Whether its stripers on the coast, trout in the mountains, or anything in between, it is time to experience the fun of fishing in Virginia! Due to inclement weather during the free fishing days in June, DGIF is offering two additional full days of free fishing, September 28-29, in conjunctio…

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If there’s one thing Altavista man Jim Funderburk loves it’s Corvettes! He currently owns a 1989 Vette and a 2006 model. “I don’t have any plans to buy the new one coming out,” he jokes when talking about the gorgeous 2020 C8 mid-engine Corvette that has been redesigned and is rumored to be …

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…

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…

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The Altavista Colonels held a scrimmage game against Buckingham on August 16 at the Altavista Combined School field. No scores or stats were kept during the recent scrimmage games that have battled with passing thunderstorms. The teams are preparing for the regular season that kicks off on F…

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Thursday night, June 6, was the final scheduled game between the two Motley Dixie youth teams, Fellers and First National.  It ended pre-maturely when heavy rains forced the boys to leave the field. Fellers finished out their season with 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie whereas First National fini…

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The unprecedented momentum gained by Altavista’s varsity soccer team was halted on June 4 with a heartbreaking loss to the Rappahannock Raiders at a showdown in Warsaw, Virginia. The 2019 VHSL State Tournament Quarterfi-nal contest marked the first-ever appearance by the Colonels and to get …

One of only ten sophomores nationally to earn first-team Academic All-District(r) honors, Palmer advances to the Google Cloud Academic All-America(r) ballot, with Academic All-America(r) honorees to be announced on June 27.

 Three of the Flames' starting five golfers at the NCAA Men's Golf National Championship have been honored for their season-long efforts by being selected to the 2019 PING All-Region team.

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 The Altavista High School outdoor track and field team participated in the 2019 Dogwood Districy Track Meet on Wednesday, May 15 at Appomattox County High School.

The community is delighted with how well the new scoreboard project at William Campbelll Combined School turned out thanks to help from several grants and the community. 

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NFL Draft weekend was a milestone in the life of Altavista native and 2015 graduate Juan Thornhill.The former Altavista Colonels football star, who most recently played for the Virginia Cavaliers, was chosen by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round as the 63rd overall pick. Having playe…

After three years of dormancy, the Faith Christian Academy returned to the baseball field this season. And in their fourth game, they picked up their first win, against VACA rivals Temple. The game on Thursday at home in Hurt was a close one (9-8) with an exciting finish.

Altavista Track & Field team’s Casey Allen represented her team and school well by picking up two first place finishes at the Amherst Lancer Invitational on Saturday. The sophomore three-sport athlete was golden in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 0:51.48 and in the high jump, with a…

Liberty University’s Cyber Defense Club demonstrated their skills against some of the top professional penetration testers in the field during the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition last week at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD. Liberty qua…

Altavista varsity boys’ soccer encountered Galileo for the second time in two weeks, and for the second time in two weeks, the Colonels shut out the Falcons. This most recent meeting on Thursday in Altavista resulted in an 8-0 win for the Colonels, their second straight win of the season.

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Altavista varsity baseball, after getting off to a rough start against overpowering teams from larger schools Rustburg and Brookville, collected its first runs and its first win of the season by edging out rivals Gretna 2-1 last Wednesday at home.

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The Altavista softball team opened its 2019 season with two games each against class three powers Rustburg and Brookville (who are tied for the Seminole District lead) and a tough game against William Campbell. So the team’s first game in April, on Wednesday at Gretna, provided a double tast…

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The Rustburg varsity boys’ soccer season defeated district power LCA and tied another perennial leader, E.C. Glass, while getting off to a 5-0-1 start to the 2019 campaign and taking the Seminole District lead. And they achieved all that by the first of April, demonstrating that their team i…

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“You must do what you have never done in order to get what you never have had;” that was the was message to the Lady Hawks from 3-time and current state champion football coach Brad Bradley. The veteran coach led the Heritage Pioneers to the 2018 Class 3 VHSL state title and served as guest …

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Twenty-three players participated in the Tour’s first tournament of the 2019 season today at Tuscarora Country Club. Once again, the beautiful layout of the 1957 Gene Hamm layout humbled the field as it has only given up two rounds in the seventies and thirty-one birdies in the past three ye…

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Rustburg varsity softball has taken off with a strong 5-0 start to the 2019 season, young team and small squad notwithstanding. The Lady Reds may only have 12 girls on their roster and over half of them underclassmen, but those minor details haven’t slowed them down as the season has revved up.