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Gasperini tops field

Peter Gasperini thought he was in real trouble after his tee shot missed the green on the third hole in his playoff against E.C. Glass High School’s Connor Burgess in Monday’s Heritage High School Invitational Golf Tournament at London Downs Golf Course in Forest.

‘It was what we expected’

Few people get overly excited when a football team hits the field for its first full-contact test in full gear.

Golfer team posts good scores in win against R-H

Peter Gasperini was medalist with a round of 36 to lead the Halifax County High School golf team to a win over Randolph-Henry High School Thursday at Green’s Folly Golf Course in a nine-hole match.

Comets golfers open season today

Imagine being a coach and seeing you have only two official pre-season practice days before contesting a district contest in your season-opener.

Comets gridders off to good start

To the casual observer Thursday’s official start of practice for the Halifax County High School football team had all of the trappings of what would be expected on the first day — coaches and managers going about routine opening-day tasks — things like taking height and weight measurements of the players and inventorying and issuing equipment.

World Series update

Brayden Moore pitched a four-hitter and added two base hits and two RBI, and Will Scheier, Josh Barker and Dawson Watts each had two RBI as the Halifax County Dixie Junior Boys baseball all-star team bashed Georgia 12-1 in five innings Saturday in the Dixie Baseball Junior Boys World Series in Columbus, Georgia.

Football practice opens Thursday

Halifax County High School Head Football Coach Mike Roark is expecting good numbers of players to be on hand when the Comets football teams officially open pre-season practice Thursday afternoon.

Cleveland trip counts for lineman

There was no question Halifax County High School linemen Jairus Marable, Darius Younger, Casey Abedeljalil, Nelson Pringle and R.J. Scott and Bluestone High School lineman Ovon Bullock were looking forward to last week’s trip to Cleveland, OH to compete in the NFL/National Guard-sponsored HSPD (High School Player Development) Lineman Challenge.

Pair named to all-state softball team

Halifax County High School softball senior second baseman Meg Bane and freshman pitcher Taylor Barnes have been named to the Honorable Mention team for the Virginia High School Coaches Association Group AAA all-state softball squad.

Alumni football game canceled

Due to a lack of response, Halifax County High School officials have canceled the HCHS Alumni Football Game that had been scheduled for Aug. 17 at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.

Bane shines in all-star game

Halifax County High School senior second baseman Meg Bane shined in the annual Virginia High School Coaches Association all-star softball game played Thursday in Hampton.