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

3 September 2013

Tacoma Weekly 2013 High School Volleyball Preview

As fall sports begin to get into full swing, we take a look at the volleyball local squads, some of which are again looking to make deep postseason runs while others are looking to rebuild under new leaders. With matches beginning next week, it should once again be an exciting season.

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27 August 2013

Chambers part of gold medal relay at Pan Am Games

This summer has been anything but a vacation for Marcus Chambers. The recently graduated Foss athlete – fresh off wins in the 200- and 400-meter dashes at the 3A state meet last spring – has taken his talents to the national level in recent months. He capped it off by taking part in the United States’ gold medal 4X400-meter…

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20 August 2013

Wilson smashes records at National Senior Games

Fife resident Tammy Wilson rediscovered a passion for swimming seven years ago, and it has paid off ever since. Wilson, 55, competed in the National Senior Games on July 19-21 in Cleveland, Ohio and came away with three gold medals, setting three national records in the process.

“I was pretty happy with how I did,”…

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20 August 2013

Rainiers get another walk-off win

If the Tacoma Rainiers are to make a late run for the playoffs, they may continue to need the dramatic finishes they’ve been getting on the current home stand. The Rainiers won in walk-off fashion for the third time in the previous four days on Aug. 19, as Carlos Peguero’s fielder’s choice grounder scored Abraham Almonte…

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13 August 2013

Studs win national title at NBC World Series

After placing second at the National Baseball Congress World Series three of the past five years, Seattle-Tacoma Cheney Studs head coach Barry Aden questioned whether this would be the year to break through.

“I came into this season thinking it was going to be a rebuilding year,” said Aden, who has managed the…

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6 August 2013

Local youth sprinters shine on national stage

Local youth track standouts Saudia James-Heard and Kelee Ringo are continuing to shine. The duo was part of a group of six athletes to represent Washington at the Hershey’s Track and Field Games on Aug. 3 in Hershey, Pa., as each placed in the top five in the 200-meter dash in their respective divisions.

“It felt…

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30 July 2013

Nomads take third at the Tacoma Aroma

The premier summer showcase for rugby in Tacoma returned on July 27, as 29 men’s, women’s and high school teams from around the region converged on Portland Avenue Park for the 36th Annual Tacoma Aroma 7’s Tournament.

“We try to keep it growing every year,” said Ryan McHugh, president of the host Tacoma…

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30 July 2013

Poythress lifts Rainiers with two homers

Among the numerous roster moves made by the Tacoma Rainiers this season, Taijuan Walker has certainly created the most buzz with his dominant pitching during his first month in Triple-A. But on a night when the 20-year-old faced his first struggles with the Rainiers, it was lineup regular Rich Poythress who stole the show.…

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16 July 2013

Sounders camp makes stop in University Place

There’s no doubt that the Northwest, and the Puget Sound area in particular, has become a hotbed of soccer. The Seattle Sounders have become a centerpiece of that culture, and their fingerprints are continuing to spread throughout the region.

One of the more popular outreach programs the club has offered has become…

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16 July 2013

Experience and youth highlight talented PNW field

Top tennis players from around the region are again converging on Tacoma for the start of the 122nd Pacific Northwest Open Championships, set to take place at the Tacoma Lawn Tennis Club from July 23-28.

Recent tournament results and other factors will still have an impact on how the field shapes up for the week,…

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9 July 2013

Studs marching toward World Series again

The Cheney Studs are in a convenient situation. With an automatic berth to the postseason and the national baseball tournament already in hand, they are able to use the regular season as training. And they’re gaining valuable experience at dealing with adversity.

The latest such case was on July 3, when the Studs…

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2 July 2013

Crisp leads Clover Park to summer league title

Summer basketball gives most teams an opportunity to reload, develop talent and identify who next year’s go-to player may be.

But Clover Park still has its main guy.

Senior-to-be David Crisp scored 23 points in the semifinals against Lincoln and tallied 29 points in the finals versus Foss to lead the Warriors…

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2 July 2013

Sounders U23 draws with Crossfire

The Sounders U23s found themselves facing a one-goal deficit for a majority of the game against the Washington Crossfire, unable to seize momentum for long. But after falling behind for the third time early in the second half, a late strike by substitute Eric Stevenson provided the final equalizer, as the U23s earned a much-needed…

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26 June 2013

Rainiers bats explode early to roll past Fresno

Brad Miller has been hitting everything in sight lately, and his teammates followed suit early on June 24 as the Tacoma Rainiers scored 10 runs in the first four innings and banged out 15 hits in cruising to a 14-4 win over the Fresno Grizzlies.

“When you score that many runs it’s a luxury,” said Rainiers manager…

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18 June 2013

Chambers, Schwan are Athletes of the Year

After dominating throughout the season and earning state titles in their respective sports, Foss’ Marcus Chambers and Bellarmine Prep’s Courtney Schwan added some more hardware on June 17. In a room full of accomplished athletes, the duo was named the Tacoma/Pierce County High School Student Athletes of the Year at the…

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18 June 2013

Max Beatty overcomes cancer to realize dream

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind for Max Beatty. And he’s loving every moment of it.

The former Pacific Lutheran University ace pitcher – who overcame testicular cancer to return to the baseball field a year ago – achieved his ultimate dream when he was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 32nd round…

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11 June 2013

2013 Tacoma Weekly All-City Boys Soccer Team

It was an exciting season on the pitch for local high school soccer squads this spring, with most of the teams staying in contention for the playoffs until the very end. And with plenty of talent on those teams, we once again take a look at some of the top players with our All-City Boys Soccer Team.

The group is headlined…

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5 June 2013

2013 Tacoma Weekly All-City Softball Team

Both the Bellarmine Prep and Wilson softball teams continued their recent success with solid postseason runs this year, displaying potent offenses and some solid pitching. A number of their players highlight this year’s All-City Team, as we look back at some of this year’s top performers in Tacoma high schools.

Once…

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5 June 2013

2013 Tacoma Weekly All-City Baseball Team

While no local baseball squads made it past the first round of districts this year, there still was no shortage of impressive players on local diamonds. We take a look back at some of the top talent in the city with our All-City Baseball Team.

Bellarmine Prep junior Harry Stenberg was one of the more dominant pitchers…

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5 June 2013

Rainiers outlast Sacramento in 14 innings

Despite a seemingly revolving door in the clubhouse, the Tacoma Rainiers continue to figure out how to win games – no matter how long it takes. Brandon Maurer allowed one run in six and two-thirds innings in his Triple-A debut, and Abraham Almonte delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the…

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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