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Former WAHS Soccer Players Thrive at College Level

Former WAHS Soccer Players Thrive at College Level

Sarah Rainey, Web Editor in Chief
January 9, 2015 • 46 views
Filed under Sports

Western students pride themselves in a large number of district, regional, and state championship wins. But the athletic skills and talents that students develop while at Western don’t just stop when they graduate, with many athletes making the decision to continue on and play in college. Marina Clark, Rachel...

Gannon Wilcutts: The Western Cheetah

Gannon Wilcutts: The Western Cheetah

Tyler Phillips, Staff Writer
January 9, 2015 • 87 views
Filed under Sports

Inside of the walls of Western Albemarle, junior Gannon Willcutts is just like you and me. He goes to class, does his work, and spends time with friends. Put him outside in some running shoes, though, and he becomes something special. Willcutts’ track and cross-country origin story is a unique one....

Varsity Football Falls in State Semifinal

Varsity Football Falls in State Semifinal

Tim DeSimone, Assistant News Editor
January 7, 2015 • 33 views
Filed under Sports

This year, the 2014 Western Albemarle varsity football team had the best season in school history, going an incredible distance to the semifinals of states, where they finally fell to Lafayette High School. The official season began at the start of August, and for a grueling six months the Warriors...

WAHS Basketball Gets Underway

WAHS Basketball Gets Underway

Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor
December 17, 2014 • 79 views
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The WAHS boys varsity basketball team enters the season with high expectations. They are coming off a strong season last year with a 17-5 record, their season ending with a loss to Lord Botetourt High School in the regional tournament. The Warriors are a very different team from last year, having gra...

WAHS Represents at the Wattey

WAHS Represents at the Wattey

Annie Lorenzoni, Staff Writer
December 12, 2014 • 65 views
Filed under Sports

Kelly Watt, an Albemarle High School graduate and future William and Mary student and athlete, was just 18 years old when his life tragically came to an end in 2005 after experiencing heat stroke complications three days after attempting to complete an eight mile run on one of the hottest days of the...

Girls Cross Country Finishes Season

Girls Cross Country Finishes Season

Valerie Hajek, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014 • 64 views
Filed under Sports

The top seven cross country girls competed very well at the 3A state meet on November 14 at Great Meadows in the Plains. With Annie Taylor coming in fourth place and Chance Masloff finishing at thirteenth, Western was able to come in third place overall. Many of the girls achieved their season’s best...

Golf Team Finishes Season at Regional Tournament

Golf Team Finishes Season at Regional Tournament

Ben Donovan, Staff Writer
November 24, 2014 • 34 views
Filed under Sports

The Western Golf team finished up their season on October 6 with a strong showing at the Regional Tournament at Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke, Virginia. The team was led by senior Kyle Landis, who finished one stroke away from qualifying for the State Tournament at Jefferson Forest High School...

Field Hockey Season Wrap Up

Field Hockey Season Wrap Up

Ben Masselli, Staff Writer
November 22, 2014 • 39 views
Filed under Sports

The 2014 Western Field Hockey team finished their season with an impressive 13-4 record, falling in the second round in the conference 29 tournament. Their final loss came to rival Charlottesville. Next season’s team looks promising as only three seniors, Rachel Brown, Ellie Allen, and Eileen Barber...

WAHS Crew Finishes Fall Season at Home

Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor
November 21, 2014 • 25 views
Filed under Sports

The WAHS crew team finished their fall season on Sunday, November 16th. The regatta ended a successful fall season. It was the local Dam Turn regatta, at Beaver Creek in Crozet. The Warriors did very well, finishing first in many events. Doubles pairs of senior Neve Gallagher/junior Emmy Thacker, sophomores...

Boys Cross Country Team Places Fourth at States

Boys Cross Country Team Places Fourth at States

Tyler Phillips, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014 • 67 views
Filed under Sports

With Jack Frost blowing in cold wind for winter, the popular fall running sport among males, Boys Cross Country, came to a successful end. The team had a very good season, led in large part by star runner Gannon Willcutts, as the team blew through regular competition in locations such as Fork Union High...

Students Sign to D1 Schools

Students Sign to D1 Schools

Julia Elder, Staff Writer
November 19, 2014 • 75 views
Filed under Sports

Four Western students officially signed to Division 1 schools for varying sports. Steven Mangrum committed to Virginia Tech for baseball. Ellie Allen committed to George Washington University for lacrosse. Brynn Acker signed to the University of North Florida, and Remedy Rule signed to the University...

Averi Witt Races Toward Recovery

Averi Witt Races Toward Recovery

Valerie Hajek, Staff Writer
October 27, 2014 • 41 views
Filed under Sports

Sophomore Averi Witt came into Western Albemarle last year, immediately earning her key role in the running  at the high school. Throughout her freshman year, she progressed and earned her spot as a top-notch runner. She ended her freshman year with a debut at outdoor New Balance Nationals, where she...