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Girls’ Tennis Aims For States

Girls’ Tennis Aims For States

Ben Masselli, Managing Sports Editor

May 4, 2017

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

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

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

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...

Ingram Soars Past Scoring Record

Ingram Soars Past Scoring Record

Matt Mandell, Staff Writer

March 18, 2017

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 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...