Gig Harbor Now is proud to cover Gig Harbor Tides and Peninsula Seahawk athletics, along with myriad parks and recreation events and opportunities available to the community.

Sports Beat | Tides soccer shuts out Seahawks

Apr 11, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor soccer team beat their crosstown rivals from Peninsula 3-0 in a commanding performance at Roy Anderson Field on April 4. Both teams played hard and showed off advanced footwork to cap off a rivalry week that exhibited excellent sportsmanship in contests involving five sports. Gig Harbor’s quick-striking forwards came at the Peninsula

Read More

Gig Harbor Now and Then | Basketball in the old days was more shutout than shootout

Apr 08, 2024 | By: Greg Spadoni

With the 2024 NCAA women’s basketball championship game having been played Sunday, April 7, and the men’s title being decided tonight, it’s timely that today’s Gig Harbor Now and Then column is all about local basketball — over a hundred years’ worth. Revisiting early basketball scores Back on Sept. 11, 2023, we presented the true but

Read More

Sports Beat | Gig Harbor dance team wins 2nd state title in 3 years

Apr 04, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor High School dance team, H2Whoa, won the Class 3A state championship in the Hip Hop category at the Yakima Valley SunDome on March 23. The Tides accumulated 287.7 points to win comfortably over second-place Hermiston (Ore.), which had 279.2 points. The team almost pulled off a rare double. H2Whoa missed a state

Read More

Peninsula’s Lindsay Kilcup: ‘I have never looked at it as a disability’

Apr 02, 2024 | By:

I first noticed Peninsula tennis player Lindsay Kilcup from three courts away during a recent match against Yelm. With multiple players between us, it was the pace of the ball coming off of her racquet and the quickness of her feet that caught my eye. A few minutes later, her aggressive overhead slam made me

Read More

Sports Beat | GH boys, Peninsula girls score track and field wins

Mar 28, 2024 | By:

Track and field season is upon us and athletes from both local schools will vie for league, district and state championships in May. The Tides, Seahawks and Central Kitsap Cougars met for a three-team meet on March 22 at Gig Harbor. The Gig Harbor boys team, coached by Kevin Eager, dominated the sprinting portion of

Read More

Photo gallery: Gig Harbor High School soccer

Mar 22, 2024 | By:

Click on any image below to see a gallery of photos from Gig Harbor High School’s 2-1 loss to Central Kitsap on Thursday, March 21, in Silverdale. Photos by Meegan M. Reid of the Kitsap Sun newspaper of Bremerton.

Read More

Sports Beat | Tides baseball earns first league win

Mar 22, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor baseball team (2-3, 1-1 South Sound Conference) opened league play with a decisive, 14-4 win over Yelm on March 19 at Sehmel Homestead Park. The game had some suspense in the first few innings as the Tides took a 1-0 lead when Nick Lang drove in a run with a ground out

Read More

Play ball! Mariners open new training center in Port Orchard

Mar 18, 2024 | By:

Her father describes her as fearless. Carolina wears layers of protective padding, her face partially obscured by a catcher’s helmet. The sixth grader is passionate about fastpitch softball and “loves being a catcher,” says her dad, Chris Doughty. Over and over, Carolina dives for a ball thrown by her coach. Her dad’s eyes follow each

Read More

Sports Beat | Thomas earns first win as Peninsula baseball coach

Mar 14, 2024 | By:

The Peninsula baseball team got their season started on the right foot with a dramatic 6-2 road win over the Bellevue Wolverines on March 12. The Seahawks held a 1-0 lead for five innings behind the pitching of Grayson Ford, who allowed only one hit with two walks and three strikeouts over four innings in

Read More

Sports Beat | Spring sports preview

Mar 08, 2024 | By:

The spring sports season is upon us and that means the local high schools will be fielding talented teams in baseball, fastpitch, boys soccer, girls tennis, golf, lacrosse and track and field. Local teams have the potential to win South Sound Conference titles in almost all of those sports. In this spring preview we will

Read More