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The Yelm High School boys track and field team capped off an impressive season on a high note by winning the 3A state championship as a team. Four Tornados won state championships in their … more
The Yelm High School girls wrestling team had another strong showing at the annual Mat Classic state tournament at the Tacoma Dome as Madisyn Erickson became a state champion and the team secured a … more
Between the weather and Christmas, this past weekend gave us a rare four full days off from high school basketball in the area. With an extended break from the chaos just about a month into the … more
PUYALLUP — Damian Aalona said that when he threw the ball from the Yelm 45-yard line down the left side, and saw Eastside Catholic’s Tyson Weaver step up to pick the ball off easily with … more
The Tornados football team punched its ticket to the 3A state championship game after a 28-27 victory over Bellevue. Junior quarterback Damian Aalona scored on a QB sneak to give Yelm a last … more
SEATTLE — Making the trip north from Stone City to the Emerald City, the Tenino football team ran wild in a 62-14 non-league victory over Klahowya Saturday afternoon under the bright lights of … more
After graduating from Yelm High School in 2021, Slade Edwards committed to play football and continue his education at Central Washington University. At Yelm, Edwards served as a huge piece to … more
The Yelm Tornados football team officially capped off its season on Monday, Dec. 13 at its annual team banquet as officials announced record breaking stats and a slew of awards for the players and … more
The Tornados crushed the Seattle Prep Panthers 52-28 in their home state playoffs game. The win brings the team to a perfect record of 10-0 so far, which has seen the Tornados through to the … more
The Tornados football team ousted Mead High School 37-21 in the first playoff game of the season on Saturday at home. Yelm is now 9-0 with the post-season win. The Tornados scored a touchdown … more
It’s a tale of two cities for the Yelm and Rainier football programs this year, as Yelm achieved a perfect regular season for the second consecutive school year, while Rainier ended the season … more
Yelm used a balanced offense to blast its way through Lincoln for a 34-18 non-league victory at home on Friday. Brayden Platt led the Tornados’ rushing attack with 113 yards and three … more
Rainier resident Dean Norton not only became an American Cornhole League (ACL) pro this month, but he also won a division of the world championships. Norton won the advanced blind draw division at … more
The Nisqually Valley News has recognized the athletes of the year for the 2021-22 school year.  Coaching Staff of the Year: Yelm Football Jason Ronquillo’s Tornados had … more
The Yelm girls basketball team finished a stainless season last week, as they dominated their competition each game. Senior Bayleigh Harder was named league MVP, senior My’Kel Jones was … more
The Yelm High School boys finished their tennis season 5-3 after playing each team in the league twice. In the last game of the season, the Tornadoes beat Timberline 3-2. “The two … more
Yelm wrestlers pinned their way to a toppleless 8-0 season, emerging league champions after their 72-12 match against Timberline on Wednesday, June 3. Coach Gaylord Strand said he’s proud … more
The Yelm High School girls basketball team added another two games to their perfect record, defeating Capital High School 68-43 and toppling River Ridge 70-34 at home last week. Rainier girls … more
The Tornados boys basketball team won two out of its last three games over the past couple weeks. Yelm’s record is currently 4-2 overall and 4-1 in league play. “They’re doing … more
Rainier boys basketball put away a 72-22 blowout against Winlock on May 19, but lost four other games over the course of the last two weeks. The Mountaineers scored in the double digits every … more
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