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Softball Meets Adversity with Teamwork

Senior pitcher Emily McAllister trots home for one of Albemarle’s 14 runs in a blowout win over Western Albemarle 14-4 on April 11.

Melanie Arthur, Managing Editor

May 16, 2014

On April 21, the Varsity Softball team was up 4-2 going into the bottom half of the seventh inning in a game against Monticello. Then, the team made three mistakes in a row. “It’s not what cost us the game, because we had opportunities to help push us forward a little more. It’s just that’s...

Ch-Ch-Changes: Girls’ Soccer Adjusts To New District And New Coach

Senior forward Ali Starr is challenged by an opponent during the same game against Orange County. Starr scored 3 of the 8 goals in the team’s win against the Hornets.

Alexa Hodges, Online Editor

May 16, 2014

This season, girls’ soccer encountered several changes within their organization. Following the previous season, the team joined a new district, altering the list of schools that the team plays. In addition to the new district, the team gained a new head coach, as Coach Hall stepped down from his coaching...

Brandon Isaiah Named Albemarle Head Coach

Isaiah explains his process along with his expectations.

Alex Leslie, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2014

The renaissance for Albemarle football is now lead  by a renaissance man himself, Brandon Isaiah. Albemarle revealed Isaiah to students and media at a meeting during CHAT on April 17. “I want you to really open your mind to what we can do together,” Isaiah said at his unveiling ceremony. Isaia...

Girls’ Swimming Wins States: Nearly Undefeated Season Leads Team to Championship

Junior Madison Noga swims the 500 freestyle at States.

Kate Edson, Design Editor

March 27, 2014

The girls’ swim team won States for the first time ever this year, with a record-fast relay time and first place trophies in two specific events on Feb. 22. The team had a nearly undefeated regular season, which culminated in their District, Regional, and State victories. “Going into the season...

Wrestlers’ Training Pays Off With New Personal Achievements

Senior Lester Hernandez reached his 100th career win this season.

Justin Fisher, Revolution Correspondent

February 27, 2014

Weight classes, long practices, and tough tournaments,  this is what defines Albemarle wrestling. “[Wrestling] is not only the most physically demanding sport, but mentally demanding as well,” coach Philip Plowman said. “There are no excuses.  The sport builds a lot of character because...

Why Do You Y-Ball

Seniors Drew Shifflett and Drake Bryant

Melanie Arthur, Managing Editor

February 27, 2014

“Y-Ball is life,” sophomore Doyeop Kim said. Y-ball is the popular abbreviation for the local Piedmont Family YMCA youth basketball program. Offering sports and recreation for toddlers to older adults, the local Y-ball scene has attracted more and more Albemarle students over the years. “A...

Field Hockey Sticks it to Their Rivals

Freshman Catherine Mayo block-tackles ball with a member of the opposing team in a home game against Monticello High School on Oct. 24. The Lady Patriots lost, the end score being 1-5.

E. Edwards, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2013

The field hockey team doubled their number of wins this year over last year’s season, finishing this season 6-12 and getting a berth in the Conference tournament. Last year’s team dealt with fielding only 22 players, not enough to have both a varsity and jv team. The tide shifted this year, with ...

Keep the ‘Skins Red

Alex Leslie, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2013

Controversy about the Washington Redskins’ team name has erupted after NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas came on air to voice his disapproval of the name during halftime of the Oct. 13 football game between the Redskins and the Cowboys. While Costas may be a respected sports journalist in this case, he...

Underclassmen Girls Take the Lead

Sophomore Steph Ellena runs during the Ragged Mountain Cup at Panorama Farms on Sept. 3, where the girls' team placed second.

Kate Edson, Design Editor

December 19, 2013

Despite the loss of 20 seniors at the end of their last season, the girls’ cross country team finished the year qualifying for states, largely thanks to an especially fast group of underclassmen filling the gap and significantly contributing to the team’s success. Losing so many top runners last...

Volleyball Bumps Competition and Sets High Expectations

Senior Alexus Anderson motivates the Albemarle girls at home in their 3-0 victory over Halifax in the Conference championships on Nov. 11.

Alex Leslie, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2013

An undefeated regular season is nothing new for the varsity volleyball team, what is new are the three sophomores. Although AHS volleyball will be losing six seniors after this year, they gained three “promising” sophomores. “We will be losing a huge front row such as big blockers and amazing...

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