- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Joe Chandler
Halifax County High School’s spring sports teams are busy continuing their preparations for the start of the new season, which begins Monday, March 15. The Comets softball teams get the honor of kicking things off as they will go on the road March 15 to face Heritage High School of Lynchburg. Halifax County’s jayvee team will kick off the action with a 4:30 p.m. game with the varsity contest starting at 6 p.m.
That contest kicks off a lengthy stretch of seven road games for the Comets varsity softball team, which won’t play its first home game until Friday, April 2 when it faces Tunstall High School.
This season’s 21-game schedule for the Comets varsity girls softball team is arguably the toughest schedule that a Halifax County High School varsity softball team has faced in many years.
Included on the schedule are three games against teams that have made a regular habit of making it into the Northwest Region playoffs over the past few seasons.
The Comets will face Commonwealth District opponent Albemarle High School in Charlottesville for a doubleheader on Saturday, March 20. Later, on Saturday, April 10, the Comets will face Cedar Run District contender Battlefield High School and Commonwealth District opponent Mountain View High School in a doubleheader.
Two other notably tough opponents, neighboring Person High School and Group AA powerhouse Tunstall High School are also on the Comets’ schedule.
Halifax County High School is scheduled to start Western Valley District play with an April 20 game here against annual Western Valley District power Franklin County High School.
Halifax County High School’s varsity baseball team opens its season on Tuesday, March 16, when the Comets travel to Oxford, N.C. to face J.F. Webb High School. The Comets jayvees will face Webb at 4 p.m. with the varsity game to follow at 7 p.m.
The Comets varsity baseball team is facing an 18-game schedule that pretty much mirrors last year’s schedule. Again this season, the Comets will face two teams from New York that will be coming down South to get in some early-season games.
Garden City High School of New York will come down to face the Comets in a 7 p.m. game on March 31. Also, Mineola High School of Garden City Park, N.Y. will come down to face the Comets in a 2 p.m. game on Friday, April 2.
Along with those games, other notable non-district games have the Comets facing neighboring Person High School in Roxboro on April 9 and facing Park View High School of South Hill on March 18 and March 25.
The Comets will open Western Valley District play on April 20 with a home game against Franklin County High School.
Halifax County High School’s boys and girls soccer teams open their respective seasons on Wednesday, March 17 with home games against Bluestone High School. The varsity girls will play at 5:30 p.m. and the boys game will follow at 7 p.m.
The Comets varsity boys soccer team has 14 games on its schedule, the first five of which are non-district contests. Halifax County High School’s girls soccer team has a 16-game schedule with seven non-district games on tap before the team begins district play against Franklin County High School on April 20.
Halifax County High School’s boys and girls tennis teams also have good slates of matches this spring. The boys team is facing a 10-match schedule and will also compete in the Heritage Invitational Tournament. A 12-match slate faces the girls team, which also will compete in the Heritage Invitational Tournament.
School officials have not yet released the outdoor track and field schedule.