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

5 November 2013

Panthers, Lions win youth football titles

The Greater Puget Sound Youth Football League wrapped up another season with its championship games on Nov. 2 at Mount Tahoma High School. Here are the scores and a quick recap of all the contests.

4TH GRADE: PANTHERS 12, UTYA TIGERS 0

High morning winds created a challenge for the fourth…

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30 October 2013

Bellarmine Prep girls run to league title, boys take second

The Bellarmine Prep girls cross country team has eyes toward a state title again, after finishing third place at the state meet last year. The Lions took their first step in the postseason on Oct. 23, as five runners placed in the top ten finishers to boost them to the Narrows 4A title at Fort Steilacoom Park.

“We…

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30 October 2013

LINCOLN OUTLASTS WILSON TO CLAIM PLAYOFF SPOT

While offense has been the standout for Lincoln much of the season, its defense stood tallest in helping them claim a spot in the playoffs. The Abes forced five turnovers and recorded 17 tackles-for-loss, and Marcus Johnson scored on a 14-yard touchdown run with under eight minutes remaining to give Lincoln a 21-16 win over…

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30 October 2013

Loggers rebound to top Lutes in five sets

On the brink of defeat, the University of Puget Sound’s volleyball star stepped up in the clutch. Reigning All-American Jackie Harvey had two kills to lead a 7-0 run after trailing 23-18 in the fourth game, and delivered five kills in the decisive fifth game to help the Loggers to a 21-25, 14-25, 25-18, 25-23, 15-11 win…

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23 October 2013

Strong serving helps Tacoma Baptist sweep Chief Leschi

If getting quick points is the name of the game, then Tacoma Baptist was at the top of the class against Chief Leschi. The Crusaders showed off some excellent serving ability at home against the Warriors on Oct. 21, collecting 20 aces to help claim a 25-9, 25-17, 25-13 win and remain undefeated in first place in the SeaTac…

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23 October 2013

Bellarmine Prep blanks Central Kitsap

Bellarmine Prep is getting strong play out of their defense at the right time. In a tight race in the Narrows 4A, the Lions topped Central Kitsap 2-0 at home on Oct. 22 – their third straight shutout – to move to second place in the league standings.

“Everyone just worked our butts off, and we started strong,”…

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16 October 2013

Curtis suffers first loss on late goals

The Curtis girls soccer team has lived with a target on its back all season after advancing to the state quarterfinals last year. Unbeaten through nine league matches and sitting alone in first place, the Vikings couldn’t maintain their momentum against Todd Beamer, surrendering two late goals to fall 2-0 to the Titans…

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15 October 2013

Annie Wright cruising toward postseason again

The Annie Wright volleyball team has been in this situation before, but is motivated to make this season different. The Gators’ early-season dominance is gaining attention, evidenced by their No. 1 ranking in the state in 1A by the coaches association. Steamrolling through the Emerald City League once again – the latest…

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15 October 2013

High-scoring Crusaders heading toward postseason again

Casey and Bryanna Slattery have an opportunity that few others enjoy. With Tacoma Baptist once again deciding not to field a girls soccer team, the twin siblings are sharing the pitch for the second straight season on the boys squad and helping march the team toward the playoffs.

“We work really well together,”…

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9 October 2013

Wilson outlasts Lincoln in five sets for key win

Wilson was thinking about more than revenge after falling to Lincoln in the Rams’ home gym earlier this season. They simply needed the win in the rematch to stay in the district playoff chase.

The Abes provided a stiff challenge again, but the Rams outlasted Lincoln in five sets on Oct. 8, coming away with a 25-20,…

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8 October 2013

Panthers sweep Tigers to continue rolling

Already one of the strongest programs top to bottom in the Greater Puget Sound Youth Football League, the Tacoma Panthers continued their strong season across the board by sweeping the Northeast Tacoma Tigers on Oct. 5 at Decatur High School. Here’s a look at the day’s action.

4TH GRADE: PANTHERS 31, TIGERS…

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8 October 2013

Stadium reigns supreme at all-city meet

Netting a first- or second-place finish in eight of 12 events, Stadium swept its four dual meets at the All-City Swim Meet on Oct. 4 at Mount Tahoma High School.

The Tigers – who finished 16th at the 4A state meet last year – have had to replace some key seniors off last year’s squad, but freshmen Kaycee Simpson…

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30 September 2013

Bellarmine Prep sweeps past Central Kitsap

If this is Bellarmine Prep’s version of a slow match, many teams would settle for it without hesitation. The defending state champs were challenged early in each set, but pulled away for a 25-15, 25-15, 25-15 win over Central Kitsap at home on Sept. 26 to stay perfect on the year.

“It was a little bit slower,…

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30 September 2013

Stadium offense breaks out against Yelm

After going scoreless in their first two league games, Stadium broke out in a big way against Yelm. The Tigers controlled much of the possession and struck for three first-half goals on their way to a 4-1 win over the Tornadoes on Sept. 26 at Stadium Bowl.

“The first two (league) games (of the season) were sloppy,…

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24 September 2013

Bellarmine Prep Cruises In Nonleague Test Against Wilson

Bellarmine Prep certainly looks like it has the offensive threats and the defensive prowess to rebound from a disappointing exit in the district soccer playoffs last fall. The Lions scored early and often against Wilson in their second match of the season, as junior midfielder Kaylee Kebba scored two goals and added an assist…

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24 September 2013

Tigers impress in city cross country showdown

If early results mean anything, Stadium might make some noise this cross country season. In a clash against Wilson, Lincoln, Foss and Mount Tahoma – a preseason version of the city championships – the Tigers took the individual and team titles in both the boys and girls 2.5-mile races on Sept. 18 at Wright Park.

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18 September 2013

Wilson tops Foss in showcase of state swimmers

Both Wilson’s depth and Foss’ star power had their chances to shine when the two swim squads squared off at the Falcons’ pool on Sept. 17, as the Rams won seven of 12 events to pull out a 120-54 team win. But Foss’ senior duo of Emma Chard and Sarah Sachs continued to show why they are two of the better swimmers in…

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17 September 2013

Life Christian picks up big early league win

Coming into the season, the Life Christian volleyball team knew that a repeat of their Nisqually 1A league title was not going to be easy. An early season test against Charles Wright proved that to be true, but the Eagles outlasted the Tarriers in four sets – 25-22, 17-25, 25-19, 25-14 – at home on Sept. 16 to avenge…

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11 September 2013

Tacoma Weekly 2013 High School Girls Soccer Previews

With matches beginning next week, local girls soccer teams are rounding up their training and starting to figure out who will be their key players. We take a look at a few of the Tacoma schools in this year’s preview.

BELLARMINE PREP

The Lions have plenty of experience returning from last…

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10 September 2013

A look at TCC Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams

The results have been mixed so far this season for the Tacoma Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams, but the talent – both from veterans and newcomers – on the rosters suggests the potential for success in the near future.

The Titan men look to have a strong number of scoring options, having been…

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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