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Will Fall Sports Look Different?

Will Fall Sports Look Different?
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 Reflects on Canceled Tennis Season

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

How Will Covid-19 Affect Student Athletes Next Fall?

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

Boys and Girls Cross Country Crush it at States

Joe Hawkes finished first at the 2018 3A state meet, and second this year.
November 20, 2019

The Western Albemarle boys Cross Country has created a dynasty. Over the past few years they have been an unstoppable force within the world of running. After sweeping the podium and winning the 3A state...

Back On Track: A Conversation With Jack Eliason

Back On Track: A Conversation With Jack Eliason
May 30, 2019

Jack Eliason is a junior and runs year-round for WAHS.  He currently holds the 10th fastest time in Virginia for the 16oo meter (4:17), and finished 9th out of 79 runners in the 1600 at the Dogwood Track...

Seagraves Swings into a New Chapter

Seagraves Swings into a New Chapter
May 30, 2019

Senior Gavin Segraves has dominated in Albemarle County tennis ever since he moved here in his junior year of high school. Segraves began his high school tennis career in Atlanta where he captured the...

RIP AAF: Gone and Probably Forgotten

RIP AAF: Gone and Probably Forgotten
May 21, 2019

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...

Explosive Sixth Inning Lifts Warriors Past Albemarle, 10-4

Explosive Sixth Inning Lifts Warriors Past Albemarle, 10-4
May 6, 2019

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...

A New Beginning for YBall

Recreational sports are growing in popularity among high school students, and VABA is leading the county through their recreational basketball program.
April 23, 2019

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...

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