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Dawgz provide tough task

A Spokane-Oklahoma City arenafootball2 matchup in early May would have been ideal. Two unbeatens, top two in the rankings, playing for bragging rights and home-field advantage in the playoffs. The …


Former Shock assistant helps out

Call it a working vacation. Former Spokane Shock assistant coach Matt Sauk is back helping the team this week. Sauk’s coaching stint last season was interrupted by a two-month period …


No. 1 Shock pummel Fever

Spokane didn’t need any help beating Tri-Cities, but the Fever provided some anyway. The rout was already on after the Shock scored on their first three possessions. Then the Fever …


No. 1 Shock out to avoid being shocked

Simply put, the Spokane Shock are expected to win tonight’s home game against Tri-Cities. If there were odds on arenafootball2 games, they would be heavily favored. “I think our guys …


Freak injury ends Van Orsow’s year for Shock

Spokane Shock defensive lineman Jeff Van Orsow is roughly 99 percent healthy, but his arenafootball2 season is probably over. Van Orsow tore a tendon in the ring finger on his …


Shock cruise 88-27 in record-setting win

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Spokane Shock, thriving on a diet of Lightning turnovers, rolled to an 88-27 arenafootball2 victory over Stockton Friday, setting team records for points scored, margin of …


Stockton took stock

Spokane hasn’t seen Stockton in roughly seven weeks, but two Shock players probably left a lasting impression on the Lightning. The Shock’s first and fourth wins this season came against …


Rested Shock hit the road

Sergio Gilliam handed out 30 of his bobbleheads to family and friends in South Carolina. Brian Jackson instructed 21 youngsters at his place-kicking camp. Nick Davila rested his ailing thumb …


Shock continue domination of Fever

Tri-Cities fumbled on its first two plays from scrimmage and Spokane capitalized with a pair of quick touchdowns, propelling the Shock to an easy 61-20 arenafootball2 victory Saturday night at …


They can only hope to slow Shock’s talented receivers

Spokane Shock head coach Adam Shackleford has discovered that what you see isn’t always what you get. “We watch film all week and we get to the game and nobody …


Defense carries Shock

This wasn’t a typical arenafootball2 game. Points were scarce. Defensive stops and turnovers were abundant. There was a safety, a couple of field goals and spot-on postgame analysis by Spokane …


Shock found instant spot for ex-Cougar Dillon

The Spokane Shock had a number of quality receivers, including returning standouts Raul Vijil, Andy Olson and Patrick Bugg, entering training camp in March. Highly touted Jason Rivers, the all-time …


Notebook: Shock reunions off, on

One reunion will go off as scheduled and one won’t when the Spokane Shock entertain Central Valley on Saturday night. Former Shock quarterback Jason Murrietta, off to a strong start …


Shock get sloppy victory to remain undefeated

ESTERO, Fla. – When you’re playing the best team in af2, it doesn’t help to fumble away the opening kickoff. Or turn the ball over two more times. Or play …


Shock venture cross country for game

When the arenafootball2 schedule came out long before the 2009 season, Spokane’s trip to Florida loomed as one of the toughest matchups of the season. There’s the cross-country travel. There’s …


It’s a big, Big, BIG win

Boise quarterback Taylor Tharp was on cruise control, firing passes to open receivers behind airtight protection. He was 22 of 23 when he let loose his 24th attempt on the …


Now this is what arena football is about

Foremost among the reasons to like arena football is this: Sometimes it just stops making sense.


McCombs, Shock got what they wanted

Spokane had just polished off an 83-63 win over Central Valley in the arenafootball2 playoffs last August when Shock coach Adam Shackleford approached Coyotes standout defensive lineman Ben McCombs. “I …


Notebook: Shock rich with receivers

Numerous arena football players want to come to Spokane because the franchise has a habit of winning games in its three-plus years. The tradeoff is that once they join the …


Shock tame Lightning

STOCKTON, Calif. – Spokane broke open a close game with a four-touchdown flurry in the third quarter and rolled to a 70-51 arenafootball2 win over Stockton on Saturday. The top-ranked …


Roundup: CCS splits baseball doubleheader with Knights

Freshman Derek Carley doubled to drive in Jake Graham with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday afternoon, leading Community Colleges of Spokane to a 5-4 …


Shock deBugg Burn

BOISE – Patrick Bugg caught the break, er, bounce the Spokane Shock were looking for Saturday night. And the Spokane Shock used the momentum from Bugg’s heads-up touchdown catch late …


Olson expected to sit

Second-year receiver Andy Olson has never missed an arenafootball2 game with the Spokane Shock, but that’ll probably change Saturday. Olson sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee late …


Shock improve to 2-0 with help of shaky call

Spokane and Tri-Cities don’t play many clean, pretty arenafootball2 games. Saturday was no exception. The top-ranked Shock overcame 12 penalties and some shaky offensive stretches to pull away from the …


John Blanchette: Let the cowbells come home

“Guess what? I’ve got a fever – and the only prescription is …” – Famed producer Bruce Dickinson


Shock await Fever

The Spokane Shock and Tri-Cities Fever seem to be on opposite ends on the arenafootball2 spectrum. The Shock won an ArenaCup title in their inaugural season in 2006 and played …


Successful takeoff

That looked familiar. Raul Vijil finding the end zone, Nick Davila firing touchdown passes and the defense coming up with key stops. Spokane opened its 2009 arenafootball2 season with an …


No recession of affection

Year 4 of the Spokane Shock bolted from the blocks Friday night, as good a time as any to see if some of the shine was off the indoor carnival. …


Top-ranked Spokane gets late af2 start

First shall be last. Twenty arenafootball2 teams have a game under their belt. Four have already played twice. The only team yet to tee it up is the top-ranked Spokane …


Shock’s exhibition also reunion

Renewing old acquaintances won’t be at the top of Chris Siegfried’s to-do list when the former Spokane Shock coach returns to the city he so magically introduced to arena football …