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Boys Basketball Falls to Albemarle

Sadie Gupton, Staff Writer
February 13, 2014 • 38 views
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Last night, the Western boys faced a determined squad of Patriots and lost 59-62.  The team was led by senior Jake Maynard with 18 points, including two 3-pointers that tied the game at 59 with 31 seconds left. However, these crucial baskets just weren't enough as AHS won it in free-throws. The game...

Boys’ Basketball to Begin District Playoffs

Sadie Gupton, Staff Writer
February 13, 2014 • 32 views
Filed under Sports

Last Friday night, the Western boys' basketball season capped off the regular season with a big 59-48 win over the AHS Patriots. It was senior night with the recognized graduating class consisting of all five starters and a handful of other players. Four of the graduating seniors, Chase Stokes, Eli Sumpter,...

Indoor Track Team Anxiously Awaits Conferences

Indoor Track Team Anxiously Awaits Conferences

Julia Elder, Staff Writer
February 13, 2014 • 25 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The indoor track teams at Western Albemarle High School are craving a big meet. Their last big meet was the first weekend of February at Virginia Tech. They missed their district meet after it was cancelled for transportation issues in other counties,and now their conference meet, scheduled to be this T...

ACE Team Dominates Competition

ACE Team Dominates Competition

Tim DeSimone
February 13, 2014 • 39 views
Filed under Sports

How high will they climb? Ranked forth in the nation, Western Albemarle ACE team is proving they’re ready to play with the top. Led by seniors Angela Li,  Zachary Mandell, and junior Eric Xu, the Western ACE team is storming the scholastic bowl stage, setting a whole new standard for competitors ...

Swim and Dive Teams Place Second at Regionals

Annie Lorenzoni
February 13, 2014 • 33 views
Filed under Sports

The WAHS swim and dive team have done a very good job with maintaining their high status with all their successes this season. The boys and girls teams came in first at conference last week at JMU. Several people qualified for regionals that didn’t expect to make it through including Andy Cohen and...

Nine Wrestlers Advance to Regionals

Nine Wrestlers Advance to Regionals

Alex Lehmbeck
February 13, 2014 • 44 views
Filed under Sports

Nine wrestlers will be representing Western Albemarle in this weekend’s regional tournament, including all five seniors. This is a major improvement because only five wrestlers advanced for the Warriors last year. “They are much better wrestlers now than they were in the first week of November,”...

Steven Mangrum Commits to Virginia Tech Baseball

Tim DeSimone, Staff writer
February 10, 2014 • 59 views
Filed under Sports

Over a span of 30 years, Skip Hudgins has seen 46 Western baseball players go on to play in college. Now he can add another: Steven Mangrum. Steven plays first and third base for the Warriors. As a sophomore, he contributed by leading the team in batting average, on base percentage, and slugging perc...

Erin Redgrave Breaks Boundaries

Erin Redgrave Breaks Boundaries

Lauren Kearns, Opinion Editor
December 13, 2013 • 52 views
Filed under Sports

"Golf is just a really different type of sport. I love it," said Erin Redgrave, a junior who broke boundaries this year when she became the newest member of the Western Albemarle varsity boys’ golf team. Varsity girls’ golf is offered at many other public high schools across the nation, but a team h...

Western Welcomes the Redmond Family

Western Welcomes the Redmond Family

December 13, 2013 • 46 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last year, Western football had an explosive first season under the reign of new head coach Ed Redmond. The team had a record of 10-2, ending their season in the regional semi-finals. When laying the foundation for the new program, Redmond coined the team motto to be, “Together We Win” and saw the team as...

Western Crew’s second Regatta recap

Tim DeSimone
November 11, 2013 • 24 views
Filed under Sports

      This past Regatta was an exciting one for Western Crew. With the team out in the waters of the Occoquan River, all rowers were trying their best, hoping to learn and win together.      Team Captains Erin Heald and Owen Coleman both excelled, each one medaling in an event. Erin was given a...

Warriors Golf Ends Season With Regional Loss

Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer
November 11, 2013 • 25 views
Filed under Sports

The Western Albemarle Warriors varsity golf team ended their season on Tuesday, October 8th, when they lost in the Regional tournament. They finished in sixth place, needing to finish in first or second in order to advance to states. Western finished with a total score of 329 strokes, 24 strokes be...

Western Football falls to Monticello, 31-21

October 24, 2013 • 27 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity football team lost a hard-fought game against Monticello last Friday night. The Mustangs struck early in the first quarter, scoring on a blocked punt that was returned for a touchdown. The Warriors responded quickly, driving the ball down the field in a series of run plays formulated by senior qu...