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: Volleyball teams qualify for state tournament

Nov 17, 2023

The Gig Harbor (14-7) and Peninsula (13-8) volleyball teams both qualified for the Class 3A state tournament with inspired play at the 3/4 District championships at Mount Tacoma and Capital High Schools on Nov. 10 and 11. The teams play at the Yakima Valley SunDome on Nov. 17 and 18. District play Gig Harbor and

Sports Beat: Flu-ravaged Tides fall in football playoffs

Nov 10, 2023

The Gig Harbor (7-3, 6-1) football season abruptly ended with a 28-7 playoff loss to Marysville-Pilchuck on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Roy Anderson Field. The Tides faced a formidable offensive and defensive line and gave away almost 25 pounds per position in the trenches. That proved to be the difference in the game as the

Sports Beat: Gig Harbor volleyball beats Peninsula as teams finish tied for second in league

Nov 03, 2023

An ESPN banner hung over a tabletop at center court, with three Peninsula students energetically playing their parts as announcers for a girls volleyball showdown between Gig Harbor and Peninsula on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Full student sections from each school saw some fantastic volleyball with leaping kills, quick-handed saves, running serves, high-velocity spikes, and several

Gig Harbor, Peninsula soccer teams advance to state

Oct 31, 2023

The fall sports season is churning through its final few weeks, with many local teams and individuals at or near the top of the South Sound Conference. This week features two rivalry games between Peninsula and Gig Harbor and much more, including individual district champions and state qualifiers. Both soccer teams advance to state Both

Banged-up Peninsula Seahawks fall to Timberline

Oct 29, 2023

The Peninsula Seahawk (4-5, 4-3 South Sound Conference) football team played the Timberline Blazers (5-4, 4-3) on Friday, Oct. 27, for a chance to claim the league’s third place playoff spot, but fell to the Blazers at home, 35-0. The Seahawks, Blazers and Capital Cougars all ended the regular season with 4-3 SSC records. Those

Sports Beat: Football playoff spot on the line for Peninsula

Oct 27, 2023

Both local football teams are in action tonight (Friday, Oct. 27). The Gig Harbor Tides (7-1, 6-0 South Sound Conference) travel to Yelm (8-0, 6-0) to take on the Tornados for a conference title, while the Peninsula Seahawks look to clinch third place in the conference and a Class 3A playoff spot against the Timberline

Gig Harbor faces Yelm for league championship

Oct 26, 2023

The Gig Harbor football team has compiled an impressive 7-1 record this season, including six straight wins against South Sound Conference opponents, en route to a No. 10 ranking in the WIAA Class 3A RPI standings. They have done it in impressive fashion, winning South Sound Conference games by an average of 24 points per

Sports Beat: Higgins blows away the field at league cross country meet

Oct 20, 2023

Peninsula’s Elektra Higgins was electric at the South Sound Conference cross country championships on Thursday, Oct. 19, at Fort Steilacoom Park. Higgins faced a quality field that included last year’s Class 3A state runner-up, Claire Herring of Central Kitsap. The much-anticipated race turned into a blowout as Higgins ran away from Herring to win by

Sports Beat: Gig Harbor swim team wins league title

Oct 13, 2023

The Gig Harbor girls swim and dive team (6-2, 6-0 South Sound Conference) hosted the Peninsula Seahawks for a dual meet on Oct. 10 and came away with a resounding 120-65 victory. Two days later, Gig Harbor defeated the North Thurston Rams 115-64 to win the South Sound Conference with a perfect league record. Against

State title contenders crowd local cross country courses

Oct 11, 2023

Both local cross country teams have passed the midway point of their seasons with impressive results. Gig Harbor and Peninsula are respected programs that are churning out runners in contention for the South Sound Conference championships at Fort Steilacoom Park on Oct. 19 and the Class 3A state championships in Pasco on Nov. 4. The