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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

A few of the seniors who will play collegiate sports.  Front row (l-r):  Kate Ratcliffe, Adelaide Bragaw, Kelly Rogers, Libby Carbo, Ellie Cox, Maya Kelly, Maddie Shearer.  Back row (l-r):  Kathryn Burr, Kate Landis, Mary Robertson, Stuart Widener, Austin Payne, Thomas Kallen, Joseph Taylor, Walter Moak.

Seniors Sign to Play College Sports

Alex Noth, Sports Editor June 4, 2021

A number of WAHS student athletes plan to continue their sporting lives in college next year. Last week, WAHS held a signing ceremony to celebrate their plans.  Thomas Kallen is a cross country runner...

After having no season last year the baseball team is 3-0 and looking to improve on that record. Tonight will be their fourth home game of five for the whole season.

Undefeated Baseball Has a Senior Night Test Against Louisa

Brian O'Dea, Managing Editor May 10, 2021

With a strong crop of juniors, the baseball team has had a perfect start to the season and will have to prove they belong at the top of the Jefferson District standings. Tonight they play an undefeated...

Reece Mattern is talented in both track and soccer.

A Freshman Breaking Records

Grace Shook, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Western is full of talented athletes, but there is one in particular who has been turning a lot of heads this year because of her unbelievable speed. Freshman Reese Mattern is a skilled soccer player and...

The gym lobby is set up to exercise protocols before athletes can enter to practice.

WAHS Athletes Reflect on How COVID-19 Affected Their Athletic Seasons

Alex Noth and Tatiana Bird March 4, 2021

With sports looking different this winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several protocols have been instituted in all WAHS athletic activities to allow athletes to play their sports.  Before even entering...

Anthony Garono is one of the talented underclassmen who helped the Boys win states.

Boys Swim and Dive take fourth States in a row, Girls finish fourth

Brian O'Dea, Managing Editor March 1, 2021

For the last three years, the Western boys swim and dive team has dominated the Class 4 state championship meet, and this year with all its different formats, challenges, and changes it’s good to see...

Western opens up the season tonight at home.

Football opens up their Season

Brian O'Dea, Managing Editor February 22, 2021

Coach Redmond and the football team open up their 2021 season against district rival Monticello at home tonight. It will be a tough test for the Warrior defense as they try to stop Malachi Fields, who...

Senior Aiden Halloran prepares to hit during golf practice on February 17.

Fall Sports Spring into Action

Brian O'Dea, Walker Martin, and Grace Shook February 19, 2021

The crisp breeze, the choked leaves falling to the ground, the time change. These are just some of the few things I love about Fall. These lucky few teams get to use this beautiful time to compete in their...

Will Fall Sports Look Different?

Will Fall Sports Look Different?

Alex Noth, Staff Writer May 23, 2020

With sports on a pause for now,  the question arises about how coronavirus will affect next season at WAHS, and whether we will have athletics at all.  Things could look very different.  “Contingency...

Austin Winslow, at right, and teammate Stephanie Hass hold the state championship trophy after winning the tournament last year.

Austin Winslow Reflects on Canceled Tennis Season

Darrah Sheehan, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

Austin Winslow, a sophomore, has been putting in effort to make her tennis career as successful as possible for as long as she can remember. Winslow plays tennis at Boar’s Head Sports Club four times...

Colby Wren (l) and Sam Vigilante (r) in a game against CHS in May, 2019.

How Will Covid-19 Affect Student Athletes Next Fall?

Evan Hajek, Sports Editor May 7, 2020

The sports world has been drastically affected by the COVID-19 virus. The 2020 Summer Olympics were postponed, sport leagues, such as the NBA, have had to postpone games, including playoff matchups, and...

WAHS College Commits

WAHS College Commits

Sophie O'Donnell, Social Media Editor March 11, 2020

Lilly Argenbright, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, Rowing “I chose UNC because I felt at home when I stepped on campus. I loved the people and the historical feel of the campus. Also I...

Boys Cross Country Represent WAHS at Nike Cross Nationals

Boys Cross Country Represent WAHS at Nike Cross Nationals

Austin Davis, Edgar Batcheller , and Francis Hajek December 5, 2019

Ever since the start of the 2019 season, the boys cross country team has salivated at the thought of winning the Nike Cross Nationals Southeast Regional meet in Cary, North Carolina. Although it initially...