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Peninsula soccer set to begin playoff run

May 06, 2022 | By:

The Peninsula boys soccer team just finished the South Sound Conference regular season in a dominant fashion, with a 11-1-2 record while outscoring their conference foes 55-14. The Seahawks earned the school’s first soccer league title since 2007 with an intense, passionate style that mimics their first-year coach, Ozer Kocdemir. Kocdemir, a native of Sweden,

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Sports Beat: Peninsula splits with GH, secures league baseball title

Apr 29, 2022 | By:

It’s time for the Sports Beat, a capsule of this week’s prep athletic events. We start with the game of the week on the baseball diamond as the Peninsula Seahawks and Gig Harbor Tides played a crucial two-game series Tuesday and Wednesday at Sehmel Park to decide the South Sound Conference championship. Gig Harbor had

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Peninsula High boys basketball coach Robles steps down

Apr 24, 2022 | By:

Matt Robles, the head boys basketball coach at Peninsula High School since 2016, resigned the position on Friday. Robles was a head coach from California who was hired to build on the success of former Peninsula coach Jake Jackson. Jackson departed to take the coaching job at his alma mater, Sumner High, in 2016. Jackson

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Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup returns; Dragon Boats set for Sunday

Apr 23, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup returned Saturday after missing the past two years due to Covid-19. The event continues Sunday, April 24, with the Dragon Boat races. Sunday’s racing starts at noon with the Awaken the Dragon ceremony. Racing starts at 1:30 p.m.,with the championship heats at 3 p.m. Nine Dragon Boat teams are expected

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Sports Beat: Gig Harbor boys golf prevails in blustery conditions

Apr 22, 2022 | By:

It’s time for this week’s edition of the Sports Beat, a weekly capsule of the area’s prep athletic events. We will start with the matchup of the week on the links as the Tides and Seahawk teams, both boys and girls, were at the lush grounds of the Canterwood Golf and Country Club on Thursday,

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Baseball: Peninsula battles Capital for South Sound Conference lead

Apr 21, 2022 | By:

The Peninsula baseball team faced the Capital Cougars on Tuesday, April 19, in an important game at  picturesque Sehmel Park in Gig Harbor. The contest was the first of a two-game series between the top teams in the South Sound Conference. Peninsula started the day with a two-game lead on Capital, but their margin was

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Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup gets back in the water this weekend

Apr 19, 2022 | By:

After a two-year hiatus, the Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup returns this weekend, April 23-24, to Skansie Brothers Park. The races draw hundreds of participants and spectators to the downtown waterfront, or they did before the 2020 and 2021 versions were canceled due to Covid-19. The event is a fundraiser for the Gig Harbor Canoe and

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Sports beat: Peninsula wins boys soccer rivalry game

Apr 15, 2022 | By:

It’s time for this week’s edition of the Sports Beat, a weekly capsule of the area’s high school sports highlights. We start with the game of the week, a pivotal boys soccer matchup between crosstown rivals. Gig Harbor vaulted to the top of the South Sound Conference soccer standings on Tuesday with an impressive 4-0

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Sports Beat: Peninsula softball calms Tides

Apr 08, 2022 | By:

It’s time for the Sports Beat, a weekly capsule of the high school sports scene in Gig Harbor. We will begin with the game of the week: a fastpitch showdown between the Peninsula Seahawks and the Gig Harbor Tides on Wednesday on the Seahawks’ home diamond. Kimball, Seahawks shut out Tides Peninsula (8-1, 4-0 South

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Peninsula, Gig Harbor both among top softball teams in state

Apr 06, 2022 | By:

Two of the top 18 Class 3A softball teams in the state, as ranked by the high school sports website Maxpreps, square off on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 6. And they don’t even have to leave the peninsula to do it. No. 7 Peninsula and No. 18 Gig Harbor are both unbeaten in South

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