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Beast would like to sign Fourcade

05/31/01 Paul Letlow News Star
Bayou Beast general manager Joey Comeaux said the team is interested in former New Orleans Saints quarterback John Fourcade, who was fired by the Mobile Seagulls last week after scuffling with the owner during a game. More>>

Fire Ants improve defense against run 

05/31/01 Gene Phelps Daily Journal 
Just three weeks ago, Tupelo couldn't stop the run. More>>

Fire Ants weekly update

05/30/01 News and Notes
The Tupelo Fire Ants returned to a friendly crowd this past Saturday in their first home game performance of the 2001 National Indoor Football League season, plus players of the week and more More>>

Ruffled feathers 

05/30/01 Wayne D. Rowe Mobile Register
Tuesday was another day of ruffled feathers in a Mobile Seagulls organization that has experienced a turbulent 48 hours. More>>

Outlaws learning to win the close ones 

05/30/01 Joe Kusek Billings Gazette
Signing autographs following the game, Mitch Donahue’s stomach was just starting to settle down after the Billings Outlaws held on for a 44-39 victory Friday night over the Sioux Falls, S.D., Storm. More>>

Scuffles with Gulls left Fire Dogs unscathed

05/29/01 Kate Magandy Sun Herald
BILOXI -At the end of the first quarter of Mississippi's 52-28 victory over the Mobile Seagulls on Sunday night, it seemed that Mobile had figured out how to top the powerful Fire Dogs in their own back yard. More>>

Fourcade replaced; Seagulls regroup

05/29/01 Wayne D. Rowe Mobile Register
Mobile owner David Stevens names assistant coach Tim Lowery as interim coach and moves Virgil Gardner to starting quarterback More>>

Seagulls lose game, coach Fourcade, team's owner get into sideline altercation during 52-28 loss 

05/28/01 Wayne D. Rowe Mobile Register
BILOXI, Miss. - Like a house of cards, the Mobile Seagulls are coming unglued. More>>

Fire Dogs annihilate Seagulls

05/25/01 Kate Magandy Sun Herald
BILOXI -There definitely is a rivalry between the Mississippi Fire Dogs and the Mobile Seagulls. More>>

Fire Ants' QB job in good hands

05/28/01 Gene Phelps Daily Journal 
Steve Fickert wasn't too worried when his starting quarterback, Ted Robison, got rattled early in the second quarter of Saturday's game against the Louisiana Rangers. More>>

Hounds host youth football camp

05/27/01 Greyhounds press release
The Ohio Valley Greyhounds will hold their inaugural football camp on Saturday afternoon from noon until 2 p.m. at the Wheeling Civic Center. More>>

Huddling, Small-time teams searching for support

05/27/01 Michael C. Lewis Salt Lake Tribune
Culley Davis has made millions owning and marketing emerging businesses, like the one that has developed a water-powered sink disposal system. His companies have dealt in diamonds and gold jewelry, an innovative metal-coating technology and patented reusable diapers. He's working on a way to transmit computer images through the air, without wires or cords. More>>

Fire Dogs, Seagulls both need the win to make playoffs

05/27/01 Kate Magandy Sun Herald
The first time the Mississippi Fire Dogs and the Mobile Seagulls met, it was all about the Fire Dogs' former coach and quarterback vs. his old team.
This time, it's about the game More>>

Seagulls shooting for first Quarterback 

05/27/01 Wayne D. Rowe Mobile Register
BILOXI, Miss. - Mobile Seagulls coach and quarterback John Fourcade has made it clear tonight's game isn't about him against his former team, the Mississippi Fire Dogs. More>>

Rangers fall to Tupelo

05/27/01 Town Talk
TUPELO, Miss. - The last time the Rangers faced Tupelo, the teams combined for 164 points. There weren't quite as many fireworks in the return meeting Saturday, but it was no less exciting as Tupelo held on a for a 42-41 win. More>>

