The Western Hemisphere

Field Hockey Season Recap

Gabby Eng

December 7, 2015

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

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

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

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...

Field Hockey Advances Past York in 2OT Thriller

Field Hockey Advances Past York in 2OT Thriller

Alex Lehmbeck

November 6, 2015

The Warriors beat York on Wednesday night in a thrilling defensive battle. The win advanced them to the regional tournament final, securing a spot at the state tournament, starting on Friday, November 13th. The game against York was intense the whole through. The Warriors drew first blood with an...

WAHS Volleyball Continues to Impress

WAHS Volleyball Continues to Impress

Alex Lehmbeck

October 9, 2015

The Western Albemarle Warriors varsity volleyball team has enjoyed a successful season so far. Their record right now stands at 12 wins, five losses, and two ties. The Warriors have won three straight games, all with a score of 3-0. Their most recent win, a domination against Orange County, proved the...

Warriors Shock Mustangs

Warriors Shock Mustangs

October 1, 2015

Going into Thursday night’s contest, local news sources like Scrimmageplay and The Daily Progress listed the storied matchup between Western Albemarle and Monticello at just about dead even. However, Western’s defense played exceptionally to hold the Mustangs to just seven points, and walked away ...

Western tops Spotswood, all eyes ahead on Monticello

Western tops Spotswood, all eyes ahead on Monticello

Matt Mandell

September 23, 2015

On Friday night, September 11th, Western Albemarle entered a physical contest with Spotswood. With a big night from Michael Vale and his three touchdowns, the Warriors prevailed to a 42-28 victory over the Trailblazers. Along with Vale, the Warriors received a career night from quarterback Sam Hear...

Warrior Golf Looks to Get Back on Track

Warrior Golf Looks to Get Back on Track

Ben Masselli

September 21, 2015

Western Albemarle golf has always fielded strong teams throughout its long history. Last fall the Warriors lost long time starter and leader, Kyle Landis. Landis led Western golf as the team’s number one his senior season. 2015 is a different story as the young club is now led by junior, Dixon H...

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

Matt Mandell

September 11, 2015

It is never easy suffering a loss on your home opener. Unfortunately for Western, last Friday Brookville got the best of the Warriors in a 34-20 back and forth battle. In this case, the final score does not justly tell the tale of the contest. Right before the break, the Warrior defense was test...

Cross Country Looks to Gain Momentum

Cross Country Looks to Gain Momentum

Ben Masselli

September 4, 2015

Tradition has always been an enormous part of Western athletics. At the top of the list of traditions is success. Over the course of the last few seasons, Western cross country has had more than its fair share of achievements. The popularity of the sport has grown dramatically as the wins start to pile up. ...

Tenuta Looking to Fill Holes in Defense

Tenuta Looking to Fill Holes in Defense

Matt Mandell

September 2, 2015

Luke Tenuta has athletics in his blood.  His brother is in the Kansas City Royals organization, another brother coaches football, and his father,  who has circulated among Division I football programs, has been the Defensive Coordinator for the University of Virginia football team since January, 2013....