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The Altavista Colonels varsity boys Cross Country team took eighth place in the VHSL Class 1 State Championships on Saturday at Green Hill Park in Salem. Team frontrunner, sophomore Kristopher Schultz, finished 20th with a personal best time, and all seven runners finished in under 20 minutes. 

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The Altavista Colonels advanced to the semi-finals of the Region 1B playoffs with a 35-28 victory over the William Campbell Generals this past Friday night in Naruna. 

The Altavista varsity girls’ volleyball team won one and lost two in their recent matches. On October 8, the Lady Colonels picked up their first Dogwood District win of the season on the road in Naruna at cross-county rivals William Campbell, winning 3 sets to 0 over the Lady Generals {25-13…

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In spite of the rain which fell last Wednesday morning, the weather was perfect for a cross country meet by mid-afternoon, with blue skies and temperatures cool but not cold for the runners. Wolf Branch Farm in Forest—providing a beautiful early autumnal panorama of rolling Virginia countrys…

Saturday night will be a fun time for all at the Booker Building at English Park in Altavista as Strong Style Pro wrestling presents a night of action with 100% of the net profits going to help fund Altavista Police Department’s “Shop With a Cop” program that gives local kids the chance to g…

The Altavista Colonels answered an opening touchdown from the Appomattox Raiders with one of their own in spectacular fashion, with Jayllen Jones taking a quarterback draw play 80 yards to the end zone. But after that, it was almost all Raiders at the Appomattox County High School Homecoming…

Billy Warlock of Madison Heights is a seasoned veteran of the ring wars. He is owner/promoter of Strong Style Pro wrestling (SSP) as well as operating the Lion Kai Dojo for pro wrestlers and teaching a variety of martial arts, self defense, and kid's anti-bullying techniques. 

Bruiser Wrestling Federation will present a pro wrestling fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., at Appomattox High School. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Virginia Cavaliers would hold off in state foe Old Dominion for a 28-17 come from behind victory Saturday night in Charlottesville to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2004. The Monarchs however, would jump out to a 17-0 first half lead behind the stellar play of quarterback Stone …

Successful marketing is a crucial part of any wrestling promotion or wrestler himself. Knowing your weaknesses and strong points and playing up to them can make or break you. Brandon Ashworth, age 27, from Scott Depot WVA, is a good example of someone young who clearly realizes the importanc…

There was an exciting night of action Saturday when Pure Pro Wrestling (PPW) put on a SPCA fundraiser at the Chatham Volunteer Fire Department. This is the third event where Pittsylvania County SPCA has benefited from working with PPW.

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…