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Hamlin: ‘I’ll be as motivated as anybody’

To say Denny Hamlin has a high level of motivation for Thursday night’s Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at South Boston Speedway would be a vast understatement.

Comets fall to Tunstall

Halifax County High School varsity baseball second baseman Will Harris had a good look at several pitches from Tunstall High School’s Chris Buckner with two outs and the bases loaded, and with the Comets trailing 2-0 in the fifth inning of Thursday’s Piedmont District game in South Boston.

Lady Comets take solid 6-0 win

Taylor Barnes was looking for a changeup as she batted in the bottom of the fifth inning at home Friday in the Halifax County High School varsity softball game against Tunstall High School.

Joe Gibbs trio among top stars at Showdown

The trio of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars that compete for Joe Gibbs Racing, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth, will be among the many top drivers competing Thursday night in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at South Boston Speedway.

Comets strike early, take down Rockets

Chase Wilkerson got the call, and the senior right-hander delivered, hurling six innings and allowing only two hits in Halifax County’s 7-3 win over Person High School in a varsity baseball game played Wednesday night in Roxboro.

SBS to host first night race Saturday

South Boston Speedway will return to action this weekend with its first race under the lights in 2014.

Boys third, girls fourth at Colonel Classic meet

The Halifax County High School outdoor track team had respectable finishes at the Colonel Classic track and field meet held in Roanoke, with the boys team finishing third among 21 teams.

Clay, Howerton top field

Woody Clay and John Howerton could only cast a wary eye behind them in Sunday’s closing round of the Halifax Country Club Two-Man Tournament.

Lady Lions capture invitational tourney

An eight-run surge in the fifth inning provided some cushion, and the Halifax County Middle School softball team captured the HCMS Invitational Tournament with a 10-1 win over Staunton River Middle School.

Four join elite roster

The Halifax County-South Boston Sports Hall of Fame added four stellar athletes to its roster Saturday night, with Jerry Brooks, Ronnie Chappell, Joseph Johnson and Dale Ramey getting the call.