Cavalry rides to easy 30-point indoor football win over Bandits 

05/27/01 Sioux City Journal
CASPER, Wyo. - If revenge is sweet, the Wyoming Cavalry must be having a serious sugar rush. More>>

Fire Ants win home opener

05/26/01 Fire Ants press release
TUPELO, MS---After six weeks on the road, the Tupelo Fire Ants welcomed not only a home crowd at the BancorpSouth Center...but also a win. More>>

Locos fall to Johnstown, again

05/26/01 David Walsh Herald Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- J-Dogs beat River Cities for third time on strength of 14-0 third quarter surge More>>

New opponent, new players for Rangers tonight

05/26/01 Jeff Matthews Town Talk
It's a good thing the Louisiana Rangers had a bye last weekend, because it took almost two weeks to figure out who their next opponent would be. More>>

Goal-line defense lifts Outlaws to 44-39 victory 

05/26/01 Joe Kusek Billings Gazette
The defense for the Billings Outlaws found something important Friday night. Its collective heart. More>>

Red Dogs open season's second half against Diesel 

05/26/01 Jeff Easton, Journal Sports Writer 
Halfway home. After being tested time and time again, the Rapid City Red Dogs own a 6-1 season record and a 4-1 Central Division record. If the season ended today, the Red Dogs would have home-field advantage in the playoffs. More>>

Ants' Rainey stings when he has football

05/25/01 Gene Phelps Daily Journal
Chris Rainey wants the football in his hands - a lot. More>>

Hey, it's just football, with a little pizzazz

05/25/01 Gene Phelps Dailey Journal
Call it whatever you want. Football played on a postage stamp. Ping pong football. Playground ball. Up-against-the-wall ball. Pass-happy ball. Rock n' roll football. More>>

Hockey owners bring indoor football to area 

05/25/01 Gene Phelps Daily Journal 
Monty Fletcher was one of the 4,520 fans in the stands the night the Memphis Pharaohs played an Arena Football League game in Tupelo's BancorpSouth Center. More>>

Rattlers hand the Heat its fifth straight setback

05/25/01 Kris Henry Medford Mail Tribune
CENTRAL POINT - For two weeks the Southern Oregon Heat has been playing teams closer than the final score indicated. More>>

Fire Ants Ready to Take Home Turf

05/25/01 Fire Ants press release
TUPELO, MS---Finally, the Tupelo Fire Ants will be marching into the BancorpSouth Center, Saturday night for their first home game of the 2001 season. More>>

Henry Out, Sharks Sign Beavers

05/25/01 LandSharks press release
The Lake Charles LandSharks will once again be without starting running 
back Lendon Henry Saturday when they take on the Louisiana Bayou Beast of  Monroe. Henry, who sat out last week's home opener with a strained right  knee and sore right hamstring, is still not ready to resume play this week. More

League’s best big test for Locos

05/25/01 David Walsh Herald Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- It’s the team with the league’s best record against the team with the second-worst tonight when the Johnstown J-Dogs take on the River Cities LocoMotives at 7 p.m. in the Huntington Civic Arena. More>>

Heat hopes to turn tide

05/24/01 Kris Henry Medford Mail Tribune
Southern Oregon and Utah enter tonight’s NIFL Western Division on losing streaks.
But that’s where the similarities end. More>>

Locos’ QB quick study for new job

05/24/01 David Walsh Herald Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- Quarterback Ray Marrow should have a better handle on the offense Friday when the River Cities LocoMotives take on the Johnstown J-Dogs at 7 p.m. in the Huntington Civic Arena. More>>

New Player Signings

05/23/01 Red Dogs press release
The Red Dogs would like to announce four new player signings to the organization. The players include LB Eric Rice, RB Tom Skoog, DE Al Everett, and DL Andrae Rowe. All four of these players are looking to contribute and help the Red Dogs. More>>

