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Alton teen bags bear with bow

Legend has it Davy Crockett out-wrestled a bear when he was only three-years old, but 19-year-old Alton resident Katie Barnett did the famous frontiersman one better last weekend when she came out on top in her encounter with a 400-pound bear.

Morris reigns at Martinsville after 10-year drought

MARTINSVILLE —  Philip Morris has had a long 10-year drought at Martinsville Speedway.

COMETS NOTEBOOK: Letdowns mount for team, coach

What started as a season full of promise has turned into a season of disappointment for the Halifax County High School varsity football team.

Magna Vista rolls over Halifax on Homecoming night

Halifax County High School linemen Darrius Bethel and Monshae Ferrell sat quietly at their lockers as their teammates went about their business following Friday night’s annual Homecoming Game.

Comets golfers earn berth in tournament

One of the goals set by the Halifax County High School golf team when the season started was to earn a team berth in the Northwest Region Golf Tournament.

Halifax faces Magna Vista in homecoming game

Consistency has been the Achilles heel for the Halifax County High School varsity football team.

Varsity spikers lose competitive match at Person

It may not have been a win, but the Halifax County High School varsity volleyball team gave a good performance against a strong Person High School volleyball team Monday in Roxboro before falling in five games.

Post 8 program back on track

The South Boston Post 8 Junior American Legion baseball program is back on track next summer following a one-year hiatus, with current Halifax County Middle School head baseball coach Jody Nelson coming aboard as manager.

Seven turnovers kill Comets in 21-14 loss to Martinsville

Halifax County High School Head Football Coach Dave Wojtecki was obviously frustrated following his team’s 21-14 loss to Martinsville High School Friday night in Martinsville.

Comets varsity spikers make it eight in a row

It wasn’t the best match the Halifax County High School volleyball team team had played this season, but it was good enough.

Halifax faces Martinsville on the road Friday

It will be a short-handed Halifax County High School varsity football team that will hit the road tonight to face Martinsville High School.