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Frazier, Peninsula storm back late to capture 3A South Sound title against rival Gig Harbor  The Olympian

The Peninsula High School girls basketball team came back from behind, late in the fourth quarter, to capture the Class 3A South Sound Conference title against ...

Peninsula High QB Griffin goes long.... to the University of New Hampshire  Tacoma News Tribune

Peninsula High School's three-year starting quarterback Burke Griffin is headed to the east coast. The senior announced his commitment on Twitter in late ...

Peninsula running back Potter will go to WSU as preferred walk-on  The News Tribune

Peninsula High School running back Braeden Potter is headed to Pullman, committing to Washington State University as a preferred walk-on for the Cougars.

Seahawk 101 at Peninsula High School open to incoming freshmen  The News Tribune

Soon-to-be Peninsula High School students and their parents can get a sneak peek at an upcoming student orientation of what being a Seahawk will be like.

Peninsula topples Gig Harbor in 40th Fish Bowl, 21-10  The News Tribune

Scoring was at a premium in the 40th edition of the annual Fish Bowl rivalry game between Gig Harbor and Peninsula high schools. Explosive plays, however ...

Peninsula HS Bus In Crash With 30+ Students On Board  Gig Harbor, WA Patch

School Bus Crash Reported In Gig Harbor - Gig Harbor, WA - A car crashed into the bus around 7:30 a.m. Thursday near Peninsula High School.

Legacy cemented: Gig Harbor’s Maxwell wraps up remarkable high school basketball career  Tacoma News Tribune

To say Brynna Maxwell had a good basketball career at Gig Harbor High School would be a massive understatement. Maxwell played in the final game of her ...

Four takeaways from Peninsula, Gig Harbor wins in week five  The News Tribune

Week five of the high school football season is in the books. Peninsula won an overtime thriller over league rival Timberline, 28-27 and Gig Harbor trounced ...

Peninsula’s offense continues to fire on all cylinders in opening-round win over Bethel  The News Tribune

The seventh-seeded Peninsula High School football team — and its offense, specifically — may be heating up at just the right time. Three weeks in a row, the ...

Winners in The News Tribune high school player and play of the week poll for week 8  The Olympian

In The News Tribune's first weekly high school poll, Jacob Holcomb of Puyallup wins player of the week honors and Peninsula's Burke Griffin takes first for play ...

Peninsula blows by Seattle Prep to earn trip to 3A state playoffs  The News Tribune

Peninsula beat Seattle Prep at Roy Anderson Field on Friday night to earn another trip to the Class 3A state tournament.

Local politicians have ideas, no concrete plans, for Purdy Bridge alternatives  The News Tribune

If you haven't yet heard about the deficiencies with the Purdy bridge, you haven't spent a lot of time on the Key Peninsula. “Key Peninsula residents are forced to ...

State quarterfinals: High school football games of the week, predictions  The News Tribune

Every high school football game to watch in the state quarterfinals in the South Sound and beyond this weekend.

Statewide high school football scores, Week 5  The News Tribune

Live scoring updates from the South Sound and beyond.

Peninsula teachers receive raises, creating calm in the McCleary storm  The News Tribune

Peninsula School District teachers will get raises in the 2018-19 school year after the Peninsula School District and Peninsula Education Association came to an ...

QB Burke Griffin had the Timberline game circled. He and Peninsula finally topped the Blazers in an OT...  The Olympian

Peninsula held on for a 28-27 win in overtime in a Class 3A South Sound Conference rivalry game Thursday night at Roy Anderson Field in Purdy.

Newly appointed Peninsula School District leaders say they’re ready to tackle big issues  The News Tribune

The Peninsula School District Board of Directors swore in Art Jarvis as interim superintendent and Lori Glover as new director. They have a lot on their plate after ...

After sluggish first half, Peninsula blows out Capital to clinch 3A SSC title  The News Tribune

The week after its annual Fish Bowl game with crosstown rival Gig Harbor, the Peninsula High School football team had come out flat in the first half in the ...

36 Peninsula schools seniors recognized for their achievements as Students of Distinction  The News Tribune

Congratulations to the 2018 Students of Distinction! The annual event recognizes outstanding high school achievement by 36 graduating seniors in the ...

