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Road, sweet road If you want to see the Pirates in person early on this season, you might want to stop by practice. Whitworth opens with three straight road games …


Winning combination

Whitworth’s first football practice was halfway over when sophomore quarterback Bryan Peterson rolled right and on the move fired a 35-yard rope that hit a receiver in stride. Head coach …


Whitworth football confident of turnaround

Whitworth is coming off its first losing football season since 2003, but the Pirates don’t expect it to become a habit. “It’s been a long time and we want it …


Whitworth football confident of turnaround

Whitworth is coming off its first losing football season since 2003, but the Pirates don’t expect it to become a habit. “It’s been a long time and we want it …


Whitworth ends ‘growing year’

The football season is ending a tad too early for Whitworth coach John Tully. “It’s been a growing year,” said Tully, whose Pirates close the season on the road against …


Whitworth closes out season at UPS

The football season is ending a tad too early for Whitworth coach John Tully. “It’s been a growing year,” said Tully, whose Pirates close the season on the road against …


Whitworth falls shy of upsetting Linfield

The Whitworth Pirates did nearly all of the things upset-minded football teams put on their checklist when trying to knock off the conference bully. They started fast and finished fast. …


Whits host Linfield

Fresh from knocking off one of the Northwest Conference’s preseason favorites, Whitworth shifts its attention toward another today. The Pirates (3-5, 2-2) finally broke through in a close game, edging …


Whitworth faces biggest challenge of season

Fresh from knocking off one of the Northwest Conference’s preseason favorites, the Whitworth Pirates shift their attention toward another on Saturday.


Whitworth has sizable task

In a football season filled with challenges, Whitworth faces another big one today. The Pirates must find a way to deal with Willamette’s sizable offensive and defensive fronts when the …


Whitworth host to winless Pacific at Pine Bowl today

Sometimes it’s not only how you play but who you play. The Whitworth Pirates are struggling at 1-5, but those losses have come against opponents with a combined 22-5 record. …


Whits at 4-0 Pioneers

Lewis & Clark’s and Whitworth’s football teams are turning back the clock. That’s a welcome change for the upstart Pioneers, not so much for the Pirates. Whitworth’s run of 12 …


Whitworth football trying to get over hump

Lewis & Clark’s and Whitworth’s football teams are turning back the clock. That’s a welcome change for the upstart Pioneers, not so much for the Pirates.


Whitworth suffers emotional setback

The Whitworth Pirates, who had already suffered through three close losses, endured their most painful defeat of the season Saturday. Just when it appeared the Pirates had forced overtime with …


Whits look for good finish

The Whitworth Pirates have played pretty good football, but they don’t have a lot to show for it. The Pirates’ 1-3 record could easily be flip-flopped, but they’ve let two …


Whitworth Pirates take on another challenge in Menlo

A week after playing well but falling short against a quality opponent, the Whitworth Pirates get a second chance today when Menlo visits the Pine Bowl. Menlo, formerly a football-only …


Another big test for Whitworth football team

A week after playing well but falling short against a quality opponent, the Whitworth Pirates get a second chance Saturday when Menlo visits the Pine Bowl.


Whitworth falls shy of 17th-ranked Redlands

The Whitworth Pirates showed they could play with 17th-ranked Redlands, but playing with the Bulldogs wasn’t their objective. Whitworth had two costly fumbles and an ill-fated deflection helped sink the …


Whitworth faces tall task in Redlands

Whitworth and Redlands today renew their nonconference football rivalry for the eighth straight year and the Pirates face a stiff challenge to stop the visitors’ four-game winning streak in the …


Whitworth takes on Pomona-Pitzer in first of four straight home games

Whitworth begins its longest string of home football games – four straight with a bye mixed in – since 1999 when Pomona-Pitzer visits the Pine Bowl today. The Pirates enter …


Whitworth begins long home stretch

Whitworth begins its longest string of home football games – four straight with a bye mixed in – since 1999 when Pomona-Pitzer visits the Pine Bowl Saturday.


Whitworth opens football season at Chapman

Whitworth has a 4-0 all-time record against the Chapman Panthers and Pirates coach John Tully knows why. “The difference for us coming out on top against Chapman is we haven’t …


Whitworth story lines

Defending champion Linfield is favored to repeat as Northwest Conference champions, but don’t be surprised if Willamette unseats the Wildcats. The Bearcats are strong on both lines and figure to …


Whitworth’s Thomason has chased his limits since an early age

Cailen Thomason started working on his speed at an early age. “Honestly it probably goes back to when I was 6 years old,” the Whitworth senior cornerback said. “My mom …


Whitworth has question marks in backfield

As the Whitworth Pirates reach the midpoint of fall camp in preparation for their Sept. 3 football opener against Chapman, they are closer to answering two of the biggest questions …


Whitworth finishes football season with a victory

The Whitworth Pirates honored 13 seniors during pregame ceremonies and then sent them out with an endless supply of highlight-reel plays in a feel-good 63-35 victory over Puget Sound on …


Season finale for Pirates

Whitworth closes the 2010 football season Saturday, and the Pirates would like to finish the same way they’ve ended 11 of the previous 12 seasons: With at least a .500 …


Whitworth in role of spoiler

Whitworth, bounced from the Northwest Conference football title race with last week’s loss, will try to keep Linfield from celebrating a championship today.


Pirates fall to Willamette

Although Willamette only led by a field goal against Whitworth at the end of the first quarter Saturday, the lead felt so much bigger. And that feeling was because of …


Whitworth may take field without Anderson

If the Whitworth Pirates are to break from a four-way, second-place logjam in the Northwest Conference football standings, they’ll probably have to do it without their best player.