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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 plans will be developed to deal with the possible impacts of the coronavirus.  These plans mi...

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.

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 a week and practices at Farmington Country Club twice a week when the Western team is not practicing....

How Will Covid-19 Affect Student Athletes Next Fall?

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

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 spring sports, both at the high school and collegiate level have had to cancel their seasons. Spring...

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 want to be a surgeon and they have one of the best premedical programs in the country which would in...

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 didn’t look possible when elite runner Stuart Terrill went down with a stress fracture, their ho...

Boys and Girls Cross Country Crush it at States

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

Brian O'Dea, Latitudes Editor

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 title on November 16, the Warriors have now won the last three titles and four of the past five.  ...

Back On Track: A Conversation With Jack Eliason

Back On Track: A Conversation With Jack Eliason

Walker Martin, Staff Writer

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 Classic, one of the biggest track meets on the east coast.  Eliason is a leader of the Outdoor Trac...

Seagraves Swings into a New Chapter

Seagraves Swings into a New Chapter

Evan Hajek, Sports Editor

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 Georgia 6A state singles title. His resume has only improved since moving to Crozet as he won not only...

RIP AAF: Gone and Probably Forgotten

RIP AAF: Gone and Probably Forgotten

Walker Martin, Staff Writer

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 video.  A headline has caught his eye, “The AAF is Permanently Suspending all Operations.” J...

Gallery: WAHS Boys Soccer v. CHS

Gallery: WAHS Boys Soccer v. CHS

August Lamb, Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2019

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

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

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...