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Sports Beat: Peninsula girls basketball looking for another league title

Dec 08, 2023 | By:

The reigning South Sound Conference champion Peninsula Seahawks girls basketball team (2-0) opened the season with a 50-36 win victory over Central Kitsap on Dec. 4. The Seahawk defense swarmed the Cougars and forced multiple turnovers that led to fast break points in the early-season showdown between South Sound Conference powers. The Peninsula defense was

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Investigation documents reveal details of highly tense Fish Bowl

Dec 08, 2023 | By:

The Peninsula School District disciplined coaches from both Gig Harbor and Peninsula high schools following the chaotic Fish Bowl football game on Sept. 15, documents obtained via a public records request show. The district issued letters of reprimand to the coaches. The district also placed several Gig Harbor coaches on leave for an unknown period

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New faces abound for Gig Harbor boys and girls basketball teams

Dec 01, 2023 | By:

The 2023-24 basketball season is upon us, so this week we will first take a look at the Gig Harbor High School teams. A preview of the Peninsula High teams is coming next week. We will also get acquainted with the new Tides girls basketball coach Tim Olson, who has visions of helping Gig Harbor

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Annual Turkey Trot fights hunger

Nov 25, 2023 | By:

Dinosaurs, turkeys and tutus were among the colorfully styled ensembles runners sported as they gobbled up the road competing in the Gig Harbor Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Now an annual tradition, the Turkey Trot began in 2002 with just 15 friends, family and patients of Dr. Tim Holmes, an area chiropractor. Today, more than

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Sports Beat: Volleyball teams narrowly miss medal-round rematch

Nov 24, 2023 | By:

Both local volleyball teams’ seasons ended one match before they would have played each other for seventh place at the WIAA Class 3A state tournament at the Yakima Valley SunDome on Nov. 17 and 18. It’s probably fair to say the teams finished tied for ninth at the state. They previously tied for second in

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2023 LeMans race was short but sweet thanks to thick fog, still conditions

Nov 20, 2023 | By: Chapin Day

A fog-shrouded start and winds that varied from light to nary a breath foreshortened Saturday’s annual Le Mans Yacht race, but not before the nearly two dozen yachts provided a dazzling display of sails and seamanship for spectators ashore. Onlookers who tried to watch the start from Gig Harbor’s north end saw nothing but a

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Sports Beat: Volleyball teams qualify for state tournament

Nov 17, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor (14-7) and Peninsula (13-8) volleyball teams both qualified for the Class 3A state tournament with inspired play at the 3/4 District championships at Mount Tacoma and Capital High Schools on Nov. 10 and 11. The teams play at the Yakima Valley SunDome on Nov. 17 and 18. District play Gig Harbor and

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Gig Harbor grad Rivera carves out a comfort zone in Cheney

Nov 14, 2023 | By: Leland Smith

For an offensive lineman, it doesn’t get much better than this. Your team clings, white-knuckled, to 24-23 lead with 10 minutes left on the game clock. Nine minutes and 18 plays later, an 84-yard drive ends in the land of six. Touchdown! Your team leads 31-23 and you can gleefully watch precious time tick away

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Le Mans sailboat race a well-loved and wacky local tradition

Nov 13, 2023 | By: Chapin Day

“All hands below deck!” Weather permitting, that strange command should echo around Gig Harbor next Saturday morning, Nov. 18, just five minutes before one of the world’s wackiest sailboat racing starts. Even the most committed landlubber ashore, ignorant of sail racing’s rules or which side is port and which side is starboard, can enjoy the

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Sports Beat: Flu-ravaged Tides fall in football playoffs

Nov 10, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor (7-3, 6-1) football season abruptly ended with a 28-7 playoff loss to Marysville-Pilchuck on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Roy Anderson Field. The Tides faced a formidable offensive and defensive line and gave away almost 25 pounds per position in the trenches. That proved to be the difference in the game as the

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