The Tam News

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...

Jason Souza Hired as New Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Coach

Jason Souza Hired as New Boys’ Varsity Volleyball Coach

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016

Jason Souza, Mill Valley Middle School teacher and last year’s JV girls volleyball coach, is the new boys’ varsity volleyball coach. Souza has coached for four years in Newton, Massachusetts. “The Newton North Tigers have a very strong division one volleyball program, and actually last year, my firs...

New Diving Coach Haley Quinn Hired

New Diving Coach Haley Quinn Hired

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016

After Nathan Severin’s departure last year to become Drake’s athletic director,  Tam was left without a diving coach. Haley Quinn was hired this year to fill in the empty position in the program. Quinn additionally is involved in Tam’s special education program. “My husband got a job in the city....

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. ...

Athlete of the Issue: Noble Reynoso (Olympic Development Team Sailor)

Athlete of the Issue: Noble Reynoso (Olympic Development Team Sailor)

By Megan Butt and Megan Butt

March 3, 2016

Junior Noble Reynoso first learned to sail at a fundamentals camp he was forced to attend during the summer after eighth grade. “I think [my parents] just wanted to get rid of me from nine to five,” Reynoso joked. “I hated the summer camp at first because I just wanted to hang out. I hated getti...

Q & A with Brian Rivas (Wrestling Team Member)

Q & A with Brian Rivas (Wrestling Team Member)

By Eddie Schultz and Eddie Schultz

March 3, 2016

Senior Brian Rivas has been wrestling since eight grade and is a member of the varsity wrestling team. He plays for the track and field team and played for the football team in the fall. Q: Why do you like wrestling? Just the fact that it’s a one-on-one competition. All the other sports that I do...

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...

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...

Q & A with Reilly Johnson (Varsity Soccer Player)

Q & A with Reilly Johnson (Varsity Soccer Player)

By Glo Robinson and Glo Robinson

December 14, 2015

Sophomore Reilly Johnson has been playing soccer since she was around six years old and has played competitively since the age of eight. She played for Tam on the girls’ JV team during her freshman year, and now plays on varsity. Q: What inspired you to play soccer? When I was eight years old, [I played] for th...