The Tam News

Trevor Perelson: Living his Dreams

PHOTO COURTESY OF TREVOR PERELSON

By Wilton Schultz

May 4, 2016

After Trevor Perelson finished high school, he wanted to live and experience his dreams. He began by travelling across the United States on his bicycle for his grandmother’s 103rd birthday. “I just took the long way,” Perelson said. “It was between four and five months, but I was hanging out, ...

Let Them Wear Lycra: The Benefits of a Weak Sports Culture

Let Them Wear Lycra: The Benefits of a Weak Sports Culture

By Bella Levaggi

June 10, 2013

Star quarterback? Homecoming football game? Die-hard athletic alumni? When you compare Tam to other schools that the media has led us to believe exist elsewhere in America, there are more than a few differences, namely in our sports culture. I couldn’t tell you the name of our star baseball pitcher,...

Mountain Bike Team Has New Attitude, Co-Coach

HOT ON HIS TAIL: Freshman Clayton Puckett prepares to pass a Terra Linda rider at a race in Folsom, CA on March 10. Photo courtesy of: Cody Duane-McGlashan

By Billie Mandelbaum

April 24, 2013

After a 13th place finish at last year’s state championship race, the mountain bike team seeks to build upon its past success as it begins the 2013 season. With a roster double the size of last year’s, including many new to the sport, the team has had strong showings so far at the season’s fi...

Students Race on Bear Development Team

FORMATION: Bear members pedal together during a race. Photo courtesy of: Stu Bone

By Cody Duane-McGlashan

December 6, 2012

Cycling is one of the few sports that require an all-out lung aching, quad burning effort. The Bear Development Team, established in 2012, is a squad of 16 to 21-year-olds who have devoted themselves to winning races. The team has won three state championships this season in the 17-18 year old roa...

Tam bikers hope to repeat past success

RIDE HARD: Riders Lisa Martinez (sophomore), Amanda Moe (sophomore), Mae Puckett (sophomore), and Sophie McGuinness (senior) take a break with their coach, Christy Allen, while biking along Dias Ridge. Photo by: Blair Peterson

By Billie Mandelbaum

April 5, 2012

Last year, in his first year of coaching Tam’s mountain biking team, coach Paul Kundrat would go to races and notice that competing teams had something that his team didn’t — female riders. “Going to races last year and seeing other schools with a full squad of girls simply had me scratching my head. I just didn’t understand why we couldn’t do that...We...

Photo Gallery: Playing out of the Spotlight

2010 Season Mountain Biking Team

December 14, 2010

Not all sports are a part of Tam. Some sports have to be done outside of school. Sports like fencing and mountain biking, while not Tam sponsored, are participated by Tam students. Read More »...