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Shock bring in Thompkins

The Spokane Shock acquired wide receiver Brandon Thompkins from Utah on Thursday in exchange for defensive back Josh Ferguson and defensive lineman Julian Miller.

Thompkins had 76 receptions – 26 for touchdowns – last season with Spokane. In four games this AFL season with Utah, he had 27 catches for 345 yards.

The addition of Thompkins gives the Shock options for Saturday’s home game against Orlando. Shock receiver Kamar Jorden has a tryout at the Indianapolis Colts rookie minicamp this weekend.

Spokane also signed former Shock defensive lineman Jon Williams and defensive back Antareis Bryan.


Shelby Carter hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Emily Perlich pitched a six-hitter as North Idaho College upset top-seed and host Southern Idaho 4-1 in a second-round winner’s bracket game at the Region 18 tournament in Twin Falls.

Amber Meyers and Tori Schuler also drove in runs while Desirae Tinoco had two hits in the victory that sends the fifth-seeded Cardinals (24-33) against No. 2 seed Salt Lake today with that winner playing on Saturday for the championship of the double-elimination tournament.

Perlich didn’t give up an earned run against CSI (47-10) while striking out six and walking two.

• Kaitlin Inglesby drove in three runs and picked up the win on the mound in leading Washington to a 7-4 victory over California (35-16, 9-13 Pac-12) in Seattle. Whitney Jones and Kylee Lahners slugged home runs for the Huskies (37-14, 15-7).


The Gonzaga women’s team is tied for 21st after the first round of the NCAA Central Regional being played over the 6,298-yard, par-72 University of Oklahoma course in Norman.

The Bulldogs at 303 were led by Raychelle Santos, who is tied for 35th place at 73.

Washington is tied for 12th at 294, led by SooBin Kim, who is tied for 13th at 71.

Florida leads at 282. Oklahoma is second at 283, with the Sooners’ Emily Collins leading the field at 67.

Track and field

Jozie Kimes of Eastern Washington finished 13th in the heptathlon with 4,323 points at the Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held in Forest Grove, Ore. Teammate Katrina Chamberlain was 19th with 3,896. Joenisha Vinson of Portland State won with 5,488 points.

• Idaho senior Ryan Bowen finished sixth and freshman teammate Drew Thompson placed 10th in the decathlon at the Western Athletic Conference championships in Arlington, Texas. Bowen compiled 5,478 points and Thompson 5,049. Romain Martin of Texas-Arlington won with 6,986.

Idaho’s Johanna Hocketstaller did not finish the heptathlon after fouling on all of her long-jump attempts. She was eighth after the first day. Danessa Lyssy of Texas State won with 5,522 points.