It was early afternoon, and the clouds covered the sky as the threat of rain was in the air. Those on the football field at Halifax County High School hoped the rain would hold off. As the kids and coaches began running drills, the sound of laughter pierced the air as they worked out.
Major League Baseball owners have not been shy about expressing their desire to cut down or eliminate the minor league system in baseball. Talks were heard even before the current pandemic we are in now, but it seems those owners are using the pandemic to begin to gut a system that gives pla…
In Monday’s edition I wrote at length about Major League Baseball and the MLB players association’s ongoing dispute over payment for a potential shortened season.
Social media in the sports world is becoming more and more prevalent each day. Teams, individuals and entire leagues use their social media accounts to promote themselves and what they have to offer.
Not long ago I wrote about the MLB making a proposal to the players on a return to the diamond. There was an agreement made between MLB and the players union way back in March where the two sides agreed to the players being paid their prorated salaries based on games played was contingent on…
After overcoming the sudden loss of his brother and mother this year, Trajen Gomes received a special video message from NFL star and Danville native Trey Edmunds of the Pittsburgh Steelers, which is Gomes’ favorite NFL team.
The top male and female athletes in Halifax County High School’s graduating class of 2020 were honored on Thursday morning during a ceremony at the school.
The Edmunds brothers, Terrell, Tremaine and Trey, from Danville are probably the most well known siblings to play football together today.
NASCAR got its season back on track Sunday when the Cup Series raced at Darlington, South Carolina, and essentially became the first sports organization to resume since the coronavirus pandemic began nearly two months ago.
Racing will roll back into Martinsville Speedway on June 10 — a Wednesday — for the first-ever Cup Series race under the lights in the 73-year history of the track.
NASCAR has canceled the spring race at Richmond Raceway originally scheduled for Sunday, May 17. The cancelation was part of NASCAR’s revised schedule as they go back to racing on Sunday at Darlington.
Halifax County AYSO regional commissioner Dana Miller announced on Tuesday that the spring soccer season has been officially canceled due to COVID-19 and the social distancing guidelines.
Today I wanted to take a little time to update everyone on the current situation regarding pro sports and where the three major sporting leagues stand that are trying to either start or finish their seasons. The MLB, NBA and NHL have all spent considerable time trying to come up with options…
Halifax County High School athletic director Allen Lawter, with assistance from the administration at the high school, had individual signs made up for each spring sports senior this year and placed them at the entrance to the school. Each sign has the seniors name and the sport that they pl…
Two Halifax County High School softball players will be continuing their careers at the next level after signing on the dotted line on Monday afternoon.
Halifax County High School baseball is known throughout Virginia as being a perennial contender for the state championship.
A season with high expectations on the field and memories to be made both on and off the field for the Halifax County High School girls soccer team never materialized as their season was canceled before it even got started. The six seniors on the team lost their last chance to play together …
Could there be a light that is peaking through when it comes to sports coming back to Halifax County soon? Governor Northam updated us last week on where we stand with opening up the state, and he unveiled a three-phase plan that shows how the Commonwealth will begin to open up. Beginning in…
Get out your gloves and bats. The Halifax County Dixie Youth Baseball league is going forward with a tentative date to start the season.
For the Halifax County boys soccer team seniors, they were days away from beginning their last season on the soccer field before their season was grinded to a sudden halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.
South Boston Speedway was only a few days away from its annual open practice and media day at the track when the coronavirus pandemic shut everything down in the sports world.
One February morning when Tucker Harris was 4 years old he wandered into his parents bedroom at 2:30 a.m. and his father, Dale, woke up thinking something was wrong.
For three of the four Halifax County High School senior players, softball wasn’t something that began three of four years ago.
Halifax County High School freshman Kameron Roberts was a standout basketball player for the Comets in his first year on varsity.
I wanted to write a little bit today about “The Last Dance” the ten part documentary that ESPN began airing last week on the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls sixth NBA championship and on Michael Jordan’s career, but before I do that I wanted to go over where we are and where we may be headed in the …
There are many senior student athletes across the country who have had their last season of high school sports taken away from them due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When it comes to records for baseball in Virginia High School League history, Andrew Abbott’s high school career and 2017 senior season comes to mind for most, but in addition to his accolades is a lesser known achievement: Edward Ligon’s 21-strikeout game on the mound against Stuart’s Draft…
As of a result of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 race weekend — set for May 8-9 at Martinsville Speedway — has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Halifax County High School senior Abby Casen — a four-year member of the Halifax County High School cross country team — has committed to attend Roanoke College.
Christopher Parker, a 2000 graduate of Halifax County High School who grew up on a tobacco farm in Nathalie, was a four-sport athlete who gravitated to the game of baseball.
Coming off of a successful 7-3 season in 2018, members of the Halifax County High School jayvee football team entered the 2019 season with their eyes on improving upon the success of the previous year.
The Virginia High School League recently released a frequently asked questions letter in response to numerous requests from student athletes and their families after the spring sports season was canceled due to COVID-19.
Last week I mentioned the different networks airing classic games across all sports and how it was a trip down memory lane for a lot of us. Today I want to talk about the creative ways that sports networks are coming up with new content.
Amonse Burwell battled through injuries and adversity in his junior football season, but through hard work and determination Burwell excelled in his senior football season and was rewarded with an offer to play college football at Ferrum College.
Zyon Wilson has committed to play college football next year at West Liberty University in West Virginia.
Halifax County High School senior William Davis recently committed to play college football at Virginia Union University in Richmond.
Halifax County lost a titan in the youth sports community recently, but Harrison Conner’s legacy and what he did for the Cluster Springs community will never be forgotten.