The A-Blast

Uneasy start to Boys Tennis season

Natalie Johnson, Staff Writer

March 26, 2010

Filed under Sports, Story of the Day, Top Stories

The 6-3 loss against Woodson on Thursday, March 25 is not going to hold the Atoms boys tennis team down. Key players Courage Okungbowa, Erik Morton, David Hookey, and Connor Volk strengthen the boy’s tennis team and often lead...

Boys Soccer wins 3-1

Alley Adcock, Sports Editor

March 25, 2010

Filed under Sports

The boys varsity soccer team started off their season with a strong 3-1 win against the Centreville Wildcats March 19. Goals came from junior forward Paulino Arevalo as well as senior midfielder Eugene Tuffer, who scored twic...

Girls soccer ties Centreville 0-0

Kristen Hennessey,Photographer

March 25, 2010

Filed under Sports

As the whistle blew at the end of regulation, the Atoms looked up at the scoreboard to find themselves tied 0-0 with one of the top teams in the region. On Friday March 19, the girls varsity soccer team played the Centreville Wildcats at Centreville High ...

Atoms continue winning streak

Esra Gokturk

March 25, 2010

Filed under Sports

With a strong head start in the beginning of the varsity softball season, the team has already proven their skills in the pr-season. Their first win was against Woodbridge High School 5-2 on March 10. They continued winning in ...

Lax starts season strong

Jake Barnes

March 25, 2010

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“The season is going fantastically well, but we still have a few things we need to work on,” said assistant coach Bonnie Vining.  AHS varsity girls lacrosse has started the season 2-0 in non-district play, defeating the Marshall...

Boys tennis dominates early

Kelsey Knoche, Sports X-tra Editor

March 23, 2010

Filed under Sports

The AHS boys tennis team’s 2-0 record does not tell the full story. Not only has the team as a whole not lost a match, no player on the team has even dropped a set. Following a 9-0 rout of West Potomac HS on Thursday, March 18, the ...

Boys lacrosse overpowers Falls Church

David Hookey, Sports Editor

March 23, 2010

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Through two games this season, the boys varsity lacrosse team has dominated their opponents. Their goal differential in that span is 34, a statistic that should have other teams in the Patriot District nervous about playing the...

Baseball opens season with win

David Hookey, Sports Editor

March 23, 2010

Filed under Sports

With the bases loaded and junior shortstop Jake Barnes at the plate, the Atoms knew they were within one hit of taking the lead on the 6th ranked team in the Northern Region. Barnes did not let this opportunity go to waste as...

Ping-pong club makes a name for the sport

Katie Masters, Staff Writer

March 12, 2010

Filed under Sports

The AHS ping-pong club meets every Wednesday after school, with twenty-five to thirty members crowding into chemistry lab 107 at any given session. The club is supervised by science teacher Ms. Zagurski, with junior James Yu and...

Two senior athletes commit to college teams

Nathalie Spita, Managing Editor

March 10, 2010

Filed under Sports, Story of the Day, Top Stories

The Principal’s conference room was filled with parents, coaches and other family members on Wednesday, March 10, to recognize the achievement of two student-athletes. Seniors Maggie Bermingham and Nikki Clarke were recognized...

Harlowe, Anderson, Velazquez represent Atoms in state competition

David Hookey, Sports Editor

March 3, 2010

Filed under Sports

Fresh off an undefeated season and Patriot District team title, the AHS wrestlers moved on to individual competition at both the regional and state levels. First up was the Northern Region Tournament. The top performances were tu...

Atoms go to State Tournament

Alley Adcock, Sports Editor

March 3, 2010

Filed under Sports

After top scores and strong efforts the Atoms maintained an undefeated season but due to inclimate weather, alternative judging practices were used to determine the district standings, causing the Atoms to ultimately place second...

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