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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
Anna Potts, AHS Needle Editor
Anna Potts is a junior involved in journalism at Atlantic High School. This is Potts’ second year going to AHS and also her second year in journalism. Exactly what does Potts do in journalism? She is involved in the newspaper and is one of the editors. Her favorite part of journalism is the First Fridays, the monthly celebrations for the entire staff. “Those are the best,” she said. She also said the worst part had to be taking the pictures. Potts' story she is most proud of that she wrote would be “my birth control story” which was about birth control becoming an over- the- counter medication. Potts was inspired to do journalism by her upperclassmen. She said for her upcoming years in high school she would like to “become a bigger role in the journalism department.” Potts is not just involved with school academics she is also part of softball,track, and tennis. Outside of school she reads her Bible, works on her new job at a law firm, and plays with her dog Loki. Best advice Potts has to give for us younger classes is “get involved with everything you can.” Story by Calianda Thompson

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    Henry knudsonNov 2, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Can’t wait for the new winter season!