The Tam News

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 ...

Sports Opinion: Why Coaches Shouldn’t Expect Early Release (Web Exclusive)

Dani Egan

May 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

It’s the end of fourth period, and the classroom is deserted. Slowly, sports obligations emptied out the classroom as students left for early release, the lesson unfinished in their notes. Some are happy to get out early, some are resigned to the work they’ll miss, and some worry about how they...

Whose Games Are You Going To?

Whose Games Are You Going To?

Celeste Moore

May 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Student sections inside the gym get downright rowdy most Friday nights — after 7 p.m. that is. While students and others around Marin fork over a few dollars and get their hand stamped to watch a boys’ basketball game, just 90 minutes earlier only parents, siblings and a handful of players’ friends...

Drake to Replace Turf Field

Adam Tolson

April 3, 2017


Filed under News

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) school board has voted to replace the turf on the Sir Francis Drake football field due to health concerns. After 12 years of playing on the old turf, which was made of ground up car tires, many parents voiced their opinions on the health risks and a vote ...

Sports Opinion: Physical Education: Unnecessary for Student Athletes

Sports Opinion: Physical Education: Unnecessary for Student Athletes

Arya Guinney & Kennedy Cook

March 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

Physical Education (P.E.) is a two-year required course for every student that attends Tam. It has two components–one that encompasses the information a student would learn in a health class and a second, composed of the physical exercise itself. Students regularly try to find ways out of P.E. in...

Athlete of the Issue: Isobel Wright

Athlete of the Issue: Isobel Wright

Sophia Venables

March 31, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Senior Isobel Wright will be a part of the Wesleyan University track team as a high jumper come next fall. Wright attributes her passion for high jump to joining track in eighth grade. “[The Mill Valley Middle School track coaches] made you try all the events, so I kind of got dropped into high j...

Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Loses to Las Lomas

Jack Loder

March 28, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The boys’ varsity Lacrosse team came up short against Las Lomas on March 24 at Tam. A close and competitive game throughout, Las Lomas ultimately pulled away in the fourth quarter, winning by a score of 15-10. The loss drops Tam to 4-3 overall. (2-2 in MCAL) “I’m encouraged to see how we battled ou...

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...

Sports Opinion: In Defense of Girls Lacrosse

Sports Opinion: In Defense of Girls Lacrosse

Dahlia Zail and Dahlia Zail

March 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

Imagine this. You spend two hours after school practicing every day. You play your heart out in every single game. You condition, train, and drill, trying tirelessly to get better. And in return for all your work, you’re faced with empty bleachers at every. Single. Home game. Which is ironic, consi...

Spring Season Sports Previews: Quotes from the Coaches

The Sports Staff and The Sports Staff

March 14, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

Girls’ Swimming, Brittney Boyd: “I hope that everybody swims fast this season, is having fun, and puts in some best times, and hopefully we’re top competitors at MCAL.” Boys’ Swimming, Ken Weber: “[My main goal for this season] is that we are going to win the MCAL championships this yea...