An early, third-minute goal from Yelm’s Israel Mendez wouldn’t be enough to jumpstart the Tornados (1-4 overall) to a win Monday night against Timberline (3-1), which ultimately ended in a 5-3 result favoring the Blazers.
When Cassie Cannon called women’s softball coach Vickie Dugan of Porterville College in mid-March, she wasn’t planning to verbally commit. But that’s exactly what happened.
Tornados baseball (0-7) are still looking for their first win after a seventh-inning battle against the Capital Cougars handed them a 12-9 loss Saturday, April 10, at home.
Rainier ace Bailey Elwell tossed an eight-strikeout one-hitter across three innings as Rainier romped to a 14-1 victory in four innings over Wahkiakum at home on Monday.
Yelm boys soccer ended a three-game losing streak with an 8-0 non-conference win against the Centralia Tigers on Thursday, April 1, improving their overall record to 1-3.
Rainier swept both sides of a 2B Central League track and field meet at home on Thursday, claiming 180 points on the boys side and 158 points on the girls side to win both handily.
After allowing the Spanaway Lake Sentinels (0-4) to take a one-run lead off five runs scored the previous inning, Yelm rallied back in the bottom of the sixth inning with two line-drives from junior Ashlyn Aven and senior Daylene Keyes to help the Tornados (4-0) earn an 11-7 victory.
The Rainier Mountaineers (2-0) ran up the score early in the second inning against Morton-White Pass (1-2) and scored 10 runs to earn a 13-2 win Monday night at home.
Yelm track and field is stacked with some quality throwing talent this year, from upperclassmen down to the tenderfoots, and they flexed that prowess Friday hosting North Thurston in the first meet of a shortened six-week season.