The Tam News

Review: NBA 2K20 brings it back

Review: NBA 2K20 brings it back

By Aeneas Nicholas

October 9, 2019

The latest installment of the NBA2K series was anticipated for the entire year prior to its release, and was hailed as the beginning of a new era for the 2K series.

A reflection on March Madness

A reflection on March Madness

By Josie Spiegelman

April 10, 2019

Much like many women in the country, I couldn’t care less about who was in the final four or how Zion Williamson was carrying Duke. However, that changed when I was asked to join a bracket.

Boys Varsity Basketball Makes the Pirates Walk the Plank

Boys Varsity Basketball Makes the Pirates Walk the Plank

By Milo Levine and Rocky Brown

January 11, 2019

  The boys varsity basketball team defeated the Sir Francis Drake Pirates in a lopsided victory, with a final score of 46-28. The Hawks were led by senior forward Devon Dyer, who scored 14-points in the game and silenced the Drake student section with a hard two-handed slam in the fourth quarter, fol...

Cheer begins alternating boys and girls games

Cheer begins alternating boys and girls games

By Ilaria Montenecourt

December 16, 2018

This year marks the first time in Tam history that the cheerleading team will attend an equal number of boys and girls basketball games. After much anticipation, and two trial games cheering at girls games last year, they finally made it official when they cheered at the girls home basketball game aga...

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...

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...

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 ...

Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report

By Tom Russell

February 9, 2018

When discussing sports of any kind, especially those with particularly passionate fans, the age-old phrase “It’s just a game” seems to be a go-to argument used to criticize  overzealous displays of spirit. I never quite understood how and why this preposterous fallacy gained popularity, because I ha...

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...

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...

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*...