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Sports Beat: Peninsula’s Griffin is league volleyball MVP

Dec 02, 2022 | By:

In this week’s Sports Beat, we say goodbye to the fall sports season with All-South Sound Conference volleyball selections and welcome in the winter season with early results from the basketball court. The latter includes successful debuts for two new Peninsula High coaches and two Gig Harbor programs that are among the state’s elite. All-conference

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Sports Beat: Peninsula volleyball takes fifth at state

Nov 25, 2022 | By:

The Peninsula Seahawks volleyball team earned a 5th place finish by fighting through the consultation bracket at the Class 3A state championships at the Yakima SunDome on Nov. 17 and 18. Peninsula’s fifth-place finish followed a runner-up finish in the 2021 tournament. The third-seeded Seahawks opened the tourney in dominating fashion by defeating Lynnwood, 3-0.

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Blair Suek enjoying first year as the top Tide

Nov 23, 2022 | By:

The first thing one notices about new Gig Harbor High School athletic director Blair Suek is her beaming smile and enthusiastic attitude. As you get to know her more, her intellect and astute athletic insights become apparent. Combine those qualities with her experience as a college athlete, high school coach and athletic coordinator and it

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Sports Beat: Soccer teams wrap up successful seasons

Nov 18, 2022 | By:

Peninsula (15-2-2) reached the Class 3A girls soccer state tournament quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Bonney Lake on Friday, Nov. 11. But the Seaawks’ impressive season ended with a 3-0 loss to Shorecrest the next day. The fifth-seeded Seahawks ran into a juggernaut in Shorecrest (18-1-1), which had outscored opponents 63-4 on the season.

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Gig Harbor and Peninsula volleyball start state tournament play

Nov 16, 2022 | By:

Local volleyball talent was on display Nov. 12, when Peninsula and Gig Harbor faced each other in the district championship at Capital High School. Peninsula (18-2) entered the district tournament as the No. 1 seed. They advanced to the championship match by mowing down Central Kitsap, Kelso and Prairie by convincing 3-0 scores. When they

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Peninsula gives O’Dea a tough test in season-ending loss

Nov 14, 2022 | By:

The Peninsula Seahawks went into Memorial Stadium in Seattle on Friday, Nov. 11, and gave the O’Dea Fighting Irish all they could handle. But a couple of long runs late in the game sealed the Seahawks’ fate in a 42-28 season-ending loss. Peninsula led early in game Third-ranked O’Dea (9-1) took a 6-0 lead with

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Sports Beat: Gig Harbor’s Morkert wins state cross country title

Nov 11, 2022 | By:

We start this week’s Sports Beat with a state champion. The cross country state finals were held Nov. 5 in Pasco and Gig Harbor’s Reese Morkert won the Class 3A title in a legendary battle. 2022 WIAA/@GesaCU State XC 3A Girls Champion: Reese Morkert (Gig Harbor) 18:24.1#wastatexc — WIAA (@wiaawa) November 5, 2022 Morkert

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Gig Harbor’s season ends when Kelso rallies

Nov 09, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor football team lost a large lead and a road playoff game against the Kelso Hilanders, 45-34, on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Tides ended their season at 6-4. Football is a game of momentum, Gig Harbor had it early. The Tides jumped out to a 27-3 lead in the first half. But three

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Peninsula advances to state with overtime win over Arlington

Nov 07, 2022 | By:

The Peninsula Seahawks are headed to state after a 35-29 overtime win over the Arlington Eagles in a game played Friday, Nov. 4, at Roy Anderson Field. The game-winning overtime score came on a 23-yard pass from Payton Knowles to Dane Meddaugh, who had three touchdowns on the night. Peninsula’s defense held Arlington to a

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Sports Beat: Peninsula wins rubber match vs. Gig Harbor

Nov 04, 2022 | By:

The Gig Harbor Tides (14-1-2) and Peninsula Seahawks (15-2-2) met twice on the soccer field during the regular season. They tied both times, the most recent being a 1-1 deadlock win which the Seahawks scored with 2 seconds left on Oct. 25. The third game on Nov. 1 was much-anticipated after both teams won earlier

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