Fourcade returns to face former Fire Dogs comrades

05/23/01 Curtis Rockwell Sun Herald
MOBILE -It may not exactly be the return of the prodigal son, but it's about as close as indoor football can get. More>>

Fire Ants prepare for home season

05/23/01 Gene Phelps Daily Journal 
Ted Robison hasn't given up on the season. Despite his team's 1-5 start, the Tupelo Fire Ants' quarterback says there is more football to be played ... and most of it is at home. More>>

Schedule change

05/22/01 NIFL Press Release
The Louisiana Rangers have been granted a schedule change for week nine. The change comes late in the season and will offset some scheduling problems the Alexandria team has been experiencing. The change was granted after gaining approval from all teams concerned. The Ohio Valley Greyhounds have consented to take a "BYE" this week and make the game up in week 16. The Tupelo Fire Ants have agreed to allow the opponent change for their first regular season home game. The Ohio Valley Greyhounds & Washington Shockwaves have byes for week nine. Full story>>

Cavs get their grades 

05/22/01 Willy Zimmer Star Tribune
CST - The Wyoming Cavalry players each played football in college, so they know how this goes. Once you have passed your mid-term tests, you immediately start preparing for final exams. More>>

 Fire Ants prepare for home season

05/23/01 Gene Phelps Daily Journal 
Ted Robison hasn't given up on the season. Despite his team's 1-5 start, the Tupelo Fire Ants' quarterback says there is more football to be played ... and most of it is at home. More>>

LocoMotives gain steam after frigid first half

05/21/01 David Walsh Herald Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- Ohio Valley batted 1.000 in the first half and .000 in the second. The damage inflicted by the Greyhounds in the first half, though, enabled them to escape with a 34-27 victory over the River Cities LocoMotives in National Indoor Football League play Saturday night at the Huntington Civic Arena. More>>

Fire Dogs slither past Rattlers in Utah

05/21/01 Kate Magandy Sun Herald
The Mississippi Fire Dogs went to the thin air of Utah to break open a close game and come home with a 50-28 victory over the Rattlers on Saturday night at The Peaks arena in Provo. More>>

Rattlers continue to struggle at home

05/20/01 Matthew Gaschk Salt Lake City Tribune 
PROVO -- The Utah Rattlers took the Seven Peaks Ice Arena field Saturday night with new ownership, a new nickname, new jerseys and some of the same old problems. More>>

Seagulls rally past Beasts 

05/20/01 Wayne D. Rowe Mobile Register
The Mobile Seagulls have had to overcome a lot this past week - a change in ownership and a change at quarterback - but none of that was as tough as Saturday night's win over the winless Louisiana Bayou Beast. More>>

LandSharks come from behind in second half to beat Tupelo

05/20/01 Adam Burns American Press
It took awhile for both the offense and defense of the Lake Charles LandSharks to get going, but once they did, they didn't stop. More>>

Rapid City holds off Storm in final minute

05/20/01 Adam Thaler Argus Leader
Interception allows Dogs to win 25-21 To keep from losing its third straight game, the Sioux Falls Storm needed somebody to make a big play. More>>

Red Dogs weather Storm 25-21

05/20/01 Rapid City Journal
SIOUX FALLS - The Rapid City Red Dogs used four Adam Hicks field goals and two key turnovers to overcome the Sioux Falls Storm 25-21 in a crucial National Indoor Football League battle Saturday at the Sioux Falls Arena. More>>

Ohio Valley knocks off LocoMotives, 34-27

05/20/01 David Walsh Herald Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- The Ohio Valley Greyhounds opened a 34-16 halftime lead and held off a second-half rally by the River Cities LocoMotives to register a 34-27 National Indoor Football League win Saturday night at the Huntington Civic Arena. More>>

Land Sharks Swim Past Fire Ants, 54-31

05/19/01 Fire Ants press release
The Tupelo Fire Ants lost to the Lake Charles LandSharks, 54-31, Saturday night in National Indoor Football League away game action. More>>

