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Changing Seasons

Fall athletes are transitioning into their winter sports.
Colton Rasmussen reaches for the ball during the tip in the first seconds of the game. Rasmussen will be a senior this upcoming season.

Leaves are changing colors, the temperature is getting colder, and athletes are putting away their football cleats and pulling out their basketball shoes. As AHS transitions from fall sports to winter sports, get an inside view of the upcoming wrestling and basketball seasons. Most fans don’t think much goes into the pre-season, however, an athlete’s effort doesn’t deserve to remain unnoticed. 

The Trojan Wrestling team is remembered for earning a title at the state duals tournament last season, and a season record of 13 wins and five losses. As the season begins, open mat practices are the best way to become part of a well-known and respected Trojan sports program. Three days a week, Trojan wrestlers start to shape their season. Open mat is an opportunity to better your technical skills and build the team up from the start. “The beginning of the season practices are a way to improve yourself as a wrestler, and also improve your teammates by pushing them as well,” said assistant Jesse McCann. 

As for the boys basketball team, their season has just begun. They’ve started with an open gym three days a week, which is focused on fundamentals and conditioning. The team, bouncing back from a record of seven wins and 15 losses, is ready to make the changes necessary to see improvement. There are two returning starters this year: Colton Rasmussen and Nolan Waters. The pair intends to “lead the team in the right direction,” and come back with a chip on their shoulders. Soon on Nov. 13, official practices begin, so if you are interested in working hard and being a part of a brotherhood- AHS basketball is perfect for you. 

Whether you’re watching from the stands next month, or hearing chatter around the community, remember what all goes into making an athlete perform their best. Support their hard work and dedication by encouraging them and showing your Trojan Pride!

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Anna Potts, AHS Needle Editor
AHS Sophomore Anna Potts is a staff writer for Journalism. This is her first year being a part of the department. She joined journalism because of her special interest in writing, like putting her “thoughts into words,” and “socializing with people.” As of right now Potts has three published stories on AHSneedle, and is working on her fourth, as well as an editor bio. She also enjoys writing opinion pieces. In addition to this, this is Potts’ first year at AHS as she previously went to Exira-Elk Community School District in Elk Horn. “I came here for more academic opportunities.” Compared to her last school Potts feels that she has a lot more opportunities here at AHS and can be “pushed more.” In her free time outside of school she plays softball, reads, spends time with her friends and family as well as her pets. Potts has two brothers, Aiden (19)  and Trey (27), and two dogs named Ruby and Ollie.    By Trinity Christensen 

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    Henry knudsonNov 2, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Can’t wait for the new winter season!