Sports Recap: Week of 9/21

Sports Recap: Week of 9/21


The girls varsity golf team won at Marin Catholic 201-227 on September 22, bringing their overall record to 5-2 and their MCAL record to 4-2. Tam was led by junior Courtney Chang’s 47, senior Claire Rutgers’ 48, senior Maddie Stoops’ 53, and sophomore Natalie Gooden’s 53. “[Chang] continues to be consistently in the 40s and gives us a good chance of victory with her low scores in the number one position,” said head coach John Haight. “[Gooden’s] improvement and play in the top four scores shows what extra work and enjoyment of the game can do.”


The girls varsity golf team beat Drake 218-247 in Mill Valley on September 24, bringing their overall record to 6-2 and their MCAL record to 5-2. In the win, junior Courtney Chang led for Tam with a 49, followed by senior Maddie Stoops’ 52, and sophomore Natalie Gooden’s 57. “Once again, the quirky Mill Valley course made things difficult for the visiting team,” said head coach John Haight. “We are on  pace to make it to the MCAL Tournament as a team and compete again in the NCS.   Every team in the League is now aware that we are one of the best teams and we must continue to improve and stay ahead of the field.”


The boys varsity water polo team attended the NCS/CCS Invitational Tournament at Acalances on September 25 and September 26. They won and lost two games, bringing their overall record to 11-4, and keeping their league record at 5-0. Earlier in the week, they’d beaten Terra Linda 17-6 and Sonoma Valley 19-3. In the tournament, they beat Heritage 17-7 and Northgate 12-10, and lost to Salinas 12-10 and Mitty 9-6. In the tournament, senior Jackson Hettler scored 13 goals, surpassing 300 career goals, keeping him at the top of the Tam all-time list. Junior and Tam News reporter Connor Norton added 11 additional goals and freshman Connor King contributed with six.


The varsity football team won at Novato 37-35 on September 26, bringing their overall record to 2-2, and completing their first MCAL game of the season. In the win, junior running back Tre’chaun Berkley ran for over 150 yards and and junior quarterback Jack Harris threw for over 250 yards. Seniors Trenton Francis and Brian Rivas each had over 10 tackles. “We were down by 19 points late in the second quarter. Then…Harris took over and we scored 34 points,” said head coach Jon Black. “[Junior] Jordan Smith was exceptional on both sides of the ball.”

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