The Tam News

New Diving Coach Haley Quinn Hired

New Diving Coach Haley Quinn Hired

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016


Filed under Profiles, Sports

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...

Q & A with Brian Rivas (Wrestling Team Member)

Q & A with Brian Rivas (Wrestling Team Member)

Eddie Schultz and Eddie Schultz

March 3, 2016


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Senior Brian Rivas has been wrestling since eight grade and is a member of the varsity wrestling team. He plays for the track and field team and played for the football team in the fall. Q: Why do you like wrestling? Just the fact that it’s a one-on-one competition. All the other sports that I do...

Q & A with Megan Lee: Slaying Sports of Many Sorts

Q & A with Megan Lee: Slaying Sports of Many Sorts

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

February 2, 2016


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Junior Megan Lee loves to play sports. She has played soccer, plays basketball and golf, and rides for the mountain bike team. She also plans to play softball this spring. Her focus is on basketball. For this issue’s Q&A, she discussed her experience participating in the variety of sports she pl...

Athlete of the Issue: Grace Towle

Athlete of the Issue: Grace Towle

Claire Donahue and Claire Donahue

February 2, 2016


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In elementary school junior Grace Towle was a self-described “crazy, horse-obsessed girl” collecting tiny horse figurines and dressing in horse-patterned dresses. Today, Towle is an equestrian who rides four times a week at Sonoma Stables in Petaluma. “Going there usually entails me getting the ...

Athlete of the Issue: Jaiana Harris (Varsity Basketball Player & Rising Rapper)

Athlete of the Issue: Jaiana Harris (Varsity Basketball Player & Rising Rapper)

Misha Krivoruchko and Misha Krivoruchko

December 14, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Sports

It has only been a few weeks since junior Jaiana Harris transferred to Tam from Redwood, and she is already having an effect on school culture. She is a captain of the girls varsity basketball team and a rising rap star. “My mom wanted me to go to Tam freshman year, but I wanted a new start,” Ha...

Q & A with Reilly Johnson (Varsity Soccer Player)

Q & A with Reilly Johnson (Varsity Soccer Player)

Glo Robinson and Glo Robinson

December 14, 2015


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Sophomore Reilly Johnson has been playing soccer since she was around six years old and has played competitively since the age of eight. She played for Tam on the girls’ JV team during her freshman year, and now plays on varsity. Q: What inspired you to play soccer? When I was eight years old, [I played] for th...

Senior Water Polo Player Jackson Hettler Commits to Cal (Web Exclusive)

Senior Water Polo Player Jackson Hettler Commits to Cal (Web Exclusive)

Trevor Bukowski, Trevor Bukowski, and Trevor Bukowski

December 14, 2015


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While the majority of seniors are stressing over college applications, Jackson Hettler doesn’t have to worry. Hettler just recently committed to play water polo for The University of California, Berkeley next year. That’s not to say he hasn’t worked his heart out to get him into the position he...

Sophomore John Luster Reflects on Tam Water Polo (Web Exclusive)

Sophomore John Luster Reflects on Tam Water Polo (Web Exclusive)

Ethan Lawrence and Ethan Lawrence

December 14, 2015


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Ever wonder who the man in the goal on the Varsity water polo team is? Well his name is John Luster. As a current Sophomore, Luster began playing water polo his freshman year after being encouraged by his sister, who plays for Marin Catholic, to join the team. “At first I didn't really take it that seriou...

The Q & A: Jackson Hettler (Tam Water Polo Record Holder)

The Q & A: Jackson Hettler (Tam Water Polo Record Holder)

Franny Kiles and Franny Kiles

November 27, 2015


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Senior Jackson Hettler has been playing varsity water polo since his freshman year. He hopes to continue pursuing water polo in college. Q: How does the water polo team is compared to last year? I think we’ve improved tremendously because we have a lot more kids for one, and a lot more depth. [We ...

Tam Swimmers Commit to College

Tam Swimmers Commit to College

James Finn & Hannah Chorley and James Finn & Hannah Chorley

November 27, 2015


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MIKI DAHLKE Competing in a sport at the collegiate level is a dream for many high school athletes. Senior Miki Dahlke will begin to live that dream next fall when she commences her time at Harvard University as a Division I swimmer. Dahlke, who recently chose Harvard over UCLA and Northwestern Univers...

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