The A-Blast

Students experience ACL injuries

December 17, 2009

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

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

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...

Stallions top Atoms 83-72

David Hookey, Sports Editor

December 16, 2009

As a halftime lead turned into a double-digit loss, the AHS varsity boys basketball team looks to rebound from their game on Friday, Dec. 11. The team traveled to South County High School to take on the Stallions and, despite...

AHS Holds Fall Sports Banquet

David Hookey, Sports Editor

November 20, 2009

As the aroma of stale ketchup and old lettuce was drowned out by the smell of tasty homemade dinners and desserts, athletes, parents, and coaches settled in for an evening to celebrate and honor fall sports athletes. “I thought...

Golf-a-Thon Struggles

David Hookey, Sports Editor

November 12, 2009

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the AHS Parent Teacher Students Association sponsored the third annual golf-a-thon at Penderbrook Golf Course. The event featured parents, students and coaches from the AHS community. In all, there were 18...

Atoms Rout Wolverines

David Hookey, Sports Editor

November 12, 2009

Mired in a five-game losing streak, the Annandale Atoms varsity football team were hungry for a win to finish off their season strong. On Friday, Nov. 6, they got it; a 34-12 victory over the West Potomac Wolverines. “The game went well...

Bruins spoil Atoms homecoming

David Hookey, Sports Editor

October 29, 2009

On Oct. 17, 2008 the Annandale Atoms spoiled the Lake Braddock Bruins homecoming with a decisive 27-point victory. This year, on Annandale’s homecoming, the Bruins had an equally dominant performance en route to a 48-3 win....

Cross Country crosses the finish line

October 29, 2009

Wednesday, Oct. 28 the AHS cross country team had its final district meet. Months of training and hundreds of practice miles all led up to this final race. The girl's varsity team ran first, led by junior Caroline Kane who ...

Knocked out: athletes face concussions

October 28, 2009

For Tricia O’Neill, the end of her freshman year in high school brought excruciating headaches and a crushing diagnosis: a severe concussion that prevented her from going to school for the last three months of the year. While...

Field Hockey

October 28, 2009

Field hockey cut down early

October 21, 2009

The Atoms field hockey team played the W.T. Woodson Cavaliers on Oct. 13 at home and ended with a tough loss of 2-1 with the lone goal coming from junior Adrienne Williams. This was the last game of their regular season wh...

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