Coming off first state appearance in 29 years, Peninsula girls hoops energized in summer  The News Tribune

Coming off its first state appearance in 29 years, the Peninsula High School girls basketball team looks tough this summer.

Peninsula schools superintendent on need for $198 million bond: ‘We are now out of space’  The News Tribune

In February, residents will vote on a $198 million bond issue for the Peninsula School District. The request comes months after a $220 million proposal failed to ...

Local group becomes school bond’s official opposition  The News Tribune

A group of Gig Harbor residents have filed as the official opposition against the Peninsula School District ballot measure for a $220-million bond that would be ...

Peninsula High student killed in car crash is identified. Classes canceled Monday  The News Tribune

A Peninsula High School student killed in a car crash Sunday has been identified.

Big-name departures leave 3A SSC boys basketball race open for new contenders  The Olympian

At first glance, the current Class 3A South Sound Conference boys basketball season is most notable for players who are no longer a part of it.

Campau and Williams battle it out for South Sound preps honors. Poll results of The News Tribune Player of...  The Olympian

After last week's fantastic response to the first edition of The News Tribune's preps poll, this week we've received over 20,000 votes and that includes many of ...

South Sound signing day: Where are top athletes going to college?  Tacoma News Tribune

National Signing Day for the 2018-19 school year is Wednesday. High school athletes around the South Sound will sign their National Letters of Intent to ...

'Nutcracker' time is here!  Tacoma Weekly

The holiday season is an especially busy time of the year for the performance arts. For local dance companies, productions of the “Nutcracker” ballet are a ...

Capital measure to fund Peninsula School District facilities to be placed on April ballot  The News Tribune

A ballot measure to fund the Peninsula School District will appear on the April 24 election after the board of directors voted 4-1 in favor during the Dec. 14 school ...

It’s time for them to retire. 90-year old power poles in Henderson Bay to be replaced  The News Tribune

Tacoma Power will be working in Henderson Bay and Burley Lagoon to remove four in-water towers which provide electricity to Key Peninsula and Tacoma ...

Deaths of PHS students Kyle Stillion, James Oatridge must prompt road safety improvements  The News Tribune

Some spot roadwork has been done on well-known hazardous roadways west of state Route 16, but it's not enough. After the deaths of two boys in three days, ...

Peninsula School District board generates itemized cost list for proposed bond funds  The News Tribune

After announcing during a special meeting that April's proposed bond measure would be set for $220 million, the Peninsula School District's Board of Directors ...

KGHP radio station wins General Excellence Award  The News Tribune

Giving students an edge after high school is a goal for many high school teachers, and one that Leland Smith is proud to say he regularly achieves.

The next step in school district bonding is left to the residents  The News Tribune

Peninsula School District leaders pass a resolution, now wait to see what happens at April election.

Legal resources and materials now available at Gig Harbor library  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula residents can brush up on their legal research thanks to a new partnership between the Pierce County Library system and the ...

Gig Harbor voters asked for $220 million school bond  Kitsap Sun

On April 24, Peninsula-area voters will be asked to pass a $220 million capital facilities bond to rebuild, modernize or otherwise upgrade local schools.

Michael Foreman’s big play sends Peninsula football to 3A state quarterfinals  The News Tribune

Peninsula beat Mountain View, 10-7, on Saturday night in Vancouver in the opening round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

Ellen Fay remembered by family and through Peninsula School District award  The News Tribune

Local woman, honored by Peninsula School District excellence award, remembered by family.

Abandoned boats have littered Henderson Bay for years. Are their days finally numbered?  The News Tribune

Pierce County has begun working with the state to remove abandoned boats in Henderson Bay.

High school basketball: 2018-19 all-league teams in the South Sound  Tacoma News Tribune

All-league boys and girls basketball teams in the South Sound for the 2018-19 season, as chosen by coaches.

Reports to Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One  Tacoma News Tribune

House fire, car wreck, carbon monoxide alarm highlight this weeks reports to Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One.

Gig Harbor police don't want to fine people for fireworks, would rather see residents having fun  The News Tribune

Gig Harbor police could fine anyone using illegal fireworks up to $1000, but would rather educate people on what is legal for the holiday.

