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Sports beat: Peninsula fastpitch wraps up unbeaten league campaign

May 13, 2022 | By:

It’s time for the Sports Beat, our weekly capsule of local athletic events. There’s a lot to cover in this busy spring report, with more than 20 teams and hundreds of local athletes in action. We begin with the game of the week on the fastpitch diamond, where the South Sound Conference-leading Peninsula Seahawks (17-1,

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Peninsula, Gig Harbor both score 10-run wins over Auburn schools

May 12, 2022 | By:

The Peninsula baseball team opened the district playoffs with an impressive 11-0 win over Auburn Mountainview on Saturday, May 7, at a blustery Sehmel Park. The umpires invoked the 10-rule run rule on Auburn Mountainview in a game in which Seahawks senior pitcher Hunter Bennett looked sharp. The 10-run rule stops the game after five

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Sports Beat: Pair of perfectos for Peninsula pitcher

May 06, 2022 | By:

It’s time for this week’s edition of the Sports Beat, a capsule of recent high school athletic events. We start on the fastpitch diamond, where Peninsula pitcher Alli Kimball cemented her legacy with back-to-back perfect games against the Central Kitsap Cougars. Kimball and the fifth-ranked Seahawks didn’t allow a hit, walk or commit an error

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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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