Billings runs past Shockwave 

05/19/01 Yakima Herald Republic
BILLINGS, Mont. -- They weren't the turnovers of a week ago, but miscues were just as costly to the Yakima Shockwave. More>>

Locos look to slow down Ohio Valley

05/19/01 David Walsh Herald Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- Garry McPeek knows his defense will be put to the test tonight when the River Cities LocoMotives meet the rival Ohio Valley Greyhounds at 7 p.m. in the Huntington Civic Arena. More>>

Fire Dogs to confront Rattlers

05/19/01 Kate Magandy Sun Herald
The Mississippi Fire Dogs may be coming into tonight's game with the better record, but they know the Utah Rattlers can strike at a moment's notice. More>>

Beast get another chance at Mobile

05/19/01 Hillery Smith News Star
The Bayou Beast are finally starting the part of their 14-game National Indoor Football League schedule where they run into teams that they have seen before. More>>

Fourcade will only coach tonight 

05/19/01 Wayne D. Rowe Mobile Register
Starting quarterback will concentrate on calling plays tonight against winless Bayou Beasts More>>

Rangers using off week to regroup

05/19/01 Jeff Matthews Town Talk
The loud "Whew!" you just heard from the vicinity of the Rapides Coliseum was probably a relieved Louisiana Rangers team that's finally able to catch its breath. More>>

Outlaws put brakes on 2-game losing skid

05/19/01 Joe Kusek Billings Gazette
It seemed like Fontez Jefferson was all over the field Friday night. More>>

Storm looks to end two-game losing skid

05/19/01 Adam Thaler Argus Leader
The rivalry between Sioux Falls and Rapid City -- on a professional-sports level, anyway --has been festering for six years, untended, unrenewed and unfulfilled. More>>

Red Dogs to take to the road again 

05/19/01 Jeff Easton, Rapid City Journal 
SIOUX FALLS — Yep, it was nice to see the Dogs donning the red, silver and black, but their stay was short-lived. It's back on the road again for the Rapid City Red Dogs for the first of a two-game set of away games. More>>

Cavalry runs over Heat

05/18/01 Kris Henry Medford Mail Tribune
CENTRAL POINT - This season for the Southern Oregon Heat, it's been one step forward and then immediately two steps back. More>>

Texada says LandSharks are ready

05/18/01 LandSharks press release
Lake Charles LandSharks Head Coach Kip Texada believes the team is ready for their inaugural home game as the Tupelo Fire Ants invade Lake Charles Saturday night. More>>

Shockwave Aims to Bounce Back 

05/18 Jerrel Swenning Yakima Herald Republic
Chalk it up to inexperience. On the coach's part, that is. More>>

Locos alive and kicking

05/18/01 David Walsh The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- Five games into the National Indoor Football League season, three kickers used by the River Cities LocoMotives had combined to kick one field goal. More>>

New owner meets with Seagulls 

05/18/01 WAYNE D. ROWE Mobile Register
Birmingham businessman David Stevens was introduced to the Mobile Seagulls as the team's new owner by player-coach John Fourcade near the end of the squad's workout Thursday night at the Mitchell Center. More>>

Outlaws coach takes field once again 

05/18/01 JOE KUSEK Billings Gazette
He just couldn’t resist. Toying with the idea for more than a year, Mitch Donahue dove through head first when a small window of opportunity presented itself last Friday night. More>>

New faces hope to lead the Heat to new places

05/17/01 Kris Henry Medford Mail Tribune
If anything, program sales stand to increase tonight at the Inferno. More>>

Woodberry, Bouie week's top Dogs

05/17/01 Biloxi Sun Herald
Lamont Woodberry was named Offensive Player of the Week for the Mississippi Fire Dogs while Kevin Bouie was named Defensive Player of the Week in the 41-6 win over Monroe, La. Tyrone Ashley picked up special teams honors. More>>

