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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Area basketball roundup: Boise State defeats Eastern Washington women

O’Shanti Coleman scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting and added five steals, and Boise State defeated Eastern Washington 67-55 Friday in Boise.


Area basketball roundup: Borislava Hristova leads WSU women past Boise State

Borislava Hristova scored 30 points as the Washington State women’s basketball team defeated Boise State 95-71 in a nonconference game Saturday afternoon at Beasley Coliseum.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

One night after defensive display, Whitworth’s offense comes to life in rout of Pacific

Whitworth won at the Fieldhouse for the second night in a row, beating the Boxers 123-98 in a Northwest Conference game Saturday, matching the school’s single-game record for points.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:46 p.m.

Whitworth shuts down sharp-shooting Willamette in Northwest Conference opener

With five starters returning from their NCAA tournament team a year ago, Whitworth players expect to perform the way they did Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:42 p.m.

Area basketball: Whitworth women open NWC play with win over Willamette

Jordan Smith poured in 24 points, and Whitworth opened Northwest Conference play with a 74-69 win over Willamette at the Whitworth Fieldhouse on Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Confident Whitworth men return home to open Northwest Conference play

After trips to Oregon and Texas the past two weekends to play teams from four conferences, men’s basketball coach Matt Logie is happy to be back at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

Whitworth Pirates expect to build upon 2018 football success

By many metrics 2018 was one of the best seasons in Whitworth football history: a 10-1 record and a playoff victory, feats accomplished by only this and the 2006 Whitworth …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Area college basketball roundup: Washington State women beat Jacksonville State in tourney third-place game

Borislava Hristova scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and Washington State beat Jacksonville State 64-51 in the third-place game of the Warner Center Marriott Thanksgiving Classic in Northridge, California, on …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Whitworth football falls to Saint John’s in second round of Division III playoffs

Leif Ericksen threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns, but the Pirates (10-1) fell 45-24 to Saint John’s in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in Collegeville, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

High-scoring Saint John’s presents tough test for unbeaten Whitworth in Division III playoffs

The score stands out, certainly: 84-6. That’s the margin – a playoff record-setting margin – by which Martin Luther lost to Saint John’s last week in the first round of …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Whitworth won’t marvel at Saint John’s pedigree ahead of second-round playoff game

Four programs – Mount Union, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Linfield – have won 17 of the past 18 NCAA Division III national football championships. Add in St. Thomas, which has …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Whitworth women trounce Walla Walla 73-54

Talia Brandner scored 11 points to lead a balanced Whitworth attack, and the Pirates defeated Walla Walla 73-54 Tuesday at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Whitworth Pirates will head to St. John’s for second-round playoff matchup

The Whitworth Pirates will travel to Collegeville, Minnesota, for a second-round tussle against St. John’s University on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Area basketball: Ben College scores 29 points as Whitworth’s men turn back Poets

Ben College scored a game-high 29 points, including a crucial three-point play and 3-pointer in the second half, and Whitworth (2-0) defeated Whittier 90-76 on Saturday to complete its stay …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Whitworth runs past Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 48-6 in Division III playoff opener

Teams have tried all season to run the ball against Whitworth, and if there was a team equipped to do it well, surely that was the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags.


Men’s basketball: Sixth-ranked Whitworth opens season with victory over No. 23 St. Olaf

Ben Bishop scored 14 points Friday and Whitworth, ranked sixth in the D3hoops.com preseason poll, opened its men’s basketball season with a 75-55 win over 23rd-ranked St. Olaf at the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Minnesota, Texas, Tennessee or Georgia: Whitworth’s playoff possibilities could take Pirates far from Pine Bowl

Making their first playoff appearance, the Stags (7-3) are unranked but heralded as champion of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They are one of two playoff teams with three …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Whitworth hoping to give Claremont-Mudd-Scripps a chilly reception in Division III playoff opener

Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg got a call this week, he said, from officials at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the Pirates’ opponent Saturday. They were asking for heaters on the sidelines.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:06 a.m.

Logistics of Division III football put Whitworth football in scheduling no-man’s land

The Pirates (9-0) are preparing to host on Saturday the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags (7-3), a team they’ve never faced and the winner of the only Division III football conference besides the …


Unbeaten Whitworth learns it will host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in first round of D-III playoffs

Whitworth will host thClaremont-Mudd-Scripps at noon Saturday, its first playoff home game since 2006.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Whitworth blanks Willamette for fifth undefeated regular season in school football history

The Whitworth Pirates put an exclamation point on their undefeated regular season Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

Whitworth looks to finish unblemished regular season against one-win Willamette

Coach Rod Sandberg told his Whitworth Pirates football team this week that their season is half over.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Leif Ericksen, Garrett McKay help Whitworth rally past Lewis & Clark to remain unbeaten

On an afternoon when he wasn’t great, Whitworth quarterback Leif Ericksen made the throws he had to. And when he had to, he looked for Garrett McKay.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Whitworth not overlooking Lewis & Clark with Northwest Conference title on the line

The 12th-ranked Whitworth football team will take the field at the Pine Bowl on Saturday in need of one more win to claim the Northwest Conference championship and a spot …


Whitworth men: Talent-rich Pirates ready for the nation’s best

The 2018-19 edition of the Pirates, who return all five starters from last year’s Northwest Conference tournament championship team, could be the best yet.


New Whitworth women’s coach inherits plenty of veteran talent; North Idaho, CCS confident heading into NWAC campaign

Whitworth returns three starters and its entire bench from last year’s 10-15 squad, including sophomore guard Camy Aguinaldo, the NWC’s Freshman of the Year.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

One win away from clinching a conference title, Whitworth has no plans of slowing down after the regular season ends

All that stands between Whitworth (7-0) and a playoff appearance is a win against either of the bottom two teams in the NWC standings: Lewis & Clark on Saturday, or …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Whitworth defense steps up to keep Pirates unbeaten with win over Pacific

After striking early and often the last three games, the Whitworth offense didn’t look like itself early on against Pacific on Saturday.


Penalty-prone Whitworth can inch closer to conference title with win over Pacific

Two-thirds through their nine-game schedule, the 14th-ranked Whitworth Pirates enter Saturday’s home game against Pacific in position to all but clinch the Northwest Conference title.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

After waiting his turn to take over under center, Whitworth’s Leif Ericksen leading the way for unbeaten Pirates

At Glacier High School in Kalispell, Leif Ericksen didn’t start at quarterback until his senior year. At Whitworth, he waited two seasons behind record-setter Ian Kolste. Even his academic pursuit …