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College soccer: Whitworth women open Northwest Conference play with shutout win

Hannah Rae Miller scored an unassisted goal in the 70th minute Saturday to give Whitworth a 1-0 win over Pacific Lutheran in a Northwest Conference women’s soccer opener in Tacoma.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Pass defense, key rushing scores help Whitworth hold off Chapman to remain unbeaten

Quarterback Leif Ericksen, known for his throwing ability, passed for 324 yards, but added a rushing touchdown. So-called running quarterback Connor Johnson came through with a rushing touchdown, but also …


College cross country: Whitworth women win Pacific Lutheran Invitational

Marissa Mount’s fifth-place finish Saturday guided the Whitworth women’s cross country team to the team title at the Pacific Lutheran Invitational.


Whitworth closes out nonconference play with tough test against Chapman

The Pirates wrap up their brief two-game non-conference slate when they host the Chapman Panthers, reigning champion of their southern California conference, the SCIAC.


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 …


Women’s soccer: Coby Yoshimura scores in OT as Whitworth beats Carroll

Coby Yoshimura scored the winning goal in overtime and added an assist, and Whitworth knocked off Carroll College 2-1 in Walla Walla.


Men’s soccer: Austin Giftopoulos goal gives Gonzaga first win

Austin Giftopoulos scored in the 22nd minute, and Gonzaga picked up its first win of the season, beating Cal-State Bakersfield 1-0 Sunday at Luger Field.


Women’s soccer: Ellory Ferris, Linnea Pretzer register hat tricks as North Idaho romps

Ellory Ferris and Linnea Pretzer recorded hat tricks Saturday to power host North Idaho to a 10-1 win over Blue Mountain (1-3-0, 0-2-0) in Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer.


College soccer: No. 17 Washington State women shut out Idaho

Maegan O’Neill and Hailey Smith scored their first goals of the season Thursday to power 17th-ranked Washington State to a 3-0 nonconference women’s soccer win over visiting Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Women’s soccer: Messiah (Pennsylvania) shuts out visiting Whitworth

Brooke Firestone scored the first and last goals of the match Saturday to lead host Messiah to a 4-0 nonconference women’s soccer win over Whitworth in Grantham, Pennsylvania.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Leif Ericksen takes over Whitworth offense in season-opening rout of La Verne

After coasting to a 53-0 win at home last season over La Verne, Whitworth once again put its celebratory cannon to work after beating the Leopards 38-2 on Saturday on …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Men’s soccer: Nick West’s hat trick allows Messiah (Pennsylvania) to defeat Whitworth

Nick West’s hat trick Saturday lifted host Messiah to a 3-0 nonconference men’s soccer win over Whitworth in Grantham, Pennsylvania.


Men’s soccer: Preston Judd’s hat trick guides Cal Baptist past Gonzaga

Preston Judd accounted for three goals and an assist Friday to guide Cal Baptist to a 5-2 nonconference men’s soccer win over host Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

New-look Whitworth welcomes La Verne to the Pine Bowl in season opener

Whitworth leads the series 11-1 and has won the last four meetings after dropping a game to La Verne in 2013.


Casting call: Quarterback still a question mark for Whitworth team with high expectations

The cast of characters is changing at Whitworth. However, the entertainment factor will remain high at the Pine Bowl, where the Pirates will host six games while continuing coach Rod …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Whitworth quarterbacks finally get a chance to air it out at Pine Bowl

For the Whitworth quarterbacks, Friday morning’s practice was a breath of fresh air and a lot more.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4 p.m.

Five questions heading into camp: Whitworth Pirates

Even with the graduation of star quarterback Ian Kolste and six other offensive starters, Whitworth has high expectations this year.


New Whitworth women’s basketball coach Joial Griffith ‘ecstatic’ to lead Pirates

On Tuesday night at the historic home of Whitworth alum Frank Knott – the large, renovated structure is a 112-year-old former electric powerhouse on the bluff above Liberty Park – …


Shelby Houlihan wins women’s 1,500 meters at USATF; Whitworth’s Andrew Bloom 15th in javelin

Shelby Houlihan grew up in Sioux City admiring fellow Iowan and middle-distance star Jenny Simpson. Houlihan just might be poised to pass Simpson as America’s next great hope among women’s …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Area roundup: Washington State parts ways with swimming coach Tom Jager

Washington State University Director of Athletics Patrick Chun announced Friday that the university and seven-year swimming coach Tom Jager have mutually agreed to part ways.


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

Boise Hawks’ Joel Condreay, Riley Pint take different paths to professional baseball

There are as many ways to the major leagues as there are players. For two Boise Hawks teammates, their paths may be as different as any.


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Whitworth pitcher Hugh Smith drafted in sixth round of 2018 MLB Draft

Hugh Smith saw his draft stock rise exponentially over the past few months during his junior season at Whitworth. On Tuesday, those expectations came to fruition.


Whitworth pitcher Hugh Smith expects big call on draft day

After high school, Hugh Smith had no college offers to play baseball and was ready to move on from the game to pursue a bio-engineering degree at the University of …


Area roundup: Whitworth’s Hugh Smith named top pitcher in Northwest Conference

Whitworth junior Hugh Smith was recognized as Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Year, the league office announced Thursday.


Area roundup: Whitworth completes Northwest Conference softball regular season with home sweep of Willamette

Kelsey Downey hit a grand slam in the fourth inning Tuesday and Whitworth defeated visiting Willamette 13-5 in five innings in the opener of a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader sweep.


Area roundup: Whitworth baseball loses pitchers’ duel at Whitman

Brendan Henry threw a complete game Tuesday and Whitman edged Whitworth 2-1 in Northwest Conference baseball at Borleske Stadium in Walla Walla.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Area roundup: Whitman unleashes offensive display in baseball doubleheader sweep at Whitworth

Tyler Lewis, Joseph Zimmer and Lucas Thrun all had five hits on the day, powering visiting Whitman to a 12-10, 12-4 Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader sweep at Merkel Field.


UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Area roundup: Whitworth’s Kyle Roach snags D-III’s top honor in West Region

Whitworth Pirates junior Kyle Roach was named the 2018 Division III West Region Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, it was announced on Monday.


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Area roundup: Gonzaga wins, takes 3 of 4 from Rice

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Area roundup: Whitworth’s Kayla Leland places fifth in 5,000 meters at Division III national meet

Kayla Leland, a Whitworth senior from Gonzaga Prep, finished fifth in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama, on Friday.