Following the spring sports season that never was, now that Virginia has entered reopening phase 3, baseball is back in Altavista. Altavista, William Campbell, and Staunton River High Schools will be playing a 15-game baseball series this summer, with each team playing 10 games.
Minor League Baseball announced this afternoon that the 2020 baseball season, including that of the Lynchburg Hillcats, has been officially canceled due to COVID-19.
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The 2020 Staunton River Masonic Lodge Catfish Tournament in Brookneal enjoyed one of its best turnouts in its eight-year history this weekend. Over 100 anglers participated in the event in the Staunton River at the Brookneal Public Boat Ramp. The event lasted from Friday evening until Sunday…
The VHSL Executive Committee during its May meeting today voted (31-0-1) to cancel all spring sports and activities for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
Joe Reed, a product of Randolph-Henry High School and the University of Virginia, was selected by the Los Angeles Chargers in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft on April 25.
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CHESTERFIELD -- In just its second year as a team, the Altavista High School varsity swim team took 12 swimmers to the state championships, earned seven all-region swimming honors, and boasted an all-state swimmer. On top of that, sophomore Kristopher Schultz medaled in both of his individua…
Altavista’s Kristopher Schultz, foreground, “flies” past a Madison County opponent during the butterfly portion of the 200 intermediate medley at the Feb. 19 VHSL State Championship swim meet in Chesterfield. Schultz took the bronze in the event. (Contributed photo.)
ALTAVISTA -- The William Campbell Generals conspicuously outranked the Altavista Colonels in boys basketball action Friday night. William Campbell soundly defeated Altavista 72-58 in the away matchup. The Generals would hit seven 3-pointers in the game and used a big third quarter to pull aw…
NARUNA -- William Campbell’s boys basketball team (2-6, 3-12) was edged by Altavista in a hard fought Jan. 21 Naruna nail-biter. Coach Teron Watson’s Generals fell to the Colonels 58-53 in the matchup. Altavista would stretch out to a 14-point lead late into the third quarter before the Gene…
NARUNA — William Campbell High School plucked the Gretna Hawks 90-60 in a home boys basketball matchup Friday night. With the win, the Generals go to 1-4 in region, 2-10 overall.
After being named the Region 1B defender of the year last month, William Campbell’s Zekeya Townes has now earned defensive honors on the Class 1 all-state football teams in the VHSL.
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The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs have announced that forward Bobby Watson has been signed to a full contract and forward Kyle Moore has been placed on waivers.
Postseason high school football honors were recently announced as William Campbell and Altavista were well represented led by Generals junior defensive end Zekeya Townes who was named Region 1B Defensive Player of the Year.
William Campbell defensive end Zekeya Townes has been named Region 1B defender of the year after leading his team to a 5-6 season for the Generals.
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Billy Warlock of Madison Heights is a seasoned veteran of the ring wars. He is owner/promoter of Strong Style Pro wrestling (SSP) as well as operating the Lion Kai Dojo for pro wrestlers and teaching a variety of martial arts, self defense, and kid's anti-bullying techniques.
Successful marketing is a crucial part of any wrestling promotion or wrestler himself. Knowing your weaknesses and strong points and playing up to them can make or break you. Brandon Ashworth, age 27, from Scott Depot WVA, is a good example of someone young who clearly realizes the importanc…
There was an exciting night of action Saturday when Pure Pro Wrestling (PPW) put on a SPCA fundraiser at the Chatham Volunteer Fire Department. This is the third event where Pittsylvania County SPCA has benefited from working with PPW.
Pure Pro Wrestling will hold a big fundraising show for the Pittsylvania County SPCA in Chatham at the fire department on Saturday, Sept. 21. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the SPCA who will get all concession sales for some good tasting food including their delicious hot dogs.
The Altavista Colonels rolled into town on a rainy Friday night undefeated and was looking to stay that way. Rustburg wasn’t having it. With an impressive game, Rustburg walks away with the victory.
Today it is fairly easy to find a pro wrestling school or trainer. It didn’t used to be that way with many having to move thousands of miles to attend a good school.
Pure Pro Wrestling wrestler Jimi Love has been in the wrestling world since graduating from Boogie’s Wrestling Camp in 1997. This was certainly a “golden period” in local independent wrestling since so many of the stars you see on shows now were just starting out during the 1990s.
The William Campbell Generals opened their 2019 season on the grid iron with a 28-10 victory over the visiting Staunton River Golden Eagles on Friday night. Quarterback
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THE COUNTDOWN TO THE 27TH BWC GRADUATION CEREMONY HAS BEGUN! Boogie’s Wrestling Camp 27th Graduation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8. The big day is fast approaching, so make your plans now to be there! Don't miss it! No admission charge! Noon to 4 p.m. at Boogie's Wrestling Camp in beautifu…
It would be safe to say that most pro wrestlers started out as fans themselves of the wonderful grapplers we now call “legends.” Local pro wrestler James Harris is no exception as he fondly reminisces about his own inspiration of legendary stars such as Brett “The Hitman” Hart, Ric Flair, Sh…
Anyone familiar with the older days of local independent (indy) wrestling in the area may recall Johnny Blast from his days of working with American Championship Wrestling (ACW). The late 1990s was a great time to attend local shows with many of the biggest names in the area coming out of Bo…
If there was an award for the driver traveling the most distance to get to Saturday night’s NASCAR Late Model 100 at South Boston Speedway, Jeroen Bleekemulen would be the hands-down winner.