Dennis Browne

Dennis Browne is a longtime local interior designer, husband and father of two great sons in Gig Harbor. Dennis grew up in Manchester, often fishing or bicycling with the Seattle skyline as his backdrop. After his high school and college basketball career ended, he found the love of sports never would. He moved to Gig Harbor after college, found a beautiful girl and never left. He is a outdoor loving, river running, sunset man and Supersonic fan, who loves to play tennis and shoot hoops with his sons, from their home overlooking a local park. He is a member of the National Sports Media Association and is ready to provide a deserved, fresh take on current and former athletes from the vibrant Gig Harbor sports scene.

Peninsula soccer set to begin playoff run

May 06, 2022

The Peninsula boys soccer team just finished the South Sound Conference regular season in a dominant fashion, with a 11-1-2 record while outscoring their conference foes 55-14. The Seahawks earned the school’s first soccer league title since 2007 with an intense, passionate style that mimics their first-year coach, Ozer Kocdemir. Kocdemir, a native of Sweden,

Sports Beat: Peninsula splits with GH, secures league baseball title

Apr 29, 2022

It’s time for the Sports Beat, a capsule of this week’s prep athletic events. We start with the game of the week on the baseball diamond as the Peninsula Seahawks and Gig Harbor Tides played a crucial two-game series Tuesday and Wednesday at Sehmel Park to decide the South Sound Conference championship. Gig Harbor had

Peninsula High boys basketball coach Robles steps down

Apr 24, 2022

Matt Robles, the head boys basketball coach at Peninsula High School since 2016, resigned the position on Friday. Robles was a head coach from California who was hired to build on the success of former Peninsula coach Jake Jackson. Jackson departed to take the coaching job at his alma mater, Sumner High, in 2016. Jackson

Sports Beat: Gig Harbor boys golf prevails in blustery conditions

Apr 22, 2022

It’s time for this week’s edition of the Sports Beat, a weekly capsule of the area’s prep athletic events. We will start with the matchup of the week on the links as the Tides and Seahawk teams, both boys and girls, were at the lush grounds of the Canterwood Golf and Country Club on Thursday,

Baseball: Peninsula battles Capital for South Sound Conference lead

Apr 21, 2022

The Peninsula baseball team faced the Capital Cougars on Tuesday, April 19, in an important game at  picturesque Sehmel Park in Gig Harbor. The contest was the first of a two-game series between the top teams in the South Sound Conference. Peninsula started the day with a two-game lead on Capital, but their margin was

Sports beat: Peninsula wins boys soccer rivalry game

Apr 15, 2022

It’s time for this week’s edition of the Sports Beat, a weekly capsule of the area’s high school sports highlights. We start with the game of the week, a pivotal boys soccer matchup between crosstown rivals. Gig Harbor vaulted to the top of the South Sound Conference soccer standings on Tuesday with an impressive 4-0

Sports Beat: Peninsula softball calms Tides

Apr 08, 2022

It’s time for the Sports Beat, a weekly capsule of the high school sports scene in Gig Harbor. We will begin with the game of the week: a fastpitch showdown between the Peninsula Seahawks and the Gig Harbor Tides on Wednesday on the Seahawks’ home diamond. Kimball, Seahawks shut out Tides Peninsula (8-1, 4-0 South

Peninsula, Gig Harbor both among top softball teams in state

Apr 06, 2022

Two of the top 18 Class 3A softball teams in the state, as ranked by the high school sports website Maxpreps, square off on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 6. And they don’t even have to leave the peninsula to do it. No. 7 Peninsula and No. 18 Gig Harbor are both unbeaten in South

Peninsula High baseball atop the South Sound Conference

Apr 04, 2022

Peninsula High School’s South Sound Conference-leading baseball team is playing for more than meets the eye, according to coach Michael Johnson. The Seahawks (6-3, 5-1 SSC) are playing for their fallen brothers Caleb Wanaka and Jake Moore, who both died in tragic incidents in the offseason. An emotional memorial was held on Saturday, April 2,

Sports Beat: Gig Harbor girls tennis team unbeaten on season

Apr 01, 2022

In this Friday’s edition of the sports beat — a weekly sports capsule of local prep athletic news — we will start with the undefeated. There are some very good high school teams in the area, but the only local team currently undefeated is the Gig Harbor girls tennis team at 5-0. They sit atop