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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

Sullivan ran the two mile at Fork Union Military Academy last year. His personal record for the event is 9:45.

Senior Nate Sullivan is on Track for Success

Quinn Eliason, Staff Writer January 4, 2023

Western Albemarle High School’s boys cross country team is known statewide for their constant success, winning 5 state championships, and continuing to acquire gifted runners. One such gifted runner...

Thomas Heilman is a 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships gold medalist in the 100-meter butterfly, 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and 4×100-meter medley relay.

Thomas Heilman Smashes Records

Noah C, Staff Writer January 4, 2023

When thinking about the greatest swimmers in the world, Western sophomore Thomas Heilman might not come to mind. However, the 15-year-old Western Albemarle student could soon be a household name alongside...

“We practice in many different locations, some of them are upwards of 45 miles away.” -Darius Mehta, senior team captain.

Western Mountain Biking Team to Build Trails Around School

Annie Flamm, Staff writer November 4, 2022

Western Albemarle High School’s Mountain Biking Team has never had a home turf, until now. They have relied on courses elsewhere in the county to practice and compete. Now, members of the team are trading...

Natalie Rocco – Becoming Best in State

Sadie Spearin, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

Junior, co-captain, middle hitter, and #12 on the varsity volleyball team at Western Albemarle, Natalie Rocco, joined the team as a freshman and is now finishing her second year on varsity. First inspired...

Westerns Spring Sport Gallery

Western’s Spring Sport Gallery

Claire McMahon, Staff Writer June 6, 2022

The Story of Trevor Martin

The Story of Trevor Martin

Charlie Seaborn, Staff Writer May 13, 2022

Trevor Martin is a sophomore at Western who moved to Crozet earlier this year from Arlington, Virginia. Martin plays basketball and football for Western and is a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan. Everyone who...

Varsity Boys Soccer in a huddle during a timeout.

Gallery: Boys Soccer vs. Jamestown

Claire McMahon, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

Owen Shifflett preparing to go back in.

Gallery: Boys Lax vs. Freeman

Claire McMahon, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

Girls Soccer succeeded in winning their fourth straight state title in 2021.

Spring Sports Previews

Tatiana Bird and Raley Baynes March 14, 2022

The end of the semester signifies the start of several exciting milestones. Spring sports teams have begun preseason preparations for another great year of athletic achievement. This year will look slightly...