Defensive help on way for Fire Ants

05/17/01  Gene Phelps Daily Journal 
The Tupelo Fire Ants hope a few personnel changes on defense will bring more tackles in this week's NIFL game against Lake Charles. More>>

LandSharks Prepare for Home Opener

05/17/01 LandSharks press release
The Lake Charles LandSharks are preparing for their home opener Saturday night when the Tupelo Fire Ants invade The Reef. Game time is 7:05pm. More>>

Storm releases leading rusher

05/17/01 ADAM THALER Argus Leader
Former starting running back Tom Skoog didn't want to be a backup for the Sioux Fall Storm, so the team is giving him a chance to find a starting job someplace else. More>>

Former owner hopes Seagulls stay in Mobile 

05/16/01 WAYNE D. ROWE Mobile Register
The Mobile Seagulls of the National Indoor Football League have been sold to a Birmingham businessman, the team's former owner said Tuesday night. More>>

Fire Ants weekly update

05/14/01 Fire Ants press release
Huntington game highlights, players of the week, tickets online information and more Ants news More>>

Locos turn to defense, King to end losing skid

05/14/01 David Walsh The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- The statistics for two individuals help explain how the River Cities LocoMotives beat the Tupelo Fire Ants, 33-20, Saturday night to end their five-game National Indoor Football League losing streak. More>>

Locos’ skid finally ends

05/13/01 David Walsh The Herald-Dispatch
Solid defensive play against Tupelo helps propel River Cities to first-ever victory More>>

Fire Dogs bomb Bayou Beasts

05/13/01 Sun Herald 
MONROE, La. - The Mississippi Fire Dogs remained in the chase for first place in the National Indoor Football League with a 41-6 road win over Monroe Saturday night. More>>

Beast can’t put out Fire again

05/13/01 Hillary Smith News Star
When the running game wasn’t working and the passing game wasn’t working and special teams could use some help, the only thing that kept the Bayou Beast in Saturday’s game against Mississippi was the defense. More>>

Seagulls bounce back by knocking off LandSharks

05/13/01 WAYNE D. ROWE Mobile Register 
Redemption was what the Mobile Seagulls were looking for Saturday night against the Lake Charles LandSharks - and they got it. More>>

Storm takes stumble 

05/13/01 Adam Thaler Argus Leader
They talked trash before the game and after the game. In between, the Sioux City Bandits did just enough to back up their talk. More>>

Locos Win Over Fire Ants, 33-20

05/12/01 Fire Ants press release
TUPELO, MS-The Tupelo Fire Ants lost to the River Cities Locomotives, 33-20, Saturday night in Huntington, WV. More>>

Cavalry Rounds Up Shockwave Offense 

CASPER, Wyo. -- So much for the sequel.
A week after playing its best game of the season in the debut of coach Ron Lyell, the Yakima Shockwave would probably rather forget the follow-up. More>>

Cunningham, Locos keep the faith 

05/12/01 DAVID WALSH - The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- So, Melvin Cunningham, the hometown team is 0-5. Would you buy a ticket to the next home game? More>>

Beast add 4 to team roster

05-12-01 Hillary Smith News Star
This is becoming a habit with the Bayou Beast: another week, another new batch of players. More>>

Rangers bitten by J-Dogs, 69-34

05/12/01 Town Talk sports services
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - The Louisiana Rangers started and ended Friday's NIFL contest in symmetrical fashion. More>>

Tri-City rallies past Outlaws

05/12/01 Billings Gazette Staff
KEARNEY, Neb. — The Tri-City Diesel scored nine points in the final 26 seconds of the game to rally past the Billings Outlaws, 50-43, Friday night. More>>

Game has additional meaning for rivals

05/12/01 ADAM THALER Argus Leader
Storm coach Mike Aldrich spent all week telling his team that tonight is just another football game. More>>

