The A-Blast

Boys track continues winning streak

Alley Adcock, Sports Editor

January 19, 2010

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In their most recent competition at the Friends of Indoor Track Invitational, the boys team was able to pull out another win while the girls lost with a close score and a strong performance, making the boys 4-0 and the girls 3-1...

Dive team remains undefeated

David Hookey, Sports Editor

January 19, 2010

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When looking at the score of one of the most recent swim and dive meets, it is easy to overlook one half of the team’s perofrmance. The final result says West Springfield won the meet 182-132, but that does not tell the whole...

AHS Football ’09

January 19, 2010

Atoms swim falls to Spartans

January 19, 2010

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With only one meet left before the AHS swim and dive team’s district meets, participants prepare for the final stretch more than ever. A group of freshmen swimmers intensely shout “We are going to unleash the fury!” This...

Wrestling takes second place

David Hookey, Sports Editor

January 19, 2010

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“Well, we seem to like to come in second a lot.” Head wrestling coach Keith Sholders said this while reflecting on his team’s most recent meet at Northern High School Jan. 8-9. The Atoms finished second out of twenty...

Basketball smashes the Spartans

David Hookey, Sports Editor

January 19, 2010

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Basketball practice does not usually focus on running laps. Maybe it should after the Atoms seemingly ran circles around the West Springfield Spartans in their 77-44 win on Friday. “We ran a lot [in the game],” said senior...

Spartans top Atoms

January 19, 2010

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The AHS girls basketball team fell again Thursday in a hard-fought game against the West Springfield Spartans with a score of 40-57.  This was the team’s second loss in the district, and their record now stands at 4-2 within...

Addition by subtraction

January 13, 2010

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To the myopic Wizards fan, having your star player “suspended indefinitely,” following league Commissioner David Stern’s proclamation “that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game,” would probably elicit feel...

Students hit the slopes

Carly Bouchard, Photographer

January 13, 2010

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It is a chilly Saturday morning and you have no homework for the first time since school started. Rather than sitting and watching pointless reruns on television, you and a few friends elect to venture out into the cold. After...

Students experience ACL injuries

December 17, 2009

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When junior Kristen Hennessey planted her leg to kick a soccer ball in the first day of tryouts last spring, she heard a noise she compared to “a piece of paper ripping.” As she felt her knee pop to the outside, she knew from...

Wrestling has solid outing

David Hookey, Sports Editor

December 16, 2009

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Looking to start the season off well, the wrestling team competed in the Northern Region Classic wrestling meet at Fairfax High School on Saturday, Dec. 12. The team competed well and ended up finishing in fourth place out of ...

Atoms fall short to Stallions

December 16, 2009

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The Atoms girls basketball team started off strong, dominating in their first two games against Wakefield and JEB Stuart High School. However, their third game against South County Secondary school did not go as well, with a 38-19...

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