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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

Joe Hawkes finished first at the 2018 3A state meet, and second this year.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Girls 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

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...