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Aug. 13, 2012, 10:42 p.m.
In some cases, you can go home again. At the very least, you can stop by and catch up. Or, like Liberty Lake native Rusty Shellhorn did on Monday night, you can throw down. Shellhorn, a Central Valley High graduate and former Washington State Cougar, looked right at home on the mound at Avista Stadium. In front of 3,418 fans, the local lefty threw a commanding six innings of shutout baseball in Everett’s 5-1 Northwest League win over Spokane.

Aug. 13, 2012, 12:10 a.m.
Taylor Ard is finding out that the third time really can be the charm. The former Washington State Cougar’s home run on Sunday night was one of three straight homers for Everett as the AquaSox won 7-6 in 12 innings and picked up a second straight Northwest League victory over the Spokane Indians in front of 4,120 fans at Avista Stadium.

Aug. 13, 2012, midnight
Taylor Ard is finding out that the third time really can be the charm. The former Washington State Cougar’s home run on Sunday night was one of three straight homers for Everett as the AquaSox won 7-6 in 12 innings and picked up a second straight Northwest League victory over the Spokane Indians in front of 4,120 fans at Avista Stadium.

Aug. 12, 2012, midnight
Mike Zunino is wasting no time showing everyone in the Northwest League why he’s the Seattle Mariners’ four-million dollar man before even enjoying a cup of coffee in the bigs. The Everett AquaSox catcher – the Mariners’ top pick and third overall selection in this year’s MLB draft – was batting .356 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs in 27 games prior to Saturday night’s game between the Spokane Indians and AquaSox.

Aug. 11, 2012, 10:51 p.m.
Mike Zunino is wasting no time showing everyone in the Northwest League why he’s the Seattle Mariners’ four-million dollar man before even enjoying a cup of coffee in the bigs.

Aug. 6, 2012, midnight
Despite improvements in nearly every department, there is still one basic thing eluding the Spokane Indians – the extra-inning victory. Despite rallying from a six-run deficit, the Indians let another one slip away on Sunday evening as Daniel Vogelbach homered to right field with two outs in the 11th inning to give the Boise Hawks a 10-9 victory in Northwest League play in front of 4,093 fans at Avista Stadium.

Aug. 5, 2012, 11:25 p.m.
Despite improvements in nearly every department, there is still one basic thing eluding the Spokane Indians – the extra-inning victory. Despite rallying from a six-run deficit, the Indians let another one slip away on Sunday evening as Daniel Vogelbach homered to right field with two outs in the 11th inning to give the Boise Hawks a 10-9 victory in Northwest League play in front of 4,093 fans at Avista Stadium.

Aug. 5, 2012, midnight
So far, the Spokane Indians are showing what it means to be a second-half team. And just like turning up the volume earlier in the season would have benefitted the Indians, who finished last in the first-half standings, Spokane waited too long to make noise in a battle for first place on Saturday night.

Aug. 4, 2012, 10:29 p.m.
So far, the Spokane Indians are showing what it means to be a second-half team.

Aug. 4, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
As a college senior at Samford University, baseball wasn’t something over which Joseph Burns was going to lose his hair. He couldn’t.

Aug. 4, 2012, midnight
As a college senior at Samford University, baseball wasn’t something over which Joseph Burns was going to lose his hair. He couldn’t. Or, rather, he wouldn’t.

Aug. 2, 2012, midnight
Longtime Spokane hockey player and coach Buddy Bodman used to keep a hockey puck in his pocket during his coaching years – and it wasn’t for superstitious reasons. “You’d throw it on the ice in case of a breakaway or if you got hemmed in your own end. If you only got caught one out of five times, what the hell,” Bodman told former Spokesman-Review reporter Howie Stalwick in a 1987 article.

July 31, 2012, midnight
The Spokane Shadow soccer club took its show to the national stage recently, and gave a performance worthy of a gold star. The Shadow’s G94-Philp squad won the women’s U-19 gold championship at the Pleasanton (Calif.) RAGE College Showcase 2012. The Shadow won all four games, beating Eagles Blue (3-0), Mission Viejo SC MVSC (4-1), California Futbol CFC Valedoras (4-0) and SC Athletic (3-0).

July 30, 2012, midnight
Just as Spokane Indians manager Tim Hulett was giving a metaphorical hat tip to his bullpen on Sunday evening, his players gathered around the dugout to celebrate their latest triumph. One night after putting together what Hulett called their best game of the season, four Indians pitchers struck out half of the batters they faced and combined for a one-hitter, as Spokane set up a battle for first place this week with a 3-0 Northwest League victory over the Yakima Bears in front of 4,543 fans at Avista Stadium.

July 29, 2012, 10:57 p.m.
Just as Spokane Indians manager Tim Hulett was giving a metaphorical hat tip to his bullpen on Sunday evening, his players gathered around the dugout to celebrate their latest triumph.

July 29, 2012, midnight
Will the real Spokane Indians please stand up? Because this second-half team – the one making fewer defensive errors, coming up with hits (timely ones, at that) and taking control from the mound – doesn’t look like the same team that finished last in the first half of the Northwest League season.

July 28, 2012, 10:54 p.m.
Three pitchers combined for Spokane’s third shutout of the season and the Indians had as many hits as they did runs in a 7-0 victory over the Yakima Bears in front of 5,659 fans at Avista Stadium.

July 28, 2012, midnight
Few things in baseball are more exciting than the walk-off victory – which the Spokane Indians were on the brink of on Friday evening. But, as the saying goes, almost only counts in horseshoes, and the Indians were without a ringer in this one.

July 27, 2012, midnight
If what Cam Schiller’s father told him is true – that baseball is the closest game to life – the Spokane Indians second baseman could be likened to a few things. He’s been a change-up – moving from shortstop to second base in college; a fielder’s choice – his college coach, prior to his senior year, said he’d be the top defensive player in his league by the end of the season; and a ground ball – the kind of even-keeled, level-headed player that doesn’t seem to ever get rattled.

July 26, 2012, 9:36 p.m.
If what Cam Schiller’s father told him is true – that baseball is the closest game to life – the Spokane Indians second baseman could be likened to a few things.

July 26, 2012, 9:30 p.m.
Legendary University of Idaho broadcaster Bob Curtis died Wednesday night at his home at Colfax, Wash. He was 87.

July 26, 2012, midnight
Four years ago Justin Falk and Jared Spurgeon weren’t old enough to drink a beer in the United States. But the Canadian hockey players – who spent over half of their teenage years in Spokane, living with host families, spending countless hours on buses, and manning the blue line for the Spokane Chiefs – were young and talented enough to win the coveted Memorial Cup.

July 25, 2012, 9:21 p.m.
Four years ago Justin Falk and Jared Spurgeon weren’t old enough to drink a beer in the United States. But the Canadian hockey players – who spent over half of their teenage years in Spokane, living with host families, spending countless hours on buses, and manning the blue line for the Spokane Chiefs – were young and talented enough to win the coveted Memorial Cup.

July 18, 2012, midnight
There are still issues to address. Trends to buck. Runs to score. But on Tuesday night, Joe Maloney helped the Spokane Indians push pause on all of that and begin a new streak.

July 17, 2012, 11:02 p.m.
There are still issues to address. Trends to buck. Runs to score.