Luke Golden, Senior
Peninsula High School

Luke Golden knows that to be successful you have to put in the work, and if you want to truly achieve your goals you’ll need to go even farther. The Peninsula High School senior recently wrapped up a decorated career on the football field—and especially the wrestling mat. Luke earned conference honorable mention as a linebacker for the football team. He is also a multi-time state competitor and regional finalist in wrestling. Luke made it all the way to the state tournament during his junior season but f...

Riley Schuller, Junior
Peninsula High School 

For many, bowling is a fun way to blow off steam on a Friday night or relatively cheap entertainment for the kids, but to Peninsula High School junior Riley Schuller and her teammates, it’s serious business. The competitive Seahawks Girls bowling team takes to the lanes throughout the winter against teams from around the region. While each player contributes a score, it’s the team effort that ultimately leads to who wins each competition.

Riley is a multiple 200 game bowler with a career high of 216....

Daniela Rodriguez
Peninsula High School

It would have been very easy for Daniela Rodriguez to give up on soccer. She’s been committed to the sport since a young age, having played for Harbor Premier since she was just 12 years old. Early in her freshman season at Peninsula High School, she was injured, which lead to knee surgery. She decided not to give up, rehabbed after surgery and made it back for her sophomore season. All was looking well until her junior year when another injury forced a second knee surgery. Still, Daniela refused to quit,...

Maeve Griffin

Peninsula High School

Senior Maeve Griffin, is someone who gives 100 percent effort, no matter what. This is evident from both her efforts on the volleyball court and in the classroom. Maeve carries a 4.0 GPA while taking a challenging schedule of advanced placement classes. She was selected to the National Honor Society both her junior and senior years.

“One of the biggest challenges in the sport of volleyball for me has been finding the right balance of time between school and sports,” she said.

As far as volleyball players go, Ma...

Josie Hampton

Photo by Katrina Cardinal
Peninsula High School

November Athlete of the Month Josie Hampton says one of the things she enjoys most about playing volleyball is how mentally tough you have to be to play the game. “Hardly anyone scores a point in volleyball without someone else making a mistake, and a lot of the time you’re the one making the mistake,” she explained. “You have to be able to shake off things you do wrong in order to win.”

This was something that was a challenge to Josie when she first picked up the sport she has since g...

Peninsula High School
Nolan Casey

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Now a senior starter on the Peninsula High School football team, it almost didn’t happen for Nolan Casey. During his sophomore year, Nolan recalls the challenges of playing against competitors much bigger than him. It was such a grind that he nearly gave up. “I thought of quitting, but my coach talked to me and convinced me that quitting would be a mistake. Let’s just say, coach was right,” he said.

Nolan’s junior year he became a starter at inside linebacker and is doing so again his senior season. H...

Kailey Bass

Peninsula High School

Kailey Bass is entering her junior year at Peninsula High School and has already made her mark for the Peninsula High School golf team. She was first team all-league and was also named MVP for her high school team.

And it is not just on the golf course where Kailey succeeds. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her high school career thus far.

Kailey shares that her biggest challenge when it comes to golf is performing under the pressure of others’ expectations. “I’ve always been a people pleaser to an extent, s...

Peninsula High School

Gabe Krishnadasan

Gabe Krishnadasan, 17, has learned to not allow what others think stand in the way of success. What many believed would be a transition year for the Peninsula High School soccer team turned into a successful year, especially considering they had many players graduate last year.

“The whole season our team motto was, ‘Show them who we are,’ and we did! We finished second in league and made it to the first round of state,” said Gabe, who has been on the varsity team since his freshman year.

Gabe also served as t...

Hannah Carroll

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Gig Harbor High School

As senior Hannah Carroll graduates from Gig Harbor High School, she can look back with pride on what she has accomplished both athletically and academically over the last four years.

Hanna received a varsity letter in basketball her freshman year and lettered in soccer four years and in track for three. She was the captain of the high school soccer team and was all-league MVP, first team all-league for three years and all-state first team one year for soccer.

“I was a member on the soccer s...

Gig Harbor High School

Anna Stewart

A three-sport athlete, senior Anna Stewart says she has learned a great deal from being involved in soccer, basketball and softball. In particular, she has taken her experiences from each sport and applied them to other things she is doing.

“It’s taught me that trying new things really helps you to grow in each respective one, and that having diverse interests can only help for the future,” said Anna.

She has played soccer and softball all four years and played basketball her freshman through junior years, and ha...

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