Otis Slayton Jr.’s story is one of perseverance, of heart and of faith.
Mecklenburg Country Club in Chase City hosted the first Piedmont Junior Golf Association tournament of the summer on Thursday.
Halifax County High School graduate and current catcher on the Virginia Tech softball team Mackenzie Lawter was recently named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors first team all-state.
On Monday night, I made the drive over to the Day Complex for what I thought was going to be a quick picture for a donation made to the Dixie Youth Baseball league.
Halifax County South secretary treasurer Donald Honeycutt carried out his final task for the organization on Monday night when he handed out four checks totaling $94,000 to local organizations.
The Troy Nation benefit softball tournament held last weekend at the Day Complex in South Boston was a big success, according to Troy Nation founder Wayne Lowery.
Halifax County High School baseball standout and University of Virginia lefty Andrew Abbott will return to Charlottesville for his senior season after going undrafted in this year’s shortened MLB Draft.
This weekend, 14 teams from Virginia and North Carolina will converge on the Day Complex in South Boston for Troy Nation’s Back to Where it All Began men’s slow-pitch softball tournament.
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.
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.
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 Edmunds brothers, Terrell, Tremaine and Trey, from Danville are probably the most well known siblings to play football together today.
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…
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.
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 …
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…
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.
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.
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.
The Virginia High School League announced Monday that since to Gov. Ralph Northam ordered all schools in Virginia closed for the remainder of the year due to the coronavirus, VHSL spring sports and activities have been canceled.
Beginning on Monday, The Gazette-Virginian will launch a three-part series on the 1984 Halifax County High School baseball team that won the state championship.
The South Boston rec league hosted two all-star basketball games on March 10 with the South Boston junior teen all-stars taking on the Charlotte County all-stars and the South Boston senior teen all stars hosting the Person County senior teen all stars.
The South Boston Parks and Recreation department sponsored two all star games recently. The girls from the PeeWee and Midget programs joined together to play in the all-girls game.
The South Boston Rec Department hosted three all-star basketball games recently. The PeeWee, Midget and Business and Industrial League/30 and Over league all stars all took to the court. The annual youth basketball coaches intra squad game also was played.
The 2020 PeeWee basketball tournament concluded on Saturday with the Bulls winning the championship. The Bulls defeated the Cavaliers in the championship game by a score of 29-20. In the third place game, the Cougars defeated the Tar Heels 27-22.
Former Halifax County High School standout Andrew Abbott has had a successful college career at the University of Virginia, one of the top baseball programs in the country, but his 2020 campaign start is turning heads around the country.
Members of Tvilum/Sentara completed their perfect season on Sunday with a 117-76 win over the second seed Eaton Corp in the Business & Industrial League/30 and Over League title game.
The South Boston Business & Industrial League basketball championship game is set with the number one and two seed teams advancing in Sunday’s semifinal games in the tournament.
The Senior Teen Basketball Tournament concluded recently with the Spurs defeating the Pistons by a score of 44-27 to win the tournament championship.
Postseason basketball officially kicked off on Friday night when the Halifax County High School girls basketball team defeated the Tunstall Trojans 60-25 in the first round of the Piedmont District Tournament at Halifax County High School.
The junior teen tournament semi-finals took place on Jan. 29 with two games that set up the championship game and third place game that will take place today.