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Shock set sights on title

The Spokane Shock came close to returning to the top of the AFL last year, but they couldn't hang on to a halftime lead and lost to eventual champion Arizona in the National Conference title game. Losing stings, especially when it comes so close to the ultimate goal, but it also serves as motivation in the offseason.

The Shock want to take the next step, the next two actually and win the ArenaBowl this season.

Here's more from Shock training camp.

Links for a day off


FROM PULLMAN — Washington State won't be on the practice field this afternoon for the first time since beginning camp. But we're on the blog again to pass along some links from yesterday's scrimmage, as well as our usual stroll around the Pac-12. Read on.

Day 6 over for Cougs


FROM PULLMAN — As temperatures hovered in the 90s — prompting the question: can a temperature really hover? — the Cougars practiced for about an hour and a half before moving over to Martin Stadium for some special teams drills and a brief, sort-of-scrimmage. Details after the jump.

Heat, hits highlight Day 3 of Cougs camp


FROM PULLMAN — Washington State added shoulder pads to the mix on Saturday, and went for another three hours under the scorching Pullman sun. Read on for some highlights.

Chiefs win, lose in shoot-out

Returning players make a good showing as the Spokane Chiefs wrapped up training camp with their Red-White scrimmage. All six goals were scored by veterans before the Western Hockey League team decided the game, played before more than 2,600 fans, at the Arena Sunday afternoon. Click here for the story.

Chief veterans ready to step up

A couple of Spokane Chiefs veterans know there are opportunities to play a big role in the upcoming Western Hockey League season but they also know they have to earn the opportunity. The story is here.


Nachbaur ready for first Chiefs’ camp

Don Nachbaur has many years of service in the Western Hockey League as a player and coach but heading into his first training camp as coach of the Spokane Chiefs he’s wiping the slate clean for all players. Here is the story.

Shock tackle first practice

I attended part of the Spokane Shock’s first training-camp practice today, conducted by new head coach Rob Keefe (pictured above). You can read my unedited article below that will run in Tuesday’s S-R.