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Sowerby Commits to Macalester College

Sowerby Commits to Macalester College

By Zoe Wynn and Zoe Wynn

November 9, 2016

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

By Josh Love and Josh Love

November 9, 2016

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

By Piper Goeking

October 13, 2016

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

By Calvin Rosevear

October 13, 2016

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

By Miles Rubens

September 14, 2016

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

By Calvin Rosevear

September 14, 2016

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)

By Calvin Rosevear & Zoe Wynn and Calvin Rosevear & Zoe Wynn

June 3, 2016

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...

Athlete of the Issue: Lauren Ross

Athlete of the Issue: Lauren Ross

By Megan Butt

June 3, 2016

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)

By Sam Toland and Sam Toland

June 1, 2016

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

By Jack Murphy and Jack Murphy

May 12, 2016

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)

By Franny Kiles and Franny Kiles

May 12, 2016

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)

By Jackson Gathard

May 2, 2016

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...