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

14 January 2014

Lincoln’s quick starts win out over Wilson

If there was one word to describe Lincoln on the wrestling mats this year, it certainly wouldn’t be timid. The Abes were aggressive early and often against Wilson on Jan. 9, winning 10 of 12 matches to take a 64-9 win over the Rams at home.

“Our mentality is you don’t wait for action to happen, you bring the…

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7 January 2014

Lewis leads TCC men past Centralia

Tacoma Community College looked to be pulling away from Centralia several times in the second half, only to see the Trailblazers charge right back. It wasn’t until Terrell Lewis banked in a jumper, and was fouled, with 50 seconds remaining in the game that the Titans got the cushion they finally needed. Lewis – who scored…

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30 December 2013

Lincoln’s energy, unselfishness overwhelm Bellarmine Prep

Lincoln is continuing to embrace an unselfish attitude early in the season, and remains unbeaten as a result. Justice Martion scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half, and Trevion Brown took over in the second half to score 13 of his game-high 16 points as the Abes won the Bellarmine Holiday Classic with a 62-48 victory…

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18 December 2013

Bellarmine Prep uses fast start to cruise over South Kitsap

Judging by their offensive efficiency and tenacious defense, Bellarmine Prep looks to be a contender again in the Narrows 4A girls basketball race. Led by senior guard Jasmyne Holmes, who finished with a game-high 20 points, the Lions jumped out to a big lead early and coasted late for a 54-34 win over South Kitsap at home…

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17 December 2013

Wilson takes third at Tower Classic

Bowling toward the postseason once again, Wilson got an early look at some of the competition they will face at the district and state tournaments in their annual Tower Classic. Getting key contributions from a couple newcomers, the Rams tallied 3,097 pins to place third out of 12 teams on Dec. 14 at Tower Lanes.

“It…

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10 December 2013

Falcons outlast Tigers for second straight year

The younger sibling has bragging rights once again. For the second straight year, Foss head coach Mike Cocke’ got the better of his older brother – Stadium head coach Doug Cocke’ – as the Falcons hung on for a 47-43 win over the Tigers in an early nonleague test on Dec. 6.

“For us, it’s fun because we…

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4 December 2013

2013 Tacoma Weekly All-City Volleyball Team

Success was rampant among local volleyball teams again this fall, and we highlight 15 of the top players in the city – in alphabetical order – and give a brief overview of their accomplishments.

Margaux Arntson – SR – Annie Wright

One of two 6-foot-or-taller left-handed imposing middle…

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4 December 2013

2013-2014 High School Girls Basketball Preview

The action on the hardwood has begun for several basketball teams, and many are getting a good look at who will replace their graduated stars. We finish our two-part preview by looking at the girls squads within the city limits.

LINCOLN

The Abes should be led by sophomore forward Tamia Braggs,…

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3 December 2013

Lions’ postseason ride comes to end against Camas

A return trip to the Tacoma Dome seemed to be a tall task for Bellarmine Prep early in the season, considering the talent and experience that had graduated. The Lions bucked that notion and rattled off two dramatic playoff wins to make it to the semifinals, but No. 1 Camas then came knocking. The Papermakers struck early…

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26 November 2013

Turnovers hurt Lakes in loss to Meadowdale

It couldn’t have started much worse for Lakes against Meadowdale. The Lancers committed turnovers on their first two drives, and lost quarterback Nick Webster to an early knee injury on their way to a season-ending 24-0 loss to the Mavericks in the 3A state playoffs on Nov. 15 at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Webster…

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26 November 2013

Late rally lifts Bellarmine Prep past Newport

Down two touchdowns with less than four minutes to play, most teams would cash it in. But Bellarmine Prep pulled off some familiar playoff magic, rallying to score 17 points in the final three minutes – capped by a 20-yard field goal by Matthew Philichi with nine seconds remaining – for a 38-35 win at Newport on Nov.…

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19 November 2013

Bellarmine Prep tops Curtis for second straight title

The final hurdle toward back-to-back titles proved to be the biggest challenge for Bellarmine Prep. Getting pushed to five sets for the first time all season, the Lions outlasted Curtis 25-22, 18-25, 25-17, 19-25, 15-9 in the 4A state volleyball championship on Nov. 16 at Saint Martin’s University to win the crown for the…

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19 November 2013

Chard wins title at 3A swim meet

The 3A state meet was the final piece of business for Foss swimmer Emma Chard before preparing for her college career at Boise State. And the Falcons’ senior didn’t disappoint, winning the 100-yard freestyle in an All-American time of 50.17 seconds on Nov. 16 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.…

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19 November 2013

Late rally lifts Bellarmine Prep past Newport

Down two touchdowns with less than four minutes to play, most teams would cash it in. But Bellarmine Prep pulled off some familiar playoff magic, rallying to score 17 points in the final three minutes – capped by a 20-yard field goal by Matthew Philichi with nine seconds remaining – for a 38-35 win at Newport on Nov.…

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12 November 2013

Foss makes playoffs again, overwhelmed by Enumclaw

A furious late-season surge led Foss to the 3A Bi-District Girls Soccer playoffs for the second straight year, after making their first-ever appearance in the postseason last year. But the Falcons again ran into some tough competition from the SPSL 3A, as Enumclaw struck for three goals in three minutes late in the first…

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12 November 2013

Mount Tahoma falls in return to district playoffs

Facing a defending state champ is a tall task for any squad. But for a squad reintroducing itself to the playoff scene for the first time in over two decades, Mount Tahoma managed to show some promising flashes against Prairie. The Thunderbirds couldn’t maintain momentum, however, falling 25-17, 25-19, 25-13 to the Falcons…

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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