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Spokane Shock: Geathers joins CFL’s Lions


The Spokane Shock announced Tuesday that defensive lineman Jeremy Geathers has signed with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League.

In only nine regular-season Arena Football League games, Geathers collected four sacks and 14.5 total tackles. During the postseason, Geathers led the league in sacks with two and was named the Defensive Player of the Game in Spokane’s 69-57 win over Tampa Bay in the ArenaBowl.

“Jeremy seemed to get better and better as the year wore on and he really came on strong in the postseason,” head coach Rob Keefe explained. “With his size, speed and strength he is a perfect fit for the CFL. We are proud of Jeremy for earning this opportunity and I’m excited to see what he will be able to do for the Lions.”

Geathers will join former Spokane Shock defensive back Stanley Franks (2009) on the Lions’ roster.

He is now the fourth player from Spokane’s 2010 roster to sign a contract to join an outdoor league. Wide receivers Markee White and Huey Whittaker signed with the UFL last week and offensive lineman Chris Pino joined the CFL in June.

• The Philadelphia Soul selected Mike Hohensee as their head coach.

Hohensee is the only person to be involved with the Arena Football League in each of its 24 years of existence as a player or coach. He’s the third-winningest coach in AFL history, posting a career record of 140-112. The move was announced by co-owner Ron Jaworski, a former quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Soul won the AFL championship in 2008.


The Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch dropped just one set in posting a pair of non-league wins in Tacoma.

In the first match, Desiree Chappell had six kills, Ashley Semler tallied 13 digs and Casey Williams notched three aces as the Sasquatch swept Edmonds 25-9, 25-14, 25-16.

In the second match, Kealey Johnston posted 10 kills and Semler added 17 digs to lead CCS past Tacoma 25-16, 16-25, 25-17, 25-23.

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