The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


FOCUS - Junior Hailey Huffman focuses on nocking her arrow to get the perfect shot. Huffman  made sure her stance was strong and her bow arm did not shake. Huffman shot 3D where she shot all the different animals at all different distances.

Archery Is On the Rise

Anna Potts, Editor February 23, 2024

Archery- in its tenth year at AHS, the sport is gaining numbers and more of its events are gaining publicity. On Feb. 25, Atlantic is hosting nine-time National Champion Robby Wessinger, a University of...

Head Cheer Coach Julie Phippen, Cheerleaders Gabby Porter and Amaurie McCullough, and Assistant Coach Kayla Mendenhall pose with the trophy. They won the spirit award at the John J. Wrestling Tournament.

Cheer For the Cheerleaders!

Claire Pellett, AHS Needle Lead Editor January 23, 2024

The AHS wrestling cheerleaders won the Spirit Award at the annual John J. Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 19th- Jan 20th. The award itself is measured based on the cheerleaders' spirit and sportsmanship....

Colton Rasmussen high-fives fans at a basketball game. Parents and students alike cheer on athletes from the stands.

Breaking News: Noon Ball With a Different Meaning

Jaydin Nowatzke, Staff Writer January 5, 2024

Varsity Trojan basketball will compete with a full crowd of students on Jan. 16, according to Athletic Director Andrew Mitchell. The teams will play Red Oak at 11:30 a.m. for girls and 1 p.m. for boys....

Senior Cohen Bruce ready to get a two-point takedown.

Trojan Wrestling is in Full Swing

Anna Potts, Staff Writer December 14, 2023

The sport that is equally challenging mentally and physically, has a quadmister long season, and always keeps spectators on the edge of their seat: wrestling. Here at AHS, Trojans are proud to have a wrestling...

Colton Rasmussen reaches for the ball during the tip in the first seconds of the game. Rasmussen will be a senior this upcoming season.

Changing Seasons

Anna Potts, Editor October 30, 2023

Leaves are changing colors, the temperature is getting colder, and athletes are putting away their football cleats and pulling out their basketball shoes. As AHS transitions from fall sports to winter...

Eye of the Needle 12.23

May 11, 2023

In this weeks episode, we highlight some of our wrestlers and learn more about them. We even get to see some moves demonstrated with the help of Mason.

Senior Miles Mundorf squeezes tight for the pin.

Wrestling Season at AHS

Emma Rose, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

A lot of people like watching wrestling meets, but does everybody know what goes on behind the scenes? The AHS wrestling program has been going smoothly over the years but has undergone some changes that...

Freshman Hunter Quist talks to his mom after his race. Quists mom was helping with the meet while cheering him on.

Boys’ Swim Team Makes Waves this Season

Katie Birge, Editor February 3, 2023

The boys swimming season has been thriving for the past two months. According to Dean Junker, the high school boys, and girls swim team and YMCA Flying Sharks’ team Coach, the boys swim team has swum...

Working Towards Improvement

Working Towards Improvement

Claire Pellett, Editor February 1, 2023

“You know we’ve had our struggles, had our ups and downs, but we’re starting to play better basketball,” said senior Jackson McLaren. The boys basketball team’s record is 6-11. It may not seem...

Girls Basketball Team Soars Towards Success

Girls’ Basketball Team Soars Towards Success

Claire Pellett, Editor February 1, 2023

The dream season. After a slump in the girls basketball program for seven years, the team set high goals for the 2022-23 season. They have been breaking records and are among the top teams in the state....

Archers prepare to shoot their arrows. The archery team is comprised of middle and high schoolers.

Archery Pre-Season News Brief

Mariah Hadley October 13, 2022

With archery season around the corner and tournaments coming up, archery members are getting their bows out and ready to compete.  Sophomore Conner Johnson said he is most excited for "My best year...

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