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Whitworth football opens at home vs. Whittier on Saturday

When the Whitworth Pirates held their final scrimmage last Friday, the team had almost as many starters on the sidelines as they did banging against each other on the field.


Whitworth football team picked to finish fourth by coaches

The Whitworth football team has been picked to finish in fourth place in the Northwest Conference, but was the only school other than Linfield to pick up a first-place vote …


Former Whitworth ace Dan Scheibe signs with Rangers, will play in Spokane

Dan Scheibe figured he’d probably take the degree he earned from Whitworth University and boost it to a doctorate in cognitive psychology. That plan is on hold thanks to a …


Area roundup: Cory Mitchell joins brother Bo Levi with CFL’s Calgary Stampeders

Former Eastern Washington Eagles wide receiver Cory Mitchell will join his brother Bo Levi Mitchell as a member of the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders after signing a free-agent contract …


Area roundup: G-Prep’s Charlie Hopkins transfers from Stanford to Virginia

Tight end Charlie Hopkins (Gonzaga Prep) will transfer from Stanford to Virginia for his final year of football eligibility, Virginia’s athletic department announced Thursday. Hopkins, 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds, played …


Bats go quiet as Whitworth eliminated from NWC tournament

Whitworth’s magical softball season ran out of tricks Saturday as the Northwest Conference regular-season champion Pirates lost to George Fox 3-0 in the league tournament. The Pirates (31-12) set a …


Whitworth softball team overcomes adversity to lead NWC

Whitworth’s softball season got a jolt before it even started when the team nearly lost an assistant coach in late January to a heart attack.


Area roundup: Gonzaga’s rally falls just short in bottom of ninth

Gonzaga left the potential tying run on second base after a four-run ninth inning Thursday, dropping a 6-5 West Coast Conference baseball game to BYU at Patterson Complex. Tyler Frost’s …


Little-known Matt Staudacher big reason for Whitworth’s success

The No. 13 Whitworth Pirates traveled 2,000 miles to Atlanta to play in the NCAA Division III tournament, but they remain confident that their recipe for success will work in …


Whitworth men advance to NWC tournament championship

The No. 16 Whitworth Pirates turned a somewhat close game into an 89-64 blowout win over visiting Willamette on Thursday night to advance to the Northwest Conference tournament championship on …


Whitworth men advance to NWC tournament championship

The No. 16 Whitworth Pirates turned a somewhat close game into an 89-64 blowout win over visiting Willamette on Thursday night to advance to the Northwest Conference tournament championship on …


Whitworth’s Kenny Love player of year in NWC

Despite not starting all of its games, Whitworth guard Kenny Love has been named the Northwest Conference men’s basketball player of the year. Love, a 6-foot-1 sophomore from Santa Rosa, …


Whitworth cruises past George Fox

The No. 21 Whitworth Pirates secured at least one first-round home game in the four-team Northwest Conference tournament with a 90-76 thrashing of George Fox on Friday night at Whitworth …


Whitworth women take on unbeaten George Fox

The Whitworth women’s basketball team is facing the biggest game of the year as No. 3 George Fox comes to Spokane tonight to dance with the No. 19 Pirates on …


Women’s college basketball: Eagles beat Grizzlies, complete sweep of Montana schools

Eastern Washington completed the Montana sweep on Saturday. Two days after a narrow win over Montana, the Eagles erupted for 45 second-half points and beat Montana State 72-58 in a …


Time for Shock home game changed because of parade

The kickoff time for the Spokane Shock-San Jose SaberCats Arena Football League game on May 16 has been changed from 7 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arena. The game …


Whitworth women win

The No. 17 Whitworth women’s basketball team had one of those nights when the easy shots wouldn’t fall. But its defense carried the Pirates Friday night in a 56-46 win …


No. 21 Whitworth stops Lewis & Clark in OT

Lewis & Clark missed two late free throws that resulted in overtime and the Whitworth Pirates rallied to defeat the Pioneers 68-60 on Friday night at Whitworth Fieldhouse. The 21st-ranked …


Strong 2nd half lifts Whitworth women past PLU

The Whitworth women’s basketball team allowed Pacific Lutheran to hang close for a half but the Pirates plundered the Lutes in the second half for a 65-49 victory Saturday at …


Toronto FC drafts Whitworth’s Micheal Ramos

Whitworth All-American forward Micheal Ramos was selected Tuesday by the Toronto FC with the 50th overall pick in the third round of the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Ramos was …


KC McConnell propels Whitworth women’s basketball to best start in team history

The Whitworth women’s basketball team is off to the best start in program history after crushing visiting Linfield 77-37 on Friday night at Whitworth Fieldhouse. The Pirates (13-0, 4-0 NWC) …


Ex-football coach sues Whitworth

Former Whitworth football coach John Tully is suing the university for age discrimination over his dismissal following the 2013 season. In a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Spokane County Superior …


Men’s basketball: Whitworth registers eighth straight win

George Valle scored a season-high 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds as Whitworth went ahead by 20 in the first half and coasted past Lewis & …


Whitworth men’s basketball team back home for tuneup prior to conference opener

The Whitworth men’s basketball team came back to life this week after 17 days between official games, and now finally returns home for two contests at Whitworth Fieldhouse. The Pirates …


Three Whitworth men’s soccer players named all-region

Senior forward Micheal Ramos, junior midfielder Sam Engle and senior defender Matt Bray from Whitworth were selected to the Division III All-West Region first team, the National Soccer Coaches Association …


Late turnover hurts Pirates in overtime setback

Winning is the best feeling in basketball. Atonement? Almost as good.


Matt Bray, Micheal Ramos point the way for Pirates soccer

Whitworth soccer players Matt Bray and Micheal Ramos have found their sweet spots, a big reason the Pirates are in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III tournament. Before …


Football: Whitworth can’t stop Dalton Ritchey, lose finale to PLU

Quarterback Dalton Ritchey racked up 203 yards rushing on 16 carries and scored three times to help power Pacific Lutheran past Whitworth 41-27 in a Northwest Conference game Saturday at …


Youthful exuberance

After last Saturday’s win over George Fox, Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg gathered his team and asked his 15 seniors to stand up. Sandberg reminded the seniors that they can …


Whitworth picks apart Puget Sound in 62-30 win

The Whitworth Pirates defense used seven interceptions to turn what had been a close game into a crushing 62-30 defeat of Puget Sound. The game was also one for the …