Tri-City Diesel outlasts Outlaws, 50-43

05/12/01 Paul Freelend The Independant
KEARNEY -- Tri-City Diesel kicker Jeremy Jensen, returning to the site of a missed extra point that cost his team a win more than a month ago, exorcised some personal demons and came up with two key plays in the last minute to give the Diesel a 50-43 win over the Billings Outlaws Friday. More>>

Vercher out, Domec back in

05/11/01 LandSharks press release
The Lake Charles LandSharks will be without quarterback Earl Vercher when they take on Mobile Saturday night, after a turf toe injury suffered last week did not heal. With Vercher out of action, Lance Domec will be in uniform for the game. More>>

Hounds hand Heat fifth loss

05/11/01  KRIS HENRY Medford Mail Tribune
CENTRAL POINT - Southern Oregon's new wrinkles made things interesting Thursday night at the Inferno. More>>

Rangers’ Goodman coach on, off field

As far as coaches in the National Indoor Football League go, Jim Goodman, at 45, isn’t too old. More>>

Utah Edged by Rapid City

05/11/01 Salt Lake Tribune 
Playing under a new name proved unlucky Thursday night for the National Indoor Football League team formerly known as the Utah Express. More>>

Rangers hit the road

05/11/01 Jeff Matthews Staff reporter Alexandria Town Talk
The Louisiana Rangers are ready to atone for last week's embarrassing loss to in-state rival Lake Charles. More>>

Bandits sign three ex-Attack standouts 

05/11/01 Terry Hersom, Sioux City Journal 
The wheels of change continue to spin for the Sioux City Bandits indoor football team. More>>

Upbeat Shockwave Hits the Road 

Buoyed by its best performance of the season in the most tumultuous of weeks, the Yakima Shockwave hits the road tonight for the first of two consecutive games away from the SunDome. More>>

Locos return for three-game homestand

05/11/01 DAVID WALSH - The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- Jayson Grayson would like to put the shovel away for a week. More>>

LandSharks Prepare for Seagulls

0 5/10/2001 Landsharks staff article
The Lake Charles LandSharks are preparing for the final game of their five-game road trip to open the 2001 National Indoor football League. They take on the Mobile Seagulls Saturday night hoping to stretch their winning streak to five. More>>

Greyhounds refuse to lose

05/11/01 Greyhounds staff article
"This win is big for us we played so hard and refused to lose." commented Hounds Head Coach Wilkie Perez. More>>

Bye week has Diesel ready for action

05/10/01 JASON LUTH Hub Sports Writer
KEARNEY — With a week of rest and recuperation under its belt, the Tri-City Diesel of the National Indoor Football League is ready to get back to work. More>>

J-Dogs LB Caro Expects Success

This season has been everything Dan Caro imagined indoor football could be in Johnstown. More>>

Heat hopes home edge pays off

05/10/01 Kris Henry Medford Mail Tribune
For a change, the Southern Oregon Heat will catch a break tonight when it takes on the Ohio Valley Greyhounds in a non-conference National Indoor Football League tilt. More>>

Seagulls have sights set on Southern Division title 

05/10/01 WAYNE D. ROWE Mobile Register
The Mobile Seagulls are trying to forget about their 76-13 thrashing by the Ohio Greyhounds and focus on Saturday night's home game against the Lake Charles LandSharks for first-place in the National Indoor Football League's Southern Division. More>>

Red Dogs host Express for war 

05/10/01 Jeff Easton Rapid City Journal
RAPID CITY — This National Indoor Football League game is sizing up to be an all-out war. More>>

Cavalry hands ball back to Fuentes

05/08/01 WILLY ZIMMER Star-Tribune
CST - The Wyoming Cavalry is in the toughest division in the National Indoor Football League. With the team's playoff prospects in jeopardy after two straight losses to divisional opponents, the Cavalry front office looked to the past to arrest that slide. More>>

Greyhounds travel West

05/08/01 Don Clegg Sports Editor News- Register
WHEELING, W.Va. - The Ohio Valley Greyhounds set a franchise record when they hung 76 points on the board against Mobile last week but head coach Wilkie Perez won't have quite as much firepower at his disposal this week. More>>

