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April 21, 2007, midnight
The Spokane Shock will try to put an end to their losing streak today against the Lubbock (Texas) Renegades. To do so, they will have to limit the rookie mistakes that they have worked on fixing since the beginning of the season and take advantage of the Renegades struggling quarterback.

April 20, 2007, midnight
When Nicolas Cage caught a glimpse of what his future could have been in "The Family Man," his outlook on life changed as he realized that family was more important to him than his job. It's evident talking with Raul Vijil that he already knows what his priorities are – family, friends and football.

April 19, 2007, midnight
After high school, Adam Brock may go to college. He also might go sailing. "I'm probably going to college," Brock said. "Or Alan (Crow) and I are going to become musical pirates and sail the seven seas."

April 18, 2007, midnight
The Texas Rangers announced Tuesday that Tim Hulett will manage the 2007 Spokane Indians and Juan Carlos Pulido will serve as the pitching coach. Hulett is a former major leaguer whose son, Tug, played with the Indians in 2004, his first year of professional baseball. Tug is currently playing for the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City.

April 15, 2007, midnight
The relentless rain that showered the track and field athletes all day Saturday at Central Valley High School didn't seem to bother Colville's David Musson and Brittany Williams. Musson had the sole record-breaking performance of the day and Williams won the girls 1,600- and 3,200-meter races at the 23rd annual Freeman Invitational.

April 15, 2007, midnight
After last week's 60-45 loss to the then third-ranked Quad City Steamwheelers, the Spokane Shock had a major issue and a few minor issues to address. The major issue – the quarterback situation.

April 12, 2007, midnight
Elise Otto believes this when it comes to team dynamics: Either it works, or it doesn't. So for the Lewis and Clark senior, tennis seems to be a perfect fit. Otto, regarded as the top girls singles player in the Greater Spokane League, has found that tennis allows her to have her cake and eat it too.

April 8, 2007, midnight
The Quad City Steamwheelers came to Spokane looking to make a statement – and that's exactly what they did. After four penalty-filled quarters the Wheelers (2-0) laid the Spokane Shock's seven-game winning streak to rest, knocking off the defending ArenaCup champions 60-45 in front of 10,560 fans Saturday night in arenafootball2 action at the Arena.

April 7, 2007, midnight
This week it's No. 2 vs. No. 3. Ranked second in this week's coaches' poll, the Spokane Shock (1-0) will host third-ranked Quad City (1-0) tonight at the Arena.

March 25, 2007, midnight
Antwone Savage is a long way from where he grew up. But the Spokane Shock wide receiver doesn't look at it that way. In Spokane, Savage feels like he is right at home.

March 25, 2007, midnight
It will be difficult to improve on a championship season of a year ago, but there's optimism in the Spokane Shock camp. At Tuesday's practice, new head coach Adam Shackleford said the team is beginning to come together though he is not ready to announce a starting lineup.

March 22, 2007, midnight
When East Valley boys soccer coach Jeff Rose lost the All-Greater Spokane League Offensive Player of the Year to graduation after last season, he wasn't too worried. Sure, Ben Funkhouser scored a lot of goals, and if you looked at the Knights' box scores and stat sheets, his name was everywhere.

March 19, 2007, midnight
The Oregon Ducks knew what was coming their way. The Eagles of Winthrop, an 11th-seeded team on a 19-game winning streak, with the potential to do serious damage, stood in their way of one more day of dancing.

March 18, 2007, midnight
Everybody loves to root for the underdog – especially come NCAA tournament time. This year, Winthrop was handed the title of Cinderella even before the 11th-seeded Eagles beat their first-round opponent, sixth-seeded Notre Dame.

March 17, 2007, midnight
Mark this one down as survival of the fittest. And if it weren't for two free throws in the final seconds of the game, this could have been the biggest upset of the first round.

March 11, 2007, midnight
Jerome Stevens shouldn't have a hard time remembering his wedding anniversary. It was just last August – the 26th to be exact – that he tied the knot.

March 4, 2007, midnight
They are now the final true State B champions and the first State 2B champions. Once again, they did it with their bread-and-butter defense.

March 3, 2007, midnight
It wasn't pretty, but it was enough – for Northwest Christian, anyway. The Crusaders of Colbert are bound for the state title game again after defeating Darrington 48-39 in the late semifinal Friday night at the boys State 2B basketball tournament at the Arena.

March 2, 2007, midnight
For St. George's, the third time was not the charm. Republic overcame 22-for-73 (30 percent) shooting from the field and pulled away in the fourth quarter to take down the Dragons 58-44 in Thursday night's State 2B quarterfinals at the Arena.

March 1, 2007, midnight
The Northwest Christian and Republic boys have taken their first step toward a state title game rematch. Both teams – along with St. George's – finished with double-digit victories in Wednesday's first round of the State 2B tournament at the Spokane Arena.

Feb. 28, 2007, midnight
Not long ago, a parent brought out an old photograph of Derek Gianukakis' sixth-grade AAU championship basketball team. The guys – Derek, Cody Groth, Todd Orestad, Kavan Lehn and Alex Besemann – shared a laugh.

Feb. 27, 2007, midnight
It started with a bracket party Sunday afternoon in the town with a population of around 250. Just a friendly gathering of 40 or so people – athletes, parents, grandparents and supporters – over at freshman Shateara Cornmesser's grandparents' house watching for the State 2B basketball tournament draw to be posted on the Internet.

Feb. 26, 2007, midnight
The brackets have been posted and it's officially time for state B, part two. It's sure going to seem strange without the Whitman County schools in Spokane for this week's state 2B tournament, which begins Wednesday at the Arena.

Feb. 26, 2007, midnight
It was a rough weekend for the Northeast A League. After all was said and done at the district 6/7 regional 1A tournament, the defending state champion Colfax girls will be the only local representation at this year's state 1A tournament, which begins Wednesday at the SunDome in Yakima.

Feb. 25, 2007, midnight
The Liberty Lancers continue to roll. They've done so all year – dropping only two games and winning 24 – and Saturday's 41-38 victory over familiar foe Reardan (18-9) was no exception.