Athlete of the Issue: Lauren Ross

Athlete of the Issue: Lauren Ross

Megan Butt

June 3, 2016


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Freshman Lauren Ross has barely known a life without sports. At the age of five she began gymnastics, at the age of nine she began soccer, and at the age of 11 she began track and field. Ross has been a member of the club team at Gymworld Gymnastics Academy in San Rafael for nine years. Ross comp...

Sailor Andy Strike Profile (Web Exclusive)

Sam Toland and Sam Toland

June 1, 2016


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Senior Andy Strike wasn’t looking for a traditional athletic experience when he came to Tam his freshman year. “It was a unique opportunity that most people don’t get to do in high school, so I figured I should take advantage of it.” Since then, Strike has sailed every year, and is now a team c...

Athlete of the Issue: Nick Kennison

Athlete of the Issue: Nick Kennison

Jack Murphy and Jack Murphy

May 12, 2016


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The varsity baseball team sits third in the MCAL league standings with an overall record of 11-8, as of May 4 with hopes of continuing to play well in MCAL. A vital part of their success this year has been starting pitcher, junior Nick Kennison. “When he’s pitching nothing really seems to both...

Athlete Q & A with Liam Howard (Tam Mountain Biker)

Athlete Q & A with Liam Howard (Tam Mountain Biker)

Franny Kiles and Franny Kiles

May 12, 2016


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Sophomore Liam Howard rides for the mountain bike team, racing in the JV category. He’s also on the Bear Development team. He is an extremely serious, accomplished biker with ambitious goals. Q: How long have you been biking? Since preschool. That’s really when I got off the training wheels and s...

Athlete Q&A with Annie Whalen (Girls’ Varsity Swimmer)

Athlete Q&A with Annie Whalen (Girls’ Varsity Swimmer)

Jackson Gathard

May 2, 2016


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Senior Annie Whalen is on the girls’ varsity swimming team, and has been a part of various leagues throughout her swimming experience. I asked her a few questions about her past in the sport and her plans to continue. Q: How long have you been swimming (how did you get started)? I’ve been swimmi...

Athlete of the Issue: Hank Taft (Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Lead Scorer)

Athlete of the Issue: Hank Taft (Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Lead Scorer)

Trevor Bukowski

April 28, 2016


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At the age of nine years old, junior Hank Taft was introduced to lacrosse and found an eternal love for the game. He recalls an early memory when he was very young. He was playing on a lacrosse team called Wolf Pack and his dad was coaching. “We ended up doing really well and beating our rivals, which was t...

Tam Hires New Baseball Staff

Tam Hires New Baseball Staff

Vincent Boot and Vincent Boot

March 29, 2016


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Over the last couple of years, Tam baseball has been in an identity crisis.  After opting out of re-signing head coach Mike Terry in fall of 2013, Tam acquired Scott Osder.  In late summer of 2015, Tam decided not to reinstate Osder as head of the program.  A few weeks later he was reinstated, then f...

Karim Shakur: Tam Wrestler (Web Exclusive)

Karim Shakur: Tam Wrestler (Web Exclusive)

Trent Waltz and Trent Waltz

March 15, 2016


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Coming to Tam freshman year and joining Wrestling sophomore year, Tamalpais junior Karim Shakur has put in countless hours of hard work to get to the position of dominance he occupies in MCAL this year. “I started Wrestling Freshman year…at Lincoln...I wasn’t that good,” Shakur said, “[But] ...

Jason Souza Hired as New Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Coach

Jason Souza Hired as New Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Coach

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016


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Jason Souza, Mill Valley Middle School teacher and last year’s JV girls volleyball coach, is the new boys’ varsity volleyball coach. Souza has coached for four years in Newton, Massachusetts. “The Newton North Tigers have a very strong division one volleyball program, and actually last year, my firs...

New Diving Coach Haley Quinn Hired

New Diving Coach Haley Quinn Hired

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016


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After Nathan Severin’s departure last year to become Drake’s athletic director,  Tam was left without a diving coach. Haley Quinn was hired this year to fill in the empty position in the program. Quinn additionally is involved in Tam’s special education program. “My husband got a job in the city....

John Scarsella Takes Over as Softball Coach

John Scarsella Takes Over as Softball Coach

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016


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John Scarsella, father of senior and varsity softball pitcher Jessie Scarsella, replaced former varsity softball head coach Erin Lawley this year. “This is the eighth year that I’ve had a daughter pitching at Tam, and the opportunity presented itself because the last coach, Erin [Lawley], who did a gre...

Athlete of the Issue: Noble Reynoso (Olympic Development Team Sailor)

Athlete of the Issue: Noble Reynoso (Olympic Development Team Sailor)

Megan Butt and Megan Butt

March 3, 2016


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Junior Noble Reynoso first learned to sail at a fundamentals camp he was forced to attend during the summer after eighth grade. “I think [my parents] just wanted to get rid of me from nine to five,” Reynoso joked. “I hated the summer camp at first because I just wanted to hang out. I hated getti...

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