Fire Ants weekly update

05/07/01 Fire Ants press release
Bayou Beast game highlights, players of the week, dance team information and more Ants news More>>

Jobe can turn the Heat’s fortunes around

05/07/01 Kris Henry Medford Mail Tribune
Forget professional wrestling or the XFL, the National Indoor Football League has replaced all challengers for the title of best soap opera in sports. More>>

Wells to file complaint against Yakima

Fallout from last Friday's Southern Oregon-Yakima indoor football game won't be fully felt for another week thanks to pending action by both teams. More>>

J-Dogs Knock Locos' Off Track

It’s not just about rebounding from a loss, but how high you bounce back.
Judging by the Johnstown J-Dogs’ 51-8 blowout victory over the River Cities Locomotives on Saturday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena, last week’s first loss of the season is a distant memory. More>>

Hounds are for Real

05/06/01 Gregg Montgomery Times Leader
One thing is for sure when it comes to the National Indoor Football League, the Ohio Valley Greyhounds are for real. More>>

Hounds Send Fourcade South

05/06/01 Don Clegg Sports Editor Intelligencer
The Ohio Valley Greyhounds literally blew out the lights on the Wheeling Civic Center scoreboard Friday when they blasted the Mobile Seagulls 76-13 to post the largest margin of victory in the National Indoor Football League this season. More>>

LandSharks win fourth consecutive game

ALEXANDRIA -- The situation for the Lake Charles LandSharks appears a lot better than that of the Louisiana Rangers, on the field and off. More>>

Land Sharks devour Rangers to remain unbeaten

05/06/01 Jeff Matthews Town Talk
Lake Charles linebacker Darnell Lee is on good terms with his former teammates on the Louisiana Rangers, but he expected emotions to run pretty high when he and several other former Rangers came to town as members of the Land Sharks Saturday night. More>>

Dogs calm Storm 44-33

BILOXI -Kenny Causey walked down the aisle Saturday and then helped the Mississippi Fire Dogs walk over Sioux Falls. More>>

Locos derailed again in Johnstown

05/06/01 The Herald-Dispatch
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- The Johnstown J-Dogs got back on track Saturday night at the expense of the winless River Cities LocoMotives. More>>

J-Dogs Set for Battle

Cats always land on their feet when they fall. Tonight, the Johnstown J-Dogs will be put to the same test. More>>

Rangers to see familiar faces tonight vs Lake Charles

05/05/01 Jeff Matthews Staff reporter
Ask Louisiana coach Jim Goodman about former Rangers Eric Young and Darnell Lee, and you will likely get a glowing report. More>>

Rapid City finishes strong, downs Outlaws 42-23 

05/05/01 JOE KUSEK Billings Gazette
Mitch Donahue came out of the locker room, leaned up against the wall and offered his assessment. “That hurt," he said quietly. More>>

LandSharks surprising 3-0 on season

The Lake Charles LandSharks have been one of the best-kept secrets in Lake Charles. More>>

Beast add players, look for first win

05-05-01 HILLARY SMITH News Star
Number of weeks into the National Indoor Football League season: six.
Number of new Bayou Beast players: four. More>>

Kerns field goal lifts Bandits to first NIFL victory, 38-36 

05/05/01 Steve Allspach, Sioux City Journal 
Redemption. Last week, Sioux City's Jeff Kerns missed a potential game-winning field goal with time running out, allowing Rapid City to hand the Bandits their fourth loss in as many National Indoor Football League games. More>>

Shockwave Jolts Heat, Ex-Coach 

Ex-Yakima coach Larry Jobe shouldn't take it personally. More>>

Locos return to action tonight

05/05/01 DAVID WALSH - The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- On paper, it appears the River Cities LocoMotives are catching the Johnstown J-Dogs at a bad time. More>>

