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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, …


Defense’s late stop sends Shock back to ArenaCup

It took the better part of four quarters for Spokane’s much-heralded defense to find an answer for Tulsa’s high-rev offense at the Arena on Saturday night. But with less than …


John Blanchette: Shock opponents need Vegas venue

Maybe it’s best to take this last game on the road, after all. Played in Spokane, it just might be the Anti-ClimaxCup.


Shock climb back, head to ArenaCup

That’s more like it.


Talons bring explosiveness

Marketing isn’t Adam Shackleford’s department, but the Spokane Shock coach dabbled a bit this week. He didn’t try to call tonight’s arenafootball2 National Conference championship game against Tulsa the game …


John Blanchette: His family circle

Family matters to Frank Morton Jr., who has a big one that seems to grow by the year. “I think of family as people that have genuine love for you,” …


Continuity lifts Tulsa, Spokane

If the game itself has not slowed down, something has in arenafootball2: the roster churn. Oh, players still come and go. Starters depart in midseason, new depth is acquired when …


Crowd pleasers

The hard thing – this week’s truism be damned – isn’t beating a good team four times in the same season. It’s beating them once.


Two down for the Shock

The Spokane Shock are on a roll. The top-ranked Shock handily put out the Boise Burn 59-35 in their quest to return to ArenaCup glory.


Shock’s Booker takes a positive approach

John Booker was just 17 years old when he made his first start in a college football game. Now 22, he’s the youngest player on the Spokane Shock roster. But …


Shock notes: Likely end of AFL no surprise

Spokane Shock players and coaches were disappointed but not surprised by numerous media reports that the Arena Football League might have played its last game.


Stockton gets big taste of Shock therapy

The Spokane Shock defense didn’t get its first stop until late in the second quarter. After that, it was nothing but stops.


Shock a cut above Stockton

A few ticks into the second quarter Saturday night, you could have sworn the Stockton Lightning glanced at the Spokane Arena scoreboard, saw themselves up 21-7 and said to themselves, …


Shock open playoffs with convincing win

The Spokane Shock ended the first quarter down by 7 points. That didn’t last long.


Shock narrow focus in matchup with Stockton

Spokane has never lost to Stockton and the Shock dominated the Lightning three times this season. In the most recent meeting, in mid-June, Spokane set franchise records with 88 points …


Franks rules middle for Shock

Rules favor the offense in arenafootball2, so playing any defensive position is a chore. Linemen aren’t allowed to stunt or twist. The ‘Mac’ linebacker can blitz, but he’s limited to …


Shock ready for playoffs

The arenafootball2 playoffs officially begin Saturday. Spokane feels like it got a bit of a head start.


Shock clutch down stretch

BOISE – Spokane’s offense converted on fourth down late in the game. Boise’s offense didn’t. Those two plays ultimately spurred the top-ranked Shock past the No. 6 Burn 56-51 in …


Late plays spur Shock to 56-51 win over Boise

BOISE – Spokane’s offense converted on fourth down late in the game. Boise’s offense didn’t. Those two plays ultimately spurred the top-ranked Shock past No. 6 Boise 56-51 in the …


Shock, Burn meet again

Spokane and Boise meet tonight for the third time this season and it’s possible they’ll collide again in the playoffs in two weeks. Still, there’s an element of the unknown …


Shock notes: Business as usual for West champs

There is no rest-vs.-rust debate as far as the Spokane Shock are concerned. Spokane has clinched the West Division title and the opportunity to stay at home for the first …


Shock playoff tickets on sale

The Spokane Shock announced single-game playoff tickets will go on sale to the general public today at noon through TicketsWest.


Shock’s Warren has found ways to keep playing

Spokane Shock linebacker Justin Warren has developed a knack for making something positive out of seemingly tough situations. When R.C. Slocum, the coach who recruited Warren to Texas A&M, was …


Shock want info on kicks

The Spokane Shock coaching staff isn’t making excuses for the team’s loss to Iowa on Saturday, but they would like a few explanations. Three days later, head coach Adam Shackleford …


Shock suffer first setback

DES MOINES, Iowa – Spokane built a 12-0 record by dominating the turnover margin, limiting penalties and relying on a stingy defense. But the top-ranked Shock committed three turnovers – …


Shock plan to draw energy from Iowans

The Spokane Shock are spending the Fourth of July with perhaps 10,000 of the Iowa Barnstormers’ closest friends. No. 1 Spokane (12-0) tangles with No. 7 Iowa (8-4) tonight at …


Shock not in awe of record

Adam Shackleford knows arenafootball2 history. The Spokane Shock head coach knows there’s only been one team to go undefeated. He knows it was Quad City in 2000, af2’s inaugural season. …