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Diving into States

Diving into States

Alec Martin, Freelance Staff Writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Western Albemarle swim and dive team is peaking at the perfect time going into tomorrow’s 3A state championship meet in Richmond. The Region 3A West meet last week went extremely well as the boys took home the region title and the girls took second in Christiansburg. The day started on a high...

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl 50

Under Official Review: The Ads of Super Bowl 50

August Lamb and Talley Johnston

February 17, 2016


Filed under Latitudes, Reviews, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again: A whole Sunday devoted to football, and America couldn't be more excited! While the game is the main focus for most people -- ourselves included -- there is one component that makes the Super Bowl the Super Bowl, and it’s the commercials. They're a huge part of the experience beca...

Girls Basketball Prepares for Albemarle Showdown

Girls Basketball Prepares for Albemarle Showdown

Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor

February 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

The WAHS girls varsity basketball team will be fighting to stay .500 this week. The Warriors are 10-10 this year, now heading into key matchups against Powhatan and Albemarle. Western had possibly their most dominating performance last week in a 51-44 win over Orange County at home. “We had a lot o...

Basketball Shoots for Jefferson District Title

Basketball Shoots for Jefferson District Title

Ben Masselli, Sports Editor

February 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

Under the leadership of Coach Maynard, the Western Albemarle basketball team has gotten out to a strong start. Even with disappointing losses on the schedule, so far namely to a skillful Albemarle team, the Warriors continue to fight through every game. Led by standouts Ryan Ingram, Michael Vale, and ...

Boys CC Runs Away With State title

Boys CC Runs Away With State title

Tim Desimone

January 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


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


Filed under Sports

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...