The Western Hemisphere

Order on the Court: Tennis Talk with Beau Merhige

Order on the Court: Tennis Talk with Beau Merhige

August Lamb, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016

WAHS Tennis is on fire! Halfway through their season, Western’s Boys Tennis team has not lost a single match. I interviewed the only senior member of the team, Beau Merhige, and learned a lot about the great sport that is tennis.

Preview in a Podcast: UVA vs. Iowa State

Alex Lehmbeck, Matt Mandell, and Ben Masselli

March 23, 2016

Sportwriters Matt Mandell, Alex Lehmbeck, and Ben Masselli weigh in on the Sweet Sixteen matchup.

Coffman Legacy Carries On

Coffman Legacy Carries On

Gabrielle Eng, Staff Writer

March 11, 2016

Elisabeth Coffman is well versed in basketball. She has been playing for as long as she can remember, and her debut on the high school team was as an eighth grader. Coffman played starting point guard on the JV and 9th grade teams. Her three older siblings have dominated the courts as well, so s...

Swimming Kicks into History Books

Swimming Kicks into History Books

Ben Masselli and Tim DeSimone

February 20, 2016

The Western Albemarle Swim and Dive program had a historic night on Friday, leaving the pool with two state trophies in tow. The boys team won their first state title in school history, while the girls captured their sixth in a row. The girls locked up first place by outscoring a talented 3A field, winning...

Diving into States

Diving into States

Alec Martin, Freelance Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...