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Senior Water Polo Player Jackson Hettler Commits to Cal (Web Exclusive)

Senior Water Polo Player Jackson Hettler Commits to Cal (Web Exclusive)

By Trevor Bukowski, Trevor Bukowski, and Trevor Bukowski

December 14, 2015

While the majority of seniors are stressing over college applications, Jackson Hettler doesn’t have to worry. Hettler just recently committed to play water polo for The University of California, Berkeley next year. That’s not to say he hasn’t worked his heart out to get him into the position he...

Sophomore John Luster Reflects on Tam Water Polo (Web Exclusive)

Sophomore John Luster Reflects on Tam Water Polo (Web Exclusive)

By Ethan Lawrence and Ethan Lawrence

December 14, 2015

Ever wonder who the man in the goal on the Varsity water polo team is? Well his name is John Luster. As a current Sophomore, Luster began playing water polo his freshman year after being encouraged by his sister, who plays for Marin Catholic, to join the team. “At first I didn't really take it that seriou...

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Elsie Allen 72-3 for Second Season Win

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Elsie Allen 72-3 for Second Season Win

By Kendall Lafranchi, Kendall Lafranchi, and Kendall Lafranchi

December 14, 2015

The girls varsity basketball team beat the Elsie Allen Mexican Wolves, 72-3, on December 1 for their second game of the season bringing their record to 2-0. The contest looked very promising from the start with the Hawks shutting out the Wolves 48-0 just in the first half. The Wolves single three-point b...

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Open Season

Boys Varsity Basketball Loses to Open Season

By Connor Norton and Connor Norton

December 14, 2015

The boys varsity basketball team faced off against NCS opponent Analy High school, losing 71-41 on November 28. Tam started strong and competitive against the Analy Tigers from Sebastopol; down only 11-12 at the end of the first quarter. The Tigers took control in the second quarter dropping 24 poi...

Tam Administration Increases Focus on Attendance

Tam Administration Increases Focus on Attendance

By Ethan Lawrence

December 10, 2015

Emails sent from Tam administrators to Tam High Staff November 5 and 13 informed them that a stricter attendance policy will be enforced and that Jay DeMaestri was hired as a new campus supervisor. “We believe that kids need to be in class and based off where the last few months have been, we’re m...

Vince Lars: Saxaphonist to the Stars

Vince Lars: Saxaphonist to the Stars

By Franny Kiles

December 10, 2015

Vince Lars has been a beloved guest artist in the Tam jazz band and symphonic orchestra for nearly seven years, but his time spent in the Tam music community is just a snippet of his life as a musician. Over the years, Lars used his skills as a saxophonist to perform with Beyonce and Destiny’s Child...

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Livingston

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Livingston

By Blake Killingsworth and Blake Killingsworth

December 6, 2015

The girls varsity basketball team maintained a comfortable lead throughout Friday night’s home game on December 4 and defeated Livingston by a 26-point margin, winning 71-45. Tam shot the ball well and punished the opposition by forcing turnovers and converting on fast breaks. The leading scorer for ...

Varsity Girls Tennis Wins MCAL

Varsity Girls Tennis Wins MCAL

By Jackson Gathard and Jackson Gathard

November 28, 2015

The varsity girls’ tennis team beat Redwood 5-4 to claim the MCAL team title on October 28. The two teams’ third encounter of the season took five and a half hours and two locations to finish. In the semi-finals, third-seeded Tam overcame second-seeded Branson, another MCAL powerhouse, 5-4. Having j...

Intramural Sports at Lunch Start Up

Intramural Sports at Lunch Start Up

By Miles Rubens & Lucky Shulman and Miles Rubens & Lucky Shulman

November 28, 2015

Physical Education teacher Erin Lawley has taken the lead in starting an intramural sports program on campus. The first intramural sports lunch took place on October 20. Erin Lawley encouraged all students to participate in the program. “[Intramural sports] are open to anyone and everyone,” she ...

Tam Swimmers Commit to College

Tam Swimmers Commit to College

By James Finn & Hannah Chorley and James Finn & Hannah Chorley

November 27, 2015

MIKI DAHLKE Competing in a sport at the collegiate level is a dream for many high school athletes. Senior Miki Dahlke will begin to live that dream next fall when she commences her time at Harvard University as a Division I swimmer. Dahlke, who recently chose Harvard over UCLA and Northwestern Univers...

Varsity Football Team Beats San Rafael, Seniors Reflect on Season

Varsity Football Team Beats San Rafael, Seniors Reflect on Season

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

November 21, 2015

The varsity football team beat San Rafael 54-6 for their seniors’ day game on October 31. For seniors Davon Cunningham, Treyvon Cunningham, Kimo Karp, Riley Walls, (a Tam News reporter) Wanya Williams, Brett Quai Hoi, Trenten Francis, Brian Rivas, and Sasha Damore, it was their last regular season h...