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Whitworth knows never to relax against Willamette in long football rivalry

Willamette never makes things simple. Over the last three seasons, head coach Rod Sandberg has found that Whitworth’s second-longest rival usually saves its toughest battles for the Pirates.


Whitworth builds Hawaiian pipeline by welcoming Polynesian culture

Chase Takaki grew up knowing he would have to eventually leave his home in Hawaii. The now-senior wide receiver at Whitworth was faced with the choice so many young football …



College volleyball: Washington State needs strong finish to return to NCAA Tournament

The Washington State volleyball team is eight games below .500 in the Pac-12 but No. 42 in RPI.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

Fresh off victory, Whitworth football heads back to Oregon

A week after Whitworth’s football team downed the Pacific Boxers 30-20 in Forest Grove, Oregon, the Pirates will make a U-turn back to Oregon on Saturday to face the Lewis …


Whitworth reloading more than rebuilding going into 2017-18 season

The Whitworth men’s basketball team has been well-known to power through tough conference play before falling abruptly in postseason.


Whitworth women’s team looking for more than just survival this season

The Whitworth women’s basketball team couldn’t seem to escape the chaos that enveloped their roster last season.


Eagles will play Vikings in Big Sky women’s soccer semifinals

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Whitworth takes on road challenge against Pacific’s tough running game

Whitworth is looking for its third consecutive win when the Pirates head to Forest Grove, Oregon, on Saturday to face the Pacific Boxers.


Area roundup: Sasquatch wrap up East Region men’s soccer title

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Ian Kolste returns at quarterback to set another record in Whitworth’s victory

One of the Whitworth’s press box officials shuffled through a packet of papers with some notes on the Pirates’ all-time records for quarterbacks.


Fresh off big win, Whitworth aims for same story against Puget Sound

Things don’t always work out the way the football gods say they will. Just ask the Huskies over in Seattle, or the Cougars down in Pullman.


Area roundup: Sasquatch men win, move into first place

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Leif Ericksen steps in at quarterback to lead Whitworth past Pacific Lutheran

Sophomore Leif Ericksen shook off an early interception in his first start and Tariq Ellis accounted for the only score of the second half with a 60-yard run to lift …


Game preview: Whitworth at Pacific Lutheran

Kickoff: Saturday, 1 p.m., Sparks Stadium, Puyallup, Washington Records: Whitworth (3-2, 0-2 Northwest Conference), Pacific Lutheran (1-2, 1-1)


George Fox builds huge lead while defeating Whitworth for first time

This wasn’t exactly the big comeback Rod Sandberg had hoped for.


Game preview: George Fox at Whitworth

The 22-ranked Whitworth Pirates (3-1) are looking for their first Northwest Conference win after falling to powerhouse Linfield 38-9 last week in the NWC opener for both teams.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 7:22 p.m.

Whitworth receiver Nick Kiourkas, coach Alan Stanfield boast eight-year connection

Whitworth wasn’t on Nick Kiourkas’ radar when he was searching for a place to land after high school graduation.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Area roundup: Michele Whan, Molly Webster lead Pirates over Blues

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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.

College volleyball: Surprising Gonzaga off to fast start in West Coast Conference

Three Inland Northwest volleyball teams are either in first place and/or unbeaten in their respective conferences.


Area roundup: Gonzaga volleyball holds on to edge San Francisco 3-2

Jenna Kuehn had 12 kills and 11 digs and Faith Smith dished out a team-high 34 assists to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs (9-7, 4-0) to a 3-2 win over the …


Eighth-ranked Linfield’s defense dominates in victory over No. 14 Whitworth

In the battle of the unstoppable force, No. 14 Whitworth’s high-powered offense, against the immovable object, No. 8 Linfield’s defense, the defense ruled Saturday as the Wildcats dropped the previously …


Fast-starting Whitworth takes on perennial power Linfield

It’s the conference showdown Whitworth fans seem to look forward to – or dread – every season, the Pirates vs. Northwest Conference powerhouse Linfield.


Ian Kolste sets career passing records in Whitworth’s romp over La Verne

Not even three full games into his senior season, Whitworth quarterback Ian Kolste set the school’s all-time passing record.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 7:21 p.m.

Whitworth Pirates take on La Verne at Pine Bowl

No. 20 Whitworth plays at home Saturday against La Verne Leopards.


Jonah Snyder propels Whitworth men past Eastern Oregon

Jonah Snyder had two goals and an assist and the Whitworth Pirates (2-3) scored three straight second-half goals to power to a 4-1 nonconference victory over the visiting Eastern Oregon …


Whitworth men win, Idaho women lose in soccer

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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Preview: Whitworth at Central Iowa

Whitworth looks to avenge a 2016 overtime loss to Central Iowa


2017 football: Five best Whitworth QBs of all-time

The Spokesman-Review selects the five best quarterbacks to play at Whitworth University.


Whitworth’s Ian Kolste sets his sights on conference title

“I’ve never won a (Northwest) conference title and I’ve never won a playoff game,” said Kolste, who boasts a 17-4 record as Whitworth’s starter the last two seasons.