ThurstonTalk is bringing you exclusive weekly sports podcasts covering the Griffin, North Thurston, Olympia, Rainier, Rochester, Tenino, Tumwater, Yelm school districts as well as local colleges. Each week host Jon Killingbeck sits down with coaches and athletes to bring you local sports stories with heart. Have a sports story to share? Send to submit@ThurstonTalk.com.
School: Tumwater High School
Coach: Bill Beattie
Highlight: Coach Beattie talks about the program’s success during the COVID season and what they expect this season.
School: Timberline High School
Coach: James Jones
Highlight: Coach Jones talks about the growth and commitment of this year’s senior class.
School: Blackhills High School
Coach: Garrett Baldwin
Highlight: Coach Baldwin talks about what to expect out of his program in his first year.
School: Capital High School
Coach: Katie Turcotte
Highlight: Coach Turcotte talks about her three returning seniors and how their leadership will impact this season.
School: Olympia High School
Coach: Tamara Liska
Sport: Girl’s soccer
Highlight: Coach Liska reminds us of the style of play Olympia is hoping to play this year.
School: North Thurston High School
Coach: Madelynn Koehler
Sport: Girl’s Swim
Highlight: North Thurston has a new girl’s swim coach who loves swimming and enjoys watching this Olympic sport.
School: Yelm High School
Coach: Alexander McIntire
Sport: Boy’s Cross Country
Highlight: Coach McIntire shares how the COVID season brought his team closer together.
School: Riverridge High School
Coach: Nyra Gallardo
Highlight: Coach Gallardo talks about how the team adjusted to the uniqueness of last season and reminds fans of the type of volleyball she hopes they play this year.
School: Saint Martin’s University
Coach: Rob Walker
Sport: Men’s Soccer
Highlight: Coach Walker talks about this season and the recruiting trail they developed in Eastern Washington.