Jeremy Helling

graduated from the University of Washington in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. I currently live in Seattle and before coming to Tacoma Weekly in March 2011, I was a freelance writer for several community newspapers in Seattle such as the North Seattle Herald, Capitol Hill Times, Madison Park Times and South Seattle Beacon. I have a passion for sports and being able to cover local Tacoma teams has been an extremely fun process so far!

Email: jhelling@tacomaweekly.com

11 March 2014

2014 High School Boys Soccer Preview

The final buzzer has sounded on the basketball season, and spring sports are upon us. We start previewing the spring season with a look at the six Narrows League boys soccer teams in Tacoma.

STADIUM

The Tigers have much to replace off last year’s state-tournament squad, but still have their…

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11 March 2014

Lady Abes fall in first two at the Dome

Lincoln got a rude introduction in its first state-tournament appearance in eight years. Cleveland raced out to a huge lead and coasted over the Lady Abes in their opener, and Lincoln was unable to catch up with Sunnyside the following day to be eliminated in the 3A girls state basketball tournament on March 6-7 at the Tacoma…

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25 February 2014

Wrestlers converge at the Dome for Mat Classic

Lincoln’s growing presence on the big stage was evident early on the first day at the Mat Classic. Five Abes wrestled within a 30-minute period of each other – with four pulling out first-round victories – as Lincoln concluded its impressive season at the state wrestling meet on Feb. 21-22 at the Tacoma Dome.

“It’s…

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19 February 2014

Lincoln wrestlers headed to Dome

Lincoln claimed two individual championships and qualified eight wrestlers for the Mat Classic at the 3A regional meet on Feb. 15 at Bonney Lake High School.

Senior 195-pounder Aliyas Fletcher won 15-5 over junior teammate Jeremy Lukosh, headlining the day’s success as the two will advance to the state tournament.…

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19 February 2014

Dramatic wins lead Stadium to district semifinals

Stadium has seen its fair share off drama early in the playoff season. But the Tigers have come out unscathed so far, notching victories over SPSL South foes Emerald Ridge and Curtis last weekend to advance to the district semifinals.

The Tigers held on for a 45-44 win over Emerald Ridge at home in their opener on…

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12 February 2014

Bellarmine Prep finishes strong to claim playoff spot

Bellarmine Prep certainly responded after being pushed to the brink of playoff elimination a month ago. A loss to Narrows 4A champion Stadium in mid-January had put the Lions at 1-5 in league play, and postseason chances looked bleak. But Bellarmine rattled off six straight wins, capped by a 70-56 win over Yelm at home in…

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11 February 2014

Bailey finishes strong to win state bowling title

Shannon Bailey insists she wasn’t paying attention to the growing excitement around her. It was hard not to peak at other scores, as the Wilson junior bowler headed into the final round of the state championship tied for the individual lead with Everett’s Candice Goldfinch, who had bowled a 256 in her fifth game to pull…

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5 February 2014

Wilson duo advances to state bowling tournament

Wilson became the unlucky victim of the smaller number of team bids to the state bowling tournament. Two bowlers earned bids to state as individuals, but the Rams fell just short of qualifying as a team, settling for fourth place at the West Central District bowling tournament on Feb. 1 at Pacific Lanes.

“We left…

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4 February 2014

Lincoln uses big second-half run to topple Wilson

Lincoln’s depth and defensive intensity continue to pay off in big moments. Overcoming a sluggish first half, the Abes used a huge run to take a commanding lead and held on for a 67-59 win at Wilson on Jan. 31 to move within a half-game of the Rams atop the Narrows 3A standings.

“It’s a team effort,” said…

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28 January 2014

Lincoln takes city championship again

The Lincoln wrestlers are kings of Tacoma once again. For the second straight year, the Abes sent 12 wrestlers to the finals, and claimed seven individual championships to edge Bellarmine Prep for the city title at the Tacoma City Championships on Jan. 24 at Bellarmine Prep.

“It’s incredible for us as a team,”…

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28 January 2014

Foss rallies past North Thurston minus star

Foss felt the effects of missing star guard Ar’Mond Davis most of the game against North Thurston. But with the Rams on the verge of a major upset, the Falcons rallied from an eight-point deficit to earn a 50-47 win at home on Jan. 24 to stay in third place in the Narrows 3A.

Trailing 47-39 with under two minutes…

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21 January 2014

Puget Sound sweeps Pacific Lutheran in crosstown showdown

It wasn’t looking good for Puget Sound in the early going. The Loggers were held without a field goal nearly eight minutes into their crosstown showdown against Pacific Lutheran, and trailed 11-2. But sophomore guard Keith Shattuck came off the bench to help jumpstart the offense, and the Loggers found their energy late…

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21 January 2014

Stadium stays atop Narrows 4A with sweep of Bellarmine

Stadium is taking some big steps in pursuing its first league title since 1991. Led by senior forward Lucious Brown – who scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the second half – the Tigers overwhelmed Bellarmine Prep in the fourth quarter to claim a 53-46 win over the Lions on Jan. 17 to improve to 7-0 in the Narrows…

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21 January 2014

Falcons top T-Birds in clash of young squads

In the midst of a trying season, the Foss wrestlers responded well against Mount Tahoma. The Falcons, who currently feature no seniors on their squad, won six of eight matches over the Thunderbirds to claim a 45-15 win at home on Jan. 16.

“We were moving around, we were staying active and pushing the pace,” said…

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The Daily MashUp

7 December 2012

Rams come out firing, hold off Bellarmine

Bethany Montgomery and Tia Briggs shared game-high honors with 17 points apiece…Read More

7 December 2012

Foss beats Stadium in crosstown brotherly rivalry

In a family clash between the Cocke’ brothers – Mike coaches Foss while…Read More