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In brief: AFL selects winning logo by Spokane’s Myk Crawford

Thu., May 12, 2011

AFL: Spokane’s Myk Crawford has created the official logo (above) for ArenaBowl XXIV, the championship game of the Arena Football League.

The league announced the contest on April 29 and fans had just more than a week to submit entries. More than 50 designs were received and then narrowed down to four finalists.

Fans voted on the winning submission on

“We put it out online,” said Crawford, 31. “We posted it to Facebook and got everyone we know involved, anywhere we could get the word out and get people to vote. People rallied behind it and it worked out.”

Crawford has been a Spokane Shock season- ticket holder since the team’s inaugural season in 2006. He receives two tickets to ArenaBowl XXIV, which will be played Aug. 12.

Chat online with Shock owner

Arena Football: Do you have a question for Brady Nelson? Don’t miss our live chat with the Spokane Shock owner at noon today.

Just go to to view the live chat and fire away. Nelson will answer as many questions as he can in a one-hour frame. If you have a question that you would like to submit prior to the chat, send it via email to

The Shock, the defending AFL champions, have had a challenging season that has included the firing of offensive coordinator Fred Biletnikoff after two games and the recent benching of longtime QB Kyle Rowley.

Spokane takes on Dallas at the Arena on Saturday.

Eastern adds forward to roster

College basketball: Collin Chiverton, a 6-foot-6 forward out of City College of San Francisco, has signed a letter of intent to attend Eastern Washington.

Chiverton averaged 19 points, five rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in leading CCSF to the 2010-11 California Community Colleges Athletic Association title.

Chiverton is formerly from San Jose, Calif. He redshirted at Saint Mary’s in California (2008-09), then played one season at Salt Lake CC before transferring to CCSF.

Snake salmon season to close

Fishing: The Snake’s spring chinook seasons will close this weekend in Washington because high catch rates in the past week have pushed the harvest near the season quota, the Fish and Wildlife Department announced Wednesday.

The seasons will close Saturday below Ice Harbor Dam and Monday in the Little Goose and Clarkston areas.  Seasons could be reopened later, officials said.

The areas were scheduled to remain open through the month.

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