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Walter Authement Jr. is proud to call himself an adrenaline junkie. The U.S. Army infantryman stationed in Yelm enjoys bungee jumping and used to practice parkour, including jumping and doing flips … more
Emma Gulley, the Northwest Junior Rodeo Association (NJRA) princess, competed in team roping, goat tying, breakaway roping and ribbon roping at the 2024 Washington State High School Rodeo state … more
EUGENE, Ore. – Glance at the list of All-American and Olympic throwers at the University of Texas and it is lengthy. It started with two-time Olympian Oskar Jakobsson in 1976 and 1980 and most … more
One year ago, after securing his first 3A pole vault state championship with a measure of 15 feet, 6 inches, during his junior season, Yelm High School student Jordan Lasher set a goal to … more
Seventeen members of the Rainier High School track and field team are off to Yakima to compete in the 2B State Championship Meet this weekend.  Their classmates sent them off with a celebration … more
As Rainier High School wrestling head coach Chris Holterman perused the Washington Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in the winter of 2022, he was … more
Even though several athletes had just won the 4x400 relay moments prior, the Rainier High School girls track and field team still had enough energy to jog around the track with the 2B District 4 … more
One of Yelm’s longest-tenured coaches is Sonia Wengelewski, who has coached the Yelm Wolf Pack for more than 37 years. The Special Olympics track and field team, composed of athletes with … 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
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