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Burton dusting off a NASCAR tradition

Sandusky, Ohio — Much like the “Burton” name, the tenth race on the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) schedule is arguably one of the most historic stops for NASCAR’s top-three touring divisions. 

‘Junior’ Fallen wins state bowling tourney with prosthetic leg

Lowell Fallen Jr. goes by the name, “Junior”, and you can now call the Halifax County resident “champ” if you will, after the long-time bowler won the Singles Event Handicap Division recently at the Virginia State USBC Open Bowling Association tournament in Richmond.

Dixie Boys win state title

Consecutive blowout wins over Galax on Sunday has given the Halifax County Dixie Boys all-stars the Virginia Dixie Boys state title.

Pair of state tourneys open Friday

One of the biggest baseball weekends of the summer looms ahead this weekend with the South Boston Dixie Youth Baseball League hosting the 17th Annual Dixie Youth Baseball AAA (Minor League) and the 9th Annual Dixie Youth Baseball O-Zone League state tournaments at the Day Complex in South Boston.

Drivers excited about VIR upgrades

Officials at Alton’s VIRginia International Raceway have spent more than $3 million in capital upgrades to the track since late last fall, and rave reviews continue to come from competitors heading into the Aug. 22-24 Oak Tree Grand Prix featuring the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Series.

Bruce Anderson breaks five-year drought

After five long years, South Boston’s Bruce Anderson has returned to Victory Lane at South Boston Speedway.

Throckmorton races to first SBS Limited win

Veteran driver Joey Throckmorton has won a lot of races in his career in different divisions, but the South Boston resident and former Pure Stock Division champion at South Boston Speedway had never won a Limited Sportsman Division race at his hometown track.

American Ponytails capture state crown

The Halifax American Ponytails all-stars are making reservations of a different kind for their next beach trip after defeating Fluvanna two straight times in a best-of-three series for the Virginia Dixie Softball Ponytails (traditional) state title last weekend.

Jr. Boys win state tourney

A 13-3 win over Madison Heights Sunday morning in Grayson County has given the Halifax County Junior Boys all-stars the Virginia Dixie Baseball Junior Boys state title.

Cal Ripken Major League finishes as runner-ups

The Halifax County South Cal Ripken Major League all-stars finished as the runner-ups in the Southeast Regional Tournament held last week in Staunton, Virginia.  The all-stars had previously gone undefeated in winning the Cal Ripken Majors state tournament title.