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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Hot-shooting Sam Lees leads Whitworth past Pacific

Sam Lees converted 13 of 14 shots from the field en route to 26 points, and No. 21 Whitworth defeated Pacific 94-75 in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Ben College scores 23 points to guide Whitworth to tight win at George Fox

Ben College scored 23 points, and Whitworth collected a 92-90 victory over George Fox in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game Friday night.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Area women’s basketball: No. 21 Arizona topples WSU

Cate Reese scored 26 points on Friday night and No. 21 Arizona never trailed after the first quarter in a 74-67 win over Washington State in a Pac-12 Conference women’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Whitworth coach set to do sprints as Pirates thump Lewis & Clark 86-60

With 103 seconds left in the Whitworth Pirates’ 86-60 victory over the Lewis & Clark Pioneers on Saturday, Whitworth’s assistants flashed a look toward coach Damion Jablonski. The head coach …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

Whitworth men breeze by Willamette with former standout Kyle Roach in attendance

With the first half winding down and the Pirates already comfortably ahead, JT McDermott lofted a pass to Liam Fitzgerald near the rim.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 4, 2020

Garrett Hull a spark on both sides of the court in Whitworth’s 92-80 victory against Puget Sound

Last season, the Whitworth men’s basketball team planned for senior Garrett Hull to be its defensive spark off the bench, only to see him suffer a season-ending injury six games …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Ben College helps Whitworth overcome slow start, top Pacific Lutheran in conference opener

Down three regular starters and less than a week removed from two close losses in Ohio, the Whitworth Pirates didn’t play their best of halves to start Friday night’s game …


After impressive start, Whitworth basketball hits the road for pair of tough tests

Coming off a significant home victory last week, the Whitworth men’s basketball team is on the road this weekend with a chance to get two more.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Whitworth rallies, beats Pacific in regular-season finale

Backup quarterback Connor Johnson rushed for three touchdowns, and Whitworth closed the game with a 24-0 run to defeat Pacific 38-28 Saturday to conclude the regular season.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

With playoffs out of of the picture, Whitworth looks to finish season on high note at Pacific

Under the rented lights for the last time this season at the Pine Bowl, the Whitworth football team wrapped up its final practice Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Whitworth’s defense makes a stand in 105-51 rout of Cal Lutheran

Senior Ben College led the Pirates with 22 points, followed by senior forward Sam Lees with 12. Lester had eight points, eight assists and seven rebounds in 22 minutes.


Area roundup: Ben College, Whitworth race past Trinity

Ben College sparked a decisive run in the first half, and he finished with 22 points to spur Whitworth’s 96-73 victory over Trinity in the Tip-off Classic men’s basketball tournament …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

Linfield rallies to beat Whitworth in overtime of Northwest Conference thriller

It was getting dark at the Pine Bowl as Linfield’s powerful offense orchestrated its final push, igniting a 38-31 overtime win over Whitworth.


Ben College leads Whitworth men’s basketball to season-opening win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Ben College scored 24 points as Whitworth opened its season with a 93-83 win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday in the Tip-Off Classic at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.


Whitworth prepares for new-look Linfield offense ahead of pivotal Northwest Conference clash

Last year, the Linfield Wildcats wanted to run the ball against the Whitworth Pirates, but couldn’t. This year, the Wildcats want to air it out.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Despite early season setbacks, Whitworth hosts Linfield with playoff hopes still alive

Healthier than they have been since the start of the season, the Whitworth Pirates jogged out to the Pine Bowl for practice this week confident that they are about to …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019

Whitworth men boost nonconference strength of schedule to improve postseason chances

During a three game-stretch last December, the Whitworth Pirates scored 362 points, crushing three nonconference opponents in a show of offense never seen before at the Fieldhouse.


Whitworth takes advantage of turnovers to roll past Pacific Lutheran

After playing an underwhelming game of football a week before, one littered with penalties and turnovers, the Whitworth Pirates sorted out one of those problems Saturday against Pacific Lutheran.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Whitworth football can still achieve goals with three games left

Having seen the end of a 15-game Northwest Conference winning streak, and carrying two losses when all of last year they had just one, coach Rod Sandberg reminded his players …


Whitworth men: Pirates starting anew after departure of coach, leading scorer

Having established a foundation of excellence, the Whitworth Pirates are doing their best to maintain it.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019

Whitworth stumbles in 34-23 loss to Puget Sound

AJ Johnson caught three touchdowns, and Puget Sound took advantage of four Whitworth turnovers to beat the Pirates 34-23 Saturday at Baker Stadium.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

Unsure of starting quarterback, Whitworth faces hostile environment at Puget Sound

The Loggers are a game behind Whitworth, which is tied with Linfield atop the NWC with five games to play.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 19, 2019

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

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

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

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: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019

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

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.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

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 …


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.