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.

The 14U Virginia Squires baseball team capped off a strong weekend at the Cal Ripken Halloween at the Beach Tournament by defeating the Carolina Prospects 11-4 to win the consolation bracket championship.

Halifax County High School freshman JD Cunningham has been busy since the beginning of 2020 competing on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) while staying at the Junior Players Golf Academy (JPGA) and improving his golf game. The practice recently paid off when Cunningham won first-place i…

The World Series started last night for Major League Baseball, but as I write this the game has not yet taken place. The Los Angeles Dodgers with all of their big names with big contracts take on the Tampa Bay Rays with their obscure roster full of other teams leftovers will match up in this…

The Virginia Squires 13U and 14U teams went undefeated on Sunday to win the championship in their respective divisions at the NC GameOn Sports GameOn vs. Cancer Classic held at the Day Complex in South Boston.

Since this week is National Newspaper Week I decided to use this column as a chance to talk about why local journalism matters and the dire situation the country is facing with so many local papers disappearing.