"These seniors have invested so much into the program and the relationships with their teammates. They played with that joy tonight and the rest of the team rallied around that."Read More
“Something I have learned over many years is that you need to do it well, meaning you need to find what works best for you. Whether if it is taking a break between assignments or working on one subject a time, find your strengths and weaknesses,” -Camy AguinaldoRead More
"Obviously when you play against a pressing team you need to take care of the basketball and you will get good percentage shots," said Whitworth head coach Matt Logie "We got a little sloppy late in the first half, but really tightened things up in the second half and played well."Read More
With freezing temperatures and snow, this game had weather advantage written all over it.Read More
Professional sports general managers should definitely factor analytics into their decisions because they have proven to be huge factors in making winning teams, but it shouldn’t change your base instinct on when to play a star in a big game.Read More
This season proved a lot to the rest of the conference about how talented Whitworth football is.Read More
“We have so much talent coming in and it is going to be fun to see how the team works together and all the different ways that people are able to contribute.”Read More
“Our team is very deep this year which is great in that it is a very competitive environment with each of us trying to beat each other out in practice to figure out the five guys that will be competing in that tournament,”Read More
“At this point in the season everyone is facing some point of fatigue but everyone came together and battled through that,” said Junior Elise Anderson.Read More
With increased CTE concerns the NFL wants to make the game safer, but if new rules start to dictate the way the entire defense has to play then it is time to consider if the rules have taken things a step to far.Read More
Junior Leif Erickson, from Kalispell, Montana has stepped up and led the Bucs to a 4-0 record to start the season.Read More
Despite a score of 1-0 in favor of Linfield at the end of the first half, the Pirates led the charge in offensive play with almost double the amount of shots taken than the Wildcats, showing Pirate ability to develop the plays and set up the shots.Read More
Nike has proved to make one of the most controversial ads yet. Kaepernick has a brand new contract deal, in addition to apparel with his name and image on it.Read More
Whitworth women’s golf traveled to Bremerton, Washington Sept. 29-30 to compete in the University of Puget Sound Invitational, and placed third in the overall team standings.Read More
“Overall the team seems really happy about this weekend. We played well enough and found things to work on in this off-season, so we can come out stronger than before.” said Lee.Read More
Whitworth volleyball took on Pacific Lutheran University in a home game this Saturday, Sept. 29. The Pirates ended up sweeping the ninth ranked Lutes with a final score of 3-0.Read More
Saturday, Sept. 29th Whitworth football defeated Linfield for the first time in 12 years.Read More
In a competitive Wednesday afternoon game, the Whitworth women’s soccer team defeated Whitman in a score of 3-1 to move to an overall record of 4-1-2.Read More
Nicole Oh| Staff Writer
This fall, senior Emily Leinweber is completing her fourth and final year as a member of the women’s cross country team. Leinweber is one of two seniors this season who serves as a captain and role model, alongside Marissa Mount, to the young team this year, which includes nine freshman and five returners.
Originally from Walla Walla, this spring she will graduate with a major in history and secondary education, and will be teaching either social studies or history in a middle school or high school. In her free time she enjoys cooking, crafting, and spending time with her family and friends. She also competes on the track and field team in the spring primarily running the 5k and 10k.
Looking back, a huge athletic highlight and accomplishment includes winning the NWC championship race the past three years, in the 2017 season Leinweber finished the championship meet with a time of 25:42 for the 6k race.
Each year the team sets the goal of winning conference, commits and keeps each other accountable for this goal by constantly working hard not only at practice, but in the classroom, showing up, doing the little things, and continually supporting each other. “The process of reaching this goal is the epitome of pursuing perfection as a team and realizing that we can only be our best individually if we are first best together, as a team”, Leinweber said.
Throughout Leinweber’s four years some of the most memorable moments include a combination of supporting each other during tough workouts, competing in races together as a team, ice bathing after practice, van rides to meets, all the fun at training camp, and of course snack nights, however what made all those things so special was “in all those moments we get to the opportunity to get to know each other on a different level, find new ways to support and love each other better. The relationships that we are able to build in the little moments are what makes it possible to support each other in the big moments and truly work together.”
Leinweber would describe her overall experience on the Whitworth cross country team not only as a privilege but a huge blessing. It has been a place of working hard together, being there for one another, and becoming not only better athletes, but better people.“To be surrounded by coaches and teammates who encourage you to be the best you can be in athletics, academics, social, and spiritual life. I love this team and everything that it stands for”. It has also been a time for growth. “It has been hard at times, but ultimately so rewarding, fun, and absolutely worth the sacrifices and disappointments that come alone with athletics”.
Looking ahead both the men and women cross country teams will be traveling to compete at the 44th Annual Charles Bowles Invitational on Sept 29 in Salem, Oregon.
Whitworth’s Reily Hegarty leads Bucs Golf into the 2018 season.Read More