The A-Blast

Boys struggle amid turmoil

Boys struggle amid turmoil

December 14, 2011

There’s no play for the NBA?

October 31, 2011

Filed under Sports

Basketball fans of AHS wrinkle their foreheads in frustration as the NBA lockout continues. All preseason and regular season games in November have been cancelled, and the rest of the season is still in discussion due to a ...

Postseason run ends at states

David Hookey, Co-Editor in Chief

March 8, 2011

Filed under Sports

Playing in an unfamiliar gym in front of a hostile crowd against the defending state champions, it’s easy to see the kind of opponent the boys basketball team was up against in the first round of the Virginia AAA State Tournament...

Basketball takes 2nd in region, Spirit Bus provided for states

Kylee Nisker, Staff Writer

March 3, 2011

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After a strong postseason run ended in a Northern Region Championship loss at the hands of T.C. Williams, the boys varsity basketball team is looking ahead to the first round of the Virginia AAA State Tournament. No AHS basketball...

Basketball prepares for regional final

CJ Aftergut, Sports Editor

February 28, 2011

Filed under Sports

For the first time in school history, the AHS boys basketball team is bound for states. The Atoms have never advanced this deep into regional play, yet tonight’s regional final will hold no surprises for the determined Atoms. The...

Basketball makes history, beats Langley in regional semis

David Hookey, Co-Editor in Chief

February 27, 2011

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Prior to the 2011 Northern Region semi-finals, no boys basketball team had ever advanced to the state tournament in the 56-year history of AHS. After the Atoms’ game against Langley on Feb. 26, there was now one. “It feels...

Winter sports success

David Hookey, Co-Editor in Chief

February 16, 2011

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Plastered on the welcome sign outside AHS is the school’s motto: a tradition of excellence. The athletic side of this excellence has shone through over the past weeks, with the basketball team, wrestling team, indoor track team...

Girls basketball falls to West Springfield

Megan Flynn, Staff Writer

February 10, 2011

Filed under Sports

Déjà vu occurred for the varsity girls basketball team as they yet again were defeated by the West Springfield Spartans on Feb. 8. This 67-44 loss marked the end of a three-game win streak with wins over Lee, West Potomac and ...


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