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Girls Put a [Swim] Cap on the Season

Girls Put a [Swim] Cap on the Season

Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor
March 25, 2015 • 75 views
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The WAHS Warriors varsity girls swim and dive team recently won the state championship. For most schools, this would be an uncommon occurrence. Western is different. The girls swimming team has won five straight state championships. Five. They are the most dominant high school dynasty in Virginia. He...

Western Boys Basketball Season Timeline

Tim DeSimone, Assistant News Editor
February 27, 2015 • 35 views
Filed under Sports

Western boys Basketball has a had a very successful season so far. This timeline puts all the wins, and tough losses, into order for you.

A Look at Western Basketball

Ben Masselli, Staff Writer
February 8, 2015 • 31 views
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Western Basketball has a history of being one of the best teams in the area, this season was no different for the Warriors. Western had a complete overhaul in its lineup from last winter, graduating all five starters and having to completly rebuild for 2014-15. The Warriors have done just that with ease...

Boys Swimming Win at Conferences

Boys Swimming Win at Conferences

Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer
February 7, 2015 • 50 views
Filed under Sports

The WAHS boys varsity swim team won the Conference 29 District Championship on Friday, January 30th. They finished ahead of Monticello, Spotswood, Turner Ashby, Broadway, and Waynesboro High School. Their win was convincing finishing 86 points ahead of the second-place Mustangs and 133 points ahead of...

Girls Basketball Team Perseveres Through Tough Season

Girls Basketball Team Perseveres Through Tough Season

Valerie Hajek, Staff Writer
February 6, 2015 • 36 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls’ basketball season has had a tough time with many of their players becoming injured during the season. However, the team has managed to defeat many of the other teams in the area establishing themselves as a real threat. Their season stands at 6-9 currently, and they’re hoping to improve...

WAHS Boys Basketball faces Albemarle

WAHS Boys Basketball faces Albemarle

Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor
February 6, 2015 • 86 views
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The Western Albemarle boys varsity basketball team squares off tonight, February 6 against their biggest foes, the Albemarle Patriots. While WAHS does have intense rivalries with Charlottesville and Monticello, none is more hyped than AHS. The first matchup of the season between the two enemies was...

Home Court Advantage

Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor
February 6, 2015 • 21 views
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WAHS Boys varsity basketball has won 16 consecutive district games at home. Warrior gym has been the spot of many Western wins the past few years. Here is a tour of the gym.

Indoor Track Looks to Finish Strong

Indoor Track Looks to Finish Strong

Ben Masselli, Staff Writer
February 6, 2015 • 83 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The end of the season is near for the Western indoor track team. Both the boys and girls have had a strong season together and hope to continue their strong running deep into the postseason. At the Jefferson District invitational, Western had a number of great finishes in all different areas of the meet. The...

Boys’ Basketball Among the Elite of the Jefferson District

Boys’ Basketball Among the Elite of the Jefferson District

Matt Mandell, Staff Writer
February 4, 2015 • 81 views
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Mid-way through their district schedule, the Western Albemarle boys' basketball team is in second place in The Jefferson District. Only behind Charlottesville High-School who remains unbeaten in the JD. After losing all five starters from the 2013-14 team, the Warriors are putting a lot of trust into...

Western Wrestling Takes 2nd Place at Home

Tyler Phillips, Staff Writer
January 28, 2015 • 43 views
Filed under Sports

On Saturday, January 10, 2015, Western Wrestling took on nine other high schools in the Western Albemarle Warriors Duals. It was their only match this season in Crozet. The team finished in 2nd place with several wrestlers ending the day with an unblemished record. The team looks ahead to many more...

WAHS Indoor Track Begins

WAHS Indoor Track Begins

Ben Masselli, Staff Writer
January 11, 2015 • 45 views
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The 2014-2015 indoor Indoor Track season is underway. The young season has had only a few meets so far and this Friday and Saturday is the first major one. The meet is at Liberty University in Lynchburg. The team has returning runners from the Fall cross country season including standouts such as Gannon...

WAHS Boys Swimming Places 2nd at Ben Hair Memorial Meet

Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor
January 11, 2015 • 33 views
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The Western Albemarle boys swimming team came in second in the recent Ben Hair Memorial meet. The meet was at the local Aquatic Fitness Center at the University of Virginia. The Warriors finished behind Albemarle High School, who took first place. In the Men’s 200 Yard Medley Relay, Aaron James,...