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AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

Pictured above is the equipment used for archery.

Atlantic Archers Bring Home Two Trophies

Staff May 12, 2022

The Atlantic High School Archery Team brought home two second-place trophies from the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) Western National level competition in Sandy, Utah, April 29 and 30.  Atlantic...

OUT FORE VICTORY- Garrett McLaren hits a ball on the green.

Right On Par

Elizabeth Anderson, Editor April 6, 2022

The boys' golf team faced off against Kuemper Catholic on April 5, 2022. In an interview, Coach Ed Den Beste said “Kuemper will be the toughest competition this season. We always battle back and forth...

TEE TIME- Senior Lane Nelson spikes the ball down the green grass.

In Full Swing

Riley Wood, Staff Writer April 1, 2022

“Our top strength will be our experience,” said women's golf coach Kathy Hobson as she looks ahead to the upcoming golf season. There are five returning golfers from last year’s team, senior Reagan...

HIT- Anna Weiser takes a stide to hit the ball. She was on the varsity team last year.

Serving Up Perfection

Riley Wood, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Returning four out of six starters for girls and boys, coach Mike McDermott has a positive outlook for the upcoming tennis season. There are 45 people out for tennis this season, and they will compete...

SOARING OVER - Sophomore Joe Weaver leaps over the hurdle during his respective leg of the shuttle hurdle relay. Weaver has participated in track for two years.

Boys Track Season Preview

Alex Sonntag, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

As winter finally comes to an end, spring has begun and so have spring sports. Track and field, along with multiple other spring sports, had officially started. The boys had an opportunity to come in on...

Girls track competed in the Lied Fieldhouse in Ames.

Girls Run First Meet at Ames

Abbi Richter, Staff Writer March 15, 2022

The Atlantic girls track team competed in their first meet of the season at Iowa State University on Thursday. The first event of the night for 3A was Shot Put. Abbi Richter threw an indoor PR of 30’...

WINNING- The archers pose for a picture. Before heading to state, the Archers walked the halls with pride while fellow students cheered them on.

Atlantic Archers’ Success at State

Josie Colton, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

The Atlantic High School archery team went to state March 5 and 6 in Des Moines at the state fairgrounds. The team had a strong season and went to the state tournament with high hopes for success.  AHS...

Pictured above is the equipment used for archery.

Aiming Towards Success

Taliya James February 25, 2022

The archery team traveled to Kansas City, MO on Feb. 18-20 for the Border Wars tournament. This tournament put nine different states head to head, and Atlantic came out victorious. The entire team took...

Diversity show choir performs their show choir songs during the 2022 Swing Inn concert.

Show Choir: The Musical Sport – OPINION

Eleanor McCalla February 25, 2022

The glaring lights turn the stage into a colossal oven. Each move must be defined and exaggerated. Keep your balance on the slippery floor. Hairspray pervades your every pore. Your heart pounds with each...

The girls swim team swims laps in the YMCA pool during the 2021-22 swim season. The team had seven members, which is the fewest number of participants it has had in years.

Just Keep Swimming

Eleanor McCalla February 18, 2022

The ache of your muscles as you slice through the water like a hot knife through cold butter: there’s no feeling quite like it. According to an AHS Needle story from 2013, the Atlantic High School...

Senior Malena Woodward does her handshake with her Claire Pellett before a game.

One Last Shot

Taliya James February 11, 2022

Sports are one of the many important aspects of high school. Some students' lives revolve around the sports they choose to play. When students reach their senior year of high school, they can sit back...

Coach Michael Greving and senior Eleanor Greving stand together during senior night. E. Grevings love for wrestling stemmed from her father.

Meet the Mat Manager

Taliya James February 4, 2022

What is your role as a manager during practice? We do a lot. There are so many things that we do that I do not know where to start. It is a fairly easy job as long as you get your tasks done efficiently....

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