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At this point in his life, Nick McGill was supposed to be a member of the working world full time, his decorated competitive career at Whitworth over.
Having coached football now for more than a decade, Matt Troxel has grown accustomed to packing up and moving.
Friday and Saturday’s Whitworth men’s basketball games were cancelled Thursday due to COVID-19 health and safety protocol issues, both schools announced.
For five of the six seniors on the Whitworth men’s basketball team, this weekend’s games against the Whitman Blues will mark the end of their time with the Pirates.
There won’t be a Northwest Conference championship trophy awarded this year, but during Sunday afternoon’s game at the Fieldhouse it sure felt as if there was something significant on the line.
The Pirates didn’t get their offense going on Saturday like they did last time out, but their defense was just fine once again.
Having only played two other football teams this season, it would perhaps be disingenuous to place this undefeated Whitworth squad in the program’s pantheon.
At Whitworth, Hornbeck has been a strong zone corner, one of the best the program has had, Sandberg said, as far as reading an offense and settling into a zone, and he has made strides to improve in other aspects.
Four minutes into their game on Saturday night, and arguably even sooner than that, it was quite clear that there would be no second-night letdown for the Whitworth Pirates men’s basketball team.
Struggling to move the football on the ground, Whitworth’s offense produced a handful of big plays on Saturday and defeated Puget Sound 30-12 in Tacoma to sweep their two-game series this season.
Back at the Fieldhouse after four games on the road, the Whitworth men’s basketball team looked right at home on Friday night.
As recently as a few weeks ago, it was a possibility that the Whitworth men’s basketball season would be over by now.