanchette: Shock leave odor with latest defeat

Here’s some Sports Marketing 101: Happy history makes for a useful – if fleeting – distraction from an unpleasant present. (Refer to your textbooks for the roughly two dozen times the Seattle Mariners have trotted out Edgar Martinez for some sort of ceremony over the past decade.) Read more

Shock suffer worst loss, 83-28

The San Jose SaberCats are good enough that they don’t need extra help. Read more

Shock blown out by SaberCats

About the only thing Spokane got right Saturday was Raul Vijil’s jersey retirement ceremony at halftime. Vijil gave an emotional speech and he received a standing ovation. His No. 15 now hangs next to Spokane’s division, conference and league championship banners. The rest of the… Read more

Shock game loaded with story lines

Spokane, San Jose, a retirement ceremony for former Shock great Raul Vijil and a couple of Shock-turned-SaberCats in the building. Yeah, this could be interesting. Read more

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