PHS Sports Update

Week of 9/23/19

PHS Sports Update

Daniel Shurr, Sports Writer

Monday, September 16th JV Football: After watching Varsity take the field twice already, the JV football team finally got some playing time this week against the Fife Trojans. Defeating Fife 19-0, the JV football team played stellar defense, pitching a shutout, and allowing limited yardage to the Trojans. JV looks to build off of this week one win, as the team hits the road for a week two match up away at North Thurston, on September 23rd.  


Tuesday, September 17th Girl’s Soccer: Week one, was won by the PHS Girl’s Soccer team. They hosted the visiting Shelton Highclimbers in the home opener of the 2019 season. Peninsula steamrolled the Highclimbers with a final score of 8-0. It seemed like every Seahawk on the field scored a goal. Sophomore Janae Lewis scored the first goal of the game within the first ten minutes, opening the door for players like Madelyn Lewis, Lena Janson, and many more to find the back of the net. 


Tuesday, September 17th Girl’s soccer: (JV) While Varsity took care of business against Shelton, JV found it difficult to win their game, but they didn’t lose either. The game ended in a 0-0 tie, with the Seahawks flexing their defensive muscles against their opponents. While JV failed to put up points, their strong defense was enough to at least tie with their opponents. 


Tuesday, September 17th Boy’s Tennis: The match against North Thurston was postponed, to be rescheduled at a later date. There were no details as to why the match was postponed, but the players are ready to play their next match


Tuesday, September 17th: Girl’s swim/dive: It’s that time of year again for Girl’s Swim and Dive; the smell of chlorine fills the pool room as the Peninsula swim and dive team is back in action, this time taking on the North Thurston Rams. Peninsula destroyed Shelton last week 139-29. This time a little more excitement filled the hearts of the players as Peninsula hung on to win 95-81 over North Thurston. This team has not received enough credit for their performance the past few years, so let’s hope that this team can continue their success. 


Tuesday, September 17th Girl’s volleyball: Peninsula Varsity Volleyball hit the road for the first time this season, looking to bring home a win against the North Thurston Rams. The Seahawks won three of the four sets, and indeed ended up bringing home a win. The Girls are undefeated on the year, and look to continue this success for the rest of the year. 


Thursday, September 19th: Boy’s tennis is starting the season very well, after having their last match against North Thurston postponed, the PHS boys were able to leave that memory in the rear view mirror as they took on The Shelton Highclimbers. Peninsula dominated the Highclimbers, ending with a final score of 4-1. But more importantly, a Seahawk win. 


Thursday, September 19th Girls soccer: Varsity Girl’s soccer had a chance to march into North Thurston High School and take down the number two team in the state. However, after putting 14 combined points in weeks one and two, the Hawks finally tasted defeat for the first time this season, falling to the North Thurston Rams 2-1. Currently ranked 31st in the state, and on the road, the Seahawks were clear underdogs to the number 2 ranked Rams. To be honest, only losing by one isn’t the worst outcome that could have been, but a win was well within the realm of possibility. Tuesday, September 24th the Girl’s host the Yelm Tornadoes (who are ranked 84th in state),at 7pm, at Roy Anderson Field.


Thursday, September 19th Girls soccer: An upsetting evening at North Thurston High School, as JV Girl’s Soccer did not get a chance to play their game! The Hawks look to actually get playing time as they Host the Yelm Tornadoes September 24th at 5pm. 


Thursday, September 19th Girl’s Volleyball: 3-0 is a pretty good record for Girl’s volleyball as Varsity hosted the Yelm Tornadoes. Varsity swept the Tornadoes, winning three sets in a row. Senior Maeve Griffin didn’t play a ton during the game, but when she stepped foot on the court there was an immediate impact felt by all the players. A special shout out to JV and C-team for leading the crowd in cheers against the Yelm side of the court. Varsity is participating in the TPCVOB invite on Saturday the 21st. 


Thursday, September 19th JV volleyball: All the Volleyball teams are on a hot streak this year, as JV continues to win. Taking this game over Yelm with another 2-1 victory. The team visits the Capital cougars on the 24th, and look to keep the wins rolling in. 


Thursday, September 19th Girl’s swim/dive: For all those that think that swimming is not a serious sport, take a look at our swim team. Floating into their match against South Kitsap, the Girls put on a performance scoring 115 points to SK’s mere 70. The girls swim and dive remains undefeated on the season, with a record of 3-0. They will take on Lakes High School away, on September 24th, at 3:30pm. Good luck swim and dive! 


Thursday, September 19th Football:  The Peninsula Seahawks Varsity Football struggled on offense in their first two games that both resulted in losses. But that all changed when the North Thurston Rams trotted in to Roy Anderson Field. Rocking the black alternate jerseys, the Peninsula Seahawks benefited from an offensive explosion, putting up 38 points to North Thurston’s 12. Major performances by running back Sean Skladany and receiver Chase Wittmers, lead the Seahawks offense to an explosive game, and a Seahawk victory. (It has to be the uniforms.) The next Varsity football game is the Homecoming game, September 27th, at home, against Shelton. Kickoff is at seven o’clock. Let’s see if the Seahawks can ride this momentum to another win.


Friday, September 20th Boy’s Tennis: After dominating Shelton 4-1, the Seahawks looked to continue their unbeaten season. Continue their unbeaten season they did. Taking on the Capital Cougars, Boy’s tennis came out on top, with a final score of 3-2. Peninsula will host Timberline on September 24th, at 3:30 pm.


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