The A-Blast

FCA kicks off with tailgate breakfast

Ngan Pham, Staff Writer

September 30, 2010

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In the mist and rain of an early Tuesday morning on Sept. 28, several kids found a way to wake up early for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes tailgate breakfast. This was the first event the club had held this year and they...

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The Annandale Golf Team started their season early finishing with the District Tournament. In this tournament, two individuals, Eric Reynolds and Greg Nielsen, managed to move to the Regional Tournament. Coach McCormack returned this year to coach the team after taking a break for several years. The Atoms finished with a district record of 3-4 but an overall record of 8-5.

Golf Team 2010

September 29, 2010

Atoms defeat Jaguars in home opener

Isabel Villarroel, Photographer

September 23, 2010

Filed under Sports

The Annandale Atoms defeated the Falls Church Jaguars in their home opener on Sept. 10. The Atoms won the game 35-0 to improve to 1-1 on the season.

Freshmen field hockey

Alexa Lafferty, Photographer

September 23, 2010

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Atoms beat Stallions 7-3

David Hookey, Co-Editor in Chief

September 21, 2010

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With two minutes left and the ball on the 34-yard line, the Atoms varsity football team clung to a four-point lead over Patriot District rival South County. On fourth and eight, the Stallions had one last chance to overcome the...

Win at all costs, just don’t get caught

CJ Aftergut, Sports Editor

September 20, 2010

Filed under Sports

Winning is everything in sports. At a young age, children are taught to improve and have fun participating in sports. Though winning does feel great, they are taught that sportsmanship and progress are more important. This idea,...

Varsity volleyball vs. Edison

Rachel Bergen, Photographer

September 17, 2010

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The girls varsity volleyball Atoms fall to the Edison Eagles 3-1, on 9/15/10.

Golf prepares for districts

CJ Aftergut, Sports Editor

September 17, 2010

Filed under Sports

Golf is a game of strength, both mental and physical, that requires intense preparation and careful execution. This is why, for the last seven weeks, the Atoms golf team has been practicing hard for what is undoubtedly the most...

Girls XC battles rain in first meet of season

Isabel Villarroel, Photographer

September 17, 2010

Filed under Sports

The girls cross country team ran a successful 5k race at their meet on Sept. 16. The meet was disturbed by a bit of rain, but that didn’t stop the girls from running their best. It also didn’t stop family, friends and coaches...

JV racers show promise in first race of year

K.L. Hoang, Staff Writer

September 17, 2010

Filed under Sports

The boys cross country team kicked off their regular season on Sept. 16 with the team’s first non-invitational meet, held at Chinquapin Park. The Atoms squared off against three other schools: Woodson, T.C. Williams, and West...

New coach, new season

David Hookey, Co-Editor in Chief

September 7, 2010

Filed under Sports

Despite 61 days of 90°+ heat this summer, the football team has practiced almost every day since Aug. 10. To them, the heat is just another opponent to beat while trying to adjust to a new coach and prepare for their ’10-’11...

Coach Adams honored at ceremony

Jake Barnes, Sports Editor

June 18, 2010

Filed under Sports

Both current and former Annandale Atoms joined together on May 15 to honor long time head football coach Richard Adams.  The night went successfully, shining light on Adams’s long 30 year career at AHS. Beginning in 1990...

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