The A-Blast

Top five athletes to watch out for in 2020

Tyler Foti, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Baseball, Danny Salisbury Class of 2021: “Danny Salisbury has been the second-team all-region as a freshman and sophomore and as a junior, we’re looking for him to kind of breakthrough and be a first-team all-region type ...

Shot put doing well as districts approach

Evan Burita, Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

The Atoms shot put team has thrived this season, and throwers are recording impressive stats, including personal records, placings, and meets. The Montgomery Invitational meet was held for some of the best throwers in the area. Annandale...

Track team looks to continue success through district tournament

Cyrus Assadzadeh, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

The AHS winter track season is coming to a close, and there are only 15 days left in the season before the district tournament. AHS track is currently preparing for the tournament as districts come closer. “We’ve normally...

Victories remain elusive for Lady Atoms

Tyler Foti, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

The girls varsity basketball team may have gotten off to a rocky start only winning one game and losing 10, but they are looking to improve from here on out. The team puts in a lot of effort every day with practicing six days...

Students predict NCAA football playoffs winners

Tyler Foti, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

The college football season is coming to an end, but not before all 41 bowl games and the College Football Playoff (CFP). The four-team playoff was added in the 2014-2015 season. This year, the playoff consists of LSU, Ohio State,...

Wizards season off to rocky start

Tyler Foti, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

The 2019/20 NBA season is underway and not off to a good start for the Washington Wizards, as they are now in 12th in the Eastern Conference.. This year will be challenging for the Wizards as they have a relatively young team,...

Paid to play for college athletes?

Eyob Dagnachew, Staff writer

December 18, 2019

It is hard to deny that many people love watching sports no matter what form it may take. Obviously, there are professional leagues that are the most popular such as the NFL or the NBA. But in recent years there has been another...

Girls basketball suffers loss to Herndon, starts season 1-5

Grace Rai, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

As the Lady Atoms entered the Herndon High School gym this past Friday, Dec.13, hopes were high for the girls to turn around their slow start to the season. A win would not come easy, and the girls would have had to be at the...

Lady Atoms gets ready for season

Fatima Sayed Eltayeb, Copy Editor

November 26, 2019

The Lady Atoms basketball season is warming up as the weather cools down. Although the school is going from Friday night lights on the football field to basketball games in the gymnasium, the Atoms’ campus will still be abuzz. Girls...

Swim and dive team gets ready to hit the water

Tyler Foti, Staff Writer

November 26, 2019

As the temperature drops and layers of clothes increase, it is evident that the seasons are changing, not only with the weather but also with the sports here. Winter sports are beginning to start, and the swim and dive team...

Capitals start new season

Tyler Foti, Staff writer

November 19, 2019

The 2018 Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals, are off to a good start to the 2019/20 NHL season. The reigning champs are currently at the top of the Metropolitan Division with their record being, 13-2-4. The Capitals...

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