Stories tagged: Whitworth
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Today is a day of celebration, no matter what school everyone picks
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s national signing day for college football. If you are not a fan of college football then we advise staying off of social media today. …
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Enjoy it, because we are living in the Golden Age of Inland Northwest sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We’ve been doing this feature for going on six years now. In that time, Washington State has gone to three bowl games, Eastern Washington has …
Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s hard to see clearly if Gonzaga is the nation’s top college basketball team
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a time when a bunch of old guys gathered in a back room somewhere, smoked a few cigars, made awful comments about others …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Whitworth men’s basketball runs away from Willamette
It’s not often the sequel outshines the original. But Friday night’s showing at the Whitworth Fieldhouse proved that a second stomping of Willamette is just as satisfying as the first.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Grip on Sports: EWU’s new head football coach has the best Eastern pedigree of anyone to ever take the position
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Eastern Washington University has a new football coach. It’s Aaron Best. His is a familiar face around the Eagles’ offices. Is that a good thing …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Today’s NFL playoff games feature Northwest’s favorite teams – to dislike
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Villains are good too. Maybe not in every way, but good to have available to root against. That’s seems to be the case for most …
Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga, Seahawks make it hard to sleep – for different reasons
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It was impossible to fall asleep last night. After that nail-biter of a Gonzaga game, I was just too wired to call it a night. …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s icy reception in Portland will mean another trip later
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is that old joke about the weather? Everybody talks talks about it, but no one does anything? It’s funny because it’s true. Well, no, …
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Whitworth holds off Linfield 87-81 for second NWC win
Whitworth learned just enough from losses to bounce back on Saturday night and beat the Linfield Wildcats 87-81. Saturday’s showing gave the Bucs their second feat in the NWC and …
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Two TVs are a must at times on this crowded Saturday
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There aren’t enough hours in some Saturdays to get finished what we all want to accomplish. That is, if the to-do list includes anything other …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If 2016 didn’t end the way you wanted, we’re here to help – sort of
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s the first day of 2017 so we are resolved to help you get over the trauma of having to explain Mariah Carey’s comments to …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you want the Pac-12 to have some football success this postseason, you want the Huskies to win today
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are a lot of you ready to say good riddance to 2016. It’s time to move on to 2017 and put all the fighting …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Is there a health risk involved with sitting in front of your TV set for 12 hours every day?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Why is it there are some nights when the only thing available to watch on the TV even remotely related to sports is reruns of …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 8:43 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Do college sporting events mean anything and other existential questions
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A college football player announced a personal decision about 24 hours ago and it immediately made me think of the meaning of words. Words like …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 8:11 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Need help? We have Christmas gift suggestions for WSU, Gonzaga, Eastern fans
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The final week begins. No, not the final week of the year, but the final week before Christmas. The last chance to get what you …
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 7:07 a.m.
Grip on Sports: For EWU, today’s FCS playoff game is all a matter of perspective
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Will the snow that is blanketing the Inland Northwest this morning affect Eastern Washington’s FCS quarterfinal playoff game with the University of Richmond. Yes and …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Winning teams attract the most interesting ‘long-time’ fans
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you know somebody here in town that is all in with the University of Washington this year? That you didn’t know was a Husky …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Though football is king, basketball has a princely role
GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh, ya. Wondering about the college football playoffs. At least a day away didn’t change that. Or, probably, the teams that will be …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 10:35 p.m.
Area men: Whitworth beats Willamette in its Northwest Conference opener
Kyle Roach matched his career-high 28 points, making 15 of 18 at the line, with seven rebounds and visiting Whitworth (4-0, 1-0) beat Willamette (1-6, 0-2) 91-79 in the 12th-ranked …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Have the remote handy; this Sunday is packed with sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Is anything still called “super-sized” anymore? Well, if the term is still used then it is appropriate for today. It’s “Super-Sized Sunday.” (Not to be …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Dawgs take a big bite out of the Cougars’ season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is that old saying about the amount of fight in the dog? Something about size, right? But what happens when the bigger dog puts …
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 11:20 p.m.
Kyle Roach scores 28 points to guide Whitworth rally
Graduating George Valle, a National Association of Basketball Coaches third-team All-American and Northwest Conference Player of the Year, was undoubtedly a big loss for the Whitworth Pirates.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Grip on Sports: No, WSU’s loss wasn’t a good thing but, yes, the Apple Cup is still huge
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, talking about the Apple Cup. Well, at least that hasn’t changed. This year’s rivalry game between Washington and Washington State …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
Kyle Roach scores 20 points as Whitworth edges St. Olaf in opener
Sophomore guard Kyle Roach might only have a year under his belt at Whitworth, but he’s already proved his place on the starting roster alongside the Pirates’ four senior captains.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The best receiver in the land isn’t eligible for the biggest award
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s that time of year. When everyone is angry at everyone else because of their voting choices. No, not those choices. We’re talking about college …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 2:06 a.m.
Former Whitworth runner and area soccer official Ermek Danielson accustomed to navigating the road less traveled
If you play or coach soccer in Spokane, you know Ermek Danielson. He’s the young referee who never loses his cool or his positive outlook, who skillfully adjusts his decisions …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 8:53 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Just another Monday? Not if Gonzaga, Russell Wilson and the Cougars have anything to say about it
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Most work weeks don’t start out as crowded as this one did. From Gonzaga’s behind-kicking of San Diego State to news from Seattle to Pullman, …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 6:01 p.m.
Whitworth not picked for NCAA playoffs but 15 players honored
The Whitworth football team did not receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, but the record-setting Pirates did have 15 players recognized by the Northwest Conference.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The Inland Northwest is having a college football season for the ages
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You may not have been awake to see it, but Washington State crushed California last night 56-21. And, unless you were in Cheney, you probably …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
Washington, Idaho and Whitworth football previews
The Pirates face the ultimate trap game by traveling to take on a Pioneers team trying to do anything it can to notch its first win of the season.