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 level playing field and…
ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia's No. 1-ranked signee for the 2020-21 season, who played last year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, announced Monday he is eligible to play for the first time this season.
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.
In his third season out of Virginia Tech, Danville native and Dan River High School alum Tremaine Edmunds is making history with the Buffalo Bills.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the 2021 NHL season starting in less than three weeks, the Washington Capitals, Virginia's favorite professional hockey team, became one of the first two teams planning to brandish advertisements on players' helmets.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Recruited out of Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham last year, Corey Walker was the No. 5 overall prospect in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the No. 12 power forward in the 2020 class.
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.
In a Virginia General Assembly meeting last month, Virginia Lottery Director Kevin Hall confirmed he’s shooting to launch sports betting in the commonwealth in early 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 and the American Academy of Pediatrics” that students and coaches wear masks while participating in sports.
Hargrave Military Academy's men's basketball and postgraduate basketball teams are both slated to face off tonight with hopes of maintaining undefeated 2020-2021 seasons.
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Virginia High School League (VHSL) clarified the impact of updated statewide measures and recommendations to contain COVID-19 on VHSL sports and activities, specifically guidelines for wearing facemasks and spectators attending athletic competitions.
After the MLB completely restructured the Appalachian League in late September, the wood-bat summer league yesterday announced the 2021 schedule, which features a game in Danville on opening day.
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.
Virginia High School League (VHSL) Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun this week responded to Gov. Ralph Northam’s new statewide measure to contain COVID-19, including a limit from 250 to 25 spectators for in-person gatherings.
On National Letter of Intent Signing Day, a Danville native and senior member of the Carlisle School baseball team committed to playing for a college team.
The COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on typical yearly fundraising options for Gretna women's basketball coach Herbert Daniel. His only choice was to take matters into his own hands to help his team.
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.
To protect our youth and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Pittsylvania County Parks and Recreation has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020-2021 basketball and cheerleading seasons.
DANVILLE — It was a beautiful day as area golfers teed off for the Laurie S. Moran Chamber Classic Golf Tournament Friday at Danville Golf Club.
SOUTH BOSTON — Five people 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 around Sou…
SOUTH BOSTON — Mike Trenor and Troy Fitzgerald have distinctly different racing backgrounds and are hoping their blend of backgrounds will lead to their becoming a competitive two-car Limited Sportsman Division team.
SOUTH BOSTON — The 2020 racing season has not been the season Blake Stallings or anybody else envisioned. Stallings, who competes out of the R&S Race Cars stable, was looking forward to a full season of racing that included racing at South Boston Speedway, but has competed in only six ra…
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball jointly announced today a new format for the Appalachian League, which will feature the nation’s top rising college freshmen and sophomores in wood-bat play each summer.
DANVILLE — With Major League Baseball’s announcement earlier today regarding the future of the Appalachian League, the Atlanta Braves have announced they will end their affiliation with the Danville Braves and City of Danville Sept. 30.
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball this afternoon announced that, Sept. 29, officials will hold a joint video presser to announce a new format for the Appalachian League.
The Chatham Star-Tribune is once again kicking off its yearly football contest. Community members will put their knowledge of NFL and collegiate football to the test for real cash prizes awarded every week.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech announced Tuesday a ban on all tailgating this fall on university property or on any public lot in the town of Blacksburg.
SOUTH BOSTON — Late Model Stock Car Division driver John Moore says when it comes to racing, the 2020 season has been difficult. He has not been able to race at South Boston Speedway this season and had only a couple of opportunities to race at a track near his home due to restrictions resul…
The Special Called Sept. 3 Executive Committee meeting to approve the “Championships + 1” schedule for the FY 2021 Athletic and Academic Activities season has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 17.
Virginia Tech's football season-opener, set to host North Carolina State, was postponed today after a "cluster" of NCSU players were diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.
The VHSL Executive Committee met in a special work session Monday to discuss schedule options for regular season and postseason championships under the Condensed Interscholastic Plan.
Local students Kasey Ferguson and Chandler Coe of the Dan River High School Fishing Team fished at the BASS Nation of Virginia Youth team state tournament at Kerr Lake Saturday and Sunday.
Locals Kasey Ferguson and Chandler Coe of the Dan River Fishing Team will be fishing in the Bassmaster High School State Championship tournament this weekend, the team announced yesterday over Facebook.