Peninsula beats Gig Harbor in Fish Bowl, 31-21  The News Tribune

Peninsula beat Gig Harbor in the 39th Fish Bowl game, 31-21 thanks to a big second half.

South Sound boys basketball primer: Who will be the top teams, players in 2018-19?  The News Tribune

Who will be the best local basketball players this season? Which teams will wind up with league crowns? The News Tribune breaks down the 2018-19 season in ...

School district discusses bond ratings, secondary education schedules  The News Tribune

Bond vote is April 24; decisions forthcoming on middle and high school schedules needed to upcoming 24-credit graduation requirement.

Commentary: Looking ahead to 2018 in Pierce County  The News Tribune

Pierce County Councilman Derek Young looks at some of the issues the county is addressing on the Gig Harbor peninsula in 2018.

Peninsula hires former UPS assistant Matt Robles to coach boys basketball  The News Tribune

Matt Robles admits he wasn't the most athletically gifted player in his day.

Auburn hires new football coach, and he’s not the next Gordy Elliott  The News Tribune

Auburn High School found its next football coach in Aaron Chantler, who spent las year as now-former coach Gordy Elliott's offensive coordinator and was at Gig ...

Gig Harbor, Peninsula share more than football rivalry  The News Tribune

Two teams. One community. That's how Ross Filkins and Aaron Chantler describe high school football in the Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula area. “I think (Filkins) ...

Peninsula 44, Stadium 21: Seahawks ground-and-pound Tigers, advance to 3A state playoffs  The News Tribune

The Peninsula High School football team is heading to state for the fourth time in the past five years, with the Seahawks' ground-and-pound-and-defense play ...

Tasked with replacing large senior class, Peninsula expects no drop-off  The News Tribune

As a sophomore last season, Peninsula High running back Braeden Potter struggled with holding on to the ball at times. So the team's top two running backs ...

After 23 years as a head coach, Fairfield embracing assistant role at Peninsula  The News Tribune

Jim Fairfield has seen it all. The 55-year-old transplant from Fountain Hills, Arizona has played high school football, wrestled, played college football, had a brief ...

The primary election is near. Here’s what’s on the ballot for Gig Harbor-area voters  The News Tribune

With the primary election looming on Tuesday, Aug. 7, Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula residents are asked to vote for many federal, state and local seats and ...

Tuba takes centerstage at Young Artists Concert Sunday  The News Tribune

I learned only late last week that this Sunday (Feb. 11) at 6 p.m. the annual Young Artist Concert featuring Commencement Bay Music Educators Association ...

Fishermen's Club Helps Hatch Local Salmon  Keypennews

Sara Thompson, KP News. Stream water enters through an inflow pipe of a remote site incubator for salmon eggs, and then flows out through an outflow pipe at ...

Peninsula tabs former UPS assistant as new boys basketball coach  The News Tribune

Matt Robles fell in love with the Tacoma area when he worked as an assistant basketball coach at the University of Puget Sound from 2005 to 2011.

Previews and predictions for the state high school football championships  The News Tribune

The Gridiron Classic will take place in the Tacoma Dome on Friday and Saturday. Here's a breakdown of each of the championships, the players to watch and ...

Oysters, parks and small towns are Key to this Peninsula

Peninsulas have identity issues. They're attached to the mainland. No one can quite agree where they begin. And there's always a smug little island nearby ...

Gig Harbor community events for Dec. 8 and beyond  Kitsap Sun

Do you have a community announcement? Send it to Deadline is 10 a.m., Monday before the publication on each Friday. Be sure to ...

The best high school boys basketball players in the South Sound — as determined by the coaches  The News Tribune

2017-18 all-league high school boys basketball teams in the South Sound — including the 4A NPSL, 4A SPSL, 3A Pierce County League, 3A South Sound ...

Inaugural SUP in the Harbor event unites community, brings awareness for funding for schools  The News Tribune

In addition to an attempt at the world record for longest stand-up paddleboard parade, the inaugural event in Gig Harbor served as a community celebration for ...

Burley geoduck plan draws opposition  Kitsap Sun

About 110 people attended a Tuesday evening meeting about Taylor Shellfish's plan to convert an existing commercial clam and oyster bed into one of the ...

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