Stories tagged: Whitworth
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 8:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It was a near-perfect college football Saturday, until it wasn’t
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Washington State rolls in Pullman. Eastern Washington rolls in New York City. Whitworth rolls in the Pine Bowl. And Idaho … well, the Vandals led …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The M’s are mathematical OK, but September isn’t all about the numbers
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is mathematical reality and then there is September reality. They aren’t the same. Read on.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Grip on Sports: At least the state’s college football teams are (mostly) doing well
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s do this. Let’s focus on what’s working and avoid what isn’t. Which means, in the Northwest this week, we should probably be talking about …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Three overtimes take the whole #Pac12AfterDark idea to a different level
A GRIP ON SPORTS • After less than four hours sleep, we’re not going to get all X and O on you about Washington State’s 47-44 triple-overtime victory over visiting …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s a busy day in college football around these hazy parts
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s just another college football Saturday. Another fun day. And night. Let’s get to it. Read on.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Smoke and poor air quality play havoc with college, high school teams
From Pullman to the Canadian border, from colleges to high schools, smoky skies played havoc with local sports teams Tuesday.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you can’t see the ball, there is a good chance you won’t be able to catch it
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Cruddy air is nothing new for me. Not after growing up in the pre-catalytic converter days in Los Angeles. But the air the past 24 …
Sun., Sept. 3, 2017, 9 a.m.
Grip on Sports: College football’s first Saturday touched nearly all the bases – if you don’t mind the mixed sports metaphors
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are, seemingly, a million different ways for college football games to play out. Among the multitude are easy wins and workmanlike ones. And there …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Whitworth routs Central Iowa in season opener
Ian Kolste completed 37 of his 47 passes for 473 yards and six touchdowns to help Whitworth rout Central Iowa 56-13 in a season opener at Schipper Stadium.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The sun is shining today, mainly because college football is back
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember today in late November. Remember how this first full Saturday of college football dawned clear and bright, the sun ready to warm the area …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
College soccer: Gonzaga women earn draw with SMU after double-overtime
Maddie Kinkaid scored in the 38th minute and Gonzaga (2-0-1) held on for a 1-1 draw after double-overtime against SMU in a nonconference matchup on Thursday. Isabel Jones made five …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Washington State volleyball building off 2016 success
Success didn’t come overnight for the Washington State University volleyball program. It’s been a slow, steady build under coach Jen Greeny that resulted in 2016’s breakout season. The goal this …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Mariners aren’t running away with anything, but they don’t have to
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What do we make of the Mariners, tied for the final playoff spot in the American League? We have some thoughts on the matter. Read …
Sun., July 9, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Before you get your hands dirty in the yard this Sunday, check out this handful of items
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday in the middle of July, so we’ll be quick about it today and get you outside where you can enjoy the heat. Or …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Whitworth Choir stages flash mob at renowned museum in Spain
The choir of Whitworth University staged a flash mob Sunday in Spain’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Cortez Kennedy anchored the Seahawks at a time when they were barely above water
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You may not remember, but there was a time when the Seahawks were no better than the Mariners are now. In other words, they were …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There will come a day when a Yankee player will be wearing No. 139
A GRIP ON SPORTS • My doctor told me I needed to keep my blood pressure down. His recommendation: quit writing about the Mariners. But it’s baseball season, doc. I …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 8:12 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Another Gonzaga player leaves before his eligibility expires but that’s just the way of the college basketball world
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No one in college sports bats 1.000 in recruiting. Not even Alabama in football or the blue blood basketball powers like Kentucky or Duke. Read …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 8:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: After tonight, Gonzaga’s basketball history will be richer, but how much we don’t yet know
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today’s the day. The day the school from out-of-the-way Spokane, Washington, plays for the NCAA basketball title. It’s a pretty big deal. Really. Read on.
UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Whitworth’s Madi Perez throws five-inning no-hitter in softball sweep of Puget Sound
Madi Perez pitched a five-inning no-hitter in the first game and Allie Rude drove in the winning run in a four-run seventh inning of the second game to lead Whitworth …
Sun., April 2, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Maggie Peters takes sixth, leads Whitworth to fourth place in Whitman Invite golf
Maggie Peters finished the Whitman Invitational with a two-round total of 16-over 160 in tying for sixth place and leading the Pirates to a fourth-place team finish at Wine Valley …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s shine has a tendency to overpower the area’s other big news
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s been sort of a complicated work week, hasn’t it? Gonzaga is in Phoenix getting ready for Saturday’s NCAA semifinal, Eastern Washington changed basketball coaches …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:59 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Former EWU coach Hayford has been a part of the Spokane basketball scene for a long time
A GRIP ON SPORTS • In the midst of the “Gonzaga-to-the-Final-Four” narrative (or is it hysteria?) another college basketball story broke out around here yesterday. A coach who had become …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Some college coaching traditions are heartwarming; others just give us heartburn
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s funny how life’s little journeys lead us down the road to the future. It showed yesterday as the Final Four coaches met the media …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Perkins, Gonzaga have to respond positively to West Virginia’s pressure to advance
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s back on tonight. The NCAA tournament. The Sweet Sixteen. And Gonzaga’s run. Does it end in San Jose, brought down by West Virginia’s pressure? …
Wed., March 15, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Today is the day to get chores done, because the rest of the week is NCAA basketball
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Madness has begun, albeit only in fits and starts. The first two of the four NCAA tourney play-in games – call them what you …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: As soon as you turned the TV on, you knew Gonzaga was a No. 1 seed – if you were observant
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Did you turn on CBS’ NCAA selection show yesterday afternoon with one main objective? You know, to find out if Gonzaga was a No. 1 …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Some days in Reno are like Friday, though probably only a few have been worse
A GRIP ON SPORTS • That was a bad day in the world’s biggest little city. At least for teams from around the Inland Northwest. The Big Sky Conference basketball …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Grip on Sports: This year we tried to navigate the potholes of basketball awards season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As we have said before, it’s awards season. Not to be confused with mud season and pothole season, which runs concurrently in this area. Though …
Sat., March 4, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
Grip on Sports: From Gonzaga to preps, there are enough basketball games on TV today to satisfy any fan
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As the days grow longer, the college basketball season grows shorter. But all it means is there is more intensity packed into each day. Today …