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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...

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

By Kennedy Cook

June 6, 2018

Despite her doctor’s warnings, she played on. To senior Alexis Travers, basketball was everything. Her first time playing on a basketball team was in fifth grade. “When I was little, I wasn’t athletic at all,” she said. “I was really self conscious... and I didn’t really know what I ...

Aiming Towards the Future

Aiming Towards the Future

By Eddie Schultz

May 22, 2018

Freshman Sam Smith had an immediate impact in her first season on varsity lacrosse, helping the girls’ team to a 5-3 MCAL start (as of May 7). “I was really nervous my first game, I remember I was about to take the draw and I was just freaking out and shaking,” she said. Smith started lacross...

Haynesworth And Johnson Win Tam Student Athletes Of The Year

Haynesworth And Johnson Win Tam Student Athletes Of The Year

By Josh Love

April 23, 2018

On March 13, Principal J.C. Farr and Athletic Director Christina Amoroso announced the Tam student athletes of the year: seniors Noah Haynesworth and Reilly Johnson. Haynesworth had a three-year varsity basketball career and was a captain his senior year. He also earned all-league honors in his onl...

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,...

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...

Athlete of the Issue: Zoe Wortzman

Athlete of the Issue: Zoe Wortzman

By Fergus Campbell

November 9, 2017

Senior Zoe Wortzman never leaves the pool. One can find her at College of Marin or Redwood High School nine times a week, unless, of course, she’s competing. Meets take her as far away as Florida when swimming for her North Bay team. Wortzman started swimming on the Scott Valley Serpents when she ...

Natalie Durham: Making a Racket

Natalie Durham: Making a Racket

By Eddie Schultz

October 31, 2017

Girls’ varsity tennis captain, Natalie Durham has had a strong presence as a leader on the team for the last two years. The senior and four year varsity starter has led her squad to an impressive 10-0 start in MCAL play as of October 16. Durham and fellow senior captains Madelyn Broad and Emma Shul...