The Tam News

Athlete of the Issue: Isobel Wright

Athlete of the Issue: Isobel Wright

Sophia Venables

March 31, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Senior Isobel Wright will be a part of the Wesleyan University track team as a high jumper come next fall. Wright attributes her passion for high jump to joining track in eighth grade. “[The Mill Valley Middle School track coaches] made you try all the events, so I kind of got dropped into high j...

Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Loses to Las Lomas

Jack Loder

March 28, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The boys’ varsity Lacrosse team came up short against Las Lomas on March 24 at Tam. A close and competitive game throughout, Las Lomas ultimately pulled away in the fourth quarter, winning by a score of 15-10. The loss drops Tam to 4-3 overall. (2-2 in MCAL) “I’m encouraged to see how we battled ou...

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens & Zoe Wynn

March 14, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Karim Shakur’s remarkable transformation into an elite high school wrestler didn’t take place overnight. Shakur, this year’s NCS champion in his 195 pound weight class was the first Tam wrestler to ever win the section title and advance to the CIF NorCal tournament. Shakur won five straight matches to wi...

Sports Opinion: In Defense of Girls Lacrosse

Sports Opinion: In Defense of Girls Lacrosse

Dahlia Zail and Dahlia Zail

March 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

Imagine this. You spend two hours after school practicing every day. You play your heart out in every single game. You condition, train, and drill, trying tirelessly to get better. And in return for all your work, you’re faced with empty bleachers at every. Single. Home game. Which is ironic, consi...

Spring Season Sports Previews: Quotes from the Coaches

The Sports Staff and The Sports Staff

March 14, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

Girls’ Swimming, Brittney Boyd: “I hope that everybody swims fast this season, is having fun, and puts in some best times, and hopefully we’re top competitors at MCAL.” Boys’ Swimming, Ken Weber: “[My main goal for this season] is that we are going to win the MCAL championships this yea...

Boys’ Soccer Wins MCAL Championship Title

Boys’ Soccer Wins MCAL Championship Title

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 14, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The boys’ varsity soccer team won the MCAL championship beating Terra Linda 3-0 on February 11. The team had progressed to the finals after beating Novato 1-0 in the quarter finals and beating Drake 4-1 in the semifinals. Senior and Tam News reporter Ryan Leake scored two goals in the victory and ju...

Girls’ Basketball Wins MCAL Championship Title

Girls’ Basketball Wins MCAL Championship Title

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 14, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The girls’ varsity basketball team narrowly claimed the MCAL championship title for the second year in a row on February 18 after beating rival Redwood 39-36. “They felt [the pressure] but they came through,” head coach Mike Evans said. “I thought we had a really good game plan.” “After th...

Moreau Catholic Wins NCS Championship vs Tam

Moreau Catholic Wins NCS Championship vs Tam

Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, Adam Tolson, and Adam Tolson

March 8, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

Photos by Ethan Swope Tam and Moreau Catholic squared off in the North Coast Section Championship on Saturday, March 4th.  Before the game even started, all eyes were on MC freshman phenom Kyree Walker, one of the top freshmen in the country.  He was greeted by the Tam student section with chants...

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Loses to Redwood at Home (January 21)

Piper Goeking

February 28, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The girls’ varsity soccer team lost 0-1 to Redwood in a highly contested match at home on January 21.  Both sides had several shots on goal and created many passing connections in the first half.  The game was deadlocked until the 40th minute, when a foul gave Redwood a freekick just outside Tam...

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Senior Night Recap

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Senior Night Recap

Nicole Anisgard-Parra and Nicole Anisgard-Parra

February 27, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The girls’ varsity basketball team came away with an dominating 65-29 victory over Terra Linda on Friday, February 10th in Gus Gym. Prior to the start of the game, a brief ceremony took place to celebrate Senior Night for captains Jaiana Harris, Megan Lee, and Katie Sowerby, along with players Tau...

Boys’ Varsity Soccer Defeats San Rafael

Boys’ Varsity Soccer Defeats San Rafael

Elise Korngut, Elise Korngut, Elise Korngut, and Elise Korngut

February 27, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

Tamalpais’ boys varsity soccer team beat the San Rafael Bulldogs on Saturday, January 4. The Hawks dominated the whole game, eventually winning 4-2. Tam started out strong with a goal by junior Wade Meckley. San Rafael quickly responded with a goal of their own, making the score 1-1. Tam played s...

Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

Marie Hogan and Marie Hogan

February 4, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Freshman Lily Travers has been dreaming of playing for Tam’s varsity soccer team for years. “I used to practice on the side of the Tam field,” Travers said, “And I’d see them, and I’d always come to the games and I watched their MCAL finals, and wanted to be on the team. That was like my o...