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Fish Bowl 2024 to be played in Tacoma

Feb 23, 2024 | By:

Fish Bowl, the annual football game between Peninsula and Gig Harbor high schools, is on for 2024. But it will be in Tacoma. The Peninsula School District announced Thursday, Feb. 22, that the 2024 Fish Bowl will be played at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. The game will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

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

Feb 22, 2024 | By:

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.

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Peninsula wins state girls wrestling title behind two individual champions

Feb 20, 2024 | By:

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.

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Gig Harbor, Peninsula could play in different divisions of same league next year

Feb 19, 2024 | By:

Peninsula and Gig Harbor high schools will play in different divisions, but “cross-town competitions” will continue, district says

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Meet the local wrestlers competing in Mat Classic this weekend

Feb 16, 2024 | By:

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

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Sports Beat | Peninsula girls one win from state

Feb 15, 2024 | By:

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

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Sports Beat | Gig Harbor cheer squad second in state

Feb 08, 2024 | By:

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

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Senior sailor seeks to circle the globe — again

Feb 08, 2024 | By: Chapin Day

Sailor Jack van Ommen turns 87 on Feb. 28. A former resident, he lists Gig Harbor as his home port, although he hasn’t been around here much in recent years and probably won’t be here for his birthday. He’s sailed around the world in two 30-foot sailboats, finishing just after turning 80. He wants to

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

Feb 02, 2024 | By:

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

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Sports Beat | Gig Harbor falls when late shot rims off

Jan 26, 2024 | By:

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

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