Going for gold: UVA sends 18 Olympians to Rio

A record 14 competitors with ties to UVA will take part in the 2016 Olympic games August 3-21, alongside two coaches and two alternates. The 16 participating athletes span from the class of 2007 to 2017, and represent seven different nations. Two current students at UVA will compete at the Olympics, Leah Smith and Filip Mihaljevic, both rising fourth-years. Mihaljevic, competing in shot put for Croatia, will go up against his current assistant coach at UVA, Kemal Mesic, representing Bosnia and

A word with EmiSunshine

At age 9, musician EmiSunshine shocked viewers around the country with her video of a 2014 flea market performance. After going viral, she landed performances with Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam and a gig at the Grand Ole Opry. Now 12 years old, EmiSunshine has developed an authentic folk voice and plays almost 150 shows a year. Her passion for Appalachian and classic country music are the foundation of her precocious talent. C-VILLE: Who is your favorite musician? EmiSunshine: Wow! So hard. Th

Albemarle High, Western Albemarle boys varsity soccer teams claim state titles, and other sports news

Albemarle High School boys varsity soccer With a strong senior class and a promising batch of underclassmen, Albemarle had its sights on the state title all season. The Patriots’ near-perfect regular season was ruined by their inter-county rivals, Western Albemarle High School. After an 8-0 start to the season, Albemarle traveled to Crozet on April 23. The two teams played 72 minutes of gridlock soccer until Western’s Jake Paulson converted a penalty, handing Albemarle its first and only los

Danielle Collins clinches women's singles tennis title, and other sports news

The year after their championship-winning season, UVA looked to repeat last year’s success. However, the Cavaliers faced the challenge of a young squad with only three returning seniors going into the 2016 season. After a rough start against East Carolina, UVA picked up momentum winning eight of 10 games in the first half of March. Then the Cavaliers fell into a slump, losing eight of 11 games between March 26 and April 10, which included a 15-0 defeat against Louisville. UVA lost to both Clem

Charlottesville Tom Sox fall on opening day

The purring of food truck generators and the buzz of field lights Wednesday night meant baseball was back at C-VILLE Weekly ballpark, home of the Charlottesville Tom Sox. Cold bats and a quality Rebel bullpen caused the Tom Sox to fall to the New Market Rebels on opening day, 8-2. Before the game, the Tom Sox took the field along with their new prairie dog mascot, Prairieweather Lewis. In the offseason, Tom Sox fans voted on the mascot animal and the mascot’s name. Along with the new mascot,

Albemarle girls soccer shuts out Charlottesville

Albemarle was looking forward to taking on Charlottesville Thursday night, and with a 6-0 win, it ended up being a satisfying night for the Patriots. “We love playing Charlottesville,” Albemarle coach Amy Sherrill said. “It is fun to play against our local rivals. It’s fun to play against girls they compete against with SOCA and their MONU teams.” After ten minutes of gridlocked action, Brooke Bauman broke through for the Patriots with a long-range strike eight yards outside of the penalty box

Blue Ridge boys beat Miller in VIC semifinals

The Miller School and Blue Ridge collided Thursday night in the VIC semifinals. A physical matchup between Blue Ridge’s Aamir Simms and Miller’s Tyler Creammer down low ended in a dominant 67-48 victory for the Barons and a spot in the VIC finals. The Baron defense opened the first quarter with aggression. Simms and Scott Spencer closed down the paint holding Creammer to four points in the first quarter. Offensively, Simms and Malik Johnson supplied points from beyond the arc as well as in the

Star Wars: The Force Awakens and My Heart Yearns

The most anticipated movie of the year came out December 18 and exploded the box offices. And no, I’m not talking about Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. I am talking about the highly-touted Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But before I discuss and review the actual movie I would like to review the experience. To much of Charlottesville’s dismay and astonishment the relatively new mega-theater at the Stonefield shopping center did not show the newest Star Wars movie disappoi

Covenant breaks out with win over Hargrave

After a two-game skid, Covenant needed to get in gear, and they needed to do it fast. Against Hargrave Military Academy Friday afternoon, the Eagles found that desperately needed rhythm and snagged a big home win, rolling 41-14 over the Tigers. “We just needed a game where we could really just gain some confidence and break out,” said Covenant head coach Dave Hart. “We do have a good team, we just have a lot of young players that aren’t quite confident yet.”Freshman running back Rick Weaver had a breakout game against Hargrave with a season-high 159 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. Weaver is one of three freshmen on Covenant’s roster, though he brings a lot of size for a ninth-grader at 5-foot-10, 235 pounds. Weaver seemed to require at least three Hargrave defenders to go down on nearly every carry.

Patriots Dominate Powhatan

The Patriots help injured goalscorer, Adonis Krasniqi after scoring the sixth goal of the game. ( Alex Leslie The boys' soccer team defeated the Powhatan Indians 7-0 under the lights on May 14. ( Alex Leslie The boys' soccer team defeated the Powhatan Indians 7-0 under the lights on May 14. ( Alex Leslie Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close Under the Thursday night lights of May 14, the Patriots defeated a returning opponent, the Powhatan Indian


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. 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. Albemarle sprinted back on defense while the Crozet-based team tossed the ball down the court, lookin

Marching Their Way to Success: Band Puts in Long Hours in Order to “Party on the Other Side”

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Close It’s nine AM on a sweltering summer morning and the Albemarle marching band is already preparing for the upcoming season. While most teens would be sound asleep, these guys are carrying 15-pound instruments around a football field. This routine will continue for the remainder of summer and into the school year. “Once marching band hits we practice for ten hours a day for two weeks, so that’s about 60 hours a w