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By Mike Hull With six returning starters and solid replacements for the open positions, the Western Albemarle HS varsity baseball team enters the spring poised for a special season. Coach Skip Hudgins, entering his 35th season as Western’s varsity head coach, has high expectations for this year’s squad. Armed with a deep pitching staff with college-level talent, speed on the...
Western Albemarle High School football and baseball star Derek Domecq, shown above flanked by his parents Greg and Julie and WAHS baseball coach Skip Hudgins, has signed with Radford University as a baseball player. Luke Tenuta, a star linebacker, shown with his parents John and Dorie, will play for Virginia Tech.

Dam Turn Regatta

The 5th annual Dam Turn Regatta, held on Beaver Creek Reservoir in mid-November, featured head races over a challenging 2,500-meter course that included a 180-degree turn halfway through. Though sub-freezing temperatures caused a delayed start and reshuffled race order, the day was a sunny success as teams from Beaver Creek Sculling dominated the more than twenty rowing categories.
Laura Sprung does not consider herself an athlete. But most of us, upon learning that she recently completed a 26.2-mile marathon in each of 50 states, would definitely put her in that category. From her first marathon in October 2006 to the last in October 2016, it took her a mere ten years to reach her goal. She is...
John Freeman practically grew up in the press box above the Western Albemarle football field. Every fall Friday night, perched on his knees in a chair to see over the table, he’d watch the plays and call the numbers as his dad, Allen, the voice of the Warriors, announced. Ten years later, his dad was still announcing, but John wasn’t in the box...
By Kristie Sojka Three Western Albemarle High School students, Elizabeth Davis (10th grader), Libby Terrell (10th grader) and Anna Sojka (9th grader), qualified for and competed in the U.S. Pony Club national championships in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park, July 17 - 21. Elizabeth, Libby and Anna are members of the Crozet-based Mountain Skyline Pony Club (MSPC), which...
In the more than six decades since its inception, Crozet’s Peachtree baseball league has only qualified five teams for the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Tournament. Two of those were this year: the All-Star 12U and 11U boys both earned bids to the big time after finishing second in their respective Virginia state tournaments. The 12U team was able to...

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Expectations High for Western Albemarle Varsity Baseball

By Mike Hull With six returning starters and solid replacements for the open positions, the Western Albemarle HS varsity baseball team enters the spring poised...

Rising College Athletes

Western Albemarle High School football and baseball star Derek Domecq, shown above flanked by his parents Greg and Julie and WAHS baseball coach Skip...

Dam Turn Regatta

The 5th annual Dam Turn Regatta, held on Beaver Creek Reservoir in mid-November, featured head races over a challenging 2,500-meter course that included a...

Sugar Hollow Runner Joins Fifty States Marathon Club

Laura Sprung does not consider herself an athlete. But most of us, upon learning that she recently completed a 26.2-mile marathon in each of...

Western Alum Freeman Shines for U.S. in Aussie Rules World Cup

John Freeman practically grew up in the press box above the Western Albemarle football field. Every fall Friday night, perched on his knees in a chair...

Pony Club Championship

By Kristie Sojka Three Western Albemarle High School students, Elizabeth Davis (10th grader), Libby Terrell (10th grader) and Anna Sojka (9th grader), qualified for and...

Peachtree Baseball Teams Go to State Finals and Beyond

In the more than six decades since its inception, Crozet’s Peachtree baseball league has only qualified five teams for the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional...