The A-Blast

Baseball opens season with win

David Hookey, Sports Editor

March 23, 2010

With the bases loaded and junior shortstop Jake Barnes at the plate, the Atoms knew they were within one hit of taking the lead on the 6th ranked team in the Northern Region. Barnes did not let this opportunity go to waste as...

Ping-pong club makes a name for the sport

Katie Masters, Staff Writer

March 12, 2010

The AHS ping-pong club meets every Wednesday after school, with twenty-five to thirty members crowding into chemistry lab 107 at any given session. The club is supervised by science teacher Ms. Zagurski, with junior James Yu and...

Two senior athletes commit to college teams

Nathalie Spita, Managing Editor

March 10, 2010

The Principal’s conference room was filled with parents, coaches and other family members on Wednesday, March 10, to recognize the achievement of two student-athletes. Seniors Maggie Bermingham and Nikki Clarke were recognized...

Harlowe, Anderson, Velazquez represent Atoms in state competition

David Hookey, Sports Editor

March 3, 2010

Fresh off an undefeated season and Patriot District team title, the AHS wrestlers moved on to individual competition at both the regional and state levels. First up was the Northern Region Tournament. The top performances were tu...

Atoms go to State Tournament

Alley Adcock, Sports Editor

March 3, 2010

After top scores and strong efforts the Atoms maintained an undefeated season but due to inclimate weather, alternative judging practices were used to determine the district standings, causing the Atoms to ultimately place second...

Boys basketball falls in regionals

David Hookey, Sports Editor

March 3, 2010

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

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

“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

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

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

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...

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