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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....

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....

Senior Malena Woodward does her handshake with her Claire Pellett before a game.

One Last Shot

Taliya James February 11, 2022

Sports are one of the many important aspects of high school. Some students' lives revolve around the sports they choose to play. When students reach their senior year of high school, they can sit back...

Encountering new regulations, the girls basketball team stayed masked as often as they could. The girls were able to play all of their games this season despite COVID.

Girls Basketball: Season Update

Taliya James, Editor February 16, 2021

With spring sports approaching, the girl’s basketball team is onto districts. This gives the girls time to evaluate the season and celebrate their success. Coach Dan Vargason said, “I thought we had...

Freshman Jaice Larson prepares for the next play. Larson has been playing basketball since middle school and plans to continue throughout high school as well.

The Future of Trojan Basketball

Taliya James, Editor February 8, 2021

While students and spectators enjoy watching athletes play varsity, they might not typically think about the future of the team. The freshman class comes into the high school hoping to live up to the lasting...

The third episode of The Point is all about sports. The Point can be streamed on Anchor and Spotify.

The Point: Stars on the Court, Ft. Garrett Reynolds and Maycie Waters

Molly McFadden, Editor January 28, 2021

AHS kicks off the new year with school spirit. Molly McFadden sits down with seniors Garrett Reynolds and Maycie Waters to talk about basketball, future plans, and being a Trojan. Music by Anchor

Senior Maycie Waters (22) goes up for the shot. 
The Trojans lost 68-52 against Glenwood. 
Waters ended the game with 10 points.

Girls Basketball Strides On

Alexis Noelck, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

The girls basketball team is almost halfway through their season with a 3-5 record. The team’s three wins were against Clarinda 73-31, Griswold 55-15 and Kuemper 60-48. Their losses were against Creston...

Senior Craig Alan Becker watches the ball during the 2019/20 basketball season. This is Beckers fourth year of basketball.

Basketball Kicks Off Winter Sports

Taliya James, Editor December 3, 2020

The Trojans kicked off winter sports with a boys and girls basketball game hosted in Creston on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The boys beat the Panthers 62-36, while the girls fell just short with a score of 67-65.  Boys...

Junior Kadin Stutzman wrestles at the Hawkey-10 tournament his sophomore year. Stutzman will be returning for his third season this year.

Winter Sports are Underway

Taliya James, Editor November 9, 2020

The girls go over the strategy one last time before the Wednesday nights game in Red Oak. The team finished the season with a record of 9-14.

Basketball Girls End Season in Semis

Hana Holtz, Editor February 25, 2020

The postseason rolled on for Atlantic girls basketball after a dominating 58-14 win over Clarinda in the Class 3A Region 8 Regional quarterfinal game. The Trojans matched up with Hawkeye 10 foe Red Oak...

Junior Haley Rasmussen sprints down the track during the 2018-19 seasons. The track season began on Monday, Feb. 17 for students not involved in a winter sport.

Meet a Stud: Haley Rasmussen

Brynna Ray, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

Junior Haley Rasmussen has been involved in sports since a young age. She has participated in volleyball, basketball, dance, softball and track during her high school years. Rasmussen enjoys all of the...

Junior Haley Rasmussen goes for three against the Cardinals. On Saturday night, Rasmussen hit three three-pointers.

Trojans’ Postseason Rolls On

Hana Holtz, Editor February 18, 2020

The postseason began on Saturday, Feb. 15 for the Atlantic girls basketball team. The Trojans played host to the Clarinda Cardinals in the class 3A Region 8 quarterfinal match. In the regular season,...

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