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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...
When the Jefferson Swim League was founded 51 years ago in 1966, the “Village Club of Crozet” was one of its five original members. Now Crozet is much more than just a “village club.” Now it is one of the biggest of 18 teams, one of the perennial contenders for the crown, and the only squad to have beaten...
Peachtree League of Albemarle, founded in Crozet in 1956, launched its first softball program last fall with a developmental “fall ball” season that fielded one 12U team and two 10U teams for mostly intraleague play. This spring, the program expanded to two 8U teams and three 10U teams. The Peachtree girls played Madison, Greene and Waynes-boro during the regular season,...
Averi Witt graduated from Western on June 2, but she wasn’t done representing her school quite yet. The next day, she woke up to run the 1600 in the 3A State Championship track meet in Harrisonburg. Having already raced as part of Western’s third-place 4x800m relay team the previous day, Witt had to race wisely, and she executed her plan:...

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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...

Gators End Impressive Season to Finish Second at JSLs

When the Jefferson Swim League was founded 51 years ago in 1966, the “Village Club of Crozet” was one of its five original members....

Inaugural Peachtree Softball Program Sends Two Teams to States

Peachtree League of Albemarle, founded in Crozet in 1956, launched its first softball program last fall with a developmental “fall ball” season that fielded...

Witt Takes State 1600m Title

Averi Witt graduated from Western on June 2, but she wasn’t done representing her school quite yet. The next day, she woke up to...