The Western Hemisphere

Back On Track: A Conversation With Jack Eliason

Back On Track: A Conversation With Jack Eliason

Walker Martin, Staff Writer

May 30, 2019


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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


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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


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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...

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


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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


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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...

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Virginia Beats Texas Tech, 85-77 in Overtime to Capture First Title.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: Virginia Beats Texas Tech, 85-77 in Overtime to Capture First Title.

April 15, 2019


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Virginia went from zero to hero on the night of Monday, April 8 by defeating Texas Tech, 85-77 to capture their first national championship in men's basketball. Kyle Guy, De'Andre Hunter, and Ty Jerome all played lights out to secure the historic victory for the Cavaliers. At one point up by ten,...

Girls basketball secures Jefferson District Championship

Evan Hajek, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


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The Western Albemarle girls basketball team secured the title as Jefferson District champions for the second year in a row. The team trailed rival Charlottesville at the end of the 3rd quarter, but roared back in the 4th to defeat the Black Knights 39-35. The Warrior’s win can be credited to their...

Sutton Young: NCAA Tournament Predictions and Analysis

Sutton Young: NCAA Tournament Predictions and Analysis

Sutton Young, Sports Writer

March 21, 2019


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Sutton Young’s Predictions for the NCAA Tournament   EAST: Duke, Duke, Duke, and Duke. If all goes as according, Duke will be in Minneapolis in two weeks. The return of Zion Williamson propelled them to an ACC Tournament title, and once again proved they are the team to beat. In all hone...

Boys and Girls Take Swim and Dive Titles

Boys and Girls Take Swim and Dive Titles

Brian O'Dea, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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The Western boys and girls swim and dive teams made a huge statement at the state meet this past week. The teams swept the titles behind some remarkable individual performances. The meet was headlined by multiple new state record marks set by Western swimmers. August Lamb started the day by making a new ...

Girl’s Basketball Wins Back-to-Back Jefferson District Title

Girl’s Basketball Wins Back-to-Back Jefferson District Title

Evan Hajek, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019


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The Western Albemarle girls basketball team secured the title as Jefferson District champions for the second year in a row on Tuesday night. The team trailed rival Charlottesville at the end of the 3rd quarter, but roared back in the 4th to defeat the Black Knights 39-35. The Warrior’s win can ...

Rece Davis: “(UVA) is a great place for us to come.”

Rece Davis: “(UVA) is a great place for us to come.”

Sutton Young, Sports Writer

February 14, 2019


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For the fourth time in the last five years, ESPN's College GameDay paid a visit to John Paul Jones Arena. With Virginia (#3) and Duke (#2) both ranked in the top three prior to the match-up, it was pretty clear, GameDay would be returning to the Commonwealth. Rece Davis, the host of GameDay, says Virginia...