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Varsity Football Beats Sonoma Valley Dragons

Varsity Football Beats Sonoma Valley Dragons

By Adam Tolson

August 28, 2016

photos by Ethan Swope Tam football opened its season by beating the Sonoma Valley Dragons 13-2 on August 26 at Tam. This was a highly anticipated first game, with the return of the Mitchell brothers, a new free safety in senior and Redwood transfer Leonjae Silas, the addition of junior Oscar Corona...

New Tam High Principal

By Raqshan Khan

June 28, 2016

On June 22, the Governing Board of the Tamalpais Union High School District approved the recommendation of the selection committee to hire JC Farr as the new Principal of Tamalpais High School after an extensive search. “We are confident that Mr. Farr will bring professional experience, strong intellectual...

Senior Farewell Rally 2015-16

Senior Farewell Rally 2015-16

By Raqshan Khan

June 14, 2016

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Sailor Andy Strike Profile (Web Exclusive)

By Sam Toland and Sam Toland

June 1, 2016

Senior Andy Strike wasn’t looking for a traditional athletic experience when he came to Tam his freshman year. “It was a unique opportunity that most people don’t get to do in high school, so I figured I should take advantage of it.” Since then, Strike has sailed every year, and is now a team c...

Athlete Q & A with Liam Howard (Tam Mountain Biker)

Athlete Q & A with Liam Howard (Tam Mountain Biker)

By Franny Kiles and Franny Kiles

May 12, 2016

Sophomore Liam Howard rides for the mountain bike team, racing in the JV category. He’s also on the Bear Development team. He is an extremely serious, accomplished biker with ambitious goals. Q: How long have you been biking? Since preschool. That’s really when I got off the training wheels and s...

Sports Opinion: Warriors Fans, Be Grateful!

Sports Opinion: Warriors Fans, Be Grateful!

By Connor Norton

May 2, 2016

Whoever saw Steph Curry line up for the 35-foot three-point game winner against the Oklahoma City Thunder in late February, you understand that it’s about time The Tam News addresses the phenomenon that is Warriors basketball. Let’s begin with their all-stars: Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay...

Tam High Mountain Bike Team Wins NorCal D1 at Petaluma

Tam High Mountain Bike Team Wins NorCal D1 at Petaluma

By Calvin Rosevear

May 2, 2016

The Tam High mountain bike team came in first place out of NorCal Division one teams in their fourth race of the year on April 23. The race was the nearest to Tam, in Petaluma, and many team podiums (top five wins) contributed to the win. Nine total riders came in the top five for Tam, spread out throu...

Athlete Q&A with Annie Whalen (Girls’ Varsity Swimmer)

Athlete Q&A with Annie Whalen (Girls’ Varsity Swimmer)

By Jackson Gathard

May 2, 2016

Senior Annie Whalen is on the girls’ varsity swimming team, and has been a part of various leagues throughout her swimming experience. I asked her a few questions about her past in the sport and her plans to continue. Q: How long have you been swimming (how did you get started)? I’ve been swimmi...

Athlete of the Issue: Hank Taft (Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Lead Scorer)

Athlete of the Issue: Hank Taft (Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Lead Scorer)

By Trevor Bukowski

April 28, 2016

At the age of nine years old, junior Hank Taft was introduced to lacrosse and found an eternal love for the game. He recalls an early memory when he was very young. He was playing on a lacrosse team called Wolf Pack and his dad was coaching. “We ended up doing really well and beating our rivals, which was t...

Karim Shakur: Tam Wrestler (Web Exclusive)

Karim Shakur: Tam Wrestler (Web Exclusive)

By Trent Waltz and Trent Waltz

March 15, 2016

Coming to Tam freshman year and joining Wrestling sophomore year, Tamalpais junior Karim Shakur has put in countless hours of hard work to get to the position of dominance he occupies in MCAL this year. “I started Wrestling Freshman year…at Lincoln...I wasn’t that good,” Shakur said, “[But] ...

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Victorious in Final Home Game

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Victorious in Final Home Game

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 15, 2016

The girls’ varsity basketball team beat South San Francisco High School in a narrow 58-57 victory on March 9, to continue in NorCal playoffs. This was the team’s last home game of the season as they were eliminated a game later 75-51 to Campolindo on March 12. In their victory against South San Francisco...

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...