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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
After a rough season opener against a strong Gig Harbor team last week, the Yelm High School volleyball team recovered from an uneven first set to defeat the Todd Beamer Titans, 3-1, Monday, Sept. 18 … more
Cowboys, cowgirls and fans of rodeo packed Higgins Greig Road Sept. 2-3 for the annual Roy Rodeo, which has served the Roy community and rodeo participants for decades. Shane Scott of Mulino was … more
After receiving 20 full-ride scholarship opportunities from division one football programs all around the country throughout his high school career, Brayden Platt, Washington’s top football … more
By Jacob Dimond jake@yelmonline.com Twenty-nine years can go by in a blink, as Dan Baker, a now-retired teacher and coach at Yelm High School, can attest. The longtime Yelm High School … more
JoLynne Hopkins’ passion for running is evident on the walls of her Yelm High School portable classroom. She enjoys participating in fun runs, 5Ks and mud runs in her free time and has … more
Lisa Ellis still gets the same fire from coaching young wrestlers on the mat as she did before a big fight in her more than 15 years as a mixed martial artist. Ellis, who was announced the new … more
Two of Yelm’s successful track athletes, Tatiyanna Wadley and Breanna Hurajt, are set to attend Eastern Washington University in September where they’ll compete for the school’s … more
After setting several school records and becoming a South Sound Conference champion in the 5,000-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter races, Yelm High School’s Zach Walsh committed to the University of … more
After a summer playing college baseball at Chemeketa Community College, Michael Green has returned to his hometown of Rainier for the summer with a desire to give back to his community.   … more
Yelm High School’s Trevontay Smith, a two-time 3A triple jump state champion, committed to the University of Washington on June 13 to continue his track and field career at the collegiate … more
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
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