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KC McConnell propels Whitworth women’s basketball to best start in team history

The Whitworth women’s basketball team is off to the best start in program history after crushing visiting Linfield 77-37 on Friday night at Whitworth Fieldhouse. The Pirates (13-0, 4-0 NWC) …


Ex-football coach sues Whitworth

Former Whitworth football coach John Tully is suing the university for age discrimination over his dismissal following the 2013 season. In a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Spokane County Superior …


Men’s basketball: Whitworth registers eighth straight win

George Valle scored a season-high 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds as Whitworth went ahead by 20 in the first half and coasted past Lewis & …


Whitworth men’s basketball team back home for tuneup prior to conference opener

The Whitworth men’s basketball team came back to life this week after 17 days between official games, and now finally returns home for two contests at Whitworth Fieldhouse. The Pirates …


Three Whitworth men’s soccer players named all-region

Senior forward Micheal Ramos, junior midfielder Sam Engle and senior defender Matt Bray from Whitworth were selected to the Division III All-West Region first team, the National Soccer Coaches Association …


Late turnover hurts Pirates in overtime setback

Winning is the best feeling in basketball. Atonement? Almost as good.


Matt Bray, Micheal Ramos point the way for Pirates soccer

Whitworth soccer players Matt Bray and Micheal Ramos have found their sweet spots, a big reason the Pirates are in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III tournament. Before …


Football: Whitworth can’t stop Dalton Ritchey, lose finale to PLU

Quarterback Dalton Ritchey racked up 203 yards rushing on 16 carries and scored three times to help power Pacific Lutheran past Whitworth 41-27 in a Northwest Conference game Saturday at …


Youthful exuberance

After last Saturday’s win over George Fox, Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg gathered his team and asked his 15 seniors to stand up. Sandberg reminded the seniors that they can …


Whitworth picks apart Puget Sound in 62-30 win

The Whitworth Pirates defense used seven interceptions to turn what had been a close game into a crushing 62-30 defeat of Puget Sound. The game was also one for the …


Whits’ men, women in preseason top 25

The Whitworth Pirates men’s and women’s basketball teams both have been picked among the top 25 in the country. D3hoops.com has the Whitworth men ranked 17th and the women ranked …


Boxers start fast, beat Whitworth

Bobby Ladiges ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns and Kamana Pimental added 123 yards on the ground and a score as Pacific beat Whitworth 29-15 in a Northwest Conference …


Sophomore Ian Kolste will start at QB for Whitworth

When Whitworth travels to California this weekend to take on the Whittier Poets, the Pirates will start the game with a new quarterback: Ian Kolste. Kolste, a sophomore from Oak …


New captain on board: Sandberg brings bevy of players, coaches and philosophies to Pirates

Less than a month away from the first practice, new Whitworth University football coach Rod Sandberg has 45 new recruits headed to north Spokane as he begins the process of …


Cougars sign Aussie guard

Women’s basketball: Washington State has again gone international with the signing of another recruit. The Cougars announced Monday that 5-foot-7 guard Krystle McKenzie, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has signed a …


Pirates use spring practices for ‘family’ activities

New Whitworth football coach Rod Sandberg barks out instructions as his linebackers and defensive ends run through a series of padded dummies and deliver sweeping haymakers before they run and …


Reserve Jurlina sparks Whitworth with 29 points

An early tight game turned into a statement game for the Whitworth Pirates and a freshman wing from Australia, who came off the bench to score a season-high 29 points …


Whitworth, Tully part ways

Whitworth University announced Tuesday that John Tully resigned as the Pirates’ football coach after having won his 100th game Saturday. At 19 years, Tully had the longest tenure and most …


NWC coaches tab Whitworth women for fourth

Northwest Conference women’s basketball coaches picked Whitworth to finish fourth in a preseason poll. Whitman was tabbed to win the NWC. The Missionaries return four starters from the team that …


Men’s soccer preview: Pirates look to repeat as NWC champs

The Whitworth soccer team is making a few adjustments this season. So is new coach Morgan Cathey, who can finally get back to the business of coaching after a house …


Whitworth AD will return to Illinois St.

It’s back to Normal for Aaron Leetch. After serving two years as athletic director at Whitworth University, Leetch is returning to Illinois State to become that school’s deputy director of …


Whitworth turned losses into success

There’s nothing like a few losses to build some confidence. Ironically, that’s what happened in November to the Whitworth men’s basketball team, which dropped its first two games of the …


Whitworth would be thrilled for a road trip next

The Whitworth Pirates are in uncharted waters, even more so because they’re at home. Tonight’s NCAA Division III men’s basketball third-round playoff game against Mary Hardin-Baylor figures to be one …


Whitworth would be thrilled if road trip next

The Whitworth Pirates are in uncharted waters, even more so because they’re at home. Saturday’s basketball NCAA Division III third-round playoff game against Mary Hardin-Baylor figures to be one of …


Fifth broken nose won’t stop Larkin from defending hard

Mack Larkin prides himself on hard-nosed defense. If only his nose were a bit harder. “It’s been broken a few times,” Larkin says with a shrug. He pauses to count: …


Whitworth host to Emory Saturday night

Whitworth has been catching a few breaks this month from the NCAA, which is far better than the Pirates’ men’s basketball team catching another plane flight. That’s something the rest …


Whitworth host to Emory Saturday night

Whitworth has been catching a few breaks this month from the NCAA, which is far better than catching another plane flight.


Whitworth turns to McCargar for scoring punch

Warming the bench never felt this good. Not that it stays warm for long, the seat Colton McCargar leaves behind before he puts the heat on another team at Whitworth …


Whitworth overcomes Whitman in double overtime

The biggest problem with being a ranked team – and the Whitworth Pirates climbed to No. 5 in this week’s Division III poll – is that it does you no …


Whitworth loses first home opener since 1978

For the first time since 1978, Whitworth University opened the men’s basketball with a loss at home. St. Thomas University fended off a furious rally in the final minute by …