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Yelmites Elaina Brainard, 14, and Bailey Sowers, 15, have been busy. Together, they form the Wings Aerial Acrobatics aerialist duo and have been performing at most of the recent festivals in the … more
Mikey Green already had his bags packed for Colorado.  Green, a 2021 Rainier High School graduate, had just wrapped up four successful seasons of varsity baseball and was committed to play … more
The fourth graders of area recreational basketball team NyaStrong Warriors have big shoes to fill — their own. The girls were champions of the 2019-20 … 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
Yelm and Rainier high schools are gearing up for the fall sports seasons with practices starting later this month. Both high schools anticipate a great season of fall sports.   Yelm … more
Yelm Community Schools has chosen Zach Miller as its new head baseball coach for the 2021-22 school year. Miller has 12 years of coaching under his belt, aggregately, at the league, high school … more
When Tenino’s soon-to-be senior Ashley Schow was approached by an assistant coach from Central Washington University’s women’s basketball team this spring, she hadn’t even … more
Rainier track and field star Jeremiah Nubbe can add a national title to his resume after winning the discus at the USA Track and Field (USATF) National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships … more
Tenino girls soccer broke off four consecutive victories to capture its own third-annual Battle on the Black Top girls soccer tournament, culminating in a 4-2 shootout win over W.F. West on … more
The Tenino Beavers girl soccer team has been making adjustments after losing Brienna Dell, the school’s all-time leading scorer, and all-league defender/midfielder Iris Campesino, who are both … more
A local soccer club, with players from Rainier, Yelm, Lacey and Olympia, among other locales won the prestigious Sounders FC Cup in Tukwila, which ran July 16-18. TC United 2009, or the Thurston … more
Tenino girls soccer went undefeated at the annual Kick in the Grass Tournament this past weekend, finishing with three wins and a tie to claim the championship. Kick in the Grass, one of the … more
Anyone interested in watching some high school soccer action can travel to the Stone City on Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday to watch four local teams compete in the third annual Battle on the Black … more
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
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