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.

Two of the top-six and three of the top-11 scorers for the South Boston Business & Industrial 30 & Over Basketball League play for unbeaten and league-leading Tvilum/Sentara in statistics released on Thursday.

Senior forward Gabby Nelson, a Halifax County High School graduate, was named Player of the Year as the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) announced its post-season awards for women’s soccer.

When you think crappie fishing you most often think of fishing in the shallows after spring warm up occurs, right? Well, there’s another peak time to catch Old Dominion slabs and that’s right now. When area waters start to dip below 70 degrees, crappie “check up” and get active. They will of…

It is hard to imagine if you know Tommy Elliott today that he credits most of his athletic ability coming from being the smallest kid in the neighborhood when he was growing up in South Boston in the early 50s as opposed to today.

South Boston resident Peter Gasperini led the Radford University golf team in the Kiawah Classic that concluded Tuesday, playing his way into the Top-15 after carding a 5-under-par round of 67 in the last round.

Judging from the overall results, contestants in The Gazette-Virginian Professor Pigskin Football Contest found the pickings to be easier last week. Still, the best entries missed on three games.

It was pretty well expected that this was going to be a very competitive season in the South Boston Business & Industrial and 30 & Over Basketball League. So far that expectation is surfacing.

Imagine fishing a tidal river with acres of lily pads, duck blinds at the mouth of every creek and plenty of submerged aquatic vegetation… The Chickahominy River probably comes to mind, right? That’s what most folks envision when it comes to tidal bass fisheries. The next most cited destinat…

Radford University golfer Peter Gasperini of South Boston led the Radford University golf team’s effort in the recent Phoenix Invitational at Alamance Country Club in Burlington, North Carolina.

Will Long and Owen Mason topped the field in their respective age groups in the recent Halifax Country Club Junior Club Championship tournament.

Contestants in The Gazette-Virginian Professor Pigskin Football Contest found themselves in another tough tussle last week, and a new first-place winner emerged from the pack.

This weekend, Green’s Folly Golf Course will be hosting the sixth “Slo” golf tourney, a tournament honoring one of the county’s most popular and friendliest golfer that has played in the county.