The A-Blast

What now for Washington?

Brenna O'Neill, Sports X-tra

May 6, 2010

It ended with the final buzzer ending the third period of Game 7 in the 2009-2010 NHL playoffs. Looking out into a sea of red, disappointment was the only emotion that filled the faces at the Verizon Center. The Washington...

Boys tennis 6-2

Kelsey Knoche, Sports Editor

April 20, 2010

Off to their best start in five years, the varsity boys tennis team looks to continue their success today against the West Potomac Wolverines. The Atoms are 6-2 on the season and are currently third in the district behind Lake...

Lacrosse beats rival Woodson 8-6

David Hookey, Sports Editor

April 20, 2010

Ever since the boys lacrosse team took on W.T. Woodson in the annual Fall Brawl Lacrosse Tournament, they have been itching to get back on the field and face them in a regular season game. On April 15 they got that chance and wel...

Baseball defeats TC Williams 7-4

David Hookey, Sports Editor

April 20, 2010

Hoping to break a two-game losing streak and in need of a district win to gain confidence heading into postseason play, the varsity baseball team faced the TC Williams Titans on April 16. The Atoms wasted no time in righting their sh...

Girls tennis 3-5

David Hookey, Sports Editor

April 20, 2010

After a 1-8 loss to South County on April 13, the girls tennis team hosted R.E. Lee on April 15 hoping to win their third match of the season. Despite missing two out of their top six singles players, as well as having to re-arrange all th...

Less is more in terms of NCAA tournament

Kelsey Knoche, Sports X-tra Editor

April 15, 2010

In addition to CBS’s college basketball anthem, annual host Greg Gumbel, and the shots of mid-majors celebrating NCAA tournament berths one other thing has become a constant recently during each selection Sunday. Each of...

Baseball strikes out against Bruins

David Hookey, Sports Editor

April 9, 2010

Under the lights of the AHS baseball field, the varsity baseball team took on the Lake Braddock Bruins on April 9. Though the team looked to upset the Bruins, they got off to a sluggish start and never recovered, losing 15-2. “Our pitchers need to throw strikes and compete throughout the whole g...

AHS Baseball

April 9, 2010

Girls lacrosse competes in Annandale Invitational tournament

David Hookey, Sports Editor

April 5, 2010

On March 20 and March 27, the varsity girls lacrosse team competed in the Annandale Invitational tournament held here at AHS. The team placed second out of five teams, losing to Chantilly HS in the final, 8-7. For more photos of ...

Uneasy start to Boys Tennis season

Natalie Johnson, Staff Writer

March 26, 2010

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

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

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 ...

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