Yelm went won, 16-13, bouncing back after a 30-28 loss to Central Kitsap last week. With the rain pouring down in the second half and Gig Harbor’s secondary proving stingy, Yelm committed to imposing its will in the running game.
Gig Harbor’s 4-0 start — which includes a 5-0 win over Bellevue, the team that bounced Gig Harbor from the state tournament last year — has the Tides believing this could be the year they get out of the first round of the state tournament.
Lily Paulson grew up attending Gig Harbor High School girls soccer games as a kid, wishing one day she could represent the Tides on the field. Now a freshman, she’s one of the team’s most dynamic attackers.
Jurrian Hering, a senior at Gig Harbor, is a two-sport star in track and football. With scholarship offers for both sports from multiple schools, the Tides senior is focusing on improving as a cornerback and preparing to make a decison on where to go to college.
No longer the youngest or smallest, Peninsula High School senior quarterback Burke Griffin has grown in size and ability, and is coming off a game in which he rushed for 238 yards and passed for 128 more.
Child rape charges were dismissed against Parker Trotter Sept. 4 in Pierce County Superior Court. Trotter was accused last year of inappropriately touching a 5-year-old girl at the Gig Harbor-area day care where he worked.