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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 the … 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 final … 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 their … 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 that we … 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 of … 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
After scoring 170 runs and tallying just 41 points against them in the season’s shortened 14 games, the Tornado softball team accomplished everything it could have possibly mastered this year, … more
If asked about her 121-strikeout record over 11 games, Rainier softball pitcher Bailey Elwell, would say that she’s nothing special. Yet the junior led her team to districts for the first … more
Rainier girls varsity tracksters outperformed all other schools in the WIAA District 4 Championships at Rainier High School on April 29, placing first overall with 102 points, clinching six distinct … more
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