The Tam News

Making a Racket

Making a Racket

Logan Little

May 2, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Now ranked third in Northern California by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), senior Ryan Ali picked up his first racket at the age of four at Boyle Park and hasn’t put it down since. “When I started competing, I really loved just playing. I loved the one on one factor and also loved be...

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...

Running to the Rescue

Running to the Rescue

Summer Solomon, Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Many high school students run for teams, but it's undeniably rare when they combine that passion with raising money. For freshman Yasha Zink, this is the case. It wasn’t until recently that Zink realized her passion for running and the success that came along with it. “I started running in sixth g...

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...

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...

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...

Tackling Gender Norms

Tackling Gender Norms

Skye Schoenhoeft

September 20, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Senior Jackie Hernandez is breaking barriers as the first female Tam football player in the school’s recent history. This is Jackie’s first year on the football team, as well as the first sport she has ever played for Tam. “I always wanted to try out since freshman year but I was a little intimi...

Walls to the Balls

Walls to the Balls

Ava Finn

September 20, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Junior Casey Walls has been playing for the U.S. Soccer Under-16 Boys’ National Team since last November and playing competitively since he was two years old. “I have been kicking a ball since I could walk,” Walls said. Walls, who was born in England, owes his interest of soccer to the cultural a...

The Giant Kiwi

The Giant Kiwi

Rocky Brown and Milo Levine

September 20, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

  Last season, the boys’ varsity basketball team made it to the MCAL Championship for the first time in 19 years. The team was lead by Tam’s all-time leading scorer, Jack Duboff, and a talented group of experienced varsity players. Unfortunately, Duboff graduated, and so did the rest of the star...

Haight Wins Coach of the Year

Haight Wins Coach of the Year

Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens

June 11, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Girls golf coach John Haight was awarded this year’s Coach of the Year award by the Tam Administration. Haight, who has coached the team for ten  seasons, was given the award for his leadership, positive attitude, and sportsmanship. Haight first learned he had received the award  in a letter fr...