The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


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...

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...

The 2023 Atlantic Cross Country team consists of 17 seniors. The seniors make up a majority of both Varsity lineups.

Senior Season: An Inside Look

Anna Potts, Editor October 17, 2023

You always hear about “senior seasons” and “one last go around,” however, have you ever wondered what it is really like to experience senior-year sports? The senior athletes of football, volleyball,...

The Atlantic Football Team Captains, Karen and Mike Pence, and the Perry Team Captains stand on the Trojan Head before the coin toss.

Pence Flips the Coin in Trojan’s Favor

Genevieve McCalla, Editor October 10, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence visited Atlantic last Friday to do the coin toss at the football game against Perry. Followed by his wife and his team, he flipped the coin tails-up, giving the Trojans...

The girls cross country team hoists a trophy above them as they celebrate. The team won the 2023 Clarinda Invitational.

Trojan Pride

Claire Pellett, AHS Needle Lead Editor October 5, 2023

The fall season has been eventful for the Trojans so far but is starting to wind down as post-season approaches. The boys and girls cross country teams are hosting their home meet on Oct. 5. It will...

Game Day For Trojan Sports

Game Day For Trojan Sports

Claire Pellett, AHS Needle Lead Editor September 22, 2023

Even though the temperature is dropping and the air is turning a little crisper, fall sports are still in full swing. The Atlantic Trojans have had a strong showing in the first half of the fall season...

The Trojan offense lines up during their game against Glenwood.

Trojans Battle Huskies Under the Lights

Claire Pellett, AHS Needle Lead Editor September 14, 2023

There’s lots of school spirit as Homecoming week continues but amidst the activities and fun, we sometimes forget that our very own football players are preparing for one of the biggest games of the...

RACE READY - The girls cross country team huddles around each other before the start of the race. There were record numbers of girls out for the team this year.

New Season, New Goals

Alyssa Neal, AHS Needle Senior Editor September 4, 2023

As the school year begins, sports become a very important part of each and every day for many of our students. Cross country is one of the most challenging sports, both mentally and physically. It takes...

Eye of the Needle 3.23

May 11, 2023

In this week's episode, we talk about the upcoming homecoming week, volleyball, and all-state band and choir!

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