Last week I bought a 2021 planner. It arrived on New Years Eve, and I took a few minutes to sit down and put the winter sports schedule into the planner to make things easier for me. It wasn’t an hour after I finished writing everything into the planner when I found out that the basketball g…

The long awaited start of high school sports in Halifax County will have to wait at least a few more days.

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

As we approach the new year on Friday it will come as a welcome sight to see 2020 fade into the distance. While 2020 held a lot of highs for me personally; it also dealt me and everyone else a lot of lows. A year that started off with so much promise turned into one we hope to soon forget ev…

As the Halifax County High School wrestling team prepares for their season opening match against Magna Vista on Tuesday, head coach David Riddle and assistant coach Jay Cole know that the upcoming season will be one of the more unique in history.

We are nearing the halfway point of the most challenging school year in history. While each area of the country has had different approaches to conducting high school sports and performing arts during the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many opportunities for the 12 million participants i…

There were many things different on Monday afternoon when the Halifax County boys basketball team met for their first practice of the season, but many things remained the same.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was set to speak on Thursday afternoon about possible tighter restrictions due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 in the state and country.

Drew Duffey just entered his sophomore year at Halifax County High School and has only played organized football for around six years, but he was recently invited to the VTO Sports All-American Challenge at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, in January.

The Dec. 7 date of return is approaching and I’m hopeful that the school system will return to phase two where in-person instruction will be available for those students who have been allowed to return to schools as well as the high school sports season.

Shortly before the Halifax County School Board met on Monday evening, Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg announced that Halifax County Public Schools would be closed to students until at least Dec. 7 due to an increase in COVID-19 spread in the community.

Three members of the Halifax County High School varsity baseball team sign their letters of intent to play college baseball on Friday at Halifax County High School.

I wrote last week about the upcoming decision that the Halifax County School Board will make on Monday regarding winter sports and why I felt that they should vote to allow the Halifax student athlete’s to participate. I won’t go into too much of that today because I already gave my opinion,…

It has been a whirlwind of a year for so many high school athletes in a constant state of unknowns, and some have missed at least one season of sports due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Halifax County High School basketball team returned to the court for the first in almost eight months on Monday marking the first student athletes and coaches to return to conditioning since March.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam amended an executive order on Thursday that paves the way for the Virginia High School League’s schedule — dubbed Championship +1 — to begin play in December.

The Halifax County Middle School athletic department is encouraging parents to start getting an up-to-date physical for their children if they are interested in pre-season conditioning activities. 

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The Halifax Blue Comets football team has their new head coach. Rob Senseney was announced at a Tuesday morning press conference as the new varsity football head coach at Halifax County High School.

The Halifax County School Board is expected to hear a presentation Thursday night about the return of extracurricular activities and driver education.

In a surprise move, the Halifax County School Board voted 4-3 Monday night to allow secondary students to participate in practices of extracurricular activities following the guidelines set forth by the CDC, Virginia High School League, the school system’s safety plan outlined in the return-…

Halifax County High School softball player Trinity Martin has wanted to become a professional softball player since she was a child. She is now one step closer to that goal after verbally committing to play college softball at Virginia Tech.