The Tumwater Thunderbirds opened spring practice with new concussion-tested helmets gifted by the Seattle Seahawks and United HealthCare. The presentation also honored former coach Sid Otton who retired in 2016 after 43 years with the program.
Yelm center fielder Brandon Thompson stands with his mother Kori after being recognized during a brief, pre-game ceremony honoring seniors and their parents May 1st before the Tornados’ final regular-season home game against Central Kitsap.
The annual Bob Atwell Classic track and field meet, now in its third season, gives junior varsity athletes a final chance to compete before the postseason begins. The meet was dedicated to former Timberline High coach and athletic director Bob Atwell last season., a former Timberline High coach and athletic director at Timberline, last season.