The Western Hemisphere

Cross Country Enjoys Early Success

Cross Country Enjoys Early Success

Walker Martin, Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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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


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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...

Scholastic Bowl Preps for New Season

Scholastic Bowl Preps for New Season

Harry Cowen, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


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With a second place finish at States last year still fresh on their mind, the Scholastic bowl team sets their sights on a new season. This is one of the most experienced teams Western has seen in years, with most of the players starting their career in middle school. Jack Emery has been playing since 7t...

Freshmen Take Gold at Stotesbury

Freshmen Take Gold at Stotesbury

Will Jackson, Staff Writer

May 26, 2018


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Torrential rain and apocalyptic winds did not prevent Western from taking home its first gold medal last weekend at the distinguished Stotesbury Cup.  The Freshmen Women’s Quadruple sculling boat, consisting of Ellie Ward, Mary Robertson, Kate Landis and Sloan Strong, won the gold medal in a boat na...

Gallery: WAHS Basketball State Championship

Gallery: WAHS Basketball State Championship

March 12, 2018


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After an amazing season and conference and regional tournament wins, Western Albemarle Boys Basketball fell to John Marshall High School in the state championship in Richmond, 42-63.

Indoor Track Teams Secure State Championships

Francis Hajek, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2018


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The Western Albemarle boy’s and girl’s indoor track team both took home the title of 3A state champions this weekend. The girl’s victory can be credited to multiple strong performances from a variety of runners. Zoe Clay won the 1600, 3200 and ran the anchor leg of the 1st place 4x800m rela...

Boy’s Basketball Postseason Preview

Boy’s Basketball Postseason Preview

Francis Hajek, Assistant Sports Editor

February 7, 2018


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The Western Albemarle’s boys varsity basketball team played their last regular season game this Tuesday. The boys dominated the Orange County Hornets in a 68-40 victory. Sophomores Garrett Payne and Tommy Mangrum lead the Western boys, both scoring 17 in their strong performance. The boys finish...

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...