The A-Blast

Win at all costs, just don’t get caught

CJ Aftergut, Sports Editor

September 20, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Varsity baseball 2010

Kristen Hennessey and Emma Barker, Photo Editors

June 2, 2010

With 26 players, including nine returning seniors, the varsity baseball team has had a successful season so far despite injuries to two starting players.

Girls lax concludes longest season yet

Rowan Shartel, Staff Writer

June 1, 2010

   When the AHS Girls Varsity Lacrosse team stepped off the field at the end of their game on May 26, the feelings among the players were bittersweet. Although they had fallen in a tough 16-10 loss to Madison, the team had...

Track looks to state meet

Brook Tamir, Copy Editor

June 1, 2010

The boys track and field team won the two-day Patriot District Tournament on May 13, with a score of 124 to Lake Braddock’s second place score of 98. The 4x800 meter relay team, in addition to winning by a margin of more than...

Softball falls in districts

CJ Aftergut, Sports Editor

May 28, 2010

It was a tough night for the varsity girls softball team. Everything they had worked towards during the season had come unraveled, and they were left only to think about what could have been as they walked off the field for one...

Girls soccer unable to produce

Betsy Kruse, Photographer

May 28, 2010

The girls varsity soccer team concluded its season on May 19 during the second round of districts with a final record of four wins, six losses and five ties. “We played solidly throughout the season, but we had a little trouble...

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