The Tam News


August Kiles: Pole Vaulter Extraordinaire

August Kiles: Pole Vaulter Extraordinaire

By Cody Duane-McGlashan

May 20, 2013

Three seconds of an all out sprint, the pole bends, and then he’s over. Junior August Kiles is a natural athlete. Already, at age 17, he has broken the school record for pole vaulting with a flawless 15’ 7”. Pole vaulting, which combines speed and agility, seems like the perfect sport for Kil...

Boys’ Varsity Baseball Enjoying Success

By Joe Laland and Joe Laland

May 14, 2013

Last year, the varsity baseball team rode a hot streak all the way to the NCS championship game in the Oakland Coliseum. This year, they appear to be picking up similar momentum. The Hawks (12-8) are on a 3-game winning streak, after beating some of the toughest teams in MCAL. “[The] last few games,...

Varsity Baseball Defeats Marin Catholic 1-0

By Max Bayer

May 10, 2013

The varsity baseball team battled late into the evening winning 1-0 on a walk-off single by senior Kevin Jordan on senior day against Marin Catholic on May 7. This key win bumped up the Hawks into a tie for second place in the MCAL standings. Senior pitcher and Tam News reporter Kenny Rosenberg got...

VIDEO: Tam Lacrosse vs. San Rafael

VIDEO: Tam Lacrosse vs. San Rafael

By Randy Shapiro and Randy Shapiro

May 7, 2013

Mountain Bike Team Has New Attitude, Co-Coach

Mountain Bike Team Has New Attitude, Co-Coach

By Billie Mandelbaum

April 24, 2013

After a 13th place finish at last year’s state championship race, the mountain bike team seeks to build upon its past success as it begins the 2013 season. With a roster double the size of last year’s, including many new to the sport, the team has had strong showings so far at the season’s fi...

Soccer Moved to Winter Season

By Sonja Hutson and Sonja Hutson

April 13, 2013

The Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) has decided to move boys’ and girls’ soccer from the fall and spring seasons, respectively, to the winter season. The change will occur no earlier than the 2014-2015 school year, and will most likely take place in the 2015-2016 school year, according to Superintendent...

Crowd Chanting at Basketball Games: Too Far?

By Devon Stoeber

April 7, 2013

At a professional basketball game, it is not unusual to hear the home team’s fans shout and cheer throughout the game to pump up their team while attempting to discourage their opponents. At a high school game, however, chanting things such as “He’s a virgin!” whenever a player shoots free throws,...

Tam Senior Skis Her Way to Junior Olympics

Tam Senior Skis Her Way to Junior Olympics

By Emma Sandrolini

March 30, 2013

This year, senior Maddy Kwasny qualified for the Junior Olympics for Nordic (cross-country) skiing, which took place March 11 to 16. To qualify as a Nordic skier, a racer has to qualify in one skate race, one classic race, and race in at least four races, qualifying in four. This year’s Junior Olympics were held in Fairbanks, Alaska, and athletes ar...

Throwing a Curveball: Playing in Havana Changes Up Pitcher’s Perspective

Throwing a Curveball: Playing in Havana Changes Up Pitcher’s Perspective

By Kenny Rosenberg

March 29, 2013

When I first stepped off the plane, it was hot, it was humid, and it felt as though everyone was watching me. It’s not every day that an American high school baseball team travels to Havana, Cuba, to play against local teams. The first team we faced was a municipal team formed from one of the ...

Tam Girls Soccer Wins MCAL Opener

By Max Bayer and Max Bayer

March 27, 2013

The Tam varsity girls’ soccer team won a tight game on March 12 against Drake in their MCAL opener . The Hawks started off hot getting an early goal from sophomore Bella Amyx, making the score 1-0. Tam was able to maintain the lead throughout the game thanks to great defensive stops near goal from soph...

My Wizard is Better Than Your Quarterback

My Wizard is Better Than Your Quarterback

By Gibson Katz

March 24, 2013

“The primary scatter used in 6s is the stock, but I think that the FAN can be used on an offclasser to help keep a push off your point.” Confused? This is how I feel when you talk incessantly about sports. Now don’t get me wrong, I love to hear about men dancing in tights whilst tossing a b...

Support Your Real Home Team

Support Your Real Home Team

By The Sports Editors and The Sports Editors

February 27, 2013

So the San Francisco 49ers lost the Super Bowl. Yes, it would have been amazing if they’d won for a sixth time, and perhaps they should have, but that’s over and done with. While local football fans might still be living in a world of what-ifs, other professional sports continue their seasons...