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UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Whitworth wins NWC championship on Kyle Roach’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer

Kyle Roach took a pass near midcourt, dribbled down the left side and drilled a 30-foot jumper as time expired to give Whitworth the Northwest Conference Tournament men’s basketball championship …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Whitworth cruises into Northwest Conference title game with convincing win over Puget Sound

Hitting their stride while taking the Puget Sound Loggers out of theirs, the Whitworth Pirates pulled away for a 97-79 Northwest Conference semifinal win at the Fieldhouse on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 5:37 p.m.

Whitworth’s Kyle Roach named Northwest Conference’s Most Valuable Player

Unselfish when his team needed it and demanding the ball when the script was flipped, Kyle Roach was rewarded Wednesday be being named the Most Valuable Player in the Northwest …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 9:12 p.m.

Whitworth men turn it on late, run away from Willamette in regular-season finale

The Whitworth Pirates are in playoff mode. The switch – along with the momentum in Saturday’s home game against Willamette – was flipped midway through the second half.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Plenty at stake for Whitworth basketball in weekend homestand against Linfield, Willamette

At the end of a crazy week, the Whitworth players kept their composure. Going forward, that might be worth as much as any win, though the Pirates would have taken …


Top-ranked Whitman edges No. 4 Whitworth with two late free throws

Whitworth still has a serious case of the Blues.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Whitworth basketball: Pirates men, women sweep past Pacific on the road

Ben College and Garrett Hull combined for 39 points Friday to lead a balance attack as Whitworth stormed past Pacific 89-67 in Northwest Conference men’s basketball play in Forest Grove, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Whitworth fights back from a 20-point deficit, beats Pacific Lutheran 81-69

After routing Pacific Lutheran by nearly 20 points earlier in the season, Matt Logie was looking for another easy win.


Whitworth men vie to bounce back during trip to Oregon

If history is any guide, Whitworth will bounce back from last week’s loss at Whitman and climb back up the Division III basketball poll.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Top-ranked Whitman men pull away from No. 3 Whitworth in final 7 minutes

The Whitman Blues lived up to their No. 1 ranking Tuesday, placing six players in double figures during a 91-75 win over the Whitworth Pirates.


Whitworth men knock off Pacific, look toward game against No. 1 Whitman

This was no time for complacency. Three days before a date with the No. 1 team in the land, Whitworth could have looked past Pacific on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 11:29 p.m.

No. 8 Whitworth answers final challenge, holds off Lewis & Clark

It had to be tougher than Whitworth made it look in the first half.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Whitworth Pirates more than ready to resume NWC play

In addition to a pair of wins, Whitworth picked up some valuable momentum by winning last weekend’s Whitworth Basketball Classic.


Whitworth men continue winning ways despite big roster changes

Did any college men’s basketball program have a more exciting offseason than Whitworth?


NWC honors Whitworth QB Ian Kolste

Northwest Conference football coaches named Whitworth senior quarterback Ian Kolste the NWC Offensive Player of the Year, the conference announced on Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Ian Kolste leads Whitworth to rout over winless Willamette in season finale

Rod Sandberg made a simple request ahead of Whitworth’s season finale against winless Willamette. “Put the hammer down,” the Whitworth coach said.


Whitworth knows never to relax against Willamette in long football rivalry

Willamette never makes things simple. Over the last three seasons, head coach Rod Sandberg has found that Whitworth’s second-longest rival usually saves its toughest battles for the Pirates.


Whitworth builds Hawaiian pipeline by welcoming Polynesian culture

Chase Takaki grew up knowing he would have to eventually leave his home in Hawaii. The now-senior wide receiver at Whitworth was faced with the choice so many young football …


Whitworth runs over Lewis & Clark while Kolste sets yardage mark

Ian Kolste threw for 305 yards to lead visiting Whitworth University to a 48-7 win at Lewis & Clark College on Saturday afternoon and also reach 10,000 yards of total …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

Fresh off victory, Whitworth football heads back to Oregon

A week after Whitworth’s football team downed the Pacific Boxers 30-20 in Forest Grove, Oregon, the Pirates will make a U-turn back to Oregon on Saturday to face the Lewis …


Whitworth running game, led by Mason Elms, proves too much for Pacific

A 10-point swing over a 30-second span at the end of the third quarter proved to be the difference for visiting Whitworth in a 30-20 win at Pacific University in …


Whitworth takes on road challenge against Pacific’s tough running game

Whitworth is looking for its third consecutive win when the Pirates head to Forest Grove, Oregon, on Saturday to face the Pacific Boxers.


Area roundup: Sasquatch wrap up East Region men’s soccer title

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Ian Kolste returns at quarterback to set another record in Whitworth’s victory

One of the Whitworth’s press box officials shuffled through a packet of papers with some notes on the Pirates’ all-time records for quarterbacks.


Fresh off big win, Whitworth aims for same story against Puget Sound

Things don’t always work out the way the football gods say they will. Just ask the Huskies over in Seattle, or the Cougars down in Pullman.


Leif Ericksen steps in at quarterback to lead Whitworth past Pacific Lutheran

Sophomore Leif Ericksen shook off an early interception in his first start and Tariq Ellis accounted for the only score of the second half with a 60-yard run to lift …


Game preview: Whitworth at Pacific Lutheran

Kickoff: Saturday, 1 p.m., Sparks Stadium, Puyallup, Washington Records: Whitworth (3-2, 0-2 Northwest Conference), Pacific Lutheran (1-2, 1-1)


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Area roundup: Michele Whan, Molly Webster lead Pirates over Blues

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Eighth-ranked Linfield’s defense dominates in victory over No. 14 Whitworth

In the battle of the unstoppable force, No. 14 Whitworth’s high-powered offense, against the immovable object, No. 8 Linfield’s defense, the defense ruled Saturday as the Wildcats dropped the previously …