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The Quarantine Cup Comes to a Close

Senior Kenzie Waters dribbles the ball down the field during a game last year. Waters participated in the Quarantine Cup.

Hana Holtz, Editor

May 22, 2020

After spring sports were cancelled on Friday, April 17, Atlantic teacher Dan Vargason developed an idea in which spring sport athletes would be able to compete in a fun and safe way. Dubbed the “Quarantine Cup,” athletes in the Hawkeye 10 conference were given the chance to participate in a thre...

Changes to the Sports Calendar

Junior Keagan Garcia drives forward with the soccer ball. Garcia has played soccer since his freshman year.

Hana Holtz, Editor

April 28, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of daily life for citizens around the globe. Face masks are now the new must-have item and many people are staying at home. School activities weren’t spared by the virus, shutting down band and choir concerts, cancelling fine arts competitions, and pushing back Prom.  Arc...

Attacking the Track

Freshman Jazzy Dagel practices her skills at track practice. She competes in sprinting events.

Taliya James, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Atlantic High School is filled with extraordinary students, including freshman Jazzy Dagel. Known for her passion for the sport of track and field, Dagel has been running and training for four years, both on her own and with the school program. Currently, Dagel is preparing for her freshman season with th...

The Arrow Points to Nationals

Senior Dustin Dreager aims his how at the State tournament. He competed in both the bullseye and 3D tournament.

Molly McFadden, Editor

March 10, 2020

Atlantic archery attended the State tournament this weekend in Des Moines. The event was held at the Iowa State Fair Grounds and Atlantic took 24 bullseye archers and 12 archers to the 3D tournament.  Placing 11th in the high school girls bullseye category was freshman Halle Copeland. She shot a...

Siblings on the Same Team

Twin brothers Derek and Dustin Dreager shoot with senior McCade Stillian and junior Zach Colton at archery practice. The Dreager boys have been involved with archery throughout high school.

Jayden Ford, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

There are many personalities and playing styles that come together to form an athletic team. The meshing of leadership and athletic skills is what makes each sports squad tick. However, this can get a tad complicated when sibling rivalry comes into play. Sophomore Ethan Sturm and junior Grant Sturm pl...

Trojans Attend State Wrestling Tournament

Freshman Easton O'Brien raises his hand after winning his first match, 8-7. O'Brien went 1-2 for his first year at the State tournament.

Kylie Neal, Editor

February 26, 2020

The State wrestling tournament was held at the Wells Fargo Arena on Thursday, Feb. 20 through Saturday, Feb. 22. Four Trojan wrestlers made an appearance, including seniors Cale Roller and Aybren Moore, junior Joe Weaver, and freshman Easton O’Brien.  In the 106 weight class, O’Brien went 1-2 ...

Shooting Their Way to State

Sophomore Tristan Mathisen zones in on the target. Mathisen shot a 225 at the bullseye tournament on Saturday.

Molly McFadden, Editor

February 26, 2020

Atlantic sent many archers to compete at Valley on Saturday, Feb. 22. They competed in both a regular bullseye and a 3D tournament. Leading the team at the 9th Annual Valley Shoot Out was senior Clayton Jipsen with a score of 290, including 20 tens. Jipsen received first place. He was followed by fre...

Boys Basketball Comes to a Close

Junior Grant Sturm scopes out the floor for an open teammate. Sturm ended the season with an average of 7.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

Hana Holtz, Editor

February 25, 2020

The Atlantic boys basketball team wrapped up their regular season on Thursday, Feb. 20 and began the postseason on Monday, Feb. 24. In their final regular-season game, Atlantic went on the road to take on the Denison-Schleswig Monarchs. At game time, the Trojans were 8-12 and the Monarchs were 12...

Basketball Girls End Season in Semis

The girls go over the strategy one last time before the Wednesday night's game in Red Oak. The team finished the season with a record of 9-14.

Hana Holtz, Editor

February 25, 2020

The postseason rolled on for Atlantic girls basketball after a dominating 58-14 win over Clarinda in the Class 3A Region 8 Regional quarterfinal game. The Trojans matched up with Hawkeye 10 foe Red Oak in the next round.  The 19-3 Tigers hosted the 9-13 Trojans on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The two squa...

The Importance of Sportsmanship — OPINION

The wrestling team breaks it down after Wrestle-Offs.

Molly McFadden, Editor

February 24, 2020

The sportsmanship of a team says a lot more about them than how they actually perform. With this, the behavior of student sections and crowds represent a school as well. Being a cheerleader, and a huge Atlantic fan, I attend many activities throughout the year. In each one, I find that my enjoyment ...

Trojans on Their Way to State

Senior Aybren Moore raises his arm in triumph. Moore qualified for State in the 113 pound weight class.

Dani Mathisen, Editor

February 19, 2020

As the end of the postseason approaches, four Atlantic-CAM wrestlers still have the chance to earn a State title. On Saturday, Feb. 15, seven Trojan wrestlers battled to finish first or second at 2A Districts, held in Atlantic, to advance onto State. Juniors Payton Fewson and Devin McKay were both...

Another Record in the Books

Junior Joe Sonntag prepares to shoot his bow at archery practice. Sonntag shot a 265 at the Nodaway Valley meet.

Molly McFadden, Editor

February 19, 2020

Atlantic’s archery team broke the high school record on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Holstein. The high school team had an overall score of 3,389 at Holstein’s Ridge View tournament. With the new record, the squad earned first place at the meet, topping a field of seven teams. Sophomore Cooper Jipsen led the...

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