The Tam News

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Leah Fullerton

June 7, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Senior Lauren Ross has earned an array of titles in her time on Tam’s track and field team. However, her experience has not all been smooth sailing.

Bernstein Wins Coach of the Year

Bernstein Wins Coach of the Year

Ava Finn

June 5, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

"I’d like to think I won not just because of winning the championship this year because I do try really hard to instill positive values in the kids."

Humans of Tam: The Thing That Makes Them Happy

Logan Little, News Editor

May 22, 2019


Filed under Features, Humans of Tam

It [ballet] was taking over my life pretty much. I couldn’t do anything and ballet at the same time. I had no social life at all because I was either at ballet or doing homework or eating food. I had no free time. I was doing five hours of homework in two hours. Somedays I just wouldn't be able ...

Vaulting Over the Competition

Vaulting Over the Competition

Skye Schoenhoeft

April 9, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

It is not often that you meet an athlete at Tam whose sport is relatively unheard of. At school, we celebrate success in activities like basketball, soccer, or mountain biking. Yet, for athletes like sophomore Isabel Jasper, sports go beyond the status quo. As a dedicated vaulter, Jasper can be found pe...

Clodagh Mellet: Breaking Away

Clodagh Mellet: Breaking Away

Kara Kneafsey

April 9, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Ranked 16th in the Nation last year, and now racing at the pro level, senior Clodagh Mellet is taking Tam High Mountain Biking by storm. Mellet is one of the few girls on the team this year, however, this has not stopped her from placing top three in the state. Prior to high school, Mellet never anticipat...

I am the Law

I am the Law

Josie Spiegelman

March 14, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

While most high schoolers struggle thinking about where they want to be in five years, for junior Paul Law, the answer is simple: he wants to be running. A standout on both the cross country and track and field teams since freshman year, Law’s maintains a passion for both sports. “I got into r...

Air Quality Affects Sports

Air Quality Affects Sports

November 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

The deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California's history, known as the Butte County Wildfire destroyed around 14,000 residences and killed at least 85 people as it raged across Northern California. The fire, nicknamed as The Camp Fire, started early Thursday morning of November 8th and was not fin...

Has Tennis become too Traditional?

Has Tennis become too Traditional?

Samantha Ferro

October 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

Like a few other sports, tennis is considered a gentleman’s sport and gentleman’s game. However, not just gentlemen now play. When people view sports they typically imagine sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, and American football: team-oriented sports with huge crowds and massive stadium...

Haight Wins Coach of the Year

Haight Wins Coach of the Year

Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens

June 11, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Girls golf coach John Haight was awarded this year’s Coach of the Year award by the Tam Administration. Haight, who has coached the team for ten  seasons, was given the award for his leadership, positive attitude, and sportsmanship. Haight first learned he had received the award  in a letter fr...

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...

Nygaard Steps Down as Golf Coach

Nygaard Steps Down as Golf Coach

Benjy Wall-Feng

June 10, 2018


Filed under News

P.E. teacher Dustin Nygaard ended his tenure as boys golf coach following the conclusion of the spring 2018 season. “I just stepped down from the position, and I’m going to be an assistant coach working with Shane [Kennedy] on the girls varsity soccer team next season,” Nygaard said. Nyga...

The Gain Train Has Left The Station

The Gain Train Has Left The Station

Alex Bires

May 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

The baseball season is beyond its halfway point, and that means mid-season fatigue is setting in. Fastball velocity can dip a couple miles per hour, the break on curveballs becomes less crisp, and hitting batting practice home runs becomes a struggle. The cause is known as “the grind”. Daily pract...