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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.


Late 3-pointer lifts Whitworth past Northwestern College

Whitworth University seemed in no hurry Sunday afternoon to start its next long home-court winning streak. But with just 7 seconds left in a nonconference men’s basketball matchup against visiting …


Whitworth men rally to win after losing lead

When an early lead evaporates as quickly as Whitworth University’s did at Whitworth Fieldhouse Friday night, it’s not always the fault of the team that lets it slip away. The …


Gebbers scores 25 as Whits pound Wash. U

Whitworth University has had plenty of chances in the past five years to measure its NCAA Division III men’s basketball program against the best in the country. It got another …


Pirates take step with 20-win season

Baseball success has taken awhile at Whitworth University. The Pirates last had a winning record in Northwest Conference play in 2006. They last won 20 games in 2002.


Dallas Baptist earns rout over Washington State

Brett Jacobs led off the bottom of the first inning for Washington State with his first collegiate home run, but even then it was far too little too late for …


Whitworth looks to repeat history when hosting same second-round NCAA Division III opponent as last season

Whitworth University coach Jim Hayford isn’t expecting any surprises from Chapman University tonight, when the 12th-ranked Panthers travel to Whitworth Fieldhouse to challenge his top-ranked Pirates in the second round …


Friedt overlooked at times, never forgotten

With its array of long-range offensive weapons constantly at the ready, the Whitworth men’s basketball team occasionally tends to overlook Felix Friedt. But that trend doesn’t seem to last very …


Whitworth falls to No.2 in rankings

Whitworth University’s first men’s basketball loss of the season last week cost the Pirates first place in the D3hoops.com poll. But the Pirates, who rode the crest of a 23-game …


Whits pour in school-record 18 three-pointers

Dinner, or perhaps a late lunch, was on Whitworth University’s men’s basketball team Sunday afternoon. The unbeaten Pirates, who are ranked No. 7 in the latest D3hoops.com poll, threw in …


Area roundup: Whitworth men’s team ranked seventh

After opening Northwest Conference play with a pair of road wins, the Whitworth men’s basketball team jumped from 10th to seventh in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll, released Tuesday. Whitworth …


Whitworth Pirates win big in basketball finale

David Riley scored 26 points to lead 16th-ranked Whitworth to an 86-67 win over Luther (0-4) in the final contest of the Surf’s Up Classic on Saturday in Honolulu. The …


It’s off to Hawaii for victorious Whitworth Pirates

Whitworth University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford was happy about a couple of things following Monday night’s 75-54 non-conference win over Trinity at Whitworth Fieldhouse. For starters, the Pirates are …


Whits pound Loras in rare season opener on home court

This is the story of Jim Hayford and the three Bears. With a starting lineup that featured three Brewster graduates, the Whitworth Pirates opened the 2010-11 men’s basketball season with …


Riley, Whits reach for more of the same

For three years, David Riley has contributed to the immense success of Whitworth University’s men’s basketball team by doing what he does best – which is score points. That will …


Whitworth Pirates end on high note

Now that’s going out in style. 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 …


Linfield pummels Whitworth Pirates

Aaron Boehme threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns on 14-of-25 passing and rushed for 72 yards with three TDs and No. 12 Linfield (7-1, 5-0) rallied from a 17-14 …


Willamette knocks Whitworth out of title hunt

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 Pirates power past Pacific

Anthony Lessier rushed for 79 yards and two touchdowns in place of leading rusher Adam Anderson as Whitworth scratched its way to a 24-12 Northwest Conference win over Pacific (0-6, …


Whits fall to unbeaten Pacific Lutheran

Pacific Lutheran scored three touchdowns in the opening quarter, including a 52-yard fumble recovery for a score by Colby Davies, and carried that momentum to beat Whitworth 39-21 in Northwest …


Whitworth Pirates upset No. 24 Oaks

Linebacker Paul Werhane returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown and finished with a team-high 11 tackles Saturday to spark the Whitworth Pirates to a 20-7 upset victory over …


Whitworth tops Lewis & Clark Pioneers

The Whitworth Pirates got a scare from an improving Lewis & Clark football team. They got a bigger scare when standout running back Adam Anderson limped off the field in …


Redlands Bulldogs defense stifles Whitworth Pirates

Redlands dominated on defense and special teams and the end result was a 23-7 victory over the Whitworth Pirates in nonconference football play on Saturday in Redlands, Calif. The Pirates …


Big second quarter gives Whitworth win over Sagehens

The Whitworth University football team overcame a slow start. Once the Pirates got untracked, though, it was worth the wait.