Assistant Sports Editor
Two years ago, Yelm wrestling coach Gaylord Strand figured his team was the implausible underdog going into Mat Classic. Now, after finishing as the runner-up to Enumclaw the past two seasons, Yelm enters this weekend as the favorite, and Strand would be surprised if his team didn't win its first state wrestling title Saturday.
TUMWATER - When the opportunity arose, Kaycee Hurd made her move.
Ask any wrestler at Yelm High School to describe a typical practice and you'll be flooded with words such as "grueling," "intense" and "exhausting."
For the first time in school history, the Yelm girls soccer team is going to the district tournament.
LACEY - With a lot of new faces in new places, many figured the North Thurston Rams would be one season away from being a playoff-bound team.
"Project Tornado - Destroying Bad Driving Habits," a project of the Yelm High School Future Farmers of America, is one of 25 projects selected to participate in State Farm Insurance Co.'s 2009-2010 Project Ignition program. Yelm FFA will receive a $2,000 grant from the National Youth Leadership Council.