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The Revolution

Concussions Strike Athletes

May 19, 2015

As the information we know about head injuries grows, the more doctors realize just how serious they can be. Both the recent deaths of ex-NFL star Junior Seau and Ohio State Buckeyes’ lineman Kosta Karageorge relate to the multiple head injuries they experienced throughout their careers. When athletes...

Patriots Dominate Powhatan

The boys' soccer team defeated the Powhatan Indians 7-0 under the lights on May 14.

Alex Leslie, Online Editor

May 17, 2015

Under the Thursday night lights of May 14, the Patriots defeated a returning opponent, the Powhatan Indians, 7-0. Recent William & Mary commit Marcel Berry started as Albemarle’s sole striker for the night. After just 10 minutes of dominant possession Berry slotted in the first goal. Powhatan’s...

Recruiting Process

Recruiting Process

Santana Sydney, Staff Correspondent

April 3, 2015

You are the starter on your varsity sports team; a big shot. It is a cakewalk, but now the real process begins. You got recruited by some colleges, and now, you have to compete with people just as hungry, if not hungrier, than you are. The first step is, “Keeping good grades is one of the main ways...

Rowing Team Grows, Competes

Men's single and women's double sit on the water

Eliza MacKnight, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2015

2 As the spring sun melts the ice of winter off the reservoir, the AHS rowing team heads down to the boathouse to begin their season. Formed two years ago, the team has quickly built up the program, almost doubling in size each year. “We had six people our first year, last year we had 12 and now w...


Sophomore Austin Katstra finishes a massive dunk against Fluvanna on Dec. 9. Katstra led the Patriots to a 70-49 victory over the Flucos. Katstra' dunks often motivate the crowd and get them more involved in the game.

Alex Leslie, Online Editor

March 9, 2015

With under four minutes left in the Feb. 6 rivalry game Western was pulling away. It was an even battle throughout the first half, but the Warriors controlled most of the second. Then came sophomore Austin Katstra. Albemarle sprinted back on defense while the Crozet-based team tossed the ball down...

Bball Bounces Back

Senior guard KK Barbour drives to the hoop.

Kate Edson, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2015

The girls’ basketball team  has stepped up this season to fill the shoes of last year’s graduated upperclassmen, with winning results. “We lost three seniors last year that really played important roles on our team, but this year a lot of underclassman really stepped up and we’re becoming su...

Barbour Breaks Career Record

Angel Johnson was the last to break the Albemarle basketball career record with 1354 points. Senior point guard KK Barbour is set to break this record in tonight's game against Orange.

Melanie Arthur, Editor-in-Chief

January 6, 2015

Online Exclusive In the girls' varsity basketball game tonight against Orange, senior guard KK Barbour is set to beat Albemarle’s basketball career record for both the girls' and boys' teams. The highest career record of 1354 points was last set by Angel Johnson in 1998. Only half-way through...

Basketball Season Preview

Sophomore Austin Katstra drives to the hoop in last season's game against Louisa. The Patriots dominated the Lions en route to a 82-48 victory.

Malcolm Meistrell, Staff Reporter

January 6, 2015

Juniors Drive Team To Shoot For the Stars This season the boys’ team is carrying 15 players on its roster, three more than a normal team. "We are a very deep team this year and it's one of our strengths," junior Grant Kersey said. Last season the boys went 18-7 overall, and 10-4 in the District....

Hockey Ices Out Competition

Senior Matt Huschke makes a move for the puck in a game against the Frederick Jr. Freeze. The Blue Ridge Bears compete against other hockey teams throughout Virginia and Maryland.

Kate Edson, Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2014

“GO BEARS!” The crowd erupts as the puck flies into the net. The team huddles briefly in victory, making a circle with their helmets, before fluidly retreating to their starting lineup out on the ice. The Blue Ridge Bears, Charlottesville’s high school ice hockey team, competes locally and re...

Golf Swings Into Postseason

Golf Swings Into Postseason

Malcolm Meistrell, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2014

"Murray High school has a stereotype that not many people there actually play sports and it was kind of nice to get rid of that, at least partially," senior Graham Johnson said. Johnson attends Murray High School, but was the number one golfer for AHS this year. Although he went to a different...

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