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Petersen Commits to NIACC

Petersen Commits to NIACC

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

December 14, 2018

As the semester winds down, yet another senior has made the commitment to participate in college athletics. Jalen Petersen, a three-sport athlete for the Trojans, has signed to continue his running career at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City, making the switch from an Atlantic Tro...

One Last Go Around for Trojan XC

One Last Go Around for Trojan XC

Ashley Wendt, Editor

October 31, 2018

Since 1979, girls and boys across Iowa have competed together in an annual statewide meet with 2018 marking the 89th year for IHSAA State Cross Country and the 53rd year for IGHSAU State Cross Country. Each of the Trojan cross country teams had the opportunity to compete this year on Saturday, Oct. 27 ...

NEWS BRIEF — Cross Country Qualifies for State

NEWS BRIEF — Cross Country Qualifies for State

Madison Botos

October 24, 2018

The cross country teams ran at Glenwood on Oct. 18 to qualify for State, with seven runners on both the boys’ and girls’ teams. Ten teams participated in each 3A district. In order to make it to State, schools must be one of the top three teams in the district. Individuals can qualify by finishing in t...

On the Road to Fort Dodge

On the Road to Fort Dodge

Ashley Wendt, Editor

October 23, 2018

For the first time since 2002, cross country will be sending both the boys and the girls teams to compete at the State meet in Fort Dodge. Six runners qualified individually as well: Taylor McCreedy, Pluma Pross, Karsyn Rush, Jalen Petersen, Evan Brummer and Bradley Dennis. Returning from the 2017 meet ar...

NEWS BRIEF — Trojans Prepare for State Cross Country

NEWS BRIEF — Trojans Prepare for State Cross Country

Kennedy Goergen

October 22, 2018

Thursday, Oct. 18, both the boys and girls cross country teams made it to State. The girls' team last made it to State in 2010, boys in 2007, and the last time both girls and boys cross country teams made it to State together was in 2002. State cross country will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27, in For...

JV Teams Finish Season at Missouri Valley

JV Teams Finish Season at Missouri Valley

Ashley Wendt and Erin Wendt

October 17, 2018

The boys’ and girls’ JV cross country teams completed their seasons on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Missouri Valley Cross Country Spectacular. Due to the amount of rain during the week, the course was altered from previous years but was still located at the Logan-Mo. Valley Country Club. Teams were all...

Goals Met at Conference Meet for the Trojans

Goals Met at Conference Meet for the Trojans

Ashley Wendt

October 16, 2018

The Hawkeye-10 conference cross country meet resulted in goals met by each of the varsity teams: a third-place finish. The meet, held on Thursday, Oct. 11, was originally set to be in Creston but was moved to Glenwood after a location change due to rain. This was also where the Trojans ran their fir...

Atlantic Hosts Trojan Invitational

Atlantic Hosts Trojan Invitational

Ashley Wendt

October 9, 2018

With 667 individual runners and over 20 different teams competing at the Trojan Invitational, it was a busy day at the high school this past Thursday, Oct. 4. Several ranked teams were in attendance, including six for varsity boys and seven for varsity girls with the Atlantic girls being one of them. The bo...

Two Runner-Ups for Trojans at Shenandoah

Two Runner-Ups for Trojans at Shenandoah

Ashley Wendt

October 3, 2018

After a harder week of training, the Trojan cross country teams traveled to Shenandoah on Thursday, Sept. 27th to compete and see where they stand with other Hawkeye-10 schools before the conference meet on Thursday, Oct. 11. Head coach Dan Vargason said he knew the teams weren’t going to run their be...

XC Teams Show Steady Improvement at Harlan

XC Teams Show Steady Improvement at Harlan

Ashley Wendt

September 26, 2018

Three Trojans teams came in third at the Cyclone Invitational on Saturday: varsity girls, varsity boys and JV girls. The invitational gave the Trojan cross country teams another chance to compete against local schools. The meet began with the JV boys race, followed by varsity boys, varsity girls and...

XC Runners Cruise through Creston

XC Runners Cruise through Creston

Ashley Wendt

September 20, 2018

Windy weather greeted the Trojan cross country teams as they arrived in Creston for their sixth meet, marking the season over halfway done. Going to the meet the girls had been moved up in the rankings to 9th and the boys were listed on “Teams to Watch.” Head coach Dan Vargason said he expected t...

Trojan XC has a Successful Saturday

Trojan XC has a Successful Saturday

Ashley Wendt

September 18, 2018

There was no sleeping in for Trojan cross country this past Saturday as they had an early morning bus ride to the meet hosted by Kuemper Catholic. The course was marked around Swan Lake in Carroll, and Atlantic was part of the Class A division. The boys ran at 10:00 a.m. and the girls at 10:30 a.m., wi...

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