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Vaulting Over the Competition

Vaulting Over the Competition

Skye Schoenhoeft

April 9, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

It is not often that you meet an athlete at Tam whose sport is relatively unheard of. At school, we celebrate success in activities like basketball, soccer, or mountain biking. Yet, for athletes like sophomore Isabel Jasper, sports go beyond the status quo. As a dedicated vaulter, Jasper can be found pe...

Clodagh Mellet: Breaking Away

Clodagh Mellet: Breaking Away

Kara Kneafsey

April 9, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Ranked 16th in the Nation last year, and now racing at the pro level, senior Clodagh Mellet is taking Tam High Mountain Biking by storm. Mellet is one of the few girls on the team this year, however, this has not stopped her from placing top three in the state. Prior to high school, Mellet never anticipat...

I am the Law

I am the Law

Josie Spiegelman

March 14, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

While most high schoolers struggle thinking about where they want to be in five years, for junior Paul Law, the answer is simple: he wants to be running. A standout on both the cross country and track and field teams since freshman year, Law’s maintains a passion for both sports. “I got into r...

Flynn and Bougie lead Tam in win over San Rafael

Flynn and Bougie lead Tam in win over San Rafael

Rocky Brown

March 8, 2019


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

Tam baseball defeated San Rafael at home 6-1 on Friday, March 8. The team was led by their starting pitcher, senior Bennett Flynn, who pitched six scoreless innings while allowing just 1 hit and striking out 13, and sophomore Tucker Bougie who went 2-3 and cranked a grand slam over the right field fence...

Country Clubbin’

Country Clubbin’

Lucas Rosevear

February 6, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Although a dominant player on the course, senior Nick Friedman seemed somewhat uncomfortable sitting down with The Tam News for an interview. “I’m trying to figure out how to make golf interesting,” he said, chuckling. Friedman is unexpectedly humble and soft-spoken when discussing his experience...

Boys Varsity Basketball Makes the Pirates Walk the Plank

Boys Varsity Basketball Makes the Pirates Walk the Plank

Milo Levine and Rocky Brown

January 11, 2019


Filed under Game Coverage, Showcase, Sports

  The boys varsity basketball team defeated the Sir Francis Drake Pirates in a lopsided victory, with a final score of 46-28. The Hawks were led by senior forward Devon Dyer, who scored 14-points in the game and silenced the Drake student section with a hard two-handed slam in the fourth quarter, fol...

Flag on the Play

Flag on the Play

Max Goldberg

December 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With contributions by Lukas Affeltranger and Cooper Carroll representing the Tam High Football Team Tam High Football was shocked to read a Tam News article that made unfounded assertions, stating the football team perpetuates misogyny and discourages members of the Tam community from participating solely...

Surf’s Up

Surf’s Up

Max Tripp

December 14, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

  Senior Rex Hill won his first National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) competition on the weekend of September 22 in Santa Cruz, landing him sponsorships with Proof Lab and Rip Curl, two big surfing apparel companies. “I focused on every wave and just tried to take it heat by hea...

Coming up Crutch

Coming up Crutch

Logan Little

December 14, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

According to official National College Athletic Association (NCAA) rules, Division 1 coaches can begin contacting girls basketball athletes to start the recruitment process on September 1 of their junior year. This year, a few weeks after that critical date, Olivia Ali, a junior and varsity basketball...

Air Quality Affects Sports

Air Quality Affects Sports

November 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

The deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California's history, known as the Butte County Wildfire destroyed around 14,000 residences and killed at least 85 people as it raged across Northern California. The fire, nicknamed as The Camp Fire, started early Thursday morning of November 8th and was not fin...

Girls can have Balls Too

Girls can have Balls Too

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Football. That is what it is called when men play it. Powder Puff is what it’s called when women play it, because god forbid women are taken seriously enough to play a sport that is technically co-ed. First, as a female athlete, as a teenager, and as a student at this school, I find it completely i...

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