The Western Hemisphere

Ingram Soars Past Scoring Record

Ingram Soars Past Scoring Record

Matt Mandell, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

Some would say Ryan Ingram, the all-time Western Albemarle leading scorer, was a pleasant surprise. Ingram walked into Western Albemarle with a Varsity basketball team that was primed for success. An all-senior starting lineup led by Chase Stokes seemed to have no room for Ingram, a freshman at the time. “That...

Bracketology: Our Picks

Bracketology: Our Picks

Staff Writers

March 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The odds of having a perfect bracket are already near impossible. Using a host of unusual analytics, and a whole lot of UVA bias, our "bracketology" experts have put their heads together to produce these winning formulas. Let these brackets be your guide to winning whatever pool you're a part of. Jeff Dodson ...

Girls’ Track Wins State Title

Girls’ Track Wins State Title

Jeffrey Dodson, Staff Writer

March 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

This past Saturday, February 26th, the girls indoor track and field team won the 3-A state championship with an overall score of 94.5. This was an experienced team, that was expected to do good things from the start, and hasn’t disappointed since starting the season. Some of Western’s leaders...

Nate Riley Takes Second At States

Nate Riley Takes Second At States

Conor O'Dea, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

Nate Riley has just finished his wrestling career at WAHS. He finished his career with an overall  record of 157-33 . Nate started wrestling when he was seven years old, and has wrestled throughout his four years in high school. He said, “I really started getting good in eighth grade,” and then...

ACE TEAM Prepares For States

ACE TEAM Prepares For States

William Peritz, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The WAHS Ace Team, Western's scholastic team, has had an impressive year so far. Throughout the whole season, they have only suffered one loss, and it was to their main competitor: Fluvanna. However, they surged back, and beat them the next two times the teams met. Other than their games against the...

Preview in a Podcast: UVA vs. UNC

Alex Lehmbeck and Ben Masselli

February 16, 2017


Filed under Audio, Sports

https://soundcloud.com/westernhemisphere/preview-in-a-podcast-uva-unc

Preview in a Podcast: Boys Bball vs. Powhatan

Alex Lehmbeck and Ben Masselli

January 27, 2017


Filed under Audio, Sports

https://soundcloud.com/westernhemisphere/preview-in-a-podcast-wahs-vs-powhatan

Youth Track Excels with New and Returning Runners

Youth Track Excels with New and Returning Runners

Jeff Dodson, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

With a strong returning roster led by great experience, the WAHS girls varsity indoor track and field team is primed for this excellent season. Unlike the boys team, the girls are entering this calendar season with a team full of returning seniors and a sizeable amount of quality juniors. However, the...

Wrestling Looks to Continue Hot Streak

Wrestling Looks to Continue Hot Streak

Conor O'Dea, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

The WAHS varsity wrestling team began their tournaments this season on December 3rd. This year, six returning seniors from last year’s team that finished 9th in the region. They have two wrestlers ranked in the top ten of the state in each of their weight classes, so they are poised to have a successful...

New Ship, Same Waters

New Ship, Same Waters

Evan Hajek, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Before tryouts had even started, the Western Albemarle swim team was already hard at work. The team had started out of season training about a month before the week of tryouts. Out of season training is a lot of work both in and out of the water. The conditioning done outside of the water is called dryland...

Boys Basketball Hopes for Another Historic Season

Boys Basketball Hopes for Another Historic Season

Ben Masselli, Sports Editor

November 22, 2016


Filed under Sports

After a strong finish to last season, the boys basketball team, led by Coach Darren Maynard, returns a wealth of talent this winter. After Western recorded the deepest playoff run in school history last year, culminating in a loss to Virginia basketball powerhouse IC Norcom High School, the Warriors are n...

Preview in a Podcast: WAHS Playoff Football – 1

Preview in a Podcast:  WAHS Playoff Football – 1

Alex Lehmbeck and Ben Masselli

November 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

https://soundcloud.com/westernhemisphere/preview-in-a-podcast-wahs-playoff-football-1