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Modifieds return to SBS in 2011

The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will have a 14-race schedule for the 2011 season, with South Boston Speedway among the nine tracks that the series will visit in its seventh season of competition.

Work continues for Comets wrestlers

Fifteen wrestlers showed up last week for the first couple of days of practice for the Halifax County High School wrestling team.

Lions girls cagers lose in final seconds

Bonner field goal in the last minute of the game sent the Halifax County Middle School girls’ basketball team to a 36-35 loss Thursday in Danville, in the Lions’ season-opener.

Lions win opener at Bonner

Tavion Petty scored 11 points, Kory Lennon added 10, and the Halifax County Middle School boys’ basketball team held Bonner to single digits in three of four quarters on the way to a 48-28 win Thursday in Danville in the Lions’ season-opener.

HCHS student-athletes recognized at fall sports assembly

A true student-athlete demonstrates a positive attitude sportsmanship, responsibility and a strong work ethic, according to Halifax County Public Schools Superintendent Paul Stapleton, who spoke Tuesday at the HCHS falls sports banquet.

Championship repeat eyed

A strong and athletic Halifax County Middle School basketball team with seven returning players is looking for another run to the Southside Middle School Conference Tournament championship.

Lions girls’ cagers look to reclaim title

The 2009 Halifax County Middle School girls’ basketball team, which finished as Southside Middle School Conference Tournament runner-ups, featured a pair of three-year starters at the guard position, along with a relatively inexperienced front line.

Large numbers greet hoops coaches

If numbers mean anything, new Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball coach James McDaniel is off to a good start.

Coaches have hard decision

Comets’ girls head basketball coach Matthew McCargo and jayvee head coach Billy Lucas faced tough decisions as 30 players – 15 each for the varsity and jayvee teams - arrived for tryouts on Monday.

Recreation program hopes new center will end space problems

One look at the parking lot at the South Boston Recreation Center on any given night this time of year will speak volumes for Recreation Director Matthew McCargo’s success in developing sports programs for the young and not so young.

Varsity volleyball team has successful season

By all accounts, the Comets’ varsity volleyball team had another successful season, but its ultimate goal remains, a top-tier finish in the Western Valley District and a trip to the Northwest Region Tournament.