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Whitworth’s Damion Jablonski takes less conventional path to first head coaching job

In an alcove of Graves Gym, Damion Jablonski now sits in the head basketball coach’s office at Whitworth, a place vacated last week by Matt Logie.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Coaching turnover hasn’t fazed successful Whitworth men’s basketball program

In the middle of the 1985-86 season, the Pirates men’s basketball team did something that was remarkable at the time: They beat Central Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Forfeited games led to rare blemish on Warren Friedrichs’ Whitworth coaching career

The 1985-86 season, Warren Friedrichs’ first as head coach, stands as a blemish for the Whitworth men’s basketball program: 3-28.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Basketball coach Matt Logie leaving Whitworth for Point Loma Nazarene

At Point Loma Nazarene, Logie replaces Ryan Looney, the Central Valley High School graduate who became Idaho State’s head coach last week. Logie will be replaced at Whitworth by Damion …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

Despite 21 wins, Whitworth misses out on NCAA Division III Tournament

For the first time in 13 seasons, Whitworth won’t play in the NCAA Division III Tournament. The 64-team field was announced Monday morning.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Whitman comes back to beat Whitworth in NWC championship

Andrew Vickers scored 32 points, including 6 of 7 3-pointers, and Whitman rallied in the second half to defeat Whitworth 107-102 in the Northwest Conference Tournament championship game on Saturday …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Kyle Roach, Whitworth thump Linfield in Northwest Conference Tournament semifinals

So many of Whitworth’s most recent victories required a late surge and a halftime comeback, but there was no such need for the Pirates on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 6:39 p.m.

Whitworth’s Kyle Roach, Ben Bishop look to end college careers on high note as Pirates enter postseason

As a 6-foot-4 point guard at his high school in California, Kyle Roach was used to being the tallest person around.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Kyle Roach leads Whitworth to overtime victory against George Fox

Kyle Roach followed a season-low scoring output of six points with a season-high 35 on Saturday night, playing all but one minute of Whitworth’s 107-98 overtime victory over George Fox …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Whitworth rallies to top Linfield behind series of late defensive stops

Just like their last game, the Whitworth Pirates found themselves behind most of the game Friday against the Linfield Wildcats.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Whitworth hosts Linfield, George Fox with Northwest Conference’s No. 2 seed on the line

With a relatively difficult stretch of basketball behind them, the Whitworth Pirates hope they’ve built some momentum going into a couple of key Northwest Conference home games this weekend.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Whitworth uses late surge to hold off Lewis & Clark’s upset bid

Outrebounded and outshot, the Whitworth men’s basketball team spent most of Saturday night’s game behind on their home court.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Area college basketball: Whitworth men fall to hot-shooting Whitman

Austin Butler and Joey Hewitt scored 24 points apiece and Whitman defeated Whitworth 110-98 Tuesday in Walla Walla.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Kyle Roach helps Whitworth fend off Pacific Lutheran’s upset bid in 71-56 defensive battle

Sixth-ranked Whitworth found itself in an unexpected dogfight with Pacific Lutheran Saturday night, but Kyle Roach’s offensive eruption in the second half helped the Pirates rally for a 71-56 win …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Whitworth keeps pace in Northwest Conference race with 98-84 win over Puget Sound

Ben College scored 19 of his game-high 26 points after halftime, and sixth-ranked Whitworth kept pace behind league leader Whitman with a 98-84 men’s basketball victory over Puget Sound on …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Whitworth, Whitman basketball not showing signs of giving up top spots in Northwest Conference

For a long time in the Northwest Conference – indeed, for basically all of Matt Logie’s eight-year tenure at Whitworth – two men’s basketball programs have dominated and monopolized postseason …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 10:53 p.m.

Kyle Roach scores 27 points, leads Whitworth to narrow win at George Fox

Kyle Roach scored a game-high 27 points and the seventh-ranked Whitworth Pirates squeaked past the George Fox Bruins 88-85 on Friday in a Northwest Conference game.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 9:12 a.m.

Whitworth can’t connect on buzzer-beater, falls to Whitman 100-98

In front of a packed crowd at the Whitworth Fieldhouse, visiting, fourth-ranked Whitman held off Whitworth’s late surge and survived a pair of last-second missed shots by the seventh-ranked Pirates …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Area college basketball: Whitworth men win seventh straight game

Ben College made three 3-pointers and scored 23 points, Kevin Crosno came off the bench to sink four 3-pointers and score 15 and Whitworth defeated Emory & Henry 87-80 on …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

High-scoring Whitworth set to take on defensive-minded teams at D3hoops.com Classic

Against four opponents with a combined 12 wins and nary a whiff of a shot-clock violation, the Pirates took advantage and scored more than 100 points each game, something their …


Whitworth’s men’s basketball team breezes to victory on record-setting night

On a night when nearly every name on the Whitworth Pirates’ roster was called, no one got a louder cheer than JT McDermott.


Ben College scores career-high 37 as Whitworth routs D’Youville 104-74

Ben College sank 11 of 17 from 3-point range on his way to a career-high 37 points and the Whitworth Pirates cruised to a 104-74 victory over the D’Youville Spartans …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

One night after defensive display, Whitworth’s offense comes to life in rout of Pacific

Whitworth won at the Fieldhouse for the second night in a row, beating the Boxers 123-98 in a Northwest Conference game Saturday, matching the school’s single-game record for points.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:46 p.m.

Whitworth shuts down sharp-shooting Willamette in Northwest Conference opener

With five starters returning from their NCAA tournament team a year ago, Whitworth players expect to perform the way they did Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Confident Whitworth men return home to open Northwest Conference play

After trips to Oregon and Texas the past two weekends to play teams from four conferences, men’s basketball coach Matt Logie is happy to be back at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.


Area roundup: Whitworth women win big; CCS men take tourney title

Aimee Smith scored 18 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for her first career double-double and Whitworth rolled past McMurry 71-47 on Sunday in women’s basketball.


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.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Whitworth guard Kyle Roach named Division III first-team All-American

The honors continue to pour in for Whitworth’s Kyle Roach.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 6:25 p.m.

Whitworth in familiar territory in multiple ways for DIII tournament

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: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

DIII penny-pinchers send Bucs to Walla Walla in order to save a few bucks

This might be the year, the Whitworth Pirates hoped, that the NCAA would get it right.