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.

Sports Beat | Peninsula baseball sweeps River Ridge

Apr 19, 2024

The Peninsula Seahawks (10-5, 7-3) baseball team climbed into sole possession of second place in the South Sound Conference on the strength of a pair of wins against River Ridge. The Seahawks came from behind to defeat the Hawks 4-3 on April 15 at Sehmel Field. They then dismantled River Ridge 11-0 in Lacey a

Sports Beat | Tides soccer shuts out Seahawks

Apr 11, 2024

The Gig Harbor soccer team beat their crosstown rivals from Peninsula 3-0 in a commanding performance at Roy Anderson Field on April 4. Both teams played hard and showed off advanced footwork to cap off a rivalry week that exhibited excellent sportsmanship in contests involving five sports. Gig Harbor’s quick-striking forwards came at the Peninsula

Sports Beat | Gig Harbor dance team wins 2nd state title in 3 years

Apr 04, 2024

The Gig Harbor High School dance team, H2Whoa, won the Class 3A state championship in the Hip Hop category at the Yakima Valley SunDome on March 23. The Tides accumulated 287.7 points to win comfortably over second-place Hermiston (Ore.), which had 279.2 points. The team almost pulled off a rare double. H2Whoa missed a state

Peninsula’s Lindsay Kilcup: ‘I have never looked at it as a disability’

Apr 02, 2024

I first noticed Peninsula tennis player Lindsay Kilcup from three courts away during a recent match against Yelm. With multiple players between us, it was the pace of the ball coming off of her racquet and the quickness of her feet that caught my eye. A few minutes later, her aggressive overhead slam made me

Sports Beat | GH boys, Peninsula girls score track and field wins

Mar 28, 2024

Track and field season is upon us and athletes from both local schools will vie for league, district and state championships in May. The Tides, Seahawks and Central Kitsap Cougars met for a three-team meet on March 22 at Gig Harbor. The Gig Harbor boys team, coached by Kevin Eager, dominated the sprinting portion of

Sports Beat | Tides baseball earns first league win

Mar 22, 2024

The Gig Harbor baseball team (2-3, 1-1 South Sound Conference) opened league play with a decisive, 14-4 win over Yelm on March 19 at Sehmel Homestead Park. The game had some suspense in the first few innings as the Tides took a 1-0 lead when Nick Lang drove in a run with a ground out

Sports Beat | Thomas earns first win as Peninsula baseball coach

Mar 14, 2024

The Peninsula baseball team got their season started on the right foot with a dramatic 6-2 road win over the Bellevue Wolverines on March 12. The Seahawks held a 1-0 lead for five innings behind the pitching of Grayson Ford, who allowed only one hit with two walks and three strikeouts over four innings in

Sports Beat | Spring sports preview

Mar 08, 2024

The spring sports season is upon us and that means the local high schools will be fielding talented teams in baseball, fastpitch, boys soccer, girls tennis, golf, lacrosse and track and field. Local teams have the potential to win South Sound Conference titles in almost all of those sports. In this spring preview we will

Gig Harbor grad Brynna Maxwell hopes to help Zags make a deep run in March

Mar 07, 2024

Brynna Maxwell was a scoring machine for Gig Harbor High School, the Class 3A state player of the year after leading the Tides to their first state girls basketball championship in 2018. In the coming weeks, she will get another chance to shine on a big stage. Maxwell, a graduate senior guard, is a key

Sports Beat | Gig Harbor’s Huston wins two swimming titles

Feb 22, 2024

The Gig Harbor swimming and diving team scored 139 points on their way to an impressive sixth-place finish in the Class 3A boys swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center on Feb. 15-17. Two individual state championships from senior Grant Huston, in the 100 and 200 yard freestyle, boosted the Tides’ score.