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Gladiators rally last to turn away Shock

Arena Football League games are often zany affairs and the Spokane-Cleveland battle Saturday night was every bit of that and more. There were five lead changes in the final 2 …


Shock needed the bye

The Spokane Shock returned to workouts Monday after a bye week with a better idea of who will see the field against Cleveland on Saturday. Four players who have been …


Shock’s bye at right time

Spokane had a rough initiation into the Arena Football League, but the Shock have responded with a pair of convincing wins. And now they get a break from the schedule-maker …


Defense keys Shock win

Arena football is typically offense, offense and more offense. Spokane’s showdown with Bossier-Shreveport on Saturday followed that path until a brief detour early in the fourth quarter. The defense forced …


Shock clip BattleWings

Spokane had a rough initiation into the Arena Football League, but the Shock have responded with a pair of convincing wins. And now they get a break from the schedule-maker …


These Wings look familiar

They are wearing different jerseys in a different league, but the names are familiar to Spokane Shock players and coaches. Quarterback Raymond Philyaw, an AFL veteran that Shock head coach …


Notebook: Shock DB Teems gives inside scoop

Spokane Shock defensive back Alex Teems won’t play a down this week, but he can help out in the scouting department. Teems, sidelined with a hamstring injury, played with Raymond …


Shock double over Blaze

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The boos rang loud every time Taylor Rowan put a Shock kickoff into the E-Center stands. The rest of the night, Spokane was giving every …


Shock say no time for panic

Spokane first-year head coach Rob Keefe is often a man of many words, but he needed only one to describe what happened in the Shock’s 74-62 season-opening Arena Football League …


Shock’s AFL debut results in first loss in an opener

There were a number of firsts for the Spokane Shock on Friday night – first Arena Football League game, first contest of the 2010 season, first meeting with Milwaukee and …


Shock drop AFL opener

There were a number of firsts for the Spokane Shock on Friday night – first Arena Football League game, first contest of the 2010 season, first meeting with Milwaukee and …


Well-traveled QB Rowly returns for Spokane’s AFL debut

There have been stops in Charleston, Columbus, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Manchester, Spokane, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Grand Rapids and Arkansas. And now Kyle Rowley is back in Spokane. That might sound like ground …


Shock tab Rowley as the QB

The Spokane Shock have a 23-man roster, subject to change of course, a starting quarterback, a handful of walking wounded and, oh, yeah, an Arena Football League game in three …


First Shock practice has Keefe excited

Rob Keefe has always been high energy on the football field as a player and an assistant coach. You didn’t expect him to change now that he’s the head coach …


AFL resurfaces with Shock

The Arena Football League is back in business and, its 15 teams and ownership groups hope, built for the long haul. There were a few false starts, figuratively, when it …


Sports in brief: Shock placed in West Division

Football: The Spokane Shock will play in the West Division of the National Conference when the new Arena Football One league begins in April, the league announced Tuesday from Tulsa, …


It’s AF1 for Shock

Spokane is one of 16 teams – more are likely to be added in the next two weeks – joining Arena Football 1, a new league that announced its formation …


Shock, Tri-Cities in new arena football league

Officials from what will be known as Arena Football 1 said Monday they will have 16 teams ready to play in 2010, including the Spokane Shock and three in former …


John Blanchette: Just win baby? Not anymore

Is there anything more deserving of our disdain than a head coach with his resumé perpetually holstered quick-draw style? You know – the kind of guy who whispers sweet nothings …


Keefe takes over in shocker

A month ago, the Spokane Shock won their second ArenaCup championship. A week ago, the Shock essentially confirmed they’ll be joining a new, tougher arena football league. And Wednesday the …


Shock fire Shackleford, hire Keefe

Adam Shackleford is out as head coach of the Spokane Shock and he will be replaced by former Shock standout Rob Keefe, The Spokesman-Review has learned.


A new arena for Shock

Nothing is finalized, but there are growing indications that the Spokane Shock soon will be part of the top tier of a revamped arena football league. “I’m as excited as …


McCombs prepares for cage

Tattoos inked across his arms and standing an imposing 6-foot-4, Ben McCombs looks the part of a tough guy. He intends to prove looks aren’t deceiving Saturday night.


Shock hosting championship rally tonight

The Spokane Shock announced they will host a championship rally tonight at 5:30 at the Shock Center, 3212 N. Eden Road.


Jackpot!

LAS VEGAS – If it isn’t already on the 2009 Spokane Shock highlight tape, it will be soon. Sergio Gilliam, known more for interceptions than big hits, leveled Wilkes-Barre/Scranton receiver …


Rowdy Shock fans also value friends on field

Scores of Spokane Shock fans will descend on Las Vegas this weekend for the equivalent of arenafootball2’s Super Bowl. But for one Shock fan, just being able to watch the …


They were good bets to see Vegas

Neither Spokane nor Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is surprised that they’ll be seeing each other in the ArenaCup. Spokane edged the Pioneers 56-52 on July 11 in a game that was billed as …


Vena shrugs off catcalls with superior play

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Ryan Vena doesn’t necessarily look the part of the prototypical professional quarterback. He knows he’s added a few pounds since beginning his pro career in 2002. And if he …


Shock defense prides itself on late-game stands

When Tennessee Valley backup quarterback Tony Colston scrambled through Spokane’s defense on a successful two-point conversion that clinched the Vipers’ 56-55 overtime win in the 2008 ArenaCup, he handed the …


ArenaCup no Vegas vacation

It was one of the topics on Spokane Shock head coach Adam Shackleford’s agenda during a team meeting Monday. Spokane faces Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the ArenaCup on Saturday in Las Vegas, …