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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...

Mountain Biking Team Travels Old Trails

Mountain Biking Team Travels Old Trails

Caroline Lund, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


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This year, the overgrown cross-country trail behind Western has taken on a new identity. Footprints have disappeared and tire marks now cover the surface of the path. The new mountain biking team has finally put the forgotten trail to use. The Miller School started a youth mountain biking league in Virg...

WAHS Varsity Football @ Charlottesville: The Photos

WAHS Varsity Football @ Charlottesville: The Photos

August Lamb, Photo Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Slideshows, Sports

The photos from Western's away football game at Charlottesville High School

Slideshow: Collegiate @ WAHS Varsity Football

Slideshow: Collegiate @ WAHS Varsity Football

August Lamb, Photo Editor

September 20, 2017


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The Warriors faced Collegiate School of Richmond on Sept. 15th. See the whole game in photos...

Slideshow: Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Charlottesville

Slideshow: Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Charlottesville

August Lamb, Photo Editor

May 19, 2017


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Pictures from the Boys Varsity Soccer match against Charlottesville High School.

Sports Out Of The Spotlight

Sports Out Of The Spotlight

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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When you think of sports at Western, most people think of the trifecta: football, basketball, and lacrosse. However, students at Western excel in a multitude of sports apart from the mainstream ones. One of the many unadvertised athletic teams that WAHS offers is crew, a sport that junior Peter Dister...

Freshman Colby Wren Kicks Off Western Career

Freshman Colby Wren Kicks Off Western Career

Evan Hajek, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017


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Colby Wren has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember. He started at the age of four and hasn’t stopped since. This is Colby’s first year on varsity soccer and his first year at Western Albemarle. He is one of the three freshman on the varsity team. “I’ve played with SOCA for a...

Girls’ Soccer Dominates Competition

Girls’ Soccer Dominates Competition

Alex Lehmbeck, Managing Sports Editor

May 11, 2017


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The WAHS varsity girls soccer team has continued their dominant start to the season all the way into April. The Warriors are undefeated with a perfect 6-0 record, five of those wins being shutouts. “We have a lot of well rounded players that can play pretty much anywhere,” junior Savannah Wilson...

Girls’ Tennis Aims For States

Girls’ Tennis Aims For States

Ben Masselli, Managing Sports Editor

May 4, 2017


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Another year, another dominant season for Western girls' tennis. As players graduate and new faces join the team this spring, the tradition of winning stays constant for the Warriors. After returning just two starters this spring, the Warriors faced an uphill climb just to get the team prepared to cha...

Girls Tennis Finds Their Stride

Girls Tennis Finds Their Stride

Ben Masselli, Co-Sports Editor

March 28, 2017


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2017 has been a year of change for Western girl’s tennis. After returning just three players from last year and just two returning starters, the Warriors are off to a hot start. They kicked off the season with a 4-5 loss on the road to Cave Springs, one of the best teams in the state. Then the ...

Swim Teams Finish Second and Fourth at States

Swim Teams Finish Second and Fourth at States

Tim Desimone and Evan Hajek, Staff Writer

March 19, 2017


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The Western Albemarle Swim and Dive teams had a productive day at States last week. The boys finished second, and the girls fourth. While this was the end of a record breaking six years as state champions for the girls, it was not met without an emphatic showing from swimmers across the charts. For the...

Eleri Hayden Leaves A Legacy

Eleri Hayden Leaves A Legacy

Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

March 19, 2017


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As WAHS girls basketball senior Eleri Hayden prepared for her final regular season home game of her career, she couldn’t help but reminisce over the last four years in the program. Eleri has played on the Warriors varsity squad ever since her first year at Western. As a freshman, she observed and...