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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...