The A-Blast

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...

Winter sports kick off for the school year

Cyrus Assadzadeh, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

As the fall season for sports is coming to an end, new opportunities to participate in winter sports are arriving. Varying sports such as Wrestling, Indoor Track, Swimming, and Basketball will be featuring in winter sports this...

How social media is changing sports

Duc Ngo, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The development of technology has brought social media to the masses, since television and radio are both slower and are considered antiquated to the new Generation-Z fans. Social media is undoubtedly a great marketing tool for anyt...

Boys and Girls Cross Country teams continue success at Regionals

Manny Precht, Co-Editor in Chief

November 12, 2019

This past week, on Thursday Nov 7, the Annandale Boys and Girls Cross Country teams ran in their regional race. The race was held at Burke Lake Park and showcased schools from across the county running for a chance at States....

No hype in the Hype Squad?

Eyob Dagnachew, Sports X-tra editor

November 1, 2019

When football players are at a game, motivation from the crowd along with the cheerleaders are important to provide moral support for the team to put in the extra effort to win the game. But there is another group that also provides...

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