The A-Blast

One shot short of semi-finals

Jake Barnes, Sports Editor

November 16, 2010

A final loss against the Oakton Cougars cut the varsity girls field hockey team’s season short.  The Atoms 2-1 loss in the second round of the regional tournament was an unfortunate ending to a very productive season. “Overall,...

Lady Atoms exit quietly

Parker Gillcash, Staff Writer

November 16, 2010

After a disappointing season, the girls varsity volleyball team ended the year with a record of 5-11.  Unable to reach their goal of making it to the Northern Region Tournament, the Atoms fell in the first round of the Patriot...

Senior agrees to Howard scholarship

CJ Aftergut, Sports Editor

November 14, 2010

Most athletes only dream of playing a college sport. But for senior Teppi Shultis, this dream is now a reality. On Nov. 10, Shultis and her family met in the principal’s conference room to sign a letter of intent to play...

A cheerless winter season

Esra Gokturk, Sports X-tra Editor

November 11, 2010

As many of the county-wide budget cuts are becoming more apparent to students, there will be a shortage of cheerleaders and pom-poms walking the halls on game days. With the athletic program being one of the most affected aspects...

AHS students join club teams

Esra Gokturk, Sports X-tra Editor

November 11, 2010

While high school athletic budgets are diminishing and college education costs are rising, students are turning to club sports to help them improve their athleticism and chances of getting into a good college. Club sports are...

Ahmed Bile wins regionals, looks to states

Samir Shah, Staff Writer

November 8, 2010

At the cross country Northern Region Championship on Nov. 4, AHS junior Ahmed Bile bounced back from a season-long injury just in time to destroy the field of 124 other runners to take the individual boys crown, becoming the...

Atoms end season with win over West Potomac

November 5, 2010

The Atoms finished their season 4-6 following a 41-31 win over West Potomac on Friday, Nov. 5. Senior JP Jenkins had four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) to lead the Atoms, while junior Tony Hysjulien contributed 84...

Volleyball Senior Night vs. The Lee Lancers

October 27, 2010

Photos by: Sarah Bergen

A sneak peak at the upcoming seasons

Brenna O'Neil and Esra Gokturk, Sports X-tra Editors

October 27, 2010

THE WIZARDS: The Washington Wizards Basketball team had a rough season in 2009. Between changing coaches, player suspensions and multiple player injuries, the team ended with a 19-63 losing season. This record is one of ...

A day in the life of a student athletic training aid

Esra Gokturk, Sports X-tra Editor

October 27, 2010

Students juggling school, homework, clubs and sports have more than enough difficulty in their schedules; adding another activity seems nearly impossible. However, a select few have taken time out of their schedules to follow...

8th Annual Arlington 5k a success

Kate Grandchamp, Staff Writer

October 27, 2010

On September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing the 59 passengers aboard as well as the 125 civilians who occupied that section of the Pentagon’s office buildings. That...

Field hockey starts district tournament

Jake Barnes, Sports Editor

October 21, 2010

The AHS girl’s varsity field hockey team has struggled through their last few games, ending their regular season with a three game losing streak and a 6-8 record. The final game of the regular season was played against AHS rival...

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