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Girls Basketball Team Perseveres Through Tough Season

Girls Basketball Team Perseveres Through Tough Season

Valerie Hajek, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

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

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

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

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

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...