Thurston County Sports Podcast – 8/20/2021


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

School: Tumwater High School

Coach: Bill Beattie

Sport: Football

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

Sport: Football

Highlight: Coach Jones talks about the growth and commitment of this year’s senior class.

School: Blackhills High School

Coach: Garrett Baldwin

Sport: Football

Highlight: Coach Baldwin talks about what to expect out of his program in his first year. 

School: Capital High School

Coach: Katie Turcotte

Sport: Volleyball

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

Sport: Volleyball

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.

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