The A-Blast

Boys basketball falls in regionals

David Hookey, Sports Editor

March 3, 2010

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Following a very successful regular season, the boys varsity basketball team headed into the postseason with high hopes. Unfortunately, the Atoms’ play faltered, resulting in early exits at both the district and regional tournament...

Boys Swim Finishes Season 5-2

Jayran Moridzadeh, Staff Writer

March 3, 2010

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After vigorous workouts and practices, selected swimmers were able to continue on to regionals, and for select members of the AHS swim team, the Virginia State Tournament. The boys swim and dive team ended the season with a 5-2 re...

Majors Top Atoms 48-38

Jake Barnes, Staff Writer

March 3, 2010

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“It’s sad to see this great season come to an end,” said the obviously disappointed junior point guard Kelly Hughes after the lady Atoms lost to the Mount Vernon Majors on Wed. Feb. 24.  The final score of the game was...

AHS Baseball

March 3, 2010

Woods takes his first step

Kelsey Knoche, Sports X-tra Editor

March 2, 2010

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As world famous golfer Tiger Woods stepped to the podium at the PGA Tour Headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on Feb. 20, no one knew exactly what the 34-year old would disclose. In his 13-minute plus speech, his first ...

Mike Scott named head football coach

David Hookey, Sports Editor

February 26, 2010

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

AHS alum and assistant football coach Mike Scott was named head varsity football coach for the 2010 season today, Feb. 26. Scott will replace the legendary Dick Adams and become just the fifth head coach in AHS’ 56-year school history. ...

Rather than practice, Tennis shovels snow

David Hookey, Sports Editor

February 23, 2010

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Additional Reporting by Jake Barnes, Staff Writer While most spring sports teams began tryouts on the black top or indoor, the boys tennis team was outside shoveling their tennis courts. “We’ve been out there shoveling since...

Are you watching?

Mackda Dinberu, Staff Writer

February 23, 2010

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“Did you see that race last night,” “what about the crash?” These are what most students around Annandale High School are talking about these days. The Winter Olympic Games are on everyone’s mind around this time o...

Atoms take down Titans, advance to district semi-finals

David Hookey, Sports Editor

February 20, 2010

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Additional Photography by A.J. McCafferty As the crowd stormed the court, the AHS varsity basketball team knew they had done something great. For four years, T.C. Williams HS has been atop the Patriot District. On Friday, Feb. 19, th...

Sheehy seals Atoms win on senior night

David Hookey, Sports Editor

February 19, 2010

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First it was freshman Diana Hurtado and the girls team against Woodson. Then it was senior Chris Sheehy and the boys team against West Potomac. For the Atoms, buzzer beaters are becoming a regularity. “It was exhilarating and its something I will probably never forget about hi...

Swim Ends with Strong Scores

Jayran Moridzadeh

February 17, 2010

Filed under Sports

This season has been nothing but laughs and fun for the AHS swim and dive team. The varsity boys managed a 5-2 season and the girls a 2-5. “The boys did pretty well and the girls didn’t do so great but we had a lot of fun...

The Adams legacy

David Hookey, Sports Editor

February 6, 2010

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After thirty years in the AHS football program, the last 19 as head coach, Dick Adams has resigned from the position. “It may be hard for people to understand because they think I’m this guy with all kinds of energy, but...

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