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Mat Classic XXX: Yelm's Derrick Platt wins 3A 182-pound championship 1:11

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Highlights: Lincoln races by Timberline in district semifinals 2:27

Highlights: Lincoln races by Timberline in district semifinals

Highlights: Kelso outlasts North Thurston in district semifinals 2:27

Highlights: Kelso outlasts North Thurston in district semifinals

Highlights: Skyview handles Olympia, sends Bears to do-or-die game 2:01

Highlights: Skyview handles Olympia, sends Bears to do-or-die game

Highlights: Capital still in state-playoff hunt after win over Hudson's Bay 2:50

Highlights: Capital still in state-playoff hunt after win over Hudson's Bay

Highlights: Blazers beat rival Rams for third time this season to stay alive 2:28

Highlights: Blazers beat rival Rams for third time this season to stay alive

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Olympia's Bowser talks about how Bears have kept season alive with two loser-out wins

Rainier Mountaineers, a year more experienced, ready to make a run

When preseason football practice got underway last season, Rainier High School was low on numbers possibly because of their move up to the Mountain Division of the Class 2B Central League. This year, the turnout is up to 24 from the 20 who produced a 6-4 overall record. Mountaineers coach Terry Shaw said the critical difference is his team is ready for the challenge ahead.
lsmith@theolympian.com