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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Whitworth women trounce Walla Walla 73-54

Talia Brandner scored 11 points to lead a balanced Whitworth attack, and the Pirates defeated Walla Walla 73-54 Tuesday at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Whitworth Pirates will head to St. John’s for second-round playoff matchup

The Whitworth Pirates will travel to Collegeville, Minnesota, for a second-round tussle against St. John’s University on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

Area basketball: Ben College scores 29 points as Whitworth’s men turn back Poets

Ben College scored a game-high 29 points, including a crucial three-point play and 3-pointer in the second half, and Whitworth (2-0) defeated Whittier 90-76 on Saturday to complete its stay …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Whitworth runs past Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 48-6 in Division III playoff opener

Teams have tried all season to run the ball against Whitworth, and if there was a team equipped to do it well, surely that was the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags.


Men’s basketball: Sixth-ranked Whitworth opens season with victory over No. 23 St. Olaf

Ben Bishop scored 14 points Friday and Whitworth, ranked sixth in the D3hoops.com preseason poll, opened its men’s basketball season with a 75-55 win over 23rd-ranked St. Olaf at the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

Minnesota, Texas, Tennessee or Georgia: Whitworth’s playoff possibilities could take Pirates far from Pine Bowl

Making their first playoff appearance, the Stags (7-3) are unranked but heralded as champion of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. They are one of two playoff teams with three …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

Whitworth hoping to give Claremont-Mudd-Scripps a chilly reception in Division III playoff opener

Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg got a call this week, he said, from officials at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the Pirates’ opponent Saturday. They were asking for heaters on the sidelines.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:06 a.m.

Logistics of Division III football put Whitworth football in scheduling no-man’s land

The Pirates (9-0) are preparing to host on Saturday the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags (7-3), a team they’ve never faced and the winner of the only Division III football conference besides the …


Unbeaten Whitworth learns it will host Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in first round of D-III playoffs

Whitworth will host thClaremont-Mudd-Scripps at noon Saturday, its first playoff home game since 2006.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Whitworth blanks Willamette for fifth undefeated regular season in school football history

The Whitworth Pirates put an exclamation point on their undefeated regular season Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

Whitworth looks to finish unblemished regular season against one-win Willamette

Coach Rod Sandberg told his Whitworth Pirates football team this week that their season is half over.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Leif Ericksen, Garrett McKay help Whitworth rally past Lewis & Clark to remain unbeaten

On an afternoon when he wasn’t great, Whitworth quarterback Leif Ericksen made the throws he had to. And when he had to, he looked for Garrett McKay.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Whitworth not overlooking Lewis & Clark with Northwest Conference title on the line

The 12th-ranked Whitworth football team will take the field at the Pine Bowl on Saturday in need of one more win to claim the Northwest Conference championship and a spot …


Whitworth men: Talent-rich Pirates ready for the nation’s best

The 2018-19 edition of the Pirates, who return all five starters from last year’s Northwest Conference tournament championship team, could be the best yet.


New Whitworth women’s coach inherits plenty of veteran talent; North Idaho, CCS confident heading into NWAC campaign

Whitworth returns three starters and its entire bench from last year’s 10-15 squad, including sophomore guard Camy Aguinaldo, the NWC’s Freshman of the Year.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

One win away from clinching a conference title, Whitworth has no plans of slowing down after the regular season ends

All that stands between Whitworth (7-0) and a playoff appearance is a win against either of the bottom two teams in the NWC standings: Lewis & Clark on Saturday, or …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Whitworth defense steps up to keep Pirates unbeaten with win over Pacific

After striking early and often the last three games, the Whitworth offense didn’t look like itself early on against Pacific on Saturday.


Penalty-prone Whitworth can inch closer to conference title with win over Pacific

Two-thirds through their nine-game schedule, the 14th-ranked Whitworth Pirates enter Saturday’s home game against Pacific in position to all but clinch the Northwest Conference title.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

After waiting his turn to take over under center, Whitworth’s Leif Ericksen leading the way for unbeaten Pirates

At Glacier High School in Kalispell, Leif Ericksen didn’t start at quarterback until his senior year. At Whitworth, he waited two seasons behind record-setter Ian Kolste. Even his academic pursuit …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Whitworth football breezes past Puget Sound to remain undefeated for season

Leif Ericksen threw for three touchdown passes and Mason Elms rushed for 167 yards and two scores Saturday, powering the Whitworth Pirates’ 47-13 Northwest Conference football victory over Puget Sound …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Whitworth can take big step toward Northwest Conference title with win at Puget Sound

In its quest to secure the guaranteed playoff bid tied to the Northwest Conference title, the Whitworth football team can take a big step Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Whitworth’s offense keeps surging in rout of Pacific Lutheran

Whitworth (5-0, 3-0 NWC) scored six first-half touchdowns and held Pacific Lutheran without a first down until just before halftime, coasting from there to a 55-13 victory at the Pine …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Unbeaten Whitworth hopes to clean up penalty problem against Pacific Lutheran

So far this year the Pirates (4-0, 2-0) have been assessed an average of 9.5 penalties per game for 97.3 yards. That’s about double the team’s 2017 numbers, when those …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Area soccer notebook: Gonzaga women off to hot start in West Coast Conference play

It had been four years since the Gonzaga women’s soccer team won three West Coast Conference matches in a season.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

Strong Sedro-Woolley contingent plays big part in Whitworth’s perfect start in football

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 leads Whitworth to Northwest Conference football romp past George Fox

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.

Fresh off big win, Whitworth football concentrates on turning tables on George Fox

Last season, the Whitworth football team took two good wallopings in conference play.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

College volleyball: Whitworth’s Erin White deftly juggles volleyball, nursing school

Whitworth volleyball’s Erin White led the Northwest Conference in assists per set as a sophomore and she’s on track to do it again this season as a senior.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Strong second half enables Whitworth to defeat Linfield for first time since 2007

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

Whitworth football caps unique September with crucial game against Linfield

Two byes. No road games. In 30 years of coaching, Rod Sandberg has never had a September like this one.