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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2013, 7:52 p.m.

Whitworth withstands Whittier at the Pine Bowl

Consider Whitworth’s defense one happy unit as the Pirates came up with six turnovers and a 38-17 non-conference football victory over Whittier College in front of 1,725 sun-baked fans Saturday …


Whitworth dominates both sides of ball

A stingy defense and explosive offense led the Whitworth Pirates to an impressive 36-7 win over St. Scholastica on Saturday in the opening game for both teams. The Pirates defense …


Whitworth has good depth on both sides of ball

Injuries produce depth Whitworth Pirates head coach John Tully said it’s just the nature of football that some players will miss time to injury. But the Pirates had several devastating …


Area roundup: Whitworth picked first in NWC men’s soccer

The Whitworth Pirates men’s soccer team has been picked by Northwest Conference coaches to repeat as champion. The Pirates will start the year under new head coach Morgan Cathey, who …


LeBrun proves himself on the baseball field for Zags

There was a time, before Cory LeBrun was an offensive cornerstone of a team competing for an NCAA tournament bid, when the Gonzaga outfielder wondered if he was capable of …


Blanchette: Whitworth still has a legacy to work on

They were calling this the biggest thing to happen at Whitworth University since Jay Graves gave them all this land. And, yes, the students were squeezed under the dome so …


Mary Hardin-Baylor eliminates Whitworth from playoffs

Their emotions didn’t go down any easier than the shots for the Whitworth Pirates on Saturday night. Another wrenching loss in the Division III men’s basketball playoffs was a little …


Mary Hardin-Baylor eliminates Whitworth from playoffs

Their emotions didn’t go down any easier than the shots for the Whitworth Pirates on Saturday night. Another wrenching loss in the Division III men’s basketball playoffs was a little …


Whitworth would be thrilled for a road trip next

The Whitworth Pirates are in uncharted waters, even more so because they’re at home. Tonight’s NCAA Division III men’s basketball third-round playoff game against Mary Hardin-Baylor figures to be one …


Whitworth would be thrilled if road trip next

The Whitworth Pirates are in uncharted waters, even more so because they’re at home. Saturday’s basketball NCAA Division III third-round playoff game against Mary Hardin-Baylor figures to be one of …


Whitworth home again

Home sweet home, indeed. For the third time in as many weeks, Whitworth will host an NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament game, this time in the Sweet 16 against …


McCargar heating up as Pirates’ ‘sixth starter’

Warming the bench never felt this good. Not that it stays warm for long, the seat Colton McCargar leaves behind before he puts the heat on another team at Whitworth …


Whitworth teams head to D3 tourneys

The sixth-ranked Whitworth men drew Redlands for a first-round home game in the Divisiion III tournament. The Whitworth women have a little farther to travel, drawing Emory University in the …


Pirates return to title game

Wade Gebbers scored 22 points to lead Whitworth to a come-from-behind, 74-69 win over Lewis & Clark in a Northwest Conference semifinal men’s basketball game Thursday at the Fieldhouse. The …


Whitworth’s Farnsworth force to be reckoned with for Pirates

The seeds of Taylor Farnsworth’s success were planted some 18 months ago; the fruits of it are being harvested now.


Hernandez details revealed

Baseball: Felix Hernandez will make $27 million in the final year of his new $175 million, seven-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, which includes a conditional eighth-year option should he …


First, he’d like to raise a banner

Wade Gebbers has always been big on fundamentals. His life is a three-man weave of faith, family and basketball that’s carried him through four standout seasons at Whitworth University, and …


Whitworth’s Gebbers balances family and basketball

Wade Gebbers has always been big on fundamentals. His life is a three-man weave of faith, family and basketball that’s carried him through four standout seasons at Whitworth University, and …


Whitworth’s Guthrie has range

Describing Emily Guthrie as Whitworth’s long-range specialist is quite an understatement. Guthrie, a senior guard, led the Pirates in scoring as a sophomore and was their top 3-point shooter last …


Whitworth’s offense busts out against UPS

Coming home after back-to-back losses, the Whitworth Pirates looked to Saturday’s Parents Weekend football game at the Pine Bowl against longtime rival Puget Sound as a chance to get back …


Big plays lift Pirates to win

The Whitworth Pirates defense and special teams picked up the slack for a struggling offense en route to a 45-20 win over the La Verne Leopards in La Verne, Calif. …


Blanchette: Pirates coach Ramsay one for ages

This replays itself probably once a season anyway, even now. The umpires come to the ballpark for the Saturday doubleheader, make their way to the Whitworth Pirates dugout and encounter …


Friedt scores 35 as Whitworth advances

BELTON, Texas – Felix Friedt scored a career-high 35 points as No. 7-ranked Whitworth University held off a pesky McMurry University 90-79 Friday to advance to the second round of …


Whits hit road for D3 opener

At Whitworth, the cup is always half-full, even when the NCAA turns it upside-down. Instead of a first-round bye and a home game, the 10th-ranked Pirates will open the Division …


NCAAs for Whits, who hope to host game

Whitworth played one of its cleanest games of the season Saturay night. The Pirates turned it over just seven times in a 86-71 victory over Puget Sound in the Northwest …


Whitworth players, fans gear up for postseason

Wade Gebbers has seen it before: The Whitworth men’s basketball team is peaking at the right time, and so are its fans. “It’s exciting to play at home, and the …


You gotta know Jack

Athletes take it one step at a time. That’s what they say, anyway. Three years ago, Jack Loofburrow couldn’t even do that. The former high school basketball star “had lost …


Whitworth baseball loses opener

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Pomona-Pitzer scored 11 runs in the fifth inning and the Sagehens stung Whitworth 19-2 in the Pirates’ baseball season opener on Thursday. Nick Motsinger had two of …


Whitworth football great Long dies

Doug Long, one of the top football players in Whitworth history and the most recent Pirate to play regularly in the NFL, died Saturday after a 2 1/2-year battle with …


Pirates rule with defense

Whitworth’s defense created enough fast-break opportunities to turn back stubborn Pacific 65-55 in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game Friday night at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.