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 wins state girls wrestling title behind two individual champions

Feb 20, 2024

The Peninsula High girls wrestling team won the Class 3A/4A state championship at Mat Classic XXXV in the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Feb. 17, led by individual champions Mira Sonnen (140 pounds) and Bailey Parker (145 pounds). Five other wrestlers collected valuable points for the Seahawks, who finished with 122 points. Second-place Curtis had 119.

Meet the local wrestlers competing in Mat Classic this weekend

Feb 16, 2024

Coaches from Gig Harbor and Peninsula introduce the local competitors seeking a state wrestling championship at Mat Classic XXXV.

Sports Beat | Peninsula girls one win from state

Feb 15, 2024

The Gig Harbor boys basketball team also needs one win in its next two games to claim a berth in the state tournament.

Sports Beat | Gig Harbor cheer squad second in state

Feb 08, 2024

The Gig Harbor cheerleaders missed winning back-to-back state championships by just one point on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the 2024 WIAA State Cheerleading Championships at Battle Ground High School near Vancouver. The Tides finished second in the Class 3A Game Day Small division, which is certainly an outstanding achievement considering the Tides lost half of

Sports Beat | Gig Harbor pulls away in fourth to win Fish Basket

Feb 02, 2024

The Gig Harbor Tides (20-4, 11-3 South Sound Conference) boys basketball team went in to the Peninsula gym and won their ninth straight game over their crosstown rivals, 58-35 on Feb. 1. The Tides and Seahawks (4-18, 2-12) were amped to play each other and the gym was full of spectators ready to watch some

Sports Beat | Gig Harbor falls when late shot rims off

Jan 26, 2024

The Gig Harbor (18-3, 9-2 South Sound Conference) boys basketball team dropped a 49-47 decision at Timberline (11-6, 9-2) on Wednesday, Jan. 24. A three-point attempt by Gig Harbor’s Michael Masini with four seconds left almost won it for Gig Harbor. It looked good but just glanced off the rim. Timberline raced out to a

Sports Beat: Four Gig Harbor wrestlers stand out in loss to North Thurston

Jan 19, 2024

The Gig Harbor Tides wrestling team dropped a 54-22 decision to North Thurston on Thursday, Jan. 18. The score wasn’t really indicative of a contest that saw the Tides dominate four matches and lose four matches, but forfeit the rest of the contests because they don’t have enough wrestlers in the middle and heavier weight

Sports Beat | Gig Harbor survives regulation buzzer-beater to win a girls basketball thriller

Jan 12, 2024

The Peninsula High school gym was packed for an overtime thriller on Wednesday, Jan. 10, as the Gig Harbor Tides (8-5, 5-2 South Sound Conference) and the Peninsula Seahawks(6-4, 4-3) girls basketball teams put on a show for local hoops fans. The Tides won 53-51, as both teams hit clutch shots down the stretch before

Sports Beat | Peninsula wrestling teams sweep North Thurston

Jan 05, 2024

The Peninsula Seahawk boys wrestling team continued its winning ways with a complete team victory at home over the North Thurston Rams on Thursday, Jan. 4, by the score of 52-18. The Seahawks debuted a brand new wrestling mat, but it was the same old story for the Rams, who were dominated by both the

Tides to Huskies: A conversation with two locals who will play for a national title

Jan 05, 2024

The Washington Huskies (14-0) play for the college football national championship versus the Michigan Wolverines (14-0) at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 in Houston, Texas. A couple former Gig Harbor Tides will suit up for the second-ranked Huskies. Samuel Peacock and Jake Jennings are busy preparing for the biggest game of their lives, but still