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Sun., July 7, 2013

A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review Sports department blog, SportsLink. Daily offerings at



Jim Meehan

Nicholas Edwards is the newest member of the Spokane Shock but he’s already well-known inside the organization.

Edwards, who was a standout receiver at Eastern Washington, officially signed with Spokane earlier this week. He was a Shock intern last summer.

It’ll be interesting to see where the 6-foot-3 Edwards fits within a talented group of receivers. The guess is he’ll find his way on the field, perhaps if/when the Shock clinch a playoff spot to see if he can have an impact come playoff time.

(Editor’s note: After this post, Edwards was placed on injured reserve by the Shock. He would need to clear 48-hour waivers to be activated.)


Christian Caple

Washington State’s basketball team is planning for the future, as reported Monday that Tramaine Isabell, a 6-foot-1 point-guard prospect from Tacoma, has given an oral commitment to join WSU’s 2015 recruiting class.

Isabell will be a senior at Lakeside High School this year, but plans to play for a prep school the following season before joining the Cougars.

Isabell is, of course, WSU’s first known commitment for the class of 2015.


Chris Derrick

If you left Thursday night’s Northwest League game between the Spokane Indians and visiting Eugene Emeralds in the fifth inning (perhaps you’re afraid of postgame fireworks), you got the wrong idea of how the evening would unfold.

Through five innings, Eugene led Spokane 3-0 and had outhit the Indians 8-2. The rest of the way, Spokane outscored the Emeralds 10-0 with an 8-1 advantage in hits.

The big inning was the seventh, when Spokane sent 12 runners to the plate and scored six runs for an 8-3 lead. The outcome of the first game of the five-game series evened Spokane’s home record at 6-6 and put the Indians (11-10) above .500 for the first time this season.

Spokane has won five consecutive games for the first time in two years and improved its record against South Division teams to 5-1.


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