The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

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

Boys 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...

The boys cross country team pose with their trophy.

Cross Country Sweeps State Championships

Evan Hajek, Assistant Sports Editor January 19, 2018

On November 11, the boys and girls cross country teams made Western Albemarle High School history. For the first time ever, the boys and girls cross country teams won a state championship in the same year. The...

Golf Explained for Dummies

Golf Explained for Dummies

Eva Massarelli, Features Editor November 15, 2017

Marion Alcaro, a senior girl on the Western golf team sat down with a clueless-about-golf staff member at the Western Hemisphere to explain the game. The goal of golf is to be the player with the lowest...

Boys Cross Country Team Running Back To States

Boys Cross Country Team Running Back To States

Francis Hajek, Assistant Sports Editor November 3, 2017

The boy’s varsity cross country team is off to a very strong start. The team already has two wins on its record. The boys won the Ragged Mountain Cup and the Charlottesville Quad meet. One runner who...

Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams Dominate in Regional Championship

Francis Hajek November 3, 2017

This week in Lexington, Virginia, both the Western Albemarle boys and girls cross country teams won the 3C region championships. The girls team was lead by senior Zoe Clay. Clay ran the course in 18:26...

Abby Boitnott (#9)

Volleyball Kills It

Conor O'Dea, Sports Editor November 3, 2017

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...

Mountain Biking Team Travels Old Trails

Mountain Biking Team Travels Old Trails

Caroline Lund, Staff Writer October 25, 2017

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...

WAHS Varsity Football @ Charlottesville: The Photos

WAHS Varsity Football @ Charlottesville: The Photos

August Lamb, Photo Editor October 23, 2017
The photos from Western's away football game at Charlottesville High School
The Warriors played Collegiate School of Richmond on September 15th

Slideshow: Collegiate @ WAHS Varsity Football

August Lamb, Photo Editor September 20, 2017
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
Pictures from the Boys Varsity Soccer match against Charlottesville High School.
Natalie Raab out on the ice

Sports Out Of The Spotlight

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Staff Writer May 11, 2017

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...

Colby Wren is one of three freshmen on varsity soccer

Freshman Colby Wren Kicks Off Western Career

Evan Hajek, Staff Writer May 11, 2017

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...