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.  

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 long awaited start of high school sports in Halifax County will have to wait at least a few more days.

As 2020 ends and 2021 begins, The Gazette-Virginian looks back on the past year in the sports world in Halifax County. 

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…

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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.