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Gig Harbor dominant in rivalry game win over Peninsula

Jan 12, 2023 | By:

The Peninsula gym was packed on Wednesday, Jan. 11, to see a boys basketball crosstown rivalry game. The sixth-ranked Gig Harbor Tides dismantled the Peninsula Seahawks, 76-30, in front of a standing-room-only crowd. The Tides (12-1, 6-1 South Sound Conference) used their attacking style and smothering defense to win their sixth straight matchup against the

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Gig Harbor’s Peschek sets school rebounding record in win

Jan 09, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor girls basketball team sits in sole possession of first place in the South Sound Conference after a 49-34 win over North Thurston on Friday, Jan. 6. Gig Harbor power forward Riley Peschek set a school record with 24 rebounds in the victory. The Lady Tides (7-4, 6-0 South Sound Conference) used a

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Sports Beat: Tides win on Parrish’s late shot

Jan 06, 2023 | By:

The 10-1 Gig Harbor boys basketball team came home from a successful holiday trip to south Florida (the Tides won two games on their trip) to face the tough Capital Cougars on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Behind 32 points and eight rebounds by senior shooting guard Luke Browne, Gig Harbor (10-1, 4-1 South Sound Conference) secured

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Sports Beat: North Thurston edges Peninsula in Purdy

Dec 23, 2022 | By:

The four local basketball teams have compiled a combined 22-8 record heading into the holiday break. North Thurston came to Purdy to face Peninsula on Friday, Dec. 16, and escaped with a 67-65 win. The lead changed hands repeatedly, but the Rams prevailed after a floater by the Seahawks’ Isaiah Browns rolled off. The Seahawks

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Boys swimming: Gig Harbor, Peninsula off to 3-0 starts

Dec 22, 2022 | By:

Gig Harbor and Peninsula got off to fast starts in the pool, with both winning their first three dual meets against no losses. Both teams are led by experienced, accomplished coaches. Gig Harbor Tides coach Mike Kelly is a former All-American swimmer at the University of Southern California and is entering his 22nd year at

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Sports Beat: Gig Harbor boys extend home unbeaten streak

Dec 16, 2022 | By:

Basketball season has begun, and local teams are enjoying early-season success. The game of the week was on Dec. 14, when the Gig Harbor boys hosted Central Kitsap. The 4-1 Tides shot the lights out while defending their home unbeaten streak, which stretches back until late in the 2020-21 season. Gig Harbor prevailed, 84-31. The

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Gig Harbor girls basketball: Injuries don’t stop strong start

Dec 15, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor girls basketball team got off to a fast 4-1 start, even after a hard-luck offseason in which two starters suffered season-ending knee injuries. Coach Mike Guinasso’s team was only one win away from the 2022 Class 3A state tournament before losing in the regional round to Kelso. His team was primed to

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Gig Harbor boys basketball: Tides looking for return trip to state

Dec 12, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor boys basketball team, coming off a successful 2021-22 season in which the Tides reached the state tournament, have begun this season 3-1 for head coach Billy Landram. The Tides reached the Class 3A state tournament quarterfinals last year with a 23-5 record, won the South Sound Conference championship and were undefeated at

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Peninsula girls basketball: Seahawks 5-0 under new coach

Dec 11, 2022 | By:

The Peninsula High girls basketball team has swarmed its opponents on defense and attacked the rim on offense, allowing the Seahawks to sprint out to a 5-0 start for new head coach Hannah Lekson. Lekson begins her head coaching career in a familiar place. A 2011 Peninsula grad, she played basketball, soccer and ran track

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Peninsula basketball: Seahawks off to flying start under new coach

Dec 09, 2022 | By:

The Peninsula Seahawks boys basketball team began the 2022-23 season and a new era with back-to-back wins. The Seahawks are led by first-year coach Sean Muilenburg, hired this summer to replace Matt Robles. Muilenburg, 47 and 6-feet-8, played at Redmond High School and Olympic College in Bremerton. He earned second team all-league honors in his

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