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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

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...

Girls Soccer Dominates Competition

Girls’ Soccer Dominates Competition

Alex Lehmbeck, Managing Sports Editor May 11, 2017

The WAHS varsity girls soccer team has continued their dominant start to the season all the way into April. The Warriors are undefeated with a perfect 6-0 record, five of those wins being shutouts. “We...

Transfer student Giulia Schiaretti has made an immediate impact

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...

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...

Warriors dive into the water during a relay.

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...

Seniors Ava Coles and Eleri Hayden were rocks of this years team.

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...

Ingram has broken the school record for career points.

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...

Bracketology: Our Picks

Bracketology: Our Picks

Staff Writers March 17, 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...

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...

Nate has wrestled competitively since age seven.

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...

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,...

Preview in a Podcast: UVA vs. UNC

Alex Lehmbeck and Ben Masselli February 16, 2017