End of an Era

End of an Era

Sabrina Baker

May 3, 2017


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The varsity baseball team is nearing the end of the season, but for the eight senior Hawks, it’s an especially bittersweet time. Seniors Matthew Kearney, Kevin McDougal, Jack Dickson, Will Muir, Connor Swenberg, Nick Kennison, Sam Spiegelman, and Ryan Leake have been together a since the beginning...

Nikhil Kharkar: Serving His Way to the Top

Nikhil Kharkar: Serving His Way to the Top

Dahlia Zail

May 3, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Senior Nikhil Kharkar began playing tennis at the age of five with his dad and older sister. “We would go to the Tiburon tennis courts every week and we would just hit,” Kharkar said. Kharkar started his organized athletics career as a baseball player. Around the age of 10, he started playing b...

Lucky Shulman: Brining Tam Lax to LA

Sophia Venables

May 3, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Senior and Tam News design and photo editor, Lucky Shulman, will be fulfilling her longtime goal of playing midfield for the UCLA lacrosse team next year. Growing up mainly on the East Coast, Shulman was surrounded by an intensely competitive lacrosse community since the age of seven. “[In New Ham...

March Madness: Impact on Tam (Web Exclusive)

Jack Goldman

April 18, 2017


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What could be more thrilling than watching the best college basketball teams square off in March Madness? Simple: filling out a March Madness bracket for yourself! However, this tradition of filling out a bracket may distract students from participating in class and completing their schoolwork. Every year...

Rob Davis Succeeds on the Court (Web Exclusive)

Rob Davis Succeeds on the Court (Web Exclusive)

Francis Strietmann

March 31, 2017


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Senior and middle blocker of the Boys’ Varsity Volleyball team Senior Rob Davis transferred to Tam after four years at Eastside College Preparatory School, a boarding school in Palo Alto. Davis, who played basketball for five years prior, reluctantly began his volleyball career as a freshman at Eastsid...

Sports Opinion: Physical Education: Unnecessary for Student Athletes

Sports Opinion: Physical Education: Unnecessary for Student Athletes

Arya Guinney & Kennedy Cook

March 31, 2017


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Physical Education (P.E.) is a two-year required course for every student that attends Tam. It has two components–one that encompasses the information a student would learn in a health class and a second, composed of the physical exercise itself. Students regularly try to find ways out of P.E. in...

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, Jack Loder, Jack Loder, and 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


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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...

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