A new AAU baseball program based in Halifax County and surrounding areas, 434 Supreme Extreme Sports (Academy), is holding signups May 15 at the carwash in Riverdale, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday, Troy Nation hosted a Free Tennis Camp for ages 8-13 at the Halifax County High School tennis courts, which had 27 campers, and five coaches from the Southside Area Tennis Association organization, according to Wayne Lowery, president of Troy Nation.

Senior Kaitlyn Aherron broke the Averett University softball program records for career home runs and runs batted in with one swing as the Cougars split a non-conference doubleheader at Ferrum College on Thursday evening. Aherron’s milestone accomplishment helped Averett beat Ferrum 15-7 in …

Just seven days after the Danville Otterbots brand was announced, the team has announced 11-year MLB veteran Desi Relaford as the club’s manager for the inaugural season of the revamped Appalachian League.

The first-ever South Boston Parks and Recreation 3-point shoot and retrieve competition and free throw contest produced a number of winners, some in multiple categories.

After evaluating experiences of schools participating in high school sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) has revised its May 2020 guidance document with a new “Statement on Risk of COV…

With the winter sports season coming to a close soon, Halifax County appears poised to lose their season unless things change soon. The unfortunate rise in COVID-19 cases around the county the last month has caused the school to shut down all athletic contests and practices. What started as …

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

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 YMCA of South Boston and Halifax County recently wrapped up its first outdoors soccer season in decades and an indoor soccer season is getting ready to start after the first of the year. Kristen Zerbato, executive director at the YMCA, said previously there were close to 80 kids ages 3-1…

The Virginia Squires Baseball Organization recently spent time off of the field giving back to the community by packing 35 boxes for Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child. Dan Powell, a coach for the Squires said the organization wanted to give back in a time of need. They wanted thei…

Wednesday morning was the start of the college basketball season around the country. It is another sport that is attempting to get things going and have a successful season with minor interruptions. That wish has already been derailed thanks to many teams withdrawing from early tournaments d…

As we inch closer to what will surely be a most unique Thanksgiving on Thursday, we are all thankful for so many things in our life and in a year such as 2020 we should all be thankful for our health and those closest to us that are healthy as well.

Meg Bane and Ryland Clark were both used to heading to the Halifax County/South Boston YMCA daily to get in their workouts. They would see each other there while working out and became friends, but then COVID-19 swept the world and the YMCA temporarily shut down. With nowhere to go to workou…

The 12U Spartans baseball team from Cluster Springs finished off their weekend in the Cal Ripken Veteran’s Day Tournament in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on Sunday with a lose 5-2 loss in bracket play.

Youth on Course — the nonprofit organization dedicated to opening doors, supporting dreams and transforming the lives of young people through opportunities on and off the golf course — has partnered with the Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA) to deliver affordable and accessible golf and…

Halifax County Parks and Recreation will host registration for basketball at the Mary Bethune Gym beginning Monday.