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Meet the local wrestlers competing in Mat Classic this weekend

Feb 16, 2024 | By:

Coaches from Gig Harbor and Peninsula introduce the local competitors seeking a state wrestling championship at Mat Classic XXXV.

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Sports Beat | Peninsula girls one win from state

Feb 15, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor boys basketball team also needs one win in its next two games to claim a berth in the state tournament.

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Sports Beat | Gig Harbor cheer squad second in state

Feb 08, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor cheerleaders missed winning back-to-back state championships by just one point on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the 2024 WIAA State Cheerleading Championships at Battle Ground High School near Vancouver. The Tides finished second in the Class 3A Game Day Small division, which is certainly an outstanding achievement considering the Tides lost half of

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Senior sailor seeks to circle the globe — again

Feb 08, 2024 | By: Chapin Day

Sailor Jack van Ommen turns 87 on Feb. 28. A former resident, he lists Gig Harbor as his home port, although he hasn’t been around here much in recent years and probably won’t be here for his birthday. He’s sailed around the world in two 30-foot sailboats, finishing just after turning 80. He wants to

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Sports Beat | Gig Harbor pulls away in fourth to win Fish Basket

Feb 02, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor Tides (20-4, 11-3 South Sound Conference) boys basketball team went in to the Peninsula gym and won their ninth straight game over their crosstown rivals, 58-35 on Feb. 1. The Tides and Seahawks (4-18, 2-12) were amped to play each other and the gym was full of spectators ready to watch some

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Sports Beat | Gig Harbor falls when late shot rims off

Jan 26, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor (18-3, 9-2 South Sound Conference) boys basketball team dropped a 49-47 decision at Timberline (11-6, 9-2) on Wednesday, Jan. 24. A three-point attempt by Gig Harbor’s Michael Masini with four seconds left almost won it for Gig Harbor. It looked good but just glanced off the rim. Timberline raced out to a

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Sports Beat: Four Gig Harbor wrestlers stand out in loss to North Thurston

Jan 19, 2024 | By:

The Gig Harbor Tides wrestling team dropped a 54-22 decision to North Thurston on Thursday, Jan. 18. The score wasn’t really indicative of a contest that saw the Tides dominate four matches and lose four matches, but forfeit the rest of the contests because they don’t have enough wrestlers in the middle and heavier weight

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Sports Beat | Gig Harbor survives regulation buzzer-beater to win a girls basketball thriller

Jan 12, 2024 | By:

The Peninsula High school gym was packed for an overtime thriller on Wednesday, Jan. 10, as the Gig Harbor Tides (8-5, 5-2 South Sound Conference) and the Peninsula Seahawks(6-4, 4-3) girls basketball teams put on a show for local hoops fans. The Tides won 53-51, as both teams hit clutch shots down the stretch before

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Sports bus no-shows leave GHHS wrestlers scrambling to attend meets

Jan 11, 2024 | By:

Communication issues, both internal and external, resulted in several no-shows for buses taking Gig Harbor High School wrestlers to meets in December, according to Peninsula School District’s transportation director. Parents and athletes have been left scrambling at the last minute to secure rides in their own cars, with friends or other families. The team had

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Sports Beat | Peninsula wrestling teams sweep North Thurston

Jan 05, 2024 | By:

The Peninsula Seahawk boys wrestling team continued its winning ways with a complete team victory at home over the North Thurston Rams on Thursday, Jan. 4, by the score of 52-18. The Seahawks debuted a brand new wrestling mat, but it was the same old story for the Rams, who were dominated by both the

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