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Surf’s Up

Surf’s Up

By Max Tripp

December 14, 2018

  Senior Rex Hill won his first National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) competition on the weekend of September 22 in Santa Cruz, landing him sponsorships with Proof Lab and Rip Curl, two big surfing apparel companies. “I focused on every wave and just tried to take it heat by hea...

Coming up Crutch

Coming up Crutch

By Logan Little

December 14, 2018

According to official National College Athletic Association (NCAA) rules, Division 1 coaches can begin contacting girls basketball athletes to start the recruitment process on September 1 of their junior year. This year, a few weeks after that critical date, Olivia Ali, a junior and varsity basketball...

Air Quality Affects Sports

Air Quality Affects Sports

November 23, 2018

The deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California's history, known as the Butte County Wildfire destroyed around 14,000 residences and killed at least 85 people as it raged across Northern California. The fire, nicknamed as The Camp Fire, started early Thursday morning of November 8th and was not fin...

Girls can have Balls Too

Girls can have Balls Too

October 17, 2018

Football. That is what it is called when men play it. Powder Puff is what it’s called when women play it, because god forbid women are taken seriously enough to play a sport that is technically co-ed. First, as a female athlete, as a teenager, and as a student at this school, I find it completely i...

Has Tennis become too Traditional?

Has Tennis become too Traditional?

By Samantha Ferro

October 17, 2018

Like a few other sports, tennis is considered a gentleman’s sport and gentleman’s game. However, not just gentlemen now play. When people view sports they typically imagine sports such as soccer, baseball, basketball, and American football: team-oriented sports with huge crowds and massive stadium...

Coach’s Take

Coach’s Take

By Samantha Ferro and Aaron Young

September 20, 2018

With Additional Reporting by Samantha Ferro   Girls Field Hockey “We have lofty goals of winning half of our games,” said coach Michelle Perrin-Boutwell, “but most of all, we want to learn how to lose with dignity, and how to play field hockey well.”   Varsity Football “We all shar...

Tackling Gender Norms

Tackling Gender Norms

By Skye Schoenhoeft

September 20, 2018

Senior Jackie Hernandez is breaking barriers as the first female Tam football player in the school’s recent history. This is Jackie’s first year on the football team, as well as the first sport she has ever played for Tam. “I always wanted to try out since freshman year but I was a little intimi...

Walls to the Balls

Walls to the Balls

By Ava Finn

September 20, 2018

Junior Casey Walls has been playing for the U.S. Soccer Under-16 Boys’ National Team since last November and playing competitively since he was two years old. “I have been kicking a ball since I could walk,” Walls said. Walls, who was born in England, owes his interest of soccer to the cultural a...

The Giant Kiwi

The Giant Kiwi

By Rocky Brown and Milo Levine

September 20, 2018

  Last season, the boys’ varsity basketball team made it to the MCAL Championship for the first time in 19 years. The team was lead by Tam’s all-time leading scorer, Jack Duboff, and a talented group of experienced varsity players. Unfortunately, Duboff graduated, and so did the rest of the star...

Haight Wins Coach of the Year

Haight Wins Coach of the Year

By Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens

June 11, 2018

Girls golf coach John Haight was awarded this year’s Coach of the Year award by the Tam Administration. Haight, who has coached the team for ten  seasons, was given the award for his leadership, positive attitude, and sportsmanship. Haight first learned he had received the award  in a letter fr...

Roddy and Marks Serve Up NCS Banner

Roddy and Marks Serve Up NCS Banner

By Jacob Swergold

June 11, 2018

Sophomore Mason Marks and senior William Roddy claimed the MCAL doubles title, finishing 2nd in Division 1 NCS, and leading Tam tennis to the MCAL win. Marks and Roddy have been playing together for the last seven years and have developed remarkable chemistry. “We’re able to focus during a match an...

Pedal to the Medal

Pedal to the Medal

By Samantha Ferro

June 11, 2018

The Tam Mountain Biking team took third place in the State Championships on May 20, losing to Drake for the ninth year in a row. However, the team did win this year’s NorCal league Championship. To determine the winner of NorCal, the total points earned from all five of the regular season races are add...