Stories tagged: Northwest Conference
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.
After striking early and often the last three games, the Whitworth offense didn’t look like itself early on against Pacific on Saturday.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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: 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: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
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.
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.
Two byes. No road games. In 30 years of coaching, Rod Sandberg has never had a September like this one.
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.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:08 p.m.
Jessica Schmautz finished with a match-high 19 kills, and Erin White added 45 assists, 13 digs and five aces Friday as visiting Whitworth rallied for a 3-2 win over George …
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
Hannah Rae Miller scored an unassisted goal in the 70th minute Saturday to give Whitworth a 1-0 win over Pacific Lutheran in a Northwest Conference women’s soccer opener in Tacoma.
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 …
Fri., June 1, 2018, 6:21 p.m.
After high school, Hugh Smith had no college offers to play baseball and was ready to move on from the game to pursue a bio-engineering degree at the University of …
Thu., April 19, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Whitworth junior Hugh Smith was recognized as Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Year, the league office announced Thursday.
Tue., April 17, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Area roundup: Whitworth completes Northwest Conference softball regular season with home sweep of Willamette
Kelsey Downey hit a grand slam in the fourth inning Tuesday and Whitworth defeated visiting Willamette 13-5 in five innings in the opener of a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader sweep.
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
The honors continue to pour in for Whitworth’s Kyle Roach.
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 8:33 p.m.
Whitworth Pirates junior Kyle Roach was named the 2018 Division III West Region Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, it was announced on Monday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 6:25 p.m.
The Whitworth men have been down this road before: west on I-90, then south to Walla Walla. On Friday, the Pirates will make their third and most important trip of …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
Kyle Roach took a pass near midcourt, dribbled down the left side and drilled a 30-foot jumper as time expired to give Whitworth the Northwest Conference Tournament men’s basketball championship …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:38 p.m.
Hitting their stride while taking the Puget Sound Loggers out of theirs, the Whitworth Pirates pulled away for a 97-79 Northwest Conference semifinal win at the Fieldhouse on Thursday night.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 5:37 p.m.
Unselfish when his team needed it and demanding the ball when the script was flipped, Kyle Roach was rewarded Wednesday be being named the Most Valuable Player in the Northwest …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 9:12 p.m.
The Whitworth Pirates are in playoff mode. The switch – along with the momentum in Saturday’s home game against Willamette – was flipped midway through the second half.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 5:26 p.m.
At the end of a crazy week, the Whitworth players kept their composure. Going forward, that might be worth as much as any win, though the Pirates would have taken …