The A-Blast

Annandale Varsity Basketball Holds On Against TJ

Alex Burita, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

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On Dec. 6, after winning their last three games against Stuart, George Mason High School, and Falls Church, the dominant Atoms went to Thomas Jefferson to win a close game. “Thomas Jefferson should not have been underestimated....

Girls basketball seek a successful season

Mahdi Larhmari, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

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December has rolled around and so has the winter sports season. Girls Varsity Basketball looks to improve on an unsuccessful 2017/2018 season. Senior Grace Hatch sees the problems the team had and knows how to fix it. “La...

Boys basketball in depth

Mahdi Larhmari, Staff Writer

November 30, 2017

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After a disappointing season last year for the Atoms boys varsity basketball team, the team works hard and makes every practice worth it as they prepare for their upcoming season. The boy's varsity team last year went for a ...

Girls Track runs towards new goals

Alex Burita, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

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With new talent on the team, Annandale girls varsity track prepares for their season and looks to win their district consisting of Mount Vernon, West Potomac, T.C.. Williams, and Hayfield. “I’m preparing by running on my...

Girls Basketball prepares to bounce back this winter

Khadija Ahmed, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017

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Tryouts for girls’ varsity basketball ended on Thursday, November 9th. “I wasn’t certain I would make varsity, but I was happy when I did,” Junior Sarah Shamdeen said. Along with Shamdeen, junior Jayla Irvin has...

Gymnastics getting ready for the season

Luke Elkins, Sports Editor

November 20, 2017

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After a last place finish in the district last year, the gymnastics team will be looking to improve their performances this year. Their season begins on Dec. 1 with a meet against Fairfax High School. Senior Alichia House is...

Swim suiting up for success

Alex Burita, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

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Annandale Swim has been preparing and training hard in practice, as they look to win the Gunston District, the new district this year that all Annandale sports were placed in. “Expectations for this swim season are high. Girls...

Senior superstar Allen Kokilananda looks to lead wrestling to victory this season

Elias Moura, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

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As November rolls around the corner, fall sports come to an end and winter sports begin. Senior Allen Kokilananda will be looking to lead the wrestling team to a strong season. How did you discover your interest for wrestling? I️...

Wrestling looking forward to success

Elias Moura, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

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As November approaches, the wrestling squad are preparing for their 2017-2018 campaign. They are committed on making this season ten times better than last season. Junior Kevin Reyes is ready for the season to begin. “Last...

Boys Varsity Basketball Prepares For Their Season

Alex Burita, Staff Writer

November 18, 2017

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After finishing last season 8-15, Annandale boys varsity basketball led by newly hired coach Deidrich Gilreath looks to improve their team mentally and physically starting with tryouts. According to Gilreath, their goal for the...

Get to know Coach Gilreath, new varsity basketball coach

Khadija Ahmed, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017

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Deidrich Gilreath is the upcoming varsity basketball coach. He grew up in South Arlington in Virginia, attended Wakefield High School and then Norfolk State University, He began coaching high school basketball at Wakefield High Sc...

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