The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


SAAC - The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is made up of 14 girls from all corners of Iowa. The girls met at the IGHSAU headquarters in Des Moines.

Empowering Today to Lead Tomorrow

Claire Pellett, AHS Needle Lead Editor April 30, 2024

FOCUS - Junior Hailey Huffman focuses on nocking her arrow to get the perfect shot. Huffman  made sure her stance was strong and her bow arm did not shake. Huffman shot 3D where she shot all the different animals at all different distances.

Archery Is On the Rise

Anna Potts, Editor February 23, 2024

Archery- in its tenth year at AHS, the sport is gaining numbers and more of its events are gaining publicity. On Feb. 25, Atlantic is hosting nine-time National Champion Robby Wessinger, a University of...

Frozen Trojan & Winter Warriors

Bennett Whetstone, EON Lead Producer February 12, 2024

To prepare for the upcoming track season, the boys' and girls' teams are having optional after-school practice. These practices are called Frozen Trojan and Winter Warriors, and we interview some of the...

Head Cheer Coach Julie Phippen, Cheerleaders Gabby Porter and Amaurie McCullough, and Assistant Coach Kayla Mendenhall pose with the trophy. They won the spirit award at the John J. Wrestling Tournament.

Cheer For the Cheerleaders!

Claire Pellett, AHS Needle Lead Editor January 23, 2024

The AHS wrestling cheerleaders won the Spirit Award at the annual John J. Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 19th- Jan 20th. The award itself is measured based on the cheerleaders' spirit and sportsmanship....

Colton Rasmussen high-fives fans at a basketball game. Parents and students alike cheer on athletes from the stands.

Breaking News: Noon Ball With a Different Meaning

Jaydin Nowatzke, Staff Writer January 5, 2024

Varsity Trojan basketball will compete with a full crowd of students on Jan. 16, according to Athletic Director Andrew Mitchell. The teams will play Red Oak at 11:30 a.m. for girls and 1 p.m. for boys....

Senior Cohen Bruce ready to get a two-point takedown.

Trojan Wrestling is in Full Swing

Anna Potts, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

The sport that is equally challenging mentally and physically, has a quadmister long season, and always keeps spectators on the edge of their seat: wrestling. Here at AHS, Trojans are proud to have a wrestling...

The 2023 cross country seniors line up at the last meet of the season. The team consisted of 18 seniors, most of whom participated in cross country for all four years.

Completed Season, Completed Goals

Alyssa Neal, AHS Needle Senior Editor November 27, 2023

Cross country has come to an end for the 2023 season, runners have wrapped up their goals and taken off their shoes. Goals are a major factor in the result of a sport, and many runners had expectations...

The first grade kids line up in preparation for the starting whistle.

Trot For Turkeys!

Claire Pellett, AHS Needle Lead Editor November 23, 2023

It's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving which means all of the elementary students ran in pursuit of the grand prize: a turkey and bragging rights for the coming year. The race is split by grade level...

The AHS football cheer squad will compete in statewide competition Nov. 4.

Champion Cheerleaders Head to State

Kyra Rink, Editor November 3, 2023

On Saturday, Nov. 4, the AHS Football Cheerleaders will make their mark at the Iowa Cheerleading State Championships. This event will be held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition...

Colton Rasmussen reaches for the ball during the tip in the first seconds of the game. Rasmussen will be a senior this upcoming season.

Changing Seasons

Anna Potts, Editor October 30, 2023

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...

Cross Country Mentality

Cross Country Mentality

Sophie Johnson, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

As the fall season is nearing its end and cross-country runners are getting ready for the state meet, have you ever wondered what it mentally takes to be a cross-country runner?  Each and every runner...

Bennett Whetstone and Claire Pellett show their awards for qualifying for the State Cross Country Meet. They will run Oct. 28 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

State Bound for the Senior Pair

Anna Potts, Editor October 23, 2023

On Oct. 18, 2023, a new opportunity was paved for high school cross-country runners across Iowa. The Class 3A State Qualifying Meet was held in Winterset, Iowa for the Atlantic Trojans. This season, AHS...

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