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UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2020

Northwest Conference postpones start of high-contact fall sports until spring of 2021

Many winter and spring athletes at Whitworth had their seasons cut short earlier this year due to the pandemic, but there was hope that come fall, a return to normalcy …


Area roundup: North Idaho College hires Korina Baker as women’s basketball coach

Former Freeman High and North Idaho standout Korina Baker has been named the new coach of the Cardinals women’s basketball team, NIC athletic director Bobby Lee announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 29, 2020

Whitman uses second-half surge to down Whitworth in Northwest Conference Tournament title game

The ladder waited under the basket, and the Whitworth Pirates sat across the court, heads down on the home bench.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Whitworth thumps Pacific Lutheran in NWC Tournament semifinals to set up title-game showdown with Whitman

Liam Fitzgerald played his most complete game of the season, matching career-highs in scoring (16 points) and rebounds (14) to lead the top-seeded Whitworth men’s basketball team to an 87-57 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

‘Grit and heart’: Whitworth senior Garrett Hull hasn’t let pair of knee injuries derail his college basketball career

When Garrett Hull went down near the 3-point line and clutched his leg, he recognized immediately he had once again done real damage to his right knee.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Whitworth guard Ben College named Northwest Conference player of the year; West Valley’s Nick Drynan is freshman of the year

College leads the conference in scoring (22.1 points per game) and sank 81 3-pointers during the regular season, most in the NWC.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Dempsey Roggenbuck lifts Linfield over Whitworth in regular-season finale

Dempsey Roggenbuck scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, leading Linfield past Whitworth 91-80 in the Northwest Conference regular-season finale for both teams Saturday.


Whitworth men defeat Whitman to take control of Northwest Conference race

Ben College scored a game-high 23 points as Whitworth defeated host Whitman 87-82 Tuesday night to break a tie for first place in the Northwest Conference men’s basketball.


Whitworth Pirates aiming to clinch NWC title this week

Three Whitworth men’s basketball players celebrated Senior Day last weekend, but none were particularly keen on the prospect of that being their final game at the Fieldhouse. The Pirates sit …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 15, 2020

Seniors shine in final regular-season game at the Fieldhouse as Whitworth holds off George Fox 83-76

A couple months ago, the Whitworth Pirates lost three times in the span of five games.


Whitworth lacks sharp play but finds way to hold off Pacific

There wasn’t a lot that looked pretty in Whitworth’s 91-78 victory over Pacific on Friday night at the Fieldhouse.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 8, 2020

Balanced offense leads Whitworth in rout of last-place Willamette

Garrett Paxton scored 20 points off the bench, leading Whitworth to a 92-58 rout of Willamette on Saturday night, the Pirates’ fifth straight win.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Ben College pours in 44 points to lift Whitworth over PLU

Ben College erupted for 44 points and buried 11 3-pointers, leading Whitworth to an 87-81 victory over Pacific Lutheran in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball showdown Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Area women’s basketball: Late 3-pointer lifts Northern Arizona past Idaho

Lauren Orndoff’s 3-pointer with 7 seconds left lifted Northern Arizona to a 71-70 victory over Idaho in a Big Sky Conference women’s basketball game Saturday at the Cowan Spectrum in …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Ben College, Whitworth hold on to defeat Puget Sound

Ben College drilled five 3-pointers on his way to 22 points, and Whitworth held on down the stretch to defeat Puget Sound 81-79 in a Northwest Conference men’s basketball game …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Area women’s basketball: Puget Sound defeats Whitworth 79-69

Whitworth stormed ahead early, but host Puget Sound took control in the second half of a 79-69 victory in a Northwest Conference women’s basketball game Friday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Whitworth leaning on Sam Lees’ strong play entering second half of conference slate

Whitworth’s senior forward has steadily increased his scoring average since early January, when Lees scored 11 and 10 points in respective victories over PLU and UPS that opened conference play.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

Sam Lees, Garrett Hull step up to help Whitworth earn come-from-behind victory against Linfield

It is a rare night on a basketball court when senior Ben College can’t find his rhythm.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Men’s basketball: Whitman turns back Whitworth for 89-80 victory

Whitworth did what it could to avoid falling into a footrace with Whitman. But the Pirates could only slow the high-tempo Blues so much.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Women’s basketball: Whitman turns back Whitworth rally in conference showdown

Whitworth erased a 25-point deficit and managed to pull even in the fourth quarter, but the Pirates were unable to wrestle away the lead from visiting Whitman in an 84-79 …


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.