The Western Hemisphere

Swim and Dive Teams Place Second at Regionals

Annie Lorenzoni

February 13, 2014

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

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

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

"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

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

      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

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

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...

Western Football Defeats Albemarle, 41-39

Sadie Gupton, Staff Writer

October 9, 2013

To say last Friday night was a night to remember might be an understatement. This past week, the varsity football team traveled to Albemarle High School to take on the Patriots, who entered the Jefferson District this year. With the cross-town rivalry, the atmosphere was intense and the Patriots was...

Warriors Golf Dominates Conference Tournament

Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

October 7, 2013

The Western Albemarle varsity golf team won the Conference 29 tournament on Monday, Sept. 30. Western, who had a total of 317 strokes, finished seven strokes ahead of the runner-up Monticello Mustangs, who had a 324. The teams who finished behind them, from best to worst, were: Fort Defiance, Spotswood Hi...

Rowing Flea Market

Tim DeSimone

September 19, 2013

This past Saturday all rowers were up early for this year’s flea market. Paintings, chairs, tables and vases of all sizes were strewn around the Cafeteria, while excited customers circled  tables and rowers moved around to assist where needed. Many customers filed out of the flea market with arms ...