The Tam News

John Scarsella Takes Over as Softball Coach

John Scarsella Takes Over as Softball Coach

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016

John Scarsella, father of senior and varsity softball pitcher Jessie Scarsella, replaced former varsity softball head coach Erin Lawley this year. “This is the eighth year that I’ve had a daughter pitching at Tam, and the opportunity presented itself because the last coach, Erin [Lawley], who did a gre...

Girls’ Basketball Wins First Ever MCAL Title

Girls’ Basketball Wins First Ever MCAL Title

By Calvin Rosevear & Connor Norton and Calvin Rosevear & Connor Norton

March 3, 2016

The Tam girls' varsity basketball won the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) Championship on Saturday, February 20. The Hawks defeated Marin Catholic 44-43, becoming the first girls team from Tam to ever win MCAL’s and the last public school to win this century. The game was tight the whole time. ...

Sports Opinion: Thank You, Tam Basketball Fans

By James Finn

February 2, 2016

It’s been said in recent years that Tam’s student body lacks spirit. I routinely hear my peers complain about having to attend rallies and other school events, and many of my friends who play sports remark frequently that their fellow students rarely show up to watch them play. Last June, The Tam N...

Hawk Dirty to Me

Hawk Dirty to Me

By Danielle Egan

February 2, 2016

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. For many, this means bitterly mocking the few happy couples and binging on discounted chocolate. But for those of you who haven’t yet given up on love, here are some foolproof lines to help you get up the nerve to hawk to your crush.   Hey (girl/boy...

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Beats Justin Siena

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Beats Justin Siena

By Lilly Murphy and Lilly Murphy

January 26, 2016

The girls varsity soccer team beat Justin Siena 7-0 in a dominating performance January 13 at Tam. Tam had Justin Siena under pressure from the beginning, with a goal made by junior Callie Clifford from inside the box. Within the first few minutes the momentum was set for the game. “Callie’s...

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Drake

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Drake

By Blake Villanueva and Blake Villanueva

January 13, 2016

The girls’ varsity basketball team picked up a close 45-43 win against Drake’s Pirates on January 7, bringing their overall record to 12-1 and MCAL record to 3-0. Tam’s Amari Allison started off the game by winning the jump ball, putting Tam on the attack. However, Drake was the first to score, l...

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Drake

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Drake

By Blake Killingsworth, Blake Killingsworth, and Blake Killingsworth

January 13, 2016

Fans packed Gus gym on Friday night to watch the varsity boys’ basketball team (1-3 MCAL, 3-12 overall) take on MCAL powerhouse Drake (3-1 MCAL, 10-5 overall). Tam put up an impressive fight for 3 quarters, but Drake pulled away at the end to seal the 66-53 victory. Tam moved the ball well and quickly...

Torn Up: Analyzing Tam’s ACL Epidemic

Torn Up: Analyzing Tam’s ACL Epidemic

By Piper Goeking

December 15, 2015

  Don’t look down. Whether sprawled on the court or the turf on the field, the thought is the same: if you don’t look at the knee, then there’s no swelling. You won’t have heard the infamous pop all athletes dread. You’ll be able to stand on your own and run. Your season won’t be ove...

The Real Cost: Used Craigslist Car Buying

The Real Cost: Used Craigslist Car Buying

By Elliott Jacobs

December 14, 2015

GOAL: I will be looking at unusual used cars on Craigslist that warrant commendation. These ads are riddled with spelling errors written by people looking to get rid of their sketchy cars. STEP 1: Go on Craigslist STEP 2: Search cars and trucks STEP 3: Set price max at $750 STEP 4: Find your...

The Diary of Hosting an Exchange Student

The Diary of Hosting an Exchange Student

By Glo Robinson

December 14, 2015

You know how people say having kids is a handful? Like some things, it’s always hard to imagine something until you actually experience it yourself. For me, that experience came a little earlier than expected. Don’t worry, I am not pregnant. This year, I decided to participate in the Tam High Global Studi...

New Wrestling Coaches

New Wrestling Coaches

By Calvin Rosevear & Misha Krivoruchko and Calvin Rosevear & Misha Krivoruchko

December 14, 2015

Head coach Luke Jones, and assistant coaches Nick Proctor and Joe Rizquallah have been hired to lead the wrestling team this year. Jones and Proctor have been wrestling for most of their lives and want to continue their wrestling careers through coaching at Tam. They wrestled for and graduated from...