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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...

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...

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