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HCHS pitcher Tyler Long earns All-State honors

Halifax County High School senior pitcher and outfielder Tyler Long has been named to the Second Team of the All-Group AAA Baseball Team.


Morris sweeps twinbill at South Boston Speedway

Father’s Day is a special time for many families. Philip Morris celebrated Father’s Day a few hours early Saturday night at South Boston Speedway by sweeping the pair of 75-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car Division that highlighted the Halifax County Business Appreciation Late Model Twin 75s racing program.


Snow collects Limited Sportsman win at South Boston Speedway

Defending champion Justin Snow, Brian Pembelton and Danny Willis Jr. have won each race this season in the Limited Sportsman Division at South Boston Speedway.

Post 8 Junior American Legion Team Marathon Men

It was one of those games that seemingly would never end. Thanks to some sharp hitting by South Boston Post 8 it did.
With one out and runners at first base and third base in the bottom of the 12th inning, Andrew Hamlett rapped an outside pitch to right centerfield to plate the game-winning run and lift the South Boston American Legion Post 8 Junior American Legion baseball team to a 5-4 win over Roanoke Post 3 here Monday night.


Hole-in-one caps rally in member-guest at Greens Folly

Jimmy Clay and Phil Rinker have won the Green’s Folly Golf Course Member-Guest Golf Tournament 12 times since 1997, including last year.

Someone else stepped in to upset the apple, or shall we say golf cart last weekend, with Robert Fallen and Jimmy Flippen rallying from a two-shot deficit the final day of the tournament to win by one stroke.

Fallen hit a hole-in-one on the par three fifth hole to give his team a lead it never relinquished, and the first-time duo held on despite several attempts by Clay and Rinker to forge a tie on the back nine.

Although friends for many years, last weekend was the first time Fallen and Flippen played together at the Green’s Folly Member-Guest.

“My daughter (Kaitlin) has been seeing him for lessons for five years, and we tried to get together last year, but he had prior commitments,” said Fallen.

“I kind of thought coming in they (Clay and Rinker) were the favorites, but the key today were the par threes,” Fallen explained.

“I felt like if we played the par threes better than them, we had a chance.  We played the par threes three under, and they played the par threes even.”

“We actually passed them on the hole-in-one on hole five, and on hole 10, we went up two shots,” said Flippen.

Flippen is a Danville resident who has played on the junior, amateur, collegiate and professional levels, said he and Fallen took it one hole at a time during their comeback the second day of the tournament.

“You count every single shot and take what comes,” he explained.

Clay and Rinker could only make up one shot on the last eight holes.

“Robert played his tail off, putted real good, chipped real good, and that’s basically what it boiled down to,” said Clay later.

“Of course, Jimmy (Flippen) is going to hit the ball good.  I’ve played golf with Jimmy since I was 10 or 11-years-old, and he’s always been a good player and real steady.

“Myself and him have always had some good battles, and this was a good one today, they just out-putted us.”

Clay agreed the par threes were the key to the win for Fallen and Flippen, and he and Rinker cut their deficit to one stroke but missed several opportunities to draw even with the holes winding down, he added.

“Robert hit a great shot on 17, and it just boils down to getting the ball in the right positions to make putts,” said Clay.

“I don’t care how good you hit it, you have to make putts, and we didn’t make putts.

“But, there’s always next year.”


In photos above: (1st photo) Robert Fallen, right, and Jimmy Flippen, left, are congratulated by Green’s Folly Golf Course intern Michael Ferrell following Fallen and Flippen’s win in the Green’s Folly Member-Guest Golf Tournament.  (Center photo) Championship Flight winners in the Green’s Folly Golf Course Member-Guest Golf Tournament, front row, from left, are Robert Fallen and Jimmy Flippen, first-place and overall winners; back row, from left, Jimmy Clay and Phil Rinker, second-place; and Woody Clay and James Lewis third-place. (Bottom photo) Flight winners in the Green’s Folly Golf Course Member-Guest Golf Tournament, front row, from left, are David Fairey II and David Fairey, first-place, Second Flight; Bion Fite and Kevin Haskins, first-place, First Flight; back row, from left, Harvey Driggs and (not pictured) Chris Young, first-place, Fourth Flight; Sammy Puryear and Brad Mele, second-place, Second Flight.

Post 8 juniors reap second straight win

South Boston American Legion Post 8’s Tristan Howerton slides safely into third base ahead of the throw to the bag on this play in the second inning of Wednesday night’s game against Amherst Post 274 here at Halifax County High School. (Photo Courtesy Ed Fraser)


If there were any questions about the South Boston American Legion Post 8 junior legion baseball team’s ability to bounce back after Monday night’s four-hour, 12-inning marathon win, they were put to rest quickly.

Dixie Softball District 7 tournament starts todayDixie Softball District 7 tournament starts today

Halifax-South Boston Dixie Softball is hosting the Dixie Softball District 7 Tournament, starting today at the Bethune Complex in Halifax, with three area teams defending their titles.

Brown Inks With Va. Union

Comets girls’ basketball standout Melyse Brown, seated, center, will continue her basketball career at Virginia Union University.  On hand for the signing were seated, left, Brown’s mother Theresa Coleman and seated, right, Brown’s sister Nia Brown; back row, from left, Comets girls’ basketball coach Billy Lucas, Halifax County High School Athletic Director Allen Lawter, Comets girls’ basketball coach Jennifer Rutledge and Comets girls’ head basketball coach Matthew McCargo.

After having played four seasons of varsity basketball for Halifax County High School, Melyse Brown is taking the next step up the ladder.

Scottsburg hosts DYB Machine Pitch tournament

Scottsburg will serve as host for a Dixie Youth Baseball Machine Pitch (AA) Baseball Tournament, starting today and running through Monday.

New Field Is Vital To Scottsburg DYB

It all came down to what the ball players in the Scottsburg community wanted, and they got their wish with a new ball field, prompted by the Scottsburg Dixie Youth Baseball League’s move to the DYB Ozone League.