The A-Blast

Boys win fourth in a row

David Hookey, Co-Editor in Chief

January 20, 2011

Filed under Sports

First it was Lee. Then it was West Potomac. Now it is West Springfield; the latest team to lose to the varsity boys basketball team by double digits during the Atoms’ current four-game winning streak. “In the last couple...

Boys basketball soars to 4-4 record

Stacy Willard, Staff Writer

January 10, 2011

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Looking to record their fourth win of the season, the varsity boys basketball team took on the Lee Lancers on Jan. 4. The Atoms dominated the game as they went on to win, 80-34. “I feel as a team we played great, everyone...

Boys fall to 2-1 vs. Stallions

David Hookey, Co-Editor in Chief

January 5, 2011

Filed under Sports

In the first two games of the season, the varsity boys basketball team was able to overcome sluggish starts to defeat Wakefield and J.E.B. Stuart High Schools. On Dec. 10, however, the team dug itself too big of a hole and never...

Winter Sports Banquet celebrates success

Esra Gokturk, Staff Writer

March 4, 2010

Filed under Story of the Day, Top Stories

Spring is finally here and winter sports have come to a close, each team with a remarkable season. To celebrate each winter team’s accomplishments, AHS held the annual Winter Sports Banquet on Wednesday, March 3. At the banquet, winter athletes enjoye...

Boys basketball falls in regionals

David Hookey, Sports Editor

March 3, 2010

Filed under Sports

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...

Atoms take down Titans, advance to district semi-finals

David Hookey, Sports Editor

February 20, 2010

Filed under Sports

Additional Photography by A.J. McCafferty As the crowd stormed the court, the AHS varsity basketball team knew they had done something great. For four years, T.C. Williams HS has been atop the Patriot District. On Friday, Feb. 19, th...

Sheehy seals Atoms win on senior night

David Hookey, Sports Editor

February 19, 2010

Filed under Sports

First it was freshman Diana Hurtado and the girls team against Woodson. Then it was senior Chris Sheehy and the boys team against West Potomac. For the Atoms, buzzer beaters are becoming a regularity. “It was exhilarating and its something I will probably never forget about hi...

Hurtado’s buzzer beater sinks Woodson 43-42

Michael Lazar, Videographer

February 5, 2010

Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Freshman guard Diana Hurtado was able to grab an offensive rebound and put up the game winning shot as time expired Thursday night to beat the visiting Woodson Cavaliers, 43-42. The shot halted a late rally by Woodson. Annan...


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