The A-Blast

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...

Boys lacrosse comes to a close

Jake Barnes, Sports Editor

May 28, 2010

The boys lacrosse season has finally come to a close, resulting in a winning 12-3 overall record for the team. After the slow start due to the massive snow storm, the boys lacrosse team was able to turn their season into a great...

Baseball loses in second round

David Hookey, Co-Editor in Chief

May 28, 2010

In a season full of highs and lows, the varsity baseball team ended their season on May 19 with a loss to the Woodson Cavaliers, 11-1. “It was a disappointing end to the season because we could have gone further if we had...

AHS Soccer

May 26, 2010

Strong defense keeps Atoms alive in tie game

Rachel Bergen, Photographer

May 10, 2010

On Friday, the Atoms varsity soccer team held off the Herndon Hornets in a double overtime game that ended 0-0. “I felt great and bad at the same time,” said senior goalie Rony Lopez. “Great, because I made a good save,...

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