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Cian’s Cannon

Cian’s Cannon

By Miles Rubens

October 31, 2017

The boys’ water polo team has a reputation for constant jokes and pranks during practice, and at the center of it all is senior Cian Concannon. Concannon, who is third on the team with 34 goals as of October 5, has been one of the Hawks’ top performers with his physical play. The team looks to ...

Small Fish Big Pond

Small Fish Big Pond

By Jack Loder

October 12, 2017

As the final seconds ticked off the aquatic center scoreboard at Acalanes High School on November 17, Boys Varsity Water Polo head coach Bob Kustel breathed a sigh of relief. In his 16th season at the helm of Hawk water polo, Kustel would finally bring home an NCS championship banner. “It was an unbeli...

Big Limpin’

Big Limpin’

By Jack Loder

September 23, 2017

Senior lineman Tristan Mitchell lay sprawled on the couch in his downtown Mill Valley home on an unusually hot September Friday afternoon. The heat was especially bothersome for the physically imposing 17-year-old, as the entirety of his outstretched right leg was suffocated by a post-surgery cast. “...

Athlete of the Issue: Sam Carlson

Athlete of the Issue: Sam Carlson

By Megan Butt and Connor Dargan

September 22, 2017

Once junior Sam Carlson steps out onto the football field, he’s in the zone.  No matter the situation, he stays disciplined and poised to blow through the opposition’s offensive line.  As soon as the ball is snapped, he jumps into action and spins around the blocker, hurtling himself into the quart...

Athlete of the Issue: Zevan Solomon

Athlete of the Issue: Zevan Solomon

By Connor Dargan

June 3, 2017

As his senior year comes to a close, Zevan Solomon stops to catch his breath and look back on his time on track and field and cross country.  Solomon runs the 800 meter, 1600 meter, and 3200 meter and helped the track team to a second consecutive MCAL victory this year.  His individual performance al...

Freshmen Success on Varsity Sailing

By Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes

May 31, 2017

Freshmen Lilly Hocke and Luke Marshall joined Varsity Sailing this fall.  “[I became interested in sailing] when I was younger,” Hocke said. “I would go to my lake house in Pine Crest, near Yosemite. And my dad and I would race sailboats up there.” Marshall became interested in sailing three yea...

Nikhil Kharkar: Serving His Way to the Top

Nikhil Kharkar: Serving His Way to the Top

By Dahlia Zail

May 3, 2017

Senior Nikhil Kharkar began playing tennis at the age of five with his dad and older sister. “We would go to the Tiburon tennis courts every week and we would just hit,” Kharkar said. Kharkar started his organized athletics career as a baseball player. Around the age of 10, he started playing b...

Lucky Shulman: Brining Tam Lax to LA

By Sophia Venables

May 3, 2017

Senior and Tam News design and photo editor, Lucky Shulman, will be fulfilling her longtime goal of playing midfield for the UCLA lacrosse team next year. Growing up mainly on the East Coast, Shulman was surrounded by an intensely competitive lacrosse community since the age of seven. “[In New Ham...

Rob Davis Succeeds on the Court (Web Exclusive)

Rob Davis Succeeds on the Court (Web Exclusive)

By Francis Strietmann

March 31, 2017

Senior and middle blocker of the Boys’ Varsity Volleyball team Senior Rob Davis transferred to Tam after four years at Eastside College Preparatory School, a boarding school in Palo Alto. Davis, who played basketball for five years prior, reluctantly began his volleyball career as a freshman at Eastsid...

Athlete of the Issue: Isobel Wright

Athlete of the Issue: Isobel Wright

By Sophia Venables

March 31, 2017

Senior Isobel Wright will be a part of the Wesleyan University track team as a high jumper come next fall. Wright attributes her passion for high jump to joining track in eighth grade. “[The Mill Valley Middle School track coaches] made you try all the events, so I kind of got dropped into high j...

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

Athlete of the Issue: Karim Shakur, NCS Wrestling Champion

By Miles Rubens and Miles Rubens & Zoe Wynn

March 14, 2017

Karim Shakur’s remarkable transformation into an elite high school wrestler didn’t take place overnight. Shakur, this year’s NCS champion in his 195 pound weight class was the first Tam wrestler to ever win the section title and advance to the CIF NorCal tournament. Shakur won five straight matches to wi...

Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

Lily Travers: Kicking Up a Storm

By Marie Hogan and Marie Hogan

February 4, 2017

Freshman Lily Travers has been dreaming of playing for Tam’s varsity soccer team for years. “I used to practice on the side of the Tam field,” Travers said, “And I’d see them, and I’d always come to the games and I watched their MCAL finals, and wanted to be on the team. That was like my o...