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Sports Beat: Gig Harbor blanks Peninsula in soccer rivalry match

Sep 29, 2023 | By:

Two of the region’s top soccer programs faced off Tuesday, Sept. 26, when Gig Harbor (6-1-1, 6-1 South Sound Conference) and Peninsula (5-2-1, 5-1-1) met at Roy Anderson Field. The Tides scored early and held on with a fine defensive effort to win 3-0 in a matchup with huge conference ramifications. Peninsula could have jumped

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Tides look like contenders in blowout win over Capital

Sep 23, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor Tides (3-1, 2-0 South Sound Conference) put it all together in a 52-15 thrashing of the Capital Cougars (2-2, 1-1) at Roy Anderson Field on Friday, Sept. 22. Confidence is defined as “a feeling of self-assurance arising from one’s own abilities.” That aptly describes the way the Tides are playing since quarterback

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Sports Beat: Peninsula rallies for water polo win over Gig Harbor

Sep 22, 2023 | By:

The Fish Bowl boys water polo match between rivals Peninsula and Gig Harbor on Sept. 14 was an intense, one-point contest that saw the Seahawks complete a thrilling six-goal comeback to knock off the previously unbeaten Tides. Peninsula could have gone away quietly after falling behind by a wide margin. Instead they changed strategy, tightened

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Sounders think recently signed Fox Islander Hawkins is ‘going to be a beast’

Sep 20, 2023 | By:

Stuart Hawkins first started kicking a ball around with Gig Harbor-based Harbor Soccer Club, only about nine or 10 years ago.  He could soon find himself at Lumen Field, playing in Major League Soccer games with Sounders FC. And in the U-17 World Cup in Indonesia. After that? Anything is possible. Officially a Sounder The

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Peninsula School District investigating Fish Bowl injury

Sep 19, 2023 | By:

The Peninsula School District is investigating the serious injury of Gig Harbor High School quarterback Koi Calhoun and other incidents at the Sept. 15 Fish Bowl football game between the Tides and the Peninsula Seahawks. The district announced the investigation in a statement sent to reporters on Monday, Sept. 18, adding that it will make

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Gig Harbor overcomes deficit, loss of starting QB to win Fish Bowl

Sep 16, 2023 | By:

The streak is over. The Tide has turned. The Gig Harbor Tides overcame a 14-0 deficit and the loss of their starting quarterback to win the 45th Fish Bowl 21-20 on Friday, Sept. 15, at Roy Anderson Field. To say this game was an instant classic is still somehow an understatement. Thousands of spectators saw

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Sports Beat: Gig Harbor girls soccer scores 10 vs. Timberline

Sep 15, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor girls soccer team (3-0) played the Timberline Blazers (1-2-1) on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Roy Anderson Field, but the Tides did all the blazing. They fired flamethrowers into the net on their way to an impressive 10-0 victory to remain in first place in the South Sound Conference. Timberline sounded determined when

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Fish Bowl preview: Gig Harbor, Peninsula face off Friday

Sep 13, 2023 | By:

Waving goodbye to summer, especially one as good as 2023, is never easy. But if there is one thing that makes the transition bearable, it’s the start of a new football season and the anticipation of the 45th annual Fish Bowl between Gig Harbor and Peninsula. The 2023 Fish Bowl kicks off at 7 p.m.

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Gig Harbor’s defense dominates in win over Bonney Lake

Sep 09, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor Tides football team (1-1) pulled away from the Bonney Lake Lions (1-1) in the second half of a 34-12 victory at Roy Anderson Field on Friday, Sept. 8. The Tides got an inspired effort from their defense, a few explosive offensive plays and a clutch performance from sophomore back-up quarterback Koi Calhoun.

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Gig Harbor, Peninsula narrowly defeated in football openers

Sep 01, 2023 | By:

Gig Harbor and Peninsula kicked off their football seasons on Thursday, Aug. 31, with road defeats that included some high-level plays and some head-scratching mistakes. Early-season football can go that way. Each team lost large senior groups from last year. Rebuilding a football team is much like rebuilding a new engine: Rarely do you turn

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