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

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

By Trevor Bukowski

April 28, 2016

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

By Vincent Boot and Vincent Boot

March 29, 2016

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)

By Trent Waltz and Trent Waltz

March 15, 2016

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

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016

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

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016

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

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016

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)

By Megan Butt and Megan Butt

March 3, 2016

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)

By Eddie Schultz and Eddie Schultz

March 3, 2016

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

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

February 2, 2016

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

By Claire Donahue and Claire Donahue

February 2, 2016

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)

By Misha Krivoruchko and Misha Krivoruchko

December 14, 2015

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)

By Glo Robinson and Glo Robinson

December 14, 2015

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...