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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

Boys and Girls Cross Country crush it at States

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...

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

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

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

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

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 ...