The Tam News

John Scarsella Takes Over as Softball Coach

John Scarsella Takes Over as Softball Coach

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016


Filed under Profiles, Sports

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...

Intramural Sports at Lunch Start Up

Intramural Sports at Lunch Start Up

Miles Rubens & Lucky Shulman and Miles Rubens & Lucky Shulman

November 28, 2015


Filed under Sports

Physical Education teacher Erin Lawley has taken the lead in starting an intramural sports program on campus. The first intramural sports lunch took place on October 20. Erin Lawley encouraged all students to participate in the program. “[Intramural sports] are open to anyone and everyone,” she ...

Varsity Softball Loses to MC, Celebrates Seniors Day

Varsity Softball Loses to MC, Celebrates Seniors Day

May 26, 2015


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The Tam varsity softball team lost 9-0 to Marin Catholic on May 13, the day that they celebrated their senior day. For two seniors on the team, Chloe Jacobs and Hannah Saltonstall, it was their last regular season home game. Saltonstall was unable to attend the game. “[The game] was very tough. [M...

Sports Recap: Week of 5/4

Sports Recap: Week of 5/4

May 12, 2015


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VARSITY SOFTBALL SUFFERS LOSS TO RIVAL REDWOOD The varsity softball team lost to Redwood 14-1 on May 4, bringing their MCAL league record to 5-5. Sophomore Kendall Lafranchi, sophomore Anna Reichenbach, and senior Chloe Jacobs contributed the only four hits of the game in the loss.   VARSITY GOLF TEAM...

Sports Update: April 28 Action

Sports Update: April 28 Action

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

April 29, 2015


Filed under Sports

GIRLS’ VARSITY LACROSSE SUFFERS LOSS TO UNIVERSITY The girls’ varsity lacrosse team lost to University High School 14-7 on April 28 in San Francisco. This brings their overall record to 2-11 and their league record to 0-7. Despite the score, Natalie Butler, one of the girls’ coaches, was pl...

Tam Softball Battles San Marin

Tam Softball Battles San Marin

Kira Goeking

April 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

The varsity softball team (6-3) lost a game to the San Marin Mustangs (6-2) on Monday, March 23 with a score of 6-0.  Tam kept the game even at 0-0 until the top of the fourth inning. In the fourth, Tam’s third baseman sophomore Jonny Sekula fielded a ground ball and tossed it to second base, but...

Balancing Academics and Athletics

Balancing Academics and Athletics

Riley Kuffner

October 3, 2013


Filed under Sports

  Athletics and academics play an important role in defining the student body, as over 50 percent of Tam students participate in a sport after school. Both take up a lot of time and, in students’ busy lives, there is not a lot of time to spare. For this reason, athletics and academics ar...

New teachers Severin, Pender and Lawley bring their own philosophies to Tam

New teachers Severin, Pender and Lawley bring their own philosophies to Tam

Sophie McGuinness

November 2, 2011


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Nate Severin PE Teacher Teaching Philosophy: “First and foremost is my relationship with my students. If I know who they are and what they like, then I can teach them better. When students know I care about them, then a mutual respect is formed.” When Mr. Severin was in high school: “One ti...