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Cross Country Sweeps State Championships

Cross Country Sweeps State Championships

Evan Hajek, Assistant Sports Editor

January 19, 2018


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On November 11, the boys and girls cross country teams made Western Albemarle High School history. For the first time ever, the boys and girls cross country teams won a state championship in the same year. The girls team faced a very tough challenge at the state championship meet. They only ouste...

Golf Explained for Dummies

Golf Explained for Dummies

Eva Massarelli, Features Editor

November 15, 2017


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Marion Alcaro, a senior girl on the Western golf team sat down with a clueless-about-golf staff member at the Western Hemisphere to explain the game. The goal of golf is to be the player with the lowest score. The score is determined by the number of times the person hits the ball; there are one point...

Boys Cross Country Team Running Back To States

Boys Cross Country Team Running Back To States

Francis Hajek, Assistant Sports Editor

November 3, 2017


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The boy’s varsity cross country team is off to a very strong start. The team already has two wins on its record. The boys won the Ragged Mountain Cup and the Charlottesville Quad meet. One runner who has been key in these past meets is sophomore Jack Eliason. Eliason’s life revolves around running. El...

Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams Dominate in Regional Championship

Francis Hajek

November 3, 2017


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This week in Lexington, Virginia, both the Western Albemarle boys and girls cross country teams won the 3C region championships. The girls team was lead by senior Zoe Clay. Clay ran the course in 18:26 and finished first overall. Other notable performances came from runners Alyssa Santoro-Adajian, w...

Volleyball Kills It

Volleyball Kills It

Conor O'Dea, Sports Editor

November 3, 2017


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The Warriors came into this Volleyball season with high expectations after graduating several seniors last year who are currently playing volleyball in the college ranks. The team’s only two seniors this year are Abby Boitnott and Cassidy Wilson, who have both been in the program for four years. Abby...

Mountain Biking Team Travels Old Trails

Mountain Biking Team Travels Old Trails

Caroline Lund, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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This year, the overgrown cross-country trail behind Western has taken on a new identity. Footprints have disappeared and tire marks now cover the surface of the path. The new mountain biking team has finally put the forgotten trail to use. The Miller School started a youth mountain biking league in Virg...

WAHS Varsity Football @ Charlottesville: The Photos

WAHS Varsity Football @ Charlottesville: The Photos

August Lamb, Photo Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Slideshows, Sports

The photos from Western's away football game at Charlottesville High School

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Slideshow: Collegiate @ WAHS Varsity Football

Slideshow: Collegiate @ WAHS Varsity Football

August Lamb, Photo Editor

September 20, 2017


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The Warriors faced Collegiate School of Richmond on Sept. 15th. See the whole game in photos...

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Slideshow: Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Charlottesville

Slideshow: Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Charlottesville

August Lamb, Photo Editor

May 19, 2017


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Pictures from the Boys Varsity Soccer match against Charlottesville High School.

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Sports Out Of The Spotlight

Sports Out Of The Spotlight

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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When you think of sports at Western, most people think of the trifecta: football, basketball, and lacrosse. However, students at Western excel in a multitude of sports apart from the mainstream ones. One of the many unadvertised athletic teams that WAHS offers is crew, a sport that junior Peter Dister...

Freshman Colby Wren Kicks Off Western Career

Freshman Colby Wren Kicks Off Western Career

Evan Hajek, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Colby Wren has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember. He started at the age of four and hasn’t stopped since. This is Colby’s first year on varsity soccer and his first year at Western Albemarle. He is one of the three freshman on the varsity team. “I’ve played with SOCA for a...

Girls’ Soccer Dominates Competition

Girls’ Soccer Dominates Competition

Alex Lehmbeck, Managing Sports Editor

May 11, 2017


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The WAHS varsity girls soccer team has continued their dominant start to the season all the way into April. The Warriors are undefeated with a perfect 6-0 record, five of those wins being shutouts. “We have a lot of well rounded players that can play pretty much anywhere,” junior Savannah Wilson...