Gig Harbor senior Joyce Park has been the team’s top tennis player since she stepped onto campus her freshman year, saddled with pressure and expectations from the beginning. This year, she wants to make tennis more fun.
Seattle hosted the former UW star tight end from Gig Harbor High School and Fox Island on Wednesday. He then waited for to get a deal done. And waited. And waited. Finally, he boarded a plane for Jacksonville and signed with Jaguars, exemplifying the Seahawks’ limited free-agent buying power.
Brynna Maxwell saved the best for last. In the Class 3A state championship game against Garfield High on Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome, Maxwell was brilliant, scoring 31 points and delivering Gig Harbor’s first ever girls basketball state title with a 51-48 win over the Bulldogs.
If Brynna Maxwell keeps playing like this, she might just take the Gig Harbor Tides all the way to a state championship. Maxwell poured in 27 points in Gig Harbor’s 57-52 quarterfinal win over Bethel on Thursday night on 10-of-19 shooting, including the game-sealing free throws with 23 seconds to play.
One of Gig Harbor’s own is now a Division-I basketball head coach. 1996 Gig Harbor High School graduate Sam Scholl has been appointed as the interim head men’s basketball coach at the University of San Diego.
Gig Harbor capped off the West Central District III/Southwest bi-district tournament with a 42-35 loss to Prairie at Rogers High School in Puyallup Feb. 16, in which the Tides struggled with the Falcons’ half-court trap defense.
Gig Harbor and Peninsula High School wrestlers made a splash in the middle bouts of the finals at the Class 3A WIAA regionals last Saturday, as each school captured two championships each inside the Gig Harbor High School gym.
The Peninsula High School boys basketball team jumped out to a big lead against Central Kitsap on Saturday evening and never looked back, beating the Cougars 59-46 to stay alive in the Class 3A West Central District III/Southwest bi-district tournament.