The Western Hemisphere

Girls basketball secures Jefferson District Championship

Evan Hajek, Sports Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

Tom Off Two: Interview with Basketball Player Tommy Mangrum

Tom Off Two: Interview with Basketball Player Tommy Mangrum

Evan Hajek, Sports Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Sports

What goals do you have for yourself this season? For myself, I guess just play better than I did last year. Just improve on that last year. For the team? As a team, I hope that we can hopefully win a state championship this year, or at least go as far as we possibly can. How do you plan ...

Thinking Outside the Gym

Thinking Outside the Gym

Rachel Schweitzer, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Western Albemarle has worked to expand our athletic resources, including the construction of an auxiliary gym, but this is not enough to provide for all teams. “Having the two gyms is really helpful,” cheerleader Tiffany Smith says, “but still, in the end, it’s not enough space.” Indoor ...

Coach Maynard Earns 400th Career Win

Francis Hajek, Sutton Young, and Brian O'Dea

January 31, 2019


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Boys basketball coach Darren Maynard reached the milestone of 400 career wins last night with a 71-42 victory over Powhatan. “It means I’ve coached a lot of really good players here. I’ve been really lucky to coach some great kids, and I have had a great staff to help me do it,” Coach Maynard...

Georgia Davidson Aims for Olympic Trials

Georgia Davidson Aims for Olympic Trials

Sophie O'Donnell, Social Media Editor

January 31, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Student Life

For the first time in Olympic history, Kumite, a form of karate will be offered during the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Junior Georgia Davidson is striving towards her goal of qualifying for a spot on the Olympic team. Davidson began training at an Olympic development center this past October in order t...

Daily Progress Holiday Hoops Preview

Daily Progress Holiday Hoops Preview

Walker Martin, Brian O'Dea

December 29, 2018


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The boys basketball team’s season is just underway, but they have already established one of their main goals for the season: win the Daily Progress Holiday Hoops Classic. The Holiday Hoops Classic is a high school basketball tournament happening over winter break, (December 27-29) that includes high schoo...

Cross Country Enjoys Early Success

Cross Country Enjoys Early Success

Walker Martin, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Western Albemarle cross country program is having a great season from both the boys and girls teams.  The boys’ team is led by juniors, Joe Hawkes and Jack Elliason, who are currently ranked first and second in the 5000 meter race in Virginia.  The boys team was ranked second in Milestat’s, ...

Austin Shifflett Runs for 4 Touchdowns in Big Win Over Charlottesville

Austin Shifflett Runs for 4 Touchdowns in Big Win Over Charlottesville

Sutton Young, Sports Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Western Albemarle football team took early precautions due to Hurricane Florence prior to their big district matchup against Charlottesville and moved the game from Friday to Wednesday.  Fortunately, the weather held up for the big district matchup. The Warriors took control early with one of Austi...