The Altavista Colonels hosted William Campbell last week, putting on an impressive offensive performance in the 76-55 victory. The Colonels would race out to a 37-24 halftime lead thanks in large part to their defense, which forced ten turnovers. Altavista would keep up the defensive intensi…
William Campbell returned to action last Wednesday night as they hosted Nelson County and would pick up their first win of the season, 46-42 in double overtime. After a back and forth affair that would see eight lead changes throughout regulation, the Generals would take control in the secon…
The boys basketball game between the Altavista Colonels and Nelson Generals on January 11 was many things; exciting, competitive—even controversial.
The Altavista Colonels earned a victory in their first swim meet of the season against Liberty Christian Academy (LCA) on Friday, January 15 at the Altavista Area YMCA.
The Willam Campbell Generals and Appomattox Raiders Girls’ Basketball Teams squared off Friday night in a battle of the unbeatens…unbeaten at least after one game. Both teams had won their opening games of the 2020-21 season, but only the Generals advanced to 2-0 at the end of the night with…
South Boston, VA…… When Cathy Rice took the reigns as general manager at South Boston Speedway in 2000, she became a pioneer of sorts in being only the second woman to become a general manager at a NASCAR-sanctioned speedway.
The William Campbell Generals’ Boys' Basketball team opened their 2021 season with two games this past week. The Generals first hit the road to play Nelson County on Wednesday night, ultimately falling to the Governors in a close contest, 47-41. Junior forward Colten Allen led the Generals’ …
The Altavista Colonels girls basketball squad traveled to Appomattox on Wednesday, Jan. 13, and returned home after a hard-fought 36-33 overtime loss.
ACS swim team will be competing in their first meet of the year at the Altavista Area YMCA against Liberty Christian Academy. Watch the men's 50 meter race below, and lookout for further coverage of the meet online and in next week's paper.
South Boston, VA…..Finances have always played a key role in racing, especially for the weekly short-track racers. That is why South Boston Speedway officials have worked hard over the years to make racing more affordable for competitors, and, at the same time, keep the competition on a leve…
The Colonels’ girls basketball team played its season opener against Cumberland on January 6, putting up a valiant effort despite the absence of the team’s starting point guard.
Sports returned Thursday night to the Seminole District after a long wait due to the pandemic. The Brookville Bees boys’ basketball team traveled to Rustburg to open the season up against the Devils, a young team with only 3 returning players.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – After leading the Flames through its greatest season in program history, Liberty Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze continues to be honored.
South Boston, VA…..Over the last two or three years Tony Housman has wanted to try his hand at racing at South Boston Speedway. Unfortunately, his plans to race at “America’s Hometown Track” did not fully materialize.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty Head Coach Hugh Freeze’s efforts to lead the Flames during the program’s best season continues to draw national attention.
South Boston, Va……Christmas is right around the corner. So is the end of what has been a truly challenging year for everyone in 2020 and the start of what everyone hopes will be a much brighter and better New Year in 2021.
Charlottesville, Va. – On December 10, the VHSL announced that it “is requiring each school to follow the recommendations of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)” that students and coaches wear masks while participating in sports. This requirem…
South Boston, Va….South Boston Speedway officials have taken steps over the past few seasons to cut costs for competitors in the Limited Sportsman Division. Revamped motor rules that include multiple engine options have been implemented, and nearly all of the various engines have visited Vic…
Campbell County Public Schools announced that high schools sports would be returning on December 7, issuing the following statement today:
LYNCHBURG, Va. –Liberty University football has paused all team-related activities due to elevated number of COVID-19 cases within the football program.
South Boston, Va….This season has been a tough one for Scott Phillips. The Halifax, Virginia resident had looked forward to racing in the Pure Stock Division at South Boston Speedway in 2020 only to see the COVID-19 pandemic crush that hope.
RALEIGH, N.C. – The host NC State Wolfpack took advantage of a late interception and blocked a field goal within the closing minutes to hold on for a 15-14 win over the 21st-ranked Liberty Flames, Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – The 22nd-ranked Liberty Flames rolled up a season-high 633 yards of total offense on the way to a 58-14 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday at Williams Stadium.
South Boston, VA….Johnny Layne temporarily put racing aside twice in his career. His success in racing returned both times.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Liberty senior Alex Barbir made a 51-yard field goal with one second remaining in the game, giving the No. 25 Flames a 38-35 win at Virginia Tech, Saturday at Lane Stadium.
South Boston, Va….South Boston Speedway has released its tentative 2021 season schedule, a schedule that features 13 events including three special events, two of them touring series events.
CHARLOTTESVILLE –– No matter which way the game had ended for the home team late Saturday night––with an exhilarating victory or a crushing defeat––University of Virginia football players would have reconvened Monday morning to start preparing for Louisville’s visit to Scott Stadium, and an …
CHARLOTTESVILLE –– Another game, another 8 o’clock kickoff for the University of Virginia football team, which hosts North Carolina in that time slot Saturday night.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – A game that was previously on the Flames’ 2020 football slate has returned as Liberty and UMass will end up meeting on the gridiron this season.
South Boston, Va…..Over the past 15 years Jason DeCarlo has developed a love for racing. He worked with Limited Sportsman Division and Late Model Stock Car Division driver Charles Barnes while Barnes was racing at South Boston Speedway. More recently he has worked with South Boston Speedway …
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Liberty earned its first-ever win over an ACC opponent, rolling to a 38-21 victory at Syracuse, Saturday at the Carrier Dome.
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty’s Thomas Sargeant, who recently started his 40th career game for the Flames, is drawing national attention for his consistent play on the offensive line.
South Boston, VA…Five individuals from four states received a big thrill last Wednesday as former NASCAR Cup Series star and Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton and his son, NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series competitor Jeb Burton, treated them to high-speed laps aro…
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty scored three special-teams touchdowns and held ULM below 200 yards of total offense in a dominant 40-7 victory, Saturday at Williams Stadium.
Roanoke, VA – Virginia Amateur Sports, Inc (VAS) organizers of the Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University annual athletes of the year have been selected: Micayah Holland of Portsmouth was named Youth – Female Athlete of the Year, Clayton Stoil of Great Falls was named Youth – Male…
Correction: A previous version of this article misquoted Mark McPherson as saying Brookneal High School when he actually said Brookville High School.
Following the spring sports season that never was, now that Virginia has entered reopening phase 3, baseball is back in Altavista. Altavista, William Campbell, and Staunton River High Schools will be playing a 15-game baseball series this summer, with each team playing 10 games.
Minor League Baseball announced this afternoon that the 2020 baseball season, including that of the Lynchburg Hillcats, has been officially canceled due to COVID-19.