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?

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...

Haynesworth And Johnson Win Tam Student Athletes Of The Year

Haynesworth And Johnson Win Tam Student Athletes Of The Year

Josh Love

April 23, 2018


Filed under Profiles, Sports

On March 13, Principal J.C. Farr and Athletic Director Christina Amoroso announced the Tam student athletes of the year: seniors Noah Haynesworth and Reilly Johnson. Haynesworth had a three-year varsity basketball career and was a captain his senior year. He also earned all-league honors in his onl...

Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report

Tom Russell

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

When discussing sports of any kind, especially those with particularly passionate fans, the age-old phrase “It’s just a game” seems to be a go-to argument used to criticize  overzealous displays of spirit. I never quite understood how and why this preposterous fallacy gained popularity, because I ha...

Connor Jenkins: Sophomore Stud

Connor Jenkins: Sophomore Stud

Jacob Swergold and Jack Loder

February 2, 2018


Filed under Sports

Before moving to the United States and starting his sophomore year at Tam, sophomore Connor Jenkins was balling on the international hardwood in New Zealand and Japan. Jenkins fell in love with basketball at seven years old while living in Tokyo. After spending the first 12 years of his life in Japa...

Tam Students Take On Mavericks

Tam Students Take On Mavericks

Ava Finn, Ava Finn, Ava Finn, and Ava Finn

February 2, 2018


Filed under News

Three Tam students surfed Mavericks, the notorious 25- to 30-foot break located north of Half Moon Bay, on January 11. Junior Mac Castaneda, junior River Galland, and senior and Tam News reporter Jacob Swergold trained for years before heading down to Mavericks. Even though January 11 was one of...

Humans of Tam: I Had Begun a Spiral of Hatred

Humans of Tam: I Had Begun a Spiral of Hatred

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

December 9, 2017


Filed under Featured, Features, Humans of Tam

“It seemed like you weren't there mentally during that fly. Your strokes were sloppy, you barely kicked off the walls and your drive wasn’t straight.” [My coach] was trying to make the feedback a little nicer. I just stared at her, having no excuse for my awful swim. In the weeks following the meet...

Crewe Hutson: Overcoming Obstacles

Crewe Hutson: Overcoming Obstacles

Kennedy Cook and Michael Diamandakis

June 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

Freshman Crewe Hutson is not your average dual-sport athlete. Although he played running back for the Junior Varsity football team and guard for freshman basketball team, the quality that truly separates him from his peers isn’t obvious. “If you talk to most people, I look like a normal athlete out ...

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