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Shock take on Rattlers for third time

Spokane didn’t have much time to sulk after Sunday’s road loss to the L.A. Kiss, one of the worst teams in the Arena Football League. The Shock traveled back from southern California and squeezed in a few practices to prepare for tonight’s visit from three-time defending champion Arizona. Read more

Execution in red zone, turnovers plague Shock

Among the countless factors that determine Arena Football League outcomes, two of the most important from an offensive standpoint are turnovers and red-zone efficiency. Spokane is struggling mightily with both. Read more

Statistics tell the story for Shock

Among the countless factors that determine Arena Football League outcomes, two of the most important from an offensive standpoint are turnovers and red-zone efficiency. Spokane is struggling mightily with both. Read more

Shock reinstate Samuel Charles after $500 fine, counseling

One of two Spokane Shock players has had his theft charge dismissed after he paid a fine and attended counseling. However, a second player charged in the case has been cut from the team. The Shock last week released lineman Mark Jackson and reinstated receiver Samuel Charles. Both were charged with petit larceny after a security video showed Jackson taking money from three purses inside a Las Vegas lounge and handing some of the money over to Charles. Read more

Shock blanked in first half, lose at L.A. 34-28

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Spokane Shock were shut out in the first half before a second-half rally came up short in a 34-28 loss to the Los Angeles Kiss on Sunday in an Arena Football League game. The loss left the Shock at 4-10 and tied for with Portland for the fourth and final playoff spot from the National Conference. Las Vegas is 5-9 and the Kiss 3-11 with four weeks left in the regular season. Arizona and San Jose have already claimed the other two berths as division champions. Read more

Scoreless first half leads to Shock loss

The Spokane Shock were shut out in the first half before a second-half rally came up short in a 34-28 loss to the Los Angeles Kiss on Sunday in an Arena Football League game. Read more

Shock face L.A. Kiss looking to enhance playoff possibilities

The Spokane Shock can do this the easy way or the hard way. Or they could fail to do it at all. Three of the Shock’s last five regular-season games – beginning with today’s matchup against Los Angeles – are against teams they’re battling for the final two National Conference playoff spots. Take care of business against those closest in the standings and Spokane is virtually assured of a postseason berth. Read more

Shock playoff drive arrives in L.A.

Three of the Shock’s last five regular-season games – beginning with today’s matchup against Los Angeles – are against teams they’re battling for the final two National Conference playoff spots. Read more

Shock notes: Quarterback merry-go-round returns

Spokane has been here before – prior to its second, third, fourth, sixth and 12th games, to be exact. Who starts at quarterback? Read more

Shock notes: Quarterback merry-go-round returns

Spokane has been here before – prior to its second, third, fourth, sixth and 12th games, to be exact. Who starts at quarterback? Read more

SaberCats thunder past Spokane Shock 62-27

San Jose provided another not-so-gentle reminder, for the third time in seven weeks, of the gap between Spokane and the best team in the National Conference. It’s in the neighborhood of 39.7 points, the average margin of three SaberCats’ routs over the Shock. Read more

San Jose dumps Shock for third time

San Jose provided another not-so-gentle reminder, for the third time in seven weeks, of the gap between Spokane and the best team in the National Conference. Read more

SaberCats pummel Shock again

San Jose worked over Spokane again. The SaberCats rolled to a 62-27 win Friday at the Arena, sending Shock quarterback Carson Coffman to the sidelines in the third quarter with a shoulder injury. San Jose has thumped Spokane 83-28, 55-26 and now 62-27, all in… Read more

Shock out to prove point against dominant San Jose

One more time, Spokane and San Jose. Maybe two. For the third time in seven weeks, the Shock (4-8) and SaberCats (12-1) will square off, the latest meeting unfolding tonight at the Arena. San Jose handed Spokane the worst loss in franchise history in mid May and a 29-point setback three weeks ago. Read more

Shock notes: Spokane thrilled to have Arvell Nelson back with team

Arvell Nelson left the 50-yard football field behind this season and went 1,800 feet underground for a paycheck. Nelson was working 8-12 hour days at a salt mine in his hometown of Cleveland. He was making good money, but he lost his job recently and dialed up Spokane Shock coach Andy Olson. Read more

Shock picks up victory on the road

PORTLAND – A couple of lineup changes fueled a hot start and helped the Spokane Shock keep their Arena Football League playoff hopes alive Sunday night with a 69-54 win over the Portland Thunder. Carson Coffman, replacing Warren Smith as the Shock’s starting quarterback, threw nine touchdown passes, including five in the first half to Nick Truesdell. Coffman completed 20 of 32 passes for 328 yards. Read more

Coffman’s 9 TD passes lead Shock win

A couple of lineup changes fueled a hot start and helped the Spokane Shock keep their Arena Football League playoff hopes alive Sunday night with a 69-54 win over the Portland Thunder. Read more

Shock, rival Thunder square off with playoffs in mind

The Spokane Shock (3-8) take on division rival Portland Thunder (3-8) tonight at 7 in the Moda Center in Portland. Both teams are fighting for the final playoff spot in the Arena Football League’s National Conference. The Thunder beat the Shock 47-43 on April 9 in Portland on a late interception as the Shock were driving for the potential go-ahead score. Read more

Shock, rival Thunder square off Sunday with playoffs in mind

The Spokane Shock (3-8) take on division rival Portland Thunder (3-8) Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Moda Center in Portland. Both teams are fighting for the final playoff spot in the Arena Football League’s National Conference. Read more

Shock coach Olson believes changes may spark team

The Spokane Shock players and coach believe the team has the talent to win. But the team is running out of chances to secure a chance to extend its season. Coach Andy Olson said this week that he likes his team’s attitude despite a 3-8 record and dropping four of its last five games. As a result, Olson hinted that the team may make changes at key positions to find that spark. Read more

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