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.

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 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.

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, the South Boston junior teen all stars and Person County all stars faced off. Person County won the game by a score of 50-46.

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.

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 Pee Wee basketball tournament quarterfinals took place on Saturday, with four games taking place to decide which teams would move on to the final four.

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.

The midget basketball tournament concluded on Jan. 30 with the consolation game and championship games taking place.

Halifax County High School alum and current Major League Baseball pitcher Jeremy Jeffress has been signed by the Chicago Cubs.

Linda Lumsden of South Boston received an Appreciation Award from the Virginia State Golf Association during the VSGA annual meeting held Jan. 14 at the Country Club of Virginia (Westhampton).

The Halifax County Middle School boy’s basketball team traveled to O.T. Bonner Middle School in Danville on Monday evening and got a big performance from Kanya Caddle who scored 24 points in the Lions’ 48-20 win over Bonner. The win puts Halifax at 11-2 on the season.

Tvilum/Sentara finished an unbeaten regular season with a 74-36 win over Goodyear on Sunday and earned the top seed in the South Boston Business & Industrial/30 & Over Basketball League tournament.

Ziyad Holt, a sixth-grader at Halifax County Middle School, won the boys sixth-grade Silver North Championship at the Junior Phenom Martin Luther King Kick-Off 2020 travel team tournament recently, as a member of the Team Felton Triad Hornets.

Charlie Hightower, Halifax County’s class of 1979 track field record breaker and master shot-put thrower, set the 2019 indoor gold medal mark of 31 feet 10 inches at Liberty University on Dec. 22.

The second half of the year 2019 in sports proved just as interesting as the first half, with accomplishments on the gridiron, soccer field and golf courses leading the way.

Tvilum/Sentara appears to be well on track to the South Boston Business & Industrial/30 & Over Basketball League regular-season title. The league leader topped Polywood 85-53 in Sunday’s session to remain unbeaten at 10-0. Benchmark, which had a bye, and Eaton Corporation, which topp…

BUENA VISTA — Randolph-Macon senior forward Gabby Nelson of Clover has been voted State Player of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

Forty-three years ago, the late Lynn Shelton and the late Keith Shelton took a chance in bringing an enthusiastic young photographer who wanted to be a newspaper photographer into The Gazette-Virginian fold. The young man had successfully completed the only journalism course offered at the c…

Halifax County Gun Club membership chairman John Evans has been named as the recipient of the organization’s Sportsman of the Year Award.

The Halifax County-South Boston Sports Hall Of Fame will hold its annual general membership meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the South Boston Town Council meeting room on Yancey Street.

There was no big change in the South Boston Business & Industrial/30 & Over Basketball League standings after Sunday’s session, as the league’s top four teams all posted wins.

“Dad, I’m having trouble keeping up with you,” I heard from behind me as I paddled. My son and I were duck hunting by kayak some years ago near our home at Lake Anna, and we each had a 10-foot sit-on-top. This was the first year he was paddling an adult-sized kayak and carrying his own shotgun.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bassmaster Elite Series pro Keith Combs does most of his fishing in a bass boat, but he also loves to launch his kayak as often as his schedule allows.

The South Boston Recreation Department’s annual Youth Basketball League Kickoff Games will be held Saturday at the South Boston Recreation Center gym featuring teams from three of the town’s youth basketball leagues.

With basketball and the winter sports season looming on the horizon, Halifax County High School officials, in cooperation with Pittsylvania County school system officials, are issuing a reminder to parents and fans of Comets teams attending games at Pittsylvania County schools that all Pitts…

The South Boston Recreation Department will stage its annual Youth Basketball League Kickoff Games Saturday, Nov. 30, at the South Boston Recreation Center gym. A total of 11 games will be okayed that day featuring teams in the PeeWee, Midget and Junior Teens Leagues.

Before Virginia deer hunters hit the woods this season I thought it wise to review what’s new in the way of regulations. My source is one of Virginia’s top deer management guru’s — really; Matt Knox, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ deer project coordinator. Each year Knox p…

No one could have known that on Nov. 2, 1947 that Ella Jane Edmondson was going to give birth to a son that changed the way basketball was played in this county and given the gift of writing poetry that was shared by church and social groups to express the love we all should share.