The Colonels’ boys basketball team got off to a strong start on January 6 in their season opener at Cumberland High School.
The Colonels’ girls basketball team played its season opener against Cumberland on January 6, putting up a valiant effort despite the absence of the team’s starting point guard.
Sports returned Thursday night to the Seminole District after a long wait due to the pandemic. The Brookville Bees boys’ basketball team traveled to Rustburg to open the season up against the Devils, a young team with only 3 returning players.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – After leading the Flames through its greatest season in program history, Liberty Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze continues to be honored.
South Boston, VA…..Over the last two or three years Tony Housman has wanted to try his hand at racing at South Boston Speedway. Unfortunately, his plans to race at “America’s Hometown Track” did not fully materialize.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Ritchie McKay has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and will miss this week’s games at Lipscomb. He received the positive test result earlier this week and has experienced some mild symptoms.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty Head Coach Hugh Freeze’s efforts to lead the Flames during the program’s best season continues to draw national attention.
South Boston, Va……Christmas is right around the corner. So is the end of what has been a truly challenging year for everyone in 2020 and the start of what everyone hopes will be a much brighter and better New Year in 2021.
Charlottesville, Va. – On December 10, the VHSL announced that it “is requiring each school to follow the recommendations of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)” that students and coaches wear masks while participating in sports. This requirem…
South Boston, Va….South Boston Speedway officials have taken steps over the past few seasons to cut costs for competitors in the Limited Sportsman Division. Revamped motor rules that include multiple engine options have been implemented, and nearly all of the various engines have visited Vic…
Campbell County Public Schools announced that high schools sports would be returning on December 7, issuing the following statement today:
South Boston, Va….This season has been a tough one for Scott Phillips. The Halifax, Virginia resident had looked forward to racing in the Pure Stock Division at South Boston Speedway in 2020 only to see the COVID-19 pandemic crush that hope.
RALEIGH, N.C. – The host NC State Wolfpack took advantage of a late interception and blocked a field goal within the closing minutes to hold on for a 15-14 win over the 21st-ranked Liberty Flames, Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The 22nd-ranked Liberty Flames rolled up a season-high 633 yards of total offense on the way to a 58-14 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday at Williams Stadium.
South Boston, VA….Johnny Layne temporarily put racing aside twice in his career. His success in racing returned both times.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Liberty senior Alex Barbir made a 51-yard field goal with one second remaining in the game, giving the No. 25 Flames a 38-35 win at Virginia Tech, Saturday at Lane Stadium.
South Boston, Va….South Boston Speedway has released its tentative 2021 season schedule, a schedule that features 13 events including three special events, two of them touring series events.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – In just its second full season at the FBS level, Liberty has cracked one of the nation’s top 25 polls, entering the Associated Press poll at No. 25 today.
CHARLOTTESVILLE –– No matter which way the game had ended for the home team late Saturday night––with an exhilarating victory or a crushing defeat––University of Virginia football players would have reconvened Monday morning to start preparing for Louisville’s visit to Scott Stadium, and an …
CHARLOTTESVILLE –– Another game, another 8 o’clock kickoff for the University of Virginia football team, which hosts North Carolina in that time slot Saturday night.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – A game that was previously on the Flames’ 2020 football slate has returned as Liberty and UMass will end up meeting on the gridiron this season.
South Boston, Va…..Over the past 15 years Jason DeCarlo has developed a love for racing. He worked with Limited Sportsman Division and Late Model Stock Car Division driver Charles Barnes while Barnes was racing at South Boston Speedway. More recently he has worked with South Boston Speedway …
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Liberty earned its first-ever win over an ACC opponent, rolling to a 38-21 victory at Syracuse, Saturday at the Carrier Dome.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty’s Thomas Sargeant, who recently started his 40th career game for the Flames, is drawing national attention for his consistent play on the offensive line.
South Boston, Va…Five individuals from four states received a big thrill last Wednesday as former NASCAR Cup Series star and Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton and his son, NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series competitor Jeb Burton, treated them to high-speed laps aro…
Roanoke, VA – Virginia Amateur Sports, Inc (VAS) organizers of the Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University annual athletes of the year have been selected: Micayah Holland of Portsmouth was named Youth – Female Athlete of the Year, Clayton Stoil of Great Falls was named Youth – Male…
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.
Due to restrictions in Phase 3 of the re-opening plan for the Commonwealth of Virginia and implications to the speedway’s insurance coverage, South Boston Speedway officials have no choice but to cancel Saturday night’s Thunder Road Harley-Davidson Presented by Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort La…
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.