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Roddy and Marks Serve Up NCS Banner

Roddy and Marks Serve Up NCS Banner

Jacob Swergold and Jacob Swergold

June 11, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Sophomore Mason Marks and senior William Roddy claimed the MCAL doubles title, finishing 2nd in Division 1 NCS, and leading Tam tennis to the MCAL win. Marks and Roddy have been playing together for the last seven years and have developed remarkable chemistry. “We’re able to focus during a match an...

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Kennedy Cook

June 6, 2018


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Despite her doctor’s warnings, she played on. To senior Alexis Travers, basketball was everything. Her first time playing on a basketball team was in fifth grade. “When I was little, I wasn’t athletic at all,” she said. “I was really self conscious... and I didn’t really know what I ...

Aiming Towards the Future

Aiming Towards the Future

Eddie Schultz

May 22, 2018


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Freshman Sam Smith had an immediate impact in her first season on varsity lacrosse, helping the girls’ team to a 5-3 MCAL start (as of May 7). “I was really nervous my first game, I remember I was about to take the draw and I was just freaking out and shaking,” she said. Smith started lacross...

Haynesworth And Johnson Win Tam Student Athletes Of The Year

Haynesworth And Johnson Win Tam Student Athletes Of The Year

Josh Love

April 23, 2018


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On March 13, Principal J.C. Farr and Athletic Director Christina Amoroso announced the Tam student athletes of the year: seniors Noah Haynesworth and Reilly Johnson. Haynesworth had a three-year varsity basketball career and was a captain his senior year. He also earned all-league honors in his onl...

Confident Hemmeter Makes Hawks Even Scarier

Confident Hemmeter Makes Hawks Even Scarier

Jack Loder

January 16, 2018


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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,...

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. “...

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