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Pirates return to title game

Wade Gebbers scored 22 points to lead Whitworth to a come-from-behind, 74-69 win over Lewis & Clark in a Northwest Conference semifinal men’s basketball game Thursday at the Fieldhouse. The …


Whitworth’s Farnsworth force to be reckoned with for Pirates

The seeds of Taylor Farnsworth’s success were planted some 18 months ago; the fruits of it are being harvested now.


Hernandez details revealed

Baseball: Felix Hernandez will make $27 million in the final year of his new $175 million, seven-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, which includes a conditional eighth-year option should he …


First, he’d like to raise a banner

Wade Gebbers has always been big on fundamentals. His life is a three-man weave of faith, family and basketball that’s carried him through four standout seasons at Whitworth University, and …


Whitworth’s Gebbers balances family and basketball

Wade Gebbers has always been big on fundamentals. His life is a three-man weave of faith, family and basketball that’s carried him through four standout seasons at Whitworth University, and …


Whitworth’s Guthrie has range

Describing Emily Guthrie as Whitworth’s long-range specialist is quite an understatement. Guthrie, a senior guard, led the Pirates in scoring as a sophomore and was their top 3-point shooter last …


Whitworth’s offense busts out against UPS

Coming home after back-to-back losses, the Whitworth Pirates looked to Saturday’s Parents Weekend football game at the Pine Bowl against longtime rival Puget Sound as a chance to get back …


Big plays lift Pirates to win

The Whitworth Pirates defense and special teams picked up the slack for a struggling offense en route to a 45-20 win over the La Verne Leopards in La Verne, Calif. …


Blanchette: Pirates coach Ramsay one for ages

This replays itself probably once a season anyway, even now. The umpires come to the ballpark for the Saturday doubleheader, make their way to the Whitworth Pirates dugout and encounter …


Friedt scores 35 as Whitworth advances

BELTON, Texas – Felix Friedt scored a career-high 35 points as No. 7-ranked Whitworth University held off a pesky McMurry University 90-79 Friday to advance to the second round of …


Whits hit road for D3 opener

At Whitworth, the cup is always half-full, even when the NCAA turns it upside-down. Instead of a first-round bye and a home game, the 10th-ranked Pirates will open the Division …


NCAAs for Whits, who hope to host game

Whitworth played one of its cleanest games of the season Saturay night. The Pirates turned it over just seven times in a 86-71 victory over Puget Sound in the Northwest …


Whitworth players, fans gear up for postseason

Wade Gebbers has seen it before: The Whitworth men’s basketball team is peaking at the right time, and so are its fans. “It’s exciting to play at home, and the …


You gotta know Jack

Athletes take it one step at a time. That’s what they say, anyway. Three years ago, Jack Loofburrow couldn’t even do that. The former high school basketball star “had lost …


Whitworth baseball loses opener

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Pomona-Pitzer scored 11 runs in the fifth inning and the Sagehens stung Whitworth 19-2 in the Pirates’ baseball season opener on Thursday. Nick Motsinger had two of …


Whitworth football great Long dies

Doug Long, one of the top football players in Whitworth history and the most recent Pirate to play regularly in the NFL, died Saturday after a 2 1/2-year battle with …


Pirates rule with defense

Whitworth’s defense created enough fast-break opportunities to turn back stubborn Pacific 65-55 in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game Friday night at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.


Late 3-pointer lifts Whitworth past Northwestern College

Whitworth University seemed in no hurry Sunday afternoon to start its next long home-court winning streak. But with just 7 seconds left in a nonconference men’s basketball matchup against visiting …


Whitworth men rally to win after losing lead

When an early lead evaporates as quickly as Whitworth University’s did at Whitworth Fieldhouse Friday night, it’s not always the fault of the team that lets it slip away. The …


Gebbers scores 25 as Whits pound Wash. U

Whitworth University has had plenty of chances in the past five years to measure its NCAA Division III men’s basketball program against the best in the country. It got another …


Pirates take step with 20-win season

Baseball success has taken awhile at Whitworth University. The Pirates last had a winning record in Northwest Conference play in 2006. They last won 20 games in 2002.


Dallas Baptist earns rout over Washington State

Brett Jacobs led off the bottom of the first inning for Washington State with his first collegiate home run, but even then it was far too little too late for …


Whitworth looks to repeat history when hosting same second-round NCAA Division III opponent as last season

Whitworth University coach Jim Hayford isn’t expecting any surprises from Chapman University tonight, when the 12th-ranked Panthers travel to Whitworth Fieldhouse to challenge his top-ranked Pirates in the second round …


Friedt overlooked at times, never forgotten

With its array of long-range offensive weapons constantly at the ready, the Whitworth men’s basketball team occasionally tends to overlook Felix Friedt. But that trend doesn’t seem to last very …


Whitworth falls to No.2 in rankings

Whitworth University’s first men’s basketball loss of the season last week cost the Pirates first place in the D3hoops.com poll. But the Pirates, who rode the crest of a 23-game …


Whits pour in school-record 18 three-pointers

Dinner, or perhaps a late lunch, was on Whitworth University’s men’s basketball team Sunday afternoon. The unbeaten Pirates, who are ranked No. 7 in the latest D3hoops.com poll, threw in …


Area roundup: Whitworth men’s team ranked seventh

After opening Northwest Conference play with a pair of road wins, the Whitworth men’s basketball team jumped from 10th to seventh in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll, released Tuesday. Whitworth …


Whitworth Pirates win big in basketball finale

David Riley scored 26 points to lead 16th-ranked Whitworth to an 86-67 win over Luther (0-4) in the final contest of the Surf’s Up Classic on Saturday in Honolulu. The …


It’s off to Hawaii for victorious Whitworth Pirates

Whitworth University men’s basketball coach Jim Hayford was happy about a couple of things following Monday night’s 75-54 non-conference win over Trinity at Whitworth Fieldhouse. For starters, the Pirates are …


Whits pound Loras in rare season opener on home court

This is the story of Jim Hayford and the three Bears. With a starting lineup that featured three Brewster graduates, the Whitworth Pirates opened the 2010-11 men’s basketball season with …