Late last week, it appeared that winter sports were going to begin with the basketball teams playing GW on Monday and Tuesday.
It has been 312 days since there has been a high school sports event for Halifax County High School, but it appears that drought will come to an end as the girls varsity basketball team will host the GW-Danville Eagles at Halifax County High School at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
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 unknowns and the fluidity of trying to play sports during the COVID-19 era is causing Halifax County and the Piedmont District to postpone games through at least the end of this week.
The Halifax County High School boys basketball team has back-to-back regional championships and two trips to the Virginia High School League state tournament under their belt as they head into the 2021 campaign.
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…
Halifax County Middle School and athletic director Justin Saunders have announced the dates for basketball tryouts, as well as the instructions and guidelines that must be followed in order to participate.
The 2020-2021 Halifax County High School girls basketball team enters the season with a lot of youth on the roster and only one senior. Meisha Canada returns as one of the leaders for this year’s squad, along with junior Ella Morrison.
Jan. 4 will be the start of the winter sports season for Halifax County High School teams, a date that we didn’t think would ever come.
Halifax County High School athletic director Allen Lawter released the winter sports schedules on Wednesday afternoon, another step toward the start of the first high school sports in the county since March.
Halifax County Middle School athletic director Justin Saunders responded Wednesday to accusations made at Monday night’s Halifax County School Board meeting about the status of middle school sports saying he has been working toward having a season since August.
With Halifax County High School varsity winter sports teams back at practice — and a plan in place to have their season — the fate of middle school sports was brought into question during Monday night’s meeting of the Halifax County School Board.
Brooke Conner, a senior at Halifax County High School, made it official on Monday afternoon at the high school by signing her letter of intent to continue her softball career at Patrick Henry Community College.
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.
The announcement that Halifax County student athletes and coaches had been waiting for was confirmed on Friday afternoon.
It seems like every week is the week that is make or break when it comes to high school sports, but then something else happens and we are left guessing again.
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.
Kevon Ferrell sat silent in the locker room at Heritage High School in Lynchburg after the Halifax County High School boy’s basketball team fell 61-58 to the Millbrook Pioneers in the Virginia Class 4 State Quarterfinals on March 6.
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 school board’s originally scheduled meeting on Monday has been rescheduled for Nov. 16, but the ramifications of that meeting and the subsequent vote still loom large for student athlete’s and coaches at Halifax County High School.
For the first time since their state tournament game in March, the Halifax County High School boys basketball team reunited Monday for conditioning.
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.
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.
Last month’s vote by the Halifax County School Board to allow student athletes and coaches to return to conditioning has been brought under scrutiny by ED-8 trustee Walter Potts Jr.
“I don’t remember a day where there wasn’t baseball in my life.” Those words from Halifax County High School senior baseball player Leo Noblin give a glimpse into the passion and dedication he has for baseball.
Growing up Joey Duffer heard all of the stories about his father Curtis being a part of the 1984 Halifax County High School baseball team and their run to winning the first state championship in school history. Curtis went on the play college baseball at Virginia Tech as well and Joey knew f…
Last Monday night, we were all caught off guard when the Halifax County School Board voted to allow extracurricular activities to return.
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.