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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Whitworth beats George Fox in defensive struggle to remain perfect in Northwest Conference play

After piling up 150 points in its two previous Northwest Conference routs, Whitworth gutted out a 19-14 victory over George Fox on Saturday at a wet and chilly Pine Bowl.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Whitworth’s Hawaiian pipeline continues to pay off for Pirates, players

Jaylen Gonzales was sure he wanted to play football at Whitworth, but he wasn’t sure how he would pay for it.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Whitworth seeking resume-building win with George Fox visiting Pine Bowl

The Pirates (3-1 overall, 2-0 NWC) are coming off wins over Willamette and Lewis & Clark, teams they beat by a combined score of 150-37.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Leif Ericksen, opportunistic defense help Whitworth rout Lewis & Clark 68-30

Leif Ericksen threw four touchdowns and ran for another, the Whitworth defense forced six turnovers, and the Pirates routed Lewis & Clark 68-30 at Griswold Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 8:32 p.m.

Whitworth looks to keep momentum going with visit to much-improved Lewis & Clark

After setting a program record for margin of victory last week, the Whitworth Pirates are back on the road this weekend against what appear to be the much improved Lewis …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Former Whitworth baseball coach ‘Spike’ Grosvenor leaves lasting legacy on, off the field after his death

A curveball that didn’t curve. That’s how I met Spike Grosvenor.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Whitworth lights up scoreboard in 82-7 home-opening rout of Willamette

Kaipo Barnes jogged to the sideline and then got his chance to hold court, accepting handshakes, hugs and other adulation from his teammates.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Whitworth has more questions than answers heading into Northwest Conference, home opener against Willamette

The Whitworth Pirates emerged from their nonconference schedule with a win, a loss and a series of injuries.


Whitworth receiver Noah Alejado pulls off unique feat as team’s new kicker

It was the middle of summer, and Noah Alejado got a text from his football coach, Rod Sandberg.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Rare loss in California refocuses Whitworth’s football goals

The way the 32-team Division III football playoffs are structured, with only five at-large bids available, the Whitworth Pirates’ surest way to reach the postseason was to win the Northwest …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Chapman uses powerful rushing attack to upset No. 10 Whitworth

Jonston MacIntyre rushed for a pair of touchdowns, and Chapman held off Whitworth 37-30 Saturday night in a nonleague encounter.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 5:16 p.m.

Whitworth football gets opportunity at rare night game at Chapman

Coming off the first of their two September bye weeks, the Whitworth Pirates are in Orange, California, on Saturday to close out their two-game nonconference schedule against the Chapman Panthers.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Locally: Former soccer coach Sean Bushey among inductees into Whitworth Heritage Gallery hall of fame

The winningest soccer coach in school history, two NCAA Division III individual champions and the best women’s soccer player of her generation comprise the 30th class of the Whitworth Heritage …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Leif Ericksen throws 5 TDs as Whitworth routs La Verne in season opener

Leif Ericksen and Andrew Meredith connected for three touchdowns and Whitworth opened its season with a 50-24 rout of La Verne on Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Whitworth not leaning on last year’s drubbing of La Verne ahead of season opener

One season ago, the Whitworth Pirates didn’t leave Spokane to play a football game until October.


If Whitworth intends to make that elusive national championship run, it will likely require ‘Perfection’ during the regular season

Coming off their first Northwest Conference title since 2007, the Pirates are decidedly not underdogs anymore.


Whitworth Pirates season predictions: Northwest Conference title will come down to Linfield game

Will it be a trip to the playoffs or an early offseason for the Pirates this year?


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Football is in the air as Whitworth Pirates open camp

The Whitworth football team took to the practice field on Thursday to open fall camp, bearing a swagger not just from winning a playoff game a year ago, but from …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Whitworth

Pirates head coach Rod Sandberg surveyed a preliminary depth chart, seemingly prepared to circle every name.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Whitworth Pirates champing at bit with new facility on its way

It is summertime in the basement of Graves Gym, and Bryan Olson’s office soundtrack is the drone of dribbling basketballs, one floor above his head.


Locally: Bob Castle named Whitworth’s interim softball coach for upcoming season

Director of athletics Tim Demant moved quickly to fill the position after Cristal Brown, who had been the head coach for eight seasons, resigned last week to become head coach …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 5:32 p.m.

Locally: Former Whitworth runner Andrew Bloom awarded postgraduate scholarship by the NCAA

Andrew Bloom, a Whitworth graduate who was a three-time NCAA Division III All-American and three-time Google Cloud Academic All-American, was awarded a postgraduate scholarship by the NCAA.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Former players remember ex-Whitworth coach Daryl Squires as even-tempered gentleman

Even in Whitworth’s most gut-check moments, former head football coach Daryl Squires maintained an even-keel disposition.


John Blanchette: Heart-and-soul Spokanite Randy Burkhart truly whistled while he worked

During summers at Priest Lake, Randy Burkhart was known to drag his son Jackson down to the boat before breakfast, motor offshore of Kalispell Island, bring a megaphone to his …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Whitworth football: Pirates don’t get a spring game, but they have fun by other means

The Pirates – and all other NCAA Division III programs – aren’t allowed to suit up during the spring.


Whitworth’s Damion Jablonski takes less conventional path to first head coaching job

In an alcove of Graves Gym, Damion Jablonski now sits in the head basketball coach’s office at Whitworth, a place vacated last week by Matt Logie.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Coaching turnover hasn’t fazed successful Whitworth men’s basketball program

In the middle of the 1985-86 season, the Pirates men’s basketball team did something that was remarkable at the time: They beat Central Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Forfeited games led to rare blemish on Warren Friedrichs’ Whitworth coaching career

The 1985-86 season, Warren Friedrichs’ first as head coach, stands as a blemish for the Whitworth men’s basketball program: 3-28.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Whitman Blues edge Whitworth 8-7 for NWC baseball title

Kyle Reisman had four hits and the Whitman Blues rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Whitworth Pirates 8-7 in the championship game of the Northwest Conference baseball tournament …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

Area roundup: Gonzaga takes Dons deep four times in 14-3 victory

Gonzaga banged out 20 hits, including a pair of two-run homers from Troy Johnston and two-run shots by Nick Nyquist and Mason Marenco, on Saturday night as the Bulldogs routed …