I am going to dive into the NBA today instead of local news because there is no local news. We are in another holding pattern, and there just isn’t a lot going on, so I am going to talk NBA trades and just how confusing it is. Just a side note, I had to do quite a bit of research to understa…
Since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down high school sports and performing arts last March, we have been looking forward to that day when normalcy returns. While there are challenging days ahead, the turning of the calendar to 2021 and the approval of vaccines provide the first ray of sunshine …
The South Boston Parks and Recreation Department has canceled all basketball leagues for this season because of the rising cases of COVID-19 in Halifax County.
Every now and then, an event occurs that serves as a wake-up call and reminds us that we have some work left to accomplish. We are aware of two such events recently that were rather disturbing, and the issues behind those events need our full attention.
Over the last two or three years Tony Housman has wanted to try his hand at racing at South Boston Speedway. Unfortunately, his plans to race at “America’s Hometown Track” did not fully materialize.
The South Boston/Halifax County YMCA is partnering again to offer the Girls on the Run and Heart and Sole programs this spring in the community.
It has been 312 days since there has been a high school sports event for Halifax County High School, but it appears that drought will come to an end as the girls varsity basketball team will host the GW-Danville Eagles at Halifax County High School at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Last week I bought a 2021 planner. It arrived on New Years Eve, and I took a few minutes to sit down and put the winter sports schedule into the planner to make things easier for me. It wasn’t an hour after I finished writing everything into the planner when I found out that the basketball g…
The unknowns and the fluidity of trying to play sports during the COVID-19 era is causing Halifax County and the Piedmont District to postpone games through at least the end of this week.
The Halifax County High School boys basketball team has back-to-back regional championships and two trips to the Virginia High School League state tournament under their belt as they head into the 2021 campaign.
As we approach the new year on Friday it will come as a welcome sight to see 2020 fade into the distance. While 2020 held a lot of highs for me personally; it also dealt me and everyone else a lot of lows. A year that started off with so much promise turned into one we hope to soon forget ev…
As the Halifax County High School wrestling team prepares for their season opening match against Magna Vista on Tuesday, head coach David Riddle and assistant coach Jay Cole know that the upcoming season will be one of the more unique in history.
We are nearing the halfway point of the most challenging school year in history. While each area of the country has had different approaches to conducting high school sports and performing arts during the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many opportunities for the 12 million participants i…
Halifax County Middle School and athletic director Justin Saunders have announced the dates for basketball tryouts, as well as the instructions and guidelines that must be followed in order to participate.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has announced “The Student Experience” — a free student-centered course focused on the long-term benefits of education-based activities participation – as a new addition to the NFHS Learning Center.
The Halifax Gun Club has had a few more shooters than usual recently, and the group of shooters are much younger than the average shooter.
Christmas is right around the corner. So is the end of what has been a truly challenging year for everyone in 2020 and the start of what everyone hopes will be a much brighter and better new year in 2021.
The 2020-2021 Halifax County High School girls basketball team enters the season with a lot of youth on the roster and only one senior. Meisha Canada returns as one of the leaders for this year’s squad, along with junior Ella Morrison.
Only 7.3% of over 480,000 high school baseball players went on to play college baseball based on a 2018-2019 study by the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Jan. 4 will be the start of the winter sports season for Halifax County High School teams, a date that we didn’t think would ever come.
Halifax County High School athletic director Allen Lawter released the winter sports schedules on Wednesday afternoon, another step toward the start of the first high school sports in the county since March.
Halifax County Middle School athletic director Justin Saunders responded Wednesday to accusations made at Monday night’s Halifax County School Board meeting about the status of middle school sports saying he has been working toward having a season since August.
With Halifax County High School varsity winter sports teams back at practice — and a plan in place to have their season — the fate of middle school sports was brought into question during Monday night’s meeting of the Halifax County School Board.
Brooke Conner, a senior at Halifax County High School, made it official on Monday afternoon at the high school by signing her letter of intent to continue her softball career at Patrick Henry Community College.
There were many things different on Monday afternoon when the Halifax County boys basketball team met for their first practice of the season, but many things remained the same.
Martinsville Speedway held its 26th annual Christmas Toy Drive to benefit the Grace Network of Martinsville and Henry County on Friday, Dec. 4. Thanks to the tremendous support of the community and partners the Christmas Toy Drive raised $12,350 along with hundreds of toys to be distributed …
The announcement that Halifax County student athletes and coaches had been waiting for was confirmed on Friday afternoon.
It seems like every week is the week that is make or break when it comes to high school sports, but then something else happens and we are left guessing again.
Due to several challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway announced on Wednesday that after the 63rd running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14, they will stay in Daytona and run the Daytona Road Course the following weekend.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was set to speak on Thursday afternoon about possible tighter restrictions due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 in the state and country.
The NBA is already gearing up for their return after the smashing success of their season they finished in the bubble in Orlando, Florida over the summer. The players association and the league agreed on rules and formats for the 2020-21 season that will tip off on Dec. 22.
Kevon Ferrell sat silent in the locker room at Heritage High School in Lynchburg after the Halifax County High School boy’s basketball team fell 61-58 to the Millbrook Pioneers in the Virginia Class 4 State Quarterfinals on March 6.
The largest and most prestigious NASCAR Late Model Stock Car Race in the nation will return to Martinsville Speedway in 2021 with the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 taking place on Saturday, Sept. 25.
Drew Duffey just entered his sophomore year at Halifax County High School and has only played organized football for around six years, but he was recently invited to the VTO Sports All-American Challenge at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, in January.
Saturday night I was sitting at home on a lazy evening and was scrolling through Twitter when I realized that Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. were set to fight that night. I debated for a while whether it was worth buying the fight to see two 50 something year old men go at it in the boxing ring.