The Tam News

Walls to the Balls

Walls to the Balls

Ava Finn

September 20, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Junior Casey Walls has been playing for the U.S. Soccer Under-16 Boys’ National Team since last November and playing competitively since he was two years old. “I have been kicking a ball since I could walk,” Walls said. Walls, who was born in England, owes his interest of soccer to the cultural a...

Hat Trick

Hat Trick

Sophia Krivoruchko

March 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

On February 10th, Tam girls varsity soccer beat Branson 4-2 to claim the MCAL title. Leading up to the huge MCAL win against Branson, Tam trailed Branson by two goals. Both teams were tied 2-2 before advancing into penalty kicks, where Tam triumphed and won MCALs. “To come back and beat Branson afte...

May the Schwartz Be With You

May the Schwartz Be With You

Dahlia Zail

February 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Winning the MCAL championship game was the highlight of Owen Schwartz’s soccer career. “It was one of the best experiences of my life,” Schwartz, senior and captain of the boy’s varsity soccer team, said. “I scored the second goal of that game, I scored a free kick. It was like nothing I had...

Why You Should Consider Playing a High School Sport

Shane Lavezzo

March 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I’ve always been quiet when it comes to my personal life. Voicing my emotions is something I’ve never truly felt comfortable doing. Regardless of who I am talking to, a best friend or even a family member, I prefer to keep how I feel to myself. The only person who knows what is going on in my life...

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Loses to Redwood at Home (January 21)

Piper Goeking

February 28, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The girls’ varsity soccer team lost 0-1 to Redwood in a highly contested match at home on January 21.  Both sides had several shots on goal and created many passing connections in the first half.  The game was deadlocked until the 40th minute, when a foul gave Redwood a freekick just outside Tam...

Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

Marie Hogan and Marie Hogan

February 4, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Freshman Lily Travers has been dreaming of playing for Tam’s varsity soccer team for years. “I used to practice on the side of the Tam field,” Travers said, “And I’d see them, and I’d always come to the games and I watched their MCAL finals, and wanted to be on the team. That was like my o...

Athlete of the Issue: Lauren Ross

Athlete of the Issue: Lauren Ross

Megan Butt

June 3, 2016


Filed under Profiles, Sports

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...

Sports Opinion: Dropping the Baton

Sports Opinion: Dropping the Baton

Griffin Bary and Griffin Bary

May 12, 2016


Filed under Sports

In sports, there are winners and losers, coaches and officials, spectators and people judging the spectators, but there is one group that is always overlooked. This group of blunderers does not bring the team success, in fact, most of the time they bring the team loss, shame, and even murder. People who belong to...

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


Filed under Profiles, Sports

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: Riley Walls (Extended Web Edition)

Athlete of the Issue: Riley Walls (Extended Web Edition)

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

November 18, 2015


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Senior Riley Walls jumped at the opportunity when the soccer season was switched from fall to winter. He saw an open slot for a sport and took it, deciding to kick for the varsity football team. Walls’ older brother, two years his senior, had the original idea to kick for the football team and pl...

Across The Border

Across The Border

Elissa Asch

October 29, 2015


Filed under Features

Sophomore Mesgna Neghasi didn't know if he was about to be caught crossing the bridge and locked in jail for the rest of his life. He didn't know whether he would be able to sneak over the expanse of exposed road without being seen by the guards. All he knew was that he had no choice. Swallowing his...

Varsity Girls Soccer Beats Branson, Becomes NCS Champions

Varsity Girls Soccer Beats Branson, Becomes NCS Champions

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

June 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

The girls’ varsity soccer team beat Branson 3-1 to claim the North Coast Section title on May 22 at Tam. “We knew it was going to be a very competitive game,” said coach Shane Kennedy. “They came to play, they were very organized.” The first half was filled with many near goals. One of...