Stories tagged: Whitworth
UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 4 p.m.
Helen Higgs, the winningest women’s basketball coach in Whitworth history, has decided to step down after 24 years, the school announced Friday.
Wed., March 28, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: WSU’s basketball defections gives us another reason to exercise our right to complain
A GRIP ON SPORTS • One of the eternal rights given to us by our Founding Fathers is the ability to complain about local sports teams. Heck, about all sports …
Fri., March 16, 2018, 8:54 a.m.
Grip on Sports: A tribute to Gonzaga’s consistency, the Pac-12’s inability and the best college baseball coach ever
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yes, Gonzaga survived and, as the cliché goes, advance. And yes, the Pac-12’s historically bad basketball season culminated in Arizona giving up in the NCAA’s …
Tue., March 13, 2018, 8:36 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Pac-12 would like you to know First Four participants have had some success in the past
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NCAA basketball tournament begins today, with Radford and Long Island University-Brooklyn having the honors. And the honor of losing to Villanova on Thursday. Read …
Sat., March 10, 2018, 7:59 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Nothing in sports last forever. Nothing. We are being reminded of that fact just about every day this week. Read on.
Mon., March 5, 2018, 7:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: After a day of rest (or revelry), WCC tournament begins again – and a goodbye to a hero
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Monday mornings mean a new beginning. Whether it’s work or school, for most of life the day actually begins the week. The same can be …
Sat., March 3, 2018, 8:22 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is something special about postseason basketball. The playoffs are different in every sport, sure, but basketball, with its intensity level ratcheted up to 12 …
Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you love sports, this might be your favorite week of the year. It has to be in the top five. There are so many …
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There’s so much happening in the world of sports, we need to stay positive or we may get kicked out
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems like a good morning to cover a lot of ground, quickly. Let’s travel from basketball to golf, from the baseball field to the …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s playoffs time in (much of) college basketball. In fact, one local school, Whitworth, is set to find out where it is headed in the …
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There’s a storm brewing in college hoops and it sure seems like safe shelter is going to be hard to find
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It can’t be aspartame-coated. Yesterday was a pretty cruddy day for college sports, both nationally and in our region. Read on.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you can pull yourself away from the Olympic drama tonight, there are some important college basketball games
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Not sure how I was able to do it, but I pulled myself away from watching Jocelyne Lamoureux’s gold-medal winning shootout goal this morning with …
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 8:27 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s going to get cold in the Spokane area this week. Not Havre, Montana, cold, but pretty close. Let’s hope there are some really good …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It was a night of wins, wins and more wins for the Inland Northwest’s college basketball teams
A GRIP ON SPORTS • As Thursdays go, it couldn’t have been any better for the college basketball teams around these parts. Read on.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
At the end of a crazy week, the Whitworth players kept their composure. Going forward, that might be worth as much as any win, though the Pirates would have taken …
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 7:48 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Looking back – and ahead to tonight’s showdown in Moraga – it’s been a good week in college basketball. It must be mid-February. Read on.
Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The calendar has been stretching the truth about a lot lately, including today’s importance
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It seems just about every day of the sporting calendar has to have a name, like Super Sunday or Moving Day or whatever. Today is …
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 7:38 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you didn’t know, there is a top-four college basketball showdown tonight in Spokane
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is a big week for college basketball in this area and it begins tonight. Yes, tonight. Read on.
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 8:47 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Have anything super planned for today? Besides overeating, over-imbibing and over-the-top commercials I mean. Read on.
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 6:45 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a big game in McCarthey tonight. How do we know? Two reasons: BYU is in town and there are tents set up outside. …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 8:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It may be just another winter Sunday but, thanks to college basketball, that’s always OK
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is Easter Sunday, which is a big deal. As is its antecedent, Palm Sunday. There is Selection Sunday and Super Bowl Sunday, both of …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 8:50 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Watching Gonzaga take apart another overmatched West Coast Conference opponent last night, some thoughts passed through our mind. And found there way here. Read on.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Saturday marked the end of a tough week in this area. We are so ready to turn the page. Read on.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 9:54 p.m.
Trailing 40-38 with 11 minutes to play, visiting Whitworth used a 13-0 run over the next six minutes to take control in a 63-55 win at Linfield College on Saturday …
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Funny thing about basketballs. You drop them, they always bounce back. That’s not always true about basketball teams. Read on.
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:59 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you didn’t believe Saint Mary’s was much of a rival any more for Gonzaga, let’s hope last night’s Gael win in the Kennel changed …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Keith Jackson was our connection to college football and part of this area’s rich broadcasting history
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Nuggets have a way of showing up in out-of-the-way places. Which is my meandering way of saying goodbye to Keith Jackson, one of, if not …
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you looked out your window this morning and saw a bunch of people in Seahawks’ jerseys dancing in the street, there is a reason. …
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 8:29 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga rolls, Washington State rolls over late and the Seahawks want Schneider to continue in his role
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yeah, observing Gonzaga’s Sherman-like march through the L.A. Basin, Washington State’s recent basketball downturn and wondering where the Seahawks were headed. …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If resolutions are made to be broken, then there were some accomplishments coming out of yesterday. Otherwise, not so much. Read on.