Thurston County Weekly Sports Update: 8/26/21

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: Brett Bartlett

Sport: Girls Soccer

Highlight: This year’s group of seniors have a stunning STAT 

School: Timberline High School

Coach: Mark Phillips 

Sport: Football

Highlight:  Coach Phillips shares how to build a long-time foundation.   

School: Capital High School

Coach: Danelle Wright

Sport: Girl’s Cross Country 

Highlight: Coach Wright shares a little insight into a sister connection at Capital.   

School: Olympia High School

Coach: Nick Mullen

Sport: Football

Highlight: Listen to this heart-pulling story about the players and the comeback they are making. 

School: North Thurston High School

Coach: Rob Smith

Sport: Cross Country 

Highlight: Pandemic help starts a running club for the middle school athletes that had no sports to turn to last year. 

School: Yelm High School

Coach: Jason Ronquillo

Sport: Football 

Highlight: Coach Ronquillo shares how a transfer player shows how good team culture is. 

School: River Ridge High School

Coach: Jennie Martin

Sport: Girl’s swim

Highlight: Coach Martin talks about making the jump to a head coach in the middle of COVID restrictions. 

School: Saint Martin’s University

Player: Ali Campigotto

Sport: Women’s Soccer

Highlight: The goalkeeper talks about the record-setting start to the 2021 season.

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