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March Madness: Impact on Tam (Web Exclusive)

Jack Goldman

April 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

What could be more thrilling than watching the best college basketball teams square off in March Madness? Simple: filling out a March Madness bracket for yourself! However, this tradition of filling out a bracket may distract students from participating in class and completing their schoolwork. Every year...

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...

Boys’ Soccer Wins MCAL Championship Title

Boys’ Soccer Wins MCAL Championship Title

Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 14, 2017


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The boys’ varsity soccer team won the MCAL championship beating Terra Linda 3-0 on February 11. The team had progressed to the finals after beating Novato 1-0 in the quarter finals and beating Drake 4-1 in the semifinals. Senior and Tam News reporter Ryan Leake scored two goals in the victory and ju...

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...

Jordan Jackson: Cross Up

Jordan Jackson: Cross Up

Adam Tolson and Adam Tolson

February 1, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

This year’s boys’ basketball team is on fire this season.  After taking down Terra Linda, Justin Siena, Marin Catholic, and Redwood, they have begun their season  as a top three-team in the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL). Senior and Redwood transfer Jordan Jackson has emerged as a key cont...

Sports Opinion: Oh Captain, My Captain

Sports Opinion: Oh Captain, My Captain

Connor Norton and Connor Norton

November 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

It seems that far too often having captains at the varsity and junior varsity levels of high school sports creates more issues than it solves. This could be due to a number of reasons: the team disagrees with the captain, the captain thinks they are a coach, or having a captain simply ruins the dynamic o...

Sowerby Commits to Macalester College

Sowerby Commits to Macalester College

Zoe Wynn and Zoe Wynn

November 9, 2016


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Unlike most seniors, Katie Sowerby  already knows where she is going to spend the next four years. She recently committed to play basketball at Macalester College, a Division III school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sowerby believes she will enjoy her college life both on and off the court. “I found [a s...

Varsity Football Crushed by Marin Catholic

Varsity Football Crushed by Marin Catholic

Connor Dargan

September 28, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The varsity football team suffered a crushing 56-0 defeat at Marin Catholic on September 24.  Although the game seemed relatively even in the first half, Tam turned the ball over five times, the most ever under head coach Jon Black. The most notable factor in this loss occurred when senior Tre...

Girls’ Varsity Water Polo Loses to Novato

Girls’ Varsity Water Polo Loses to Novato

Kendall Lafranchi

September 27, 2016


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports

The girls’ varsity water polo team lost to Novato 10-7 on September 14. The Hornets (1-0) and Hawks (0-1) were neck in neck through the first two quarters with Novato leading 6-5. The third quarter was low scoring with Novato and Tam only scoring in the four minutes and two minutes to go, respecti...

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