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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 …


Whitworth Pirates take rubber game from Puget Sound Loggers in baseball

Daniel Casanova and Jacob Silva each drove in two runs and the Whitworth Pirates (14-10, 6-9) used a four-run top of the seventh inning to post a 6-2 win over …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Whitworth Pirates sweep Pacific Boxers in softball

Tessa Matthews went 3 for 3 with three runs batted in to power the Whitworth Pirates (19-5, 10-2) to a 6-4 victory over the Pacific Boxers (5-18, 3-10) and a …


Whitworth splits baseball doubleheader

Garrett Hughes and Jordan McGowan both hit grand slams and the Pirates (12-9) salvaged the second game of a nonconference doubleheader against the Blues (11-12) with a 12-7 victory in …


D3hoops honors Whitworth Pirates duo

Whitworth Pirates seniors Kenny Love, a guard, and forward Christian Jurlina were named to the D3hoops.com All-West Region second team, it was announced on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 11:07 p.m.

Whitworth to open NCAAs in Walla Walla against Claremont-M-S

At least Whitworth won’t have to catch a long-distance plane flight to this year’s NCAA Division III basketball tournament.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

Whitworth pounds Redlands on diamond

Joel Condreay went 5 for 6 – all singles – with two runs batted in and two runs scored and Ryan Bird and Nicholas Nerud each had three hits and …


Whitworth’s Wilber wins 200 backstroke at NWC swimming championships

Whitworth’s Patrick Wilber won the men’s 200-yard backstroke and the Pirate men finished third at Northwest Conference Swimming Championships on Sunday in Federal Way, Washington.