Just for the Halibut

Just for the Halibut

Adam Tolson

December 18, 2017


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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...

Sophia Krivoruchko

December 18, 2017


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  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...

Athlete of the Issue: Zoe Wortzman

Athlete of the Issue: Zoe Wortzman

Fergus Campbell

November 9, 2017


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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 ...

Natalie Durham: Making a Racket

Natalie Durham: Making a Racket

Eddie Schultz

October 31, 2017


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Girls’ varsity tennis captain, Natalie Durham has had a strong presence as a leader on the team for the last two years. The senior and four year varsity starter has led her squad to an impressive 10-0 start in MCAL play as of October 16. Durham and fellow senior captains Madelyn Broad and Emma Shul...

Cian’s Cannon

Cian’s Cannon

Miles Rubens

October 31, 2017


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The boys’ water polo team has a reputation for constant jokes and pranks during practice, and at the center of it all is senior Cian Concannon. Concannon, who is third on the team with 34 goals as of October 5, has been one of the Hawks’ top performers with his physical play. The team looks to ...

Small Fish Big Pond

Small Fish Big Pond

Jack Loder

October 12, 2017


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As the final seconds ticked off the aquatic center scoreboard at Acalanes High School on November 17, Boys Varsity Water Polo head coach Bob Kustel breathed a sigh of relief. In his 16th season at the helm of Hawk water polo, Kustel would finally bring home an NCS championship banner. “It was an unbeli...

Big Limpin’

Big Limpin’

Jack Loder

September 23, 2017


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Senior lineman Tristan Mitchell lay sprawled on the couch in his downtown Mill Valley home on an unusually hot September Friday afternoon. The heat was especially bothersome for the physically imposing 17-year-old, as the entirety of his outstretched right leg was suffocated by a post-surgery cast. “...

Athlete of the Issue: Sam Carlson

Athlete of the Issue: Sam Carlson

Megan Butt and Connor Dargan

September 22, 2017


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Once junior Sam Carlson steps out onto the football field, he’s in the zone.  No matter the situation, he stays disciplined and poised to blow through the opposition’s offensive line.  As soon as the ball is snapped, he jumps into action and spins around the blocker, hurtling himself into the quart...

Athlete of the Issue: Zevan Solomon

Athlete of the Issue: Zevan Solomon

Connor Dargan

June 3, 2017


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As his senior year comes to a close, Zevan Solomon stops to catch his breath and look back on his time on track and field and cross country.  Solomon runs the 800 meter, 1600 meter, and 3200 meter and helped the track team to a second consecutive MCAL victory this year.  His individual performance al...

Freshmen Success on Varsity Sailing

Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes

May 31, 2017


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Freshmen Lilly Hocke and Luke Marshall joined Varsity Sailing this fall.  “[I became interested in sailing] when I was younger,” Hocke said. “I would go to my lake house in Pine Crest, near Yosemite. And my dad and I would race sailboats up there.” Marshall became interested in sailing three yea...

Nikhil Kharkar: Serving His Way to the Top

Nikhil Kharkar: Serving His Way to the Top

Dahlia Zail

May 3, 2017


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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


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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...

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