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FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Shock-Soul ready to go

About 25 minutes before kickoff between Spokane and Philadelphia at the Arena. Not sure how full the building will be, especially with the 5 p.m. kickoff and the nasty traffic jam on I-90 that started before Thor for those coming in from the east. The...

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Spokane Shock's Raul Vijil chats with friends on the sidelines before the game against the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Spokane Arena. Vijil was inactive for the game. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Vijil back in the game

Raul Vijil has returned from a serious knee injury suffered last June to be one of the team's most productive receivers -- again. That's nothing new for Vijil, who has been with the Shock since their first season in 2006, but the former Eastern Washington...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

Spokane Shock wide receiver, Raul Vijil, sprints on a receiving route on the first day of practice on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Shock practice facility in Spokane Valley. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Vijil added to Shock roster

It seems a little odd writing that headline above, but Raul Vijil, who has been with the Shock since its inaugural season in 2006, was on a two-day tryout at the outset of camp. Vijil, pictured above on the opening day of practice, has been...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 2011

Spokane Shock DB, Josh Ferguson, left, slips in front of receiver Raul Vijil on the first day of practice on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the Shock practice facility in Spokane Valley. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock open training camp

The Spokane Shock opened training camp Saturday and here's my article that will run in Sunday's S-R. Some other items from the first day: Ex-Shock DB Nygel Rogers, who played for Chicago last year, signed with the Shock, but he isn't in camp. Coach Rob...

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MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010

Schedule change for Shock, AFL

As mentioned in a previous post, the AFL has adopted an 18-game schedule for the 2011 season. In an article posted below, find out when the games will fall on the calendar and how the longer season will impact bye weeks and player rosters. Read...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 3, 2010

Vijil, McCombs won't play vs. Arizona

Back with a Shock notebook, with the first item centering on the team's health. Ben McCombs and Raul Vijil won't play Friday, but the rest of the injury news is more favorable. Read more here. I just got off the phone with Arizona coach Kevin...

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Spokane Shock's Raul Vijil yanks down one of his several receiving touchdowns over Utah's Tour'e Carter Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Spokane Arena. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Vijil placed on I-R

Shock receiver Raul Vijil has been placed on injured-reserve after suffering a knee injury in the fourth quarter of Spokane's win over Milwaukee last week. Spokane has signed receiver Greg Orton, who was with the team in training camp. Vijil will be sidelined for at...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010

Front office busy as Shock roll on 

Spokane has made a number of lineup changes throughout the season, but its level of play hasn't dropped off. In fact, the Shock appear to be playing their best football heading into Friday's showdown with Arizona.Read on for more about the juggling act Spokane has...

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After intercepting a pass, Kevin McCullough dives for the end zone to score for the Shock. (Colin Mulvany)

Vijil, McCullough receive AFL honors

Raul Vijil and Kevin McCullough (pictured above) earned AFL player of the week honors after helping Spokane to a 67-57 win over Jacksonville on Saturday.Vijil, who had seven touchdown catches, was named the offensive player of the week. The EWU product finished with 11 catches...

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SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010

SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010

Rowley, Vijil lead Shock past Sharks 

Kyle Rowley tossed seven touchdown passes to Raul Vijil as the Spokane Shock defeated Jacksonville 67-57 in an AFL thriller Saturday night. Vijil's seven TD receptions is one short of Antwone Savage's franchise record, set in 2007. The two connected three times in the fourth...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2009


Shock cruise in af2 opener

Spokane opened its 2009 arenafootball2 season in familiar fashion, thumping Stockton 59-42 at the Arena.Read on below for my unedited game story that will run in Saturday's S-R. (I'm going to try something new here. I'm going to post stats below the game story and...

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