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By Jennifer A. Sheffield Western Albemarle High School’s (WAHS) cross-country and track and field programs have produced standout student athletes before, but the 2021-22 season’s front-runners Owen Shifflett, 16, and Sadie Adams, 14, said their first and second-place individual finishes at the Nike Cross Regionals Southeast (NXR) meet were one team effort.  This year’s NXR was held November 27 in Cary,...
WAHS freshman Thomas Heilman likes to play basketball, ping pong, and chess. In school he likes math and Spanish, and his favorite food is any kind of pasta. He also likes to swim very, very fast. In a series of national meets in December, he broke more than a dozen American age-group records to become one of the fastest...
In the world of pits and ringers and leaners, Crozet has produced a prodigy. Ten-year-old Eli Sullivan, a student at Crozet Elementary School, is the Virginia State Horseshoe Champion for the second year. It takes a steady hand and complete focus to become a horseshoe pitching star, and Sullivan has both. He was nine years old when he defended his...
By Embry Macrobri The Western Albemarle High School golf team has impressed on numerous levels this season, with every member making the All-District First or Second Team. Named to the First Team were senior Luke Vance, and freshmen Elsie MacCleery and Jack Crombie. On the Second Team are seniors Sam Stoke and John Bond and freshman Addi Ritter. They broke...
By Nadia Anne Anderson The Western Albemarle High School rowing team traveled to the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championship Regatta in Sarasota, Florida, June 10-13 for the opportunity to bring home championship titles.  Three Western Albemarle boats qualified for the event under revised U.S. Rowing Covid guidelines. “The entire team demonstrated considerable perseverance over the past year,” Head Coach Craig Redinger...
By Delaney White A local hidden gem continues their legacy of success despite pandemic restrictions. In the backyard of Crozet sits the 1,600-acre campus of the Miller School of Albemarle (MSA). The independent boarding/day school of 190 students is known for rigorous academics, rolling hills and Hogwartsian architecture, baseball and basketball championship titles—and cycling.  The MSA endurance cycling program is internationally recognized...
By Delaney White With the end of Western Albemarle’s basketball season due to a case of COVID-19 on the boys team and the girls team’s loss in post-season play, football season began with new precautions.  Players were disappointed when news came last September that fall sports would be postponed with no certainty that they might resume. “I wouldn’t say I was...

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Western Runners Shine at Nike Cross Regionals

By Jennifer A. Sheffield Western Albemarle High School’s (WAHS) cross-country and track and field programs have produced standout student athletes before, but the 2021-22 season’s...

Crozet Swimming Phenom Sets National Records

WAHS freshman Thomas Heilman likes to play basketball, ping pong, and chess. In school he likes math and Spanish, and his favorite food is...

Crozet Student Rises in World Horseshoe Competition

In the world of pits and ringers and leaners, Crozet has produced a prodigy. Ten-year-old Eli Sullivan, a student at Crozet Elementary School, is...

Western Golf Team Takes District Title

By Embry Macrobri The Western Albemarle High School golf team has impressed on numerous levels this season, with every member making the All-District First or...

WAHS Rowers Finish in Top 10 at Youth National Championships

By Nadia Anne Anderson The Western Albemarle High School rowing team traveled to the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championship Regatta in Sarasota, Florida, June 10-13...

Naturally Distanced: Miller School Endurance Team

By Delaney White A local hidden gem continues their legacy of success despite pandemic restrictions. In the backyard of Crozet sits the 1,600-acre campus of the...

WAHS Football Players Cherishing the Chance to Play

By Delaney White With the end of Western Albemarle’s basketball season due to a case of COVID-19 on the boys team and the girls team’s...