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.
The boys JV and varsity basketball teams will travel to GW on Tuesday, with the JV start time at 5:30 p..m. and varsity to follow at 7 p.m.
It has been a long and winding road with multiple roadblocks and detours along the way, but the basketball teams are finally going to get a chance to play a game.
Practices began in mid-December for winter sports teams that along with basketball included wrestling and swim. The start date for the season was set for Jan. 4, but postponements have forced that date back at least a week for basketball and possibly longer for wrestling and swim.
It was reported earlier that Henry County Schools that include Bassett and Magna Vista were on hold with no return date set, and Pittsylvania County Schools, which includes Tunstall is still determining when and if they will begin sports.
Patrick County was set to start their season Saturday, but due to snow in the area they had to postpone their start.
It is unknown at this time what Martinsville’s plans are. They were scheduled to play Halifax on Friday, but that game was postponed.
When Halifax County High School athletic director Allen Lawter announced that girls and boys basketball would play GW Monday and Tuesday, there was no other announcement about the schedule for the rest of the week.
There are still many unknowns about the remainder of the shortened season, and whether there will be more games to follow as other schools possibly opt in to play, but as of now the teams are just happy to be able to get on the court in the first time since March of last year.