The Western Hemisphere

RIP AAF: Gone and Probably Forgotten

RIP AAF: Gone and Probably Forgotten

Walker Martin, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

Johnny wakes up on the morning of Saturday, April 3, 2019, eager for entertainment.  He goes on his computer to check the highlights of last nights game, but he pauses right before he clicks play on the video.  A headline has caught his eye, “The AAF is Permanently Suspending all Operations.” J...

Explosive Sixth Inning Lifts Warriors Past Albemarle, 10-4

Explosive Sixth Inning Lifts Warriors Past Albemarle, 10-4

Sutton Young, Sports Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Sports

Wednesday night, the Warrior bats exploded in a win over in-county rival, Albemarle, 10-4. Albemarle striked first, putting one up in the top of the first, but freshman, Nathan Fink (#15), who has already committed to play baseball at Virginia, had monster triple in the bottom of the inning that eventually...

A New Beginning for YBall

Austin Davis, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Sports

Although winter sports have come to a close, a recent resurgence of rec basketball has taken over high school students in Albemarle County. Students who have to manage their strong course loads, social lives, as well as a high school level sport have difficulty trying to balance all three. High sc...

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Virginia Beats Texas Tech, 85-77 in Overtime to Capture First Title.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Virginia Beats Texas Tech, 85-77 in Overtime to Capture First Title.

April 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Virginia went from zero to hero on the night of Monday, April 8 by defeating Texas Tech, 85-77 to capture their first national championship in men's basketball. Kyle Guy, De'Andre Hunter, and Ty Jerome all played lights out to secure the historic victory for the Cavaliers. At one point up by ten,...

Girls basketball secures Jefferson District Championship

Evan Hajek, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Western Albemarle girls basketball team secured the title as Jefferson District champions for the second year in a row. The team trailed rival Charlottesville at the end of the 3rd quarter, but roared back in the 4th to defeat the Black Knights 39-35. The Warrior’s win can be credited to their...

Sutton Young: NCAA Tournament Predictions and Analysis

Sutton Young: NCAA Tournament Predictions and Analysis

Sutton Young, Sports Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Sutton Young’s Predictions for the NCAA Tournament   EAST: Duke, Duke, Duke, and Duke. If all goes as according, Duke will be in Minneapolis in two weeks. The return of Zion Williamson propelled them to an ACC Tournament title, and once again proved they are the team to beat. In all hone...

Boys and Girls Take Swim and Dive Titles

Boys and Girls Take Swim and Dive Titles

Brian O'Dea, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Western boys and girls swim and dive teams made a huge statement at the state meet this past week. The teams swept the titles behind some remarkable individual performances. The meet was headlined by multiple new state record marks set by Western swimmers. August Lamb started the day by making a new ...

Girl’s Basketball Wins Back-to-Back Jefferson District Title

Girl’s Basketball Wins Back-to-Back Jefferson District Title

Evan Hajek, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Western Albemarle girls basketball team secured the title as Jefferson District champions for the second year in a row on Tuesday night. The team trailed rival Charlottesville at the end of the 3rd quarter, but roared back in the 4th to defeat the Black Knights 39-35. The Warrior’s win can ...

Rece Davis: “(UVA) is a great place for us to come.”

Rece Davis: “(UVA) is a great place for us to come.”

Sutton Young, Sports Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the fourth time in the last five years, ESPN's College GameDay paid a visit to John Paul Jones Arena. With Virginia (#3) and Duke (#2) both ranked in the top three prior to the match-up, it was pretty clear, GameDay would be returning to the Commonwealth. Rece Davis, the host of GameDay, says Virginia...

Tom Off Two: Interview with Basketball Player Tommy Mangrum

Tom Off Two: Interview with Basketball Player Tommy Mangrum

Evan Hajek, Sports Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Sports

What goals do you have for yourself this season? For myself, I guess just play better than I did last year. Just improve on that last year. For the team? As a team, I hope that we can hopefully win a state championship this year, or at least go as far as we possibly can. How do you plan ...

Thinking Outside the Gym

Thinking Outside the Gym

Rachel Schweitzer, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Western Albemarle has worked to expand our athletic resources, including the construction of an auxiliary gym, but this is not enough to provide for all teams. “Having the two gyms is really helpful,” cheerleader Tiffany Smith says, “but still, in the end, it’s not enough space.” Indoor ...