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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

Tommy Mangrum is averaging 19.9 ppg this season

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...

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,”...

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...

Davidson practices the karate style Shotokan, hoping to make it to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

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...

The Western basketball team competes in last years state final.

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...

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...

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,...

Jack Emery (12) prepares for upcoming competitions.

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,...

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...

Senior Chris McGahren drives the paint for a 2-pointer

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...

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...