Storm seeks to stay perfect 

05/05/01  ADAM THALER  Argus Leader
Team faces 3rd in row on road 
When Sioux Falls Storm coach Mike Aldrich looked over his team's schedule before the season, he had an idea which stretch would be the most difficult. More>>

Storm surprises won't shake Fire Dogs' game plan

BILOXI -The Mississippi Fire Dogs come into tonight's game against the Sioux Falls Storm without much knowledge of their opponent. More>>

LandSharks Ready for Alexandria 5/4/2001 

05/04/01 Landsharks Press release
Lake Charles LandSharks coach Kip Texada says his team is well prepared for Saturday’s showdown with the Louisiana Rangers in Alexandria. More>>

Recent events add to Heat-Yakima rivalry

05/04/01 Kris Henry Medford Mail Tribune
If there wasn’t one already, recent events have made a Southern Oregon Heat-Yakima Shockwave rivalry official. More>>

Vanderwegen going back to where he started

05/04/01 Kris Henry Medford Mail Tribune
Eric Vanderwegen has come full circle since the Southern Oregon Heat opened the season against Yakima on March 28. More>>

J-Dogs Looking to Rebound from Loss

SOMERSET – LaMonte Coleman was visibly upset after the Johnstown J-Dogs’ first loss of the season last week in Wheeling, W.Va.
The normally playful and wide-smiling J-Dogs running back was different. His eyes rarely rose above chest level and his voice took a lost, deeper monotone. More>>

Russell Copeland: Fire Ant with plenty of sting

05/04/01 Gene Phelps DJ Journal
Saturday night, Russell Copeland knew he was a Tupelo Fire Ant, not a Buffalo Bill. More>>

Coach VanderWegan Can't Stop Playing 

Eric VanderWegen hears the fatherly advice.
He just won't follow it. Not quite yet. More>>

Ex-Shockwave Coach Hired by Heat 

Ex-Yakima Shockwave coach Larry Jobe wasn't gone from town long. More>>

Former Rocky standout Luke Twibell thriving as Outlaws’ defensive leader

05/04/01  JOE KUSEK The Gazette
Luke Twibell didn’t wait for the invitation in the mail. More>>

Red Dogs look to get more than a passing grade tonight

05/04/01 Jeff Easton, Journal Sports Writer
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Whoever said life in the National Indoor Football League was easy? Certainly not the league's schedule-makers. More>>

Shockwave to Name Lyell New Coach 

Mitch Donahue, DSA Sports director of football operations, tapped a familiar source to fill the head coaching vacancy with the Yakima Shockwave. More>>

Record-setting Rangers face familiar foe

05/03/01 Jeff Matthews Staff reporter
In the second half of Louisiana's wild 94-70 victory over Tupelo Saturday, Rangers quarterback / head coach Jim Goodman had what is undoubtedly one of the best problems a coach can come across - how to share the historic moment with as many players as possible. More>>

Hounds Gulls Videocast

05/03/01 Grehounds Press release
This weeks game in Wheeling vs. Mobile Seagulls will be video broadcasts on on HOUNDS TV More>>

LandSharks sign receiver

05/02/01 LandSharks Press release
The Lake Charles LandSharks have signed wide receiver Joey Mouton of Port Arthur, TX. Mouton is 6' 180lbs and played most recently for the New England Sea Wolves in the Arena Football League More>>

Sweet Revenge

05/02/01 Gregg Montgomery The Times Leader
Sweet Revenge. That's how Coach Wilkie Perez should view last Saturday night's emotional 36-19 victory over the Johnstown J-Dogs in front of around 3,000 rabid Ohio Valley football fans. More>>

Kicking off with 'I do'

BILOXI - One of the Fire Dogs is hearing bells this week - and not from a hard tackle. More>>

Fire Ants enter record book in debut season

05/01/01 Gene Phelps Daily Journal
Tupelo's 94-70 loss to Louisiana highest point title in professional history More>>

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