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Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

By Marie Hogan and Marie Hogan

February 4, 2017

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

By Adam Tolson and Adam Tolson

February 1, 2017

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...

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Captain Injured in Game Collision

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Captain Injured in Game Collision

By Maddie Asch and Ethan Swope

February 1, 2017

Senior girls’ varsity soccer captain Izzy Reeves collided with a player from Justin Siena, sustaining a head injury during a game on February 1. According to senior Addy Ball, a close friend and teammate of Reeves, who witnessed the collision, Reeves was taken to the emergency room at Marin General...

Athlete of the Issue: Ben Soicher

Athlete of the Issue: Ben Soicher

By Josh Love and Josh Love

November 9, 2016

Most people consider golf to be a sport designated for old, wealthy men who socialize more than exercise and drive around the golf course in their Polo T-shirts and slacks. Well, that’s not the case for Ben Soicher, an eighth grade student at Mill Valley Middle School (MVMS). Soicher picked up hi...

Varsity Football Beats Justin Siena, Players Berkley and Mitchell Suspended

Varsity Football Beats Justin Siena, Players Berkley and Mitchell Suspended

By Calvin Rosevear, Calvin Rosevear, Calvin Rosevear, Calvin Rosevear, and Calvin Rosevear

November 3, 2016

        photos by Ethan Swope The varsity football team beat Justin Siena 50-21 on October 22 in a game that sparked a brawl in the fourth quarter, resulting in the ejections and one game suspensions of senior Tre’chaun Berkley and junior Tristan Mitchell and no Justin Siena p...

Varsity Football Crushed by Marin Catholic

Varsity Football Crushed by Marin Catholic

By Connor Dargan

September 28, 2016

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...

Varsity Football Beats Sonoma Valley Dragons

Varsity Football Beats Sonoma Valley Dragons

By Adam Tolson

August 28, 2016

photos by Ethan Swope Tam football opened its season by beating the Sonoma Valley Dragons 13-2 on August 26 at Tam. This was a highly anticipated first game, with the return of the Mitchell brothers, a new free safety in senior and Redwood transfer Leonjae Silas, the addition of junior Oscar Corona...

Tam Mountain Biking Season in Review

Tam Mountain Biking Season in Review

By Sam Pletcher and Sam Pletcher

June 3, 2016

On a sunny April day in Petaluma, the mountain bike team eagerly awaited results from their race. “We weren’t sure whether or not we beat Drake [High School] as an overall team,” sophomore Ian Pratt recalled. The mountain biking scene in recent years had been dominated by Drake, who had won five ...

Athlete of the Issue: Lauren Ross

Athlete of the Issue: Lauren Ross

By Megan Butt

June 3, 2016

Freshman Lauren Ross has barely known a life without sports. At the age of five she began gymnastics, at the age of nine she began soccer, and at the age of 11 she began track and field. Ross has been a member of the club team at Gymworld Gymnastics Academy in San Rafael for nine years. Ross comp...

Sailor Andy Strike Profile (Web Exclusive)

By Sam Toland and Sam Toland

June 1, 2016

Senior Andy Strike wasn’t looking for a traditional athletic experience when he came to Tam his freshman year. “It was a unique opportunity that most people don’t get to do in high school, so I figured I should take advantage of it.” Since then, Strike has sailed every year, and is now a team c...

Sports Opinion: Dropping the Baton

Sports Opinion: Dropping the Baton

By Griffin Bary and Griffin Bary

May 12, 2016

In sports, there are winners and losers, coaches and officials, spectators and people judging the spectators, but there is one group that is always overlooked. This group of blunderers does not bring the team success, in fact, most of the time they bring the team loss, shame, and even murder. People who belong to...

Sports Opinion: Warriors Fans, Be Grateful!

Sports Opinion: Warriors Fans, Be Grateful!

By Connor Norton

May 2, 2016

Whoever saw Steph Curry line up for the 35-foot three-point game winner against the Oklahoma City Thunder in late February, you understand that it’s about time The Tam News addresses the phenomenon that is Warriors basketball. Let’s begin with their all-stars: Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay...