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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

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....

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...

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...

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...

Westerns 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...

Crutchfield (center, 73) smiles for pictures after win over CHS.

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...

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...

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...

Sophomore defensive back and return man Robert Sims looks over at the bench

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,...

Sam Hearn blows by the Spotswood defense

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...

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...

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...