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Whitworth wide receiver Garrett McKay turns after-hours work into on-field success

The sun is starting to set on the Pine Bowl. His Whitworth teammates have left the practice facility, but senior Garrett McKay is still running sprints, from one end zone …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 7:22 p.m.

Whitworth receiver Nick Kiourkas, coach Alan Stanfield boast eight-year connection

Whitworth wasn’t on Nick Kiourkas’ radar when he was searching for a place to land after high school graduation.


Whitworth’s Thomas finds success on the other end of passes

Whitworth wasn’t really on Kevin Thomas’ radar as he ended his high school career leading the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups as run-first quarterback. It turns out, Thomas had a knack for …


Whitworth’s Brett Moser returns to field after battle with cancer

The opening kickoff sailed through the air and a Whitworth Pirate raced to catch the ball. It was Brett Moser.


Whitworth returns plenty of firepower

The Whitworth Pirates pillaged every opponent they faced last year, save one monster that continues to bully the program, as it embraces the expectation of becoming the dominant Division III …


Whitworth insists no hangover from Linfield loss

Fresh off a humbling defeat to No. 2 Linfield, the Whitworth Pirates have done their best this week to re-focus their efforts on a visiting Pacific team that has matched …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 22, 2015, 10:19 p.m.

Whitworth at Linfield: Historic power versus upstart

When Rod Sandberg was hired in 2014 to take over the Whitworth football program, he aspired to match the successes of Linfield.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 7:37 p.m.

Aggressive defense ignites undefeated Whitworth Pirates

The Whitworth Pirates have successfully navigated every challenge thus far and head into weekend matchup against a Pacific Lutheran team that has been its nemesis of late.


Whitworth football heads into offseason in right direction

A final game defeat did little to diminish Whitworth coach Rod Sandberg’s belief that his new program has the foundation for future success.


Newcomers a pleasant surprise for Whitworth football team

When the season began, new Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg said that several of the more than 50 new players for the Pirates would have to step up and play …


Newcomers a pleasant surprise for Whitworth football team

When the season began, new Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg said that several of the more than 50 new players for the Pirates would have to step up and play …


Banged up Whitworth looks to take next step

The Whitworth Pirates took their pass-happy offense on the road last week and stubbed their toes with seven dropped passes, nine penalties and several missed tackles but found a way …


Changing direction

A week before Whitworth players arrived, new head coach Rod Sandberg invited all of his assistants and their wives over for dinner. He gave the wives a Pirate coffee mug …


New captain on board: Sandberg brings bevy of players, coaches and philosophies to Pirates

Less than a month away from the first practice, new Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg has 45 new recruits headed to north Spokane as he begins the process of …


Pirates use spring practices for ‘family’ activities

New Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg barks out instructions as his linebackers and defensive ends run through a series of padded dummies and deliver sweeping haymakers before they run and …


Whitworth begins learning new football system

With a new football coach in hand, the Whitworth Pirates started spring practices this week with the tall order of learning new offensive and defensive schemes. Whitworth hired Rod Sandberg …


Whitworth begins learning new football system

With a new football coach in hand, the Whitworth Pirates started spring practices this week with the tall order of learning new offensive and defensive schemes.


Stanfield follows dream, leaves Shadle in good shape

Alan Stanfield drove to the home of the top returning Shadle Park football player last Friday. Stanfield shared with record-setting junior quarterback Brett Rypien that he had been offered the …


Whitworth keeping assistant football coach Jason Tobeck

In the second coaching hire announcement this week, Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg said he has decided to retain assistant coach Jason Tobeck, who coaches receivers and serves as …


Shadle Park’s Alan Stanfield takes offensive coordinator job at Whitworth

Rod Sandberg is a defensive coach. He admitted that when he was hired as the head football coach at Whitworth University. His first order of business was to find an …


Whitworth hands offense over to Shadle’s Alan Stanfield

Shadle Park High School head football coach Alan Stanfield has been named the offensive coordinator at Whitworth University. Pirate head coach Rod Sandberg made that announcement this morning.


Bellevue buries Shadle Park for 53rd straight win

The cynic would say that the turning point in the Bellevue-Shadle Park football game Saturday afternoon came on the first play when the Highlanders fumbled the kickoff. That would be …


Shadle knows Bellevue will wing-T it

The Bellevue football team wouldn’t exchange video with Shadle Park in advance of today’s State 3A semifinal. No matter. Shadle coach Alan Stanfield shook the coaching tree and all but …


Shadle has its work cut out as Highlanders seek to end Bellevue’s win streak

If you’re wondering what the Shadle Park football team’s chances are against five-time defending State 3A champ Bellevue, there’s an initial knee-jerk response. Somewhere akin to a snowball’s chance in …


Improved defense has back of high-flying Shadle Park offense

Shadle Park football coach Alan Stanfield was unwavering at the start of the year in his expectation that the Highlanders’ defense would be much improved. It’s almost as if Stanfield …


Shadle Park’s receivers reap benefits of hard work

They’ve been largely unheralded because the kid throwing to them seemingly breaks another record every week. Shadle Park junior quarterback Brett Rypien isn’t gathering national recruiting interest by himself. He’s …