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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.

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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…

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Correction: A previous version of this article misquoted Mark McPherson as saying Brookneal High School when he actually said Brookville High School.

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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.

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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.

Due to restrictions in Phase 3 of the re-opening plan for the Commonwealth of Virginia and implications to the speedway’s insurance coverage, South Boston Speedway officials have no choice but to cancel Saturday night’s Thunder Road Harley-Davidson Presented by Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort La…

The 2020 Staunton River Masonic Lodge Catfish Tournament in Brookneal enjoyed one of its best turnouts in its eight-year history this weekend. Over 100 anglers participated in the event in the Staunton River at the Brookneal Public Boat Ramp. The event lasted from Friday evening until Sunday…

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The VHSL Executive Committee during its May meeting today voted (31-0-1) to cancel all spring sports and activities for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

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It seems that the coronavirus is interrupting a lot of life—and all of sports—these days. The families and coaches of two standout Altavista Colonels football players from the class of 2020 weren’t about to let it cancel their signing day, even if they did have to get creative to make it happen.

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Dean Hubbard's quarter of a century tenure as athletic director at Altavista Combined School is coming to an end with the announcement of his retirement. He has served for 35 years in Campbell County Schools. 

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Does the coronavirus shutdown have you feeling the no-sports blues? The Altavista Journal has you covered. Here are a few ideas to help sports fans, fitness buffs, and athletes alike to make it through the current sports drought.

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RICHMOND — The Colonels made an explosive entrance into the high school indoor track scene in the school’s first year in the sport in a quarter of a century. The athletes from “the little school” in Altavista finished big by winning the VHSL regional championship in the boys’ division.

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CHESTERFIELD -- In just its second year as a team, the Altavista High School varsity swim team took 12 swimmers to the state championships, earned seven all-region swimming honors, and boasted an all-state swimmer. On top of that, sophomore Kristopher Schultz medaled in both of his individua…

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ALTAVISTA — The Altavista Colonels boys basketball team played two games last week. First, they hosted Appomattox on Tuesday night and fell to the Raiders 69-52. The Colonels would trail by 9 points at halftime and Appomattox would pull away with a strong third quarter despite the Colonels k…

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Altavista High School’s boys basketball team notched a 56-54 win on the road against Randolph Henry last week, thanks to a buzzer-beating 3 pointer by guard Bailey Stinnette. The Colonels would trail by 9 points heading into the fourth quarter, but rallied to outscore the …

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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…