Middle school

Jamari Craighead splits two Patrick County defenders to get the bucket during a JR. Piedmont District matchup last season. The Lions plan to open their 2021 basketball schedule on Jan. 19 against Laurel Park.

The Halifax County Middle School girls and boys basketball team plan to start their abbreviated season on Jan. 19.

Middle school athletic director Justin Saunders released the Lions schedule on Monday, which includes six games against three teams.

Along with Halifax County, Laurel Park, Patrick County and Fieldale-Collinsville plan to participate in the 2021 season. This year the girls will be first with a 5 p.m. start, followed by the boys at 6:30.

2021 schedule

  • Jan. 19, Halifax County Middle School vs. Laurel Park, home, 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 21, Halifax County Middle School vs. Fieldale-Collinsville, home, 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 26, Halifax County Middle School vs. Patrick County, away, 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 28, Halifax County Middle School vs. Laurel Park, away, 5 p.m.
  • Feb. 2, Halifax County Middle School vs. Fieldale-Collinsville, away, 5:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 4, Halifax County Middle School vs. Patrick County, home, 5 p.m.

Johnathan Kirland is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jkirkland@gazettevirginian.com. Follow him on Twitter @JohnathanK_GV