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After winter blast, drivers scramble to prepare for opener

Wintry weather forced South Boston Speedway officials to cancel Saturday’s scheduled open practice/media day event, leaving the area’s drivers and racing teams in a scramble to prepare for this weekend’s season-opening event.

YMCA team finishes second in championship meet

The YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County Sea Serpent swim team placed second in last weekend’s PYSA Swimming Championships in Salem.

Burton to make first start of season

South Boston native Jeff Burton will be making his first start of the season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

HCMS softball team completes roster

In some ways it’s a nice problem to have for a coach, having an abundance of talent to choose from in making a roster, but in another way it’s always a tough challenge.

County native wins Pioneer Athletics award for field maintenance

CLEVELAND, OHIO — Averett University Director of Grounds Jason Ferrell was recently recognized by Pioneer Athletics for his field maintenance. 

2 take top-10 finishes

Devan Richardson garnered three top-10 finishes, and Tyrika Lee had a pair of top-10 finishes, as the Halifax County High School indoor track team finished its season on a high note at the Group 5A State Indoor Track & Field Championships, held at the Boo Williams Sports Complex in Hampton.

Comets' season ends with 69-27 loss to Potomac

DUMFRIES Halifax County High School's magical basketball season has come to an end.

Speedway gears up for season

Competitors will have a chance to get in some final tune-ups and testing on Saturday, March 8 when South Boston Speedway will host its annual Open Practice and Media Day. 

Comets hold off Mt. Vernon 46-40; advance to region semifinals

Halifax County High School Head Coach Larry Epperly called it “winning ugly.”

Burton finishes 7th at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jeb Burton, with a great assist from spotter Kevin Hamlin, Friday night dodged “the big one” midway through the season-opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway, and with an astute seventh-place finish in his Truck Series debut for ThorSport Racing in the No. 13 VAMP / VaporBrands International, Inc. Toyota Tundra was ready to pronounce his career back on track.