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Boys CC Runs Away With State title

Boys CC Runs Away With State title

Tim Desimone
January 11, 2016 • 52 views
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For the first time in 15 years, the boys cross country team is on top again. Led by seniors Gannon Willcutts, Jack Ehlenberger and Trevor Stutzman, the warriors were able to trump Blacksburg by 4 points and hoist the trophy for the entire state to see. “Coach comes up to me, you know, arms raised...

Warriors Prepare To Tackle The Upcoming Season

Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor
January 11, 2016 • 42 views
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Last year, Gabe Rody-Ramazani made history for the WAHS varsity wrestling team, ending the season with over 50 wins in the season and more than 100 wins in his high school career. He finished third in the state, and currently attends the University of Virginia. Now, four-year Western wrestling coach...

Girls Swimming Dives Into New Season

Alec Martin, Staff Writer
January 11, 2016 • 33 views
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The 2014-2015 season was huge for the Western Albemarle girls swim teams. After the girls won their fifth straight VHSL 3A state championship last season, they are poised and determined to win a sixth. This will not be an easy task, however, as the Western girl’s top swimmer, Remedy Rule, graduated las...

Sprinting to Success: Indoor Track Pursues Perfection

Sprinting to Success: Indoor Track Pursues Perfection

Gabrielle Eng, Staff Writer
January 6, 2016 • 39 views
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Indoor track at Western is in full gear, and this year the competition is tough. The coaches for the sprinters are Mrs. Whitten and Coach Till. The distance coach is Cheri Witt. Freshman runner, Kat Todorovic, has much experience in the running world. She ran her first half marathon at 12, and then...

Field Hockey Season Recap

Gabby Eng
December 7, 2015 • 35 views
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The field hockey team finished their season with the Jefferson District title and an appearance at states. The team consists of five conference first team members, and is coached by Milo Oakland, who won a high school coach of the year award. The team had a succession of play off games against Culpe...

Volleyball Season Ends in Regional Semifinals

Volleyball Season Ends in Regional Semifinals

Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor
November 23, 2015 • 41 views
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The Western Albemarle varsity volleyball team season came to an end on Tuesday November 10th, with a 2-3 loss to Cave Springs. The loss came in the regional tournament semi-final, the winner clinching a spot in the state tournament. Although the elimination was disappointing, the Warriors proved this season...

Western’s Grove: Killing it

Western’s Grove: Killing it

Matt Mandell
November 11, 2015 • 43 views
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

If you go to a Western volleyball game you’ll see a roster stacked with deep talent that works together beautifully. However, one 5’6” explosive hitter catches the eye of most spectators with her unfathomable elevation. Watching Kelsey Grove jump is...confusing to say the least. Her uncanny jumping...

Osiris Crutchfield Receives Offer from UVA

Osiris Crutchfield Receives Offer from UVA

Ben Masselli, Sports Editor
November 11, 2015 • 69 views
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Standing at six feet five inches and two hundred twenty-five pounds, Osiris Crutchfield is the heart and soul of Western Albemarle football. Crutchfield is best known for his heroics as a defensive end and has a knack for blocking punts. The Western student section always displays their gratitude after...

Field Hockey Advances Past York in 2OT Thriller

Field Hockey Advances Past York in 2OT Thriller

Alex Lehmbeck
November 6, 2015 • 34 views
Filed under Sports

The Warriors beat York on Wednesday night in a thrilling defensive battle. The win advanced them to the regional tournament final, securing a spot at the state tournament, starting on Friday, November 13th. The game against York was intense the whole through. The Warriors drew first blood with an...

WAHS Volleyball Continues to Impress

WAHS Volleyball Continues to Impress

Alex Lehmbeck
October 9, 2015 • 35 views
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The Western Albemarle Warriors varsity volleyball team has enjoyed a successful season so far. Their record right now stands at 12 wins, five losses, and two ties. The Warriors have won three straight games, all with a score of 3-0. Their most recent win, a domination against Orange County, proved the...

Warriors Shock Mustangs

Warriors Shock Mustangs

October 1, 2015 • 40 views
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Going into Thursday night’s contest, local news sources like Scrimmageplay and The Daily Progress listed the storied matchup between Western Albemarle and Monticello at just about dead even. However, Western’s defense played exceptionally to hold the Mustangs to just seven points, and walked away ...

Western tops Spotswood, all eyes ahead on Monticello

Western tops Spotswood, all eyes ahead on Monticello

Matt Mandell
September 23, 2015 • 37 views
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On Friday night, September 11th, Western Albemarle entered a physical contest with Spotswood. With a big night from Michael Vale and his three touchdowns, the Warriors prevailed to a 42-28 victory over the Trailblazers. Along with Vale, the Warriors received a career night from quarterback Sam Hear...