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  • SATURDAY, 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 …

  • SATURDAY, 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 …

  • FRIDAY, 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 …

  • THURSDAY, 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 …

  • SUNDAY, 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 …

  • SUNDAY, 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 …

  • SATURDAY, 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.

  • SATURDAY, 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.

  • SATURDAY, 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. …

  • FRIDAY, 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 …

  • SUNDAY, 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.

  • SATURDAY, 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 …

  • FRIDAY, 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.

  • SUNDAY, 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 …

  • THURSDAY, 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 …

  • SUNDAY, 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.

  • TUESDAY, 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 …

  • FRIDAY, 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.

  • FRIDAY, 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.

  • TUESDAY, 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 …

  • SUNDAY, 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 …

  • THURSDAY, 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 …

  • SUNDAY, 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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, 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 …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2014

    American football heading to China in 2015

    PHILADELPHIA – Hey, China: Are you ready for some American football? The China American Football League plans to begin in the world’s most populous country in 2015. The announcement Thursday …

  • MONDAY, AUG. 11, 2014

    Rattlers, Gladiators reach ArenaBowl

    Nick Davila helped two-time defending champion Arizona advance to its third straight ArenaBowl, throwing eight touchdown passes in the Rattlers’ 72-56 victory over the San Jose SaberCats on Sunday night …

  • SUNDAY, AUG. 3, 2014

    Give and Take: Blog matters

    Spokane Shock Shock coach Andy Olson probably has a long list of worries when it comes to his team, but Mike Washington isn’t one of them.

  • SATURDAY, AUG. 2, 2014, 11:12 P.M.

    Shock season ends with a thud

    San Jose dominated the Shock on both sides of the ball and cruised to a 55-28 victory Saturday in an AFL playoff game at the SAP Center in San Jose, …

  • SATURDAY, AUG. 2, 2014

    With Erik Meyer back, Shock confident ahead of playoff game at San Jose

    Arena football is all about the quarterback, which means tonight’s Spokane-San Jose playoff game figures to be all about the lines. The top two pass-rushing teams in the Arena Football …

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 1, 2014, 9:02 P.M.

    Shock, SaberCats line up again

    Arena football is all about the quarterback and the Spokane Shock like their chances with Erik Meyer in their playoff opener at San Jose.



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