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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

Shock face SaberCats in 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

Shock notes: QB Warren Smith a student of AFL game

It became a ritual for quarterback Warren Smith long before he signed with the Spokane Shock. He began studying video back in college, first at Iona, which disbanded its program after the 2008 season, and more meticulously at Maine with offensive coordinator Kevin Bourgoin. It wasn’t just a 15-minute glance at the day’s practice or a glimpse at an opposing defense. Read more

Smith throws six touchdown passes, leads Shock to win in first start

Spokane scored on every possession, except for a missed opportunity in the closing seconds of the first half. The Shock defense forced two turnovers and produced a touchdown on a fumble recovery in the end zone. Read more

Smith leads Shock to victory in debut as starting QB

Three phases of the game, three wins for Spokane, which routed the L.A. Kiss 68-46 in front of 7,960 Friday night at the Arena. Read more

Shock, Kiss meet in game both need for turnaround

Spokane and L.A. aren’t exactly heated rivals, but both would probably agree with that old adage about throwing out the records when rivals clash. L.A. (0-6) is the Arena Football League’s only winless team and has dropped 12 straight dating back to last season. Spokane (1-4) owns the league’s third-worst record entering tonight’s contest with the visiting Kiss. Read more

Shock, Kiss meet in game both need for turnaround

Spokane and L.A. aren’t exactly heated rivals, but both would probably agree with that old adage about throwing out the records when rivals clash. Read more

Spokane Shock set aside difficult start to season

The Spokane Shock earlier this week adjusted how they practiced and how they watched video. It also sounds as if changes are coming to the lineup. Read more

Field goal on final play spells defeat for Shock

NEW ORLEANS – Garrett Lindholm kicked a 41-yard field goal on the final play to lift New Orleans past the visiting Spokane Shock 66-63 Saturday night at Smoothie King Center. Spokane (1-4) fought back from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit on Carson Coffman’s touchdown run, followed by Coffman’s touchdown pass to Rashaad Carter. Coffman found Mike Washington on the 2-point conversion to tie the score at 63 with eight seconds left. Read more

Shock lose to New Orleans on final play

Garrett Lindholm kicked a 41-yard field goal on the final play to lift New Orleans past the visiting Spokane Shock 66-63 Saturday night at Smoothie King Center. Read more

Shock fall to Voodoo, 66-63

Spokane fought back to tie the score with eight seconds left and it looked like overtime was imminent. But an errant kickoff helped New Orleans get into field-goal position and Garrett Lindholm connected on a 41-yarder on the final play to lift the Voodoo to… Read more

Shock look to make it two victories in a row

The Spokane Shock finally cracked the win column a week ago. To make it a regular occurrence, they probably need to shorten their to-do list. The Shock forced six turnovers to outlast Orlando in overtime last week, helping overcome issues on offense, special teams and in the defensive secondary. Improvements in those areas have become the focus as Spokane (1-3) visits New Orleans (1-4) tonight at 5 at the Smoothie King Center. Read more

Shock shoot for second straight win

The Spokane Shock finally cracked the win column a week ago. To make it a regular occurrence, they probably need to shorten their to-do list. Read more

Improved Shock looking for win No. 2

The Spokane Shock finally cracked the win column a week ago. To make it a regular occurrence, they probably need to shorten their to-do list. Read more

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