The Tam News

Roddy and Marks Serve Up NCS Banner

Roddy and Marks Serve Up NCS Banner

Jacob Swergold and Jacob Swergold

June 11, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Sophomore Mason Marks and senior William Roddy claimed the MCAL doubles title, finishing 2nd in Division 1 NCS, and leading Tam tennis to the MCAL win. Marks and Roddy have been playing together for the last seven years and have developed remarkable chemistry. “We’re able to focus during a match an...

Tam’s Project Green Challenge Finalist

March 21, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

Senior Catalina Lane was named a finalist of the Project Green Challenge, an environmental action competition created by local nonprofit Turning Green, this fall. The challenge aims to “inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad school students globally, ” according to the organizati...

Advice For a Prime Ski Season

Advice For a Prime Ski Season

Miles Rubens, Miles Rubens, Miles Rubens, and Miles Rubens

December 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After last year’s gargantuan amounts of snowfall, in which seven Lake Tahoe area ski resorts (Kirkwood, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Boreal, Mt. Rose, and Sugar Bowl) totalled over a whopping 700 inches of snow, skiers and snowboarders are back it again this season hoping for more snowfall...

Cian’s Cannon

Cian’s Cannon

Miles Rubens

October 31, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

The boys’ water polo team has a reputation for constant jokes and pranks during practice, and at the center of it all is senior Cian Concannon. Concannon, who is third on the team with 34 goals as of October 5, has been one of the Hawks’ top performers with his physical play. The team looks to ...

Back to School Dance Loses Hundreds

Miles Rubens

September 23, 2017


Filed under News

Tam’s inaugural Back to School Dance, on August 25 in the student center, lost approximately $1,200 of leadership funds. The total cost of the dance was $3,600, according to Senior Class President Gabe Tolson’s estimate, and with a $20 ticket price, they would have had to sell approximately 180...

Baseball Defeats Northgate in NCS Quarterfinals

Baseball Defeats Northgate in NCS Quarterfinals

Miles Rubens

May 31, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The varsity baseball team defeated the Northgate Broncos 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the North Coast Section (NCS) Division Two playoffs at Northgate in Walnut Creek on Saturday, May 27. Tam, a ten seed, upset the two seed Broncos on the heels of a victory against seventh seed Maria Carrillo High School...

Varsity Baseball Beats Maria Carillo

Varsity Baseball Beats Maria Carillo

Miles Rubens

May 29, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The boys’ varsity baseball team defeated Maria Carrillo high school 4-1 in an away game in the first round of the North Coast Section (NCS) Division Two playoffs. A complete game gem by senior pitcher Nick Kennison was crucial in the victory, but it took a team effort to walk away with the win. “E...

Craft and Dorsett Win Golden Bell Awards

Craft and Dorsett Win  Golden Bell Awards

Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens

May 4, 2017


Filed under News

Budget secretary Carol Craft and counselor Evelyn Dorsett received Golden Bell Awards for classified and certificated staff, respectively, this year. The awards, given by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) and county offices of education, are meant to recognize excellence in education across ...

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens & Zoe Wynn

March 14, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Karim Shakur’s remarkable transformation into an elite high school wrestler didn’t take place overnight. Shakur, this year’s NCS champion in his 195 pound weight class was the first Tam wrestler to ever win the section title and advance to the CIF NorCal tournament. Shakur won five straight matches to wi...

New Staff Profiles

New Staff Profiles

Tam News Staff

October 11, 2016


Filed under News

Special Education Department: Molly Fries  by Ryan Leake Tam’s newest member of the Special Education Department, Molly Fries, claims she is “not actually a teacher.” Fries spends her time in the classroom as a paraeducator, which she defines as extra support staff. Fries describes her role ...

Athletes of the Issue: Tristan and Braxton Mitchell

Athletes of the Issue: Tristan and Braxton Mitchell

Miles Rubens

September 14, 2016


Filed under Profiles, Sports

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...

Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Loses to Terra Linda

Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Loses to Terra Linda

Miles Rubens

September 12, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

photos by Ethan Swope The girls’ varsity volleyball was defeated by the Terra Linda Trojans in a lively Gus Gym on September 7. The Hawks, playing in their first MCAL match under new coach Ray Karter, ultimately lost in the fifth set. The match opened with the Trojans going on a 13-4 run tha...