Stories tagged: whitworth football
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
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 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.
Last season, the Whitworth football team took two good wallopings in conference play.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 8:42 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2018, 5 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 7:37 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 5 a.m.
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.
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 5 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:49 p.m.
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: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 5:42 p.m.
Whitworth leads the series 11-1 and has won the last four meetings after dropping a game to La Verne in 2013.
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
For the Whitworth quarterbacks, Friday morning’s practice was a breath of fresh air and a lot more.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
The atmosphere was thick with enthusiasm Monday morning among the Whitworth football players and even the coaches. It was even thicker than the air itself. After an opening day in …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4 p.m.
Even with the graduation of star quarterback Ian Kolste and six other offensive starters, Whitworth has high expectations this year.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Mark Albin got called up recently to the big leagues.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 6:38 a.m.
For many of the fans of the Whitworth Pirates, the home game with the Willamette Bearcats Saturday was Senior Day. For St. Vinny’s director Jeff Conroy of Coeur d’Alene and …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
Northwest Conference football coaches named Whitworth senior quarterback Ian Kolste the NWC Offensive Player of the Year, the conference announced on Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Rod Sandberg made a simple request ahead of Whitworth’s season finale against winless Willamette. “Put the hammer down,” the Whitworth coach said.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
Willamette never makes things simple. Over the last three seasons, head coach Rod Sandberg has found that Whitworth’s second-longest rival usually saves its toughest battles for the Pirates.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Chase Takaki grew up knowing he would have to eventually leave his home in Hawaii. The now-senior wide receiver at Whitworth was faced with the choice so many young football …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
A week after Whitworth’s football team downed the Pacific Boxers 30-20 in Forest Grove, Oregon, the Pirates will make a U-turn back to Oregon on Saturday to face the Lewis …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Whitworth is looking for its third consecutive win when the Pirates head to Forest Grove, Oregon, on Saturday to face the Pacific Boxers.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
One of the Whitworth’s press box officials shuffled through a packet of papers with some notes on the Pirates’ all-time records for quarterbacks.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
Things don’t always work out the way the football gods say they will. Just ask the Huskies over in Seattle, or the Cougars down in Pullman.
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Sophomore Leif Ericksen shook off an early interception in his first start and Tariq Ellis accounted for the only score of the second half with a 60-yard run to lift …
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Kickoff: Saturday, 1 p.m., Sparks Stadium, Puyallup, Washington Records: Whitworth (3-2, 0-2 Northwest Conference), Pacific Lutheran (1-2, 1-1)
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
This wasn’t exactly the big comeback Rod Sandberg had hoped for.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 7:28 p.m.
The 22-ranked Whitworth Pirates (3-1) are looking for their first Northwest Conference win after falling to powerhouse Linfield 38-9 last week in the NWC opener for both teams.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
Whitworth wasn’t on Nick Kiourkas’ radar when he was searching for a place to land after high school graduation.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
In the battle of the unstoppable force, No. 14 Whitworth’s high-powered offense, against the immovable object, No. 8 Linfield’s defense, the defense ruled Saturday as the Wildcats dropped the previously …