Stories tagged: arena football
Sat., July 11, 2015, 8:03 p.m.
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.
Fri., June 26, 2015, 11:06 p.m.
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.
Fri., June 26, 2015
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 …
Thu., June 25, 2015
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 …
Mon., June 22, 2015
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 …
Fri., June 5, 2015, 10:44 p.m.
Erik Meyer leads San Jose past Shock
Former Shock quarterback Erik Meyer completed 27 of 39 passes for 260 yards and five touchdowns as the SaberCats, ranked No. 1 in the Arena Football League’s media poll and …
Sat., May 30, 2015, 11:22 p.m.
Shock miss out on opportunities in latest loss
After playing catch-up most of the game, the Spokane Shock had a couple of opportunities to take the lead in the final minute. They didn’t convert and Arizona took care …
Sat., May 30, 2015
Rattlers, with uncertainty at QB, take on Shock
The Spokane-Arizona matchup was going to be intriguing no matter who lined up at quarterback for the Rattlers. Spokane, for a change, seems settled at the position with Warren Smith …
Fri., May 29, 2015, 8:40 p.m.
Arizona without Davila for matchup at Shock
With Nick Davila injured and B.J. Coleman suddenly retiring, look for Shane Boyd to be at quarterback for the Arizona Rattlers in Saturday night’s game against the Spokane Shock at …
Thu., May 21, 2015
Shock notes: Former Spokane standout Kevin McCullough rejoins team
The notion of returning to arena football has been floating around in Kevin McCullough’s mind for some time. He talked with Spokane Shock officials prior to the season, but the …
Sun., May 17, 2015
SaberCats crush hapless Shock
The San Jose SaberCats are good enough that they don’t need extra help. Spokane provided plenty anyway, and paid for it in a humbling 83-28 Arena Football League loss Saturday …
Sun., May 17, 2015
Blanchette: Shock leave odor with latest defeat
Here’s some Sports Marketing 101: Happy history makes for a useful – if fleeting – distraction from an unpleasant present. (Refer to your textbooks for the roughly two dozen times …
Sat., May 16, 2015, 9:54 p.m.
Shock suffer worst loss, 83-28
The San Jose SaberCats are good enough that they don’t need extra help.
Sat., May 2, 2015, 9:24 p.m.
Shock lose to New Orleans on final play
Garrett Lindholm kicked a 41-yard field goal on the final play to lift New Orleans past the visiting Spokane Shock 66-63 Saturday night at Smoothie King Center.
Sat., April 25, 2015
Shock out for first win of the season
Spokane head coach Andy Olson has an interesting take on the Shock’s 0-3 record. “We’re really trying to focus on ourselves,” Olson said. “We feel like we’ve lost every game. …
Fri., April 24, 2015, 7:41 p.m.
Shock look for first win
The Shock are winless no matter how you slice it, but a healthier roster provides an opportunity to start digging out of an early season hole, beginning with Saturday night’s …
Sun., April 5, 2015
Turnovers result in loss for Shock in home opener
Spokane started slowly in the first half and nearly recovered. The Shock started slowly in the second half and never recovered.
Sat., April 4, 2015, 11:21 p.m.
Turnovers doom Shock in home opener
Spokane committed two turnovers on its first three plays of the third quarter and Philadelphia took advantage, rolling to a 54-43 victory and spoiling the Shock’s home opener Saturday in …
Fri., April 3, 2015, 8:37 p.m.
Shock face Soul in home opener
Spokane really, really wants to find the win column against Philadelphia in its home opener tonight at the Arena.
Sun., March 29, 2015
Mistakes prove costly for Shock
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Beating the three-time defending Arena Football League champs pretty much requires the football equivalent of a perfect game. The Spokane Shock were often good Saturday night but …
Thu., March 5, 2015
Spokane Shock players set to arrive for 10th season
The Spokane Shock’s 10th season formally begins today with players arriving for physicals. The Shock’s first padded practice will be Monday. They will conclude training camp with a scrimmage on …
Sun., Feb. 1, 2015
Hendrickson signs with Baltimore
Washington State alumnus Mark Hendrickson signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Hendrickson, a 6-foot-9 left-handed pitcher, last played in the majors with the Orioles in 2011.
Tue., Dec. 2, 2014
Spokane Shock sign defensive lineman Dominique Duster who impresses in an open tryout
The Spokane Shock have added a rookie defensive lineman for the 2015 Arena Football League season. Dominique Duster, a 5-foot-11, 290 pounder from North Alabama, caught the eye of Shock …
Fri., Oct. 10, 2014, 6:29 p.m.
Erik Meyer leaving Shock for SaberCats
Some of quarterback Erik Meyer’s best games have come against the San Jose SaberCats. That won’t be possible next season.
Fri., Oct. 3, 2014
Area roundup: Gonzaga ends Waves’ 34-match streak
Gonzaga recovered after dropping the first set and beat Pepperdine in a West Coast Conference match Thursday night in Spokane. Scores were 22-25, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-15.
Tue., Sept. 30, 2014
Spokane acquires forward from P.A.
The Spokane Chiefs added experience Monday in a trade with the Prince Albert Raiders for 20-year-old forward Calder Brooks. In exchange for Brooks, who has 26 goals and 42 assists …
Sun., Sept. 7, 2014
Give and Take: Blog matters
A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink. 4: The Spokane Shock and the Arena put an end to rumors that have been circulating for …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
Spokane Shock have new lease with Arena
The Spokane Shock aren’t going anywhere. The Arena Football League team has reached an agreement on a multiyear lease with Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. The Shock will play at the …
Sun., Aug. 24, 2014
Rattlers capture another AFL title
CLEVELAND – Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on …
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
In brief: Shock’s James Ruffin selected AFL Defensive Lineman of the Year
AFL: The Arena Football League announced Spokane Shock defensive end James Ruffin as the 2014 Defensive Lineman of the Year on Tuesday. Ruffin, a first team All-Arena selection, collected 38 …