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Emma Bowser: Dishing Out Dimes

Emma Bowser: Dishing Out Dimes

By Megan Butt

February 8, 2018

Down 12 points at halftime, in one of her first varsity MCAL games, freshman Emma Bowser points to a motivational speech that ignited her inner scorer. “We were in the locker room and we knew we needed to gain momentum,” she said. “We came back in the second half and I missed a layup, then my s...

May the Schwartz Be With You

May the Schwartz Be With You

By Dahlia Zail

February 2, 2018

Winning the MCAL championship game was the highlight of Owen Schwartz’s soccer career. “It was one of the best experiences of my life,” Schwartz, senior and captain of the boy’s varsity soccer team, said. “I scored the second goal of that game, I scored a free kick. It was like nothing I had...

Connor Jenkins: Sophomore Stud

Connor Jenkins: Sophomore Stud

By Jacob Swergold and Jack Loder

February 2, 2018

Before moving to the United States and starting his sophomore year at Tam, sophomore Connor Jenkins was balling on the international hardwood in New Zealand and Japan. Jenkins fell in love with basketball at seven years old while living in Tokyo. After spending the first 12 years of his life in Japa...

Tam falls to Redwood

Tam falls to Redwood

By Adam Tolson

January 24, 2018

Tam fell to Redwood on Tuesday, January 16 in a highly anticipated boys’ varsity basketball matchup. he Hawks came out with a 52-46 loss, just their third time all season not reaching 50 points, after winning 60-57 at Marin Catholic and 77-55 over Novato, in their previous matchup   Redwood got off t...

Girls Basketball Loses to Redwood

Girls Basketball Loses to Redwood

By Milo Levine

January 19, 2018

The girls varsity basketball team suffered their second MCAL defeat of the season on Tuesday, losing to Redwood on the road 37-29. The game was tightly contested throughout, as Tam came out firing, establishing an early 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, Tam’s offense sputtered as th...

Spectators’ Behavior Criticized by Admin

Spectators’ Behavior Criticized by Admin

By Ravi Joshi-Wander

January 19, 2018

Principal J.C. Farr held a town hall-style meeting in Gus Gymnasium to address the behavior of students at recent boys varsity basketball games, played at Marin Catholic High School and Redwood High School, on Thursday, January 18. Speaking to a small crowd, Farr admonished students for chanting “Bulls*...

Confident Hemmeter Makes Hawks Even Scarier

Confident Hemmeter Makes Hawks Even Scarier

By Jack Loder

January 16, 2018

Senior Ryan Hemmeter turned and pumped his fist, letting out a roar as he watched his third three pointer in as many possessions splash through the hoop during the third quarter of last week’s dramatic win at Marin Catholic. The 6’2” shooting guard poured in all 16 of his points in the second half,...

Varsity Boys’ Basketball Beats Marin Catholic

Varsity Boys’ Basketball Beats Marin Catholic

By Eddie Schultz and Jack Loder

January 12, 2018

During the halftime break of the January 11 Thursday night Basketball game at Marin Catholic [MC], Tam coaches Tim Morgan and Lorenzo Bynum called their talented squad to rally. The Tam team was down 15 points after what had been a thoroughly one sided first half. “I told our guys that if they don’t beli...

Where is Friday Night Lights?

Where is Friday Night Lights?

By Camille Howard

December 18, 2017

My old high school, Petaluma’s Casa Grande, is nowhere near as beautiful as Tam’s campus or as excellent as Tam’s academics. However, the one thing the Gauchos excel at is football. Gatorade even sponsors the impressive program. Casa Grande revolves around football culture, this is largely due ...

Just for the Halibut

Just for the Halibut

By Adam Tolson

December 18, 2017

Not many people can say that their job is also their favorite activity, especially high school students, but senior Willie Norton is getting paid to do what he loves. Norton has spent the past six summers as a deckhand on a fishing boat in Bolinas. “I commercial fish for salmon, halibut, and tuna occ...

By Sophia Krivoruchko

December 18, 2017

  Four hours of gymnastics a day “isn’t a big deal” to junior gymnast Nicole Leary. This is her second year training at Novato Gymnastics after transferring from Gymworld Gymnastics in San Rafael, where she began gymnastics at four years old. “I had been thinking about switching to N...

Trials and Trail-bulations

Trials and Trail-bulations

By Emma Schultz and Emma Schultz

December 18, 2017

Tam’s cross-country team is one to be reckoned with. It trains six days a week during the season and finishes consistently among the top MCAL teams. The boys’ team, led by senior captains Nick Wong and Ronan Cain, placed fourth in MCALs. “We had lost three seniors last season, so at the be...