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Sports Beat: 12 earn basketball all-conference honors

Posted on March 10th, 2023 By:

Twelve local players earned All-South Sound Conference recognition for the 2022-23 season. Honored were:

Boys Basketball

First Team All-South Sound Conference

Luke Browne, Gig Harbor, senior (fourth all-conference selection, including three at Gig Harbor and one at Peninsula).

Will Landram, Gig Harbor, senior (second all-conference selection)

Gig Harbors Luke Browne gets by a defender on his way to scoring 32 points against Capital in the Tides 66-65 victory. Photo by Christi Adams Photo by Christi Adams

Second Team All-South Sound Conference

Isaiah Brown, Peninsula, junior

Honorable Mention All-South Sound Conference

KeVaughn Harvey, Gig Harbor, senior (South Sound Conference defensive player of the year)

Christian Parrish, Gig Harbor, senior

Girls Basketball

South Sound Conference Coach of the Year: Hannah Lekson, Peninsula

Hannah Lekson of Peninsula was named South Sound Conference coach of the year.

First Team All-South Sound Conference

Riley Peschek, Gig Harbor, senior (third all-conference selection)

Kaylia Heidelberg, Peninsula, junior (second all-conference selection)

Brooke Zimmerman, Peninsula, senior

Second Team All-South Sound Conference

Grace Richardson, Peninsula, sophomore (second all conference selection)

Taylor Schwab, Gig Harbor, junior (second all-conference selection)

Honorable Mention All-South Sound Conference

Daisy Peay, Peninsula, junior

Olivia Paul, Gig Harbor, senior

H2WHOA dance team wins district title

Gig Harbor High’s defending state champion dance team, H2WHOA, executed a flawless routine to take home the first place trophy in the Hip Hop division at the district competition March 4 at Kentlake High School.

The Gig Harbor Dance team H2WHOA, won the district title and is off to state. Photo GHHS

The dance team competes as a varsity sport and performs at football and basketball games, school assemblies and community events. They are looking for back to back state championships under coach Tifny Eicher. State is March 24 at the Yakima Valley Sun Dome.

Baseball season openers

The defending South Sound Conference champion Peninsula baseball team opens its season with a non-league game against Emerald Ridge at Sehmel Park at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11. The Seahawks were 16-8 and 12-5 in league last year.

Top returners for the Seahawks include Payton Knowles, who hit .527 batting average last year, and Gavin Sheets, who lead the team with an ERA of 1.48.

Gig Harbor opens its baseball season in a tournament in Richland on Saturday, March 11. The games will be the first for coach Spencer Manjarrez, who takes over for the retired Pete Jansen, who won three state championships with the Tides.