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Wednesday, July 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Whitworth opens against run-happy Dutch

The No. 19 Whitworth Pirates prepared all week to take on a Central (Iowa) team that found a winning pedigree by pounding the ball on the ground.


College soccer: Whitworth women crush Carleton College

College soccer: New Whitworth Pirates women’s soccer coach Bryan Olson didn’t have to wait long to notch his first victory.


Whitworth football by the numbers

In 2015, Whitworth quarterback Ian Kolste threw for 2,810 yards, ranking No. 22 in yardage for all of Division III. But he ranked 12th in the nation in passes completed …


Defensive coordinator Adam Richbart likes Whitworth’s depth

When Whitworth hired Rod Sandberg to lead the football program in December 2013, the first coach he brought on board was Adam Richbart.


Chase Naccarato adds to Whitworth’s talent-rich receiving corps

Whitworth’s high-octane offense returns all of its receivers this season. The Pirates weren’t looking for another pass catcher, but the program got just that as Chase Naccarato decided to transfer …


Whitworth returns plenty of firepower

The Whitworth Pirates pillaged every opponent they faced last year, save one monster that continues to bully the program, as it embraces the expectation of becoming the dominant Division III …


Clothing-optional Whitworth kicker ponders high expectations

The outcome of football games often comes down – after all those blocks, hits and tackles – to the leg of a kicker who spends most of his time doing …


Whitworth Pirates battle smoke, each other at practice

The Whitworth Pirates’ football practice Monday started with partly-cloudy blue skies and an ominous smoke plume to the north. Halfway through practice, the wind changed and the players were sucking …


Whitworth optimistic about 2016 football season

The Whitworth Pirates kick-start their 2016 campaign on Sunday as the team tries to match last year’s squad, which made it to the NCAA Division III playoffs for only the …


Gonzaga, Whitworth baseball teams hope postseason awaits

There will be plenty of wound rubbing at the baseball diamonds of Spokane’s college baseball teams, as both Gonzaga and Whitworth suffer through extended waits before their opportunities to put …


Freshman Justin Blatner delivers on mound for Gonzaga

Justin Blatner got all the help any freshman pitcher could ask for in his first start, and he barely needed any of it.


Area roundup: Vandals women win Wyoming Cowgirl Classic

Area roundup: The Idaho Vandals women shot three consecutive rounds of 291 to win the 19-team Wyoming Cowgirl Classic on Tuesday in Maricopa, Arizona.


Bulldogs fail to solve Huskies’ Nesbitt

Channing Nesbitt made the most of his first collegiate start – allowing three hits and two walks in five shutout innings – to lead the Washington Huskies (13-8) to a …


College baseball notes: Whitworth Pirates pick up where they left off

A group of seniors led Whitworth to a sterling regular season, a Northwest Conference tournament championship and the school’s second NCAA Division III tournament appearance.


Area roundup: Whitworth’s Wes Walton is All-American

Whitworth’s Wes Walton earned All-America status when he placed seventh in the men’s 200-yard individual medley on Wednesday at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Greensboro, North …


Area roundup: North Idaho men eliminated from NJCAA tournament

David Burrell hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 and Brandon Key finished with 11 assists to help the Southwest Tennessee Saluqis (30-4) hold off the North Idaho Cardinals 73-72 at …


Whitman’s Christian McDonald beats buzzer, ends Whitworth’s season

In an epic postseason struggle between two basketball teams, the No. 11 Whitman Missionaries somehow found just enough magic to take down No. 3 Whitworth 88-86 Saturday night on the …


Pirates prep for aggressive Whitman team in second round of NCAA tournament

Whitworth can avenge its only loss and earn a spot in the Sweet 16 Saturday night as it faces a familiar foe, No. 11 Whitman, in the second round of …


Whitworth overcomes slow start to thwart PLU and win 10th straight NWC tourney title

No. 3 Whitworth fell behind early but responded with big plays en route to a 75-62 win over Pacific Lutheran on Saturday night at Country Homes to secure the Pirates’ …


Whitworth handles Puget Sound, will face PLU for NWC title

Puget Sound made it a game early, but the Loggers couldn’t chop down Whitworth center Drew Sears Thursday night as he led the No. 3 Pirates to a 75-58 win. …


Bianca Pagdanganan guides Gonzaga to sixth-place finish

Bianca Pagdanganan carded a 2-under-par 70 in the final round to finish fourth and help guide the Gonzaga Bulldogs to a sixth-place finish at the 15-team The Gold Rush at …


Area roundup: Valle’s put-back at buzzer gives Whitworth men win

George Valle’s put-back at the buzzer gave the Whitworth men’s basketball team a 67-65 comeback win over Puget Sound in a Northwest Conference game Friday in Tacoma.


Area roundup: Whitworth men reclaim NWC swimming crown

The Whitworth men reclaimed the title at the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships while the women finished third as the three-day meet concluded Sunday in Federal Way, Washington.


Whits roll past Willamette on senior night

No. 5 Whitworth started strong Saturday night and rode senior star George Valle to an impressive 72-53 victory over the same Willamette team that took the Pirates to overtime in …


Whitworth’s Christian Jurlina: ‘People are still making fun of my accent’

Ambition can only take you so far, Christian Jurlina discovered three years ago. Sometimes you need a little luck.


Whitworth baseball team sweeps series

Nicholas Nerud and Joel Condreay sparked a four-run, seventh-inning rally and Whitworth went on to take a 9-7 victory over Whittier for a series sweep.


Whitworth bounces back, routs Pacific

No. 1 Whitworth shook off a shaky first half and raced away in the second half Saturday night for an 84-57 pounding of Pacific (Ore.) to earn the Pirates’ 20th …


Whitworth women’s cross country team gets at-large bid

The Whitworth University women’s cross country team has been selected for an at-large bid to the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships.


Women’s basketball: EWU and Idaho win while Whitworth loses in overtime

Hayley Hodgins scored 20 points and Eastern Washington women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller picked up her 200th career win with the Eagles’ 65-44 victory over Air Force on Sunday.


Pirates respond after sluggish start, beat Bearcats

The Whitworth football team overcame a dismal start Saturday and beat Willamette 20-16 in a Northwest Conference game at McCulloch Stadium in Salem, Oregon. The Bearcats jumped ahead 13-0 in …