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...

Athlete of the Issue: Isobel Wright

Athlete of the Issue: Isobel Wright

Sophia Venables

March 31, 2017


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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...

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


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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...

Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

Marie Hogan and Marie Hogan

February 4, 2017


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Freshman Lily Travers has been dreaming of playing for Tam’s varsity soccer team for years. “I used to practice on the side of the Tam field,” Travers said, “And I’d see them, and I’d always come to the games and I watched their MCAL finals, and wanted to be on the team. That was like my o...

Jordan Jackson: Cross Up

Jordan Jackson: Cross Up

Adam Tolson and Adam Tolson

February 1, 2017


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This year’s boys’ basketball team is on fire this season.  After taking down Terra Linda, Justin Siena, Marin Catholic, and Redwood, they have begun their season  as a top three-team in the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL). Senior and Redwood transfer Jordan Jackson has emerged as a key cont...

Sowerby Commits to Macalester College

Sowerby Commits to Macalester College

Zoe Wynn and Zoe Wynn

November 9, 2016


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Unlike most seniors, Katie Sowerby  already knows where she is going to spend the next four years. She recently committed to play basketball at Macalester College, a Division III school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sowerby believes she will enjoy her college life both on and off the court. “I found [a s...

Athlete of the Issue: Ben Soicher

Athlete of the Issue: Ben Soicher

Josh Love and Josh Love

November 9, 2016


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Most people consider golf to be a sport designated for old, wealthy men who socialize more than exercise and drive around the golf course in their Polo T-shirts and slacks. Well, that’s not the case for Ben Soicher, an eighth grade student at Mill Valley Middle School (MVMS). Soicher picked up hi...

New Athletic Trainer Hired

New Athletic Trainer Hired

Piper Goeking

October 13, 2016


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The athletic department hired new trainer Jessica Dominguez in early September, replacing former trainer Aubrey Yanda. Dominguez is already working to keep athletes healthy, and is looking to apply her knowledge of sports medicine outside the trainer’s office in the coming year. Dominguez began ...

Athlete of the Issue: Sabrina Haechler

Athlete of the Issue: Sabrina Haechler

Calvin Rosevear

October 13, 2016


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Senior girls’ golf team captain Sabrina Haechler started playing on the team her sophomore year, after playing volleyball her freshman year. Besides occasional trips to the golf course with her grandfather, she began her high school golf career from scratch. “I’d just go and hit the ball just to...

Athletes of the Issue: Tristan and Braxton Mitchell

Athletes of the Issue: Tristan and Braxton Mitchell

Miles Rubens

September 14, 2016


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Although the football team hasn’t had much success in recent seasons, things are starting to look up. Brothers Braxton and Tristan Mitchell are two of the reasons why. Braxton, a senior, and Tristan, a junior, are looking to help Tam compete for an MCAL championship this year. Last year, the brothe...

New Volleyball Coach Hired

New Volleyball Coach Hired

Calvin Rosevear

September 14, 2016


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Ray Karter, the new girls’ varsity volleyball coach, only started playing volleyball in college at UC Berkeley after growing up in Hawaii and moving to Marin to attend Drake High School. “I was a water polo player in high school, and I coached water polo before I coached volleyball... But water...

Athlete Q&A with Finn Taylor (Freshman Boys’ Varsity Tennis Player)

Athlete Q&A with Finn Taylor (Freshman Boys’ Varsity Tennis Player)

Calvin Rosevear & Zoe Wynn and Calvin Rosevear & Zoe Wynn

June 3, 2016


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Freshman Finn Taylor was a key contributor to the boys’ varsity tennis team and their undefeated regular season. What were the highlights of the tennis season? Beating Redwood for the first time. That was pretty nice. Of course we did lose to them in the MCAL tournament, but we did have a perfec...

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