Gig Harbor High School swimmer Billy Oates at the West Central District III swim meet at Mount Tahoma High School, Feb. 1 and 2, 2019.
Gig Harbor High School swimmer Billy Oates at the West Central District III swim meet at Mount Tahoma High School, Feb. 1 and 2, 2019. MIKE KELLY Courtesy
Gig Harbor High School swimmer Billy Oates at the West Central District III swim meet at Mount Tahoma High School, Feb. 1 and 2, 2019. MIKE KELLY Courtesy

Jon Manley covers high school sports for The Peninsula Gateway and The News Tribune. A McClatchy President’s Award winner, Manley has covered the Gig Harbor sports scene since 2013. Born and raised in Tacoma.