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Jeremiah Nubbe first learned he had been named the 2020-21 Gatorade Washington Boys Track and Field Player of the Year from his mom, who received an email from the organization announcing his … more
What’s camping without a campfire? That’s the question that ruled my wife’s thoughts after I raced home after work on a recent Friday with news that I was sure she didn’t … more
    Tenino’s Takari Hickle, a 3-star defensive end, announced his verbal commitment to Oregon State University football Monday night. The commitment caps an … more
In the wake of longtime coach Russ Riches’ retirement, Yelm Community Schools has hired assistant coach Jennifer Sleeman as his replacement. Sleeman has been coaching and volunteering with … more
Yelm High School athletes probably deserve to be on the Wheaties box this year, given their mounting victories. With four undefeated seasons, six teams emerging as league champions, two teams … more
Rainier High School boys basketball had its best season in recent memory, ending with a record of 5-7. The five final games showed three wins and two losses for the Mountaineers. When … more
The Yelm boys basketball team finished off the season strong with a 64-47 victory over River Ridge High School for senior night, thanks to an effort by senior Terelle Dunn, who clinched second in … 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 lady Mountaineers won the first round of the Central 2B district basketball tournament against North Beach High School with a towering score of 75-13, but were ousted in the second round by … 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
Yelm Community Schools hired Molly O’Hagan, a former pro volleyball player, as the head coach for Yelm High School’s upcoming fall 2021 volleyball season. O’Hagan started playing … 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
Yelm girls basketball has added two more wins to this season’s record, which has been perfect so far, and Rainier girls basketball has picked up another win of its own. Yelm The Tornados … 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
If you’re looking for some climbing, some slime and some Bigfoot lore, the recently-reopened Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens may be the sweet spot. The pitch-black cave provides a trek into where … more
With a string of wins, the Yelm girls basketball team has gone undefeated for their first four games, and the Rainier girls basketball team has picked up three wins of its own. Yelm High … more
Yelm and Rainier wrestling teams are truly a tale of two cities, with the former marching on to glory and the latter just hoping to allow its members to compete. Yelm High School Yelm High … more
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