The Tam News

Girls Basketball Loses to Redwood

Girls Basketball Loses to Redwood

By Milo Levine

January 19, 2018

The girls varsity basketball team suffered their second MCAL defeat of the season on Tuesday, losing to Redwood on the road 37-29. The game was tightly contested throughout, as Tam came out firing, establishing an early 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, Tam’s offense sputtered as th...

Spectators’ Behavior Criticized by Admin

Spectators’ Behavior Criticized by Admin

By Ravi Joshi-Wander

January 19, 2018

Principal J.C. Farr held a town hall-style meeting in Gus Gymnasium to address the behavior of students at recent boys varsity basketball games, played at Marin Catholic High School and Redwood High School, on Thursday, January 18. Speaking to a small crowd, Farr admonished students for chanting “Bulls*...

Confident Hemmeter Makes Hawks Even Scarier

Confident Hemmeter Makes Hawks Even Scarier

By Jack Loder

January 16, 2018

Senior Ryan Hemmeter turned and pumped his fist, letting out a roar as he watched his third three pointer in as many possessions splash through the hoop during the third quarter of last week’s dramatic win at Marin Catholic. The 6’2” shooting guard poured in all 16 of his points in the second half,...

Varsity Boys’ Basketball Beats Marin Catholic

Varsity Boys’ Basketball Beats Marin Catholic

By Eddie Schultz and Jack Loder

January 12, 2018

During the halftime break of the January 11 Thursday night Basketball game at Marin Catholic [MC], Tam coaches Tim Morgan and Lorenzo Bynum called their talented squad to rally. The Tam team was down 15 points after what had been a thoroughly one sided first half. “I told our guys that if they don’t beli...

Where is Friday Night Lights?

Where is Friday Night Lights?

By Camille Howard

December 18, 2017

My old high school, Petaluma’s Casa Grande, is nowhere near as beautiful as Tam’s campus or as excellent as Tam’s academics. However, the one thing the Gauchos excel at is football. Gatorade even sponsors the impressive program. Casa Grande revolves around football culture, this is largely due ...

Just for the Halibut

Just for the Halibut

By Adam Tolson

December 18, 2017

Not many people can say that their job is also their favorite activity, especially high school students, but senior Willie Norton is getting paid to do what he loves. Norton has spent the past six summers as a deckhand on a fishing boat in Bolinas. “I commercial fish for salmon, halibut, and tuna occ...

By Sophia Krivoruchko

December 18, 2017

  Four hours of gymnastics a day “isn’t a big deal” to junior gymnast Nicole Leary. This is her second year training at Novato Gymnastics after transferring from Gymworld Gymnastics in San Rafael, where she began gymnastics at four years old. “I had been thinking about switching to N...

Trials and Trail-bulations

Trials and Trail-bulations

By Emma Schultz and Emma Schultz

December 18, 2017

Tam’s cross-country team is one to be reckoned with. It trains six days a week during the season and finishes consistently among the top MCAL teams. The boys’ team, led by senior captains Nick Wong and Ronan Cain, placed fourth in MCALs. “We had lost three seniors last season, so at the be...

Girls Varsity Soccer Falls to Windsor

Girls Varsity Soccer Falls to Windsor

By Zoe Wynn

December 7, 2017

Tam girls’ varsity soccer lost 3-2 to Windsor High School on Wednesday, November 22. The afternoon game was a hard fight between both teams, but with Tam missing seven starters due to a club tournament in San Diego, Windsor was able to capitalize on the lack of depth in the Hawks bench. This was th...

Weight-ing Room

Weight-ing Room

By Shane Lavezzo

November 15, 2017

I limp out of the weight room after a grueling workout, pain shooting through my body. But this pain isn’t from lifting weights or running sprints. This pain is from stubbing my toe five times, cutting my hand on a jagged piece of metal, dropping a weight on my foot, and banging my head on an ill-pla...

Athlete of the Issue: Zoe Wortzman

Athlete of the Issue: Zoe Wortzman

By Fergus Campbell

November 9, 2017

Senior Zoe Wortzman never leaves the pool. One can find her at College of Marin or Redwood High School nine times a week, unless, of course, she’s competing. Meets take her as far away as Florida when swimming for her North Bay team. Wortzman started swimming on the Scott Valley Serpents when she ...

Girls’ Cross Country Wins MCAL

By Griffin Chen

November 9, 2017

For the first time in recent memory, Tam High girls cross country has managed to pass Redwood and take first place in the dual meet season, leading the rival school by one point with a score of 24-25. “We have a group of girls who runs well together and trains well together,” head coach Sylvia Goodman said....