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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Unbeaten Whitworth hopes to clean up penalty problem against Pacific Lutheran

So far this year the Pirates (4-0, 2-0) have been assessed an average of 9.5 penalties per game for 97.3 yards. That’s about double the team’s 2017 numbers, when those …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Area soccer notebook: Gonzaga women off to hot start in West Coast Conference play

It had been four years since the Gonzaga women’s soccer team won three West Coast Conference matches in a season.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Strong Sedro-Woolley contingent plays big part in Whitworth’s perfect start in football

Scan the crowd at a Whitworth football game and there’s a good chance you’ll find a section from Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Last week, a road game, was no different.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Leif Ericksen leads Whitworth to Northwest Conference football romp past George Fox

Leif Ericksen threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Whitworth avenged last season’s Northwest Conference football loss to George Fox.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

Fresh off big win, Whitworth football concentrates on turning tables on George Fox

Last season, the Whitworth football team took two good wallopings in conference play.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

College volleyball: Whitworth’s Erin White deftly juggles volleyball, nursing school

Whitworth volleyball’s Erin White led the Northwest Conference in assists per set as a sophomore and she’s on track to do it again this season as a senior.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Strong second half enables Whitworth to defeat Linfield for first time since 2007

Whitworth came out of halftime and held Linfield without another first down until the final play of the third quarter. By then the Pirates’ offense had started rolling, and Whitworth …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Whitworth football caps unique September with crucial game against Linfield

Two byes. No road games. In 30 years of coaching, Rod Sandberg has never had a September like this one.


Decade of dominance: Defeating Northwest Conference power Linfield at top of to-do list for Whitworth football

A senior with 23 career starts on the Whitworth offensive line, Jacob Hubbard has been part of the football program’s resurgence under fifth-year coach Rod Sandberg.


College volleyball: Whitworth rallies to remain undefeated in Northwest Conference play

Jessica Schmautz finished with a match-high 19 kills, and Erin White added 45 assists, 13 digs and five aces Friday as visiting Whitworth rallied for a 3-2 win over George …


College soccer: Whitworth women open Northwest Conference play with shutout win

Hannah Rae Miller scored an unassisted goal in the 70th minute Saturday to give Whitworth a 1-0 win over Pacific Lutheran in a Northwest Conference women’s soccer opener in Tacoma.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Pass defense, key rushing scores help Whitworth hold off Chapman to remain unbeaten

Quarterback Leif Ericksen, known for his throwing ability, passed for 324 yards, but added a rushing touchdown. So-called running quarterback Connor Johnson came through with a rushing touchdown, but also …


College cross country: Whitworth women win Pacific Lutheran Invitational

Marissa Mount’s fifth-place finish Saturday guided the Whitworth women’s cross country team to the team title at the Pacific Lutheran Invitational.


Whitworth closes out nonconference play with tough test against Chapman

The Pirates wrap up their brief two-game non-conference slate when they host the Chapman Panthers, reigning champion of their southern California conference, the SCIAC.


Whitworth wide receiver Garrett McKay turns after-hours work into on-field success

The sun is starting to set on the Pine Bowl. His Whitworth teammates have left the practice facility, but senior Garrett McKay is still running sprints, from one end zone …


Women’s soccer: Coby Yoshimura scores in OT as Whitworth beats Carroll

Coby Yoshimura scored the winning goal in overtime and added an assist, and Whitworth knocked off Carroll College 2-1 in Walla Walla.


Men’s soccer: Austin Giftopoulos goal gives Gonzaga first win

Austin Giftopoulos scored in the 22nd minute, and Gonzaga picked up its first win of the season, beating Cal-State Bakersfield 1-0 Sunday at Luger Field.


Women’s soccer: Ellory Ferris, Linnea Pretzer register hat tricks as North Idaho romps

Ellory Ferris and Linnea Pretzer recorded hat tricks Saturday to power host North Idaho to a 10-1 win over Blue Mountain (1-3-0, 0-2-0) in Northwest Athletic Conference women’s soccer.


College soccer: No. 17 Washington State women shut out Idaho

Maegan O’Neill and Hailey Smith scored their first goals of the season Thursday to power 17th-ranked Washington State to a 3-0 nonconference women’s soccer win over visiting Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Women’s soccer: Messiah (Pennsylvania) shuts out visiting Whitworth

Brooke Firestone scored the first and last goals of the match Saturday to lead host Messiah to a 4-0 nonconference women’s soccer win over Whitworth in Grantham, Pennsylvania.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:49 p.m.

Leif Ericksen takes over Whitworth offense in season-opening rout of La Verne

After coasting to a 53-0 win at home last season over La Verne, Whitworth once again put its celebratory cannon to work after beating the Leopards 38-2 on Saturday on …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Men’s soccer: Nick West’s hat trick allows Messiah (Pennsylvania) to defeat Whitworth

Nick West’s hat trick Saturday lifted host Messiah to a 3-0 nonconference men’s soccer win over Whitworth in Grantham, Pennsylvania.


Men’s soccer: Preston Judd’s hat trick guides Cal Baptist past Gonzaga

Preston Judd accounted for three goals and an assist Friday to guide Cal Baptist to a 5-2 nonconference men’s soccer win over host Gonzaga.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 5:42 p.m.

New-look Whitworth welcomes La Verne to the Pine Bowl in season opener

Whitworth leads the series 11-1 and has won the last four meetings after dropping a game to La Verne in 2013.


Casting call: Quarterback still a question mark for Whitworth team with high expectations

The cast of characters is changing at Whitworth. However, the entertainment factor will remain high at the Pine Bowl, where the Pirates will host six games while continuing coach Rod …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Whitworth quarterbacks finally get a chance to air it out at Pine Bowl

For the Whitworth quarterbacks, Friday morning’s practice was a breath of fresh air and a lot more.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4 p.m.

Five questions heading into camp: Whitworth Pirates

Even with the graduation of star quarterback Ian Kolste and six other offensive starters, Whitworth has high expectations this year.


New Whitworth women’s basketball coach Joial Griffith ‘ecstatic’ to lead Pirates

On Tuesday night at the historic home of Whitworth alum Frank Knott – the large, renovated structure is a 112-year-old former electric powerhouse on the bluff above Liberty Park – …


Shelby Houlihan wins women’s 1,500 meters at USATF; Whitworth’s Andrew Bloom 15th in javelin

Shelby Houlihan grew up in Sioux City admiring fellow Iowan and middle-distance star Jenny Simpson. Houlihan just might be poised to pass Simpson as America’s next great hope among women’s …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Area roundup: Washington State parts ways with swimming coach Tom Jager

Washington State University Director of Athletics Patrick Chun announced Friday that the university and seven-year swimming coach Tom Jager have mutually agreed to part ways.