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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

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...

Freeman works with a team in the booth as he narrates the football game.

Freeman Continues His 44th Year as Football Announcer

Will DeSimone, Editor-In-Chief January 31, 2022

Every Western football game for the past 44 years has been announced and narrated by one man: Allen Freeman. Freeman is a former teacher who taught for a total of 37 years, 27 of which were spent at WAHS....

Profile: Number 9 Goes Nuts on the Court

Profile: Number 9 Goes Nuts on the Court

Maxwell Creager-Roberts , Editor-In-Chief January 31, 2022

Brooke Chavez is no ordinary senior. Aside from being an amazing student, she’s an even better volleyball player. For 4 years on varsity and 5 years overall, she has been saucing on the court as an outside...

Sadie Adams attributes her determined attitude to her time running for WAHS.

Freshman Sets Course Records

Raley Baynes, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

The girls' cross country team is historically one of Western’s best performing sports teams, winning more awards than any other sport since Western first opened. This year is no different; Western has...

Sam Stoke has left his mark on WAHS athletics.

Sam Stoke’s Journey Through Western

Harrison Miracle, Editor-In-Chief January 14, 2022

Sam Stoke is a senior and a veteran of the Western golf team. Many would describe him as a clever, mysterious person with numerous traits and hobbies. While golf has always been his primary focus, Sam...

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...