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Eleven area basketball teams are still alive in the chase for a state championship, and they’ll return to the court this Friday and Saturday. Among the 11 still standing, seven are already … more
The championship aspirations of two Yelm wrestlers came true when Madisyn Erickson, 120 pounds, and Jonah Smith, 285, ascended the top of the podium at Mat Classic XXXV this past weekend. Both went … more
Family, friends, classmates and teammates gathered in the Yelm High School commons on Wednesday, Feb. 7, to celebrate six college-bound Tornados, who signed their national letters of intent (NLI) to … more
Yelm High School’s boys wrestling team drove 154 miles to Oak Harbor High School for its 3A regionals tournament. After a long day of wrestling on Saturday, Feb. 10, the Tornados made the long, … more
KELSO — One year after falling in the 2B District 4 semifinals, the Rainier Mountaineers were back, once again on the Kelso court and against a familiar league foe. On Tuesday, the … more
All season long, the Rainier High School girls basketball team has locked in on preparing for February and March. Whether it was keeping the starters on the floor while up by 50 in non-league play or … more
The Yelm Tornados baseball program did not take long to hire a new head coach following the resignation of Zach Miller in mid-January.   Dakota Hill, 2017 Yelm High School graduate and … more
Yelm High School officially became the first South Sound Conference school to welcome a girls flag football team to its athletic branch, with the team making its debut on Jan. 11 against Franklin … more
Reality officially set in for two Yelm High School football standouts, Brayden Platt and Isaiah Patterson, as the two put ink to paper and each signed his National Letter of Intent (NLI) on … more
Yelm High School’s powerlifting team, spearheaded by strength coach Thomas Hoghaug, slammed some weights and racked up some volume in the program’s inaugural powerlifting competition on … more
By Jacob Dimond jake@yelmonline.com Yelm’s cross country teams have been rising programs for the last several years, and with the help of Alvarez Excavation and community members, the … more
Yelm football’s class of 2024 seniors impacted the program in a way that had not been experienced before in school history. Through four seasons, the team went 43-2 as a class, including going … more
The Yelm Tornados wrapped their 2023 campaign with a 13-1 record at the 3A state football championship game, Friday, Dec. 1 at Husky Stadium in Seattle. Here are some more highlights from the  … more
Yelm, which won its first state title last season in the most storybook of fashions , came around a year later on an even grander stage, trying to repeat as 3A state champions while putting their … more
Car horns, confetti, and joy filled the streets of Yelm as fans and family members sent off the Yelm High School football team to its second straight 3A state championship game. The Tornados will … more
Head coach Jason Ronquillo has preached to his team all season that defense wins championships, and on Saturday, Nov. 25, Yelm came one step closer to achieving that goal after shutting out Eastside … more
After delays, George Goss, physical education teacher of 22 years at McKenna Elementary, was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame on Nov. 11 in Federal Way. Goss played … more
Matt Mounts has been the voice of Yelm football for two decades and counting and has seen the program grow into a 3A powerhouse from arguably the best seat in the house. The longtime Yelm High … more
Current team captain and four-year starter Landen Barger, offensive and defensive lineman for the Yelm Tornados, found his future home in Butte, Montana, as the reigning South Sound Conference … more
Yelm football’s Aalona twins, Damian and Marius, picked up against Central Kitsap right where they left off one week prior against Union as the duo connected for 220 yards through the air and … more
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