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  • The district FFA Convention will be Saturday, March 6 at Harlan
  • State girls basketball is this week
  • The late winter band and vocal concert is Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • There will be a 1.5 hr early dismissal Wednesday, March 3
  • The mobile food pantry will be open Wednesday, March 3 from 3-6 p.m. in HS commons
  • Varsity boys basketball substate is Monday, March 1 at Indianola
  • Girls and boys track practice starts this week!
  • Order your yearbook!
Senior Devin McKay chases after the ball during a game in 2019. McKay will be competing for his fourth year during this upcoming season.

Starting Spring Sports

While last year’s spring was season cut short, student athletes are eager to return to their sports for the 2021 season.
Molly McFadden, Taliya James, and Da'Jai Wesson February 23, 2021

With less than 30 days until spring, and the winter season of competition coming to a close, spring sports preparation is underway. Students have been attending meetings and hitting the gym for this upcoming...

Encountering new regulations, the girls basketball team stayed masked as often as they could. The girls were able to play all of their games this season despite COVID.

Girls Basketball: Season Update

The girls basketball team looks back on the triumphs and growth of their season.
Taliya James , Editor February 16, 2021

With spring sports approaching, the girl’s basketball team is onto districts. This gives the girls time to evaluate the season and celebrate their success. Coach Dan Vargason said, “I thought we had...

Freshman Jaice Larson prepares for the next play. Larson has been playing basketball since middle school and plans to continue throughout high school as well.

The Future of Trojan Basketball

Freshman players work hard, looking forward to the future of Trojan basketball.
Taliya James, Editor February 8, 2021

While students and spectators enjoy watching athletes play varsity, they might not typically think about the future of the team. The freshman class comes into the high school hoping to live up to the lasting...

Senior Mia Trotter wrestles her way through the Girls State Tournament, ending the day 2-2. Three girls from Atlantic represented our school at the tournament.

Wrapping Up Girls Wrestling

Girl’s wrestling was a season for growth, ending the season with four wrestlers.
Taliya James, Editor February 2, 2021

With many new wrestlers this year, girl’s wrestling was a season for growth. The team was striving for success and came out stronger than before, with hopes to continue growing the program. Coach Tim...

The third episode of The Point is all about sports. The Point can be streamed on Anchor and Spotify.

The Point: Stars on the Court, Ft. Garrett Reynolds and Maycie Waters

Boys and girls basketball continue to succeed as the season carries on.
Molly McFadden, Editor January 28, 2021

AHS kicks off the new year with school spirit. Molly McFadden sits down with seniors Garrett Reynolds and Maycie Waters to talk about basketball, future plans, and being a Trojan. Music by Anchor

Sophomore Dayna Dreager and senior Joseph Sonntag prepare to shoot at State Archery last year. Both Sonngtag and Dreager think the team is doing well this season, and they hope to continue improving.

Archery Meets Go virtual

While the archery team is still competing this season, the meets are mostly virtual.
Taliya James, Editor January 22, 2021

With practice four days a week and tournaments on weekends, the archery team is working hard this season. The team has competed in a few tournaments, mostly virtual this year, and has a few team scores...

Coach Mike McDermott addresses the crowd at the Homecoming pep rally on Oct. 5, 2020. The rally was held in the newly renovated Trojan Bowl.

McDermott Resigns as Football Coach

The resignation is due to family reasons.
Brooke Thompson and Ethan Steffens January 21, 2021

After five years of coaching for Atlantic, head football coach Mike McDermott is resigning. McDermott said, “Year five was the most rewarding, as well as the most challenging.” He started his football...

Junior Kadin Stutzman reaves a poster and treats after joining the 100 Win Club. Stutzman received his 100th win poster at a dual in CAM.

Many Pins Adds Up to 100 Wins

Junior Kadin Stutzman has obtained his 100th win.
Reese DeArment and Lexi Reynolds January 21, 2021

Junior Kadin Stutzman obtained his 100th win on Jan. 2 at a wrestling tournament at Eddysville High School. At the time, Stutzman felt “normal.” But when the match ended, he said it felt “awesome.”...

Junior Bryan York swims in his lane against other opponents in the home meet. York received first place in the 100-yard freestyle swim.

Boys Swim Competes at Home

The swim team competed against the Lewis Central Titans at a home meet.
Eleanor McCalla and Madison Huddleson January 14, 2021

The Atlantic Boys Swim Team competed in a swim meet on Monday, Jan. 11, at the Nishna Valley Family YMCA that began at 5:30. The boys swam against the Lewis Central Titans and lost 98-40. In the 200 Yard...

Joe Weaver 2019 track season

NEWS BRIEF – Boys Track Organizes Wednesday

Caden Andersen and Jada Jensen January 12, 2021
Students interested in track participation should plan to attend.
Senior Maycie Waters (22) goes up for the shot. 
The Trojans lost 68-52 against Glenwood. 
Waters ended the game with 10 points.

Girls Basketball Strides On

Team members reflect on the season so far.
Alexis Noelck, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

The girls basketball team is almost halfway through their season with a 3-5 record. The team’s three wins were against Clarinda 73-31, Griswold 55-15 and Kuemper 60-48. Their losses were against Creston...

Junior Brayden Atkinson swims at a Johnston meet from the previous year. At the latest competition in Carroll, he brought home a 1st place win in the 200-yd IM.

Boys Swim Competes at Carroll

The Atlantic boys swim team competed in a triangular at Carroll last Thursday.
Da'Jai Wesson, Editor December 21, 2020

Thursday, Dec. 17, the boys swim team traveled to the Caroll Community Center to compete in a triangular against Abraham Lincoln and Carroll. The trojans brought home a third-place win overall as well...

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