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The girls swim team swims laps in the YMCA pool during the 2021-22 swim season. The team had seven members, which is the fewest number of participants it has had in years.

Just Keep Swimming

Eleanor McCalla February 18, 2022

The ache of your muscles as you slice through the water like a hot knife through cold butter: there’s no feeling quite like it. According to an AHS Needle story from 2013, the Atlantic High School...

The cross country team celebrates a successful practice.
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Cross Country

Elizabeth Anderson September 16, 2021

“Exciting,” is how cross country coach Dan Vargason would explain this season. “We’re finally back from all the Covid protocols, we can just go out and run, fans are at the meets, new kids, kids...

The football team poses for a picture with their state-qualifying banner. This is the first time in 18 years the Trojans qualified for state.

Football Win Qualifies Trojans for State

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor October 28, 2020

The Trojans won a home game against the Des Moines Christian Lions Friday, Oct. 24 with a score of 21-0. This is the first time in 18 years the Trojans qualified for state. They will take on the West Marshall...

Freshman Claire Pellett runs hard at a meet earlier this season. Pellett has run varsity all season.

Third Place for Trojan XC

Molly McFadden, Editor October 19, 2020

The Atlantic Trojan cross country teams competed at the Hawkeye-10 meet on Thursday, Oct. 15. At the meet held in Denison, both the girls and boys varsity teams placed third. Senior Craig Alan Becker was...

The girls come together to celebrate after winning a point in a match during a game last season.

Volleyball Girls Battle it Out

Camryn Church, Editor October 17, 2020

The girls took on Red Oak and Shenandoah on Oct. 13 in a triangular, losing to the Tigers and coming out on top against the Mustangs. The score against Red Oak was 25-18, 25-18, and 25-13 respectively....

Sophomore Jayden Proehl runs the ball. This was the Trojans first varsity game in the new Trojan Bowl.

Trojans Trample the Tigers

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor October 14, 2020

The Trojans won against the Red Oak Tigers 42-0 on Oct. 9. This is the Trojans first homecoming game win in two years. Junior Garrett McLaren scored three touchdowns, threw 95 yards, and 80% of his throws...

Senior Bodie Jonson celebrates during the football game against Clarinda. After the game against Shennandoah, Jonson said, “It was an amazing experience with my teammates, but we’re not satisfied yet.” 

Trojans Secure District Title

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor October 6, 2020

The Trojans won against Shenandoah 28-0 on Oct. 2, securing the district title. The Trojans haven’t won the district title since 2002. “We didn’t score the first half, but during the second we really...

Sophomore Caden Anderson gets ready to throw a pass downfield against Underwood.

Coaching Throughout COVID-19

Tanner O'Brien, Staff Writer October 6, 2020

With the 2020-2021 sports seasons in full swing on restrictions for COVID-19 are making it more difficult for coaches and players. Atlantic Middle School football coach Connor Larson said, “We have to...

Senior Caroline Pellett waves to the crowd at Senior Night. The girls lost to the Saintes 2-3.

Girls Volleyball Senior Night

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor September 28, 2020

Senior Night for the Girls Volleyball team took place at home on Thursday, Sept. 24. The girls played against St. Albert Catholic. They won the first two matches but fell short to the Saintes on the last...

The Trojans huddle up while preparing for the next play.  The Trojans are currently 3-1.  Grant Sturm had four interceptions last Friday night.

Trojans Keep the Winning Streak Against Clarinda

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor September 22, 2020

The Trojans took the win against Clarinda 7-0 at Glenwood on Friday night. Sophomore Caden Anderson threw 167 yards. Senior Bodie Johnson rushed 51 yards and senior Collin Mullinex received 77 yards. Anderson...

Freshman Faith Altman rushes towards the finish line at DCG. Altman placed 46 with a time of 25:00.9 in Pella.

Trojan XC Takes to Pella

Molly McFadden, Editor September 21, 2020

Cross country teams traveled to Central College to compete in the 15th Heartland Classic on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Trojans left Pella with a third place finish for the boys and a sixth place finish for...

The Trojans huddle in during the game against Underwood to devise a plan. The boys will play the Cardinals in Glenwood on Sept. 18.

Trojans Set to Play in Glenwood

Molly McFadden, Editor September 16, 2020

The home football game set for Sept. 18 against the Clarinda Cardinals has been moved to Glenwood due to the incompletion of the Trojan Bowl. Face coverings will be required for all students and are expected...

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