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The Rainier boys basketball team closed one gap in the second half, but couldn’t pull off a second comeback, losing 65-53 to Toutle Lake. “Our guys showed a ton of resiliency … more
Through one quarter of play at Rainier on Saturday, the Mountaineers led Morton-White Pass by just three. Two quarters later, they had stretched their lead to 28, a lead that Rainier rode to a 68-42 … more
The Rainier girls basketball team earned its third win over a top-3 team from last year’s 1B state tournament Saturday, beating Mount Vernon Christian 62-53 on the road. Earlier this … more
The Rainier’s boys basketball team got back in the win column on Friday, rebounding with an emphatic 71-27 victory over Winlock. The Mountaineer (8-3, 5-2 C2BL) offense started off hot, … more
RAINIER — One test had been quite enough for the Napavine boys basketball team. One week removed from getting pushed to the brink by Wahkiakum in Cathlamet — after multiple games … more
The Rainier girls basketball team got back on track on Thursday night, following up their first loss of the season with a 47-42 win over Toutle Lake. Both defenses found success in the first … more
NAPAVINE — Midway through the third quarter on Tuesday, Napavine held a slim three-point lead over unbeaten Rainier. The Tigers and Mountaineers were in the midst of a defensive battle, as … more
The Rainier boys basketball team needed a comeback on the road Thursday, but came away with a 40-37 win over Kalama. “We were able to grind out the win, but it wasn't pretty,” … more
The Rainier Mountaineers girls basketball team may boast one of the best defenses in the state. In their home win over Central 2B League foe Winlock on Wednesday, Jan. 3, the Mountaineers held the … more
The Rainier boys basketball team wasn’t on their A-game offensively on Friday, but their defense led the way in a 54-32 win over North Beach. The Hyaks took a 12-11 after one, but were … more
RAINIER — Just before the midway point of the second quarter on Saturday, the Rainier Mountaineers were a team without answers. After taking an early lead, the Mountaineers allowed 15 … more
RAINIER — Just seven minutes into Rainier’s matchup with Brewster, the Mountaineers trailed by 16. The second quarter wasn’t much kinder, as Rainier entered halftime down 21. … more
RAINIER — Just about everything that could go wrong in the first six minutes of the third quarter for the Rainier boys basketball team against Mabton on Friday, did. The Mountaineers threw … more
RAINIER — After three straight blowouts, the Rainier girls basketball team found itself a bit back on its heels early Friday evening, in a non-league clash with Mabton. But the Mountaineers … more
Three area girls wrestling teams from Thurston County went up to Hoquiam on Wednesday for the Grizzly Stocking Stuffer, with Rainier finishing third, Black Hills taking fifth, and Tenino placing 10th … more
Coming into Wednesday’s game against Toledo, the Rainier High School girls basketball team had won all six of its games, including five by at least 14 points. That white-hot trend continued … more
With a 57-47 lead in the fourth quarter, Rainier boys basketball coach Ben Sheaffer repeatedly told his team to take care of the ball. The Mountaineers broke the huddle with the word, … more
The Rainier girls basketball team got all the points it would need in a red-hot first half Friday, blowing past Onalaska 69-34 in Central 2B League action. The Mountaineers (6-0, 3-0 C2BL) led … more
The Rainier boys basketball team earned its first win over Adna since 2008 on Thursday, beating the Pirates 65-45 in a Central 2B League showdown. The Mountaineers had lost 14 straight games to … more
Editor's Note: This story is included in The Chronicle's 2023-24 Prep Basketball Preview, which is published in the Thursday edition.  A strange correlation comes around in the 2B girls … more
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