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HIT- Anna Weiser takes a stide to hit the ball. She was on the varsity team last year.

Serving Up Perfection

Riley Wood, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Returning four out of six starters for girls and boys, coach Mike McDermott has a positive outlook for the upcoming tennis season. There are 45 people out for tennis this season, and they will compete...

The girls pose after beating Shenandoah 5-4. This was the first time in 11 years that the girls have taken home the Pyramid of Power.

Trojans Make a Racket This Season

Molly McFadden, Editor April 28, 2021

The Trojan tennis teams have been working hard at practice each day since March and are now cruising through their season. The girls currently have a winning record of 5-3 with most meets having a score...

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

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...

Junior Nile Petersen prepares to serve on court #1 at Washington Elementary. Petersen went 1-2 in his second state berth.

Trojan Boys’ Season Comes to a Close

Hana Holtz, Editor May 29, 2019

District champion Nile Petersen and district runner-up Grant Sturm were the final representatives of the Trojan boys’ tennis team as they both qualified for the class 1A state singles tournament. Petersen...

Sophomore Genevieve Martinez eyes her shot in warmups. Martinez won nine matches this season, including a double dip in the history-making win at Harlan.

Atlantic Girls Hang Up Rackets

Molly McFadden and Hana Holtz May 16, 2019

Girls’ tennis has come to a close for the Trojans after finishing their team season with a dual record of 3-9. The Atlantic girls grabbed wins against Harlan, Audubon, and Southwest Valley, which was...

Junior Nile Petersen serves the ball to his opponent. Petersen qualified for state for the second year in a row following a successful day at districts.

Team Play Ends for Trojan Boys’ Tennis

Hana Holtz, Editor May 15, 2019

District play began shortly after 8 a.m. on Friday for the Atlantic boys’ tennis team. After a successful day on court, the boys challenged Norwalk in a dual for the preliminary sub-state match, in which...

Junior Jesse Reid prepares to hit a forehand to his competitor in the #2 singles match. Reid has played tennis all three years of high school.

Falcons Outlast Trojan Tennis

Hana Holtz, Editor May 8, 2019

The Trojan boys’ tennis team travelled to Omaha to take on conference competitor St. Albert on Thursday. This was Atlantic’s first outing since the conference meet, where they placed 2nd. In the...

Sophomore Ethan Williams bounces the ball on the changeover. Williams plays the #4 position for the Trojans in duals.

Atlantic Finishes Runner Up at Conference Tennis Meet

Hana Holtz, Editor May 1, 2019

Two runner-up finishes and two more placeholders propelled the Trojan boys’ tennis team to a second place finish at the conference meet on Monday. Last year, the Atlantic squad earned top-dog honors...

Junior Nile Petersen swings through his serve at the Washington tennis courts. Petersen is undefeated at the #1 spot.

Boys’ Tennis Improves Record

Hana Holtz, Editor April 29, 2019

The second half of a busy week for the Trojan boys’ tennis team yielded two dual wins. On Thursday night, Atlantic traveled to Red Oak, and on Friday, the boys hosted Lewis Central. On Thursday, the...

SHARP FOCUS - Sophomore Nellie Grooms keeps a straight face during her doubles match with sophomore Molly McFadden.

Tennis Girls Earn Two Dual Wins

Molly McFadden, Staff Writer April 25, 2019

The Trojans got their first dual wins of the season back to back, defeating Harlan and Audubon this week. Genevieve Martinez played #2 singles and #1 doubles both days, winning three out of her four matches....

Sophomore Bodie Johnson zones in before serving at the Sunnyside courts. Johnson has played tennis both years of high school.

Trojan Boys Sweep Cyclones

Hana Holtz, Editor April 24, 2019

On the home court, the Atlantic boys’ tennis team rolled to 4-3 after sweeping all matches against the Harlan Cyclones on Monday. The winless Cyclones had been swept three times prior this season. One...

Sophomore Grant Sturm eyes his backhand shot earlier this season. Sturm started the season as a new player, and he has moved his way up to the #5 varsity spot.

Cardinals Prove Tough for Trojan Boys

Hana Holtz, Editor April 21, 2019

The undefeated Clarinda Cardinals hosted the 3-2 Atlantic Trojans on Thursday. The Cardinals were coming off a dominating 8-1 win over Southwest Valley, while Atlantic fell victim to Denison-Schleswig...

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