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High school sports roundup: Sheets earns shutout for Seahawks

Posted on March 25th, 2022 By:

Editor’s note: Every Friday during spring sports season, Gig Harbor Now will post a high school sports roundup that provides scores, highlights  and standout performances by areas athletes and teams.

The Peninsula baseball team has begun this season with a 3-2 record. The Seahawks have some impressive players that can hit the ball hard and regularly dive head first on the base paths, Pete Rose-style.

They got a fine effort on the mound Tuesday from sophomore Gavin Sheets, who threw hard and held Yelm scoreless in a 9-0 shutout victory. The Seahawks will bring their rugged style of play at noon Saturday, March 26, against a talented O’Dea team at picturesque Sehmel Park.

High-scoring Tides even on the season

Gig harbor’s baseball team is 3-3 and 2-2 in the South Sound Conference, having started the season against some talented opponents.

The powerhouse Tides, who are usually competing for conference titles, are averaging more than six runs per game. They have also given up a little more than five runs per contest, which will need to improve but the season is young and pitching usually takes some time. The Tides are stocked with elite talent and are always competitive in the tough South Sound Conference. They will play next at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, against West Seattle at Gig Harbor High School.

Peninsula boys soccer wins rivalry game

The Peninsula boys soccer team is coming off a huge 3-2 win against crosstown rival Gig Harbor and an 8-0 dismantling of Yelm.

The Gig Harbor game is always filled with emotions between fierce rivals and the latest addition wasn’t any different, with Peninsula hanging on for an intense victory on the pitch. The Hawks are undefeated at 3-0-1 and sit atop the SSC.

They are very explosive on offense, scoring 20 goals in four games while allowing only seven goals. They possess some very talented club players from the area and will be in contention for a conference title. Their next home game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, against Capital at home.

Peninsula fastpitch scores 61 runs in 4 games

Speaking of explosive, the Seahawks fastpitch team (5-1, 2-2 in conference) is rounding the bases like a track team. In their last four games the Seahawks have beat Spanaway Lake, Curtis, Federal Way and River Ridge by a combined score of 61-3.

The Lady Hawks are 5-1, the conference’s best record, with their only loss a one-run setback to an experienced Sumner team. They host two games this week, at 3:30 Tuesday, March 29, against Capitol and 3:30 Thursday, March 31, against Yelm.

Tides fastpitch unbeaten in league

The Gig Harbor girls fastpitch team is 3-0 in conference play and in first place of the South Sound Conference, and 3-2 overall.

Ryley Peschek has been smashing line drives all over the park as the Tides scored 49 runs in conference wins against Central Kitsap, Timberline and North Thurston. Gig Harbor’s first game against Peninsula High School is scheduled for April 6 and will surely be one to watch.

GH girls golf wins two

The Gig Harbor girls golf team is undefeated at 2-0 with impressive victories over North Thurston at Hawks Prairie and Capital at the Madrona Links. Hawks Prairie plays long and the Tides were able to putt well for a close victory. They then came back to their home course, Madrona Links, and won again as the tricky greens and side hills proved difficult for the visitors.

Tides soccer fall to CK

The Gig Harbor boys soccer team is currently 1-2 after losing a tough match to the Seahawks and a 2-0 contest to the always talented Cougars from Central Kitsap. The Tides have plenty of explosive weapons and look forward to a return visit to Roy Anderson field to face the Seahawks on April 14. Gig Harbor’s next game will be against North Thurston at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at Gig Harbor High School.


  • The Peninsula High School girls tennis team won their only match so far with a convincing 4-1 victory. The team performed well as they dominated the Blazers on their home courts.
  • The Gig Harbor girls tennis team is also undefeated as they are 2-0 with resounding wins against North Thurston 4-1 on Tuesday and then they blanked Capital 5-0 on Thursday. The first Peninsula-Gig Harbor matchup of the year will be at Peninsula at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, with the winner having a real chance to win the SSC.
  • The Seahawks girls water polo team wore out the nets in a 19- 4 thrashing of the Rogers Rams at the Puyallup pool last Saturday.

Schedules for all teams are available on the South Sound Conference website.

Continue to turn to Gig Harbor Now for the sports roundup of local teams Fridays throughout the spring sports season as these talented teams look for rivalry victories, SSC championships and state titles.